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 By Michael Barrett    News    June 19, 2020

Minnesota schools get more guidance on fall start amid COVID-19

State health officials on Thursday provided more direction to Minnesota schools as they sort out how - and if - they can safely welcome students back this fall. A formal decision on whether schools will open is likely still more than a month away; the Minnesota Department of Health intends to make that call by the last week of...

 

Minneapolis parks leaders to homeless: You can stay in our parks

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will allow homeless people to stay overnight in local parks in response to rapidly growing encampments in Powderhorn Park. In a resolution passed Wednesday night, the Park Board's commissioners said they were "committed to providing people currently experiencing homelessness refuge...

 

George Floyd's autopsy puts Hennepin County Medical Examiner Andrew Baker in the hot seat

Nationwide, people expressed outrage when prosecutors released the preliminary findings of George Floyd's autopsy, highlighting cardiovascular disease and "potential intoxicants" in his system, as if those factors might explain his death as police officers pinned him to the ground. The findings contained just one mention of...

 

Air Force investigates military planes that monitored Minneapolis, D.C. protests

WASHINGTON – The Air Force inspector general is investigating whether the military improperly used a little-known reconnaissance plane to monitor protests in Washington and Minneapolis this month, the Air Force said on Thursday. The inquiry was apparently prompted by lawmakers who expressed concerns to Pentagon officials that...

 

Gov. Tim Walz implores Minnesota lawmakers to pass policing reforms while 'the world is looking'

Gov. Tim Walz implored a divided Minnesota Legislature Thursday to pass a sweeping package of police reforms before wrapping up a special session overshadowed by the police killing of George Floyd, the unarmed black man whose death sparked weeks of protests around the world. Recalling that Friday is Juneteenth, the holiday that...

 

Prolonged U.S.-Canada border closing is devastating livelihoods and a summer rite

Vic Davis knows firsthand the heartbreak Twin Cities shop owners felt recently while watching their life’s work go up in flames on Lake Street and University Avenue, because his business and those of hundreds and perhaps thousands of others along the U.S.-Canada border are threatened with similar devastation. The owner of Northern Wilderness Outfitters in Fort Frances,...

 

Minnesota Zoo debuts drive-through zoo to raise much-needed funds, provide safe way to see animals

The Minnesota Zoo is offering a socially distanced way to see some of its animals next week in an effort to raise funds as it faces financial struggles forced on it by the coronavirus pandemic. "We really do need to raise critical funds to help us care for animals and sustain long-term," said Zach Nugent, the zoo's spokesman....

 

Monthlong crackdown on excessive speeding across Minnesota starts Monday

Law enforcement across Minnesota will embark Monday on a monthlong enforcement campaign to put the brakes on excessive speeding as motorists increasingly use the open roads to drive well beyond the speed limit. The State Patrol alone ticketed 232 drivers caught going 100 mph or more during a six-week period in April and May,...

 

EPA fines Enbridge $6.7 million for response to pipeline-safety issues

Federal environmental regulators have fined Enbridge $6.7 million for allegedly violating a 2017 consent decree, saying the company failed to remedy pipeline-safety issues in a timely manner. Enbridge announced Thursday that it has settled with the Environmental Protection Agency and agreed to pay the fines, which were levied...

 

Minnesota's unemployment rate rose to record 9.9% in May as pandemic's effects seen

Minnesota's unemployment rate shot up to 9.9% last month, the highest level ever recorded since the state began tracking it in the 1970s. But that snapshot of the state's economy was taken in the middle of the month before businesses such as retail stores began to reopen. A different data set, based on a survey of employers,...

 

Court rejects Trump bid to end young immigrants' protections

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected President Donald Trump's effort to end legal protections for 650,000 young immigrants, the second stunning election-season rebuke from the court in a week after its ruling that it's illegal to fire people because they're gay or transgender. Immigrants who are part of the...

 

Court documents: Former Bagley school resource officer had multiple victims

BAGLEY -- Court documents filed last month reveal that a former Bagley High School resource officer charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct allegedly had multiple victims and that his misconduct dates to 2011. Neil Henry Dolan, 32, was charged with one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct Nov. 21, 2019,...

 

Minnesota Secretary of State urges Minnesotans to request absentee ballots for 2020 election

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) - Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon is asking all eligible Minnesota voters to apply for absentee ballots and vote by mail this election year due to COVID-19 concerns. “We need to treat the upcoming statewide elections as a public health issue," Simon said in a news release. "To slow the spread of COVID-19, we need to reduce large gatherings,...

 

Headwaters Regional Development Commission to lead effort in identifying future improvements on Paul Bunyan Drive in Bemidji

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation is partnering with the Headwaters Regional Development Commission to help develop new plans for Highway 197/Paul Bunyan Drive corridor improvements in Bemidji. MnDOT is seeking improvements to the corridor between Bemidji Avenue and Gillette Drive to increase the safety and livability for residents, businesses,...

 

Highway 1 roundabout projects in Thief River Falls progress

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists on Highway 1 in Thief River Falls will continue to use the detour of First Street West during the construction of three roundabouts between Highway 59 and Kinney Avenue. Businesses in that area will continue to have access through alternative routes, • For businesses that were accessed from the...

 

Northern Voices: Leah Lemm talks with Red Lake author Tashia Hart

Northern Voices on the Monday Morning Show Today on Northern Voices, I have the joy of talking with author Tashia Hart. Tashia has many talents and today we'll explore her love of storytelling. Tashia has recently released her latest book into the world. Gidjie and the Wolves. https://www.kaxe.org/post/northe...

 

MDA Informs Farmers of New COVID-19 Preparedness Plan Requirements

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Farms, farmers' markets, and other agricultural businesses were designated critical businesses under Executive Order 20-48 in April of 2020. By June 29, 2020, all critical sector businesses, including all farms and farmers’ markets, are required to develop and implement a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan that complies with Centers for Disease Control and...

 

MDE and MDH Release Guidance to Help Minnesota Schools Plan for 2020-21 School Year

ROSEVILLE, MN – Today, the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) released guidance to help Minnesota’s public schools plan for the 2020-21 school year. “As we look ahead to the next school year, the health and safety of our students will continue to be our number one priority,” said Minnesota Department of Education Deputy...

 

Minnesota's Unemployment Rate Rose to 9.9% in May

St. Paul – Minnesota’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 9.9% in May according to numbers released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Minnesota added 9,800 payroll jobs in May on a seasonally adjusted basis, up 0.4%, with the private sector adding 27,500 jobs, up 1.3%, during the month. Government lost 17,700 jobs from...

 

VIDEO: Talking elections with Secretary of State Steve Simon

VIDEO: Talking elections with Secretary of State Steve Simon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsjieh92NuU&feature=youtu.be...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 19, 2020

Red Lake Band Road Construction in Red Lake should be completed in August 2020 - P2

One lane access and temporary road closure from Junction of Highway 89 and Highway 1 to Red Lake High School Alternate Route: Walking Shield Road to Heart Lake Road (Signs will be posted) *Hwy. 1 - Pike Creek Project & Bike Path See also: https://www.redlakenationnews.com/story/2020/06/08/news/red-lake-ba...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 19, 2020

2020 Red Lake High School Graduation - P39

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 19, 2020

2020 Red Lake High School Graduation - P40

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 19, 2020

Looking Back to 2013 - May Equay Wiigamig Walk - P6

Looking Back to 2013 - May Equay Wiigamig Walk...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 19, 2020

Looking Back to 2013 - Safety Camp at Red Lake Elementary School - P6

Looking Back to 2013 - Safety Camp at Red Lake Elementary School...

 

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