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  • Linda Rae Harrison

    May 31, 2024

    Linda Rae Harrison February 2, 1971 ~ May 26, 2024 (age 53) Linda Rae Harrison, 53, Niigaanibinaisikwe" which means "Leading Thunderbird Woman" of the Deer Clan began her journey to the spirit world for her home in Cass Lake MN. She was born to Joesph Dick Jr., and Irene Harrison on February 2, 1971 in Duluth MN. Linda enjoyed beading, bartering for things, telling stories, and teaching the ways of the Ojibwa culture. She loved to laugh and goof around as well as make others laugh! When she...

  • Police officer, 2 civilians and shooter dead, 2nd officer hurt in south Minneapolis shooting

    May 31, 2024

    A 28-year-old Minneapolis police officer is dead, as are two civilians and the suspected shooter, after an exchange of gunfire with a suspect Thursday evening in south Minneapolis, according to sources and a statement from police. A second officer was critically wounded in the chaotic scene around an apartment building in the 2200 block of Blaisdell Avenue S, in Minneapolis' Whittier neighborhood, sources said. The statement from Minneapolis police said two officers were taken to the hospital,...

  • Facing insurmountable odds, the Timberwolves finally crumbled vs. Dallas

    May 31, 2024

    1. Make it 156-0. That's the record of NBA teams who led a best-of-seven series 3-0. Still nobody all these years has come back to win the series. The Wolves are just the latest on a long list after they trailed Dallas by as many as 36 points in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals at Target Center and ultimately lost 124-103. In last season's Eastern Conference finals, eighth-seeded Miami won the first three games against second-seeded Boston, lost the next three and then the series in the...

  • Donald Trump found guilty on all counts in N.Y. hush money trial

    May 31, 2024

    Donald Trump has been convicted on all 34 felony counts of falsifying business records. Trump, who was indicted in connection with a hush money payment made to an adult-film actress ahead of the 2016 presidential election, is the first former president convicted of a crime. Key updates Trump was convicted in his hush money trial. Here's what he could face next Donald Trump addressed reporters as he left the courtroom, calling the trial a "disgrace." The jury found Donald Trump guilty on all 34...

  • Will Trump go to jail? Can he be president? What's next after guilty verdict?

    May 31, 2024

    Donald Trump was convicted Thursday on all 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in his New York state hush money case, becoming the first former U.S. president to be tried and found guilty of a crime. The 12-person jury unanimously agreed on the verdict after deliberating for two days, finding that Trump falsified records to cover up $130,000 in payments before the 2016 election to an adult-film actress to keep her quiet about an alleged sexual encounter with him years earlier. Trump...

  • The jury convicted Trump. Here's what could happen next.

    May 31, 2024

    On Thursday afternoon, after more than a day of deliberations, a jury in Manhattan convicted Donald Trump on all 34 counts of falsifying business records related to a 2016 hush money payment. During the seven-week trial, Trump complained of the indignities of a cold, uncomfortable courtroom. The former president and presumptive 2024 Republican nominee may now face other conditions he may consider insulting, including a required inmate review by the New York City Department of Probation. The...

  • Ukraine can use U.S. weapons for limited strikes in Russia, Biden says

    May 31, 2024

    President Biden will allow Ukraine to use U.S.-provided weaponry against limited military targets inside Russia, officials said Thursday, a dramatic reversal of a long-standing precautionary measure that comes as Kyiv struggles to defend its second-largest city from a withering onslaught. The policy shift, disclosed by U.S. officials on the condition of anonymity to discuss the president's decision, authorizes Ukrainian commanders to "hit back against Russian forces that are attacking them or...

  • Biden team takes aim at Trump after guilty verdict

    May 31, 2024

    After weeks of largely ignoring former president Donald Trump's hush money trial in New York, President Biden's campaign weighed in Thursday evening after Trump was found guilty on all 34 counts, saying the verdict showed that "no one is above the law." But campaign officials also say privately they do not expect the verdict, striking as it is, to fundamentally alter the dynamics of the tight presidential race, given that Trump's loyal supporters are likely to rally around him, while swing...

