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WIND CHILL ADVISORY - ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THURSDAY EVENING TO 12 NOON CST FRIDAY

Wind Chill Advisory URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Grand Forks ND 229 PM CST Thu Jan 17 2019 West Polk-Norman-Clay-Kittson-Roseau-Lake Of The Woods-West Marshall-East Marshall-North Beltrami-Pennington-Red Lake-East Polk-North Clearwater-South...

 

Minnesota Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles subpoenas Department of Public Safety over mishandled data

Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles used his subpoena power for the first time in his 35 year career after the state Department of Public Safety refused to turn over information about data wrongfully turned over to private companies late in 2018. Nobles told legislators Thursday that he is seeking information about an...

 

Shutdown places unique stresses on federal prison workers in Minnesota

Steve Denzine planned for the government shutdown. He refinanced his home and canceled his family’s annual Christmas vacation to an indoor water park, hoping it might provide enough of a financial cushion to endure a few weeks without pay. Twenty-seven days later, the longest shutdown in U.S. history drags on....

 

Trump says US will develop space-based missile defense

WASHINGTON — Moving to protect the U.S. from advanced missile threats from China and Russia, President Donald Trump on Thursday laid out plans for a new array of space-based sensors and other high-tech systems designed to more quickly detect and defeat attacks. Trump, in a speech at the Pentagon, declared that space...

 

BP: Bemidji food shelf to serve employees affected by shutdown

BEMIDJI-The Bemidji Community Food Shelf is now opening its doors to those affected by the federal government shutdown, the organization announced Thursday. The food shelf is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. No appointment is needed. Customers...

 

BP: Tribal flag display a 'small, symbolic' step toward improved relations

BISMARCK — State and tribal relationships took a small but symbolic step forward Thursday, Jan. 17, during a ceremony to recognize the flags of North Dakota’s five tribal nations that are now on display at the state Capitol. “It’s important to us because it means that we’re included and we’re thought of...

 

Unemployment Remains Steady; Four Straight Months at 2.8 Percent

ST. PAUL – Minnesota’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held at 2.8 percent in December, according to data released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), marking the fourth straight month with the same unemployment rate. Minnesota’s unemployment rate remains the...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    January 18, 2019 

Red Lake Family and Children Services Winter Fest - P5

Red Lake Family and Children Services Winter Fest was held on Friday evening, January 11, 2019, at their site....

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    January 18, 2019 

Community Wellness Gathering - "A Return to Tradition" - P7

RED LAKE, MN - On Wednesday, January 9. 2019, an Opening Ceremony was held for the Community Wellness Gathering at about 9 AM at the Red Lake Nation College by Jason Hart and Kelly Iceman, Cultural Coordinators, along with a welcome and opening remarks by Executive...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    January 18, 2019 

NEW YEARS EVE TRADITIONAL POW-WOW HELD IN RED LAKE - P13

RED LAKE, MN - The annual New Years Eve Traditional Pow Wow was held at the Red Lake Humanities beginning at 6 PM Friday evening. Although scheduled, there was no Grand Entry, making it even more traditional, everything got underway shortly after 7 PM. There were dance...

 

Award-winning performers to headline leadership conference for Native Youth

Mesa, Arizona – January 17, 2019 – Native American hip hop artist Frank Waln, and actor turned medical physician Dr. Evan Adams, will give motivational presentations at the United National Indian Tribal Youth’s (UNITY) annual midyear conference, February 15-18, 2019, at Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort...

 

Bored in Class: A National Survey Finds Nearly 1 in 3 Teens Are Bored 'Most or All of the Time' in School, and a Majority Report High Levels of Stress

The difference between Hannah Williams’s old and new high schools was night and day. The Nevada teen had dropped out of her first school — twice. She was suffering from anxiety, dealing with a chaotic family life that shifted her in and out of homes, and feeling disengaged amid overcrowded classrooms and teachers...

 

How one South Carolina school district is making a move toward year-round schooling

An Upstate school district could become the first in South Carolina to move toward year-round education. The Oconee County School District in the northwestern corner of the state is considering adopting a modified calendar for the 2020-21 school year that would shorten summer vacation from 11 to seven weeks and create...

