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Articles from the July 1, 2024 edition


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  • Donald Francis Roybal

    Jul 1, 2024

    Donald Francis Roybal November 26, 1960 ~ June 25, 2024 (age 63) Donald Francis Roybal 63, of Bemidji entered into the spirit world on June 25, 2024 at his home. He was born in Bemidji, MN on April 26, 1960 to Benjamin Roybal Jr. and Loretta King Pacheco. Donald enjoyed spending time with his friends and family always willing to help out if needed. He love to play cards, Pool and spending time with his grandchildren and going to casino and hanging out with his friends. Donald is preceded in...

  • Roland Lee Anderson Sr.

    Jul 1, 2024

    Roland Lee Anderson Sr. April 15, 1960 - June 27, 2024 Anwaatinigaabaw, Roland Anderson Sr., age 64, died on Thursday, June 27, 2024. A Visitation will be held at 8 PM on Sunday, June 30, 2024, at the District 1 Community Center on the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Reservation. A Funeral Ceremony will be held at 10 AM on Monday, July 1, 2024, at the District 1 Community Center on the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Reservation, with Nazhike officiating. Arrangements are with the Shelley Funeral Chapel of...

  • Corporate lobbyists eye new lawsuits after Supreme Court limits federal power

    Jul 1, 2024

    Mere hours after the Supreme Court sharply curbed the power of federal agencies, conservatives and corporate lobbyists began plotting how to harness the favorable ruling in a redoubled quest to whittle down climate, finance, health, labor and technology regulations in Washington. The early strategizing underscored the magnitude of the justices' landmark decision, which rattled the nation's capital and now appears poised to touch off years of lawsuits that could redefine the U.S. government's...

  • Biden team works furiously to quell any Democratic revolt after debate

    Jul 1, 2024

    Publicly, President Biden's allies have spent the past several days aggressively downplaying his missteps in Thursday's debate by assailing the "bedwetting brigade" of anxious Democrats, trumpeting a record influx of campaign donations and noting the long list of incumbents who stumbled during their first debates. Privately, they have worked the phones to reassure nervous donors, pleaded with concerned lawmakers to keep their powder dry and huddled with colleagues to commiserate - while...

  • Caribbean braces for Hurricane Beryl as Category 4 storm approaches

    Jul 1, 2024

    Beryl exploded into a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph Sunday - the earliest a storm of that intensity has been recorded in the Atlantic - leading Caribbean islands to prepare for violent storms to strike Monday morning. The National Hurricane Center said Beryl could be "life-threatening" in the Lesser Antilles, an island chain in the eastern Caribbean Sea. By late Sunday, much of the region had shut down public life, closing storefronts and requiring residents and...

  • GOP leaders call for probes into alleged Affordable Care Act fraud

    Jul 1, 2024

    House Republican leaders are asking government watchdogs to investigate health insurance sign-ups through the Affordable Care Act, citing reports that allege insurance brokers are fraudulently enrolling customers into some ACA health plans and that millions of Americans may be wrongly benefiting from federal insurance subsidies. The House Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Judiciary Committees requested Friday that the Government Accountability Office and the inspector general at the Depar...

  • CEOs charged with top Navy admiral fight U.S. bribery allegations

    Jul 1, 2024

    Two top executives of a New York-based technology services firm charged alongside the highest-ranking U.S. Navy admiral ever to face criminal indictment for bribery are fighting the charges, challenging federal prosecutors' decision to bring what one of their lawyers called a "politically motivated" military corruption case. Charlie Kim, 50, and Meghan Messenger, 47, are set to plead not guilty Monday in D.C. with retired four-star admiral Robert P. Burke, 62, formerly the Navy's...

  • Dengue fever is surging worldwide. A hotter planet will make it worse.

    Jul 1, 2024

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The curly-haired girl came to the emergency room with fever, aches and signs of dehydration, common indications of many childhood illnesses. But the 9-year-old - pale and listless beneath her Pokémon blanket - looked sicker than most children and exhibited no respiratory symptoms. She could only whimper as a pediatrician stroked her hair and softly questioned her in Spanish. The sharp-eyed doctor suspected dengue, a disease that is often missed but is now exploding around...

