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Lawmakers laud state's $52 billion 'recovery' budget after weeks of negotiations

Minnesota lawmakers emerged Thursday after weeks of deal-making with a completed two-year state budget, one they say will be essential to lifting the state out of the fog of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Tim Walz marked the occasion at the Capitol, surrounded by nurses, doctors, business owners and students he's met over the past...

 

Federal executions halted; Garland orders protocols reviewed

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department is halting federal executions after a historic use of capital punishment by the Trump administration, which carried out 13 executions in six months. Attorney General Merrick Garland made the announcement Thursday night, saying he was imposing a moratorium on federal executions while the...

 

Trump's safe for now, but his company's in hot water

NEW YORK - With Thursday's arraignment of Donald Trump's company and his longtime finance chief on tax fraud charges, New York authorities notched their first indictment in a two-year ongoing investigation of the former president. Trump and his lawyers say the Democrats who brought the case against the Trump Organization and...

 

Plans taking shape for feds to transfer more than 11,000 acres to Leech Lake Reservation

The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is another step closer to getting back land the United States government seized more than six decades ago and assigned to the Chippewa National Forest. The band and the U.S. Forest Service on Wednesday announced they have signed a "Plan of Survey," which will be used to implement the transfer of...

 

Minnesota Legislature approves nearly $30M to cover tax refunds due Enbridge

Minnesota counties on the hook for huge tax refunds to Enbridge - through no fault of their own - will be bailed out by the state to tune of nearly $30 million. The payments are authorized by the tax bill passed by the Legislature early Thursday. Also, another $16 million to $18 million due to Enbridge will be refunded as a...

 

Hundreds believed dead in heat wave despite efforts to help

SALEM, Ore. - Many of the dead were found alone, in homes without air conditioning or fans. Some were elderly - one as old as 97. The body of an immigrant farm laborer was found in an Oregon nursery. As forecasters warned of a record-breaking heat wave in the Pacific Northwest and western Canada last weekend, officials set up...

 

House approves $715 billion transportation, water bill

WASHINGTON - The Democratic-led House approved a sizable $715 billion transportation bill Thursday, a potential investment in roads, rail, public transit and water over five years that could serve as a marker in the negotiations over a bipartisan infrastructure package. The bill passed largely along party lines by a vote of...

 

AG Ellison leads bipartisan coalition in support of regulating pharmacy benefit managers

July 1, 2021 (SAINT PAUL) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison today led a bipartisan coalition of 34 attorneys general from across the country in an amicus brief to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of North Dakota laws that regulate abusive behavior of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), which have been challenged by the PBM industry’s national lobbying...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    July 2, 2021

Grand Opening held at Red Lake C-Store

A Grand Opening event was held at the Red Lake C-Store on Thursday, July 1, 2021 from 11 AM to 1 PM. Some of the activities including free samples from Hot Stuff Pizza, a build your own sundae bar, a pizza eating contest, gunny-sack races, bouncy houses, and prizes....

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    July 2, 2021

Grand Opening held at Red Lake C-Store - P2

A Grand Opening event was held at the Red Lake C-Store on Thursday, July 1, 2021 from 11 AM to 1 PM. Some of the activities including free samples from Hot Stuff Pizza, a build your own sundae bar, a pizza eating contest, gunny-sack races, bouncy houses, and prizes....

 

Attorney General's budget 'a win for Minnesota families and consumers'

Highlights Senate’s failure to fund much-needed criminal prosecutors to help fight violent crime in Greater Minnesota; AG ‘baffled why the Senate refuses to help us help prosecutors in Greater Minnesota make their communities safer’ July 1, 2021 (SAINT PAUL) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison today hailed the passage of the State Government budget bill that...

 

BIA Announces Over $6.5 Million in Energy and Mineral Development Grants Awarded to 34 Tribes and Alaska Native Corporations

WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) announced today that it has awarded more than $6.5 million in Energy and Mineral Development Program (EMDP) grants to 27 federally recognized tribes and seven Alaska Native corporations in 15 states. The funding will aid their efforts to identify, study, design and/or develop projects using energy, mineral and natural...

 

ICYMI: Growing opposition to Line 3 as Enbridge continues to prove it's wrong for Minnesota

This week showed more evidence of growing opposition to Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline as the international conglomerate continued to prove its tar sands pipeline is wrong for Minnesota. On Monday the Grammy Award-winning Indigo Girls held a free concert to support the water protectors fighting to stop the Line 3 pipeline, with Indigo Girl Amy Ray saying “This is the coolest...

