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78 unbuckled motorists killed last year in Minnesota

BEMIDJI, BELTRAMI COUNTY, MN – Seventy-eight people. That's three classrooms full of students. That's an entire NFL football team and their staff. That's how many unbuckled motorists were killed last year in Minnesota. To remind motorists that seat belts save lives...

 

Red Lake Band announces partnership to secure medical care for Franklin Hiawatha Encampment

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians is partnering with the Native American Community Clinic (NACC) and Livio Health Group to secure health services and medical treatment for occupants of the Franklin Hiawatha encampment. Following the recent approval...

 

Beltrami Electric Golf Tournament Raises $10,330 for United Way of Bemidji Area

Bemidji, Minn. – The 14th Annual Beltrami Electric Touchstone Energy® Open was held August 17 at Castle Highlands Golf Course, and raised over $10,330 for the United Way of the Bemidji Area. "For the 14th straight year, we are thankful for the tremendous support...

 

Minneapolis offers tax break in exchange for landlords capping rent

Dean Bona says he gets calls almost every week from investors eager to buy his apartment building in south Minneapolis. But Bona has committed to hold onto the property and keep the rents low for his tenants. "I could make a bunch of money and get rid of it," he said in an interview. "I could grab the money and run,...

 

Hunt on for driver who crashed on I-94, left one passenger dead, other badly hurt

Authorities are still looking for a driver who crashed an SUV on a freeway in Minneapolis and fled the scene, leaving one passenger dead and another critically injured, authorities said. The rollover occurred about 2:15 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 94 near N. 4th Street, according to the State Patrol....

 

BP: Two Bemidji men charged with first-degree assault

BEMIDJI—Two Bemidji men have been charged with assault after allegedly attacking a third man who was later airlifted to Fargo with severe injuries. James Michael Penn, 35, and Sean Alan Sills, 23, were both charged on Monday with first-degree assault to cause great bodily harm and aiding and abetting first-degree...

 

LaFontaine-Greywind murder trial set to begin Tuesday

FARGO — A little over a year has passed since William Hoehn was arrested in connection with the death of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind. On Tuesday, Sept. 18, Hoehn will stand trial on a charge of conspiracy to commit murder, one of several crimes Hoehn was charged with in August of 2017 along with his former...

 

Measles cases prompt health officials to urge travelers to check vaccination status before they go

A third travel-related case of measles in the state in less than six weeks has prompted state health officials to urge Minnesotans to make sure they and their families are up-to-date on their measles vaccinations before they travel. Large measles outbreaks are occurring...

 

Minnesota Receives Barely Passing Grade of 'C+' According to New Study of Workplace Policies That Support Personal and Family Caregiving Needs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Raising Expectations, a report released today by the National Partnership for Women & Families, gives Minnesota a grade of “C+” based on its policies that allow working people to meet their personal or family caregiving responsibilities. The new report analyzes state laws and regulations...

 

3rd Annual Food Summit held in Red Lake - P2

RED LAKE - The 3rd Annua Red Lake Nationl Food Summit was held in Red Lake on Friday and Saturday, September 14 and 15, 2018, at Red Lake Nation College. Hosted by the 4-Directions Development's Gitigaanike Foods Initiative, some of the topics included Decolonizing the...

 

Students are back in School at Red Lake School District - P10

Red Lake School District students returned to school on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, along with others nearby in Clearbrook, Kelliher, Blackduck and Bemidji.. Red Lake High School Graduation is set for Saturday, June 1, 2019 and the last school day for District #38 is...

 

Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow: Saturday Afternoon Session - P12

Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow: Saturday Afternoon Session The new 2018-19 O-Bah-Shiing (Ponemah) Labor Day Royalty! Princess: Jade Cloud Brave: KaVern Kingbird Obashing Singing Contest 1st Place-Warpaint 2nd Place-High Noon 3rd Place-Southern Boyz 4th Place-Standing Horse...

 

Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow: Friday Evening Session - P12

Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow: Saturday Afternoon Session The new 2018-19 O-Bah-Shiing (Ponemah) Labor Day Royalty! Princess: Jade Cloud Brave: KaVern Kingbird Obashing Singing Contest 1st Place-Warpaint 2nd Place-High Noon 3rd Place-Southern Boyz 4th Place-Standing Horse...

 

Red Lake Fair and Pow Wow - Saturday Afternoon Session - P17

Red Lake Fair and Pow Wow - Saturday Afternoon Session...

 

Red Lake Fair and Pow Wow - Saturday Parade - P17

Red Lake Fair and Pow Wow - Saturday Parade...

 

Red Lake Fair and Pow Wow - Friday Evening Session - P17

Red Lake Fair and Pow Wow - Friday Evening Session...

 

Cops and Bobbers and Take a Kid Fishing Event held at Fuller's Lake - P21

RED LAKE - This year the Red Lake Department of Public Safety and Red Lake Department of Natural Resources have partnered for their Cops and Bobbers and Take a Kid Fishing events. There were well over 160 participants in this event, which started at 10 AM on Thursday,...

 

Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians 2018 Inauguration Ceremony held in Red Lake - P23

RED LAKE, MN – Shortly after 9 AM, the Red Lake Tribal Council convened at the Red Lake Casino Event Center for their Regular Tribal Council Meeting, along with numerous Tribal members and guests. One of the main purposes of the meeting being held at the Event...

 

Tony Evers calls for nearly $1.7 billion hike in state funding for K-12 schools

Wisconsin’s K-12 public schools would receive a nearly $1.7 billion increase in state funding over the current budget cycle under state Superintendent Tony Evers’ two-year budget proposal released Sunday. Evers, the Democrat challenging Gov. Scott Walker in the Nov. 6 election, is calling for the state to fund...

 

Texas board votes to drop Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller from history curriculum

The State Board of Education in Texas has voted to drop several historical figures, including Hillary Clinton, Barry Goldwater and Helen Keller, from the state’s required social studies curriculum to "streamline" the material for millions of public school students. The decision to remove such figures would not...

 

Kansas City School District to Reward Attendance With Money

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City-area school district plans to use money as an incentive to get students to attend class every day. Students at Hickman Mills School District's four secondary schools will have the chance to win $100 each month if they have perfect attendance, The Kansas City Star reported ....

 

Beltrami Electric Seeking Nominations for the 2018 Touchstone Energy® Community Award

Do you know an organization that has made outstanding contributions to the local community? Beltrami Electric Cooperative is seeking applications for the Touchstone Energy Community Award, which recognizes businesses, non-profit and community groups that have shown a...

 

NANCY E. BRASEL TAKES FEDERAL COURT OATH

Nancy E. Brasel took the oath of office to become the Court’s 37th United States District Court Judge. Judge Brasel was administered the oath by Chief Judge Tunheim in a private ceremony; a public investiture ceremony will be held at a later date. Brasel earned her Bachelor of Arts from Trinity University, where she...

 

Mennonite found guilty after protest at Standing Rock

Dennis Lehmann has dedicated much of his life working for peace and justice. In February 2017, that dedication landed him in jail. A year and a half later, he finally appeared in court. On Sept. 7, after a brief deliberation, a six-member Morton County, North Dakota, jury found the 65-year-old Freeman, South Dakota,...

 

Flooding fears surge as rivers rise; Wilmington cut off

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Catastrophic flooding from Florence spread across the Carolinas on Sunday, with roads to Wilmington cut off by the epic deluge and muddy river water swamping entire neighborhoods miles inland. "The risk to life is rising with the angry waters," Gov. Roy Cooper declared as the storm's death toll...

 

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