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Articles from the November 18, 2021 edition

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A MESSAGE FROM THE RED LAKE POLICE DEPARTMENT

The Red Lake Department of Public Safety will be strictly enforcing Curfew for minors beginning immediately. We will be activating the community sirens nightly at 10 PM as a reminder. Please see the below extract from the Red Lake Tribal Code. Section 504.11 Curfew Any Indian whose minor children or any minor children under...

 

Minnesota hospitals get federal help to address staff shortages

Federal medical teams will arrive in Minnesota next week to provide much needed staffing support at two state hospitals hit hard by the ever-growing COVID-19 surge. HCMC and CentraCare, including St. Cloud Hospital, each will receive 22 emergency medical workers from the Department of Defense after a request from Gov. Tim Walz....

 

Minnesota set to clear boosters for all adults as deaths top 9,000

Minnesota is preparing to expand COVID-19 vaccine booster access to all adults this week, with or without federal backing, and encouraged renewed protections in communities and schools against a worsening pandemic wave. The positivity rate of COVID-19 diagnostic testing rose above a 10% high-risk threshold in Minnesota, which...

 

Former Anoka middle school teacher sentenced for sexual abuse of students

Victims flanked by relatives and dozens of supporters packed an Anoka County courtroom Wednesday as former middle school teacher Jefferson Fietek was sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexually abusing five boys over the course of a decade. Fietek, 48, pleaded guilty in August after being charged in June 2020 with 10 felony...

 

Federal appeals court: Minneapolis cop who shot service dogs won't be shielded by qualified immunity

A Minneapolis police officer who shot two service dogs in 2017 acted unreasonably and should not be protected under qualified immunity, a federal appeals panel ruled this week. Qualified immunity shields police officers and other public officials from being sued if they are acting reasonably within the duties of their jobs. But...

 

Hopkins woman charged with swindling $130K from 2 victims with promises to lift curses

A woman operating a storefront psychic reading shop in downtown Hopkins has been charged with swindling two of her clients with psychological problems out of tens of thousands of dollars each by claiming that she could rid them of curses. Cynthia J. Evans, 26, was charged in Hennepin County District Court with two counts each of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult and...

 

Vikings are in 'attack mode' with the Packers on deck

The Vikings' 27-20 win over the Chargers on Sunday ended a two-game losing streak, kept the team in the middle of the NFC wild-card race and seemingly reinvigorated an offense that had been fuming at its own futility. Wide receiver Adam Thielen also hopes it set a precedent. "It was a good showing of what the formula kind of...

 

US overdose deaths topped 100,000 in one year, officials say

NEW YORK — An estimated 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in one year, a never-before-seen milestone that health officials say is tied to the COVID-19 pandemic and a more dangerous drug supply. Overdose deaths have been rising for more than two decades, accelerated in the past two years and, according to new data posted Wednesday, jumped nearly 30% in the latest year....

 

Gov. Tim Walz promotes Minnesota on trade mission to United Kingdom, Finland

Gov. Tim Walz and a Minnesota delegation including officials representing medical technology, agriculture and higher education are trying to entice businesses and promote the state's exports during a Northern European trade mission this week. Members of the more than 50-person group said they were repeatedly told they were one...

 

USDA announces a new focus on Indigenous food and agriculture

MOORHEAD, Minn. - The USDA Office of Tribal Relations announced this week that it will partner with several Native-led organizations on projects to raise awareness of Indigenous perspectives about food and agriculture. "The United States government hasn't always incorporated Indigenous views and values into our work. And that's...

 

As COVID wave continues, Minnesota Gov. Walz says he has no plans to declare emergency

ST. PAUL - New cases, positive test rates, deaths and hospitalizations for COVID-19 remained high in Minnesota Wednesday, Nov. 17, amid a steadily worsening wave of infections in the state. Hospitalizations remain at their highest since December of last year, reaching 1,382, while test positivity rates and seven-day rolling...

 

Indians of All Tribes to Commemorate the 52nd Anniversary of the Occupation of Alcatraz Island on Saturday

Indians of All Tribes will commemorate the 52nd anniversary of the Native Student Occupation of Alcatraz Island on Saturday, November 20, 2021 on Alcatraz Island. For years, the island was home to a federal penitentiary. Called the "Rock," the penitentiary's most famous inmate was notorious gangster Al Capone. After the prison...

 

To Improve the Reservation, the Biden Administration Needs to Act Now on Broadband

While tough challenges are nothing new for Native Americans, nearly two years of COVID-19 have been brutal. Federal figures show the massive harm this pandemic has inflicted on us. COVID has hit Native American communities harder than any other community in the U.S. We have more than three times the hospitalization rate and...

 
 Events   

Red Lake Nation-Duluth Office - Elder Thanksgiving Giveaway

Red Lake Nation-Duluth Office - Elder Thanksgiving Giveaway Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 - 8 AM - 6 PM - Red Lake Office-Duluth Enrolled Elders 55+ Reminder: Office hours Thanksgiving week Monday Nov. 22 8AM-6PM Tues Nov. 23rd 8AM-430PM Wed Nov. 24 8AM-12PM Thursday & Friday CLOSED Masks required. Guestions? Call 21...

 

South school briefs: High school students earning thousands of college credits

Students earned 5,432 U credits in District 196 schools last year A University of Minnesota statement shows that students in District 196 earned a combined 5,432 college credits from the institution last year. The credits valued at more than $2.5 million were all earned through the College in the Schools (CIS) program, which offers advanced courses taught at their high school...

 

Interior Department Announces Steps to Increase Transparency, Engagement with White House Council on Native American Affairs

WASHINGTON — The Interior Department today announced a number of steps to better engage Tribal leaders through the White House Council on Native American Affairs (WHCNAA). The WHCNAA, co-chaired by Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice, has launched a new website that will serve as a hub to highlight the Administration’s progress in...

 

USDA Deploys a High-Tech Tool to Keep Ralstonia Out of the United States

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2021-The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has deployed a new, high-tech tool to help protect U.S. nursery and specialty crop growers from a disease-causing microbe called Ralstonia solanacearum. APHIS' Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) program is now...

 

3 Star Warrior Society honors all Veterans on Veteran's Day in Red Lake - P5

RED LAKE, MN - On November 11, 2021, at about 11 AM, the 3 Star Warrior Society honored all Veterans who have served their country during war or peacetime. Led by members of the 3 Star Warrior Society, a veteran's organization and honor guard serving the Red Lake Nation, a drum group sang honor songs to pay tribune to all...

 

Oshkiimaajitahdah and Wells Academy partner to expand the Wells Academy CNC machinist training program - P5

REDBY, MN - On Wednesday, November 10, 2021, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the new Oshkiimaajitahdah facility in Redby that would expand the Wells Academy CNC machinist training program on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. This partnership was formed to better serve the Native American community. Oshkiimaajitahdah, which...

 

Red Lake "Treat Street" held on Sunday - P13

Red Lake "Treat Street" was held on Sunday, October 31, 2021 with numerous Programs participating in the event, which started at 2 PM and was scheduled to end at 4 PM....

 

Red Lake Elementary School celebrates Halloween on Friday - P13

The Red Lake Elementary School students celebrated Halloween on Friday, October 29, 2021 with an outdoor parade and treats for all the kids....

 

St. Mary's Mission School "Trunk or Treat" held on Friday - P13

St. Mary's Mission School "Trunk or Treat" was held on Friday, October 29, 2021 outside of their school area....

 

Cass Lake-Bena defeats Lady Warriors in Red Lake, P31 - P39

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 - P51

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...

 

Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow 2021: Friday Evening Session - P51

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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