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 By Michael Barrett    News    May 22, 2020

Twelve graduate from Red Lake Nation College in 2020

Twelve graduate from Red Lake Nation College in 2020 Crystal Beaulieu-Donnell, Nicole Brun, Cheyenne Clark, Cassidy Defoe, Nicole Desjarlait, Alyssa Grolla, Violet May, Arlene RedEagle, Joseph RedEagle, Jr., Michelle Reynolds, ZaneTyrisah Smith and Jessilyn Spears. RLNC DRIVE-IN GRADUATION 2020 Boozhoo! Congratulations to all...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    May 22, 2020

Twelve graduate from Red Lake Nation College in 2020 - P2

Twelve graduate from Red Lake Nation College in 2020 Crystal Beaulieu-Donnell, Nicole Brun, Cheyenne Clark, Cassidy Defoe, Nicole Desjarlait, Alyssa Grolla, Violet May, Arlene RedEagle, Joseph RedEagle, Jr., Michelle Reynolds, ZaneTyrisah Smith and Jessilyn Spears. RLNC DRIVE-IN GRADUATION 2020 Boozhoo! Congratulations to all...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    May 22, 2020

Smith, Cobenais and Martin win their District Representative Seats; Pemberton and Donnell will be in a Runoff for Redby District - P2

RED LAKE, MN - On May 20, 2020, Red Lake Tribal Elections were held to fill 4-Seats on the Red Lake Tribal Council, one in each district of Red Lake, Redby, Ponemah and Little Rock. Fourteen Red Lake Band of Chippewa members filed for these seats in March 2020, with all seats 4-year terms of office. Winning with 55% of the vote...

 

COVID-19 pandemic, complaints both grow across Minnesota

A cohesive COVID-19 response that Gov. Tim Walz has described as the envy of the nation showed signs of cracking Thursday as organizations threatened to defy the governor's remaining state lockdown restrictions. Even as the state's one-day death toll reached a single-day high, backlash continued to the governor's decision...

 

Minneapolis Mayor Frey orders people to wear masks inside stores, schools

Starting next week, people must wear face masks or similar coverings inside Minneapolis stores and other indoor gathering spots, or risk a $1,000 fine. When Mayor Jacob Frey signed an emergency regulation on Thursday requiring the masks, he joined a slew of other city officials across the country who have ordered people to...

 

Economists fear millions of layoffs in the U.S. could become permanent

Even as restrictions on businesses began lifting across the United States, another 2.4 million workers filed for jobless benefits last week, the government reported Thursday, bringing the total to 38.6 million in nine weeks. And while the Labor Department has found that a large majority of laid-off workers expect their...

 

Report: Amy Klobuchar 'officially' being vetted as Joe Biden's running mate

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, long seen as a possible running mate for former Vice President Joe Biden, is reportedly getting official consideration for the job. That's according to a tweet Thursday from a CBS News campaign reporter who said Klobuchar has been asked by Joe Biden "to undergo vetting to be considered for his VP." The...

 

Not attending church won't kill anyone, but rushing to reopen might

I was raised to believe the Catholic Church had greater regard for human life than your average shopping mall. Instead, Minnesota's Catholic and conservative Lutheran churches are making plans to reopen in the middle of a pandemic and before state health officials say it's safe. https://www.startribune.com/br...

 

University of Minnesota law professor falsely accused of rape wins $1.2 million defamation judgment

In what appears to be the largest award of its kind in state history, a University of Minnesota Law School professor has won nearly $1.2 million in his defamation case against a woman whose false rape allegation had him locked up in jail for three weeks and charged with a felony. Francesco Parisi prevailed Monday in Hennepin...

 

Essentia Health permanently laying off 900 employees

DULUTH - Essentia Health is laying off 900 employees as a steep drop in business has cost the Duluth-based health system $100 million in the past several months with more losses expected. "Despite our best efforts, the many cost-reduction measures we've taken over the last several weeks are not sufficient to preserve our...

 

Minnesota's jobless rate leaps to 8.1%, and that's probably way low

Minnesota's jobless rate last month vaulted to its highest level since 1983 - 8.1% - but officials said the figure lowballed the damage to the state workforce. A different indicator, the number of people filing unemployment claims, shows more than 20% of the state's workers have been hurt. And in preparing the monthly...

