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  • Jeff Sessions pushed out after a year of attacks from Trump

    Nov 8, 2018

    WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out Wednesday after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump, who inserted in his place a Republican Party loyalist with authority to oversee the remainder of the special counsel's Russia investigation. The move has potentially ominous implications for special counsel Robert Mueller's probe given that the new acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, until now Sessions' chief of staff, has questioned the inquiry's scope and spoke publicly...

  • Minnesota suburbs, like many nationwide, swing to Democrats in election

    Nov 8, 2018

    The insurgency that swept Democrats into power in the U.S. House was led by suburban voters, both in the Twin Cities area and across the country. They fueled wins by Democrats Angie Craig and Dean Phillips, who unseated Republican incumbents in the Second and Third congressional districts — which together wrap around the Twin Cities from the northwest to the southeast. The same thing happened in suburban Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Denver and Detroit, with Democrats at times defeating favored Republican House incumbents. htt...

  • In Wisconsin, Walker falls to lingering resentments and fresh impatience

    Nov 8, 2018

    HUDSON, WIS. – After two terms, one recall attempt and a failed presidential bid, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was rejected Tuesday by voters weary of his ties to President Donald Trump, cuts to education and antagonism toward unions. Walker conceded Wednesday afternoon to Tony Evers, superintendent of the state’s Department of Public Instruction, after coming up 31,000 votes short among 2.6 million cast. Although Wisconsin is a wide swath of Republican red, he lost Milwaukee, Madison and the surrounding suburbs for reasons that were...

  • Hennepin County Board approves $2.4 million in water quality levies

    Nov 8, 2018

    The Hennepin County Board on Tuesday approved $2.4 million in special tax levies for four water quality improvement projects in the county’s northern and central suburbs. Levies for the projects, ranging from flood mitigation to stabilizing streams, were requested by watershed management commissions for Bassett Creek, Elm Creek, Shingle Creek and the Mississippi River. http://www.startribune.com/hennepin-county-board-approves-2-4-million-in-water-quality-levies/499990041/...

  • Vikings claim Ameer Abdullah off waivers from Lions

    Nov 8, 2018

    The Vikings claimed running back Ameer Abdullah off waivers from the Detroit Lions on Wednesday. Abdullah, 25, was the Lions' leading rusher two of the past three seasons. As a rookie, he led the NFL with 37 kickoff returns for 1,007 yards for a 29.1 yard average. http://www.startribune.com/vikings-claim-ameer-abdullah-off-waivers-from-lions/499972731/...

  • Diversity gap persists at Twin Cities ad agencies, new report shows

    Nov 8, 2018

    Account manager Nicole Parrott-Wilson was shocked when she first started to work at a Twin Cities advertising firm and attend marketing mixers two years ago. She was often one of the only people of color at the events, a common occurrence in the advertising industry that is infamous for its diversity issues in creative agencies. http://www.startribune.com/diversity-gap-persists-at-twin-cities-ad-agencies-new-report-shows/499966352/...

  • Marijuana investors get a payday after election outcome

    Nov 8, 2018

    NEW YORK -- Shares of cannabis companies rose on Wednesday as results from the previous day's U.S. elections pointed to more favorable political conditions for the industry. Tilray Inc shares jumped 30.6 percent. Shares of New Age Beverages Corp, which has previously announced intentions to expand into cannabis products, climbed 20.1 percent. U.S. shares of Canadian companies Canopy Growth Corp, Aurora Cannabis Inc and Cronos Group Inc rose between 8 and 10 percent. The ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF posted a 7.1 percent gain....

  • Five takeaways from Minnesota's 2018 election

    Nov 8, 2018

    Democrats resurgent Minnesota Democrats came roaring back to life. After the 2016 election, Democrats were worried that Minnesota was just one more Republican victory away from becoming like GOP-controlled Wisconsin. But helped by a massive turnout operation in the Twin Cities, and suburban voters' rejection of President Donald Trump, the Democrats won all the statewide races, as well as congressional races in both the east and west metro. And, Gov.-elect Tim Walz will have a Democratic House to work with after a startling run of DFL victories...

  • BP: Eight was enough in 5A House race: Recount on the table in contest between Persell-Bliss

    Nov 8, 2018

    BEMIDJI—Eight votes. When all was said and done Election Night, only eight votes separated the two candidates running for Minnesota House District 5A. Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate John Persell of Bemidji ended the night with a lead of 8,452-8,444 over Republican incumbent Rep. Matt Bliss. There were also seven write-in votes, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State's website, http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/4526205-eight-was-enough-5a-house-race-recount-table-contest-between-persell-bliss...

  • Northwest Minn. men accused of using fake $100 bills at casino

    Forum News Service|Nov 8, 2018

    THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. - Two Thief River Falls men face counterfeiting charges after police say they used fake $100 bills to get real money from a casino. Ricardo Martinez, 28, and Bobby Vinton Peralta, 42, had first appearances Monday in Pennington County District Court. Court documents detail how surveillance video at the Seven Clans Casino southeast of Thief River Falls caught the men trying to pass off three $100 bills to cashiers on or about Aug. 1. In the video, Peralta is seen fanning...

  • BP: Persell edges Bliss in 5A by 4 votes; Grossell, Green re-elected

    Nov 8, 2018

    BEMIDJI -- Local Minnesota House races remained close Tuesday night, with votes still coming in. With all 71 precincts reporting, Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate John Persell, 68, Bemidji, held a 8,434-8,430 vote lead over incumbent Rep. Matt Bliss, R-Pennington. Meanwhile, in District 2A, 53-year-old incumbent Matt Grossell, R-Clearbrook had a 62-37 percent advantage over DFL opponent Michael Northbird, 36, Cass Lake. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/government-and-politics/4525647-persell-edges-bliss-5a-4-votes-grossel...

