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Klobuchar, Smith Announce Over $3 Million for Economic Development to Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tina Smith (D-MN) announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians $3,161,976 for constructing the Adaawe Wigamig Business Incubation Center to promote innovation and strengthen employment opportunities throughout...

 

Minnesota schools grapple with shifts in COVID-19 cases

School officials across the state are wrestling with one of the thorniest questions in pandemic-era education - at what point should they close classrooms in favor of distance learning to slow the spread of COVID-19? Despite state guidelines to help school districts decide whether or when to switch to hybrid or full-time remote...

 

Feds to ship millions of tests in bid to reopen K-12 schools

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump announced Monday that the federal government will begin distributing millions of rapid coronavirus tests to states this week and urged governors to use them to reopen schools for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The move to vastly expand U.S. testing comes as confirmed new...

 

India's confirmed coronavirus tally reaches 6 million cases

NEW DELHI - India's confirmed coronavirus tally reached 6 million on Monday, keeping the country second to the United States in number of reported cases. The Health Ministry reported 82,170 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, driving the overall total to 6,074,703. At least 1,039 deaths were recorded in the same period,...

 

Mail-in voting, police protests create fertile ground for disinformation in Minnesota

Hours after Philando Castile was shot and killed by a St. Anthony police officer in 2016, during another heated presidential election, a mysterious Facebook page began to run ads promoting a protest called “Justice for Philando Castile.” Black Lives Matter activists in Minneapolis knew nothing about it. Soon they learned that the website associated with the Facebook page...

 

Now with 2,000 COVID-19 deaths, Minnesota health leaders consider what state has learned and lost

The COVID-19 pandemic has inundated people with waves of numbers about infections and positivity rates and diagnostic test performance, but the milestone Minnesota reached this weekend is sobering. Two thousand deaths. That's the population of Hinckley, Eyota, or Warroad. https://www.startribune.com/with-2-00...

 

Shakopee Mdewakanton tribe applies to put 295 acres of its Scott County land into trust

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) has applied to put in trust nearly 300 acres of recently purchased acreage in Prior Lake and Shakopee, a designation that allows the federal government to take ownership and protect it for the tribe indefinitely. The designation would also allow the tribe, which owns and operates...

 

State announces sites for second week of COVID-19 testing push

The Minnesota Department of Health is partnering with local public health officials to offer free COVID-19 testing the week of September 28 in Bemidji, Bloomington, Maplewood, Marshall, Moorhead, and Thief River Falls. Testing will be free, available to anyone who wants to be tested whether they have symptoms or not, and will not require insurance. The six events next week are...

 

MnDOT conducts aerial photography on Highways 1, 6, and 89

Bemidji, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation is asking residents not to disturb aerial photography targets as crews begin aerial mapping in northwestern Minnesota. Landowners in the area that will have targets placed on or near their property will be contacted directly. Weather permitting, work will begin...

 

Minnesota honors 10 refugees for making life better

Ten people who came to Minnesota as refugees will receive awards this month for making a difference in their communities. The fourth annual Outstanding Refugee Awards from the Minnesota Department of Human Services recognize refugees for civic engagement, entrepreneurship, young leadership and significant efforts during their first two years in the state. “People who come to...

 

Court Orders Census Counting To Continue Through Oct. 31; Appeal Expected

A federal court has ordered the Trump administration to abandon last-minute changes to the 2020 census schedule and extend the time for counting for an additional month. The preliminary injunction issued Thursday by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in the Northern District of California requires the Census Bureau to keep trying to tally the country's residents through Oct. 31. The...

 

Attorney General Ellison announces $60M multistate settlement with C.R. Bard

September 25, 2020 (SAINT PAUL) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison today announced a $60 million multistate settlement with C.R. Bard, Inc. and its parent company Becton, Dickinson and Company over allegations that C.R. Bard deceptively marketed its transvaginal surgical mesh devices, which harmed consumers nationwide. The settlement, reached between C.R. Bard and...

 

Volunteer Opportunities: How You Can Help

Although StrongHearts Native Helpline does not have an established volunteer program at this time, we recommend the following: If you know someone who is in an abusive relationship: ● Help them become aware of services and programs that are available to help them: StrongHearts Native Helpline: 1-844-762-8483 or chat now at str...

 

Drive-Up Flu Shots Available on Thursdays at Red Lake Hospital from 1 PM - 4 PM - P2

RED LAKE, MN - Drive-up flu shots were available on Thursday, September 24th, 2020 from 1 PM until 4 PM at Red Lake Hospital, in the same area where they run their COVID-19 Testing. This will continue until further notice. Anyone wishing to get their flu shot were met by a person who took down very basic patient information and...

 

Red Lake Social Distance Gathering held in Ponemah - P24

PONEMAH, MN - On Saturday, September 5, 2020, a Social Distance Gathering was held at the Ponemah Pow Wpw Grounds from 1 PM until 7 PM. All usual safety measures pertaining to the COVID-19 virus remained in effect during the gathering, which included wearing masks and maintaining social distancing. The one-time event was...

 

Looking Back to May 2007 - Red Lake Elementary School 5th Grade Graduation

Looking Back to May 2007 - Red Lake Elementary School 5th Grade Graduation...

 

Looking Back to May 2007 - Red Lake Elementary School 5th Grade Graduation - P2

Looking Back to May 2007 - Red Lake Elementary School 5th Grade Graduation...

 

Looking Back to August 2006 - Back to School Fest - P6

Looking Back to August 2006 - Back to School Fest...

 

Looking Back to August 1999 - EMT Training at Red Lake Fire Department - P6

Looking Back to August 1999 - EMT Training at Red Lake Fire Department...

 

Statement from Planned Parenthood North Central States on President Trump's U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett

St. Paul, MN— Today, President Trump announced that Amy Coney Barrett is his nominee to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. Justice Ginsburg was a fierce fighter for gender equality, LGBTQ+ people, immigrants, abortion rights and health care for all. Below is a statement from Sarah Stoesz, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood North Central...

 

The struggle continues for Indigenous veterans with PTSD

TRAVERSE CITY - Paddraic Lord shifted heavily in his plastic chair and took a deep breath, toes dug securely into the beach. The third-generation Anishinaabe veteran looked up and over at the waves gently pulling into the water's edge, and then back down at the sand before he described what post-traumatic stress disorder feels...

 

Tribe plans to move ahead with hemp cultivation

The Nez Perce Tribe is moving forward with plans to cultivate industrial hemp under the 2018 Farm Bill. The tribe is seeking comments by Oct. 23 on its proposed amendment to the Nez Perce Tribal Code regarding the cultivation, processing and distribution of industrial hemp on the Nez Perce Reservation. The hemp ordinance will provide a regulatory framework for safe and legal...

 

Children in First Nations communities 25 times more likely to have type 2 diabetes, study shows

A newly released study has found that children in First Nations communities are 25 times more likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes compared to other children in Manitoba. The study was conducted by the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) in partnership with the First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba...

 

2 Charged With Theft From Warm Springs Confederated Tribes

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two men have been charged with fraud against the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, the U.S. Department of Justice said. A federal grand jury in Portland has returned a six-count indictment charging Roderick Ariwite and Thomas Adams with conspiracy and theft/misapplication of funds from a Tribal organization, U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams said in a...

 

Protesters, police face off in downtown Minneapolis

Minneapolis police faced off with about 100 people gathered Thursday night in downtown Minneapolis to protest the lack of charges in Breonna Taylor's March shooting death by police in Louisville, Ky. The demonstrators, who began their rally near the federal courthouse and then marched to several sites around downtown, also...

 

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