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Shooting of Muslim men will be investigated as possible hate crime

The shooting that wounded two young Muslim men in Minneapolis early Wednesday will be investigated as a possible hate crime, Minneapolis police confirmed Thursday. Authorities announced that possible bias will be part of the investigation just before the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations held a news conference urging police and the FBI to look...

 

Nuts to that; Hershey rejects kiss from chocolate competitor

NEW YORK — Hershey says its board has unanimously rejected a takeover offer from Oreo maker Mondelez and that the offer provided "no basis for further discussion." The chocolate maker confirmed that it received the preliminary offer from Mondelez International to be taken over for a mix of cash and stock totaling $107 for each share of Hershey common stock. That would value...

 

Legislators look at lowering hunting age in Minnesota

Some Minnesota legislators want to lower the age that children can use a firearm to go hunting from 12 to 11 years old. The measure would allow 11-year-olds to get firearm safety certificates after completing a class. Currently, 11-year-olds can take the safety course, but their certificate is not valid until they turn 12. “I certainly went out hunting younger than 11 and I...

 

Why I drive to Wisconsin to buy the really good fireworks every summer

Independence Day, 1987. My dad had some fireworks stashed in a greasy brown paper bag in the garage. I’d known about them for weeks and begged him to set a few off. He was hesitant because, well, I was 4 years old. Putting me near baby dynamite probably was a bad idea. But I was a pest about it and he gave in. I remember he walked me to the far side of our small yard, parking...

 

Five tribes donate over $500K for Democratic party's convention

Five tribes -- including three from California -- have donated more than $500,000 for the upcoming Democratic National Convention. The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians from California, the Gila River Indian Community of Arizona, the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians in California, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota and the Table Mountain Rancheria of...

 

Marijuana beat: Tribal policy change, big bust on west side

MISSION, Ore. – The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Board of Trustees is continuing an earlier decision to keep marijuana an illegal substance on the reservation, but they have changed the tribal hiring policy. “It’s still a Level 1 drug under federal law,” Director of Communications Chuck Sams said. “The tribes will continue that. They have...

 

Court quashes Enbridge pipeline, slams Harper government for ignoring First Nations

In a stinging repudiation of former prime minister Stephen Harper's treatment of Canada's First Nations, the Federal Court of Appeal has asked the government to reconsider a 2014 decision to approve a major pipeline project to the west coast of British Columbia. In a two to one decision made public on Thursday, the court agreed with the arguments of several First Nations,...

 

Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls resolution to be introduced in Congress

BILLINGS - U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-MT) and Jon Tester (D-MT) and U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke (R-MT) have introduced a resolution to designate May 5, 2017 as National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls. The resolution was drafted in memory of the birthday of Hanna Harris, a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe who was murdered in July...

 

Don't let politics get in the way of our children's education

Congratulations to Debra Boyd (460 votes) and Sandra K. Dillon (457 votes) for a successful election to the Todd County School Board (TCSB). These ladies have many years of experience. Both have worked in the school system serving our students as professional educators. They also bring their expertise as mothers and grandmothers to their positions. There were 5 other...

 

Jewell Says Tribes Must Continue Progress After Obama Leaves

The Obama administration has made great progress on issues important to Native Americans, and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Wednesday encouraged tribes to keep the pressure on Washington, D.C., after a new president is sworn in next year. Jewell spoke at a conference of the National Congress of American Indians, where she urged tribal leaders to make sure their voices are...

 

Tribal Sovereignty Is Hot Topic At Gathering Of Native American Leaders In Spokane

There’s been a lot of political buzz this week at the mid-year conference of the National Congress of American Indians in Spokane. Tribal leaders say the next President must understand the importance of tribal sovereignty. Tribal members can vote, but the National Congress of American Indians is non-partisan. That's why NCAI President Brian Cladoosby says issues are more...

 

Interior Department Announces Final Regulations To Ensure American Public Receives Every Dollar Due for Production of Oil, Gas & Coal on Public Lands

WASHINGTON, DC –(ENEWSPF)–June 30, 2016. As part of the overall effort to modernize the Nation’s energy regulations, the U.S. Department of the Interior today released final regulations that will improve valuation and revenue collection for the country’s mineral resources, ensuring Americans receive every dollar due for production of those resources on public lands and...

 

Contractor denies more charges in tribal corruption case

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Billings contractor has denied charges that he defrauded the Chippewa Cree Tribe and bribed tribal officials to get preferential treatment for $2.5 million in federally funded contracts. The Billings Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/29gQ6Wf ) that Kevin David McGovern pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of conspiracy and scheme to defraud the tribe...

 

National Council on Fireworks Safety Encourages Safe and Fun Fourth of July Celebrations

Washington, D.C. - June 23, 2016 – The number of Americans planning to use backyard fireworks this Fourth of July is expected to hit an all-time high. In preparation for holiday celebrations, The National Council on Fireworks Safety (NCFS) encourages consumers to review all safety tips before purchasing and using fireworks. "E...

 

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