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  • Maryland governor to pardon 175,000 marijuana convictions in sweeping order

    Jun 17, 2024

    Maryland Gov. Wes Moore will issue a mass pardon of more than 175,000 marijuana convictions Monday morning, one of the nation's most sweeping acts of clemency involving a drug now in widespread recreational use. The pardons will forgive low-level marijuana possession charges for an estimated 100,000 people in what the Democratic governor said is a step to heal decades of social and economic injustice that disproportionately harms Black and Brown people. Moore noted criminal records have been...

  • Short on troops, Ukraine is freeing criminals to fight

    Jun 17, 2024

    KYIV - To fill a critical shortage of infantry on the front line, Ukraine has embraced one of Russia's most cynical tactics: releasing convicted - even violent - felons who agree to fight in high-risk assault brigades. More than 2,750 men have been released from Ukrainian prisons since the parliament adopted a law in May authorizing certain convicts to enlist, including those jailed for dealing drugs, stealing phones and committing armed assaults and murders, among other serious crimes. Now -...

  • Degree? Yes. Job? Maybe not yet.

    Jun 17, 2024

    Millions of new college graduates are entering the workforce just as entry-level job prospects are fizzling. Despite the strong labor market, it's becoming tougher for newcomers to break in. Hiring is slowing, especially for recent graduates, with coveted white-collar employers pulling back on new postings. Just 13 percent of entry-level job seekers found work in the past six months, down from a 2022 peak of 20 percent, according to a Goldman Sachs analysis of Commerce Department data. "The...

  • Eastern U.S. braces for extreme, long-lasting heat wave: How hot it will get

    Jun 17, 2024

    An exceptional heat wave is about to build into the Midwest, the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic, with widespread record high temperatures occurring over multiple days. Triple-digit heat index values will stretch from the Gulf Coast to Nova Scotia, representing a combination of dangerous heat and stifling humidity that will be hazardous for vulnerable groups. The National Weather Service is predicting a "prolonged period of dangerously hot conditions" with "intense heat and high humidity." "Heat...

  • Biden, Obama warn of Trump dangers in star-studded L.A. fundraiser

    Jun 17, 2024

    President Biden and former president Barack Obama, along with first lady Jill Biden and a host of A-list Hollywood celebrities, gravely warned about the threat and unprecedented nature of a potential second Donald Trump term in a star-studded fundraiser on Saturday that the Biden campaign said raised more than $30 million. In a discussion moderated by late-night host Jimmy Kimmel between Biden and Obama, Biden spoke in stark terms about the political violence Trump has signaled could erupt if...

  • Democrats divided over Supreme Court controversies as decisions loom

    Jun 17, 2024

    Liberals have been united in their anger against Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. following revelations that they say raise questions about the jurist's ability to rule impartially on a pair of high-profile Jan. 6-related cases. But what to do about the controversies is another matter. The headline-grabbing accounts of politically charged flags at Alito's homes and a secret recording of him suggesting there can be no compromise between liberals and conservatives have aggravated...

  • The resistance to a new Trump administration has already started

    Jun 17, 2024

    Opponents of Donald Trump are drafting potential lawsuits in case he is elected in November and carries out mass deportations, as he has vowed. One group has hired a new auditor to withstand any attempt by a second Trump administration to unleash the IRS on it. Democratic-run state governments are even stockpiling abortion medication. A sprawling network of Democratic officials, progressive activists, watchdog groups and ex-Republicans has been taking extraordinary steps to prepare for a...

  • Woman found seriously wounded at south Minneapolis homeless encampment

    Jun 17, 2024

    A woman was shot Saturday evening in south Minneapolis and found seriously wounded in a nearby homeless encampment, city police said. Officers responding to a reported shooting at 6:07 p.m. in the 2800 block of Park Avenue S. found the woman at the encampment at East 28th Street and Columbus Avenue. Police said she had suffered a "life-threatening" gunshot wound The woman, who reportedly was in her 20s, was taken by ambulance to HCMC in Minneapolis. Police were investigating; no arrests were reported. https://www.startribune...

  • Minnesota cattle company sued over scheme to 'disguise' operations to hide from creditors

    Jun 17, 2024

    The cattleman running a western Minnesota feedlot transferred the reins of the family beef business to his college-aged daughter to shield the indebted operation from creditors, according to a federal lawsuit filed earlier this year. Now, after months of legal wrangling - and a failure to hire an attorney to represent his company - a federal court in St. Paul is primed to deliver a default judgment against the cattle company that traces its roots back to the 1860s. Such a ruling would add to a...

