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Susan Emma Mountain

Mountain, Susan Emma age 54, of Minneapolis on July 13, 2020. Funeral Services Friday, July 17th, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at The Red Lake Community Center. Wake TODAY, July 16 beginning at 5:00 P.M., The Red Lake Community Center. SERVING THE FAMILY.. Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, MN 320-485-4447 chilsonfuneralho...

 

Red Lake Trading Post employee tests positive for the COVID-19 Virus

In a statement on the Red Lake Trading Post, this statement was made: One of our employees has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. We have shut down the deli and deep cleaning of the store begins tonight. Contact tracing is on-going, and all employees will be tested immediately. The deli section will be closed on Thursday,...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    July 16, 2020

Pemberton reelected in Redby, squeaks by Donnell 318-296 in Run Off Election

RED LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION - Members of the Redby District went to the polls on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, for the purpose of electing one District Representatives for a four-year term for the Redby District. Incumbent Allen Pemberton squeaked by challenger Herman Donnell 318-296 unofficially. Donnell had won locally 229-156...

 

Minneapolis-based M Health Fairview offers retail antibody test for COVID-19

A retail COVID-19 antibody test is now available through M Health Fairview that promotes 99% accuracy and offers an answer to all who believe they have already been infected with the coronavirus that causes the disease. While leaders of the Minneapolis-based health care system note that the results have limits, they expect...

 

Bodycam video shows officer pulled gun on George Floyd at the start

Body-worn camera footage from former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane showed that George Floyd was given no explanation for why he was being questioned before Lane pointed a gun and swore at him, touched him multiple times and forced him out of his vehicle into the street. The court made footage captured by Lane and...

 

Walmart, Kroger will start requiring customers in US stores to wear masks

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board voted Wednesday night to cut the number of encampments spread across the city's parks, significantly reducing two sprawling encampments at Powderhorn Park. The unanimous vote was prefaced by more than an hour of public comment in which dozens of residents protested against the homeless...

 

Walmart, Kroger will start requiring customers in US stores to wear masks

New York (CNN Business) - Walmart will require customers at all of its US stores to wear masks beginning next week, becoming the largest retailer to mandate facial coverings as coronavirus cases continue to rise. Other national chains made similar moves on Wednesday. Kroger and Kohl's announced they would start requiring all customers to wear masks, signaling that more...

 

Trump administration asserts control over coronavirus data

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration has ordered hospitals to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and send all coronavirus patient information to a central database in Washington beginning on Wednesday. The move has alarmed health experts who fear the data will be politicized or withheld from the public....

 

One man killed and one injured in St. Paul shootings

St. Paul police were investigating on Wednesday the city's 18th homicide. Officers found a man shot in the head about 5:45 p.m. near the intersection of Western Avenue N. and Concordia Avenue W. A large crowd had gathered, and a nurse was rendering aid. Paramedics were also on the way, but the man's injuries were so severe that...

 

UnitedHealth Group profit doubles to $6.6 billion with COVID-19 slowdown

UnitedHealth Group's second-quarter profit jumped to $6.6 billion - double the earnings from the same period last year, and far beyond expectations - as the nation's largest health insurer paid out far fewer claims with the temporary shutdown of elective procedures due to COVID-19. The Minnetonka-based health care giant said...

 

Confirmed US virus cases rise amid new global restrictions

MIAMI - California, Arizona, Texas and Florida together reported about 36,000 new coronavirus cases Wednesday as restrictions aimed at combating the spread of the pandemic took hold in the United States and around the world in an unsettling sign reminiscent of the dark days of April. The soaring counts of confirmed infections...

 

Mail delays likely as new postal boss pushes cost-cutting

WASHINGTON - Mail deliveries could be delayed by a day or more under cost-cutting efforts being imposed by the new postmaster general. The plan eliminates overtime for hundreds of thousands of postal workers and says employees must adopt a "different mindset" to ensure the Postal Service's survival during the coronavirus pandemi...

 

North Dakota tribe sues over ruling giving minerals to state

BISMARCK, N.D. — Leaders of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation in North Dakota sued the federal government Wednesday due to a Department of Interior opinion that sides with the state over valuable mineral rights beneath a portion of a man-made lake on the Missouri River. The Three Affiliated Tribes’ lawsuit said the Interior Department is attempting to illegally take...

