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  • Cassandra Leigh McDonald

    Nov 14, 2023

    Cassandra Leigh McDonald July 16, 1988 - November 11, 2023 Cassandra "Cassie" Leigh McDonald, beloved Daughter, Mother, and Friend, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 10th, 2023 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND. She was surrounded in love by her Mom Evie, Sisters Angela, Heather and Nellie, Brother Damian; Aunts Swadeau, Molly, Aggie, Nola, Grandma Dinah, and Father Kevin Lorsung. Cassie was born on July 16th, 1988 to Evie McDonald in Devils Lake, ND. She grew up on the Spirit Lake...

  • Audit finds Minnesota nutrition program for 40,000 seniors lacks sufficient oversight

    Nov 14, 2023

    The state Board on Aging failed in several ways to provide meaningful oversight of the Senior Nutrition Program that provides meals to some 40,000 Minnesotans, according to a legislative auditor's report released Monday. Among the most glaring problems: The board didn't monitor activities or contracts for the nutrition program and the seven area aging agencies underneath the board didn't conduct required site visits to providers and subcontractors. The Office of Legislative Auditor's...

  • In wake of state consent decree, prosecutor tosses gun case from traffic stop by Minneapolis police

    Nov 14, 2023

    Minneapolis police pulled over Cecil Wayman for a broken headlight on a black Cadillac DeVille while he was driving downtown late one night in August. A resulting search of his vehicle turned up a gun that Wayman, 49, wasn't legally allowed to have. He was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and spent 90 days in jail - until Hennepin County prosecutors recently dropped the case and Wayman reunited with his American bulldog named Lord Unicron, named from the "Transformers"...

  • With Joshua Dobbs, Vikings get a close look at what their offense could be with a mobile QB

    Nov 14, 2023

    On a third-and-6 from the Saints 7 in the second quarter on Sunday, Joshua Dobbs dropped back and read through his options, finding all four of his targets enveloped in New Orleans' two-deep coverage. He spun away from a four-man rush, picked up a block from Christian Darrisaw as he backtracked from Tanoh Kpassagnon's rush lane and broke for the left pylon, leaping for a score that put the Vikings up 17-3. "The O-line, all day, allowed me the opportunity to go through my reads, stay in the...

  • Twin Cities man's dying wish: Compost me for the benefit of the planet

    Nov 14, 2023

    His body ravaged by cancer and years of multiple sclerosis, Steve Wheeler knew he had only a short time left on earth when he recorded a YouTube video in his Lake Elmo home. Yet he was upbeat. He knew what would happen to his body. In the state of Washington, he would be composted above ground and turned into dense, fertile soil, the greenest possible route to the hereafter, he figured. "With this act I can at least go out on a high note and say I have left the world just a little bit better...

  • 3 south Minneapolis shootings minutes apart wound 5; police tie 2 of the incidents to same suspects

    Nov 14, 2023

    Three shootings late Sunday less than 15 minutes apart in south Minneapolis wounded five people, one critically, officials said. Police Sgt. Garrett Parten said late Monday afternoon that two of the shootings likely involved the same suspects. No arrests have been announced. The first shooting occurred about 10:41 p.m. near the intersection of E. 32nd Street and Nicollet Avenue. A man in his 30s was shot. He was treated by emergency medical responders at the scene and declined any further medical attention, police said. http...

  • Mankato native among 5 soldiers who died in helicopter crash in Mediterranean Sea

    Nov 14, 2023

    A 24-year-old Mankato native was among the five U.S. soldiers who died in a helicopter crash during a training exercise in the Mediterranean Sea on Friday. Sgt. Cade Wolfe was a 2018 Mankato East High School graduate who was part of aerial refueling training Friday when the helicopter experienced a malfunction that led the helicopter to crash in the sea, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. "This is devastating news that reverberates across the entire special operations community." Lt....

