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Articles from the November 29, 2018 edition

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  • New Minnesota legislators get crash course in Capitol and its ways

    Nov 29, 2018

    A new class of state lawmakers filed into the ornate House chambers Wednesday afternoon for a presentation on decorum, some posing for selfies before taking a seat behind desks that do not yet bear their names. The 39 new members of the Minnesota House - some of whom are returning after a term or two out of office - are in the middle of a crash course on the how the Legislature works. The large freshman class will constitute more than a quarter of the state House members, and 45 percent of...

  • Lakeville woman critically hurt in crash on icy road after snow hits Twin Cities

    Nov 29, 2018

    Snow flurries slickened Twin Cities roadways just in time for the Wednesday evening’s commute, slowing traffic and causing hundreds of crashes. The Minnesota Department of Transportation deployed dozens of plows around the metro to manage a projected 1-3 inches of snowfall. As of 6 p.m., 276 crashes had been reported statewide due to deteriorating conditions, including 33 that resulted in injury. State Patrol recorded 55 vehicle spin outs and two jacknifed semi-trailer trucks over a six-hour span.

  • With new, heated tent, officials intensify effort to relocate residents of Hiawatha Avenue homeless camp

    Nov 29, 2018

    Minneapolis city officials and American Indian nonprofits are stepping up a campaign to encourage residents of a large homeless camp in south Minneapolis to seek shelter from the cold. On Wednesday, Minneapolis Fire Department crews erected a large, heated army tent across the street from the encampment on Franklin and Hiawatha avenues. The tent will serve as an impromptu dining hall and meeting space for the approximately 200 people still living at the camp, including some who have been sleeping in tents at the site since July....

  • Serial burglar caught after breaking out of jail in downtown Minneapolis

    Nov 29, 2018

    Michael Frank Simon has had numerous run-ins with police for breaking into places. But it’s his breakout that people will remember most. Simon apparently busted through a window on an upper floor of the Hennepin County jail in downtown Minneapolis before sunrise Wednesday, landed on a lower-level rooftop then ran across the top of a skyway to a parking ramp. Officers searched the ramp and surrounding areas but failed to find Simon, who was wearing an orange jail jumpsuit and blue jacket.

  • Senate defies Trump, showing anger with Saudis for Khashoggi

    Nov 29, 2018

    WASHINGTON — Defying President Donald Trump, senators sent a strong signal Wednesday that they want to punish Saudi Arabia for its role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. By a bipartisan 63-37 vote, the Senate opted to move forward with legislation calling for an end to U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. The vote was a rebuke not only to Saudi Arabia but also to Trump's administration, which has made clear it does not want to torpedo the long-standing U.S. relationship with Riyadh over the killing. htt...

  • Powell: US economy healthy and rate hikes aren't automatic

    Nov 29, 2018

    WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell cast a bright picture of the U.S. economy Wednesday and appeared to suggest that the Fed might consider a pause in its interest rate hikes next year to assess the impact of its credit tightening. Powell's comments ignited a huge rally on Wall Street, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average surging 617 points, its biggest one-day increase in eight months.

  • Authorities ID body as kidnapped North Carolina teen girl

    Nov 29, 2018

    LUMBERTON, N.C. — A body found in North Carolina has been preliminarily identified as a 13-year-old girl kidnapped outside her home, investigators said Wednesday, ending a three-week search involving hundreds of investigators. Lumberton Police Chief Michael McNeill told reporters at a news conference that state crime lab tests indicate the body found late Tuesday is Hania Aguilar. While a final determination will be made with dental records, investigators believe the body is hers.

  • BP: Cass County investigating death in Bena

    Nov 29, 2018

    BENA -- The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of an adult female after responding to a call that she was unresponsive on Wednesday in Bena. The Sheriff’s Office released a statement Wednesday afternoon, saying authorities had responded to the call at a residence at approximately 6:20 a.m. An autopsy is pending with the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office.

  • Red Lake Drug Busts Lead To Eight Arrests

    Nathan Green, Lakeland News|Nov 29, 2018

    Two separate drug-related search warrants have led to the arrest of eight individuals on the Red Lake Reservation. The first warrant was executed on Wednesday, November 14th at a home in Redby, which resulted in the arrest of five people. According to the Red Lake Police Department, officers located over five grams of methamphetamine and a small amount of heroin and marijuana and various drug-related items. One individual, identified as Andrew Kingbird, was also charged with destruction of...


    Nov 29, 2018

    For the second time this month the Mon Dak Conference has selected Rob McClain Jr. as the Player of the Week. In two games last week while shooting 66% from the field and 63% (7-11) from the three point line, he averaged 29.5 points and 11 rebounds a game He also had 3 assists, 2 steals, and 1 blocked shot. Rob attended Red Lake High School and is from Red Lake, Minnesota....

  • MDA Awards Specialty Crop Block Grants for Research, Education, and Market Development

    Nov 29, 2018

    St. Paul, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has awarded 2018 USDA Specialty Crop Block Grants (SCBG) to sixteen recipient organizations across Minnesota. The grant program aims to boost the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Minnesota through research, education, or market development projects, such as development of new plant varieties, marketing campaigns, and helping producers to comply with food safety requirements. “Minnesota vegetable growers need crop varieties well-adapted to their environmental con...


