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Maria B Denomie

Maria B Denomie October 24, 1975 ~ August 3, 2021 (age 45) Maria Beatrice Denomie, 46, of White Earth, Minnesota passed away unexpectedly on August 3, 2021. Maria was born in Minneapolis, MN. on October 24, 1975, to Richard Denomie & Dawn Thompson. Maria attended high school at South high and then went to college for human...

 

Brandon James Madigan

Brandon James Madigan June 29, 1996 ~ August 5, 2021 (age 25) Brandon James Madigan, "Ishkode Makoons" (Fire Cub), began his spiritual journey surrounded by family on August 5, 2021. He was born June 29, 1996, to Darold Madigan Sr. and Flower Kingbird. Brandon grew up in many places including Minneapolis, Cass Lake, and...

 

Official: Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is the busiest in years

STURGIS, S.D. - Law enforcement officials say the first few days of this year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally have been among the busiest they've seen. Some 700,000 people were expected to celebrate their enthusiasm for motorcycles at the 10-day event that kicked off Friday in the western South Dakota city. "There are more people...

 

Family confirms Omaha surgeon and two relatives killed in plane crash in Victoria

An Omaha surgeon and two family members were killed in a plane crash Saturday evening in Victoria, according to a relative. Jo Mertes of Mantador, N.D., confirmed in a phone call Sunday that her nephew, Jacob Mertes, was a passenger on the single-engine Mooney M20 plane that crashed into a vacant lot and then struck a home....

 

Parade honors Suni Lee's historic gold-medal win

Gold medal draped around her neck, Sunisa Lee rode high atop a fire truck through the streets of St. Paul's East Side on Sunday as hundreds gathered to celebrate the 18-year-old gymnast's return home after a stunning Olympic performance in Tokyo. As Lee waved to the crowd, flanked by her mother, sister and several American...

 

Two shot, one dead in West Broadway drive-by shooting in Minneapolis

Minneapolis police are investigating the city's 56th homicide of the year after a man was fatally shot during a Saturday night drive-by shooting on West Broadway. Shortly after 9 p.m., police responded to multiple shots fired in the 600 block of West Broadway with reports of multiple people having been shot. So far in a preliminary investigation, police say a car drove by a...

 

Welcome to Canada, kind of

Anyone who has ever crossed a border from one country to another understands the true meaning of anxiety. This includes traveling to Canada from the U.S., and back again even without intentionally (or unintentionally) attempting anything illegal. Two examples among many: • I was once denied entry into Canada, along with...

 

Hurry up and wait in the Senate on infrastructure

WASHINGTON — The Senate moved closer to passing a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package Saturday after lawmakers from both parties came together and voted to clear a key procedural hurdle, but the action soon stalled out as a few Republican opponents refused to speed up approval of one of President Joe Biden's top priorities. The measure would provide a massive...

 

Fauci hopeful COVID vaccines get full OK by FDA within weeks

WILMINGTON, Del. - The U.S. government's top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said Sunday that he was hopeful the Food and Drug Administration will give full approval to the coronavirus vaccine by month's end and predicted the potential move will spur a wave of vaccine mandates in the private sector as well as...

 

35 percent of Minnesota now in 'extreme drought', says latest report

Minnesota’s drought conditions continued to worsen this week, but the weekend forecast could bring some relief to the dry region. Nearly the entire state is in the grip of drought, according to Thursday’s weekly report from the US Drought Monitor. But the share of Minnesota, considered to be in extreme drought, rose from 22 percent last week to 35 percent this week. These...

 

Masks now recommended in most of Minnesota. Here's a map.

Masks are now recommended in most of Minnesota's 87 counties as the more contagious delta variant continues to spread. Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows more than 70 of Minnesota's counties have substantial or high rates of community transmission and masks are recommended for everyone in indoor...

 

Biden administration to boost vaccine efforts among student athletes, children 12 and up

The Biden administration announced that COVID-19 vaccination status for student athletes will be incorporated in sports physicals and that pediatricians will be sent to speak to parents at schools, in an effort to boost vaccination rates among children ages 12 and up. The White House announced the new steps Thursday ahead of students returning to schools this fall amid...

 

Summer Funding Helped School Districts Address Disparities

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - After another pandemic-disrupted school year, organizers of vastly expanded summer learning opportunities are investing heavily in efforts to make them accessible to the most vulnerable students. While there have been success stories, the programs have faced many of the same challenges that educators have...

 

Schools Expected to Leave Virtual Learning Behind in the Fall, but the Delta Variant Is Forcing a Change in Plans

Public school leaders in Des Moines, Iowa had planned on teaching all their elementary school students face-to-face this fall. But weeks before classes are set to begin, the district’s youngest students remain ineligible for vaccination against COVID-19, Iowa schools are prohibited from requiring students to wear masks in class, and the Delta variant is spreading rapidly....

 

Some states banning mask mandates in schools also have fewest teens vaccinated

(CNN) - About 8 million adolescents -- representing about a third of those ages 12 to 17 -- have been fully vaccinated so far, according to data published Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fully vaccinated means that it has been two weeks since they completed a second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, the only vaccine authorized for...

 

Attorney General Ellison recovers back pay and overtime owed restaurant workers

August 6, 2021 (SAINT PAUL) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison today announced that as part of his office’s investigation, restaurant group the Bartmann Companies has paid and will pay its employees more than $230,000 to compensate them for its failure to pay employees all the wages they were owed on time. As an outcome of the Attorney General’s investigation,...

 
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MnDOT to host Virtual Coffee and Conversation September 3 for Highway 200 project near Walker

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation will host a virtual Coffee and Conversation event on September 3 to discuss the Highway 200 project near Walker. Join from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. as members of the project team provide a project update, answer questions, and take comments. To join the event visit...

 

Former Bay Mills Leader Bryan Newland Confirmed by Senate to be Assistant Secretary of the Interior – Indian Affairs

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate voted on Saturday to confirm Bryan Newland as Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs at the Department of the Interior. Newland was nominated by President Joe Biden in April to serve as the highest-ranking Senate-confirmed official in Indian Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Interior. Prior to his...

 

Rep. Sharice Davids Tests Positive for Covid-19

WASHINGTON - Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS) disclosed on Friday she tested positive for Covid-19. Davids, a tribal citizen of the Ho Chunk Nation, who was vaccinated in January 2021, says her symptoms are mild. Davids, 41, who serves in an eastern Kansas congressional district, was already in the district recovering from outpatient...

 

Native American Journalists Association Cites New York Times for Too Many Negative Stereotypes in Portrayal of Indian Country

NORMAN, Okla. - In an annual report released by the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) on Monday, the New York Times is shown to use American Indian stereotypes in more than half of the publication's articles about Native Americans that were published between 2015 and 2021. With 900 members, NAJA is the nation's...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    August 9, 2021

Groundbreaking Ceremony held for new Red Lake Nation Radio Facility, WRLN - P3

RED LAKE, MN - A Groundbreaking Ceremony was held for new Red Lake Nation Radio facility at 11 AM on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. This new Red Lake Tribal radio station, WRLN 105.3 FM, which some say took over 20 years to fully develop, is expected to be live and operational by early 2022, and will employ about 30-40 people. The...

 

Tornado rips through parts of Red Lake and Redby causing thousands of dollars in damages - P13

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    August 9, 2021

Red Lake Celebrates it's own Independence Day: Thursday Afternoon Pow Wow - P35

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    August 9, 2021

Red Lake Celebrates it's own Independence Day: Wednesday Afternoon Pow Wow - P36

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    August 9, 2021

Red Lake Celebrates it's own Independence Day: Wednesday Afternoon Parade - P31

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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