Articles from the October 30, 2020 edition

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Trick or Treating and Other Halloween Activities

Steps to Take when Trick or Treating Traditional Halloween activities are fun, but some can increase the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19 or influenza. Plan alternate ways to participate in Halloween. illustration of a child wearing a pumpkin costume holding a Halloween treat bag wearing face masks appropriately and Make...

 

Organizers focus on reaching Indigenous voters in northern Minnesota

Editor's note: Since the publication of this story, the Reformer has learned that many - perhaps most - of the new registrations are not necessarily new voters. Rather, many are registered voters who changed their addresses. Some of the new registration forms may also have been duplicates. The information arose from a new...

 

Minnesota Governor Walz visits with some Red Lake Tribal Counci members and Oshkiimaajitahdah

RED LAKE, MN October 29, 2020 - Today the Red Lake Nation welcomed Minnesota Governor Walz for a short visit while he was in the area. Governor Walz sat down while social distancing and visited with some of the Red Lake Tribal Council. They discussed many topics including but not limited to: Education, Racism, Election, Medical...

 

Woman Charged with Felonies in Connection with Bemidji Double Stabbing

A 34-year-old Puposky woman has been charged with three felonies in connection with a double stabbing just north of Bemidji. According to the criminal complaint, Kathleen Martin is accused of stabbing her ex-boyfriend and his wife on Wednesday. Martin is charged with two counts of second-degree assault with a dangerous...

 

Red Lake Band receives funding from Minnesota Department of Education, Expanded Food Access for Minnesota Children and Families Grant Program

REDBY, MN October 29, 2020 - The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians received funding from the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), Expanded Food Access for Minnesota Children and Families Grant Program. The funding will increase meal access for children and adults living on the Red Lake Indian reservation that are impacted...

 

Red Lake Girls Volleyball opens season at Indus

Red Lake Girls Volleyball opens season at Indus on October 29, 2020. They will host Kelliher-Northome on Friday, October 30, 2020 at 1 PM. Junior Varsity will play first, and Varsity will follow. There are new rules for the gym because of COVID-19, and only a specific number of fans will be allowed in the building at a time....

 

Owen Vincent Beauieu

Owen Vincent Beauieu April 4, 1943 - October 28, 2020 Owen Vincent Beaulieu, 77, of Bemidji, MN died Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, October 31, 2020 at the Red Lake Community Center in Red Lake with Father Jerry Rogers officiating. A wake will...

 

Marilyn Claudine Losh

Marilyn Claudine Losh October 12, 1960 ~ October 27, 2020 (age 60) Marilyn C. Losh, age 60, of Federal Dam passed away on October 27, 2020 at her home in Sugar Point. She was born on October 12, 1960 the daughter of Benny and Rose Mary White. Marilyn was a good woman who loved her family dearly. She worked in the surveillance...

 

Minnesota reports 32 more COVID-19 deaths, record 2,872 infections

Minnesota reported single-day records of COVID-19 hospitalizations and newly diagnosed infections on Thursday, marks that aren't likely to stand for long as the pandemic continues to spread, the state's health commissioner predicted. The addition of 2,872 confirmed and probable infections and 32 deaths brought Minnesota's...

 

Medtronic to pay $9.2M fine on kickback charges regarding South Dakota neurosurgeon

Medtronic will pay the federal government $9.2 million to resolve allegations that it violated the U.S. False Claims Act and Medicare rules in reportedly providing kickbacks to a South Dakota neurosurgeon in exchange for using one of the medical device maker's products. Medtronic - managed out of Fridley offices - was accused...

 

Federal judges order post-Election Day ballots to be held

A federal court sided Thursday with a GOP challenge to Minnesota's extended deadline for receiving absentee ballots after Election Day, imperiling a state rule that would count mail-in ballots received up to a week after Tuesday's election. In a 2-1 decision, a panel of the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges ordered...

 

Minnesota study: Home, community more risky for health care providers than patients with COVID-19.

Nurses and other bedside caregivers are far less likely to catch COVID-19 after risky exposures to patients, compared to interactions at home or in the community, new data show. And caregivers are twice as likely to be diagnosed with COVID after risky exposures to a co-worker in a break room, as compared to patient exposures....

