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  • James "Marvin" R. White

    Jun 28, 2024

    James "Marvin" R. White September 12, 1963 ~ June 26, 2024 (age 60) James "Marvin" White, Makade Makwa "Black Bear", Turtle Clan, age 60, of Cass Lake, MN travelled to the spirit world on Wednesday, June 26, 2024. A traditional wake will begin at 5PM on Monday, July 1, 2024, at the Mission Community Center near Cass Lake, MN and continue until the service at 10AM on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, with Fred Desjarlait as spiritual leader. Burial will be at Mission Cemetery. A full obituary will follow...

  • A raspy and sometimes halting Biden tries at debate to confront Trump, who responds with falsehoods

    Jun 28, 2024

    ATLANTA - A raspy President Joe Biden repeatedly sought to confront Donald Trump in their first debate ahead of the November election, as his Republican rival countered Biden's criticism by leaning into falsehoods about the economy, illegal immigration and his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. The debate came at a pivotal juncture in their unpopular presidential rematch, a critical moment to make their cases before a national television audience. Biden's uneven performance risked...

  • Analysis, key moments from Trump-Biden presidential debate

    Jun 28, 2024

    A group of Washington Post reporters are sharing insights, analysis and fact-checking the first 2024 presidential debate between President Biden and former president Donald Trump. Can we just acknowledge the state of American politics? One candidate for the presidency is indeed a convicted felon and just said “I didn’t have sex with a porn star” in a primetime presidential debate. Biden noted that Trump is a “convicted felon,” and Trump fired back that Biden’s son Hunter is one too. Fact check:...

  • Oklahoma schools are required to teach the Bible, state superintendent says

    Jun 28, 2024

    Oklahoma's state superintendent on Thursday mandated that all public schools teach the Bible in a move that he said was meant to impart "historical understanding," but that critics say blurs the constitutional boundary between church and state. "The Bible is a necessary historical document to teach our kids about the history of this country, to have a complete understanding of Western civilization, to have an understanding of the basis of our legal system - and is frankly, we're talking about...

  • Former Uvalde school police chief indicted in botched response to shooting

    Jun 28, 2024

    The former police chief of the school police force in Uvalde, Tex., has been indicted in connection with the botched response to the 2022 shooting that left 19 students and two teachers dead at Robb Elementary. Uvalde County jail officials confirmed that Pedro "Pete" Arredondo was booked at the facility on 10 felony counts of abandoning or endangering a child shortly before 5 p.m. local time on Thursday. Local media reported a former officer, Adrian Gonzales, was also indicted. The charges were...

  • NFL ordered to pay $5 billion in Sunday Ticket lawsuit

    Jun 28, 2024

    A jury found against the NFL on Thursday in a long-running lawsuit over how the league distributes its TV broadcasts, a decision that could reshape how fans watch the country's most popular sport. A group of plaintiffs that purchased the NFL's Sunday Ticket package won a judgment of $4.7 billion from the jury, while another group of bar owners was awarded $96 million. Both amounts could be tripled because of antitrust laws. The NFL immediately said it would appeal. "We are disappointed with the...

  • Walgreens to close 'significant' number of stores as profits fall

    Jun 28, 2024

    Walgreens will close a "significant portion" of its 8,600 U.S. locations over the next three years as it struggles to keep up with a rapidly evolving retail pharmacy industry, the company announced Thursday. "We are at a point where the current pharmacy model is not sustainable and the challenges in our operating environment require we approach the market differently," Walgreens chief executive Timothy Wentworth said Thursday during the company's quarterly earnings call. "We do not expect an...

  • Tarantula-tossing candidate for Hennepin County Board responds to questions about whether she worked as an escort

    Jun 28, 2024

    Hennepin County Board candidate Marisa Simonetti said Thursday that none of the things that have recently landed her in headlines, including tossing a live tarantula at a tenant and allegations of fraud, are in conflict with her campaign themes of family values and being tough on crime. "Life is messy. Nobody is perfect," Simonetti said in an interview with the Star Tribune. The Edina resident is continuing her run for the District 6 seat on the County Board while embracing her newfound...