 

July is Hire a Veteran Month in Minnesota

St. Paul – More than 300,000 U.S. military veterans call Minnesota home and more than half of them are of working age. Unfortunately, veterans returning from recent military deployments face higher unemployment and more challenges entering the civilian workforce and advancing in their careers. To help raise awareness about the resources available for veterans and their...

 

Legislative Session Ends with Jobs and Safety Victories for Construction Workers, Unfinished Business

Saint Paul, MN – Today, the legislative session ended with important wins for construction workers, including thousands of infrastructure jobs, clean energy jobs, wage theft and OSHA enforcement. The Republican Senate blocked critical refinery safety legislation and a bonding bill was left undone, despite bipartisan support from Governor Walz and the Legislature. Joel Smith,...

 

White Earth Applauds Legislature, Governor on Addressing Tribal MAT Billing Issue

White Earth, Minnesota – Yesterday, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill, HF33, into law. The bill appropriates approximately $18.8 billion dollars over the next biennium to fund the State of Minnesota’s Health and Human Services functions. Importantly, the bill included language that settles an on-going dispute between White Earth...

 

Minnesota part of national enforcement effort to uncover unlicensed contractor activity

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) participated with the National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) in a national coordinated enforcement effort the weeks of June 7 through 25, which included eight NASCLA state members that took part in this event across the country. In addition to their regular casework, investigators with DLI's...

 

Native American Agriculture Fund Invests $1 Million Dollars in Native Youth for 2021

Fayetteville, AR: The Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF) has awarded $1 million dollars to 20 grantees serving Native youth across 115 Tribal Nations. The diverse range of grants for youth programming provides direct capital to projects impacting more than 3,500 Native youth in reservation, rural, suburban, and urban areas throughout Indian Country. The funded projects...

 

Cancel Canada Day: 'Stolen Indigenous Lives Are Not Things to Celebrate'

Canadians have celebrated their country's confederation on July 1, 1867 since 1868, but this year, planned celebrations of the holiday have led to cancellations and protests due to the discovery of hundreds of Indigenous children's remains in unmarked graves at three former residential schools. "As National Chief of the...

 

Tribal Leaders Met with First Lady Jill Biden in Arizona to Discuss Covid-19 Vaccinations

PHOENIX - First Lady Jill Biden and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff visited the Isaac Middle School in Phoenix, Ariz. on Wednesday to an effort to increase Covid-19 vaccinations throughout Arizona, including tribal communities. The fact that only 40 percent of Arizona has been vaccinated led to the effort to increase...

 

City pledges action to honor lives lost at Indian boarding school

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Officials here plan to work with tribal and Native leaders following the disappearance of a plaque commemorating the burials of Indian boarding school students. The plaque recognized the loss of Apache, Navajo and Zuni students who attended the Albuquerque Indian School. It had been been placed at a...

 

Pope to meet with Canada Indigenous

ROME — Pope Francis has agreed to meet in December with Indigenous survivors of Canada's notorious residential schools amid calls for a papal apology for the Catholic Church's role in the abuse and deaths of thousands of Indigenous children. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops said Francis had invited the delegations to the Vatican and would meet separately with...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    July 2, 2021

Red Lake Chairman Seki Delivers State of the Band on Friday, May 28, 2021 - P24

RED LAKE, MN - Red Lake Tribal Chairman Darrell Seki Sr., along with some department heads, reported to a group of tribal members and others at the Annual Red Lake State of the Band Address on Friday, May 28, 2021. It had been over a year since the last State of the Band Address was held in March 2020. The Covid-19 pandemic,...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    July 2, 2021

2021 Red Lake High School Graduation held on Saturday, May 29, 2021 - P35

2021 Red Lake High School Graduation held on Saturday, May 29, 2021 GRADUATES: James Allen Beaulieu III Mimi Beaulieu-Morgan Kia Nicole Birr, Ryan Joseph Blackcloud Aaron Chaboyea Diamond A. Cloud-Sayers Lailah Eliza Dow Kacie Graves Arianna Moonlight Greene Denali Hart Delwyn E. Holthusen III Yolanda J. Infante Kyriah M....

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    July 2, 2021

2021 Red Lake High School Graduation held on Saturday, May 29, 2021 - P36

2021 Red Lake High School Graduation held on Saturday, May 29, 2021 GRADUATES: James Allen Beaulieu III Mimi Beaulieu-Morgan Kia Nicole Birr, Ryan Joseph Blackcloud Aaron Chaboyea Diamond A. Cloud-Sayers Lailah Eliza Dow Kacie Graves Arianna Moonlight Greene Denali Hart Delwyn E. Holthusen III Yolanda J. Infante Kyriah M....

 

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