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Articles from the June 21, 2024 edition


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  • Timothy Michael Greene

    Jun 21, 2024

    Timothy Michael Greene February 20, 1972 ~ June 13, 2024 (age 52) Timothy Michal Greene, beloved brother, son, and family member passed away on June 13, 2024. Tim was gifted with multiple talents. A tremendous athlete and outstanding lyrist. Tim was a deep thinker and feeler, and wonderful listener. He felt deeply for the suffering of others. He was a kind and loving soul who carried the burdens of those he loved and led with empathy and understanding. He had a sharp and inquisitive mind and...

  • La.'s Ten Commandments law will test religion-friendly courts, experts say

    Jun 21, 2024

    Louisiana's law requiring the Ten Commandments in every classroom will test the new legal climate created by the Supreme Court, which has tossed earlier standards that protected the separation of church and state, experts said Thursday. The law signed by Gov. Jeff Landry (R) Wednesday is the first one of its kind in the country since 1980, when a more moderate Supreme Court ruled a similar Kentucky law unconstitutional. The new law gives schools until Jan. 1 to display the Ten Commandments on...

  • Convicted serial rapist linked to Shenandoah park murders, FBI says

    Jun 21, 2024

    RICHMOND - Federal authorities on Thursday announced that they now believe a convicted serial rapist from Ohio killed two female hikers nearly three decades ago at a secluded campsite in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia - a brutal attack that vexed authorities and haunted a community. The news of a suspect in the murders of Julianne M. Williams, 24, and her partner, Laura S. "Lollie" Winans, 26, came after investigators said they decided to plow anew through old evidence. Aided by advances...

  • Mike Bloomberg gives $20 million to help Biden beat Trump

    Jun 21, 2024

    Former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg, the billionaire entrepreneur and former Democratic presidential candidate, has given nearly $20 million to help President Biden's reelection effort, according to people familiar with the donations. The transfer of funds includes a $19 million check to FF PAC, a independent pro-Biden group also known as Future Forward, and a max-out donation of $929,600 to the Biden Victory Fund, an amalgamation of Biden campaign and Democratic Party committees. Bloomberg...

  • Roads across Minnesota close as flood waters rise. More rain is on the way.

    Jun 21, 2024

    Robin McMullen looked out the window of her Waterville, Minn., cabin Thursday, watching helplessly as water from the storms earlier this week that pushed lakes and rivers over their banks lapped at her front door. "It's sad," she said. "There is nothing we can do. Luckily we have somewhere else to go." With another round of heavy rain in the forecast for Friday and Saturday, the waters are not likely to recede anytime soon. Cities, towns and counties are scrambling to build levies, fill...

  • UnitedHealth cyberattack compromised credit cards, health history, Social Security numbers

    Jun 21, 2024

    Hackers made off with Social Security numbers, credit card information, medical histories and more in the February cyberattack on a UnitedHealth Group subsidiary, the company disclosed Thursday. The Minnetonka-based health care behemoth revealed greater detail on the type of consumer data compromised and a timeline for contacting those affected in a filing to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and a news release. As many as one-third of all Americans may have had some or all of...

  • Flooding forces northeastern Minnesota town to 'a standstill'

    Jun 21, 2024

    Post-storm mop-up in Cook, Minn., started off easy enough Wednesday morning. But by afternoon, water - waist-deep in some parts - filled several downtown blocks. The river rose and "you couldn't stop it," resident Kim Brunner said of the Little Fork River that runs through the city of 522 about 90 miles north of Duluth. Businesses are shut down, roads are blocked off and "everything is at a standstill," Brunner said, as water continued to rise. https://www.startribune.com/nor...

  • Teen dies at care facility in Willmar, Minn., licensed by state Department of Corrections

    Jun 21, 2024

    A 13-year-old boy died this week while living at a west-central Minnesota juvenile care facility licensed by state corrections officials, police said. Willmar police and emergency medical responders were alerted about 7:50 a.m. Monday that the teenager was unresponsive at Prairie Lakes Youth Programs in the 1800 block of NE. Civic Center Drive, police said. The boy was declared dead at the scene, despite emergency care by facility staff, law enforcement and medical personnel, police said. https://www.startribune.com/teen-die...

