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Articles from the September 15, 2021 edition

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Patricia "Patsy" Villebrun Nielsen

Patricia "Patsy" Villebrun Nielsen August 21, 1950 - September 11, 2021 Patricia "Patsy" Villebrun Nielsen, age 71, of Twin Valley, MN, died Saturday, September 11, 2021, in her home in Twin Valley with family and under Hospice Care of the Red River Valley. Funeral Services will be held Friday, September 17, 2021, at 11 am at...

 

Minneapolis schools to require vaccination or regular testing for employees

Minneapolis Public Schools employees must either get vaccinated against COVID-19 or be tested regularly under a mandate unanimously approved by the school board Tuesday night. The policy will take effect by Oct. 15 and extends to contractors and volunteers who work directly with students. It comes in response to a surge of...

 

COVID-19 hospitalizations surpass Minnesota's spring peak

Patients with COVID-19 occupy more hospital beds in Minnesota than they did during the most recent pandemic surge this spring, according to state figures released Tuesday. A total of 748 hospital beds across Minnesota are being used by COVID-19 patients, most of whom are unvaccinated. That number is an increase of 70 beds...

 

SUV abandoned with four bodies inside leaves rural Wisconsin community shaken

SHERIDAN, WIS. – The discovery of an SUV abandoned in a cornfield with four bodies inside has left locals in this scenic farming region on edge and friends and family members of the victims struggling to come to grips with what happened. At a gas station a few miles from where a local farmer found the black vehicle with Minnesota plates parked in tall corn, customers passed...

 

How two women helped eliminate Minnesota's time limit on reporting sexual assault

Asma Mohammed repressed memories of her sexual assault for years, but sometimes the way a light fell across a room or the whiff of a certain smell would send horrific visions flooding back. By the time she managed to process the trauma of what happened years later, it was too late. Minnesota's statute of limitations on...

 

Four former Minneapolis officers plead not guilty to federal civil rights charges

In their first substantive appearance in federal court, four former Minneapolis police officers pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges they abused their positions of authority to detain George Floyd during a fatal attempted arrest in 2020. Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao are accused of using the...

 

DNR takes fight against novel Line 3 lawsuit to federal appeals court

Having lost one key federal court decision, state natural resource regulators this week went to a higher court to stop a unique Line 3-related lawsuit from moving forward. The suit, which names "manoomin" or wild rice as the lead plaintiff, is aimed at forcing the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to rescind water...

 

Putin in self-isolation due to COVID cases in inner circle

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin entered self-isolation after people in his inner circle became infected with the coronavirus, the Kremlin said Tuesday, adding that the leader himself tested negative for COVID-19. Putin, who is fully vaccinated with Russia's Sputnik V, held several public engagements indoors Monday and...

 

Minnesota reports 12 COVID-19 deaths Tuesday

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Following are the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 case rates, deaths, hospitalizations and vaccinations published Tuesday, Sept. 14. Because all data are preliminary, some numbers and totals may change from one day to the next. Statewide case rates NEW CASES: 4,603 SEVEN-DAY, ROLLING AVERAGE OF NEW...

 

Tribal Leaders Urge Interior Sec. Deb Haaland for Tribal Consultations to Protect Gray Wolves

WASHINGTON - Tribal leaders from throughout Indian Country are putting pressure on Interior Secretary Deb Haaland (Laguna Pueblo) to restore gray wolves to the federal government's Endangered Species List. More than 200 tribal leaders representing tribes and advocacy organizations sent a letter to Haaland on Tuesday demanding...

 

Global Indigenous Council Sends President Biden and Others a Message on California Recall Vote

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The Global Indigenous Council (GIC) continues to be at the forefront of tribal efforts to galvanize the Indigenous and allied BIPOC communities to “vote no” in the California recall election of Gov. Gavin Newsom. Last week, GIC placed a striking and hard-hitting billboard on the 405 freeway in Long Beach, urging voters to allow Newsom to make good on...

 

Native America Calling: Honoring the work of Native journalists

The nation’s premier Native journalist’s organization is marking the best of their craft from the past year. The honors by the Native American Journalists Association include Navajo Times CEO and publisher Tom Arviso and the staff of Haskell Indian Nations University student newspaper, among many others. Native America Calling will review some of the recent major...

