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 By BJ Walters    News    September 16, 2021

2,736 New COVID-19 Cases, 41 Deaths Reported Wednesday in MN

The state today reported 41 new COVID-19 related deaths along with 2,736 new coronavirus cases. There were three deaths reported in the Lakeland viewing area, two Beltrami county residents, one aged 55-59 and the other aged 60-64, and a Roseau County resident between the ages of 80-84. The new cases came from 34,371 tests for a case positivity rate of 8.0%. In the Lakeland...

 
 By Chris Burns    News    September 16, 2021

Minnesota Judge Rejects Attempt to Force School Mask Mandate

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota judge has rejected a request by concerned parents to force a statewide mask mandate in all schools. Ramsey County District Judge Thomas Gilligan said the court was “gravely concerned” about the risks of COVID-19 for Minnesota children, but said in his ruling late Tuesday that the court lacks the legal authority to order Gov. Tim Walz to...

 

Baylee Thomas Ravensborg

Baylee Thomas Ravensborg July 2, 2021 ~ September 12, 2021 Baylee Thomas Ravensborg “Mama’z Lil Blue Eyes”, travelled to the Spirit World on Sunday, September 12, 2021. Baylee was born on July 2, 2021, in Bemidji, MN to Shannon Rainey and Thomas Ravensborg. He was a happy little boy who loved to smile for his mommy and dad...

 

Cheryl Anne Dunn-Donovan

Cheryl Anne Dunn-Donovan December 19, 1966 ~ September 10, 2021 (age 54) Cheryl Anne Dunn-Donovan, "Niizho Gaabo Ikwe" meaning "Two Standing Woman" age 54, of Cass Lake, Minnesota and the Awaazisii Indoodem, which means Bullhead Clan, started her spiritual journey on Friday, September 10th, 2021, from her home on Oak Point. She...

 

Red Lake Tribal Council COVID-19 Update - Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Red Lake Nation: Active cases: 46* *12 in Red Lake *22 in Redby *4 in Ponemah *5 in Little Rock *2 in Bemidji (Individuals reside in Bemidji - tested at RL IHS) *1 in TRF (Resides in TRF- tested at RL HIS) Of the 46 active cases: * 2 are in the hospital *19 are minors * 8 adults were fully vaccinated Total cases: 665 Total Recov...

 

Another grim milestone: 1 in 500 Americans has died of COVID-19

At a certain point, it was no longer a matter of if the United States would reach the gruesome milestone of 1 in 500 people dying of COVID-19, but a matter of when. A year? Maybe 15 months? The answer: 19 months. Given the mortality rate from COVID and our nation's population size, "we're kind of where we predicted we would be...

 

Suspect 'too violent' in jail, forcing delay in his court hearing on charges in fatal Hwy. 169 shooting

The initial court appearance Wednesday afternoon for the man charged with fatally shooting a driver in Plymouth was delayed a day after a prosecutor reported that Hennepin County sheriff's deputies said the suspect was too violent to meet with his attorney and attend the virtual hearing. Jamal L. Smith, 33, of Chicago, was...

 

Lumber is down from the stratosphere, but still pricy for Minnesota builders and home owners

Lumber prices, a key cost in home construction and an influence on inflation in Minnesota and the nation, have plunged from their peaks this spring but remain well above pre-pandemic levels. The development is welcome news to people who want to build a new home because, aside from land acquisition and labor, lumber is typically...

 

Coast to coast carnage is the terror in America now

In New York last Sunday, a woman named Shanice Young was returning from her baby shower when she was shot in the head, allegedly by her ex-boyfriend. The ex was apparently looking to confront her current boyfriend when, instead, he shot her. Young was eight months pregnant when she died. She leaves behind a 6-year-old daughter...

 

Whistleblower accuses Minnesota nursing home of violating COVID-19 health regulations

St. Therese of New Hope, the site of one of the deadliest COVID-19 outbreaks in the state last year, directed its staff to violate health regulations designed to prevent the spread of the epidemic in long-term care facilities, according to a whistleblower lawsuit. The suit, brought last week by a former campus administrator at...