 

School lunches shrink as one NC school district feels heat from government shutdown

The federal government’s budget stalemate over border security is causing lunches to shrink at one eastern North Carolina school district. Vance County Schools officials announced on Facebook late Tuesday that lunch menus “have been revised to a minimum level to conserve food and funding” starting Jan. 21. The...

 

First Nations Receives W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grant of $1.8 Million to Continue Work to Improve Native American Food Sovereignty Efforts

LONGMONT, Colorado (January 17, 2019) – First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) has received a $1.8 million grant over three years from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) to help Native American communities build more equitable food systems to promote the health and well-being of children and families....

 

San Juan County clerk who falsified a document to oust Navajo Willie Grayeyes from ballot won't face charges

In one of his last acts as county attorney, Grand County’s top prosecutor declined to file criminal charges against a San Juan County clerk who illegally booted a Navajo candidate — now a county commissioner — from the November ballot. Former Grand County Attorney Andrew Fitzgerald sent a letter to San Juan...

 

FBI, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe looking for boy, 16, in killing of Eagle Butte man

The FBI said Wednesday there is a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a 16-year-old American Indian boy in the killing of Marcus Antonio, 24, of Eagle Butte, South Dakota. It happened Sunday, Jan. 13, in Eagle Butte, the headquarters of the 16,000-member Cheyenne River Indian Reservation that...

 

BCA hands fatal Bemidji officer-involved shooting case to county attorney

BEMIDJI, MN–An investigation into November's fatal officer-involved shooting in Bemidji has been handed over to the Beltrami County Attorney. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said Wednesday its portion of the investigation is complete, and it's now up to...

 

Minneapolis Roosevelt High School basketball coach questions fans' displaying pro-Trump flag at game in Jordan

The boys basketball coach for Minneapolis Roosevelt High School questioned on Wednesday why young fans at his team’s road game in Jordan prominently displayed a flag promoting the re-election of President Donald Trump during Tuesday night’s contest. Michael Walker posted on Facebook a photograph of fans on the...

 

St. Paul officer federally indicted over excessive force in kicking of innocent man

The St. Paul police officer who was fired for kicking an innocent man and then rehired was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury for using excessive force in the incident. Brett Palkowitsch, 31, was charged with one count of deprivation of rights in connection with the incident, which left Frank Baker severely...

 

Watchdog: GSA ignored clause of Constitution on gifts with Trump hotel lease

WASHINGTON — The General Services Administration improperly "ignored" the U.S. Constitution's emoluments provision outlawing foreign gifts when it green-lit President Donald Trump's management of his Washington, D.C., hotel after his 2016 election, the agency's inspector general said Wednesday. In a 47-page report,...

 

Gunfire hits front of North High School in Minneapolis; no one hurt

No one was hurt after bullets struck North High School in Minneapolis Wednesday afternoon, school officials said. Multiple shots were fired about 12:30 p.m. by the sidewalk west of the intersection at 15th and Irving avenues N. that “went into North High School near the front entrance of the school,” Minneapolis...

 

With farmers unable to cash checks, one agency is ordered back open

ATWATER, Minn. – Matt Anderson, who raises corn and other crops near this central Minnesota town, has a $20,000 check that he can’t cash because of the government shutdown. Like many farmers, Anderson borrows money from the Farm Service Agency. And when he gets paid for the crops he grows, the check is made out to...

 

Federal Farm Service Agency offices to open Thursday for limited time

SAINT PAUL – As part of the Walz-Flanagan administration’s action plan to protect Minnesotans during the federal government shutdown, Minnesota farmers who are experiencing setbacks due to the shutdown are encouraged to seek assistance from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). While the USDA did announce...

 

FSA Announces Temporary Opening of Select Offices in Minnesota

USDA announced today that the department will call FSA loan officers and some county office employees back to work for three days to cash checks and do other activities related to USDA’s ability to issue IRS-1099s. It is a partial, temporary reopening only. The list of offices open in Minnesota is below. Employees...

 

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