  • How the national narrative on the Vikings has changed by going from 1-4 to 6-4

    Nov 14, 2023

    Oct. 8 was a low point in a Vikings' season that had the potential to only go lower from there. The Vikings lost 27-20 to Kansas City that day, with star receiver Justin Jefferson departing the game late with a hamstring injury that would land him on injured reserve. The game itself was another lesson in self-inflicted adversity, as turnovers and missed opportunities telling a familiar story in another loss to a good but very beatable team.

  • Theft, robbery spree in south Minneapolis targets primarily Spanish-speaking construction workers

    Nov 14, 2023

    A two-day crime spree spanning much of south Minneapolis targeted primarily Spanish-speaking construction workers who had money and other valuables stolen, officials said. The daytime midweek thefts and robberies Nov. 1-2 totaled roughly a dozen and sometimes occurred at gunpoint, Minneapolis police said. "Some arrests have been made, but these incidents continue to happen" in south Minneapolis, according to a police advisory issued over the weekend.

  • 2 killed after stopped vehicle was struck from behind on Brooklyn Park highway

    Nov 14, 2023

    Two people in a stopped vehicle on a highway in Brooklyn Park were hit from behind by a driver Monday and killed, officials said. The collision occurred about 11:30 a.m. on northbound Hwy. 169 near 109th Avenue, police said. The impact ignited a fire that sent thick, black smoke skyward. Traffic was stopped in both directions of Hwy. 169, where one driver on the northbound side hit the vehicle ahead of it "at highway speeds," said Police Inspector Elliot Faust.

  • Vikings linebacker Jordan Hicks hospitalized after leg surgery; Anthony Barr re-signs

    Nov 14, 2023

    Vikings linebacker Jordan Hicks was hospitalized after undergoing emergency surgery on his lower leg, coach Kevin O'Connell said Monday. Hicks, a 31-year-old team captain, was transported to a hospital after Sunday's 27-19 win over the New Orleans Saints. He suffered a right shin contusion during the first quarter and did not return. Hicks watched the rest of the game from the sideline, but O'Connell said continued swelling in his leg caused the team's medical staff to seek further care after...

  • Medics and patients, including babies, stranded as battles rage around Gaza hospitals

    Nov 14, 2023

    KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip - Battles between Israel and Hamas around hospitals forced thousands of Palestinians to flee from some of the last perceived safe places in northern Gaza, stranding critically wounded patients, newborns and their caregivers with dwindling supplies and no electricity, health officials said Monday. With Israeli forces fighting in the center of Gaza City, the territory's main city, both sides have seized on the plight of hospitals as a symbol of the larger war, now in its...

  • The Supreme Court says it is adopting a code of ethics, but it has no means of enforcement

    Nov 14, 2023

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday adopted its first code of ethics, in the face of sustained criticism over undisclosed trips and gifts from wealthy benefactors to some justices, but the code lacks a means of enforcement. The policy, agreed to by all nine justices, does not appear to impose any significant new requirements and leaves compliance entirely to each justice. Indeed, the justices said they have long adhered to ethics standards and suggested that criticism of the court over ethics was the product of misunderstanding, rather...

  • Project Lifesaver Client Located After Going Missing

    Nov 14, 2023

    Bemidji, MN - A 19-year-old autistic male was located less than an hour after being reported missing by family in the northwestern area of the City of Bemidji at approximately 10:45AM on Wednesday, November 1st, 2023. The Bemidji Police Department responded to the missing persons call and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the search upon learning the missing person is a client of Beltrami County’s Project Lifesaver program and was wearing their bracelet. The missing person is prone to wandering and leaving their home. A...

  • Health officials and pediatricians emphasize the ABCs of safe sleep

    Nov 14, 2023

    During Minnesota’s Infant Safe Sleep Week (Nov. 12-18) the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is encouraging parents and caregivers to tune into what pediatricians are saying about the best ways to keep babies sleeping safely. Between 2014 and 2021, Minnesota averaged 46 sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUID) each year. Nearly all those tragic deaths involved unsafe sleep environments. To prevent such tragedies, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has put forth a set of safe sleep recommendations designed to protect children up to 1 ye...