  • Peterson praises coalition's letter of support for bipartisan Gray Wolf State Management Act

    Nov 8, 2018

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Collin C. Peterson praised the efforts of 19 agriculture and sportsmen’s organizations that collectively sent a letter to urge Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to place H.R. 424, the Gray Wolf State Management Act, on the House floor for a vote before the year’s end. “The issue of removing wolves from the endangered species list is long overdue,” Peterson said. “Cattlemen and farmers have not been able to protect their livestock due to a political court decision made in Washington, DC...

  • Toy Prize Bingo held at Red Lake Community Center

    Mary Omen|Nov 8, 2018

    On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, a Toy Prize Bingo was held at the Red Lake Community Center for kids aged 0-17. The event was sponsored by the Red Lake Community Center./...

  • Barb Thomas, Robert McClain, Marcus Tyler and Roy Nelson win in Red Lake School Board race

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Nov 8, 2018

    RED LAKE - There will be two new Red Lake School Board members that will be sworn-in in January 2019, along with incumbents Barb Thomas and Roy Nelson, Sr. The two new board members are Marcus Tyler and Robert McClain. At that time, the Red Lake School Board will move from a 6-member board, to 7-members. Current Board Member Barb Thomas had the most votes with 662, followed by newcomer Robert McClain with 655, newcomer Marcus Tyler with 583 and current board member Roy Nelson coming in with...

  • Halloween in Red Lake 2018 - P11

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Nov 8, 2018

    Halloween in Red Lake 2018...

  • Halloween in Red Lake 2018 - P12

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Nov 8, 2018

    Halloween in Red Lake 2018...

  • Redby Elder's Dinner 2018 - P14

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Nov 8, 2018

    Redby Elder's Dinner 2018 was held at the new Redby Community Center on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Elder's of the Redby Community received gifts, were treated to live music and a feast put on by the Redby Community....

  • Warriors end Regular Season with 54-6 loss to Blackduck at home - P16

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Nov 8, 2018

    The Red Lake Warriors ended their season with a 54-6 loss to Blackduck on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, in Red Lake. Red Lake finished it's season 0-7 on the year and the playoff games should be announced next week....

  • Warriors lose to Warroad 48-6 in Homecoming Game - P24

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Nov 8, 2018

    The Red Lake Warriors hosted Warroad in their Homecoming Game on Friday, October 5, 2018, losing 48-6....

  • Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow: Saturday Afternoon Session - P49

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Nov 8, 2018

    Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow: Saturday Afternoon Session The new 2018-19 O-Bah-Shiing (Ponemah) Labor Day Royalty. Princess: Jade Cloud Brave: KaVern Kingbird Obashing Singing Contest 1st Place-Warpaint 2nd Place-High Noon 3rd Place-Southern Boyz 4th Place-Standing Horse 5th Place-Red Willow 6th Place-Pipestone...

  • Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow: Friday Evening Session - P53

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Nov 8, 2018

    Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow: Saturday Afternoon Session The new 2018-19 O-Bah-Shiing (Ponemah) Labor Day Royalty. Princess: Jade Cloud Brave: KaVern Kingbird Obashing Singing Contest 1st Place-Warpaint 2nd Place-High Noon 3rd Place-Southern Boyz 4th Place-Standing Horse 5th Place-Red Willow 6th Place-Pipestone...

  • Colorado Amendment 73: Voters reject $1.6 billion school tax measure

    Nov 8, 2018

    Colorado voters Tuesday night rejected a massive infusion of funding for Colorado’s schools that was sought to deal with enrollment surges and funding cuts. In all, voters faced an unprecedented $1.5 billion in local bond issues as well as a $1.6 billion statewide tax measure called Amendment 73 that would have increased funding for every student in Colorado. https://www.denverpost.com/2018/11/06/colorado-amendment-73-results/...

  • School-related threat lands girl, 12, in handcuffs, police say

    Nov 8, 2018

    A 12-year-old girl was arrested Monday for posting threats on social media “to shoot someone” and warning “no one go to school tmrrw,” Pembroke Pines police said. The student at Pembroke Pines Charter’s central campus admitted to putting the posts on Snapchat. She said she did it because of bullying but said she had no access to guns and no intention of acting on the threats, said Amanda Conwell, a police spokeswoman. https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/pembroke-pines/fl-ne-pines-charter-threat-arrest-201811...

  • Teen arrested after alleged threats to 'shoot up' Marietta school

    Nov 8, 2018

    A 14-year-old boy was arrested Monday after he allegedly made threats on social media to “shoot up” Marietta Middle School. The teen, who was not identified, is not a student within the Marietta City Schools district, but has previous ties to the middle school, the Marietta Police Department said Tuesday in a statement. https://www.ajc.com/news/teen-allegedly-made-threats-shoot-marietta-middle-school/LrHNTk5lk8FCGxppPwxDKL/...

  • Thousands on S.I. didn't receive needed special ed services, data shows

    Nov 8, 2018

    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Nearly 25 percent of Staten Island students either didn’t receive all of the special education services to which they were entitled, or received no services at all last year, according to data released by education officials. About 3,667 students, or 24.9 percent, received no services or only partial services. https://www.silive.com/news/2018/11/thousands-on-si-didnt-receive-needed-special-ed-services-data-shows.html...

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