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Woman shot, killed in minivan in north Mpls. was 'in wrong place, at wrong time'

A woman fatally shot as she sat in a minivan in north Minneapolis on Thursday evening was not the intended target of the gunfire that killed her, police said. Officers called to the scene in the 2100 block of Penn Avenue N. about 6 p.m. found the woman in the vehicle with a gunshot wound. She was taken by ambulance to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, where she...

 

St. Paul police fatally shoot man who fired on them from bedroom

St. Paul police fatally shot a man who fired on them from the bedroom of an East Side house Thursday afternoon, authorities said. It was the city’s second fatal officer-involved shooting of the year, and the 13th since 2010. Officers working on an investigation in the 2100 block of Minnehaha Avenue E. encountered an armed man in the bedroom of the house around 2:15 p.m.,...

 

After months of domestic abuse, Arteisha Love had enough and stabbed her boyfriend

When her front tooth clattered across the kitchen floor, Arteisha Love decided she had enough. The punch to the mouth from her drunken boyfriend, Gregory Stewart, was the culmination of months of abuse that brought the police to her West St. Paul and Blaine homes seven times in eight months. Nearly every time, Stewart, 29, was sent to a detox facility and released without jail...

 

The superbug that doctors have been dreading just reached the U.S.

For the first time, researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort, an alarming development that the top U.S. public health official says could mean “the end of the road” for antibiotics. The antibiotic-resistant strain was found last month in the urine of a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman. Defense Department...

 

Rape, kidnapping charges dropped against St. Paul man accused of chaining victim in basement

The Ramsey County attorney’s office has dropped rape and kidnapping charges against a St. Paul man who had been accused of chaining a man in his basement and assaulting him over four days. Wilbert Glover, 56, still faces charges of illegal possession of a firearm by a felon and illegal possession of ammunition by a felon that stem from the same case. http:...

 

Twin Cities Archdiocese files plan to settle with abuse victims

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed its financial reorganization plan in U.S. Bankruptcy Court Thursday, offering a strategy for regaining financial stability while compensating an expected 400 clergy abuse claims. The plan calls for the creation of a $65 million trust fund for victims, which could increase in size if further insurance settlements are reached, as...

 

Memorial Day motorists reminded to move over for safety

AAA Minneapolis is reminding motorists to slow down and move over a lane for the safety of roadside helpers. The company released new footage showing the dangers of cars speeding perilously close to towing operators and emergency responders on roadsides. The new footage follows a popular, previously released 30-second public service announcement showing cars zipping within...

 

Tobacco users get tax break from Legislature

Minnesota's cigarette smokers would get a rare break from the government if Gov. Mark Dayton signs a tax measure that is currently sitting on his desk. Through both tax hikes and smoking bans, legislators in recent years frequently have cracked down on tobacco use. http://www.startribune.com/tobacco-users-get-tax-break-from-legislature/380984061/...

 

5 fresh spins on Soundset as hip-hop fest heads to Minnesota Fairgrounds

Yes, Atmosphere is a headliner Soundset again. It’s their festival. They quite literally own it. Yes, Aesop Rock, Murs, Doomtree and Prof are also all on the schedule again. They’re pals with Atmosphere, sure. They also usually own the crowd when they play the Twin Cities’ nationally reputed hip-hop mega-party. And yes, there will be two side-by-side main stages again,...

 

Natives Take to Streets in ABQ: 'Why We Don't Support Trump'

Some Native American groups in New Mexico are making it clear that they will not support Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, citing the candidate’s bigotry and lack of experience in dealing with tribes. Members of the Native American Voters Alliance, the New Mexico Native American Caucus of the Democratic Party and the Red Nation, joined by the University of New...

 

Indian Tribe Passes New Transgender Bathroom Policy - and Activist Group Is Left 'Very Sad and Disappointed'

The Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana has adopted a transgender bathroom policy akin to North Carolina’s controversial bill — and the American Civil Liberties Union in the state is none too pleased, KRTV-TV reported. The tribal executive board approved the policy Monday, the station said, which requires bathroom use to correspond to users’ birth genders rather than...