 

Feds penalize UnitedHealthcare plans for underspending premiums on medical care for seniors

The federal government has imposed sanctions on three Medicare Advantage health plans run by UnitedHealthcare because the Minnetonka-based health insurer spent too small a share of premium revenue on medical benefits for seniors. As a result, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced earlier this...

 

North Korea says it tested rail-launched ballistic missiles

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea said Thursday it successfully launched ballistic missiles from a train for the first time and was continuing to bolster its defenses, after the two Koreas test-fired missiles hours apart in dueling displays of military might. Wednesday's launches underscored a return of the tensions between the...

 

SpaceX launches 4 amateurs on private Earth-circling trip

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - SpaceX's first private flight streaked into orbit Wednesday night with two contest winners, a health care worker and their rich sponsor, the most ambitious leap yet in space tourism. It was the first time a spacecraft circled Earth with an all-amateur crew and no professional astronauts. "Punch it,...

 

Non-white cultures still overlooked in Minnesota's food industry, state ag department official says

Patrice Bailey, assistant commissioner with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, said although the demographics of Minnesota are changing to be more diverse, there's not enough cultures being represented in the state's ag industry. Bailey oversees the state's Emerging Farmers Working Group, which was created in the 2020...

 

PHOTO FINISH: Unseen images from an epic exploration of Alaska Native culture are finally seeing the light

MUSKEGON, Mich.-- Faces framed with thick fur, and adorned with traditional vertical-line chin tattoos. Kayak-makers concentrating on their craft. Mountainside island dwellings teetering on the skinniest of stilts. These glimpses into Alaska Native culture were captured in 1927, when photographer Edward Curtis traveled to Nome...

 

Native America Calling: Rethinking Native pageant royalty

Summer pageants and fairs offer a chance for young Native women to represent their nations as royalty. They carry a title and a platform to educate and inform others about important issues and their culture. At the same time, the “Indian Princess” label brings with it a number of problematic stereotypes that don’t fully reflect Native women’s strength, beauty and...

 

Election for Hopi chairman to be rematch

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The race for Hopi chairman will be a rematch of the last general election. Tribal council member David Norton Talayumptewa was the top vote-getter in Thursday's primary with 298 votes, followed by current Chairman Tim Nuvangyaoma with 291 votes, according to unofficial results. The two will face off in the Nov. 11 general election. Nuvangyaoma beat...

 

Attorney General Ellison files support of DOJ'S lawsuit against Texas abortion ban

September 15, 2021 (SAINT PAUL) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison today joined a coalition of 24 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in support of the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) challenge to Texas’ new unconstitutional six-week ban on abortions. Attorney General Ellison and the coalition specifically support DOJ’s motion for a temporary...

 

Emerging Farmers' Working Group Seeks New Member

St. Paul, MN: The Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s (MDA) Emerging Farmers’ Working Group (EFWG) has openings for nine volunteer members for two-year terms. Minnesotans interested in making it easier for new and emerging farmers to create or sustain an agricultural business are encouraged to apply. “The work of the Emerging Farmers’ Working Group is critically impor...

 

Minnesota's obesity rate rose slightly in 2020

Data released today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows Minnesota’s adult obesity rate in 2020 was 30.7%, up from 30.1% in 2019. While the increase of 0.6% is not considered significant, it highlights ongoing public health concerns about obesity rates on a state and national level. Minnesotans who are obese are at increased risk for severe...

 

New mobile app gives Minnesotans access to their immunization record faster

Minnesotans can now easily access their immunization record through their smartphones or other mobile devices by using an app called Docket. Docket enables residents with a Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) record to securely view and share their immunization records. MIIC, Minnesota’s immunization information system, combines all immunizations a person...

 

Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow 2021: Saturday Afternoon Session - P8

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 - P8

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 - P8

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...

 

Red Lake, Redby and Little Rock Communities offer Drive Thru Back to School Event - P14

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...

 

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