  • Man pleads guilty to making 12,000 harassing calls to Congress members

    May 31, 2024

    A Queens man pleaded guilty Thursday to threatening to kill a congressional aide and to making more than 12,000 harassing phone calls to members of Congress over an 18-month period in 2022 and 2023, federal prosecutors in Washington, D.C. announced. Ade Salim Lilly, 35, pleaded guilty to one count of making interstate communications with a threat to kidnap or injure, punishable by up to five years in prison, and making repeated telephone calls, which carries up to a two-year prison term. He is...

  • One police officer dead, another critically wounded in shooting in south Minneapolis

    May 31, 2024

    A 28-year-old Minneapolis officer has died and another is in critical condition after an exchange of gunfire with a suspect Thursday evening in south Minneapolis, sources said. Four other people also were said to have been hit by gunfire in the chaotic scene. Investigators cordoned off the neighborhood around an apartment building in the 2200 block of Blaisdell Av. S., in Minneapolis' Whittier neighborhood. Minneapolis police sent out an alert just before 6 p.m. telling residents to avoid the...

  • Minnesota DFL chair, Gov. Walz call on Sen. Nicole Mitchell to resign

    May 31, 2024

    Gov. Tim Walz joined state DFL Chair Ken Martin in calling for the resignation of DFL state Sen. Nicole Mitchell on Thursday, less than two weeks after the end of the 2024 legislative session. "Now that her constituents have had full representation through the end of the legislative session, it is time for her to resign to focus on the personal and legal challenges she faces," Martin said in a statement. In an interview before the state Board of Pardons meeting, Walz agreed with Martin. "I...

  • Former Vikings Pro Bowler Everson Griffen arrested on suspicion of DWI

    May 31, 2024

    Former Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated Tuesday night, the latest in a string of brushes with the law for the former All-Pro defensive lineman. According to the State Patrol, Griffen was observed driving at a "high rate" of speed in a Bentley Bentayga going southbound on I-35W at 50th Street in Minneapolis at 11:35 p.m. He was stopped and showed signs of impairment leading to his arrest. Griffen was booked into Hennepin County Jail...

  • Boy, 4, found dead in river in Marshall

    May 31, 2024

    A 4-year-old boy reported missing in Marshall, Minn. was found dead soon afterward in a river, officials said Thursday. The incident occurred late Wednesday afternoon near the 200 block of 4th Street in the southwestern Minnesota city, police said. Marshall police said they were called about 4:45 p.m. about a missing child. Law enforcement and emergency personnel initiated a search, and the boy was found about 5:20 p.m. in the Redwood River near the intersection of Kossuth and 7th streets. https://www.startribune.com/boy-4-f...

  • Optum joins FDA, manufacturer in recalling infusion pumps that killed one patient

    May 31, 2024

    OptumHealth Care Solutions, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, joined Thursday the manufacturer and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in recalling an infusion pump system that has killed at least one patient. Eden Prairie-based Optum's Nimbus II Plus infusion pumps - part of its home care Infusion setup - is one of several similar products from Massachusetts-based InfuTronix in the Class 1 recall, the FDA's most serious because of the risk of serious injury or death. The infusion pump...

  • Trump's actions are the real disgrace

    May 31, 2024

    Donald Trump continued his ignominious career of firsts Thursday, becoming the only former U.S. president to be convicted of felony crimes - 34, to be exact - for falsifying business records to influence an election in a hush-money scheme involving a porn actor. The jury deliberated for just 9½ hours before returning its verdict - guilty on all counts. Trump reacted as he always does, without any sense of responsibility or contrition but rather with false claims that the trial was a...

  • Hormel stock sinks as shoppers look for protein elsewhere

    May 31, 2024

    Turkey troubles haunted Hormel Foods this spring, and the Minnesota company's stock dropped nearly 10% Thursday as a result. The Austin, Minn.-based company behind Spam, Jennie-O turkey and Planters beat Wall Street expectations for its most recent quarter. However, investors couldn't stomach declining retail sales as consumers balked at higher prices and bought fewer turkeys. "We expect this business to remain challenged for the rest of the fiscal year," CEO Jim Snee said Thursday about its...

  • South Dakota man arrested and charged in Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol

    May 31, 2024

    RAPID CITY, S.D. - A South Dakota man pushed a police officer during the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol and was among those who shoved a large metal ''Trump'' sign into a police line, the U.S. Department of Justice said. William George Knight, 37, of Rapid City, was arrested by the FBI on May 26. He was charged with two felonies: obstruction of law enforcement during a civil disorder; and assaulting, resisting or impeding certain officers. He also was charged with five misdemeanors. The...

