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Articles from the July 10, 2024 edition


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  • Simon Douglas Roybal

    Jul 10, 2024

    Simon Douglas Roybal December 25, 1958 ~ July 6, 2024 (age 65) Simon Douglas Roybal, Niganni Bines "Thunderbird Leader," Misko Bines "Red Thunderbird," age 65, began his journey to the spirit world on July 6, 2024 at his residence in Little Rock, Minnesota. He was born on December 25, 1958 to Benjamin Roybal Jr and Loretta King in Red Lake, Minnesota. Simon lived in Red Lake until he moved to Minneapolis when he was around 9 years old. He got his GED, then drove a cab and worked construction...

  • Leo Leonard Kingbird, Sr.

    Jul 10, 2024

    Leo Leonard Kingbird, Sr. September 17, 1946 ~ July 7, 2024 (age 77) Leo Leonard “Sonny” Kingbird, Sr., “Bezhigogaabaw” meaning “Stands Alone” of the Eagle Clan and Redby, MN, journeyed to the spirit world unexpectedly with his wife by his side on Sunday, July7th, 2024, from Neilson Place in Bemidji, MN. He was born on September 17, 1946, in Red Lake, MN, the son of Lucille (Stately) and Leo Kingbird. Leo grew up in Redby, MN and Dora Lake MN. He attended Bigfork HS in Bigfork, MN. Leo joined...

  • Shakarra Ann Edmonds

    Jul 10, 2024

    Shakarra Ann Edmonds May 2, 1995 - July 5, 2024 Shakarra Ann Edmonds “Mi mu ska” UmohoN name. To her friends “Karra.” Shakarra was born in Des Moines Iowa May 2, 1995. She moved to St Paul Minnesota August 1997. Shakarra was a beautiful, sweet person, giving caring and quick to help out. She was a lot of fun, loved to laugh, and would pound on you if it was really funny. A very talented artist in beading, pottery, hair, nails and a really good cook. Shakarra played basketball in elementary to hi...

  • Jeremiah R. Robertson

    Jul 10, 2024

    Jeremiah R. Robertson May 22, 1953 - July 8, 2024 Jeremiah R. "Jay" Robertson, 71 of the Spirit Lake Nation, passed away at CHI, St. Alexius Health, Devils Lake Hospital on Monday, July 8, 2024. There will be visitation and time of remembrance at Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Fort Totten ND on Sunday, July 14, 2024 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with a Rosary and Prayer Service at 6:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, July 15, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. at the church with burial to follo...

  • Michael Anthony Little Ghost Jr.

    Jul 10, 2024

    Michael Anthony Little Ghost Jr. September 14, 2011 - July 7, 2024 A full obituary will be published soon. Visitation: Thursday, July 11, 2024 12:00 P.M. Denise Burns Residence 881 DeSoto Street St. Paul, Minnesota 55130...

  • Vincent "Vince" Michael Hernandez

    Jul 10, 2024

    Vincent "Vince" Michael Hernandez Sunrise 3-6-64 Sunset 6-8-2024 Vincent "Vince" Michael Hernandez, a member of the Red Lake Band of Ojibwe, Age 60, passed away on Saturday, June 8th, 2024 In Torance, CA. Vince was the second child born to Shirley (Spears) Hernandez and Victor Hernandez, Sr. in Gardena, CA. Those welcoming Vince home are his Great Grandparents, Nellie (Strong) Spears & Chief Robert Spears, Grandparents, Mary (Strong) Rutherford & Walter E. Rutherford, Uncles, Simon William Spear...

  • NATO vows lasting support for Ukraine but won't promise membership

    Jul 10, 2024

    NATO nations will provide Ukraine urgently needed air-defense systems, President Biden said Tuesday, vowing aid to shield against deadly Russian attacks even as the alliance stops short of offering Kyiv concrete advances toward membership. The U.S. leader, kicking off a summit marking the 75th anniversary of NATO, said the donation of five air-defense systems by Germany, Italy, Romania, the Netherlands and the United States represented just one element of NATO's ongoing campaign to help Kyiv...

  • Hill Democrats remain divided, worried about Biden and their future

    Jul 10, 2024

    As President Biden prepared to address NATO allies gathered in Washington on Tuesday evening, his advocates on Capitol Hill seemed to be growing a bit louder. But so was the unease over Democratic prospects of beating Donald Trump and making gains in Congress come November. There was no unity among congressional Democrats who met personally for the first time since Biden's halting debate performance nearly two weeks ago. Instead, there was a rising tide of resignation from some, enthusiasm from...

