Articles from the June 12, 2019 edition

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A veteran IRRRB aide was paid $166,000 to retire. A month later, the agency hired him back

When the Minnesota Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board offered early retirements last year as part of a broader restructuring, 17 workers took the Eveleth-based economic development agency's offer. IRRRB veteran Brian Hiti, a former deputy commissioner, was...

 

BP: BSU grad returns to campus as professor

BEMIDJI-It may have taken several years, but Delana Smith finally gets to return to Bemidji State University after landing a position as a professor. Smith will join the Department of Professional Education, the oldest program at the university, where she'll teach on...

 

Vice President Walter Mondale's influence pervades Minnesota, even in his 90s

Walter Mondale swirls in his chair to review the long list of scheduling requests rolling into his downtown Minneapolis office. One group hopes to honor him for his work preserving the scenic St. Croix River. Another wants him to say a few words at a gala. Still another request comes from a middle-school student in...

 

Doug Wardlow fined $46K for excess expenditures in attorney general run

Former GOP attorney general candidate Doug Wardlow faces a fine of more than $46,000 after exceeding the state’s spending limit in the heated race against Attorney General Keith Ellison. Wardlow’s expenses in the race were supposed to top out at $864,072. However, the Republican candidate’s campaign committee...

 

Three-run rally in eighth inning boosts Twins past Mariners 6-5

Edwin Encarnacion did what he always does. Then Daniel Vogelbach did what he rarely does. The combination looked like it would be too much for the Twins. But then Seattle's bullpen stepped in. http://www.startribune.com/three-run-rally-in-eighth-inni...

 

Minnesota lawmaker revives push to strip rapists' parental rights

A Minnesota state senator plans to revive her push to give the state the ability to terminate the parental rights of alleged rapists, ending a seldom used loophole that has been closed in every other state save one: Alabama. Sen. Kari Dziedzic, DFL-Minneapolis, said Tuesday that she intends to press for the change in...

 

Later than almost ever, Minnesota farmers hustle to get crops into rain-soaked fields

Dundas, Minn. – Brent Fuchs planted corn all day Saturday into the early hours of Sunday. He stayed up late again Monday, hoping to get his last 250 acres of soybeans in the ground. He didn't quite get there and, on Tuesday, he said the day's rain may keep him from...

 

Trump, Biden trade barbs amid dueling Iowa campaign visits

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa — President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden spent Tuesday trading insults — sometimes almost simultaneously— as they stumped across Iowa in split-screen moments that could preview a ferocious fight ahead if the two face off for the presidency next year. The back and forth laid bare the...

 

BP: Police release cause of death in fatal Crookston river crash

CROOKSTON, Minn. — Authorities released new information about the death of a girl whose body was found in a submerged vehicle in the Red Lake River Wednesday, June 5. The 16-year-old girl drowned after the vehicle she was in went into the water, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. The vehicle was spotted...

 

BP: Authorities identify suspect in fatal shooting near Detroit Lakes

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - Authorities here are asking for the public's help in finding an 18-year-old man in connection with a fatal weekend shooting that occurred at a residence on the White Earth Indian Reservation. Ronald Wayne Elias Thompson III has been identified as...

 

BP: Human remains found on Spirit Lake Reservation tied to missing Grand Forks man, family says

SPIRIT LAKE RESERVATION — It’s just three weeks shy of a year since 19-year-old JoLyn Bruce last saw her father. Now, she says investigators have confirmed the remains of a body found Sunday, June 9, match those of Joseph Bruce. She said her family was restless these past few days waiting for results. “It’s...

 

BP: Minnesota Narcan suppliers may lose funding, stop distributing drug to reverse opioid overdoses

As Minnesota deals with an early summer spike in drug overdoses, some of the suppliers who put the lifesaving Narcan treatments on the street are finding out their government funding is being cut, if not eliminated. Valhalla Place and the Steve Rummler HOPE Network are...

 

Cass Lake Highway 371 project open house June 20

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Cass Lake residents are encouraged to attend an open house for the urban reconstruction of Highway 371 in Cass Lake. The open house is scheduled on Thursday, June 20 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Cass Lake City Hall, 330 Second Street NW. Along with the contractor, staff from MnDOT and the City, will be...

 

New report traces health impacts of air pollution across Minnesota

While air quality in Minnesota is generally good, a new joint analysis by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) found that air pollution that does occur plays a measurable role in deaths and hospitalizations across the state. The report, titled “Life and Breath:...

 

June 20 Cut-off Date Remains for Dicamba Use in Minnesota

St. Paul, MN: The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is reminding pesticide applicators of the state-specific restriction for the use of the herbicide dicamba for the 2019 growing season. The product cannot be applied in Minnesota after June 20. The 2019 Minnesota restriction is in addition to those established...

 

National Park Service Awards $499,705 to Protect 131 Acres of Battlefields in Alabama, Mississippi and Virginia

WASHINGTON – The National Park Service today announced $499,705.96 in grants from the American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) to help protect 131.49 acres of America’s battlefields threatened with damage or destruction by urban and suburban development. These grants will be used to acquire a portion of the...

 

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Presents Gift at Annual Golf Classic "Fore" Diabetes Research

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - June 10, 2019 – University of Minnesota Medical School researcher Bernhard Hering, MD, professor in the Department of Surgery and holder of the Jeffrey Dobbs and David Sutherland, MD, PhD Chair in Diabetes Research, today received a $100,000 grant...

 

2019 Annual Spring Fling held in Redby - P3

The 2019 Annual Spring Fling was held in Redby on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the Art Thunder Memorial Ball Park. On behalf of the Redby Community Board and the Community Coordinators from all four districts we would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2019...

 

2019 RLHS/RLMS Pow Wow - P6

The 2019 RLHS/RLMS Pow Wow was held at Red Lake High School on Monday, June 3, 2019....

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 12, 2019

Red Lake High School Graduation 2019 - P15

Red Lake High School Graduation 2019 took place on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the Red Lake High School. There were 27 graduates taking part in the ceremony....

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 12, 2019

Red Lake High School Graduation 2019 - P16

Red Lake High School Graduation 2019 took place on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the Red Lake High School. There were 27 graduates taking part in the ceremony....

 

RLHS Graduation 2019 - Set II - P8

RLHS Graduation 2019 - Set II Photographs by members of the community....

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 12, 2019

Red Lake High School Warriors Honor Banquet - P15

The Red Lake High School Warriors Honor Banquet was held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the RLHS Cafeteria starting at 5:30 PM....

 

Lady Warriors lose in 5 innings to Blackduck 21-4 - P22

The Red Lake Lady Warriors lost in 5 innings to Blackduck 21-4 in Red Lake on Monday, May 13, 2019. The Junior Varsity also dropped their game. Part of the problem could have been they were released from class at 10:30 that morning for an 11 AM game, which would have...

 

Lady Warriors lose to Walker-Hackensack-Akley 17-6 in Red Lake - P23

The Red Lake Lady Warriors lost to Walker-Hackensack-Akley 17-6 in Red Lake on Friday, May 17, 2019, putting them at 3-2 on the season. They will host Blackduck on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 11 AM. The Lady Drakes are 8-3 on the season, The girls won't play again until...

 

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