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Articles from the October 22, 2021 edition

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Nevaeh Lenee Oothoudt

Nevaeh Lenee Oothoudt June 15, 2001 ~ October 11, 2021 (age 20) Nevaeh Lenee Oothoudt was born June 15, 2001, in Deer River, Minnesota, the daughter of Lisa Peake and Clayton Oothoudt III, and began her spiritual journey from her home on Monday, October 11th, 2021, in Lucerne, California. She was a Leech Lake Ojibwe Tribal Band...

 

Francis "Tuna" David Connor

Francis "Tuna" David Connor January 26, 1960 - October 20, 2021 Francis "Tuna" David Connor passed away on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at his home in Tower, MN. He was born January 26th, 1960 in Cook, MN to Lawrence and Olive (Villebrun) Connor. Tuna was a bright spirited individual and would befriend almost anyone he would meet...

 

Minnesota COVID-19 pre-K-12 school cases plunge

COVID-19 cases in Minnesota preK-12 schools have dropped significantly since mid-September with the number of new infections falling nearly 70%. Last week saw 920 new confirmed or probable coronavirus cases among students and employees in 514 preK-12 school buildings. That's down from this school year's peak of 2,924 new cases...

 

St. Paul announces vaccine mandate for city workers

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter on Thursday rolled out one of the state's most stringent COVID-19 vaccine policies with an announcement that nearly every city employee will be required to have their shots completed by the end of the year. "Since testing only provides a way to determine if someone has COVID after they've already...

 

Alleged sex competition by St. John's University students sparks investigation, protest

n alleged sex competition started by male students at St. John's University in the central Minnesota town of Collegeville is being investigated by administrators and condemned by female students from the private institution's sister school, the College of St. Benedict. The Record, which serves as the student newspaper for the...

 

FBI: Remains found in Florida park ID'd as Brian Laundrie

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The FBI on Thursday identified human remains found in a Florida nature preserve as those of Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the death of girlfriend Gabby Petito while the couple was on a cross-country road trip. The remains, a backpack and notebook believed to belong to Laundrie were discovered...

 

MN Attorney General wants to crack down on settlement abuses

Attorney General Keith Ellison said he will push for legislation that would make Minnesota the first state to guarantee that anybody who wants to sell part of their court settlement would be represented by an attorney. "I think having a lawyer on your side will make a dramatic and important difference and will ensure that...

 

Moscow closing schools, many businesses as virus deaths soar

MOSCOW - Restaurants, movie theaters and many retail stores in Moscow will be closed for 11 days starting Oct. 28, along with other new restrictions, officials said Thursday, as Russia recorded the highest numbers of coronavirus infections and deaths since the pandemic began. The government coronavirus task force reported...

 

Forecasters predict warmer winter for two-thirds of US

NEW YORK - Expect a drier, warmer winter down south and a wetter winter up north, U.S. government forecasters said Thursday. The National Weather Service predicted two-thirds of the U.S. will see above average temperatures from December through February, while the Pacific Northwest and southern Alaska will likely get colder...

 

House votes to hold Trump ally Steve Bannon in contempt

WASHINGTON - The House voted Thursday to hold Steve Bannon, a longtime ally and aide to former President Donald Trump, in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the committee investigating the violent Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. In a rare show of bipartisanship on the House floor, the committee's Democratic chairman,...

 

Teacher Who Did a Poor Job of "Playing Indian" in Video that Went Viral is Placed on Leave

A Riverside High School math teacher may know a lot about trigonometry, but she lacks wisdom on life matters--especially when it comes to how to deal with Native Americans relations. A video that went viral on social media shows a Caucasian math woman teacher prancing among students in a classroom, wearing a headdress-with...

 

Native America Calling: Questions about federal pandemic relief distribution

The more than $200 billion in federal pandemic aid to tribes provided welcome financial relief at a critical time. But a new analysis points out what the study’s authors say is vastly inequitable distribution of that money. Scholars with the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development say flaws in the formula established to distribute the money are the main...