  • Many universities are abandoning race-conscious scholarships worth millions

    Jul 10, 2024

    Duke University recently discontinued a 45-year-old scholarship that covered tuition, currently about $66,000 a year, and housing costs of some Black undergraduate students. The University of Iowa has changed the selection criteria for its Advantage Iowa Award, which dispenses more than $9 million a year in financial help to first-year students from historically underrepresented groups. White students, who previously weren't eligible, can now apply. Across the four-campus University of Missouri...

  • U.S. and allies take down Russian 'bot farm' powered by AI

    Jul 10, 2024

    The United States and several allies said Tuesday that they had seized control of a sophisticated Russian propaganda mill that used artificial intelligence to drive nearly a thousand covert accounts on the social network X. Though governments have increasingly turned to artificial intelligence in the past year to spread messages more widely and credibly, the takedown is unusual because the Western intelligence agencies traced it to an officer of the Russian FSB intelligence force and to a...

  • 'Unfit' to serve, 'con artist': How Trump's VP finalists once bashed him

    Jul 10, 2024

    Not a worthy business partner. "Unfit" for the White House. "Con artist." These are not the words of Democrats attacking Donald Trump, but comments from three Republicans Trump has considered to be his running mate. Sens. J.D. Vance (R-Ohio) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who have been at the center of discussions inside the Trump campaign, and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum (R), who is also in the mix, have been lavishing Trump with praise in recent weeks as they jockey for position. But that was...

  • Democratic lawmakers seek criminal investigation of Justice Thomas

    Jul 10, 2024

    Two Democratic U.S. senators announced Tuesday that they are seeking a criminal investigation of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas over gifts of travel, a loan for a recreational vehicle and other benefits he received from wealthy benefactors. Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Ron Wyden (D.-Ore.) said they sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland last week requesting he appoint a special counsel to probe whether Thomas violated ethics, false statement and tax laws. The action...

  • 20 charged in July 4th fireworks melee in Minneapolis' Dinkytown

    Jul 10, 2024

    Twenty people have been charged with riotous behavior and shooting fireworks at other people the night of July 4th in Minneapolis' Dinkytown area. So far, the Hennepin County Attorney's Office has charged people with offenses including second-degree rioting while armed with a dangerous weapon - a felony - and fleeing police. Charges against others could still come as the County Attorney's Office continues to review the late-night incidents, spokesman Daniel Borgertpoepping said. Although the...

  • Minnesota trooper charged in Rochester crash that killed 18-year-old student

    Jul 10, 2024

    ROCHESTER - Criminal charges were filed Tuesday against the state trooper involved in a three-vehicle crash in May that killed an 18-year-old high school student just days ahead of her graduation party. Trooper Shane Roper was charged with second-degree manslaughter and criminal vehicular homicide related to the death of the victim, Olivia Flores of Owatonna. The Olmsted County Attorney's Office also filed charges of criminal vehicle operation against Roper related to five other people who were...

  • Dakota community leads reclamation of land near St. Anthony Falls for traditional use

    Jul 10, 2024

    The land near St. Anthony Falls, the birthplace of Minneapolis and a sacred site to the Indigenous people who lived there before the arrival of Europeans, is once again coming under native stewardship. The federal government is transferring 5 acres to local control, spurring a unique development process. Owámniyomni Okhódayapi, a nonprofit formerly known as Friends of the Falls, has selected a design team guided by Dakota knowledge keepers to conduct a consensus-based ecological restoration. h...

  • Investigators identify parents of newborn Jane Doe left in ditch in 1980 near St. Cloud

    Jul 10, 2024

    Investigators said Tuesday they have solved the decades-old mystery of who were the parents of a newborn girl whose remains were found in a ditch south of St. Cloud, but lack the evidence to charge anyone in connection with the death of the child. Two women on their usual walk along a road on April 3, 1980, spotted the baby wearing only a disposable diaper and alerted the Stearns County Sheriff's Office. The discovery set off the long-running investigation that included multiple autopsies, an...

  • Police ID homicide victim from last week in St. Paul, remain mum on how the man was killed

    Jul 10, 2024

    Police on Tuesday identified the man who was killed in his St. Paul home last week. Andrew J. Gutzman, 37, suffered what police Sgt. Mike Ernster called a "certain level of trauma" Friday at his residence in the 900 block of Hatch Avenue. Ernster declined late Tuesday afternoon to be more specific about further details about Gutzman's death in order "to maintain the integrity of the investigation." No arrests have been announced. https://www.startribune.com/officials-id-homic...

