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Articles from the June 24, 2024 edition


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  • Michael Joseph Barrett

    Jun 24, 2024

    Michael Joseph Barrett September 17, 1989 ~ June 20, 2024 (age 34) Michael Joseph Barrett, age 34, of Red Lake, MN, travelled to the spirit world at his home on Thursday, June 20, 2024. Michael was born to Becky Barrett and Edward Jones on September 17, 1989 in Minneapolis, MN. Michael attended school in Red Lake, MN. After school, he raised his niece Nakisha McGraw and nephew Nathanial Barrett. He liked going to the casino, playing video games and watching science related TV shows. He helped...

  • Delores Cloud-Hammitt

    Jun 24, 2024

    Delores Cloud-Hammitt August 6, 1941 - June 20, 2024 Delores Ona Cloud-Hammitt "Omaamikwe," passed away on June 20, 2024. Delores was born on August 6, 1941, to Henry and Maggie Cloud in Ponemah, MN. She was taught to know the Ojibwe heritage, culture, and traditional values. Delores attended Haskell Institute, graduating and furthering her education at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Campus. Delores was involved in the development, implementation, and teaching the American Indian Studi...

  • Dean Ray Staples

    Jun 24, 2024

    Dean Ray Staples June 29, 1960 - June 18, 2024 Animikii shookate pizhikii inini, Dean Staples, age 63, of Hinckley, MN, passed away on June 18, 2024. A Funeral Ceremony will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at the Meshakwad Center. Visitation will begin at 8 PM on Friday, June 21, 2024, at the Meshakwad Center. Interment will be in the Stevens Lake Cemetery. Dean Staples was born on June 29, 1960, to George and Frances (Reynolds) Staples. His career with the Mille Lacs Band of...

  • 'Too many old people': A rural Pa. town reckons with population loss

    Jun 24, 2024

    SHEFFIELD, Pa. - Lee Goldthwaite might have the most stable job in this remote corner of northwestern Pennsylvania. The caretaker of Sheffield Cemetery is busier than ever directing crews clearing trees to make space for more graves as deaths dramatically outpace births here and in other vast stretches of rural America. Each time he buries a newly deceased resident he wonders how the town that once drew scores of young families will survive. "We already lost our bank," Goldthwaite said as he...

  • Climate change is already making your bills more expensive

    Jun 24, 2024

    No one in r/Costco - the Reddit group dedicated to the beloved bulk store - could get over it. The hefty, store-brand olive oil bottles they had been purchasing for years, the ones they all agreed were the best and cheapest around, suddenly cost twice what they used to. "Olive oil insanity!" one commenter wrote in the fall. "Why is olive oil so expensive?" another demanded in March. Popping prices for a pantry stable might seem like just another example of hard-to-digest inflation. But...

  • Over 15 dead in Russia attacks at synagogue, Orthodox church, police post

    Jun 24, 2024

    Assailants opened fire at an Orthodox church, a synagogue and a traffic police post across two cities in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Dagestan on Sunday evening, killing more than 15 police officers and several civilians, local officials said. The dead included an Orthodox priest, Nikolai Kotelnikov. More than two dozen others were injured in what appeared to be a coordinated attack. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Kotelnikov, 66, was killed at the Church of Intercession...

  • Hajj heat wave deaths underscore climate threat for most vulnerable

    Jun 24, 2024

    DUBAI - The effects of a deadly heat wave during the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia this month were made worse by the lack of accommodations and other services such as cooling centers for those who traveled there without proper permits, witnesses and media reports said. Temperatures in the holy city of Mecca topped 125 degrees Fahrenheit during the five-day pilgrimage that started June 14, according to the Saudi meteorological center. On Sunday, Saudi Health Minister Fahd Al-Jalajel told local...

  • Billions of people just felt the deadly intensity of climate-fueled heat waves

    Jun 24, 2024

    Dozens of bodies were discovered in Delhi during a two-day stretch this week when even sundown brought no relief from sweltering heat and humidity. Tourists died or went missing as the mercury surged in Greece. Hundreds of pilgrims perished before they could reach Islam's holiest site, struck down by temperatures as high as 125 degrees. The scorching heat across five continents in recent days, scientists say, provided yet more proof that human-caused global warming has so raised the baseline of...

  • Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren to rally Biden supporters in Minneapolis

    Jun 24, 2024

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat and onetime presidential candidate, will speak at a rally for President Joe Biden's campaign in Minneapolis on Tuesday. Warren is expected to speak about the damage to democracy she believes Donald Trump could pose in a second term. The campaign has yet to finalize the time and location of the rally. According to a Star Tribune/MPR News/KARE 11 poll conducted earlier this month, "protecting democracy" was the top issue for nearly half of likely...

  • As flooding continues, Gov. Tim Walz authorizes Minnesota National Guard support

    Jun 24, 2024

    The sun finally returned to much of Minnesota on Sunday, but communities across the state continued to deal with the fallout of flooding caused by heavy rains in the past week. Gov. Tim Walz on Saturday declared a peacetime emergency, authorizing the Minnesota National Guard to help. The Guard was poised to deploy to the southern Minnesota town of Waterville on Sunday morning, where flooding from the Cannon River caused significant damage, forcing some residents to evacuate. "Flooding has left...

