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  • Chisa Marie Roberts

    Jun 27, 2024

    Chisa Marie Roberts February 18, 1984 ~ June 14, 2024 (age 40) Chisa Marie Roberts, age 40, unexpectedly journeyed to the spirit world on Friday, June 14th, 2024, from North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, MN. She was born on February 18, 1984, in Minneapolis, MN, the daughter of Roxanne Roberts and James Kappenman. Chisa Loved her teaching job at Kiddie Garden and spending time with family and friends. She enjoyed being outdoors, hiking, and fishing. Chisa liked to read, watch movies, and...

  • Darwin "Dar" Shaugabay

    Jun 27, 2024

    Darwin "Dar" Shaugabay April 5, 1969 - June 25, 2024 Darwin "Dar" Shaugabay, age 55, of Naytahwaush, MN, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at Essentia Health in Fargo, ND. Darwin James Shaugabay the youngest son of Margaret Shaugabay, was born April 5, 1969, in Warroad, MN. Dar grew up and attended school in Warroad. Following his high school graduation, Dar entered the workforce, working at Marvin Windows and then Seven Clans Casino in Warroad. A few years later, he met Diane Accobee. The...

  • Scientists found another way we're exposed to 'forever chemicals': Through our skin

    Jun 27, 2024

    A first-of-its-kind study has found that "forever chemicals" - toxic compounds found in everyday beauty and personal care items like sunscreen, waterproof mascara and lipstick - can seep through human skin and enter the bloodstream. "If you put some of these products directly onto your skin and they contain PFAS, there's a very high potential for them to be transferred across the skin," said study co-author Stuart Harrad, whose research was published this week in Environment International. In...

  • Bolivian soldiers storm plaza; former general accused of coup attempt

    Jun 27, 2024

    LA PAZ, Bolivia - Bolivian soldiers filled the main plaza in La Paz and an armored vehicle breached a government palace on Wednesday afternoon before withdrawing in what government officials warned was a coup attempt by elements of the military. "Today the country faces, once again, interests in toppling Bolivian democracy," President Luis Arce, surrounded by his cabinet, said in a video statement. He said his government would stand "firm" against any coup attempt and called on the Bolivian...

  • Supreme Court would allow emergency abortions for now, early opinion says

    Jun 27, 2024

    The Supreme Court would allow emergency abortion care in Idaho for now despite the state's restrictions on the procedure, according to a copy of a not-yet-released opinion posted by Bloomberg Law after it briefly appeared on the court's website Wednesday. The decision, which has not been announced, would mean that while litigation makes its way through the courts, hospitals could perform emergency abortions to stabilize patients without being subject to prosecution under Idaho's abortion ban....

  • 4.1 million migrants: Where they're from, where they live in the U.S.

    Jun 27, 2024

    The polarized immigration debate in the United States generally revolves around illegal crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border, but those numbers don't indicate what happens to these and other migrants who stay in the country. A Washington Post analysis of more than 4.1 million U.S. ✦ immigration court records from the past decade reveals a population that was once overwhelmingly Mexican and Central American but has in recent years spanned the globe. Far fewer migrants have gotten into the c...

  • Biden pardons U.S. veterans convicted in gay-sex cases by military

    Jun 27, 2024

    President Biden on Wednesday pardoned thousands of U.S. veterans who were convicted of having gay sex while serving in the military, an election-year move that could allow them to recover financial benefits that had been withheld by the government. The decision will allow those affected to recoup benefits lost because of their convictions, administration officials said, speaking on the condition of anonymity ahead of the White House's announcement. The move comes just ahead of Biden taking on...

  • Ex-Honduran president sentenced to 45 years for trafficking drugs to U.S.

    Jun 27, 2024

    NEW YORK - Former Honduran president and U.S. ally Juan Orlando Hernández was sentenced by a U.S. judge on Wednesday to 45 years in a federal prison and an $8 million fine for running a "narco-state" that helped send South American cocaine to the United States. Hernández, 55, who was convicted of federal drug and weapons charges in March, built his political career on millions of dollars in bribes from traffickers in Honduras and Mexico, U.S. prosecutors said. During his two terms as p...

