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Articles from the July 30, 2021 edition

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DeLinda "DeeDee" Marie HisGun

DeLinda "DeeDee" Marie HisGun April 7, 1965 ~ July 24, 2021 (age 56) DeLinda Marie HisGun, age 56, died Saturday, July 24, 2021 at St. Mary's Hospital. She was born in Sisseton, SD to Charlotte Grey Owl and Dennis HisGun on April 7, 1965. She was a proud member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribe in Sisseton, SD. She made her...

 

Jimmie Derek Harrison, Sr

Jimmie Derek Harrison, Sr November 15, 1965 ~ July 27, 2021 (age 55) Jimmie Derek Harrison, age 55, of Cass Lake, MN, passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Cass Lake with his family by his side. He was born November 15, 1965, in San Diego, CA the son of Donnie and Ruby (Losh) Harrison. Jimmie lived in the cities for most of...

 

Redby man federally charged in shooting death of Red Lake officer

A Redby man was charged with five federal counts for the shooting death of a Red Lake Officer. The US Attorney's Office says five RLPD officers responded to a welfare check on 28-year-old David Donnell, Jr., Tuesday morning. Officers found Donnell standing outside on the porch and attempted to have him walk towards them, but he...

 

As smoke blankets Minnesota, Walz prepares to meet with Biden to discuss wildfires

As Minnesotans toiled in dramatically smoky, dangerous air Thursday, Gov. Tim Walz prepared to discuss the nation's growing wildfire crisis with President Joe Biden and several other governors. The virtual meeting Friday comes as the state faces a worsening drought and one of the worst air quality crises it has ever recorded....

 

Minnesota offers $100 for getting COVID-19 shots

Minnesotans who get their first COVID-19 vaccination shot will be rewarded with $100, Gov. Tim Walz announced Thursday. President Joe Biden urged states to offer the incentive in an effort to jump-start the country's vaccination efforts amid a surge of COVID-19 infections caused by the highly infectious delta variant. Minnesota...

 

Minneapolis to resurrect rooming houses to offer low-cost housing option

Minneapolis is bringing back rooming houses to ease the city's housing shortage problems and help stabilize people who are homeless or on the brink of it. The City Council last week approved a new ordinance that will make it legal to build single-room dwellings with shared bathrooms and kitchens. Council Members Cam Gordon,...

 

U.S. economy recovers pandemic losses, but faces new test

Vaccinations and federal aid helped lift the U.S. economy out of its pandemic-induced hole in the spring. The next test will be whether that momentum can continue as coronavirus cases rise, masks return and government help wanes. Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of economic output, grew 1.6% in the second quarter of...

 

Masking in schools is the right call

The school district serving the southern Minnesota city that Mayo Clinic calls home took a commendable step this week. When classes resume in Rochester, students ages 2 through 11 will be required to wear masks when they're inside school facilities. Every Minnesota school should follow that lead and expand it to include...

 

Target giving another $200 bonus to front-line workers

Target is once again paying front-line employees a $200 bonus to thank them for their work over the past few months. On Thursday, the Minneapolis-retailer announced the bonus will be awarded to full- and part-time team employees in Target stores and distribution centers as well as headquarters staff who support its customer...

 

Biden to allow eviction moratorium to expire Saturday

BOSTON - The Biden administration announced Thursday it will allow a nationwide ban on evictions to expire Saturday, arguing that its hands are tied after the Supreme Court signaled the moratorium would only be extended until the end of the month. The White House said President Joe Biden would have liked to extend the federal...

 

Minnesota officials make push for eligible students to get vaccinated before school starts

State officials are urging all eligible Minnesotans — and teenagers in particular — to get their COVID-19 vaccine before school starts in the fall. Leaders from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Department of Education on Thursday announced the state's new campaign, called "Vax to School," to promote vaccinations as a way to keep students in classrooms. They...

 

Air quality alert updated due to increased wildfire smoke levels and continues through Friday, July 30, for nearly all of Minnesota

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has issued an air quality alert for nearly all of Minnesota, except the North Shore. The alert is in progress and continues until Friday, July 30, at 3 p.m. The affected area includes Detroit Lakes, International Falls, Duluth, St Cloud, the Twin Cities, Marshall, Rochester, and the...

 

Indigenous Hawaiian Wins Gold in Tokyo at First-Ever Olympic Surfing Event

ICHINOMIYA, Japan - Native Hawaiian Carissa Moore won gold in women's surfing on Tuesday in the sport's Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games. Competing for Team USA, the 28-year-old pro surfer defeated South Africa's Bianca Buitendag 14.93 to 8.46, in Ichinomiya, Japan. Buitendag won silver and Japan's Amuro Tsuzuki took bronze....

