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  • Travis "Cowboy" Michael Hanks

    Jun 26, 2024

    Travis "Cowboy" Michael Hanks December 18, 1984 - June 22, 2024 It is with deep sorrow that the family of Travis "Cowboy" Michael Hanks announce that he was called home to the Lord on June 22, 2024, at the age of 39. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at 12:00 PM, noon, at the First English Lutheran Church in Menahga, MN, with Rev. James Hallaway officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Interment will be in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in...

  • Judge rejects $30 billion Visa, Mastercard swipe-fee settlement

    Jun 26, 2024

    A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a $30 billion settlement that would have capped the fees Visa and Mastercard charge to merchants for credit and debit card purchases. The decision jeopardizes an agreement reached in March that was meant to end two decades of litigation related to swipe fees, which card companies charge retailers on each purchase a customer makes. U.S. District Judge Margo Brodie of the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of New York said in a memo that she was "not...

  • Astronauts' delayed return reflects high stakes for Boeing and NASA

    Jun 26, 2024

    Before Boeing's first flight with humans on its Starliner spacecraft earlier this month, the company and NASA said repeatedly that a rigorous testing program following years of delays and costly setbacks meant it was finally ready to fly astronauts. They also warned that since this was a test flight to and from the International Space Station, everything might not go perfectly. It hasn't gone perfectly. Instead of coming home after about eight days, the spacecraft remains docked to the station,...

  • Hillary Clinton to publish new memoir this fall

    Jun 26, 2024

    Hillary Clinton will publish a new book - her 11th - on Sept. 17, publisher Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday. The memoir, "Something Lost, Something Gained: Reflections on Life, Love, and Liberty," will arrive just seven weeks before Election Day. It will be both personal and political, reflecting on her marriage, friendships and the process of aging, as well as offering her views on topics including Russia and the upcoming U.S. election. Clinton will also narrate the audiobook version. Her...

  • U.S. surgeon general declares firearm violence a public health crisis

    Jun 26, 2024

    U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy declared gun violence a public health crisis Tuesday and called on the nation to address it with the same vigor used to reduce deaths and injuries from tobacco and motor vehicle crashes. The surgeon general's advisory marked the first time the nation's leading voice on public health - the same office that in the 1960s highlighted the lethal consequences of cigarette smoking - had issued an urgent pronouncement on deaths related to firearms. The 39-page...

  • Oklahoma court rejects proposed religious public charter school

    Jun 26, 2024

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a proposed state-financed Catholic charter school, saying the first-of-its-kind religious public school violated the state and U.S. constitutions. The case of St. Isidore of Seville Catholic Virtual School would have marked the first time a state directly funded a religious public school. The ruling is expected to be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court and will be closely watched after several recent decisions that have expanded the allowed uses of...

  • Law enforcement is spying on thousands of Americans' mail, records show

    Jun 26, 2024

    The U.S. Postal Service has shared information from thousands of Americans' letters and packages with law enforcement every year for the past decade, conveying the names, addresses and other details from the outside of boxes and envelopes without requiring a court order. Postal inspectors say they fulfill such requests only when mail monitoring can help find a fugitive or investigate a crime. But a decade's worth of records, provided exclusively to The Washington Post in response to a...

  • Woman charged after discovery of car she crashed on I-90 with Minneapolis murder victim in back

    Jun 26, 2024

    An Iowa woman was charged Tuesday after a Minneapolis murder victim's body was found in a car she was driving when she crashed on a southern Minnesota interstate over the weekend. Margot G. Lewis, 32, of New Liberty, Iowa, was charged in Olmsted County District Court in Rochester with felony interference with a dead body in connection with the death of 35-year-old Liara Tsai. The criminal complaint makes no mention of whether Lewis or someone else killed Tsai, who worked as a techno-electronic...

  • Seventeen manure pits reportedly overflow at large feedlots in southern Minnesota

    Jun 26, 2024

    Relentless rains this month have caused 17 manure pits at 15 large farms in southwestern Minnesota to overflow, releasing livestock waste into the environment. The overflows, all at open pit lagoons, happened in Rock, Nobles and Jackson counties, said Andrea Cournoyer, a spokeswoman for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). The agency is working to monitor and mitigate any potential damage from the spills, she said. High concentrations of manure can be dangerous to human health and can...

  • Minnesota car dealers grappling with nationwide cyberattack

    Jun 26, 2024

    Minnesota auto dealers are still grappling with a nearly week-old cyberattack that has left vendors across North America without the software they use for day-to-day operations, including vehicle sales. Back-to-back cyberattacks hit Illinois-based CDK Global on Wednesday, and the company said this week it expects the restoration process to take "several days." CDK serves nearly 15,000 auto dealers in the U.S. and Canada, according to its website. At Anderson & Koch Ford, Inc. in North Branch,...