    Nov 29, 2018

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Justice today announced the opening of the grant solicitation period for comprehensive funding to Indian Country to support crime prevention, victim services, and coordinated community responses to violence against native women. The Department’s FY 2019 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation, or CTAS, posts today online at The solicitation contains details about available grants and describes how federally-recognized tribes, tribal consortia and Alaska Nat...

  • Eighty-Seven Lawmakers Awarded for Conservative Voting Records

    Nov 29, 2018

    Alexandria, VA—The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) has just released its ratings of the 2018 meeting of the Minnesota Legislature. ACUF’s Ratings—both federal and state—are an initiative of ACUF’s Center for Legislative Accountability. These ratings are designed to reflect how over 8,000 of the nation’s elected officials view the role of government and illustrate the differences between chambers of the legislature, while revealing lawmakers’ positions on a wide variety of issues that directly affect Minnesotans. ACUF reviewed...

  • Little Rock Community Thanksgiving Dinner held on Wednesday evening - P4

    Valarie Thompson|Nov 29, 2018

    Little Rock Community Thanksgiving Dinner was held on Wednesday evening, November 23, 2018....

  • Thanksgiving Day Pow Wow held at American Indian Center in Minneapolis - P4

    Gerald Auginash|Nov 29, 2018

    A Thanksgiving Day Pow Wow was held at the American Indian Center in Minneapolis on November 24, 2018....

  • Halloween in Red Lake 2018 - P35

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Nov 29, 2018

    Halloween in Red Lake 2018...

  • Halloween in Red Lake 2018 - P36

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Nov 29, 2018

    Halloween in Red Lake 2018...

  • Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow: Saturday Afternoon Session - P61

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Nov 29, 2018

    Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow: Saturday Afternoon Session The new 2018-19 O-Bah-Shiing (Ponemah) Labor Day Royalty. Princess: Jade Cloud Brave: KaVern Kingbird Obashing Singing Contest 1st Place-Warpaint 2nd Place-High Noon 3rd Place-Southern Boyz 4th Place-Standing Horse 5th Place-Red Willow 6th Place-Pipestone...

  • Pacific Northwest tribe enlists unusual allies in fight to save the Salish Sea from fossil fuel threats: museums

    Nov 29, 2018

    The fight to save the critically endangered orcas of the Salish Sea is the latest in a sequence of campaigns led by Northwest Tribes to protect natural and cultural heritage from fossil fuel and industrial threats, with great benefits resonating far beyond Native communities. These struggles have brought tribes together with unusual allies, including fishers, farmers, ranchers, faith-based communities, and most recently, natural history museums. The Salish Sea--one of the world's largest and...

  • Call For Artist: Bring Her Home

    All My Relations Arts and its partners invite you to participate in the group exhibition Bring Her Home. All Indigenous artists residing on Turtle Island are welcome to apply. All works must be original and can be 2D, 3D, video, performance, or installation. ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island will highlight the ongoing epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, as well respond to the increased level of human trafficking. This call for Art will...


    Nov 29, 2018

    VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT BILLING SPECIALIST ACCOUNTANT DEPARTMENT Open: November 28, 2018 Closing: Open Until Filled PRIMARY FUNCTION Under the direction of the Billing Supervisor, the Billing Clerk is responsible for all clients accounting and related functions, including accounts receivable, billing, credit and collections. Reports to Billing Supervisor, full time positions w/benefits, salary: DOQ. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES • Develop and maintain procedures for efficient, accurate, a...

  • Application Deadline Extended to December 7, 2018 for University of Minnesota Board of Regents

    Nov 29, 2018

    (St. Paul, MN, November 28, 2018) - The Regent Candidate Advisory Council (RCAC) is extending the application deadline for four positions to be filled on the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota in 2019. The previous deadline had been November 30, 2018. The Board of Regents is the governing body of the University of Minnesota system and its five campuses, Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester and the Twin Cities. Regents are unpaid volunteers who serve six-year, staggered terms. Four of the twelve Regent seats are open for election...

  • ACLU appeals public tax dollars for private schools

    Nov 29, 2018

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, public education leaders and parent groups filed an appeal Tuesday asking the Michigan Supreme Court to rule the use of public tax dollars to fund private schools unconstitutional. Dan Korobkin, ACLU of Michigan's deputy legal director, said the state constitution clearly prohibits the use of public funds to fund private schools. State lawmakers must not be allowed to use public school dollars to fund private interests, he said.

  • Bomb, gun threats lock down Georgia school district

    Nov 29, 2018

    DECATUR, Ga. — Police say multiple schools are on lockdown in an Atlanta suburb as police investigate a bomb threat at one school and threats of gun violence at two others. Decatur police said Tuesday that a system-wide lockdown was imposed "out of precaution" across the City Schools of Decatur, affecting about 5,600 students in nine schools. Private schools followed suit in the city just east of Atlanta.

  • Democratic Bill Aims to Put Brakes on Restraint and Seclusion Practices

    Nov 29, 2018

    Democrats on Capitol Hill are seeking to ban the practice of isolating students in special rooms or otherwise secluding them in schools that receive federal funds, as well as to limit when students can be physically restrained. The Keeping All Students Safe Act would also require schools to notify parents within 24 hours when their child has been physically restrained and require states to collect and publish data on restraint and seclusion, including reports of injuries or death.

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