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  • Airline employee charged after loaded gun found in carry-on bag at MSP Airport

    Nov 8, 2023

    A Buffalo, Minn., man who works for an airline was charged after a loaded gun was discovered last week in his carry-on bag at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, according to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and police. TSA officers discovered the firearm at the south security checkpoint in Terminal 1 just after 5 p.m. Thursday after the employee was randomly selected for screening. MSP Airport Police responded to the checkpoint after a TSA officer detected the image of...

  • Ex-Minnesota QBs on Joshua Dobbs' Vikings debut: Unprecedented challenge, impressive execution

    Nov 8, 2023

    The man studied rocket science in college and interned at NASA. This serves as important context when analyzing Joshua Dobbs' debut as Vikings quarterback. He's literally the smartest guy in the room. Even so, five former quarterbacks could only marvel Monday at what Dobbs did in engineering (pun intended) a 31-28 comeback win over Atlanta five days after joining the team. Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton gushed that the circumstances made Dobbs' performance "impossible" given the complex nature of...

  • EPA: Foundry has been polluting Minneapolis air since 2018

    Nov 8, 2023

    A south Minneapolis iron foundry has been violating air emissions laws since at least 2018, according to federal pollution inspectors. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, which is responsible for enforcing the foundry's air permit, didn't take any action against the company during that time. The state agency tested the air along the perimeter of Smith Foundry, an ironworks on E. 28th Street in the East Phillips neighborhood, in October 2022 and April 2023, according to the U.S....

  • At one Woodbury school, teens saw the achievement gap and stepped up to tutor their peers

    Nov 8, 2023

    The media center at East Ridge High School fills with dozens of students each week, teens seeking help preparing for the next physics test or looking to brainstorm ideas for a language arts essay. They are mostly students of color, and they find that support in each other. As members of the Close the Gap club at East Ridge High in Woodbury, they share a mission of narrowing the achievement gaps between minority students and their white peers. "I feel like most people know about academic...

  • Xcel unveils $45M EV rollout plan, a scaled-back version of scrapped proposal

    Nov 8, 2023

    Xcel Energy has a new $44.5 million plan to boost electric vehicle adoption in Minnesota that includes rebates for home-wiring upgrades but a much smaller foray into charging infrastructure than its original plan. Xcel withdrew a $330 million proposal in June after the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved a smaller rate increase than it wanted and the utility received criticism from gas station owners, Gov. Tim Walz's administration, and Attorney General Keith Ellison's office....

  • Two Minnesotans found guilty in $300 million telemarketing scheme

    Nov 8, 2023

    A federal jury found two Minnesotans guilty for their roles in a $300 million decadeslong telemarketing fraud scheme that targeted elderly people nationwide. Tashena Laverna Crump, 39, of Minneapolis and Ballam Hazeakiah Dudley, 37, of Plymouth are two of the more than 40 defendants charged in the case so far. They were found guilty Monday of multiple counts of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit mail fraud following a monthlong trial. From at least 2000 to 2020, conspirators called victims with existing magazine subscriptions, offered to...

  • St. Cloud police say one of two drivers involved in crash at intersection has died

    Nov 8, 2023

    St. Cloud officials on Tuesday said one of two drivers involved in a two-vehicle collision at an intersection more than a week ago has died. Jeanette M. Sand, 57, of Kimball, Minn., was taken by emergency medical responders from the intersection of County Road 75 and Glen Carlson Drive to St. Cloud Hospital after the crash shortly before 8 a.m. on Oct. 30, police said. Sand's online obituary said she died Thursday. The other motorist, Lucas R. Gant, 29, of St. Cloud, came away with minor injuries, police said. https://www.st...

  • Nearly 1 million chickens culled at one Minnesota egg producer due to bird flu

    Nov 8, 2023

    Nearly 1 million chickens have been culled at a Minnesota egg operation, by far the largest death toll at a single Minnesota poultry farm during the current bird flu outbreak that started last year. The farm, located in Wright County, had 940,000 egg-laying chickens when the virus was detected earlier this month. Disease management protocol requires all birds at an operation where the virus is detected be culled to lessen the spread. In Minnesota about 5.5 million birds, mostly turkeys, have...

  • Israel fights Hamas deep in Gaza City and foresees control of enclave's security after war

    Nov 8, 2023

    KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip - Israel said Tuesday that its ground forces were battling Hamas fighters deep inside Gaza's largest city, signaling a major new stage in the month-old conflict, and its leaders foresee controlling the enclave's security after the war. The push into Gaza City guarantees that the already staggering death toll will rise further, while comments from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about controlling Gaza's security for ''an indefinite period'' pointed to the uncertain...

