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Red Lake's Seven Clans Casino-Warroad will sell alcoholic beverages beginning in July of this year

According to the Seven Clans Casino-Warroad Facebook page, "Soon you will be able to celebrate your win with a twist!" Coming in July, "alcoholic beverages" will be available for sale at the Sand Bar and the Willows Restaurant [inside the Casino]. Guests may purchase...

 

Suspected serial rapist receives 10-year prison term in Minneapolis cold-case murder

For years, the families of Darrell Rea's victims wondered if the man who police say raped and strangled several women across Minneapolis in the 1980s would ever be punished for his alleged crimes. On Tuesday, they got their answer, which they called "ridiculous" for...

 

Travis E. Stillday

Travis E. Stillday September 30, 1977 - June 21, 2019 Travis E. Stillday, 41, of Blackduck and Ponemah, MN whose Ojibwe name is Miskwanakwad (Red Cloud) died of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on June 21, 2019 near Blackduck, MN. Nawakiing Niibawiyan...

 
 By Zeke Fuhrman    News    June 26, 2019

Mahnomen County Has Highest Rate of Chlamydia in State Among Youth

(KBRF) - A new report indicates a northwest Minnesota county has the highest percentage of chlamydia cases among youth in the state. Researchers at the University of Minnesota are reporting alarmingly high rates of sexually transmitted infections among youth in the...

 

Migrant children returned to troubled Texas border facility

CLINT, Texas – At the squat, sand-colored concrete border station in Texas that has become the center of debate over President Donald Trump's immigration policies, a chaotic shuffle of migrant children continued Tuesday as more than 100 were moved back into a...

 

State GOP lawmaker calling for ethics probe of Rep. Ilhan Omar

A Minnesota state lawmaker is calling for a federal ethics inquiry into U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar over state campaign finance violations and tax irregularities that he says warrant revoking the freshman congresswoman's security clearance and removing her from a foreign...

 

Judge approves distribution of $20M to Justine Ruszczyk Damond's family

The record $20 million settlement the city of Minneapolis paid to the family of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, who was killed by a police officer, will be distributed among immediate family members, her fiancé and the attorneys. The disbursement approved Monday by Hennepin...

 

Minnesota State Fair job fair aims to fill 500-plus jobs. No, taste tester isn't one of them

The Minnesota State Fair is looking to fill more than 500 positions before opening day in August. But in case you are wondering, taste tester is not among them. The fair is slated to host its annual job expo July 10 in the Progress Center on the fairgrounds for people...

 

Smoke from US wildfires boosting health risk for millions

BILLINGS, Mont. — Climate change in the Western U.S. means more intense and frequent wildfires churning out waves of smoke that scientists say will sweep across the continent to affect tens of millions of people and cause a spike in premature deaths. That emerging reality is prompting people in cities and rural...

 

UN expert: Millions face dire poverty from climate change

BERLIN — A United Nations expert on poverty says hundreds of millions of people around the world face hunger, displacement, disease and death because of climate change. In a report released Tuesday, the U.N.'s independent expert on extreme poverty and human rights said current measures to cope with global warming...

 

Upper Red Lake's relaxed walleye bag limit could be fleeting

Good walleye fishing this summer on Upper Red Lake won't push the season's harvest beyond what is considered safe or sustainable, but state fisheries managers are leaning heavily toward a tighter walleye bag limit for the coming winter. Gary Barnard, Bemidji-area...

 

BP: Bill seeks to 'remove the stain' of Wounded Knee Massacre medals

New federal legislation seeks to "Remove the Stain" from the Medal of Honor by rescinding 20 medals that were awarded to soldiers who participated in the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre. Three members of Congress, along with a group of Native American activists and...

 

Authorities asking for help finding information around deadly hit-and-run

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. (Valley News Live)- A 27-year old man is dead following a crash between an all-terrain vehicle and a car. It happened Monday evening around 7 on County Road 158, about one and a half miles north of County Highway 34 in Maple Grove Township....

 

First-of-its-kind fund awards more than $200,000 to tribes and Native nonprofits in Minnesota

Prior Lake, Minn. – The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC), Better Way Foundation, and the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations today announced that their Healthy Children, Healthy Nations (HCHN) Fund has awarded $220,000 in grants to 10 Native American tribes and nonprofits in Minnesota. These grants will...

 

MDA Offers Help to Professionals Supporting Farm Youth

St. Paul, MN - The farm economy of the last few years has been difficult for farm families. The downturn doesn’t just affect the financial and emotional well-being of farm and ranch owners; it affects all family members – including kids. In response, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is offering a...

 
 By Mary Omen    News    June 26, 2019

Red Lake Community Cook Out held on Saturday, June 22, 2019 - P3

The Red Lake Community Cook Out was held at 1 PM on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the new Red Lake Park across from St. Mary's Mission. A new name was also selected for the park as two winners were selected in the Park Naming Contest. They were Naomi Kingbird and Debra...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 26, 2019

Red Lake School District has Groundbreaking Ceremony for $14.8 million addition and renovation project for Red Lake Elementary School - P5

RED LAKE - A Groundbreaking ceremony was held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 12:30 PM for the Red Lake School District's $14.8 million addition and renovation project for the Red Lake Elementary School. In May 2018, Governor Mark Dayton signed off on $1.5 billion...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 26, 2019

Red Lake High School Graduation 2019 - P35

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 26, 2019

Red Lake High School Graduation 2019 - P36

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....

 

Lady Warriors lose to Walker-Hackensack-Akley 17-6 in Red Lake - P33

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...

 
 Events   

The Front Fenders will return to 2nd Street Stage

The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association invites you to celebrate summer at 2nd Street Stage Thursday evenings through Aug. 15 except July 4th when the concert will be Friday, July 5. This will be the eighth year of the great community get-together that 2nd Street...

 

A Year After High Court Janus Ruling, New Survey Shows Most Teachers Still Don't Know They Can Opt Out of Union Membership, Dues

One year after the Supreme Court’s Janus ruling, most teachers don’t know of the decision and the right it recognized of public-sector employees to opt out of union membership and corresponding dues, a new survey finds. That knowledge gap, despite widespread media coverage and active union campaigns, may explain...

 

Man facing assault charges after police find him fighting with woman holding child

Bemidji, Minn. (Valley News Live) A 25-year-old man is facing two assault charges and an interfering with a peace officer charge after police say they found him attacking a woman holding a young child. Court documents say this happened on Thursday, June 20 at an apartme...

 

Man who robbed bank to get away from wife sentenced to home confinement

A Kansas man who robbed a bank last September and told police that he was hoping to get caught so he would get prison time to escape his wife was sentenced Tuesday to six months of home confinement after pleading guilty, the Kansas City Star reported. Lawrence John Ripple took the guilty plea in January. He told the...

 

YMCA and Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Support Teens with Free Summer Memberships

• According to Pew Research Center, only 20 percent of today’s 16 to 17 year-olds hold a summer job, and that rate is even lower among teens of color. • Statistics show that risky behaviors like violence, drinking and drug use increase during the summer when young people’s time is less structured. • Participa...

 

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