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Red Lake Nation: People coming for work should be vaccinated

RED LAKE, Minn. - The Red Lake Nation in northern Minnesota is requiring all people who come to the reservation for work or other business purposes to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or show weekly test results. The Red Lake Tribal Council said the mandate does not apply to pregnant women, people with documented medical condition...

 

Vaccinated make up minority of severe COVID-19 hospitalizations in Minnesota

Updates from two large Minnesota hospital systems show that fully vaccinated people make up a minority of COVID-19 hospitalizations and an even lower share of severe illness requiring intensive care and ventilators. Minneapolis-based Allina Health reported that 176 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 on Monday and that 40...

 

Moderna vs. Pfizer: Both knockouts, but one seems to have the edge

It was a constant refrain from federal health officials after the coronavirus vaccines were authorized: These shots are all equally effective. That has turned out not to be true. Roughly 221 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine have been dispensed thus far in the United States, compared with about 150 million doses of...

 

Police reform push crumbles in Congress

WASHINGTON – Congressional negotiators said they are breaking off bipartisan talks on a police reform package sparked by George Floyd's killing, after failing to reach a deal under intense pressure from the White House. The development comes after lawmakers failed to meet a deadline set by Democratic President Joe Biden to...

 

Suspect dead after confrontation with law enforcement in Mounds View

An alleged domestic violence suspect fired a handgun at approaching squad cars in a Mounds View neighborhood Wednesday, prompting a deputy to hit the man with his vehicle. The suspect later died at the hospital, according to law enforcement agencies. The incident unfolded at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday when Ramsey County sheriff's...

 

Minneapolis' enforcement of shopping bag fee to resume Oct. 1

Customers in Minneapolis will need to bring their own bags or start paying a nickel for each bag they get from a retailer as the city resumes a shopping bag fee starting Oct. 1. Minneapolis enacted an ordinance in January 2020 requiring customers to pay five cents for any single-use plastic, compostable, paper and reusable bags...

 

Medtronic recalls devices used for treating brain aneurysms

Medtronic has recalled a medical device used to treat brain aneurysms, a move that federal regulators this month classified as the most serious type of recall since there is a reasonable chance it could cause serious health problems or death. A component of the medical device system can break off, which can also lead to strokes or other dangerous conditions, the Food and Drug...

 

One Person Shot in Bemidji at Pine Ridge Apartments

One person has been injured after being shot at a Bemidji apartment complex early this morning. On Wednesday, September 22 at about 3:22 AM, Bemidji police officers were dispatched to an area on Pine Ridge Apartments on 30th Street NW for a report of gun shots. The callers reported hearing numerous gun shots in the area of the Pine Ridge Apartments parking lot. One of the...

 

President Biden revives White House Tribal Nations Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As promised by the Biden administration, the White House Tribal Nations Summit is returning after a four-year absence. Tribal leaders are being invited to attend the summit, which is set to take place during the week of November 8. Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has impacted American Indians and...

 

End of Softball Season Celebration held in Redby

The End of Softball Season Celebration was held in Redby at the Art Thunder Softball Field on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. It was their 29th year. They started registering for prizes at 5:00 PM by the bleachers with drawings to take place at 6:30 PM. They started feeding shortly after 5 PM, with a cup of lemonade from Tom...

 

$14 Million Investment in Native American Agriculture

The Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF) announces $14 million in grants awarded to 54 organizations serving Native producers. This investment directly benefits 141 sovereign Tribal Nations in 26 different states, impacting nearly 125,000 Native farmers, ranchers, fishers, harvesters, and community producers. This marks the third year of grantmaking from the Native American...

 

Red Lake Passes Vaccination Mandate

The Red Lake Tribal Council unanimously passed a vaccination mandate at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Tuesday 14 September monthly council meeting. The mandate applies to all persons who enter the Reservation for employment or business purposes. Exceptions to the mandate include pregnant women, documented medical...

 

Biden launches investigation into Texas school mask mandate ban

The Biden administration has launched a civil rights investigation into Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) executive order prohibiting school mask mandates, the latest in a series of probes by the Department of Education into whether the statewide bans violate the rights of students with disabilities. The Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) notified Texas...

 

Kentucky elementary suffers third COVID-19 death among staff

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A grief-stricken elementary school in eastern Kentucky suffered its third COVID-19 death among its staff since the school term began when a beloved counselor died from the coronavirus, the district’s superintendent said Tuesday. Lee County Elementary counselor Rhonda Estes died Monday, Superintendent Sarah Wasson said. Estes was a fixture in the...

 

Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow 2021: Saturday Afternoon Session - P13

Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow 2021: Saturday Afternoon 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 - P13

Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow 2021: Saturday Afternoon 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...

 

Red Lake, Redby and Little Rock Communities offer Drive Thru Back to School Event - P19

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 - P25

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

 

Red Lake Celebrates its own Independence Day: Tuesday Evening Pow Wow - P65

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...

 

Request For Proposal - Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians - Annual Financial Auditing Services

Request For Proposal Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians Annual Financial Auditing Services The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians (RLBCI) is currently seeking proposals form Certified Public Accounting firms to perform the annual audit of the company's financial statements in accordance with OMB Circular A-133, the Single Audit...

 

Contracting Opportunities and Career Seeker Resources Were Focus of September's Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Forum

September’s Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Forum shared a lot of great information for community members regarding business certification and contracting opportunities for small businesses in the BIPOC community. Afterwards we heard from DEED's Office of Economic Opportunities on the Minnesota Main Street Relief Grant and CareerForce on services available to career seekers....

 

Red Lake Comprehensive Health Services Nursing Job Fair

Red Lake Comprehensive Health Services Nursing Job Fair October 4, 2021 - 10 AM - 3 PM - Oshkiimaajitahdah CNA Classroom in Redby, MN Red Lake Comprehensive Health Services is looking for Registered Nurses (RNs) to provide quality care to our patients in a variety of settings. NOW HIRING! - F/T & P/T positions available...

 

StrongHearts Native Helpline Statement for 2021 Domestic Violence Awareness Month

(EAGAN, Minn., September 22, 2021) - During Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, StrongHearts Native Helpline joins advocates, sister organizations and communities throughout Indian Country to raise awareness about domestic violence and to support and honor survivors and victims. This year, StrongHearts calls on everyon...

 

39 Human and Civil Rights Leaders Tell President Biden: "Your Administration Stands at a Precipice"

WASHINGTON - Leaders of 39 human and civil rights organizations delivered the following letter to the White House on Tuesday evening to oppose the Biden administration’s violent expulsions of Haitian asylum seekers at the U.S-Mexico border and its recent move to appeal a federal court ruling that would have brought an end to additional expulsions of asylum-seeking families....

 

Minnesota student leaders host medical professionals in statewide town hall to answer youth questions about COVID-19

Youth from across the state joined a virtual town hall with medical professionals to engage with peers about COVID-19 Monday afternoon. The town hall was led by student leaders from Minnesota FFA and MN HOSA Future Medical Professionals to give students an opportunity to discuss how the pandemic has impacted their school experience, how they can have a safe and meaningful...

 

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