  • Child protection filing: Severe shaking killed 3-month-old White Bear Lake boy; ruled homicide

    Jun 21, 2024

    Officials say that a 3-month-old boy from White Bear Lake who died last March is a victim of homicide from head injuries he suffered from being severely shaken. Jackson Dallas Forster died March 22 at M Health Fairview Masonic Children's Hospital in Minneapolis from complications related to bleeding between the brain and the skull, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office. The examiner's office listed Jackson's cause of death as homicide. The White Bear Lake Police Department is leading the investigation and said no arrests...

  • Putin signs deals with Vietnam in bid to shore up ties in Asia to offset Moscow's growing isolation

    Jun 21, 2024

    HANOI, Vietnam - Russian President Vladimir Putin signed at least a dozen deals with his Vietnamese counterpart on Thursday and offered to supply fossil fuels, including natural gas, to Vietnam during a state visit that comes as Moscow is seeking to bolster ties in Asia to offset its growing international isolation over its war in Ukraine. Putin and President To Lam agreed to further cooperate in education, science and technology, oil and gas exploration and clean energy. The two countries also...

  • Red Lake, Inc. embarks on first-ever trade mission solely focused on Indigenous products

    Jun 21, 2024

    MINNEAPOLIS - Red Lake, Incorporated recently represented Indigenous producers from Minnesota in a historic trade mission to Canada from June 17-20. Alongside 15 tribal agribusinesses and 13 agricultural leaders from across the United States, the organization embarked on this first-ever trade mission by the United States Department of Agriculture focused solely on Indigenous products. "Red Lake, Inc. is honored and beyond excited to participate in the first-ever Indigenous-focused trade...

  • USDA awards $50 million to address labor challenges in agriculture

    Jun 21, 2024

    PALISADE, Colo. - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced awards of $50 million will be given to agricultural operations throughout the U.S. to address agriculture labor challenges through the Farm Labor Stabilization and Protection pilot program. The awards include $200,000 for an Iowa farm, $1.9 million for six Minnesota operations, $100,000 for a Montana farm, $820,000 for two North Dakota operations, and $200,000 for a South Dakota ranch. "These awards will largely support small...

  • Sisters of Indigenous 'political prisoner' Leonard Peltier anxiously await news of his fate

    Jun 21, 2024

    FARGO - Two Fargo women have spent most of their lives praying for their brother's freedom. Betty Ann Peltier Solano, 77, and her sister, Sheila Peltier, 59, are anxiously waiting to learn if their older brother, Leonard Peltier, will be granted parole next month after 47 years in federal prison. This could be his last chance at freedom, Peltier Solano said. https://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/the-vault/sisters-of-indigenous-political-prisoner-leonard-peltier-anxiously-await-...

  • Otto Bremer Trust awards $255,000 to local organizations

    Jun 21, 2024

    BEMIDJI — The Otto Bremer Trust recently awarded $14,738,000 in grants and program-related investments in April and May, with $255,000 going to local organizations. "It is an honor to continue fulfilling the vision and mission set out by Otto Bremer 80 years ago to support organizations and causes throughout our region that are meeting the most critical needs of the community," said Frank Miley, co-CEO and trustee of Otto Bremer Trust, in a release. Evergreen Youth & Family Services, Inc. in Bemidji received $125,000 for general operations t...

  • Hutchinson Woman Sentenced to Prison for Embezzling More Than $2 Million from Employer

    Jun 21, 2024

    MINNEAPOLIS – A Hutchinson woman has been sentenced to 41 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution in full for embezzling over $2 million from her employer, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger. According to court documents, Jennifer Lee Rath, 53, worked as the financial controller at a heavy civil construction company located in Hutchinson, Minnesota. As the financial controller, Rath was responsible for managing the company's payroll, accounts r...

  • Health officials tracking increase of animal tularemia cases

    Jun 21, 2024

    The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Minnesota Board of Animal Health (BAH) are tracking an increase of tularemia cases in Minnesota animals, especially cats in the Twin Cities metro area. Officials warn that people can become infected with tularemia as well, mainly through contact with sick animals. Typically, only about seven animal tularemia cases are reported annually. In 2023, however, 21 cases were reported, and seven cases already have been reported in 2024. Animals that have not been tested are also showing clinical signs consis...