 

Man who filmed Arbery shooting video charged in his slaying

SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Georgia man whose cellphone video of Ahmaud Arbery's fatal shooting helped reignite the case was charged with murder Thursday, making him the third person arrested more than two months after the slaying. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said 50-year-old William "Roddie" Bryan Jr. was arrested on charges...

 

Opponents of Enbridge pipeline makeover press PUC to rethink the project

Opponents of Enbridge's proposed pipeline across northern Minnesota Thursday petitioned the state utility regulator to reconsider its approval of the $2.6 billion project, citing the recent collapse of the Canadian oil industry. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission re-approved new Line 3 in February, a do-over vote necessary because an appellate court shot down its...

 

Only One of Four Districts Headed to Red Lake Run-Off Election

Red Lake Nation held their biennial election on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Incumbents from Red Lake, Little Rock and Ponemah all won re-election gaining more than 50% of the vote. However, none of the seven candidates from Redby reached that threshold. This means a late July run-off election between the top two winners. Red...

 

MnDOT urges Minnesotans to stay safe this Memorial Day holiday

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation encourages all motorists who choose to travel during the 2020 Memorial Day holiday weekend to focus on safety when driving through work zones and when interacting with others off the road. “Minnesotans have a long tradition of observing Memorial Day with travel to meet with and support family and friends...

 

Unemployment Rate Jumps to 8.1% in April

St. Paul – Minnesota’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 8.1% in April according to numbers released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. The number of unemployed Minnesotans increased by 160,627 to a total of 249,453 from March to April. Seasonally adjusted payroll employment decreased by 359,800 jobs in April, or 12.2%...

 

Red Lake Kindergarten Class of 2020 Distance Graduation held at RLES - P3

Red Lake Kindergarten Class of 2020 Distance Graduation held at RLES Kindergarten Grads 2020 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVmM8VR87S4&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2lFnmBWO9mMNfjYiRxFGz5zRpW8U7hbui63KT-LhMWKq3WkdXLLvjlA Photographs by members of the community....

 

How Cities Plan to Keep Traffic Out When Lockdowns Lift

When cities put stay-at-home orders in place, traffic plummeted. And some cities, like Paris and Milan, have plans to support the limit automobile use long after the lockdowns end. The purpose of the policies is to fight local urban air pollution, particularly smog, which is caused by the chemicals in automobile emissions....

 

PRESIDENTIAL TASK FORCE ON MISSING AND MURDERED AMERICAN INDIANS AND ALASKA NATIVES TO RESUME REMOTE LISTENING SESSIONS

WASHINGTON – The Presidential Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives announced four listening sessions to be conducted by teleconference in May and June. In response to the COVID-19 health emergency, previously scheduled in-person sessions have been postponed and will be rescheduled as soon as it is safe to do so. American Indians and Alaska...

 

Oglala Sioux Tribe President's Spokesman Responds to South Dakota Governor Noem's Escalation of Checkpoint Issue

On Wednesday, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem escalated her fued with the Oglala and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes. She announced that her team is investigating tribal checkpoints meant to protect the reservations from COVID-19 and that's she's asking President Trump to help resolve the issue. Late Wednesday evening came a response from Chase Iron Eyes, spokesman for Oglala...

 

Sanders, Warner, Jones and Blumenthal Introduce Paycheck Security Act to Keep Millions of Workers on Payrolls During Pandemic

WASHINGTON, May 21 – Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), Doug Jones (D-Ala.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) today introduced the Paycheck Security Act to cover the wages and benefits of employees of affected businesses and non-profits until the economic and public health crisis is resolved. Applauded by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and...

 

West Central Initiative and Bemidji State University among sites selected for GreenCorps in northwest Minnesota

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is now accepting applications from community-focused individuals who’d like to become Minnesota GreenCorps members. Applicants can serve at one of 44 selected sites, including West Central Initiative and Bemidji State University. The program — part of AmeriCorps and coordinated by the MPCA — matches MN GreenCorps members with...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    May 22, 2020

Looking Back to 2013 - Red Lake High School Prom - P4

Looking Back to 2013 - Red Lake High School Prom...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    May 22, 2020

Looking Back to 2013 - Spring Band Concert - P4

Looking Back to 2013 - Spring Band ConcertLooking Back to 2013 - Spring Band Concert...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    May 22, 2020

Looking Back to 2013 - Honor's Banquet - P4

Looking Back to 2013 - Honor's Banquet...

 

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