  • Winona man admits using social media to sexually extort dozens of girls across U.S. and abroad

    Jun 28, 2024

    A Winona man admitted Thursday that he used social media apps to sexually extort dozens of girls — many of them preteens — across the country and abroad. Valentin Silva Quintana, 30, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one count each of producing, distributing and possessing child pornography in connection with a scheme that spanned 14 months until June 2023. The plea agreement noted that Quintana is subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum of 70 years, according to federal guidelines. However, fed...

  • Three men charged with murder for St. Paul Green Line station shooting

    Jun 28, 2024

    Authorities arrested and charged two teenagers and an adult with murder for a shooting at a St. Paul Metro Transit Green Line station. The Ramsey County Attorney's Office charged Lamar Thomas and Markel Jennings, both 18, and 21-year-old Markus Jennings with second-degree murder Thursday. Prosecutors allege the trio shot 23-year-old Kevon Ewing of Mounds View multiple times as he exited the Metro Green Line train in St. Paul last month. Ewing died of his injuries. Markel and Markus Jennings' hearings are set for Friday morning. Authorities...

  • Woman pleads not guilty to conspiring to bribe a juror in Feeding Our Future trial

    Jun 28, 2024

    A woman who prosecutors say was recruited to fly from Seattle to surveil and bribe a juror in this month's federal meal fraud case pleaded not guilty to all charges Thursday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Douglas Micko released Ladan Mohamed Ali, 31, from custody after her brief initial appearance in a St. Paul federal courtroom on conditions that included a prohibition from contacting potential victims or witnesses in the case. Ali, who has ties to Minnesota, is one of five people charged by indictment in the first federal juror bribery case seen in...

  • Minneapolis to pay $365,000 for police shooting man in the head with rubber bullet during George Floyd protests

    Jun 28, 2024

    Minneapolis will pay $365,000 to a man who was struck in the head by a rubber bullet fired by police during the unrest following George Floyd's murder more than four years ago. Abdi Adam, then 56, said he was waiting for a bus and had nothing to do with protests outside the Third Precinct police station the day before it was overrun and set ablaze by a mob on May 28, 2020. The payment settles a lawsuit Adam filed last year and was approved 8-0 by the City Council on Thursday afternoon after a...

  • Israel lets 19 kids leave Gaza who are sick or wounded, first medical evacuation in nearly 2 months

    Jun 28, 2024

    KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip - Israeli authorities say 68 people - 19 sick or wounded children plus their companions - have been allowed out of the Gaza Strip and into Egypt in the first medical evacuation since early May, when the territory's sole travel crossing was shut down after Israel captured it. The nearly nine-month Israel-Hamas war has devastated Gaza's health sector and forced most of its hospitals to shut down. Health officials say thousands of people need medical treatment abroad,...

  • Prague-to-Budapest train collides with a bus in Slovakia, killing 7 people and injuring 5

    Jun 28, 2024

    BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - A train traveling from the Czech capital of Prague to the Hungarian capital of Budapest collided with a local bus in southern Slovakia on Thursday, leaving at least seven people dead and five injured, officials said. Some 200 people were aboard the Eurocity train when the accident took place shortly after 5 p.m. (1500 GMT) near the town of Nove Zamky, police and the Slovak railway company ZSSK said. The deaths and injuries were confirmed by Slovakia's rescue service, and...

  • ACLU files suit against Willmar, Minnesota, officer and city for 'walking while black' arrest

    Jun 28, 2024

    WILLMAR - The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota has filed suit against a Willmar police officer and the city on behalf of a Black man who says he was unlawfully arrested for "walking while Black." According to a news release issued Wednesday by the ACLU, Derrick Gilbert, 39, was misidentified as a different Black man for whom an arrest warrant had been issued. Once the misidentification was determined, Gilbert was arrested anyway, according to the lawsuit filed June 21. During the...