  • US envoy flies to Beirut in a surprise visit, says Washington doesn't want Gaza war to expand

    Nov 8, 2023

    BLIDA, Lebanon - A top U.S. envoy said in Beirut Tuesday that Washington doesn't want the ongoing war in Gaza to expand to Lebanon after a Lebanese woman and her three granddaughters were killed in an Israeli strike two days ago. The comments from Amos Hochstein, a senior adviser to U.S. President Joe Biden come during a previously unannounced visit to Beirut to discuss the volatile situation with Lebanon's parliament speaker and caretaker prime minister. Hochstein told reporters after meeting...

  • Ohio voters enshrine abortion access in constitution in latest statewide win for reproductive rights

    Nov 8, 2023

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio voters approved a constitutional amendment on Tuesday that ensures access to abortion and other forms of reproductive health care, the latest victory for abortion rights supporters since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last year. Ohio became the seventh state where voters decided to protect abortion access after the landmark ruling and was the only state to consider a statewide abortion rights question this year. ''The future is bright, and tonight we can...

  • 1 dead in interstate crashes as super fog shrouds New Orleans area, recalling fatal October pileup

    Nov 8, 2023

    NEW ORLEANS - Dense smoke reminiscent of last month's ''super fog'' that rolled into Louisiana has led to a deadly crash that shut down Interstate 10 in the New Orleans area early Tuesday, police said. The thoroughfare was closed due to smoke, fog and accidents involving multiple vehicles, New Orleans police said after the accident around 4:30 a.m. By late afternoon, all of the interstate's eastbound lanes were reopened and the westbound lanes were partially opened as crews continued clearing...

  • Special counsel in the Hunter Biden case insists he was the 'decision-maker' in rare testimony

    Nov 8, 2023

    WASHINGTON - The prosecutor overseeing the Hunter Biden investigation testified Tuesday that he had the ultimate authority in the yearslong case as he made an unprecedented appearance before Congress to rebut Republicans' explosive claims that the probe has been plagued with interference. U.S. Attorney David Weiss' nearly seven-hour interview with the House Judiciary Committee marked the first time a special counsel has ever testified to lawmakers in the middle of a probe. He agreed to the...

  • Voters head to the polls to decide how to fund the new Beltrami County Jail

    Nov 8, 2023

    BEMIDJI — Beltrami County residents flocked to the polls for Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 7, with many residents having just one item on their ballot: a choice on how to fund a new jail for the county. The options presented include funding the jail through property taxes or a local options sales tax, with the full ballot language reading: “The Beltrami County Board of Commissioners has voted to construct a new County Jail at an estimated cost of $80 million. Taxpayers have a choice as to how to fund the project. Shall Beltrami County...

  • Harmony Co-op to host Ojibwe Language Event Nov. 11

    Nov 8, 2023

    BEMIDJI - As part of National Native American Heritage Month, the Harmony Co-op Explorers program will hold an Ojibwe Language Event from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the co-op. Participants will learn about the Ojibwe language through a scavenger hunt and activity sheets, a release said. There will also be a build-your-own snack: seasonal salad with manoomin (wild rice). Children must be accompanied by an adult and pre-registration is required. Harmony Co-op Explorers is a free...

  • Voyageurs Expeditionary High School hosts Boundary Waters adventure day

    Nov 8, 2023

    BEMIDJI - Instead of the regular class schedule, on Thursday, Nov. 2, over 100 middle and high school students from Voyageurs Expeditionary School braved the cool fall weather to experience a little adventure. Spending the day outdoors, staff members from Friends of the Boundary Waters brought a Boundary Waters Canoe Area experience to the students for an adventure day where students rotated through various stations and learned how to navigate with a compass, how to start a fire and worked...

  • Red Lake Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Community Notification 11-7-23 - Damien Paul Greene

    Nov 8, 2023

    Damien Paul Greene D.O.B: 8-15-1989 Race: American Indian Hair color: Black Eye Color: Brown Height: 5' 9" Weight: 170 LBS Tier: 1 Offense Statute(s): 508.18 subd 1 Offense information: Offender is required to register as a Sex Offender. This Offender is not wanted by Law Enforcement and has served the sentence imposed on him by the Court. Address County: Beltrami County Registered address: Red lake, MN District: Littlerock Approved for notification by: Kendall Kingbird, Director RLPD...

