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Two ex-Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's death cast blame on more senior colleague

Attorneys for two former rookie Minneapolis police officers on Thursday rejected accusations that their clients aided and abetted the killing of George Floyd, casting blame instead on a senior officer who allegedly ignored his younger counterparts. Early signs of a legal defense strategy began to emerge when former officers J...

 

Following Mattis: More in the GOP frown on Trump's tone

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's inability to unify the nation at a time of grave unrest is testing his uneasy alliance with mainstream Republicans, some emboldened by Gen. James Mattis' plea for a leader who lives up to the U.S. ideals of a more perfect union. Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski on Thursday called the rebuke by...

 

'You changed the world, George': George Floyd remembered in rousing, poignant memorial service

George Floyd's body lay in a carefully polished gold casket reflecting a struggle and a beauty bigger than any one man. In the sanctuary surrounding that casket, hundreds of celebrities, politicians and civil leaders gathered Thursday to support a grieving family and pay respects to the 46-year-old black security guard who...

 

Personnel records shed light on four Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's death

Derek Chauvin, the now-fired Minneapolis Police officer charged with second-degree murder in the death of George Floyd, worked in military police in the U.S. Army during his two years of active service, including a stint in Germany. Chauvin's military background is among the details in a cache of personnel records released by...

 

A drug for COVID-19 breathing problems, tested in Minnesota, shows promise

Mark Revord will never know for sure whether an experimental drug, known at the time as CM4620-IE, saved him from having a breathing tube inserted down his throat to manage his COVID-19 symptoms. But the 59-year-old cyclist from Minneapolis took the drug as part of a small, early clinical trial after starting on low-flow oxygen...

 

Minneapolis City Council to vote Friday on first changes to police

Minneapolis City Council members plan to vote Friday on some of the first changes to be made to the Police Department in response to the death of George Floyd. Representatives for the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and city elected officials were working Thursday to negotiate a stipulated temporary restraining order that...

 

J.C. Penney to close stores in Eden Prairie, Coon Rapids, Maple Grove and Willmar

J.C. Penney is closing four stores in Minnesota as it restructures its business after filing for bankruptcy last month. The four locations are in Eden Prairie, Coon Rapids, Maple Grove and Willmar. They are among a first wave of 154 stores J.C. Penney is closing nationwide as it looks to refocus resources on its strongest...

 

Minnesota National Guard heading to Moorhead area in wake of 'credible threats'

FARGO - Gov. Tim Walz late Wednesday ordered Minnesota National Guard troops to Moorhead and surrounding communities out of concern that potential unrest over George Floyd's death could spill in from North Dakota, where there has been violence amid protesting that prompted a Guard call-out in that state. Law enforcement...

 

Many retailers that closed because of the unrest after George Floyd's death are now reopening

Retail outlets throughout the Twin Cities have begun to slowly reopen this week after many temporarily shut their doors in the wake of violence that followed the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. Many stores in Minneapolis and St. Paul were damaged as rioters looted, smashed windows or painted graffiti on...

 

Globally, coronavirus cases are growing faster than ever

The pandemic is ebbing in some of the countries that were hit hard early on, but the number of new cases is growing faster than ever worldwide, with more than 100,000 reported each day. Twice as many countries have reported a rise in new cases over the past two weeks as have reported declines, according to a New York Times...

 

Minnesota pollution regulators make decision that will delay $2.6B Enbridge pipeline project

Minnesota pollution regulators will do a deeper inquiry into Enbridge's permit applications for its controversial new oil pipeline, a move that would push back most construction until 2021. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) said Wednesday it will conduct a "contested case" hearing on a "401" water permit needed for...

 

North Dakota tribe to fight ruling giving minerals to state

FARGO, N.D. — Leaders of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation in North Dakota and others are challenging a Department of Interior opinion rolling back an Obama-era memo stating that mineral rights under the original Missouri River bed should belong to the Three Affiliated Tribes. The memo filed May 26 by Daniel Jorjani, solicitor for the department, said a review by...

 

The Latest: New Zealand on verge of eradicating virus

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. ___ WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand is on the verge of eradicating the virus from its shores after it notched a 13th straight day with no reported new...

 

Nearly 30,000 Nursing Home Residents Died During Coronavirus Pandemic, Government Report Shows

At least 26,000 elderly residents died and more than 60,000 were sickened as the unrelenting coronavirus swept America's nursing homes in recent months, particularly those with a history of violating federal standards meant to control the spread of infections, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced late...