  • University of Minnesota Faculty Senate votes to express 'no confidence' in interim president

    Jun 27, 2024

    The University of Minnesota Faculty Senate on Wednesday voted to express no confidence in interim President Jeff Ettinger over his decision to pause the hiring of a new director for the U's Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, a conflict Ettinger said he hoped to avoid in his final days leading the U. "Is this the only arrow in the quiver?" Ettinger asked faculty senators in their meeting. "Is a vote of no confidence the only way to express the importance of academic freedom to your...

  • New charges: Feeding Our Future juror was followed for days, given list of instructions with $120k in cash to acquit

    Jun 27, 2024

    The defendants carefully chose the juror and followed her home, watching her for days before approaching her with a bag of $120,000 cash in a bid to secure acquittals in this month's federal meal fraud case, prosecutors said Wednesday. U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger announced conspiracy charges against five people in what is believed to be Minnesota's first criminal case of trying to bribe a federal juror in generations - including three who are accused of stealing money meant to feed hungry...

  • Pride event draws 2,000 in Grand Rapids - and complaints to City Council

    Jun 27, 2024

    DULUTH - Grand Rapids held its first Itasca Pride event last weekend without much interference from a dozen or so protesters holding a counter "straight pride" event, but detractors followed up at a City Council meeting to complain that "children were groomed" and ask that the event not be held again. Itasca Pride, an 8-hour celebration of the LGBTQ community held last Saturday in the center of the northern Minnesota city, included music, vendors and a drag show and drew about 2,000 attendees,...

  • Father, distraught over baby's death, was armed when Brooklyn Park police shot him, BCA says

    Jun 27, 2024

    The man shot and wounded in his Brooklyn Park home by a rookie police officer Sunday was armed and resisted officers while distraught that his 7-month-old son had died after sleeping with him in the same bed, according to state investigators and court records. The shooting came after the 24-year-old man learned of his son's death, made statements about harming himself within earshot of family and investigators and locked himself in a bedroom closet with a gun. A physical struggle with police for the gun followed. The father remains...

  • Sartell school contracts still in limbo after 3 board members are no-shows

    Jun 27, 2024

    SARTELL, Minn. - The nearly two dozen Sartell-St. Stephen school district jobs left in limbo last week remain in limbo after a Tuesday meeting where the three board members holding up the contracts didn't show up. After months of bickering, the six-member board did not approve the contracts of 21 employees last week when Emily Larson, Jen Smith and Scott Wenshau again voted against the motion, saying they want the contracts to be voted on individually instead of all together. Interim...

  • Wisconsin youth prison counselor is declared brain-dead after inmate assault

    Jun 27, 2024

    MADISON, Wis. - A counselor at Wisconsin's troubled youth prison has been declared brain-dead following a fight with a 16-year-old inmate, the county coroner said Wednesday, less than three weeks after prosecutors filed criminal charges against a warden and multiple staffers in connection with two maximum security inmates' deaths. Corey Proulx, 49, was declared brain-dead Tuesday so the family could proceed with organ donation, Lincoln County Coroner Valerie Caylor said. Prosecutors charged the...

  • Erika Bailey-Johnson's passion for sustainability remains as she moves on from Bemidji State role

    Jun 27, 2024

    BEMIDJI - Erika Bailey-Johnson has always had a deep-rooted passion for sustainability. She has spent the past 16 years living that passion out as the sustainability director at Bemidji State, a chapter that is now coming to a close. Her relationship with the university began when she started her graduate coursework in environmental studies in 2004. https://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/local/erika-bailey-johnsons-passion-for-sustainability-remains-as-she-moves-on-from-bemidji-...

  • Laporte man found dead in Cass Lake 2 days after being reported missing

    Jun 27, 2024

    CASS LAKE - A Laporte man who was reported missing two days ago has been found dead in Cass Lake. According to a release from Hubbard County Sheriff Cory Aukes, on Wednesday morning, June 26, the Sheriff's Office received a report of a deceased body that had been discovered in a wooded area near the railroad tracks in Cass Lake. The Hubbard County Sheriff's Office and Leech Lake Tribal Police Department responded to the area where officers discovered the remains of a missing person identified...