  • BCA investigating Brooklyn Park Police use of force in shooting

    Jun 24, 2024

    Brooklyn Park police say an officer shot and injured a man carrying a gun as they responded to a report of a baby not breathing early Sunday. Police arrived at a home on the 8700 block of Queens Gardens North around 4 a.m., according to a news release from department. They found a 7-month-old in critical condition. The baby was taken to the hospital and died there. Brooklyn Park officers stayed at the residence to investigate. At 4:41 a.m., officers "encountered an adult male with a gun," the news release said. One of the officers shot the...

  • One dead, one arrested in Prior Lake assault

    Jun 24, 2024

    One person was dead and another injured after an assault early Saturday morning in Prior Lake, police said. Prior Lake officers arrived at a home on the 16000 block of Brunswick Avenue after receiving a 911 call at 4:39 a.m., police said in a statement. There had been what appeared to be an assault involving "multiple individuals," according to the statement. One person was arrested. Police said there was no threat to the public. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was assisting in the investigation. https://www.st...

  • White Earth won't enforce water permits on non-tribal land

    Jun 24, 2024

    A water rights fight in northern Minnesota has been put on hold, for now. The White Earth Band of Chippewa has announced it won't try to enforce water permits on non-tribal farmers who irrigate land immediately outside the reservation. The tribe said it will still require the permits for anyone to install a new high-capacity well on reservation land. The move comes as the band is increasingly concerned about water use in the area, as more and more forest has been cut down to make room for...

  • Netanyahu says Israel is winding down its Gaza operations. But he warns a Lebanon war could be next

    Jun 24, 2024

    JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that the current phase of fighting against Hamas in Gaza is winding down, setting the stage for Israel to send more troops to its northern border to confront the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. The comments threatened to further heighten the tensions between Israel and Hezbollah at a time when they appear to be moving closer to war. Netanyahu also signaled that there is no end in sight for the grinding war in Gaza. The Israeli...

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

    Jun 24, 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...

  • Labor Force Participation Rate Steady; Unemployment Rate Ticks Up

    Jun 24, 2024

    Minnesota’s labor force participation rate remained at 68.0% in May, one of the highest in the country, according to numbers released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Minnesota’s unemployment rate ticked up one-tenth of a percent to 2.8%, which denotes a small loosening of the state’s extremely tight labor market. Nationally, the unemployment rate ticked up one-tenth of a percentage point to 4.0% and the labor force participation rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point to 62.5% over the month...

  • Health officials urge users to protect private wells from potential flood contamination

    Jun 24, 2024

    With the risk of flooding increasing in many parts of the state, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) urges private well users to prepare for the possibility that their wells might flood. If you get your drinking water from a private well, taking these preventative actions now may help protect that water from becoming contaminated. If your well is in a flood-prone area and you have time, consider contacting a licensed well contractor to check your well and make any necessary repairs or changes to help protect it from flooding. These...

  • Minnesota Officials Urge Residents Not to Consume Mushroom-based Microdose Chocolates and Candies

    Jun 24, 2024

    St. Paul, MN: The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), America’s Poison Centers and numerous other state and local partners, are investigating reports of severe acute illnesses potentially associated with consuming Diamond Shruumz brand chocolate bars, cones, and gummies marketed as containing a proprietary blend of mushroom. Minnesota officials are encouraging residents to not buy, eat, sell, or serve...

  • NOAA Fisheries Authorizes Makah Tribe to Resume Gray Whale Hunt

    Jun 24, 2024

    NOAA Fisheries announced the final rule and decision to grant the Makah Tribe a waiver from the take prohibitions in the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). This waiver provides for a limited subsistence and ceremonial hunt of Eastern North Pacific gray whales in accordance with the Treaty of Neah Bay of 1855 and quotas established by the International Whaling Commission (IWC). This waiver authorizes the Makah Tribe to resume hunting up to 25 Eastern North Pacific gray whales over a 10-year...

  • House Members Introduce ICWA Enhancement Measure

    Jun 24, 2024

    WASHINGTON - Recently, a bipartisan group of federal lawmakers announced their introduction of legislation intended to add some reinforcement to the Indian Child Welfare Act. The "Strengthening Tribal Families Act of 2024" would require the Department of Health and Human Services to create a technical assistance plan using six metrics of data to assess the strengths and weaknesses of states' implementation plans of the Indian Child Welfare Act. [Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the Cherokee Phoenix. Used with permission. All...

  • Summer Solstice Brings Prayers, Ceremony to Indian Country

    Jun 24, 2024

    The summer solstice, occurring this year on June 21, marks the longest day of the year and the official start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. As the sun reaches its highest point in the sky, people around the world partake in various traditions and festivities to honor this astronomical event. However, for Native Americans, the summer solstice holds deeper significance that transcends contemporary customs. The summer solstice is a result of the Earth's axial tilt, which causes the...

  • Native skateboarding is a big deal

    Jun 24, 2024

    Skateboarding has gone from a rebellious alternative culture to an Olympic sport. It's also becoming increasingly popular among Native athletes and recreational boarders and organizers are stepping up their support with places to skate. Skateboarding has roots in Native Hawaiian surf culture, and Navajo, Hopi, and Oglala Lakota nations are among those that see the benefits of dedicated skate parks. Advocates point to the increasing knowledge about the benefits of skateboarding, especially for...

  • Wisdom Steps Annual Conference held at Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel in Morton, MN - P3

    Mary Omen|Jun 24, 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 - P5

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jun 24, 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...

  • RLHS/RLMS summer 2024 field trips - P6

    Jun 24, 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!...

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