 

'Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic' is Incredibly Relevant to Native Communities

Pain pills and heroin addiction are sweeping through many Native communities. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health the percentage of Native Americans reporting current use of prescription drugs for nonmedical purposes is higher than that for any other racial group. Where did it come from? How did this happen? White people do those drugs, right? Glad you...

 

Funerals Set for Three Men Killed in Accident on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION – The funerals for the three men were missing for over 16 days on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation have been set. The three died as the result of an automobile accident. The bodies of Juan Lamont, 24, Tevin Tyon, 21, and Tyrell Wilson, 23, were discovered in a car that was some 75 feet below an unpaved road near a ravine with the White River...

 

Harvard students shocked by Canada's residential school history, says N.W.T. elder

A former N.W.T. languages commissioner says students at Harvard University were shocked and overwhelmed to learn the history of Canada's residential schools. Sarah Jerome recently spent a week at the prestigious Cambridge, Mass., university and gave a presentation on the residential school system to a group of Canadian students. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada...

 

Snoqualmie Tribe elects new members to tribal council, selects council officers

The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe held its annual tribal council election on Saturday, May 14. More than 200 tribal members attended and participated in the election. Four seats on the council, and one alternate position were up for votes. Incumbent Alisa Burley was reelected, and Suzanne Sailto, Jolene Williams, and Michael Ross secured the other positions. Katina Mullen was...

 

Stop buying alcohol and White Clay beer sales will also stop

After all the debate either for or against the possible legalization of alcohol on the homeland, it’s over. Perhaps this “mood altering chemical” will be legalized in the future, but for now it’s over. For the moment we are status quo, nothing changed. Alcohol will be purchased in places like White Clay, “bootlegged” on the “rez,” and consumed in excess. Yes,...

 

New Study Puts Focus on Violence Against Women and Men in Indian Country and Around the World

More than 4 out of 5 American Indian and Alaska Native women—and men—have experienced violence—specifically sexual violence, physical violence by intimate partners, stalking, and psychological aggression by intimate partners—in their lifetimes, according to estimates in a new report from the National Institute of Justice, an arm of the U.S. Justice Department. More...

 

Tribes Can Apply for $56M in Community Development Funds

Tribes have until June 14 to apply for part of a $56.6 million pot of community development money. The Department of Housing and Urban Development plans to make about 75 awards from its Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) funds in its 2016 disbursement. Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/05/23/tribes-can-apply-56m-commun...

 

Frequent Kashechewan evacuations cost taxpayers millions

The federal government has yet to get the bill for evacuating 1,068 people from Kashechewan this spring, but band leaders argue that instead of paying for an annual exodus, the government should pay to move the entire community. After years of lobbying and waiting, Kashechewan deputy chief Hosea Wesley wonders what it will take before his community is moved to higher ground....

 

First Nations student deaths inquest in Thunder Bay begins final phase

The inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students in Thunder Bay, Ont., resumes this week with lawyers for each of the parties making closing statements. Jethro Anderson, Paul Panacheese, Curran Strang, Robyn Harper, Reggie Bushie, Kyle Morriseau and Jordan Wabasse died between 2000 and 2011. All of them had travelled from remote communities to Thunder Bay to attend...

 

Man pleads not guilty to shooting tribal officer

ROSEBUD - A man indicted on charges of shooting and wounding a tribal officer on the Rosebud Indian Reservation pleaded not guilty on Wednesday. Linn Cross Dog III faces nine felony counts stemming from two incidents, including the May 11 shooting of Officer Patrick Iyotte. Cross Dog was arrested May 13, the same day a reward in the case was increased to $10,000....

 

State, tribes reaching agreement over salmon fishing

Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife officials say tribal fishery managers and the state are in the final stages of reaching an agreement in the stalemate over salmon fishing. A deal could be finalized at any moment. Salmon fishing could reopen in a couple weeks, but the agreement must first be approved by NOAA. The deal will likely include the closure of rivers with...

 

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