 

Push for Indigenous curriculum makes gains

For years, many tribes have felt their history has not been given its due by schools in Connecticut, a state that takes its name from an Algonquian word meaning “land on the long tidal river.” Soon, however, schools will be required to teach Native American studies, with an emphasis on local tribes, under a law passed this year at the urging of tribes including the...

 

2021 Minnesota Sheriff Association Scholarship

Bemidji, MN –September 9, 2021-- Sheriff Ernie Beitel of Beltrami County announced today the commencement of the Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2021. Sheriff Beitel proudly announced that the MSA Board of Directors has established a scholarship fund for the awarding of up to 15 - $2,000 scholarships for this year....

 

Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow 2021: Saturday Afternoon Session - P7

Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow 2021: Friday Evening Session 48th Annual Obaashiing Labor Day Celebration 2021 Singing Contest results: 1st Place-Motown (6125pts) 2nd Place-Mandaree (5850pts) 3rd Place-Ptown (5735pts) 4th Place-Crossroads (5620pts) 5th Place-Southern Boyz (5595pts) 6th Place-Southern Style (5585pts) Blazing Bear...

 

Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow 2021: Friday Evening Session - P7

Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow 2021: Friday Evening Session 48th Annual Obaashiing Labor Day Celebration 2021 Singing Contest results: 1st Place-Motown (6125pts) 2nd Place-Mandaree (5850pts) 3rd Place-Ptown (5735pts) 4th Place-Crossroads (5620pts) 5th Place-Southern Boyz (5595pts) 6th Place-Southern Style (5585pts) Blazing Bear...

 

Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow 2021: Saturday Parade - P7

Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow 2021: Friday Evening Session 48th Annual Obaashiing Labor Day Celebration 2021 Singing Contest results: 1st Place-Motown (6125pts) 2nd Place-Mandaree (5850pts) 3rd Place-Ptown (5735pts) 4th Place-Crossroads (5620pts) 5th Place-Southern Boyz (5595pts) 6th Place-Southern Style (5585pts) Blazing Bear...

 

Open House held at all Red Lake Schools - P8

Open House was held at all Red Lake Schools on Thursday, September 2, 2021 from 11:00 AM - 6:45 PM. A Meal was served from 11:30 AM - 6:15 PM and students completed their registration, met with teachers and toured the school. The school year is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, and face-masks are required at all...

 

Red Lake, Redby and Little Rock Communities offer Drive Thru Back to School Event - P13

The Red Lake, Redby and Little Rock Communities collaborated to offer Drive Thru Back to School Event on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 1 PM at the Red Lake Center. A cook-out style meal was served at the new Red Lake Community Center, and backpacks with school supplies was given away at the old Red Lake Center. Almost 500...

 

Redby "Honor The Youth" Powwow held on Saturday - P19

Redby "Honor The Youth" Powwow held on Saturday...

 

"Cops and Bobbers" held on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 from 10 AM - 2 PM at Fuller's Lake - P21

"Cops and Bobbers" was held on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 from 10 AM - 2 PM at Fuller's Lake. Put on by Red Lake Law Enforcement, Conservation and Red Lake DNR, the event allowed kids 6-12 years of age to fish on a boat at Fuller's Lake, enjoy a hot dog or hamburger lunch and receive Back-to-School supplies. This event was...

 

Red Lake Celebrates its own Independence Day: Thursday Afternoon Pow Wow - P61

Red Lake celebrated its 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 was...

 

Red Lake Celebrates its own Independence Day: Wednesday Afternoon Pow Wow - P62

Red Lake celebrated its 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 was...

 

Red Lake Celebrates its own Independence Day: Tuesday Evening Pow Wow - P59

Red Lake celebrated its 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 was...

 

Federal judge temporarily blocks Iowa from banning school mask mandates

A federal judge temporarily blocked Iowa from banning mask mandates in local school districts. U.S. District Judge Robert Pratt issued a temporary restraining order Monday in a signed opinion, writing that the state's law "substantially increases" the risk of several children with health conditions being infected with COVID-19. "The Court recognizes issuing a TRO is an extreme...

 

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