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St. Anthony police officer who shot Philando Castile placed back on leave

The City of St. Anthony has placed the officer who fatally shot Philando Castile back on administrative leave "after reviewing concerns and other feedback from the community" about his reinstatement last week. Officer Jeronimo Yanez returned to duty Aug. 17, a decision that drew widespread outcry and protest outside the Police Department's headquarters. The city issued a...

 

26-year-old is cleared for unconditional release from MSOP

A Minnesota court has ordered the first-ever full and unconditional discharge from Minnesota’s sex offender treatment program, choosing a young man who has spent the past six years in state confinement solely for sexual acts he committed as a child. Eric Terhaar, 26, was committed indefinitely to state custody in 2009, even though he never has been convicted of a sexual...

 

Would you like car tabs with that? Drive-through helps shorten DMV lines

Jacob Leverenz's order from the drive-through window came with an unexpected twist — a license plate. Leverenz drove from his parents' home in Eden Prairie to renew his tabs Monday at Carver County's service center in Chanhassen. Leverenz, 28, thought he would have to go inside the building and wait in line, but instead he simply pulled his gray minivan up to the center's...

 

Apple receives designation to become wholesale seller of electricity

PALO ALTO, Calif. – The words are stenciled on the front of the Apple Store, a glass box sandwiched between a nondescript Thai restaurant and a CVS pharmacy in downtown Palo Alto: "This store runs on 100 percent renewable energy." If Apple's plans play out, it will be able to make that claim not only for its operations throughout California but also beyond, as the company...

 

Twin Cities-area Mexican restaurant chain hid a vast drug conspiracy, federal prosecutors charge

A Twin Cities area restaurateur used his three suburban Mexican cantinas as fronts for a vast, six-year drug operation that trafficked marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine, according to a federal grand jury indictment unsealed this week. Aldo Escoto, the former owner of El Parian restaurants in Eagan, Long Lake and Lake­ville, also staffed his restaurants with undocumented...

 

Photographer seeking $1 billion from Getty Images agency

NEW YORK — An accomplished photographer who lets the public use thousands of her images of America for free has sued the Getty Images photo agency for more than $1 billion, saying it's improperly selling her work to customers and threatening those who don't pay. The photographer, Carol Highsmith, whose work has been featured in books, newspapers and magazines and on two...

 

New case of Zika through a local mosquito in Florida county

LAKE WORTH, Fla. — Officials say a second person in Palm Beach County, Florida, has contracted the Zika virus through a local mosquito. Florida's Department of Health said in a statement Wednesday that a 24-year-old Lake Worth woman has been confirmed to have contracted the virus. Officials say the woman was hospitalized last week with classic Zika symptoms that included...

 

S.C. Democrats to change name of annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner

WASHINGTON — Following the footsteps of Democratic parties in other states — including neighboring Georgia — the S.C. Democratic Party will change the name of its annual fundraising dinner to no longer recognize former presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson. State party Chairman Jaime Harrison announced the party’s executive committee voted Tuesday to change...

 

Chief Baker issues statement on protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline

“The Cherokee Nation stands in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in its effort to halt the development of the Dakota Access Pipeline, and I applaud our Tribal Council for showing the support of the legislative body of the Cherokee Nation as well. The Standing Rock people have an inherent right to protect their homelands, their historic and sacred sites, their natu...

 

Federal judge to rule Sept. 9 on Dakota Access injunction

A federal judge will rule by Sept. 9 on the injunction filed by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, according to attorneys representing the tribe. U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg in Washington, D.C., decided Wednesday to take a couple of weeks to rule on whether to halt the pipeline's construction while the tribe pursues...

 

ACLU will represent pipeline protester in federal case

A lawyer from the American Civil Liberties Union of North Dakota will represent one of the pipeline protesters being sued by Dakota Access LLC. ACLU Policy Director Jennifer Cook filed Wednesday to represent Jonathan Edwards, against whom a temporary restraining order was issued Aug. 16. Cook said the case is about “the scope of the temporary restraining order and whether it...

 

Amnesty International to observe pipeline protest

Amnesty International has sent a delegation of human rights observers to monitor the law enforcement response to the camp protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline under the Missouri River. Thousands of people, including members of at least 60 Native American tribes, have camped out south of Mandan near the construction site of the pipeline -- which, if...