 

Wisconsin Republican Party says hackers stole $2.3 million

MADISON, Wis. - Hackers have stolen $2.3 million from the Wisconsin Republican Party's account that was being used to help reelect President Donald Trump in the key battleground state, the party's chairman told The Associated Press on Thursday. The party noticed the suspicious activity on Oct. 22 and contacted the FBI on...

 

Gray wolf delisting glosses over need to protect other species, too

The gray wolf has long been a cash cow for the Center for Biological Diversity and other environmetal groups, and when Interior Secretary David Bernhardt announced in Bloomington Thursday the government's intent to remove the wolf from Endangered Species Act protection and return it to state management, the bank accounts of...

 

Daylight Savings Time Ends This Weekend: Three Steps for a Smart "Fall Back" into Fall

CHICAGO – On Sunday, November 1, Daylight Saving Time ends, and we set our clocks back an hour. Take advantage of extra sleep then take a few simple steps to ensure you, your family and your home stay safe into the colder months ahead. “As we near the end of 2020, we need to continue preventing the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing, mask wearing and hand...

 

Dozens of Jobs Available on Reservation for Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3rd

Dozens of Jobs Available on Reservation for Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3rd Training will be held Monday, November 2, 2020 at Red Lake Humanities Center For more information contact Tori Lussier at 218-407-1169...

 
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Patient Visitors will NOT be allowed in Red Lake Hospital due to recent rise in local COVID-19 Cases

Effective Immediately and until further notice, Patient Visitors will NOT be allowed in the Red Lake Hospital due to recent rise in local COVID-19 Cases (except for end of life cases and pediatrics)....

 
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RED LAKE CHEMICAL HEALTH 2020 BIG BUCK CONTEST - Registration starts Oct. 30th at noon

REGISTRATION STARTS OCTOBER 30TH NOON AT ALCOHOL REHAB BUILDING REGISTRATION CLOSES DAY CONTEST STARTS. STARTING NOVEMBER 4TH AT NOON ENDING NOVEMBER 20TH AT NOON WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON FACEBOOK “Our Red Lake Spirit” $20 ENTRY FEE (AGES 18 & UP) “NO EXCEPTIONS” DIGITAL SCALE WILL BE USED. (AT EVENT OF A TIE WILL...

 

November 2nd begins week 7 of statewide testing push

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is continuing a statewide push to increase access to “no-barrier” COVID-19 testing with a seventh week of testing events in four towns around the state. MDH is partnering with local public health officials and other community partners to offer testing the week of Nov. 2 in Burnsville, Fergus Falls, Mora, and Pipestone. The Minnesota...

 

State to open saliva testing location at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in Saint Paul on Friday

The State of Minnesota today announced it will open a saliva testing site on Friday at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium, adjacent to Saint Paul RiverCentre. This will be the first saliva testing location to open in the Twin Cities, and the seventh in the state, offering free saliva tests to any Minnesotan who believes they need to be tested. “Minnesota is seeing an alarming jump...

 

Warriors Football Team drop to 0-3 with 48-0 loss to Pine River - P9

The Red Lake Warriors Football Team dropped to 0-3 with their 48-0 loss to Pine River on Friday, October 23, 2020 in Red Lake. Red Lake will travel to Cass Lake on October 30th, host Walker on November 6th and travel to Warroad on November 1th. They will play a 6 game season this year....

 

Warriors Football Team drop to 0-3 with 48-0 loss to Pine River - P10

The Red Lake Warriors Football Team dropped to 0-3 with their 48-0 loss to Pine River on Friday, October 23, 2020 in Red Lake. Red Lake will travel to Cass Lake on October 30th, host Walker on November 6th and travel to Warroad on November 1th. They will play a 6 game season this year....

 

Red Lake Warriors lose home opener to Wadena-Deer Creek 50-6 - P29

Red Lake, MN - With just two weeks practice in a shortened season, the Red Lake Warrior football team hosted the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines on Friday, October 9, 2020, losing 50-6 in the late afternoon contest. Under MSHSL rules and regulations for COVID-19, it was a little different for fans, but not so much that the players...

 

Looking Back to September 2007 - Ponemah Labor Day Parade - P7

Looking Back to September 2007 - Ponemah Labor Day Parade...

 

Looking Back to September 2007 - Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow - Sunday Afternoon Session - P19

Looking Back to September 2007 - Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow - Sunday Afternoon Session...

 

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