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Minnesota achieves COVID-19 testing 'moonshot' goal

Gov. Tim Walz lauded Minnesota on Monday for reaching its "moonshot" testing goal to closely track the spread of COVID-19, but he warned that everything from mask-wearing in public to social distancing in bars will be needed to see the state through this pandemic. While Minnesota isn't seeing the rapid growth in COVID-19...

 

In George Floyd case, judge warns that public officials speaking out could force venue change

Comments made by public officials and others about the May 25 killing of George Floyd and the former Minneapolis police officers charged in his death threaten to move court proceedings outside of Hennepin County, a judge warned Monday. At an omnibus hearing Monday afternoon, several of the defense attorneys representing the...

 

GOP lawmakers urge action after Russia-Afghanistan briefing

WASHINGTON - Eight Republican lawmakers attended a White House briefing Monday about explosive allegations that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan - intelligence the president himself was said to have not been fully read in on. Members of Congress in both...

 

Up to 9 inches of rain washes out roads, floods homes in western Wisconsin

When Melissa Rice went to bed Sunday night, she knew there was a chance for inclement weather and prayed there would not be a tornado. There was no tornado in Baldwin, Wis., but hours of heavy rain - up to 9 inches according to some estimates - brought flooding that washed out roads and sent gallons of water pouring into...

 

COVID-19 drug price deemed 'reasonable'

California's Gilead Sciences announced pricing on Monday for the first drug authorized to treat COVID-19 in the United States, and industry observers did not immediately pass out from sticker shock. The price range for the drug remdesivir - $3,120 for commercially insured U.S. patients, and $2,340 for government programs here...

 

World hits coronavirus milestones amid fears worse to come

ROME - The world surpassed two sobering coronavirus milestones Sunday -- 500,000 confirmed deaths, 10 million confirmed cases -- and hit another high mark for daily new infections as governments that attempted reopenings continued to backtrack and warn that worse news could be yet to come. "COVID-19 has taken a very swift and...

 

Conflicting COVID Messages Create Cloud Of Confusion Around Public Health And Prevention

Regina Fargis didn't know what to do. Fargis runs Summit Hills - a health and retirement community in Spartanburg, South Carolina, that offers skilled nursing, activities and communal meals for its residents, most of whom are over 60, the highest-risk category for coronavirus complications. In South Carolina, more than a...

 

To All Candidates for Public Office

The Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds the public that placing signs, including campaign signs, along trunk highways is prohibited. State law (Minn. Stat. 160.2715) prohibits the placement, painting, printing or affixing of advertisements on any object within the limits of a trunk highway. This restriction includes driving lanes, inside and outside shoulders, ditche...

 
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State, local health officials offering free COVID-19 testing in Madelia July 1

Responding to an increase in COVID-19 cases in Watonwan County, the State of Minnesota is partnering with the City of Madelia, Madelia Community Hospital and Clinic, and Watonwan County Public Health to offer COVID-19 testing on July 1. Testing is free and available to anyone who wants to be tested. Date: Wednesday, July 1 Time: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. Location: Madelia High School...

 

Trump faces bipartisan calls for answers on Russian-offered bounties

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are demanding answers after a flurry of reports revealed the intelligence community concluded months ago that Russia offered bounties to incentivize Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan. The uproar includes a chorus of Republicans who are typically reticent to confront President Trump, who has sought to...

 

MDA Awards Over $500,000 to Combat Noxious Weeds

St. Paul, MN: The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has awarded $537,000 to combat noxious weeds across Minnesota. Thirty-five projects are being funded though the 2020 Noxious Weed and Invasive Plant Grant. The money, awarded to cities, counties, townships, conservation districts, and tribal nations, will be used to...

 

Assistant Secretary Sweeney Announces Approval of the Fort Belknap Indian Community's HEARTH Act Regulations

WASHINGTON – Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Tara Mac Lean Sweeney today announced she has approved the Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana’s regulations under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership (HEARTH) Act. The Act establishes the authority of federally recognized tribes to develop and implement...

 

Veterans Group Rips 'Traitor' Trump Over Russian Bounties To Kill U.S. Soldiers

An explosive report claims Trump knew a Russian military unit was paying Afghan militants a bounty to kill U.S. soldiers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWuLfvL20aY&feature=emb_logo...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 30, 2020

2020 Red Lake High School Graduation - P59

2020 Red Lake High School Graduation held on Saturday, May 23rd in Red Lake. Savannah M. Atkinson, Marlene Blue, Brisenia Bravo, LeShawnda Siseliyah Brun, Jayla Rose Caldwell, KayLynn Jean Chaboyea, Brooke Cloud, LeRiyah Jaden Cloud, Kyleigh J. Defoe-Graves, Joelle Drouillard, Daylen R. French, Autumn Eileen Holthusen, Kyra...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 30, 2020

2020 Red Lake High School Graduation - P60

2020 Red Lake High School Graduation held on Saturday, May 23rd in Red Lake. Savannah M. Atkinson, Marlene Blue, Brisenia Bravo, LeShawnda Siseliyah Brun, Jayla Rose Caldwell, KayLynn Jean Chaboyea, Brooke Cloud, LeRiyah Jaden Cloud, Kyleigh J. Defoe-Graves, Joelle Drouillard, Daylen R. French, Autumn Eileen Holthusen, Kyra...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 30, 2020

Looking Back to 2013 - Police Spot Check on Highway 89

Looking Back to 2013 - Police Spot Check on Highway 89...

 

Looking Back to 2013 - Red Lake High School Baseball Vs. Nevis

Looking Back to 2013 - Red Lake High School Baseball Vs. Nevis...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 30, 2020

Looking Back to 2013 - May Equay Wiigamig Walk - P13

Looking Back to 2013 - May Equay Wiigamig Walk...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 30, 2020

Looking Back - Fishing Derby 2011 - P5

Looking Back - Fishing Derby 2011...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 30, 2020

Looking Back - Elder's Summit 2011 - P5

Looking Back - Elder's Summit 2011...

 

N.J. schools will reopen this year with masks and other safety measures in place

After months of remote learning, New Jersey students will return to classrooms at least part-time this fall, state officials said Friday. But the schools they return to will be transformed, with students urged to wear masks and stay six feet apart from their peers, according to long-awaited state guidelines released Friday. The 104-page guidelines set some minimum safety...

 

Alabama to reopen all schools for in-person teaching in fall

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — All Alabama schools will reopen for traditional classes this fall, but they’ll also offer options for virtual learning for children whose parents aren’t comfortable sending them back, the state school superintendent said Friday. And even as Superintendent Eric Mackey announced plans for restarting the educational system, he warned at a news...

 

Some students will stay home in the fall. School districts have to figure out how to teach them.

Wearing face masks, taking temperatures, sitting six feet apart: So much of the talk about returning to school this fall has been dominated by what it will take to make learning in person physically safe. But many school districts are also beginning to plan for a whole other world of teaching and learning — the all-virtual experience that students who stay home for medical...

 

Philadelphia school officials revamping security protocols

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia school officials are making changes regarding how the district handles security. School police will no longer patrol school halls come September. Instead, “school safety officers” clad in less severe uniforms and with different job descriptions will be stationed throughout the public schools, though officials note the policy shift won’t...

 

Special education would get big boost under Biden proposal

In a rare move by a presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden detailed his plans this month calling for full federal funding of special education — something that hasn’t happened since Congress first passed sweeping legislation for students with disabilities 45 years ago. In California, that could mean an additional $2.66 billion for schools annually,...

 

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