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Benjamin Scott Fairbanks

Benjamin Scott Fairbanks September 4, 2019 ~ May 7, 2021 (age 1) Benjamin Scott Fairbanks, born September 4, 2019. At 3:52 PM! Benjamin was a son, grandson, nephew, and a brother! He made fifth generation. He was the youngest of four. He enjoyed playing with his brother, Alfred. And his sisters, Ezra and Arleighauna. Those are...

 

Lillian Irene Greene

Lillian Irene Greene October 11, 1950 ~ May 13, 2021 (age 70) Lillian Irene Greene, age 70, passed away peacefully in her sleep while under hospice care on May 13, 2021 at her home in Detroit Lakes, MN where she was surrounded by loved ones. It saddens our family to say Lillian lost her battle with cancer. Lillian, known as...

 

Anthony VanNett

Anthony VanNett June 11, 1985 - May 19, 2021 Anthony VanNett, age 35, of White Earth, MN, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Traditional Services will begin Monday, May 24, 2021 at 5:00 pm at the White Earth Community Center, White Earth, MN, with a ceremony at 7:00 pm and continue until the time of the service at...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    May 24, 2021

13 Students Graduate from Red Lake Nation College

RED LAKE, MN - Red Lake History was made on Friday, May 21, 2021 with the first ever graduating class under their new Higher Learning Commission Accreditation. Congratulations to the Class of 2021 Graduates. The Graduates were: Charlene M. Anderson, (Ozaawas Benaisikwe) Selena Leigh Beasley, Kari Sue Cobenais, Michael A....

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    May 24, 2021

13 Students Graduate from Red Lake Nation College - P2

RED LAKE, MN - Red Lake History was made on Friday, May 21, 2021 with the first ever graduating class under their new Higher Learning Commission Accreditation. Congratulations to the Class of 2021 Graduates. The Graduates were: Charlene M. Anderson, (Ozaawas Benaisikwe) Selena Leigh Beasley, Kari Sue Cobenais, Michael A....

 

Minneapolis to bring in outside help to deal with surge in violence

Minneapolis police are bringing in outside help as they try to temper weekend violence that killed a least four people, including a college senior who was out celebrating graduation. Mayor Jacob Frey, speaking a day after a mass shooting downtown, said the city has asked state and federal agencies for assistance, as Minneapolis...

 

Canada ends pandemic restrictions on Northwest Angle residents' travel

The Canadian government announced Friday that residents of Minnesota's Northwest Angle driving through Canada to the United States will be exempt from pre- and post-arrival COVID-19 testing. The action ends more than a year's pandemic restrictions that caused significant hardship to residents and businesses. It was part of a...

 

Hennepin Healthcare workers demand hospital reduce use of 'medical force' on patients

A group of doctors, nurses and other staff of Hennepin Healthcare say the hospital system too often resorts to sedating, secluding and physically restraining patients - especially patients of color - who are deemed uncooperative. Calling these practices dangerous and overused, the coalition of medical workers published a...

 

Ageless wonder Mickelson wins PGA to be oldest major champ

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. - The pandemonium closed in around Phil Mickelson as he walked toward the 18th green at Kiawah Island, where thousands upon thousands of euphoric fans wanted a piece of the history he delivered Sunday in the PGA Championship. For all the thrills and spills that have defined his 30 years of pure theater, his...

 

Gunshot victim found dead inside crashed car in downtown Minneapolis

Police responding to a car crash in downtown Minneapolis early Sunday morning said they found a dead man with gunshot wounds inside the vehicle. Officers were called to the intersection of 6th Street and 4th Avenue shortly after 2:30 a.m. Sunday for a report of a car crash involving a vehicle that had rolled over. John Elder, a spokesman for Minneapolis police, said officers...

 

With an extra $75 million, Minnesota schools plan for summer classes

An infusion of $75 million in federal aid will boost Minnesota school districts' summer school offerings this year, though it may be coming too late for some to dramatically expand their programs. School leaders, eager to use the summer break to help students catch up and regroup after the chaotic pandemic school year, have...

 

Despite slow progress at Capitol, legal marijuana supporters see momentum in Minnesota

The push to legalize marijuana fell short at the Minnesota Capitol this year, but supporters say political momentum is on their side as more states go that way. "This day is coming," said state Rep. Jessica Hanson, DFL-Burnsville. First elected last year, Hanson previously led the Minnesota Campaign for Full Legalization, a...