  • Five Indicted in Feeding Our Future Jury Bribery Scheme

    Jun 27, 2024

    MINNEAPOLIS – Five defendants have been indicted for their roles in a conspiracy to provide a $120,000 bribe to a juror in the Feeding Our Future trial, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger. According to court documents, on April 22, 2024, seven defendants went to trial before U.S. District Judge Nancy E. Brasel for their roles in the Feeding Our Future fraud scheme. During the trial, Abdiaziz Shafii Farah, 35, of Savage, Abdimajid Mohamed Nur, 23, of Shakopee, Said Shafii Farah, 42, of M...

  • Twin Cities Felon Sentenced to 55 Months in Prison for Illegal Possession of a Firearm

    Jun 27, 2024

    MINNEAPOLIS – A Twin Cities man has been sentenced to 55 months in prison and three years of supervised release for illegally possessing a firearm, announced United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger. According to his plea agreement and court documents, on October 7, 2022, a Minnesota State Patrol officer stopped Salvador Anthony Pacheco, 46, for multiple traffic violations. During the interaction, the officer smelled marijuana in the car and requested a drug-sniffing dog, which alerted officers t...

  • BCA shares new details about Brooklyn Park force incident

    Jun 27, 2024

    ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has identified the Brooklyn Park police officer who used force during an incident on June 23. • Momodou Dibba fired his department handgun. He has three months of law enforcement experience and is on critical incident leave. According to the preliminary investigation, officers responded to a Brooklyn Park home just before 4 a.m. on a report of a baby not breathing. When they arrived, they found an i...

  • State Emergency Operations Center responds to support requests from flood-affected counties

    Jun 27, 2024

    St. PAUL — When property or homes are in danger or destroyed, as they have been over the last week, local first responders and volunteers work tirelessly to protect their communities. However, when there are gaps in what local governments can provide during a declared emergency or disaster, counties can ask the state for assistance. “We know how hard local first responders and community leaders work during an emergency,” said The Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) division Deputy Directo...

  • NASSP Reacts to House Subcommittee Budget Proposal for FY25

    Jun 27, 2024

    RESTON, VA—The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) issued the following statement on the House Appropriations Committee FY25 budget proposal released today: “Slashing essential programs for growing the educator workforce and supporting students' academic and mental health recovery is flat-out irresponsible,” said NASSP CEO Ronn Nozoe. “This proposal threatens to drive beloved teachers out of the classroom, leave suicidal students without lifesaving care and hobble the ability of students to learn the skills they need fo...

  • Construction on Highway 89 near Grygla begins July 8

    Jun 27, 2024

    BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced today, construction on Highway 89 near Grygla begins July 8. The project includes resurfacing Highway 89 between Grygla and the Red Lake Nation boundary. Motorists will detour utilizing Marshall County Road 54 and Highway 1. In addition to resurfacing, project elements include: • Culvert replacements • Sidewalk upgrades in Grygla The contractor for the $5.2 million project is R.J. Zavoral and Sons, Inc.. The project is expected to be complete in mid-October, weather permi...

  • Sanford Bemidji Medical Center makes Becker's Healthcare list of 'Great Community Hospitals'

    Jun 27, 2024

    BEMIDJI, Minn. – Sanford Bemidji Medical Center was recently named to the Becker’s Healthcare list of “100 Great Community Hospitals” for the second year in a row. Hospitals on this list are recognized for bringing clinical and academic excellence, personalized and holistic care and overall improved health to their communities. Becker’s also selects hospitals that have positively impacted local economies, made innovative changes with limited resources and more. “We are honored to be recognized on the Becker's Healthcare Great Community H...

  • 'Tribal courts are essential' | New Legislations Aims to Strengthen Tribal Court System

    Jun 27, 2024

    A new legislative initiative aimed at enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of tribal courts was introduced on Monday by Representatives Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Sharice Davids (D-KS), and Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ). The proposed Tribal Courts Support Act seeks to address persistent issues within the current system, which have resulted in delays and inefficiencies in the establishment and funding of tribal courts by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). The Tribal Courts Support Act proposes a more...

  • Truth and Healing Commission Bill Heads to the Senate Floor

    Jun 27, 2024

    Legislation that would call for Congress to investigate the federal government's Indian boarding school policies, which led to the attempted termination and assimilation of Native Americans from 1819 through the 1960s, passed out of committee last week and is headed to the Senate floor. The bill - the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act of 2024 -is legislation to investigate, document, and report on the histories of Indian boarding schools, Indian boarding school...

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