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Very first tribally-owned dispensary in Michigan heading to Bay Mills

BAY MILLS — Bay Mills Indian Community is taking the lead in the tribally-owned recreational marijuana market as the community will open their first retail marijuana facility. The facility will be named Northern Light Cannabis Company, thanks to tribal community member Sierra Hascall, and is a 100% tribal-owned venture. It will be a source of job creation and economic develop...

 

Red Lake C-Store hours changing

The Red Lake C-Store hours are changing again to meet the business demand. The opening of the borders and increased of campus students will bring a return in business activity. NEW HOURS Monday thru Thursday 7 am to 7 pm, Friday and Saturday 7 am to 9 pm and Sunday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Thank you for your patience during this...

 

Target will hire 7,400 seasonal workers in Twin Cities for the holidays

Target will have twice as many workers dedicated to contactless services for drive-up and order pickup for the holiday season, as retailers prepare for an unusual shopping season while the country still grapples with the coronavirus pandemic. The Minneapolis-based retailer also plans to hire more seasonal team members to staff...

 

Chaos and cannabis: A massive hemp empire is accused of growing illegal marijuana and sowing violence on the Navajo reservation

In the fertile northeast corner of the Navajo Nation, fields that only months ago were traditional open-air corn farms are now stuffed with hundreds of industrial-sized greenhouses, each glowing with artificial lights and brimming with emerald cannabis plants. Security cameras ring the perimeters and hired guards in flak...

 

Hotel owner says Métis Nation-Sask. president dismissed repeated warnings to follow COVID-19 rules

Métis Nation—Saskatchewan (MN-S) president Glen McCallum ignored pleas to follow COVID-19 protocols during a two-day meeting at a Waskesiu hotel last week, according to the hotel's owner. McCallum got tested for COVID-19 last Tuesday, but did not isolate as he awaited the result. He attended the Waskesiu meetings with more than two dozen members of MN-S administration and...

 

Thriving environmental services company RMB Environmental Laboratories, Inc. earns coveted organics testing certification from state regulators and praise from clients

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota (September 18, 2020) – RMB Environmental Laboratories Inc., a Minnesota-based privately owned analytical laboratory, announced today that it has earned state accreditation as a full-service organic water testing provider. “The organics certification opens up a lot of doors,” said Robert Borash, RMB’s founder and CEO. “It provides our...

 

Drugmaker Moderna lays out plans to test COVID-19 vaccine

The biotech company Moderna released a 135-page document Thursday that spells out the details of how it is conducting the late-stage trial of its coronavirus vaccine, and how safety and efficacy will be determined. The document suggests that the first analysis of the trial data may not be conducted until late December, and that...

 

Why New York Vape Shops are Moving to Native American Reservations

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new $117 billion budget signed last April, has set in place some questionable measures. Amongst other things, it banned flavoured vaping products and has abandoned the proposal to legalize marijuana products. But while most vape business owners were panicking, Taobi Silva did not. As a member of the Shinnecock Nation, the 1,500-person tribe outside of...

 

Now Available at the Red Lake Trading Post - Halloween Decorations and Candy

Now Available at the Trading Post Halloween, Decorations and Candy. Pumpkins coming Soon. The Red Lake Trading Post has all your needs to stay safe during the epidemic. Masks both cloth and paper, available in kid's size. Alcohol wipes to clean surfaces. Gloves and cleaners....

 

Highland Properties, LLC Closes on Deal to Purchase MNSTAR Technologies

Bovey, MN (September 15, 2020) – Highland Properties, LLC announced today it has closed on the purchase of MNSTAR Technologies, a leader in providing electrical system solutions and high-quality manufactured wire harnesses. Along with the change in ownership comes a new name, MNSTAR Group Highland Holdings, LLC. This name change increases the scope and breadth of the MNSTAR...

 

USDA Approves Hemp Plans For Utah And Another Indian Tribe

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved hemp regulatory plans for Utah and the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians on Friday. The total number of federally approved hemp plans across states, territories and tribes now stands at 60. USDA has been signing off on hemp proposals on a rolling basis over the past year....

 

Indian Country small businesses face strong headwinds in COVID-19 recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to economic and health hardships throughout Indian Country, affecting the many small businesses that are the backbone of tribal economies. To understand how these businesses are experiencing the pandemic, the Center for Indian Country Development (CICD) at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis partnered with the National Center for American...

 

T-Mobile Rolls Out Free Limited Internet for Millions of Students

As part of T-Mobile’s controversial megamerger with Sprint, the “un-carrier” promised to provide up to 10 million low-income households with free broadband internet access in order to help children navigate the growing “homework gap” that’s become a problem as classrooms incorporate digitized lessons. On Thursday, T-Mobile announced the launch of the program at a...