 

Winnebago, Omaha tribes see value of vaccination

WINNEBAGO, Neb. — On a muggy August afternoon, citizens of the Winnebago Tribe in northeast Nebraska gathered to clean heritage corn and dry it for the coming winter. Some will be given to relatives. Some will be used in soup to warm tribal citizens when the Nebraska weather turns brutally cold. This return to the normal rhythms of Winnebago life feels deeply satisfying to...

 

MnDOT offers $8 million in grants to schools, communities to develop Safe Routes to School programs

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota communities and schools seeking to develop safer places for students to walk and bicycle can apply for $8 million in grant opportunities through the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School program. Letters of intent for infrastructure grants are due by Oct. 29, 2021; application deadlines are due in early January 2022....

 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Tribal Wildlife Grants Provide Opportunities for Partnerships in Conservation of Shared Natural Heritage, Cultural Priorities

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is awarding more than $6.6 million in Tribal Wildlife Grants to federally recognized Native American and Alaska Native Tribes in 17 states to bolster fish and wildlife conservation and key partnerships. The awards will support 37 projects that benefit a wide range of wildlife and habitats, including species of Native American cu...

 

MPCA offers $1M in grants to increase reuse and improve recycling and composting in Greater Minnesota

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is now accepting applications for grant funding to help expand or improve recycling and composting programs in Greater Minnesota. The agency will award approximately $1 million to help counties, cities, townships, or tribal communities reduce the amount of waste entering landfills by establishing best practices to reuse more...

 

More Minnesotans Return to Work; Job Growth Outpaces U.S.

Minnesota gained 17,100 jobs, up 0.6% in September on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to numbers released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Minnesota’s private sector gained 17,700 jobs, up 0.7% in September. The U.S. gained 194,000 jobs, up 0.1% in September, with the private sector adding 317,000 jobs, up 0.3%....

 

Anhydrous Safety Should be Top Concern This Fall

St. Paul, MN: Many farmers and applicators will soon apply anhydrous ammonia (NH3) after harvest. Even with a rush against time and the weather, safety should never be compromised. Recent accidents involving anhydrous ammonia have proven how dangerous and deadly the chemical can be when not handled properly. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is providing the...

 

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Steps to Improve Conditions for Salmon in the Columbia River Basin

WASHINGTON — The Biden-Harris administration today announced an important step to chart a path forward in a longstanding Columbia River Basin conflict regarding the operation of 14 federal dams and their impacts on the region's salmon and steelhead populations. In an effort to take a fresh look at the important issues affecting the communities, economy, and resources of the...

 

New Ponemah Ambulance Station Grand Opening held on October 18, 2021 - P4

The new Ponemah Ambulance Station Grand Opening was held on Monday, October 18, 2021 at 1 PM in Ponemah....

 

Red Lake Girl's Volleyball host Bug School; win 4-1 in session - P4

The Red Lake Girl's Volleyball team hosted Bug School on Monday, October 18th, winning 4-1 in the session. The Lady Warriors will be in the 8AA playoffs starting the week of October 25th....

 

Over 12,000 Red Lake Band of Chippewa Members receive American Rescue Plan Disbursement - P5

Over 12,000 Red Lake Band of Chippewa Members received American Rescue Plan Disbursements on October 15, 2021. Tribal members 18 years and over received $3,200 and members 17 and under received $1,600, with an additional $1,600 placed into trust/savings accounts until their 18th birthday. Th checks were scheduled to be mailed...

 

Warriors Football Team loses 4th game of season to Menahga 72-0 - P16

The Red Lake Warriors football team hosted Menahga on Friday, October 1, 2021, losing 72-0. The loss sets them back to 0-4 on the season. They had lost to New York Mills 43-0, Red Lake County 42-8 and Lake Park-Audubon 51-0. The Warriors will host Walker-Hackensack-Akeley on Saturday, October 9, travel to Polk County West on...

 

Cass Lake-Bena defeats Lady Warriors in Red Lake, 3-1 - P21

Cass Lake-Bena defeated the Red Lake Lady Warriors on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 3-1. Red Lake Jr. High team won their match 2-0, while the Junior Varsity lost 2-0....

 

Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow 2021: Saturday Afternoon Session - P33

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...

 

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