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Surveillance increased for coronavirus variant threats to Minnesota's pandemic progress

Minnesota is increasing its search for more infectious strains of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, hoping to identify any troubling variants that could reverse the sharp declines in pandemic activity over the last month. Four of five key pandemic measures are below Minnesota's high-risk thresholds for the first time since...

 

Chauvin attorney argues for probation instead of prison time for George Floyd murder; prosecutors ask for 30 years

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin should receive probation instead of prison time for murdering George Floyd because he has no criminal history, has a strong support network and would likely be targeted for violence in prison, his attorney argued in a new court filing. If the court refuses to grant probation at...

 

38,000 state employees get layoff notices as budget work continues

Layoff notices went out to more than 38,000 state employees over the holiday weekend as Minnesota officials prepare for the possibility of a government shutdown. Gov. Tim Walz and leaders in Minnesota's divided Legislature say the notices are hopefully just a formality as they continue work behind the scenes to finalize the...

 

Biden, GOP senator talk as time drags on infrastructure deal

WASHINGTON - For nearly an hour, President Joe Biden and the top Senate Republican negotiating infrastructure met Wednesday behind closed doors - two seasoned legislators engaged in another round of conversations, but emerging with few outward signs of tangible progress ahead of a deadline next week. The White House billed the...

 

Trump shuts down blog after less than a month

Former President Donald Trump is going to have to find a new way to reach his MAGA supporters. The exiled tweeter in chief scrapped his personal blog after less than a month amid poor readership numbers and his indefinite ban from social media. Once hosted on donaldjtrump.com, the "From the Desk of Donald J. Trump" blog now...

 

Richfield man sentenced for conspiring to burn down Target HQ during downtown riot

A judge sentenced a Richfield man to two years and nine months in prison Wednesday for conspiring to set fire to Target's corporate headquarters in Minneapolis last August. Shador Tommie Cortez Jackson, 24, was among a group of hundreds who gathered downtown on Aug. 6 following online rumors that police had shot and killed a...

 

Iran's largest warship catches fire, sinks in Gulf of Oman

TEHRAN, Iran - The largest warship in the Iranian navy caught fire and later sank Wednesday in the Gulf of Oman under unclear circumstances, the latest calamity to strike one of the country's vessels in recent years amid tensions with the West. The blaze began around 2:25 a.m. and firefighters tried to contain it, the Fars news...

 

Stimulus checks substantially reduced hardship, study shows

WASHINGTON - Julesa Webb resumed an old habit: serving her children three meals a day. Corrine Young paid the water bill and stopped bathing at her neighbor's apartment. Chenetta Ray cried, thanked Jesus and rushed to spend the money on a medical test to treat her cancer. In offering most Americans two more rounds of stimulus...

 

Fatal N. Minnesota crash first described as single-vehicle wreck now believed to be hit-and-run

A fatal crash in northern Minnesota that authorities first described as a single-vehicle wreck has investigators on the hunt for a hit-and-run suspect. The crash occurred about 6:50 a.m. Monday along Hwy. 72 just east of Upper Red Lake. Killed was 58-year-old Shaun A. O'malley, of Woodbury, whose SUV ended up in a ditch,...

 

Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig grad hopes to give back to the school that connected her with her culture

BENA -- Rozalina "Roz" Hunt-Morris hopes to grow young minds at the same place that shaped her own: Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School. The recent graduate values her cultural heritage and plans to instill those values in future generations of Leech Lakers by obtaining a degree in early childhood education and Indigenous leadership...

 

DANGEROUS HEAT EXPECTED

Northern Minnesota is known for the brutal winters and less known for extreme heat. This coming weekend Beltrami County could experience the warmest temperatures we have seen in many years. The forecast as of Tuesday evening is calling for a high temperature on Thursday of near 90 and increasing on Friday and Saturday to well...

 

DEED Has Called More than 30,000 Unemployed Minnesotans, Connecting Them with Job Resources and Work Opportunities

St. Paul – Today, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) provided an update on its Good Jobs Now campaign to reach out to unemployed Minnesotans and connect them with employers hiring now. Many Minnesotans are currently searching for jobs, and DEED is reaching out to help. Since March, the Job Service and Unemployment Insurance (UI) staff have...