 

VidAngel Set to Emerge from Bankruptcy After Settling Historic Copyright Battle with Disney and Other Studios

Settlement Between VidAngel and Studios—Including Plaintiffs Disney, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm, Marvel, NewLine Cinema, and Castle Rock Entertainment—Approved, and VidAngel Is Set to Successfully Emerge from Bankruptcy; Biggest Copyright Case of Decade Comes to an End (Provo, UT—September 4, 2020) VidAngel, the family-friendly streaming app and...

 

Mall of America to lay off more than 200 employees

The Mall of America said it plans to lay off more than 200 people and might have to extend the furloughs of up to 178 more. The mall - like retail and entertainment establishments throughout the U.S. - has been hurt by stay-at-home orders and consumer anxiety over the coronavirus pandemic. The mall has notified the Minnesota...

 

Supermarket hazard pay because of COVID-19 going away

Linden Hills Co-op, Eastside Food Co-op and Kowalski's Market are still adding $2 an hour hazard pay to their workers' wages for another month. However, most of the temporary pay bumps put into effect as the coronavirus pandemic started to hit the U.S. have expired. Some retailers have permanently raised wages, but for the most...

 

New Jersey casinos record physical and digital profits since reopening

New Jersey’s casinos and horse tracks are reporting winnings of $264.5 million in the month of July 2020 after reopening during the coronavirus outbreak. While the amount was down nearly 21% from July of 2019, the casinos are glad to be operational. Figures released last week by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement reflect the first month of resumed operations that...

 

Hy-Vee Announces $120,000 Donation to the Page Education Foundation as Part of Its Commitment to Organizations Supporting Racial Unity and Equality

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Aug. 27, 2020) - Hy-Vee, Inc. announces today that it has donated $120,000 to the Page Education Foundation in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The donation is part of Hy-Vee's $1 million and one million volunteer-hour commitment to organizations that support racial unity and equality. The Page Education Foundation...

 

Minnesota gets $1.5 million in multistate settlement with Honda over air bags

Minnesota will receive $1.5 million out of an $85 million multistate settlement with American Honda Motor Co. over allegations it concealed safety concerns with air bag systems installed in certain Honda and Acura vehicles. The air bag inflaters were made by Takata Corp. and could rupture and cause metal fragments to fly into...

 

Business world braces for blue sweep

Wall Street and business groups are bracing for the possibility of a blue sweep in Washington that would leave Democrats in charge of the White House and both chambers of Congress. Such a scenario could lead to sweeping policy changes affecting taxes, regulations, coronavirus relief and other economic policies. “I would say that’s definitely a concern on a lot of...

 

Life Time seeks $130 million from insurer over COVID-19 losses

The Chanhassen-based fitness giant Life Time Inc. has sued its insurance company for $130 million for allegedly failing to cover losses tied to the COVID-19 pandemic and the government-ordered business shutdowns that followed. The lawsuit against Zurich American Insurance Co. said Life Time bought the insurance policy in...

 

Free COVID-19 Testing Offered at 11 Hy-Vee Pharmacy Locations Throughout Midwest

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Aug. 25, 2020) — Hy-Vee, Inc. announces today it has begun offering COVID-19 testing at 11 Hy-Vee pharmacy locations throughout its eight-state region. The tests are free and are administered via a Hy-Vee pharmacy drive-thru testing process. Individuals do not have to have COVID-19 symptoms to be tested, but they must register online to receive a test...

 

NEW C-STORE HOURS

The hours of operation for the C-Store (Red Lake Nation Fuels) will be reduced to adjust for the slow down due to the pandemic and less traffic in the area. Starting the week of August 24 and running thru September 6th the store hours will be 8:30 am to 8:00 pm and Sunday 9 am to 5 pm. Starting September 7th and until further...

 

Tribes choose paths into cannabis industry

TRAVERSE CITY — Tribal chairman Bryan Newland said he was looking for help during one of his early encounters with Andrew Brisbo, the director of Michigan’s new Marijuana Regulatory Authority. A state-licensed cannabis company was delivering its product to tribal citizens on the Bay Mills Indian Community’s reservation, in violation of tribal and federal law. Newland...

 

Mall of America owner enters into agreement to stay out of foreclosure

The owner of the Mall of America continues to be months behind on its mortgage payments and has entered a cash-management agreement to avoid foreclosure. The MOA's owner, Triple Five Group, started having trouble meeting the mortgage after the mall had to close in March due to state-mandated efforts to curb the spread of...

 

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