 

Bemidji Council discusses face mask mandates

BEMIDJI -- Out of concern for rising cases of the coronavirus recently, Ward 4 Bemidji City Council member Emelie Rivera brought forward the idea of creating a mask requirement during Monday's work session. "We need to keep our businesses open, and there were a lot of them closing recently," Rivera said. "We need to keep our...

 

Minnesota health officials show hard numbers, hard truths on Wednesday

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Seemingly chagrined by the news that Minnesotans can no longer enter New York, New Jersey or Connecticut without signing papers stating they will quarantine for 14 days, state health officials on Wednesday, July 15 used a scheduled press call to shake up the complacency in the community over the spread of COVID-19 in the state. Commissioner of Health Jan...

 

Uninsured Minnesotans can get free COVID-19 tests

Many uninsured Minnesotans can get tested for COVID-19 at no cost to them during the federal public health emergency, thanks to a new health care option. The state will cover the cost of testing for individuals who apply and meet all of the following conditions: • Be a resident of Minnesota. • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or lawfully present noncitizen with an...

 

Trump finalizes rollback of bedrock environmental law NEPA

The White House finalized its rollback of one of the nation’s bedrock environmental laws Wednesday, with President Trump calling the law the “single biggest obstacle” to major construction projects. Critics say the rollback will gut the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which for 50 years has required the government to weigh environmental and community concerns...

 

Public's disconnect from COVID-19 reality worries experts

The United States is being ravaged by a deadly pandemic that is growing exponentially, overwhelming health care systems and costing thousands of lives, to say nothing of an economic recession that threatens to plague the nation for years to come. But the American public seems to be over the pandemic, eager to get kids back in schools, ready to hit the bar scene and hungry for...

 

Long waits for test results spark new COVID-19 fears

A dramatic slowdown in testing turnaround times is undermining the U.S. response to the coronavirus, rendering tools like contact tracing almost useless in some instances. Quest Diagnostics, one of the main companies doing coronavirus testing, said Monday that “soaring demand” due to the surge in cases across the South and Southwest had pushed back their average turnaround...

 

Seven Clans Casino Thief River Falls and Water Park hires new General Manager

Red Lake Gaming Enterprises has selected Frank Cornelius as the new General Manager for the Seven Clans Casino Thief River Falls property. Frank brings an abundance of management experience and customer focus in a highly competitive gaming market. The selection extends to Red Lake Gaming's strategy of attracting proven gaming...

 

AG Ellison sues Secretary DeVos to protect Minnesota students, taxpayers from fraud, deception, and abuse

July 15, 2020 (SAINT PAUL) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison today joined a coalition of 23 attorneys general in a lawsuit against Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education, challenging their actions to unlawfully repeal the 2016 “borrower defense” regulations and replace them with regulations that do nothing more than benefit...

 

Assistant Secretary Sweeney Signs Reservation Proclamations for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in Minnesota

WASHINGTON – Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney announced today that she has signed reservation proclamations for two land parcels totaling approximately 222.63 acres for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, a federally recognized tribe in Minnesota located southwest of the city of Minneapolis. The parcels will be added to the tribe’s existing...

 
 By Mary Omen    News    July 16, 2020

Red Lake Elders picking up COVID Care Packages at Red Lake Community Center on Saturday - P4

Red Lake Elders picking up COVID Care Packages at Red Lake Community Center on Saturday, July 11, 2020...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    July 16, 2020

2020 Red Lake High School Graduation - P87

2020 Red Lake High School Graduation held on Saturday, May 23rd in Red Lake. Savannah M. Atkinson, Marlene Blue, Brisenia Bravo, LeShawnda Siseliyah Brun, Jayla Rose Caldwell, KayLynn Jean Chaboyea, Brooke Cloud, LeRiyah Jaden Cloud, Kyleigh J. Defoe-Graves, Joelle Drouillard, Daylen R. French, Autumn Eileen Holthusen, Kyra...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    July 16, 2020

2020 Red Lake High School Graduation - P88

2020 Red Lake High School Graduation held on Saturday, May 23rd in Red Lake. Savannah M. Atkinson, Marlene Blue, Brisenia Bravo, LeShawnda Siseliyah Brun, Jayla Rose Caldwell, KayLynn Jean Chaboyea, Brooke Cloud, LeRiyah Jaden Cloud, Kyleigh J. Defoe-Graves, Joelle Drouillard, Daylen R. French, Autumn Eileen Holthusen, Kyra...

 

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