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Articles from the June 11, 2020 edition

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Peter James Young

Peter James Young August 27, 1985 - June 07, 2020 Peter James Young, "Cetan Wakan Tuye" (High Hawk) passed away on Sunday morning, June 7, 2020 at his home at rural St. Michael ND. Peter was 34 years of age. Visitation will be held at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake ND on Thursday, June 11, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:0...

 
 By Hannah Olson    Politics    June 11, 2020

Incumbents take all in Leech Lake primaries, White Earth to hold election in August

CASS LAKE, Minn. -- Leech Lake band members voted to keep incumbents in office on Tuesday, June 9. Leech Lake, along with the other bands affiliated with the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, held primary elections on June 9 to fill the seats of tribal chairperson and District 3 council representative. All MCT elections were scheduled...

 

Justin Lang Gill Sr.

Justin Lang Gill Sr. January 5, 1974 - June 8th, 2020 Justin Lang Gill Sr., age 46, of Sisseton, South Dakota Journeyed to the Spirit World on Monday, June 8th, 2020. He was born on January 5, 1974 in Sisseton, South Dakota the son of Charles Greeley and Janice Gill. Justin, also known as Juice, previously worked as a bar...

 

Beverly June Smith

Beverly June Smith May 18, 1954 ~ June 8, 2020 (age 66) Beverly June Smith, age 66, of Red Lake, MN, passed away on Monday, June 8, 2020 at her home. Bev was born on May 18, 1954 in Red Lake, MN to Herbert and Delores (Pierre) Smith Sr.. She graduated from Red Lake High School. She was blessed with four children: Theresa,...

 

Nigel Andrew Butcher

Nigel Andrew Butcher July 29, 1980 ~ June 9, 2020 (age 39) Nigel Andrew Butcher, age 39, passed away at the Cass Lake IHS Hospital, on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Nigel was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on July 29, 1980, to William Butcher Jr. and Alfreda May (Greenleaf) McKenzie. When he was a baby, his cousin Darren came to visit...

 

Curtis "Curt" Joel Bellanger, Sr.

Curtis "Curt" Joel Bellanger, Sr. August 15, 1978 ~ June 8, 2020 (age 41) Curtis "Curt" Joel Bellanger, Sr., age 41, "Ozhaawashko giizhig" which means "Blue Sky" of Deer River, Minnesota journeyed to the spirit world on Monday, June 8th, 2020 from the Essentia Hospital in Deer River, MN. He was born on August 15th, 1978 in Cass...

 

Protesters topple Columbus statue on Minnesota Capitol grounds

Protesters lassoed a statue of Christopher Columbus outside the State Capitol Wednesday afternoon and pulled it to the ground, saying their action was a step toward healing for Indian communities. Dozens of people gathered by the statue on the grounds outside the Capitol before pulling it down. American Indian Movement activist...

 

Fired Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane, one of 4 charged in George Floyd's death, posts bail and leaves jail

One of four fired Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd posted cash bail and was released from jail Wednesday afternoon. Thomas Lane, 37, who had been held in lieu of $750,000 bail, was freed shortly before 4:10 p.m. from the Hennepin County jail, a Sheriff's Office spokesman said. A fundraising...

 

In first efforts at reform, city of Minneapolis to withdraw from negotiations with police union

The city of Minneapolis is withdrawing from labor negotiations with the powerful police union, the latest step by officials to restore faith in the beleaguered department as demands for law enforcement accountability and reform sweep the country in the wake of George Floyd's death. Police Chief Medaria Arradondo revealed the...

 

Another step toward normalcy with Minnesota gyms, indoor dining now open

Whether it was a run on the treadmill at a neighborhood gym or a quick lunch inside a favorite eatery, Minnesotans took another step in the slow journey back to normalcy Wednesday as some corona­virus-related restrictions were lifted to allow more businesses to open. Fitness fanatic Sam Zabel of St. Paul was relieved he could...

 

Pohlad family announces $25 million donation to seek racial justice in Twin Cities

The family that owns the Twins has long donated money to fight homelessness in the Twin Cities. But in the aftermath of George Floyd's death at the hands of a police officer, the Pohlads realized they could and should also be battling one of the root causes of that condition: Racism. "Black people have experienced oppression...

