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  • Michael W. Baer, 62 "Mato Maza" (Iron Bear)

    Dec 7, 2021

    Michael W. Baer, 62 "Mato Maza" (Iron Bear) December 3, 2021 Michael W. Baer, 62 "Mato Maza" (Iron Bear) of Sheyenne ND passed away on Friday, December 3, 2021 at Trinity Medical Center in Minot ND. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church. The procession to St. Michael will leave at 9:00 a.m. from City Plaza, Devils Lake. Burial at a later date in St. Michael's Cemetery. Services Mass of Christian Burial Thursday,...

  • RED LAKE COVID-19 Update - Monday, December 6, 2021

    Dec 7, 2021

    Monday, December 6, 2021 – COVID-19 Update Red Lake Nation: Active cases: 35* *19 in Red Lake *9 in Redby *1 in Little Rock *6 in Ponemah *0 off-reservation Of the 35 active cases: *13 are minors *11 individuals are fully vaccinated * 7 are in the hospital Total cases: 1,279 Total Recovered: 1,244 Deaths: 14 [Updated numbers as of 9:00 a.m. on 12/6/2021] Due to the increased need in testing, the Red Lake Hospital is asking that you call to schedule your COVID test so they can better assist eve...

  • Hospital ICU usage at record levels amid Minnesota's COVID-19 wave

    Dec 7, 2021

    No new COVID-19 cases involving the omicron coronavirus variant were reported in Minnesota on Monday, but the dominant delta variant was creating plenty of problems for the state. COVID-19 hospitalizations in Minnesota increased to 1,570 on Friday, including 346 people receiving intensive care. The state reported a 98% occupancy rate of adult intensive care beds when including COVID and non-COVID patients, the highest in the pandemic. Minnesotans can reduce the burden by getting COVID-19...

  • Crowd confronts first responders after two shot at West St. Paul gas station, police say

    Dec 7, 2021

    Police in West St. Paul say a large group of people confronted first responders and refused commands to leave the scene of a shooting at a gas station Sunday night that left two people injured. Officers from several nearby agencies were called to the Marathon gas station at 433 E. Mendota Road to help with crowd control. Some people attempted to take control of a vehicle occupied by one of the shooting victims, according to a statement from West St. Paul police. The original call came in about a woman who was shot in the foot near the gas...

  • Lakeville school board member accused of campaign finance violations

    Dec 7, 2021

    A Lakeville school board member accused of violating campaign finance laws will pay a $250 fine under a recent settlement agreement. Under the settlement, board member Cinta Schmitz and Kami Sanders, a Lakeville resident who filed a campaign finance complaint against her Oct. 26, agreed that Schmitz would admit to the violations and pay the fine. "There's no denying that errors were made," Schmitz said. "There's just a lot of stuff that goes into campaigning." https://www.startribune.com/lakeville-school-board-member-accused...

  • US plans diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

    Dec 7, 2021

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. will stage a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing t o protest Chinese human rights abuses, the White House confirmed Monday, a move that China has vowed to greet with "firm countermeasures." White House press secretary Jen Psaki said U.S. athletes will continue to compete and will "have our full support," but added "we will not be contributing to the fanfare of the games." "U.S. diplomatic or official representation would treat these games as...

  • Omicron v. delta: Battle of coronavirus mutants is critical

    Dec 7, 2021

    As the omicron coronavirus variant spreads in southern Africa and pops up in countries all around the world, scientists are anxiously watching a battle play out that could determine the future of the pandemic. Can the latest competitor to the world-dominating delta overthrow it? Some scientists, poring over data from South Africa and the United Kingdom, suggest omicron could emerge the victor. "It's still early days, but increasingly, data is starting to trickle in, suggesting that omicron is...

  • Minnesota county, city associations agree to opioid settlement that could net state $300M

    Dec 7, 2021

    Groups representing Minnesota counties and local governments have struck a deal to divide up the state's portion of a massive opioids settlement, an agreement that would send tens of millions of dollars to communities ravaged by overdoses of the powerful narcotics. This is the latest - but not last - step toward Minnesota receiving more than $300 million to respond to the state's opioid crisis. The money could be used for addiction recovery programs, law enforcement, child protection,...

  • Older people who get cataracts removed have lower dementia risk

    Dec 7, 2021

    Older people who have cataract surgery to improve their eyesight are less likely to develop dementia afterwards. The effect could be because people who lose their eyesight typically spend more time at home, and so get less mental stimulation – or it could be down to a strange effect that cataracts have on the colours that reach the retina at the back of the eye. Cataracts, which involve the lens of the eye becoming more cloudy with age, are one of the most common causes of vision loss in older people. They can be fixed by surgically removing...

  • Nevada Governor Apologizes for State's Role in Forced Assimilation of Native Youth

    Dec 7, 2021

    Speaking to boarding school survivors and their descendants on Friday, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak (D) apologized for the state's role in the government's forced assimilation of Native youth into Indian Boarding Schools. "Though it was the federal government that established a policy to 'kill the Indian to save the man,' it was the state of Nevada that sold the bonds to fund this school, and it's the state that now manages much of this land," Sisolak said in Carson City, Nevada at the site of...

  • Native America Calling: New opportunities and threats for Native voting power

    Dec 7, 2021

    Districts with predominantly Native voters are targets as states start redrawing boundaries. Large blocks of Navajo voters in Arizona were instrumental in putting that state in the “blue” column in the last presidential race. Now, Arizona, New Mexico, North Dakota and Montana are among the states where tribal leaders and voting rights advocates are urging officials not to weaken Native voting power as the legislative and congressional district lines are being drawn. Listen to Native America Calling LIVE every weekday at 1pm Eastern....