  • 17-year-old is arrested on suspicion of fatally shooting man found in SUV in St. Paul

    Jun 26, 2024

    A teenager was arrested Tuesday in connection with the fatal shooting of a man who was found inside an SUV that crashed late Monday on St. Paul's East Side. The victim died at the scene of the crash, near York Avenue and Van Dyke Street in the Eastern Hazel Park neighborhood, said Police Sgt. Mike Ernster. The arrest of the suspect, a 17-year-old boy, occurred Tuesday morning during a traffic stop in Little Canada near Interstate 35E, police said. The teen was jailed on suspicion of...

  • Fired Mille Lacs executive who blew whistle on tribe's marijuana plans sues

    Jun 26, 2024

    Derek Dorr thought the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe could lose millions in federal contracts and break the law if the tribe got into the marijuana business, and said he brought his concerns to tribal leaders and the U.S. State Department last fall. Dorr was promptly fired as CEO of tribal-owned Makwa, which handles contracts with the State Department and other government agencies, according to a federal lawsuit filed this week. "The timing of his discharge was not a coincidence - it was a...

  • Minnesota rains mean 'some real agony' as farmers lose crops

    Jun 26, 2024

    WELLS and THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. - Channels of water snaking between rows of soybeans along the I-90 corridor. Bales of hay collapsed after torrential rain in northern Minnesota meadows. A biofuels refinery forced to shut down as an upriver dam threatened to break. Such scenes are dotting the rural Minnesota landscape following torrential rainfall across the state, stretching from the Canadian to the Iowa border, over the last week. Small towns have flooded, compelling Gov. Tim Walz to call...

  • Russia keeps up pressure on the front line as Ukraine gets a boost from Western military aid

    Jun 26, 2024

    DONETSK REGION, Ukraine - Relentless Russian attacks on Ukrainian positions defending the strategically important eastern town of Chasiv Yar are disrupting troop rotations and the delivery of some supplies, soldiers in the area say. Russian troops are seeking to press their advantage in troop numbers and weaponry before Ukrainian forces are bulked up by promised new Western military aid that is already trickling to the front line, analysts say. The Kremlin's military has been hitting civilian...

  • Redby man sentenced to 6.5 years for 3rd-degree murder after drug-related death

    Jun 26, 2024

    BEMIDJI - A Redby man has been sentenced to 78 months in prison for third-degree murder after he provided fentanyl to a woman who later died from a drug overdose in April 2023. According to a release from Beltrami County Attorney David Hanson, 33-year-old Jeffrey Needham, of Redby, has been convicted on a single count of third-degree murder - sell/give/distribute schedules I and II controlled substance. The sentencing comes after law enforcement found that Needham was involved in the...

  • This Day in History - June 25, 1876 - Custer's Last Stand

    Jun 26, 2024

    This Day in History. Today is known as Victory Day among many Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho people. On this day-June 25, 1876-the Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho peoples united to overcome, defeat and kill the entire US Army's 7th Cavalry led by General George Armstrong Custer. Many people know this as Custer's Last Stand and call what happened that day as a massacre. The Hunkpapa, Minniconjou, Itazipco, Oglala and Sahiyela Lakota with the Cheyenne and Arapaho fought racism and won. It was the only...

  • Tribes, States Get $10M for Veteran Suicide Prevention

    Jun 26, 2024

    The Office of Veteran's Affairs announced today $10 million in new funding for states, territories, and tribal governments to prevent veteran suicide. According to a press release by the VA, the funds, along with technical assistance, will be managed through cooperative agreements to establish, coordinate and manage suicide mortality review committees to identify and characterize suicide deaths. These committees are intended to establish a local understanding of suicide, identify at-risk...

  • Fires Rage Through Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation

    Jun 26, 2024

    Close to 25,000 acres have been burned in two ongoing wildfires on the Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation and U.S. Forest Service lands in South Central New Mexico, causing mandatory evacuations, utility outages, scorched structures, and at least two deaths, tribal and state officials confirmed. Since Monday, June 17, more than 8,000 residents in Southern New Mexico have been evacuated from their homes due to reports of two wildfires: The South Fork fire near Ruidoso, New Mexico, and the Salt...

  • Some Red Lake Students attend Thielen Foundation Football Camp in Detroit Lakes last weekend

    Red Lake Youth Sports|Jun 26, 2024

    Some Red Lake Students attend Thielen Foundation Football Camp in Detroit Lakes last weekend For more on the Thielen Foundation, visit: https://www.facebook.com/ThielenFoundation...

  • Annual Redby Spring Fling held on Saturday at Redby Community Center - P7

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jun 26, 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 - P8

    Jun 26, 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 High School Graduation 2024 held on Thursday - P37

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jun 26, 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 - P31

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jun 26, 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...

  • Ponemah School has Annual School Powwow on Friday, May 18, 2024 - P26

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jun 26, 2024

    Ponemah School has Annual School Powwow on Friday, May 18, 2024 Ponemah Elementary Princess: Senerity May Ponemah Elementary Brave Kyle Hardy Jr....

  • Red Lake Elementary School Annual Pow Wow held on Thursday, May 16, 2024 - P27

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jun 26, 2024

    The Red Lake Elementary School Annual Pow Wow was held on Thursday, May 16, 2024. Red Lake Elementary School Princess: Luciana Lussier Red Lake Elementary School Brave: Dylan Anderson...

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