  • Red Lake Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Community Notification 11-7-23 - Devin Lee Sayers

    Nov 8, 2023

    Devin Lee Sayers D.O.B: 8-11-1987 Race: American Indian Hair color: Black Eye Color: Brown Height: 6' 0" Weight: 210 LBS Tier: 1 Offense Statute(s): 508.08 Offense information: Offender is required to register as a Sex Offender. This Offender is not wanted by Law Enforcement and has served the sentence imposed on him by the Court. Address County: Beltrami County Registered address: Red lake, MN District: Red lake Approved for notification by: Kendall Kingbird, Director RLPD Notification Agency:...

  • Red Lake Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Community Notification 11-7-23 - Jarin Nicholas Stately

    Nov 8, 2023

    Jarin Nicholas Stately D.O.B: 3-19-99 Race: American Indian Hair color: Black Eye Color: Brown Height: 5' 7" Weight: 200 LBS Tier: 1 Offense Statute(s): 508.18 Offense information: Offender is required to register as a Sex Offender. This Offender is not wanted by Law Enforcement and has served the sentence imposed on him by the Court. Address County: Beltrami County Registered address: Red lake, MN District: Red lake Approved for notification by: Kendall Kingbird, Director RLPD Notification...

  • Red Lake Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Community Notification 11-7-23 - Kevin Leigh Martin Jr

    Nov 8, 2023

    Kevin Leigh Martin Jr D.O.B: 8-11-1982 Race: American Indian Hair color: Black Eye Color: Brown Height: 6' 1" Weight: 210 LBS Tier: 3 Offense Statute(s): 609.344 1 (b) Offense information: Offender is required to register as a Sex Offender. This Offender is not wanted by Law Enforcement and has served the sentence imposed on him by the Court. Address County: Beltrami County Registered address: Ponemah, MN District: Ponemah Approved for notification by: Kendall Kingbird, Director RLPD...

  • Red Lake Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Community Notification 11-7-23 - Lawrence Raymond Burns

    Nov 8, 2023

    Lawrence Raymond Burns D.O.B: 06-21-1968 Race: American Indian Hair color: Black Eye Color: Brown Height: 5' 2" Weight: 152 LBS Tier: 2 Offense Statute(s): 609.345 1 (d) Offense information: Offender is required to register as a Sex Offender. This Offender is not wanted by Law Enforcement and has served the sentence imposed on him by the Court. Address County: Beltrami County Registered address: Redby, MN District: Redby Approved for notification by: Kendall Kingbird, Director RLPD Notification...

  • Red Lake Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Community Notification 11-7-23 - Ronald Lawrence Kingbird

    Nov 8, 2023

    Ronald Lawrence Kingbird D.O.B: 3-10-1982 Race: American Indian Hair color: Black Eye Color: Brown Height: 5' 10" Weight: 210 LBS Tier: 3 Offense Statute(s): 609.342 1 (a) Offense information: Offender is required to register as a Sex Offender. This Offender is not wanted by Law Enforcement and has served the sentence imposed on him by the Court. Address County: Beltrami County Registered address: Redby, MN District: Redby Approved for notification by: Kendall Kingbird, Director RLPD...

  • Federal Jury Finds Three Defendants Guilty in $300 Million Nationwide Telemarketing Fraud Scheme Targeting the Elderly

    Nov 8, 2023

    MINNEAPOLIS – A federal jury has found three defendants guilty in a $300 million nationwide telemarketing fraud scheme that targeted elderly and vulnerable victims, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger. According to evidence presented at trial, Amondo Antoine Miller, 47, of Littleton, Colorado, Tashena Laverna Crump, 39, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Ballam Hazeakiah Dudley, 37, of Plymouth, Minnesota, knowingly conspired with at least 40 other defendants to carry out a telemarketing scheme that began in at least 2000 and victimized...

  • Native American Statue Unveiled in California's Capitol Park

    Nov 8, 2023

    Native American Heritage Month. Excitement filled the air in Sacramento on a cool and breezy Tuesday morning as some 500 tribal leaders and citizens, elected leaders, other dignitaries, and students gathered for the unveiling of the first-ever Capitol Park monument, near California's state capitol, that acknowledges California American Indian tribes. The historic tribute specifically recognizes the Sacramento region tribes of Wilton Rancheria, Ione Band of Miwok Indians, Chicken Ranch Rancheria...

  • Skull Believed to be of Native American on Sale at Florida Thrift Shop for $400

    Nov 8, 2023

    Michelle Calhoun was shopping in a thrift store in North Fort Myers, Florida and noticed a human skull in the Halloween section on Saturday, November 4, 2023. Calhoun, a anthropologist with Archaeological Consultants, based in Sarasota, Fla. said she identified the skull as being of a Native American. At approximately 11:25 am, the Lee County Sheriff Office received a call about the discovery at the Paradise Vintage Market located in the Antique Mall. The caller who made the call stated the...

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