  • Minnesota House GOP blasts DFL for fraud under its watch

    Jul 10, 2024

    ST. PAUL - Minnesota House Republicans attacked DFL leadership on Monday for a lack of accountability after hundreds of millions of dollars in fraud was discovered by a government watchdog agency over the course of five years. Specifically, the GOP has laid the blame at the feet of Gov. Tim Walz's administration for a failure to oversee several state departments properly. House Minority Leader Lisa Demuth, R-Cold Spring, also called for an end to the DFL trifecta in state government. All 134...

  • DEED Announces Nearly $1 Million in Contamination Cleanup Grants

    Jul 10, 2024

    St. Paul – Today, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced $977,381 in Contamination Cleanup and Investigation grants to six communities statewide. The grants will help the awarded communities fund the assessment and cleanup of contaminated sites for private redevelopment. DEED's Contamination Cleanup Grants cover up to 75% of the costs of removing contamination at approved polluted sites. The remaining costs are covered by cities and counties, other units of local government and private landowners and d...

  • Sanford Health Park Rapids Clinic hosting sports physical events for student-athletes

    Jul 10, 2024

    PARK RAPIDS, Minn. – The Sanford Health Park Rapids Clinic is offering sports physical events for student-athletes to complete their sports physicals for the 2024/2025 school season. Student-athletes are required to get an annual sports physical when participating in school-sanctioned sports and must have their physicals completed before the first day of practice for their sport. Student-athletes can receive their sports physical this summer at the clinic, 110 7th St. West, in Park Rapids, on the following days: • Wednesday, July 17, from 1 to...

  • State Patrol Col. Christina Bogojevic statement regarding charging decision

    Jul 10, 2024

    The following statement can be attributed to Col. Christina Bogojevic, chief of the Minnesota State Patrol, regarding the Olmsted County attorney's decision to charge Trooper Shane Roper. "We express our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Olivia Flores and to the other community members affected by the tragic fatal crash that occurred on May 18 in Rochester. Today the Olmsted County Attorney’s Office announced charges against Trooper Shane Roper. The conduct alleged in the criminal complaint is concerning and does not align w...

  • Biden-Harris Administration Invests $120 Million to Help Tribes Build Climate Resilience, as part of President's Investing in America agenda

    Jul 10, 2024

    SHELBYVILLE, Mich.— Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland today announced the availability of $120 million in new funding supported by President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to help Tribal communities prepare for the most severe climate-related environmental threats to their homelands. The funding can be used by Tribes to plan for, adapt to, or respond to these threats by safely relocating critical community infrastructure. President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act provided a huge boost for the Burea...

  • Now Accepting Nominations: Governor's International Trade Awards

    Jul 10, 2024

    The Minnesota Trade Office (MTO) is accepting nominations for the 39th Annual Governor’s International Trade Awards. Traditionally, these prestigious awards are given out each year to honor Minnesota companies that have excelled in the international marketplace. Award recipients will be recognized at an awards ceremony to be scheduled toward the end of this year. Award Categories The following four award categories are open for nominations for Minnesota companies that successfully export goods and services: • Manufactured Goods: Small- to med...

  • DOI Announces $120 Million Funding Opportunity for Tribal Climate Resilience

    Jul 10, 2024

    Interior Secretary Deb Haaland (Laguna Pueblo) announced a new $120 million funding opportunity for tribes during a visit to the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, known as the Gun Lake Tribe, in southwest Michigan. The Tribal Climate Annual Award, part of the Bureau of Indian Affairs' Tribal Climate Resilience Program, will open July 17, with the solicitation continuing through Oct. 18 of this year. The funding will help tribes with planning and implementation of strategies...

  • Cayuga Nation Sues Counties for Denying Access to Emergency 911 System

    Jul 10, 2024

    Cayuga Nation filed a federal lawsuit federal lawsuit last week against two neighboring counties for refusing to transmit emergency 911 calls to the Nation’s police department, violating the tribe’s rights under federal law. The Cayuga Nation Reservation spans 64,000 acres in central New York state. According to the latest Census Data, approximately 2,500 people reside within its boundaries. The Cayuga Nation Police Department (CNPD) was established in 2018. Today, it has 20 officers and is led by Colonel Mark Lincoln, a former member of the...

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