 

A packed primary: Candidates load city, county election slots

BEMIDJI -- Aug. 11 will be a busy day in Beltrami County as many voters will go to the polls to determine which of the many local candidates running will advance to November's general election. The race for Bemidji Mayor alone has six candidates running for the seat. Not in this year's race, though, is Bemidji Mayor Rita...

 

Annual bridge inspections continue in northwest Minnesota June 8

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists traveling in northwest Minnesota can expect short term delays and lane shifts on area bridges beginning June 8, as MnDOT crews continue annual bridge inspections. Motorists can expect traffic impacts and delays at the following locations: Monday, June 8 • Hwy 2B- Sorlie Bridge, East Grand Forks o Lane reduction with minimal delays for motorists...

 

St. Mary;s Mission holds Kindergarten and 8th Grade Graduation Ceremonies

St. Mary;s Mission held Kindergarten and 8th Grade Graduation Ceremonies on Thursday, June 4, 2020 in Red Lake. Photographs by Brandi Jourdain...

 

St. Mary;s Mission holds Kindergarten and 8th Grade Graduation Ceremonies - P2

St. Mary;s Mission held Kindergarten and 8th Grade Graduation Ceremonies on Thursday, June 4, 2020 in Red Lake. Photographs by Brandi Jourdain...

 

FDLTCC'S COLLEGE IN THE SCHOOLS PROGRAM RECEIVES NATIONAL ACCREDITATION

CLOQUET, MN—The National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) Accreditation Commission granted accreditation to Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College’s concurrent enrollment program. The College in the Schools program at the college is one of just 116 accredited programs in the United States, spanning twenty-four states. The National Alliance of...

 

The Health Care Access for Urban Native Veterans Act was also included in the House passed HEROES Act.

Washington, DC (June 4, 2020) – Today, the Senate passed S. 886, the Indian Water Rights Settlement Extension Act with a substitute amendment offered by Senators Tom Udall, Jerry Moran and Mitt Romney. The four-bill package included S. 2365, the Health Care Access for Urban Native Veterans Act of 2019 which allows the Indian Health Service and the U.S. Department of Veterans...

 

Road construction on Highway 2 in Bagley begins week of June 8

Bemidji, Minn. – Motorists can expect lane closures and delays on Highway 2 in Bagley beginning the week of June 8 as crews begin construction. The project includes: • Resurface Hwy 2 and pedestrian improvements in Bagley • Construct multi-use trail on west end of Bagley • Sanitary sewer replacement and resurface on Hwy 92 This project will include a safer road, improve...

 

Retired Marine Gen. John Allen: Trump's threats of military force may be 'the beginning of the end of the American experiment'

"Donald Trump isn't religious, has no need of religion, and doesn't care about the devout, except insofar as they serve his political needs. The President failed to project any of the higher emotions or leadership desperately needed in every quarter of this nation during this dire moment," Allen wrote. "So, while June 1 could easily be confused with a day of shame and peril if...

 

Murkowski, Mattis criticism ratchets up pressure on GOP over Trump

Criticism of President Trump from former Defense Secretary James Mattisand Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is ratcheting up pressure on other Republicans to push back on the president’s handling of nationwide civil unrest. Mattis, who is as close as anyone to being universally respected on Capitol Hill, called out Trump on Wednesday for what he called the president’s lack...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 5, 2020

2020 Red Lake High School Graduation - P19

2020 Red Lake High School Graduation held on Saturday, May 23rd in Red Lake. Savannah M. Atkinson, Marlene Blue, Brisenia Bravo, LeShawnda Siseliyah Brun, Jayla Rose Caldwell, KayLynn Jean Chaboyea, Brooke Cloud, LeRiyah Jaden Cloud, Kyleigh J. Defoe-Graves, Joelle Drouillard, Daylen R. French, Autumn Eileen Holthusen, Kyra...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 5, 2020

2020 Red Lake High School Graduation - P20

2020 Red Lake High School Graduation held on Saturday, May 23rd in Red Lake. Savannah M. Atkinson, Marlene Blue, Brisenia Bravo, LeShawnda Siseliyah Brun, Jayla Rose Caldwell, KayLynn Jean Chaboyea, Brooke Cloud, LeRiyah Jaden Cloud, Kyleigh J. Defoe-Graves, Joelle Drouillard, Daylen R. French, Autumn Eileen Holthusen, Kyra...

 

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