  • Police identify Michigan splash pad shooter but there's still no word on a motive

    Jun 17, 2024

    ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. - Authorities on Sunday identified the man who opened fire at a splash pad in suburban Detroit before taking his own life, but his motives remained unknown as investigators worked to determine if he left behind any hint of his plans. Oakland County Sheriff's spokesperson Stephen Huber said the shooter was 42-year-old Michael William Nash of Shelby Township. Sheriff Mike Bouchard said Saturday evening that the gunman had no prior criminal history but apparently suffered...

  • Bemidji native Katherine Zachman brings rescue horses to Red Lake students

    Jun 17, 2024

    RED LAKE – Katherine Zachman has her roots in Bemidji and recently introduced some hooves to Red Lake. As part of summer programming at Red Lake Middle School, Zachman brought up two rescue horses – GG and JeM – to provide some much-needed rest and relaxation for students this week. This visit marked the equines' debut appearance since being rescued and added to the 18-horse herd at Angel Reins Stable, a nonprofit located in St. Augusta that serves as "a place of horses and healing." https...

  • BCA identifies Minneapolis officers who used force during incident

    Jun 17, 2024

    ST. PAUL — The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the man who died during a use-of-force incident June 12 in Minneapolis. According to the medical examiner, Michael Warren Ristow, 39, of Minneapolis died of multiple gunshot wounds. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has identified three Minneapolis police officers who used force during this incident. They are all on critical incident leave. • Enoch Langford fired his department handgun. He has four years of law enforcement exper...

  • Beltrami County Joins Minnesota Milk Bank for Babies

    Jun 17, 2024

    Beltrami County is now a participant with Minnesota Milk Bank for Babies, a network of milk banks that connects donor milk with babies in need. The Beltrami County Public Health Milk Depot is located at 616 America Ave NW; Bemidji, MN 56601 Suite #130. If you are interested in becoming a donor and have extra expressed breast milk, please visit https://www.mnmilkbank.org/donate-milk . For additional information, please contact the Beltrami County Public Health Department at ph.218-333-8140. The mission of Minnesota Milk Bank for Babies it to...

  • Public hearing set for June 27 on lowering newborn nursery level of care at North Memorial – Robbinsdale Hospital

    The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) will hold a public hearing on June 27 at 6 p.m. on North Memorial Health lowering its newborn nursery level of care at Robbinsdale Hospital from Level 2 (special care nursery) to Level 1 (well newborn nursery). According to the filed submission, this modification will allow Robbinsdale Hospital to align labor and delivery resources to better match actual volume. Babies born at the hospital who need a higher level of care will be transferred to one of the five neonatal intensive care units (NICUs)...

  • Legal Notice

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Trustee for the next of kin of Justice Lee White has accepted an offer of judgment in Christine M. Roybal, as Trustee for the next-of-kin of Justice Lee White v. Lindsey Candor, et al., (D. Minn.), the wrongful death action brought on his behalf. The Trustee will file a petition to the Court proposing a distribution of the proceeds. If any next of kin believe they suffered a monetary loss from Justice’s death, they are directed to send a letter, of no more than 5 pages in length, to the Trustee’s attorney, Rob...

  • US Bishops Release Pastoral Framework for Healing with Native Catholics

    Jun 17, 2024

    The largest group of Catholic leaders in the United States today released a guiding document to "promote reconciliation and healing" for its religious leaders serving Indigenous communities that academics and Native leaders say falls short of owning up to the role it played in Indian boarding schools. The 56-page document, Keeping Christ's Sacred Promise: A Pastoral Framework for Indigenous Ministry, aims "to promote reconciliation and healing" and "serve as the renewed welcome for Indigenous...

  • Statement from Assistant Secretary for Health Levine on Point of Care Testing for Syphilis

    Jun 17, 2024

    Over the past decade, syphilis rates and case numbers in the U.S. have increased across all populations. In response to this surge in syphilis cases, HHS formed the National Syphilis and Congenital Syphilis Syndemic Federal Task Force led by HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Rachel Levine. On Wednesday, this task force issued new considerations for health care providers who test patients for syphilis. The new HHS document "Considerations for the Implementation of Point of Care Tests...

  • Annual Redby Spring Fling held on Saturday at Redby Community Center

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jun 17, 2024

    Annual Redby Spring Fling held on Saturday at Redby Community Center FOOD CONTEST WINNERS Mac Hot Dish Winners 1st - Suge Roberts 2nd - Shelly May 3rd - Willow McDaniel Wild Rice Hot Dish: 1st - Lena McDaniel 2nd Gary Auginash Jr. 3rd - Suge Roberts Biscuits: 1st Renae Jourdain 2nd - Hillary Stately 3rd - Tharen Stillday Beans: 1st - Joseph Vanhorn 2nd - Shelly May 3rd - Luwana Lasley BBQ Ribs: 1st - Zach Charnoski 2nd - Terry Jourdain 3rd - Shelly May...