  • EPA Announces $116 Million in Water Infrastructure Funding for Minnesota Through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Calls for Prioritizing Underserved Communities

    Dec 7, 2021

    CHICAGO (Dec. 2, 2021) – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael S. Regan announced $116,792,000 in funding that the State of Minnesota will receive for water projects in 2022 through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. This funding will be provided through EPA’s State Revolving Fund (SRF) programs. It will create jobs while upgrading Minnesota’s aging water infrastructure and addressing key challenges like lead in drinking water and per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination. In a letter sent to...

  • Minnesota Department of Agriculture to Host Industrial Hemp Forum

    Dec 7, 2021

    St. Paul, MN: The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) invites anyone interested in hemp and hemp production to its 2022 Industrial Hemp Forum. The half-day virtual evert will be held Wednesday, February 9, 2022, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event is free to attend. Forum topics include updates on the MDA’s hemp licensing requirements, new inspection requirements for those processing hemp into other products, and opportunities in fiber production. “Our virtual forum is designed for anyone currently involved in the industry or those...

  • MnDOT, MDA to host virtual public sessions on Clean Fuel Standard

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    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will host two public sessions to explore ways to reduce the impacts of climate change through a Minnesota Clean Fuel Standard (CFS). In October 2021, the Walz administration directed state agencies to determine if and how Minnesota should move forward with a CFS. MnDOT and the MDA are engaging stakeholders and listening to the public as a key part of that process. The state’s goals through this process including identifying...

  • Red Lake Warriors win first game of season 80-68 over Nashwauk Keewatin - P2

    Dec 7, 2021

    Red Lake Warriors win first game of season 80-68 over Nashwauk Keewatin Red Lake's Junior Varsity also winners, 60-34 Watch the game on YouTibe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=Rr9UeaSMWz4&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR0Br1GboGnGAlkZFqsgfjbsKiwuVtvaBFV4qgsAPyxWNtw-qJvS7KkLs90 Photographs by Chris Jourdain...

  • 2021 Christmas Concert held at Kelliher High School - P2

    Dec 7, 2021

    2021 Christmas Concert held at Kelliher High School Photographs by Angie Charnoski and Brandon Raincloud Sr....

  • 4th Annual Heroes and Helpers Event took place at Walmart - P3

    Dec 7, 2021

    A statement from the Bemidji Police Department: On December 1st, 2021, our 4th Annual Heroes and Helpers Event took place at Walmart in Bemidji! We were able to shop with 28 children, providing each of them $100 to spend however they wanted. Often times, we watched these children selflessly purchase gifts for members of their families before themselves. Our Hero volunteers included members of the Bemidji Police Department, Beltrami County Sheriff's Office, Bemidji Ambulance service, Bemidji...

  • Petie Thomas Memorial Basketball Tournament held on Saturday at Red Lake Humanities Center - P7

    Dec 7, 2021

    Petie Thomas Memorial Basketball Tournament Men's 40+ winners MVP Robert Lawrence Mr. Hustle Justin Auginash All Stars Gerald Kingbird, Randy 'Peach' Holthusen, Travis Albers, Kevin Hanks, Beau Cuevas, and Preston Meanus Ironboy took the championship game over Red Lake Kings. Photographs by Chris Jourdain and Jessica Thompson....

  • Red Lake "Treat Street" held on Sunday - P24

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Dec 7, 2021

    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 - P24

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Dec 7, 2021

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

  • Oshkiimaajitahdah December calendars for classes in Redby and their Bemidji office

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    These are the Oshkiimaajitahdah December calendars for classes in Redby and their Bemidji office. To attend and receive any incentive, you need to have a Case Manager for TANF or the 477 program. If you do not have a Case Manager, please contact the 477 program to sign up. Oshkiimaajitahdah does calendars every month for clients to attend these classes. Thank you. Wendy Johnson Career Development Services Lead Instructor – Redby Office wjohnson@redlakenation.org https://doc...

  • Red Lake Urban Office-Duluth Residents - Ugly Sweater Contest

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    Attn: Red Lake Urban Office-Duluth Residents Submit a photo of you in your UGLY Christmas Sweater in the comments below or email for a chance to win! Photos must be posted/emailed between 12/1-12/17 Winner announced on 12/20/21 on their Facebook page. Top 3 pictures with most "like's" will place. Good Luck!!! https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRELhD-oIqxZx8U_ySZf8sBTFXRFUj6r5W-ZljJ5l199gOpABAP5hC5hx186MBDjfzPk6p_JXP5TiIe/pub...

  • Cook I - Red Lake School District, ISD #38

    Dec 7, 2021

    Cook I Red Lake School District ISD#38 P.O. Box 499, Red Lake, MN 56671 218-679-3353 Internal and External Posting: 12/06/2021 – 12/20/2021 Reposted Position Title: Cook I Supervisor: Food Service Coordinator Bargaining Group: Minnesota School Employees Association Revised: 7/31/2019 Terms: Fulltime – 9 month employee Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED. Previous school food service or commercial kitchen experience is preferred. Must take the ServSafe course and pass the exam within...

  • December Weed of the Month: Noxious Weed Grant Achievements

    Emilie Justen, Minnesota Department of Agriculture|Dec 7, 2021

    Since 2017, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has awarded grants through the Noxious Weed and Invasive Plant Grant to counties and municipalities. With support from the Minnesota Legislature and the Environmental and Natural Resources Trust Fund, the MDA has awarded over $1.2 million to 120 projects to mitigate the spread of noxious weeds and invasive plants. Through these grants, the MDA has seen many positive impacts not only with reductions of weed infestations but also increased...

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