 

American Indian Actor Saginaw Grant, 85, Passes Away

LOS ANGELES - Legendary American Indian actor Saginaw Grant walked on to the spirit world Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Grant was a widely respected elder in Indian Country. He was the hereditary chief and a respected citizen of the Sac and Fox Nation in Oklahoma with blood ties to the Iowa and Otoe-Missouria Nations. He was 85. The...

 

Tribe sues federal officer after K-9 latches onto man

BILLINGS, Mont. — A prosecutor for the Crow Tribe accused a federal law enforcement officer of aggravated assault and other offenses after the officer's police dog allegedly caused extensive injuries to a tribal member during a traffic stop. A civil complaint from prosecutor David Sibley seeks to ban the Bureau of Indian Affairs officer from the Crow reservation in...

 

SBA Announces Opening of Paycheck Protection Program Direct Forgiveness Portal

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is launching a streamlined application portal to allow borrowers with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans $150,000 or less through participating lenders to apply for forgiveness directly through the SBA. “The SBA’s new streamlined application portal will simplify forgiveness for millions of our smallest...

 

INDIGENOUS NURSING PROGRAM RECEIVES $2.2 MILLION NURSING WORKFORCE DIVERSITY GRANT

BEMIDJI, MN JULY 13, 2021 — Following a competitive federal application process, the Niganawenimaanaanig Indigenous Nursing Program at Bemidji State University was recently awarded $2.2 million to continue their innovative support services for Indigenous nursing students. Niganawenimaanaanig was one of 32 programs selected for the U.S. Health Resources & Service...

 

New COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Metric Evaluation Brief Available

Today, the Minnesota Department of Health posted a new evaluation report outlining the implementation and progress of our vaccine equity work. The “COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Metric Evaluation Brief” provides background on the state’s use of CDC’s Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) and other strategies to address equity gaps in vaccine administration. The strategies aimed...

 

Balsam Road Closure

Balsam Rd NW between US Highway 71 and Cardinal Rd NW will be closed from 6:30AM until 4:30PM on August 2nd-4th, 2021 for construction. The roadway will be closed for through traffic, the roadway will be open for local traffic. Construction includes adding gravel and a stabilization project to improve roadway condition throughout the year....

 
 Events   

Red Lake School District #38 Special Board Meeting

Red Lake School District #38 Special Board Meeting Friday, July 30, 2021 - 3:00 PM - District Office...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    July 30, 2021

Tornado rips through parts of Red Lake and Redby causing thousands of dollars in damages - P7

RED LAKE, MN - A confirmed tornado was reported by law enforcement about 33 miles north of Bemidji, with extremely high winds reported around 5 PM on Monday, July 26, 2021. This included the Red Lake and Redby areas on the Red Lake Indian Reservatuib, causing thousands of dollars in damages to buildings, motor vehicles and...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    July 30, 2021

Red Lake Celebrates it's own Independence Day: Thursday Afternoon Pow Wow - P29

Red Lake celebrated it's own Independence Day on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 starting with a feast at 4 PM at the Red Lake Humanities Center, followed by the first of three-days of pow wows and other activities. Some events were postponed due to rain and held on the following day. However, earlier in the day a Horseshoe Tournament...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    July 30, 2021

Red Lake Celebrates it's own Independence Day: Wednesday Afternoon Pow Wow - P30

Red Lake celebrated it's own Independence Day on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 starting with a feast at 4 PM at the Red Lake Humanities Center, followed by the first of three-days of pow wows and other activities. Some events were postponed due to rain and held on the following day. However, earlier in the day a Horseshoe Tournament...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    July 30, 2021

Red Lake Celebrates it's own Independence Day: Wednesday Afternoon Parade - P25

Red Lake celebrated it's own Independence Day on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 starting with a feast at 4 PM at the Red Lake Humanities Center, followed by the first of three-days of pow wows and other activities. Some events were postponed due to rain and held on the following day. However, earlier in the day a Horseshoe Tournament...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    July 30, 2021

Red Lake Celebrates it's own Independence Day: Tuesday Evening Pow Wow - P27

Red Lake celebrated it's own Independence Day on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 starting with a feast at 4 PM at the Red Lake Humanities Center, followed by the first of three-days of pow wows and other activities. Some events were postponed due to rain and held on the following day. However, earlier in the day a Horseshoe Tournament...

 

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