  • Red Lake Nation Youth Council held a Pride Walk/Run in Red Lake on Saturday

    Jun 17, 2024

    Red Lake Nation Youth Council: The Red Lake Nation Youth Council held a Pride Walk/Run in Red Lake, Minnesota, today June 15th! The Pride Walk/Run is to show our support during Pride Month to the LGBTQ+ community. Registration was held at Shady Park and the walk/run continued to The Red Lake Boys & Girls Club. Barretts Lemonade, Music by Thomas Barrett, Food, and Bounce House were apart of this event and was enjoyed by all. We will see you all next year for the 5th Annual Pride Walk/Run in Red...

  • Grand Opening held for Red Lake Nation College's Minneapolis site on Friday in the Twin Cities

    RLNC|Jun 17, 2024

    Red Lake Nation College: What an Incredible Grand Opening! A heartfelt thank you to everyone who joined us for the grand opening of Red Lake Nation College's Minneapolis site! With over 500 attendees, the event was a tremendous success. Highlights from the day: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. All 11 Red Lake Tribal Council Members in attendance. Inspiring speeches from Tribal Council members, MN Senators, MN State Representatives, and the Mayor of Minneapolis Awards presented to Loeffler Construction...

  • RLHS/RLMS summer 2024 field trips - P2

    Jun 17, 2024

    Red Lake Secondary Complex: High school students went to the RLNC campus in Minneapolis, Sea Life Aquarium, Indigenous Food lab & Global Market, 3M, A Twins game, In Progress, and stopped in to see Lady Midnight. Who says summer school is boring? Red Lake Secondary Complex: This week, RLMS Summer School students had the opportunity to go on a field trip to Duluth! They visited both the aquarium and Canal Park. Here are some photos from their day!...

  • Red Lake Boys and Girls Club holds Youth Pow Wow in Red Lake

    Jun 17, 2024

    Red Lake Nation Boys & Girls Club: · Congratulations to our first RLBGC Royalty! Red Lake Nation Boys and Girls Club Princess - Natalie Richards Runner up - Ariana Cloud Red Lake Nation Boys and Girls Club Brave - River Kingbird Runner up - Ray English-Defoe Congratulations to all our contest winners! Jr Girls Traditional 1st Abigail Monicello, 2nd Molly Sumner. Jr Girls Jingle 1st Jasinda KB, 2nd Willow Holthusen, 3rd Maryana KB. Jr Girls Fancy 1st Shantelle Roberts, 2nd Ramira Roberts. Jr...

  • Minnesota Vikings Football Camp held in Red Lake on Tuesday - P4

    Jun 17, 2024

    Red Lake Youth Sports: Chi Miigwech to the Minnesota Vikings for coming to Red Lake to work with all the kids today‼️ It was a beautiful day for some football 3 lucky players were selected to receive a pair of Oakley sunglasses like Justin Jefferson wears. Each kid who had a birthday in June was gifted with a hoodie. Nolan Desjarlait: MN Vikings Football camp in Red Lake today! Good day for the Vikings to hold a youth football camp. Good job today! Thank you parents for bringing the kids to the...

  • Red Lake High School Graduation 2024 held on Thursday - P31

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jun 17, 2024

    Red Lake High School Graduation 2024 was held on Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 4 PM. RLHS Graduating Class of 2024 Quentin J. Birr Estrella Bravo Wakato L. Charette Amyah D. Cloud Timothy Cloud Tracen Defoe David L. Dudley Jr. (Salutatorian) Bria R. Fontenelle Amad Rashad Guise Jr. Anthony William Joseph Howard Jaysen Johnson Gerald Alan Kingbird Jr. Nicole Ann Kingbird William Kingbird Jr. Diane F. McNeal Sade Melina Vincent Ralph Melina CeAngela DaNae Pemberton (Valedictorian Lilia Pearl...

  • Red Lake Nation College Honors Thirty-Five Graduates on Friday, May 18, 2024 - P25

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jun 17, 2024

    Red Lake Nation College: We held one of our most inspiring RLNC Graduation Ceremonies yesterday! The Creator provided us with beautiful weather and location in front of our powerful RLNC Campus in Red Lake, and great student speakers with our top students - Sonny Johnson, Rebecca Bearskin and my son, Dana Lyons! I'm so proud of all of our 35 grads and their families and friends who made it a special day for our entire Red Lake Nation! Miigwech to all of our Tribal Council and Chiefs for...

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