  • Doomsday plot: Idaho jury convicts Chad Daybell of killing wife and girlfriend's 2 children

    May 31, 2024

    BOISE, Idaho - An Idaho man was convicted Thursday of killing his wife and his new girlfriend's two youngest kids in a strange triple murder case that included claims of apocalyptic prophesies, zombie children and illicit affairs. Jurors deliberated just six hours before finding Chad Daybell guilty, capping a case that began in 2019 and spanned at least four states. Daybell, standing and wearing a long-sleeve dress shirt, was stoic as the verdicts were read. Now jurors will be tasked with...

  • Diesel fuel spills into Lake Superior near Silver Bay

    May 31, 2024

    DULUTH - Nearly 400 gallons of diesel fuel leaked into Lake Superior near Silver Bay during a tug and barge fuel transfer. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency in Duluth said the red dye diesel fuel spill May 29 was contained that night, and on Thursday the U.S. Coast Guard and the state agency continued to clean up and separate the two vessels. A vacuum truck is removing the fuel from the water. Gallagher Marine Systems reported the 373-gallon overflow spill, which occurred during a fuel...

  • Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan: Paving the way for Indigenous female leaders

    May 31, 2024

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Models strutted down the runway at Quincy Hall for Native Nations Fashion Night in late April, showcasing the talents of Indigenous fashion designers, models, hairstylists and makeup artists. Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan was right there in the mix. Flanagan, whose spiritual name is Speaks with a Loud and Clear Voice Woman, has been in the middle of things in Minnesota since long before she was elected alongside Democratic Gov. Tim Walz in 2018. https...

  • 3 Cass Lake-Bena golfers qualify for Class A state meet

    May 31, 2024

    MCGREGOR – Cass Lake-Bena High School will be represented at the Class A state golf meet once again. Three Panthers qualified for state on Wednesday at the Section 7A Championships. Senior Dominic Fairbanks punched his fourth ticket to state with an eight-place finish at Minnesota National Golf Club in Becker. He finished with a score of 167. Senior teammate Gaven Brown took 10th place with a score of 173. Fairbanks advanced through sections each of the last four years, while Brown qualified f...

  • Attorney General Ellison reaches settlement with NCAA over transfer rule

    May 31, 2024

    May 30, 2024 (SAINT PAUL) – Today, Attorney General Ellison announced that he and a bipartisan coalition of 11 state attorneys general and the Department of Justice have reached a settlement with the National Collegiate Athletic Association to permanently ease restrictions on Division I college athletes who transfer schools multiple times and otherwise enhance their rights and opportunities. The settlement removes what the coalition views as an illegal restraint on the athletes’ ability to market their labor and control their education. “I...

  • Reported adverse health events continued steady rise in Minnesota during 2023

    May 31, 2024

    The number of reportable adverse health events in Minnesota hospitals, licensed ambulatory surgical centers and community behavioral health hospitals increased for the fourth straight year in 2023, according to the latest adverse health events data issued by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) today. Minnesota's mandatory adverse health event reporting system requires certain types of facilities to report whenever an adverse health event occurs and to conduct a root cause analysis to...

  • Billboard Project Highlights Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous People

    May 31, 2024

    On a winding highway outside of Missoula, towering images of Native American women with red handprints on their faces stand out against the vast Montana landscape. Alongside them, text sends a powerful message against the endless sky: "Will you look for me if I go missing?" "We are still here." "We will no longer stay silent." It's enough to make someone stop the car. Most billboards tempt drivers with fast-food deals at an upcoming exit or direct them to must-see tourist attractions along...

  • Indigenous Costume Designer Sues Creators of 'Killers of the Flower Moon' for Alleged Erasure and Discrimination

    May 31, 2024

    The creators of "Killers of the Flower Moon," a 2023 Martin Scorcese film celebrated for its portrayal of real Native American history, are now facing a lawsuit from an Indigenous costume designer. Kristi Marie Hoffman, an enrolled tribal citizen of the Sault Sainte Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, worked for nearly a year researching, sourcing, and designing the Native clothing worn in the movie. Last week, she filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court alleging that her name and her work...

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