  • Record-breaking $2,045,590 Minnesota lottery won in Baxter

    Jun 28, 2024

    ROSEVILLE - A lottery player in Baxter is Minnesota's newest multi-millionaire. A ticket worth $2,045,590 was sold at Orton's Baxter Holiday, 5610 Fairview Road, for the Wednesday, June 26, Gopher 5 drawing. The win earns the store a $5,000 bonus. The winning Gopher 5 numbers drawn on June 26 are 16-29-35-43-46. The previous Gopher 5 record was $2,032,201 and won on a ticket purchased at Steve's Corner in St. James on Nov. 8, 2005. The prize was claimed by a group of 22 co-workers from the...

  • Winona Man Pleads Guilty to Child Exploitation Charges After Targeting More Than 60 Young Girls in Online Sextortion Scheme

    Jun 28, 2024
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    ST. PAUL, Minn. – A Winona man has pleaded guilty for his online sextortion scheme that victimized more than 60 minor girls across the country and abroad, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger. According to court documents, between April 2022 and June 2023, Valentin Silva Quintana, 30, used social media apps, including Snapchat and Instagram, to threaten, sexually manipulate, and exploit more than 60 young girls primarily between 9 and 12 years old in Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, New Z...

  • Burnsville Man Charged with Defrauding Electronics Manufacturer of $1.2 Million

    Jun 28, 2024

    MINNEAPOLIS – A Burnsville man has been charged with three counts of wire fraud after defrauding an electronics manufacturing business out of more than $1.2 million, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger. According to court documents, between 2019 and 2020, Thomas Thanh Pham, 52, devised a scheme to defraud a California based company of approximately $1.2 million. Pham, who was the CEO of Enterprise Products, LLC, purported to provide consulting and financial services to commercial clients i...

  • Interior Department Completes Transfers of the Office of Subsistence Management to the Office of the Secretary

    Jun 28, 2024

    WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland today issued Secretary’s Order 3413, which transfers the Office of Subsistence Management (OSM) from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the Office of the Assistant Secretary-Policy, Management and Budget, effective July 15, 2024. This Order follows feedback through nation-to-nation consultation and the enactment of the Department of the Interior’s 2024 appropriations in which Congress directed a transfer of the Department’s Office of Subsistence Management from the U.S. Fish and Wildlif...

  • Minnesota OSHA issues citations to Amazon for warehouse distribution worker safety and ergonomic hazards

    Jun 28, 2024

    The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry's (DLI's) Minnesota OSHA (MNOSHA) Compliance has issued a $10,500 penalty to Amazon in Shakopee, Minnesota, regarding worker safety hazards at a warehouse distribution center. In October 2023, MNOSHA Compliance conducted an occupational safety and health inspection at Amazon's Shakopee facility. In April 2024, MNOSHA Compliance issued two serious citations, including a general duty clause violation related to ergonomic hazards and one violation of the warehouse distribution worker safety law. The...

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

    Jun 28, 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...

  • Tribal Gaming Revenues Hit Record $41.8 Billion in Fiscal 2023

    Jun 28, 2024

    The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) announced this afternoon that tribal gaming revenue reached a record high of $41.9 billion in fiscal 2023. The record revenues in fiscal '23 represent a 2.4% increase - roughly a $1 billion - over the $40.9 billion in tribal gaming revenue reported in fiscal 2022. The revenue growth reflects the viability of tribal gaming operations, as tribal gaming continues to adapt to technological advances and changes in consumer preferences, according to an...

  • Smithsonian celebrates Indigenous cultures in nation's capital

    Jun 28, 2024

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - For the first time in the history of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the multi-day celebration in the nation's capital focuses entirely on Indigenous peoples. Over six days, more than 250 artisans, musicians, chefs, dancers, storytellers and even athletes from Indigenous communities throughout the Americas are showcasing their cultures and heritages on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. At a welcoming ceremony on Wednesday, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, who is...

  • Ponemah Boys & Girls Club 2024 Summer Kick-Off held on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - P2

    Jun 28, 2024

    Ponemah Boys & Girls Club: Ponemah B&GC 2024 Summer Kick-Off. Miigwech to all who came out and to everyone who helped out today. We appreciate you all!...

  • Some Red Lake Students attend Thielen Foundation Football Camp in Detroit Lakes last weekend - P3

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jun 28, 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...

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