  • 48 hours to fix a 90-minute mess: Inside the Biden camp's post-debate frenzy

    Jul 1, 2024

    In the wee hours of Friday morning, not long after President Joe Biden had walked off the stage from a disastrous debate, his campaign chair, Jen O'Malley Dillon, acknowledged in a series of private calls with prominent supporters that the night had gone poorly but urged them not to overreact. Later on Friday, top White House aides worked the phones, with Biden's chief of staff, Jeff Zients, calling the Democratic leader of the Senate, Chuck Schumer, to check in, according to a person familiar...

  • Amid hostility to LGBTQ rights in some schools, youth say Pride is essential in 2024

    Jul 1, 2024

    One after the other, the teenagers strutted up the catwalk at Loring Park, struck a pose and began dancing. Twelve-year-old Maydi Loftus drew applause and several screams of excitement while lip-syncing to "Mrs. Potato Head" by Melanie Martinez, leaping into the air and landing in the splits. The performance was part of a youth drag show that kicked off Youth Night on Friday at Twin Cities Pride. "I just love seeing all these people," Maydi said. "I can relate to almost everyone here. It's...

  • Man shot dead outside Lakeville Amazon warehouse identified

    Jul 1, 2024

    A man was shot dead early Saturday outside the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Lakeville, according to police. The man was identified Sunday as Ahmed Ibrahim Cariif, 22, of Faribault, according to a news release from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office. He died of a gunshot wound to the chest, and the medical examiner listed the manner of death homicide. Authorities said that following reports of an altercation, police arrived at the parking lot of the warehouse, at 9800 217th St. W., just after 4 a.m. They found Cariif with a suspected...

  • State Patrol searching for driver who fled fatal crash in Eagan

    Jul 1, 2024

    One person died in a crash Saturday in Eagan, and the Minnesota State Patrol is still searching for one of the drivers, but not the one who ran a red light. According to a news release from the Minnesota State Patrol, Abby Marie Doepke Loughran, 41, of Eagan was driving a Lincoln MKX SUV east just after 3 p.m. on Hwy. 55 in Eagan when she ran a red light and hit a car turning left in front of her. State Patrol Sgt. Jesse Grabow said in a social media post that one person in the turning car was killed and another hurt. https:...

  • Man believed to have been stabbed, struck by car, Meeker County sheriff says

    Jul 1, 2024

    A 50-year-old Olivia, Minn., man is believed to have been stabbed and struck by a vehicle Friday in what the Meeker County Sheriff's Office says was a targeted attack. Sheriff's deputies arrived at the scene in Litchfield Township, along 600th Avenue near 230th Street, after 5 p.m. and found the man in a ditch with serious injuries, listed as "an apparent stab wound and injuries consistent with being struck by a vehicle," according to a sheriff's news release Saturday. The victim was taken to Meeker Memorial Hospital before being airlifted to...

  • For immigrants seeking asylum in Minnesota, success depends partly on which judge they get

    Jul 1, 2024

    An Ecuadorian woman named Fernanda came before Minnesota Immigration Judge Katherine L. Hansen, carrying her American-born baby in a blanket. "I don't know if you can grant me asylum," Fernanda said. Hansen directed her to fill out an asylum application by the next court date in 3½ months "so we can talk about it." Down the hall from Hansen's courtroom, a Mexican immigrant sat before Immigration Judge Monte G. Miller. https://www.startribune.com/for-immigrants-seeking-...

  • Israeli airstrike in the northern West Bank kills a Palestinian militant and wounds 5 other people

    Jul 1, 2024

    NUR SHAMS REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank - Israeli troops carried out an airstrike in the northern West Bank on Sunday, killing a Palestinian militant and wounding five other people, Palestinian health officials said. The strike took place in Nur Shams, an urban refugee camp that has been a frequent target of the Israeli military and is known as a stronghold of Palestinian militants. The state-run Palestinian news agency Wafa said an Israeli drone fired three missiles and struck a house. Islamic Jihad...

  • Evacuation orders lifted for some Arizona residents forced from their homes days ago by a wildfire

    Jul 1, 2024

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Evacuation orders in Arizona have been lifted for some residents of northeast Scottsdale, days after they were forced from their homes by a wildfire, authorities said Sunday. The Boulder View Fire was 19% contained Sunday after charring nearly 6 square miles (15 square kilometers) on the cusp of the Boulder Heights subdivision since Thursday. About 60 homes were evacuated Friday. No injuries have been reported and no structures have been damaged. https://w...