 

Crowd turns out in Billings for North Dakota pipeline protest

Dozens of people in Billings turned out Wednesday to protest the construction of a $3.8 billion pipeline beginning in North Dakota, standing in solidarity with the hundreds who have been protesting the pipeline with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. At its height, around 40 people stood on the sidewalk near the Yellowstone County Courthouse lawn holding signs encouraging...

 

Dakota Access Pipeline protesters prepare for extended stay at Sacred Stone Camp

CANNON BALL, N.D. - Wednesday's court decision means a verdict on allowing construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline could drag on for the remainder of the summer and into early fall. That means protesters will need to prepare for an extended stay at the Sacred Stone Camp. The sound of flags blowing in the wind replaced the noise created by protesters at the entrance to the...

 

Dakota Access Pipeline: The legal challenges and protests

A federal judge has heard testimony in the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's request to temporarily block the construction of a four-state oil pipeline near their reservation, which straddles the North Dakota-South Dakota border. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg said Wednesday he will make a decision on the issue by Sept. 9. Here are some things to know about the pipeline and the...

 

FBI called over 2 laser beam cases at pipeline protest site

BISMARCK, N.D. | Authorities in southern North Dakota say the FBI has been contacted after a laser beam was aimed twice at an aircraft doing surveillance of an ongoing oil pipeline protest. The Morton County Sheriff's Office on Monday said a pilot reported a laser beam entering the cockpit and leaving him temporarily blind Wednesday. Then, on Sunday, the pilot was able to look...

 

Arsenic in Hopis' water twice the EPA limit, and it may be making them sick

HOPI RESERVATION – When their water doesn’t taste right, many residents living on First Mesa will boil it. Boiling gets rid of the taste of chlorine, which the Hopi Tribe uses to treat its water. But it does nothing about the tasteless, odorless arsenic that could be making tribal members sick. Zora Polingyumptewa, 76, and Anita Polacca, 92, preferred the water in nearby...

 

Muskogee children's home refuses donations from atheist group

A local children's home is refusing donations from a man over his atheist beliefs. Officials from the Murrow Children's Home in Muskogee say they will not accept a donation from Matt Wilbourn. They said Willbourn donated money for an advertisement that would have been "in honor of the Muskogee atheist community." Willbourn reportedly raised more than $4,000....

 

13 ex-Navajo Nation lawmakers scheduled to be sentenced

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Thirteen former Navajo Nation lawmakers are among 15 defendants scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in Window Rock for their involvement in misusing the tribe's discretionary fund. Each of the 13 former tribal council delegates and two former legislative staffers will be sentenced separately in Window Rock District Court. Prosecutors say the...

 

Details emerge in tribal welfare cuts, which will include jobs, college support

Federal funding cuts are reducing tribal welfare programs in seven Southeast Alaska communities. Details have emerged about the four affected programs, offered through the Juneau-based Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. Funding comes from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, which announced a reduction on short notice. http://www.ktoo.org...

 

FDA awards grants for tribes and local food producers

The Food and Drug Administration has awarded grants to help tribal operations and local food producers receive appropriate food safety training. The FDA said the Local Food Producer Outreach, Education, and Training to Enhance Food Safety and FSMA Compliance cooperative agreement was awarded to the National Farmers Union Foundation. The agreement will help deliver...

 

Umatilla prison's first pow wow digs into the roots

People sang, danced and drummed Saturday in Umatilla, on the inside of the high prison fence. Two Rivers Correctional Institution held its first powwow, attended by 63 inmates, more than 50 guests and 27 representatives from American Indian tribes and organizations. The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and others provided salmon, huckleberries and...

 

Resources Come Slow As Wildfire Ravages Spokane Reservation

An interagency incident management team has taken over the Hart Fire burning on the Spokane Indian Reservation. The wildfire spread rapidly onto tribal land, but response hasn’t kept up with the pace of the blaze. Strong winds spread the fire fast enough to force an initial attack crew to flee. “I mean the fires were just so intense that they just had to get out of...

 
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Back to School Open House - Secondary Complex

Back to School Open House - Secondary Complex 8 AM- 7 PM Freshman Orientation 8 AM-12 PM Meet your teachers, find your lockers, and get ready for school? Breakfast and Lunch will be served....

 

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