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Mentally ill son killed mother, brother and himself in Apple Valley home

The older of two sons, described by those who knew him as mentally ill, was the person who shot his mother, brother and then himself in a murder-suicide this past weekend in an Apple Valley home, according to a newly filed court document. A family member identified the...

 

FBI raids Canadian fashion mogul following sex abuse claims

NEW YORK - Federal authorities raided the Manhattan headquarters of the Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard, a search that came amid claims he trafficked and sexually assaulted dozens of teenage girls and women. The FBI searched the designer's Times Square offices...

 

Paul Bunyan Communications awarded State of Minnesota Border to Border Broadband Grant for portions of Koochiching and St. Louis County

(Bemidji, MN) (February 25, 2020) –Paul Bunyan Communications has been awarded a Border to Border Broadband Grant from the state of Minnesota to expand its fiber optic services to portions of Koochiching County and St. Louis County. As a result, the cooperative will begin expansion construction in late 2020 and...

 

Red Lake Day at the Capitol Held on Thursday, February 20th, 2020 - P2

With the sun shining bright, the air cool and crisp, a delegation of over sixty members from Red Lake Nation met at the Minnesota State Capitol building for a Day at the Capitol on Thursday, February 20th, 2020. The delegation included Tribal Council Officers and...

 

Minnesota Department of Health urges coronavirus preparedness in schools, businesses, hospitals and homes

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) - While there are no confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Minnesota, preparations are already underway to prepare the state after a CDC report said Tuesday that it's not a case of "if," but of "when." The state health department continues...

 

The Nation's Top Teachers on Self-Care, Student Voice, and What They Would Say to Trump

Over the past few years, teachers have spoken out about low pay, crumbling classrooms, and an increasing amount of responsibility. Even so, the four finalists for the 2020 National Teacher of the Year award are optimistic about the future of the profession. Teachers...

 

Minnesota Schools Face Deficits Despite Budget Increase

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Many Minnesota school districts face budget deficits despite the biggest single spending increase in last year's bipartisan two-year $540 million budget deal in education funding. At least 28 school districts in the Twin Cities area say they'll likely have to cut staff and services if the...

 

Choctaw Johnson-O'Malley Recognized for Outreach, Service

DURANT, Okla. – The Choctaw Nation brought home honors from the 2020 National Johnson-O'Malley Association Conference earlier this month in Washington, D.C. The Choctaw JOM program assists not only Choctaw members, but all Native youth from age 3 through the twelfth...

 

Indian nation destroys own buildings over leadership dispute

A leadership dispute within the Cayuga Indian Nation took a stunning turn over the weekend when nation leader Clint Halftown sent bulldozers to demolish a working daycare center, store, schoolhouse and other buildings controlled by tribe members who oppose his...

 

Red Lake Day at the Capitol Held on Thursday, February 20th, 2020

With the sun shining bright, the air cool and crisp, a delegation of over sixty members from Red Lake Nation met at the Minnesota State Capitol building for a Day at the Capitol on Thursday, February 20th, 2020. The delegation included Tribal Council Officers and...

 

Red Lake Trading Post Employees of the Month

Thank you to our January Employees of the Month Keon Dow, Subway Employee and Marcus Isham, Red Lake Retail Employee! "Our employee of the month program started in February of 2019," stated Allen Retz. Allen takes pride in appreciating staff for being positive, proud...

 

Minneapolis high school students can stay in same school after boundary changes

Students currently in Minneapolis high schools can remain the same school even after the district changes attendance boundaries, officials said Monday. Students in grades 10 through 12 will graduate from their current high school. The high school transition will start in 2021 with incoming ninth-graders, and school...

 

S. Dakota kills bill from survivors of Catholic school abuse

PIERRE, S.D. - Louise Aamot Charbonneau couldn't make her annual trip to the South Dakota Legislature this year to confront lawmakers with her story of surviving childhood rape and abuse at the hands of priests and nuns at a boarding school for Native Americans during...

 

Man sentenced to life in prison for killing uncle on Fond du Lac Reservation

CARLTON, Minn. - Andrew Gokee was a preserver and protector of the Ojibwe language and Anishinaabe culture. Gokee helped build bridges for the Native American community as a longtime official in the University of Wisconsin System. He created a language camp on the Red C...

 

School lunch overhaul led to healthier meals for U.S. kids

(Reuters Health) - An overhaul of school lunch nutrition standards seems to have driven dramatic improvements in the healthiness of meals served to millions of kids nationwide, a U.S. study suggests. The goal of new nutrition standards implemented during the 2012-2013 academic year was to bring breakfast and lunch...

 

Growing an inclusive economy is everyone's job at DEED

When we reimagined the mission statement of our agency early last year, we were very careful in choosing every word: DEED’s mission is to empower the growth of the Minnesota economy, for everyone. Each word is designed to convey the spirit of our work at DEED, but it’s those last two words in particular – for...

 

Buy back program meant to return reservation land to tribes

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Land owners on a Wyoming Native American reservation will be able to sell their property to the federal government through a program meant to return ownership to the reservation’s two tribes. The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Land Buy-Back Program for tribal nations will enable the...

 

Louise Erdrich will read from her new novel at free event Sunday

Responding to a backlash against the use of seemingly racist oversized lips and ears at a fashion show this month, the Fashion Institute of Technology has placed two administrators on leave. Earlier this month, the graduate program's fashion show featured models...

 

Suspect Charged With Second-Degree Murder And Assault in Bemidji

On Friday, February 21st, 18-year-old Antonio Vincente Parkhurst was charged with second-degree murder in the death of 20-year-old Lupe Rosillo, as well as second-degree assault on a 17-year-old man in an arraignment hearing in Bemidiji. Parkhurst has a bail set at...

 
 By Nathan Green    News    February 24, 2020

Red Lake to Vote on Legalizing Medical Marijuana in May

Red Lake tribal members will soon be voting on the legalization of medical marijuana on the Red Lake Reservation. The Red Lake Tribal Council passed a resolution earlier this month to vote on whether medical marijuana should be available as an option for Red Lake...

 

Self defense claim likely as Parkhurst is arraigned

Eighteen-year-old Antonio Parkhurst was arraigned today in Beltrami County Court before Judge John Melbye. Unconditional bail was set at $200,000, and conditional bail was set at $100,000. According to the criminal complaint, an adult female identified in court documents as “L.J.” told investigators that she...

 

Lobbying group fights surge of bills targeting plastic packaging

Washington state Sen. Christine Rolfes was expecting industry lobbyists to oppose her bill making corporations pay for recycling in the Evergreen State. But alongside the usual plastic manufacturers and waste firms was a new opponent - a defender of bubble wrap, cereal...

 

Minnesota pollution regulators target salt-thirsty water softeners

Anna Wise's shiny new black water softener uses about 75% less salt than an outdated water softener with a timer clock. It has a meter to measure water flow, softening only when necessary. That means fewer trips to the basement with a bag of salt. ht...

 

Italy rushes to contain Europe's first major virus outbreak

CODOGNO, Italy - Italy scrambled Sunday to check the spread of Europe's first major outbreak of the new viral disease amid rapidly rising numbers of infections and a third death, calling off the popular Venice Carnival, scrapping major league soccer matches in the...

 

Authorities recover body from Mississippi River

Emergency crews recovered a body from the icy Mississippi River on Sunday afternoon. It took more than two hours to complete the recovery due to difficult ice and water conditions. http://www.startribune.com/authorities-trying-to-recover-body-found-in-mississippi-river/568125382/...

 

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