  • With no state bonding bill in three of the last four years, flood mitigation funding is unreliable

    Jul 1, 2024

    HENDERSON, Minn. - A day after the Minnesota River crested, grayish-tan muddy water still lapped the edges of levees and covered some roads in this low-lying river city. Two of the main roads in and out of town flood nearly every spring, said Mayor Keith Swenson, and Henderson has been lobbying for nearly a decade for state funding to raise the road surface above the flood line. Construction started earlier this spring. Then the Minnesota River flooded again, submerging the construction...

  • As flooding continues in the Midwest, western Corn Belt farmers grapple with submerged fields

    Jul 1, 2024

    CENTERVILLE, S.D. - At Tim Ostrem's farm near Centerville, South Dakota, a total of 225 acres of soybeans are completely underwater. Ostrem farms along the Vermillion River bottom. "Anybody that had river bottom ground this year has lost it all," he said. Flood waters have been sweeping their way across parts of South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota, with several parts of the region completely submerged. Ten to 15 inches of rain fell from Thursday, June 20, to Saturday, June 22, in parts of...

  • Attorney General Ellison wins $128K in refunds for waste-disposal company consumers over undisclosed fees

    Jul 1, 2024

    June 28, 2024 (SAINT PAUL) – Attorney General Keith Ellison today announced a settlement with waste removal company, Allied Waste Services of North America LLC d/b/a Republic Services, that will provide more than $128,000 in refunds to consumers for Republic’s failure to disclose waste-container removal fees to certain consumers who canceled the company’s services. The settlement also requires Republic Services to ensure that it properly discloses all of its fees, including waste-container removal fees, going forward. The Attorney General’s inv...

  • Minnesota Economic Trends: Quarterly Issue

    Jul 1, 2024

    Every quarter, the Labor Market Information (LMI) Office of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) publishes research articles that offer insights into important labor market trends. Every June, the annual state-of-the-state Minnesota Economic Trends issue provides an overview of Minnesota’s labor market changes and job growth over the past year and takes a closer look at the labor market situation in each of the state’s six regions. The June 2024 issue also includes articles that explore green jobs, look at sho...

  • Tareen Dermatology Agrees to Pay More Than $1.6 Million to Resolve Alleged False Claims Act Violations

    Jul 1, 2024

    MINNEAPOLIS – Tareen Dermatology, P.A., Dr. Mohiba Tareen, and Basir Tareen, CEO (collectively, the "Defendants") have agreed to pay the Unites States $1.63 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by submitting false claims to Medicare and other government payors for dermatology services and treatment. The settlement resolves allegations that the Defendants caused false claims to be submitted to Medicare and VA-administered programs in connection with Mohs s...

  • Man Sentenced to 95 Months in Prison for Role in Tobacco Store Robbery

    Jul 1, 2024

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – A Twin Cities man has been sentenced to 95 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release for aiding and abetting a 2023 Hobbs Act robbery of a tobacco store in Apple Valley, announced United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger. According to court documents, on January 23, 2023, 32-year-old David Devor Harris aided and abetted Deshawn Terrell Johnson in the robbery of a tobacco store. After the robbery, Harris and Johnson fled in a black Dodge Charger, which Apple V...

  • Guatemalan National Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking

    Jul 1, 2024

    MINNEAPOLIS – A man from Guatemala has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking, announced United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger. According to court documents, on September 27, 2021, as part of an ongoing investigation, law enforcement conducted a controlled operation, meeting Ramiro Guerra, 67, at a previously designated Twin Cities location. Guerra arrived in a semi-truck bound from California. The semi-truck was searched, and law enforcement recovered approximately 72 pounds of methamphetamine a...

  • Secretary Haaland Highlights Progress to Strengthen Indian Country in New York

    Jul 1, 2024

    NEW YORK — Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland traveled to New York this week to meet with Tribal leaders and community members to highlight the Interior Department’s progress in strengthening Indian Country. Her visit underscored the transformational investments in Indian Country made possible by President Biden’s Investing in America agenda and the Biden-Harris administration’s historic progress to empower Tribal sovereignty, self-determination and prosperity. Secretary Haaland met with Tribal leaders from the Cayuga Nation, Oneida In...

  • Rare White Bison Calf Has Not Been Seen Since Its Birth Day

    Jul 1, 2024

    For the first time since the birth of a rare white bison calf on June 4, 2024 in Yellowstone National Park, national park officials acknowledged its birth. The acknowledgement came in a press release yesterday. The press release indicated that the birth was the first known birth of a white bison in Yellowstone National Park. White bison are exceedingly rare and are often considered a sacred symbol among various Native American tribes. The white coloration may result from a genetic mutation...

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