  • 10% of private wells in Minnesota pose a health problem

    Nov 14, 2023

    If you have a private well in Minnesota, there's around a 10% chance the water coming out of your kitchen sink is contaminated. About 1.2 million Minnesotans get their drinking water from a private well, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Without the same legal protections and obligations as people living in municipalities, private well users are responsible for making sure their water is safe to drink. Some of the worst groundwater in the state for high nitrate levels and high pesticide levels is in southeast Minnesota. A...

  • Hospitalized Lakota Elder's Waist-length Hair Cut without His Permission; Family & AIM Demand Answers

    Nov 14, 2023

    Some 20 members of the American Indian Movement (AIM) from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota journeyed to Aurora, Colorado to demand answers from a Colorado health system about why a Lakota elder's waist-length hair was cut without his permission while he was under the care of the healthcare facility. The AIM members made local news when they protested on the lawn of the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth) facility last Thursday waving the AIM flag. They were there to...

  • November is National Diabetes Month

    Nov 14, 2023

    Diabetes affects a staggering number of adults and children across the United States - 37.3 million, or 1 in 10 - and rates are even higher in Native communities. American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) are almost three times more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes and two times more likely to die from diabetes, according to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services. Diabetes is a life-long disease that affects the way your body handles glucose, a kind of sugar, in your blood. Your...

  • National Congress of American Indians kicks off milestone convention

    Nov 14, 2023

    NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana - The nation's largest inter-tribal advocacy organization is hosting a milestone meeting here this week, and one controversial topic is already generating significant debate among attendees. The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) heads into its 80th annual convention with a celebration of its storied legacy. A museum-style exhibit at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in Louisiana's largest city highlights the many ways in which the organization has been at...

  • Tribe builds thriving olive oil business


    YOCHA DEHE WINTUN RESERVATION, CA. — With a climate that rivals the Mediterranean, the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation reservation in northern California is near the famed lush countryside wineries in the Napa Valley. But tribal leaders have turned to a different kind of agriculture for their latest ventures. The tribe has cultivated a thriving enterprise, Séka Hills Olive Mill & Tasting Room, by growing olives and making award-winning extra virgin olive oil in an impressive 14,000-square-foot mill facility.

  • Anchorage adds to record homeless death total as major winter storms hit

    Nov 14, 2023

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Four homeless people have died in Anchorage in the last week, underscoring the city’s ongoing struggle to house a large homeless population at the same time winter weather has returned, with more than 2 feet of snow in three days. Alaska Natives make up 12 percent of the Anchorage population but about 48 percent of the city’s unhoused people. The four dead bring the total number of people who died while living outdoors in Anchorage to 49 this year, a record that easily eclipses the 24 people who died on the streets of...

  • Obaashiing Three Warrior Society Veteran's Powwow 2023 held in Ponemah - P2

    Vickey Fineday|Nov 14, 2023

    Obaashiing Three Warrior Society Veteran's Powwow 2023 held in Ponemah on Saturday, November 11, 2023....

  • 8th grade students participated in outdoor learning and team building together at Wolf Ridge - P2

    Nov 14, 2023

    8th grade students participated in outdoor learning and team building together at Wolf Ridge last week....

  • Steven StandingCloud and Gordon Coons Art Reception - P3

    AICHO Galleries|Nov 14, 2023

    AICHO Galleries State-wide media showed up to the Gordon Coons and Steven StandingCloud art reception including MPR News, WDSE-TV and Line Break Media. Our Cultural Arts Program funder McKnight Foundation is producing video features on a few programs that they support. AICHO was selected. So a film crew came up early on Saturday to interview AICHO Executive Director LeAnn Littlewolf (Leech Lake Nation tribal citizen) and Artist Gordon Coons (Lac Courte Oreilles Nation tribal. citizen). Then...

  • Treat Street at the Red Lake Humanities Center held on Halloween 2023 - P12

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Nov 14, 2023

    Treat Street at the Red Lake Humanities Center held on Halloween 2023...

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