  • USGS Measures Flooding Across Eastern Minnesota

    Jun 21, 2024

    U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring flooding across eastern Minnesota, including parts of the Lake Superior and Rainy River Basins. The flooding is due to heavy rainfall on already saturated soils, with up to 6 inches of rain falling in some areas earlier this week. USGS real-time maps of flood and high flow conditions for Minnesota may be accessed using the USGS National Water Dashboard. Today, 10 USGS water data experts are out in the field monitoring the floodwaters and collecting water-quality samples. Currently, nineteen strea...

  • Attorney General's Office named a top workplace in Minnesota for fourth year in a row

    Jun 21, 2024

    June 20, 2024 (SAINT PAUL) – Today, Attorney General Ellison announced that the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office received the Star Tribune’s 2024 Top Workplace award for the fourth year in a row, having previously received the award in 2023, 2022, and 2021. In receiving the award, the Office earned special recognition for scoring highest on questions of leadership among midsize employers. On March 20, the Attorney General’s Office was also named a Top Workplace nationally by USA Today for the third year in a row, and on April 19, the Off...

  • Red Lake Band announces winner of the MMIR (Missing Murdered Indigenous Relatives) LICENSE PLATE CONTEST - Sydney Barrett-Beaulieu

    Jun 21, 2024

    Red Lake Tribal Council: Sydney will receive $1,000 and her choice to have the 1st issued Red Lake Band MMIR license plate. Congratulations, Sydney!! Miigwech to all who participated in the contest! Please allow up to 4 weeks for production. QUESTIONS? Please contact the Tribal Secretary's office for more information @ 218-679-1417. https://www.redlakenation.org/department-of-motor-vehicles/...

  • Twin Cities Man Pleads Guilty to Shipping, Distributing Fentanyl Pills Hidden Inside Stuffed Animals

    Jun 21, 2024

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – A Twin Cities man has pleaded guilty to his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy that transported fentanyl to the Twin Cities hidden inside stuffed animals, announced United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger. According to court documents, between August 2022 and December 2023, Cornell Montez Chandler, Jr., 25, and others conspired with each other to distribute fentanyl pills throughout the Twin Cities. As part of the conspiracy, Chandler flew from the Twin Cities to Phoenix t...

  • Facebook Study Shows Promise for Native Women Recovering from Opioid Addiction

    Jun 21, 2024

    A recent beta test of a Facebook group for Native American women in recovery for opioid-use disorder showed promising results, according to a new study. Researchers at the Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic, in collaboration with the Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center, created "Wiidookaage'win" (Ojibwe for "working together and helping one another"), a culturally centered Facebook support group to supplement medication for opioid use disorder. The beta test, involving ten Native American...

  • Indian boarding school bill sees renewed momentum on Capitol Hill

    Jun 21, 2024

    Applause broke out on Capitol Hill with the advancement of a bipartisan bill that will finally help address the harmful legacy of the Indian boarding school era. By a vote of 34 to 4, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce approved H.R.7227, the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act, at a markup on June 13. The overwhelming show of support drew an audible response from lawmakers - as well as from tribal citizens who gathered in the nation's capital for...

  • Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Celebrates Major Milestone in Land Restoration Efforts

    Jun 21, 2024

    Cass Lake, MN, June 20, 2024– The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe (LLBO) is proud to announce a significant milestone in the implementation of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation Restoration Act. The Chief of the US Forest Service has signed a Decision Memo, achieving the legislative goal of transferring approximately 11,760 acres of federal land, currently managed by the Chippewa National Forest (CPF), into trust for the benefit of the LLBO. This legislation, enacted in December 2020, is a c...

  • Wisdom Steps Annual Conference held at Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel in Morton, MN - P2

    Mary Omen|Jun 21, 2024

    Wisdom Steps Annual Conference held at Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel in Morton, MN Conference being held June 18-20, 2024...

  • Annual Redby Spring Fling held on Saturday at Redby Community Center - P4

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jun 21, 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...

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