 

Testing of protesters could reshape COVID-19 thinking in Minnesota

COVID-19 testing of protesters in the Twin Cities could reshape the world's understanding and response to the pandemic, especially if the result is no increase in cases of the infectious disease. The assumption following the protests over the May 25 death of George Floyd is that these masses of humanity would spread the novel...

 

Mall of America reopens, with only 150 of 500 stores open Wednesday

Raekwon Martin of Bloomington drove to Mall of America on Wednesday morning to be part of its reopening after 11 weeks of being closed because of COVID-19 and then the unrest after George Floyd's death in Minneapolis police custody. "I wanted to catch my shopping before everyone else," he said. "I'm used to coming here every...

 

A MESSAGE FROM RED LAKE TRADING POST

Dear Community, As of today, June 10th, Subway is now open for inside dining. The number of tables have been reduced to maintain social distancing. During the month of June all front line workers: police, medical, retail, and border patrol will receive 10% off their lunch purchase when working. Only one discount offer per...

 

Jefferson Davis statue torn down in Richmond, Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. - A statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis was torn down along Richmond, Virginia's famed Monument Avenue on Wednesday night by protesters. The statue in the former capital of the Confederacy was toppled shortly before 11 p.m. and was on the ground in the middle of an intersection, news outlets reported....

 

Beheaded Christopher Columbus Statue In Boston Will Be Removed From North End Park

BOSTON (CBS) – The Christopher Columbus statue in Boston’s North End will be removed Wednesday, hours after it was beheaded overnight. Mayor Marty Walsh said it will be put in storage and there will now be conversations about the “historic meaning” of the incident and whether it will ever go back up. The statue in Christopher Columbus Park on Atlantic Avenue was...

 

Protesters in Virginia Say Goodbye to Columbus Statue by Throwing it into a Lake

RICHMOND, Va. - Protesters in Richmond tore down a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it into a lake on Tuesday night to protest the controversial historical figure as a symbol of racial oppression. The statue stood in a park in the state's capital city for nearly a century. WWBT reports the statue was located in Byrd Park on the west side of the city. The protesters...

 

Trump 'will not even consider' renaming Army bases named for Confederate leaders

President Trump said Wednesday he will "not even consider" renaming Army bases that were named for Confederate leaders after top military officials indicated recently they are open to the idea. In a series of tweets, Trump argued the bases have become part of U.S. history that should not be “tampered with.” “These Monumental and very Powerful Bases have become part of a...

 

Pennington County – A "hot spot" of COVID-19

“Hot spot” was often used to describe the COVID-19 outbreak in Pennington County during the Pennington County Board meeting Tuesday, June 9. “We’ve definitely jumped into the hot spot category for the state of Minnesota and our county,” said Emergency Management Director Erik Beitel. That morning, Beitel reported that it was believed Pennington County had closer to...

 

British Protesters Throw Statue of Slave Trader Into Bristol Harbor

On Sunday, a group of protesters pulled an 18-foot-tall statue of 17th-century slave trader Edward Colston down from its pedestal in Bristol, England. As the bronze likeness lay on the ground, its face obscured by red paint, the crowd converged: One protester mirrored the chokehold Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin used...

 

One Hundred Years Ago, a Lynch Mob Killed Three Men in Minnesota

The murders in Duluth offered yet another example that the North was no exception when it came to anti-black violence. Over the years, the horror of June 15, 1920, when three black men were lynched by a white mob in Duluth, faded away behind a “collective amnesia,” says author Michael Fedo. Faded away, at least, in the memories of Duluth’s white community On that late...

 

Hundreds of ex-US officials urge review of Barr's role in protest crackdown

Nearly 1,300 former department of justice (DoJ) employees signed a letter published on Medium and addressed to the department’s inspector general, Michael Horowitz. “We are asking you to immediately open and conduct an investigation of the full scope of the attorney general’s and the DOJ’s role in these events,” the letter said. “The rule of law, the maintenance of...

 

Confederate Monuments Are Coming Down Across the Country

Amid widespread protests against police brutality and systemic racism, United States citizens and government officials are once again reckoning with public works honoring slaveholders, the Confederacy and other controversial political leaders. Authorities in multiple states have pledged or begun to remove the statues and plaques. Some protesters, meanwhile, have taken matters...

 

St. Mary;s Mission holds Kindergarten and 8th Grade Graduation Ceremonies - P9

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 - P10

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

 

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