 

Cass Lake man dies in suspected hit-and-run crash

CASS LAKE -- A 27-year-old Cass Lake man died Thursday from what is suspected to be a hit-and-run vehicle crash in Hubbard County, according to a release from the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office. At approximately 4:20 a.m. on May 20, the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of an unresponsive male individual...

 

Strawberries, lettuce, peppers to take root at vast greenhouse being built by tribe in North Dakota

NEW TOWN, N.D. - The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation on North Dakota's Fort Berthold Indian Reservation is launching a sprawling $26 million greenhouse produce-growing initiative that will occupy an area equal to seven football fields. Native Green Grow will use energy from natural gas now being flared at the wellhead and...

 

North Dakota teen graduates college, then high school in the same month

WEST FARGO - Fifteen days before Seljon Akhmedli finished high school classes, she graduated with a bachelor's degree in mathematics from North Dakota State University. Although the 17-year-old has already finished her undergraduate degree, she still has an advanced placement economics test to take and an essay to write to...

 

Minnesota News and Outreach

Face Covering Recommendations On May 14, 2021, Governor Walz announced Executive Order 21-23, ending Minnesota's statewide face covering requirement. Although there is no longer a statewide requirement in most settings, other federal, state, or local laws may require face coverings in some settings. Businesses may set their own requirements. CDC requires face coverings on...

 

Attorney General Ellison's office to lead prosecution in death of Daunte Wright

AAG Matthew Frank, presenting attorney in Chauvin trial, to supervise prosecution; review of evidence, charges laid against former officer Kim Potter already underway May 21, 2021 (SAINT PAUL) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced today that he has accepted a request to lead the prosecution against former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter, who is...

 

After Making Racist Statement about Native Americans, Rick Santorum Fired by CNN

ATLANTA - CNN has fired Rick Santorum, its conservative senior political correspondent, almost a month after the former Pennsylvania U.S. senator and twice-failed presidential candidate made disparaging comments about Native Americans during an event on April 23 at a Young America's Foundation event. At the event, Santorum said...

 

Cherokee Nation Receiving $1.8 Billion Through American Rescue Plan Act Funds; Citizens to Receive $2,000 Directly

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. - The American Rescue Plan Act was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Biden for Covid-19 recovery funds. Overall from the Act's funds, Indian Country will receive a historic $31.2 billion. The Cherokee Nation will receive $1.8 billion of those funds. Part of the $1.8 billion will be allocated...

 

Federal District Judge Allows Oil to Continue to Flow through Dakota Access Pipeline

WASHINGTON - A U.S. district judge on Friday allowed oil to keep flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) during an environmental impact study ordered previously by the court. Last October, Earthjustice on behalf of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe filed a lawsuit to shut down the DAPL....

 

Enbridge pipeline showdown looms in Michigan

When Enbridge Line 5 was built in 1953, the notion of tribal consultation was often overlooked by states and corporations. In those days, pipeline construction was a simple matter. The company paid the state of Michigan $2,450 for an easement for a portion of its pipeline on the lake bottom of the Straits of Mackinac. Today, however, the state of Michigan and 12 tribes are...

 

Apache reflections from a pandemic

WHITERIVER, Ariz. – The COVID-19 pandemic hit Native Americans especially hard. But as the spotlight turned to larger communities, including the Navajo Nation, the White Mountain Apache Tribe quietly battled to save its 15,000 citizens. Now, more than a year since the first COVID-19 cases were recorded in the U.S., the tribe in eastern Arizona has slowed the spread of the...

 

Hit and run accident reported by Hubbard County Sheriff's Office

On 05/20/2021 at approximately 4:20 a.m. the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a report of an unresponsive male individual laying in the road on Hubbard County Road 101, south of US Hwy 2. Upon arrival, emergency responders discovered the individual to be deceased. Through investigation the victim was identified as 27-year-old, Dominic Cloud, of Cass Lake,...

 
 By Michael Barrett    Sports    May 24, 2021

Warriors win over Cass Lake-Bena in Red Lake on Tuesday - P4

The Red Lake Warriors were winners over Cass Lake-Bena in Red Lake on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. It was their last game of the regular season. Lady Warriors also won their game at the Girl's Field against the Lady Panthers. League playoffs are scheduled for June 2021....

 
 By Michael Barrett    Sports    May 24, 2021

Lady Warriors win over Cass Lake-Bena in Red Lake on Tuesday - P4

The Red Lake Lady Warriors were winners over Cass Lake-Bena in Red Lake on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. The Red Lake Warriors also won their game at the Baseball Field against the Panthers. The Lady Warriors are scheduled to host Nevis on May 25, 2021 to end their regular season. Schedule: https://www.redlakenation...

 

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