 

Minnesota DOC Seeks Level 3 Robert Thomas Baca

St. Paul, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) is requesting the public's assistance in locating fugitive Robert Thomas Baca, who was last seen in California. Baca was released from the Minnesota DOC on 10/5/2020. His supervision was subsequently transferred to the California Department of Corrections in San...

 

'Ensure Our Children Are Returned to Their People'

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - On the first day of National Indigenous History Month, First Nation leaders across Canada demanded their government help identify and repatriate the remains of Indigenous children across the country after a mass grave was discovered last week on the former site of a residential school in British Columbia. On...

 

Interior Dept. Suspends Alaskan Oil and Gas Drilling Program Started by Trump Administration

WASHINGTON - The Department of the Interior announced Tuesday that it has suspended the implementation of a Trump-era oil and gas leasing program on the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). The suspension comes after an executive order issued by President Joe Biden on his first day in office. The Coastal...

 

As Floods Become More Frequent, Climate Change Threatens Seminole Tribe of Florida

Valholly Frank is 18 years old. She grew up in South Florida, spending her time between the Big Cypress Reservation, one of the six reservations of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, and Weston in Broward County. The rising tides of water, whether from a hurricane, storm surge or king tide, surround her and her community, from Miami to the reservation. She, like many in South...

 

Las Vegas feels tribal presence

Native nations doing business in Las Vegas. That’s soon expected to be the reality. The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians announced plans in May to acquire the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. After closing its deals, San Manuel will become the second tribal nation to do major business in the entertainment capital of the world. The Mohegan Tribe operates the Mohegan Sun...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 3, 2021

Red Lake Chairman Seki Delivers State of the Band on Friday, May 28, 2021 - P3

RED LAKE, MN - Red Lake Tribal Chairman Darrell Seki Sr., along with some department heads, reported to a group of tribal members and others at the Annual Red Lake State of the Band Address on Friday, May 28, 2021. It had been over a year since the last State of the Band Address was held in March 2020. The Covid-19 pandemic,...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 3, 2021

2021 Red Lake High School Graduation held on Saturday, May 29, 2021 - P3

2021 Red Lake High School Graduation held on Saturday, May 29, 2021 GRADUATES: James Allen Beaulieu III Mimi Beaulieu-Morgan Kia Nicole Birr, Ryan Joseph Blackcloud Aaron Chaboyea Diamond A. Cloud-Sayers Lailah Eliza Dow Kacie Graves Arianna Moonlight Greene Denali Hart Delwyn E. Holthusen III Yolanda J. Infante Kyriah M....

 

St. Mary's Mission School Kindergarten Graduation held on Thursday, May 27th - P4

St. Mary's Mission School Kindergarten Graduation was held on Thursday, May 27, 2021 in Red Lake. Photographs by staff and members of the community....

 

St. Mary's Mission School holds Eighth Grade Graduation on Thursday, May 27th - P4

St. Mary's Mission School holds Eighth Grade Graduation on Thursday, May 27th. Photographs by staff and members of the community....

 

Graduation Ceremonies held on Thursday, May 27th at other area schools - P4

Graduation Ceremonies held on Thursday, May 27th at other area schools. Photographs by staff and members of the community....

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 3, 2021

Red Lake 2021 Kindergarten Graduation held at Red Lake Elementary School - P8

On Tuesday, May 25, 2021, Red Lake Elementary School held it;s annual Kindergarten Graduation at RLES, beginning at 10 AM and finishing up about noon. This year's event was a Drive-By type ceremony....

 
 By Michael Barrett    Sports    June 3, 2021

Lady Warriors edged out by Nevis on last regular season game 7-3 - P6

Lady Warriors edged out by Nevis on last regular season game 7-3 Playoffs are scheduled to start on June 1st...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 3, 2021

13 Students Graduate from Red Lake Nation College - P10

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....

 

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