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 News    March 22, 2019 

Minnesota lawmakers debate snow-day relief as hourly school workers worry about pay

As Minnesota lawmakers debate whether to give schools relief from making up for this year’s long list of weather-related cancellations, many of the state’s school bus drivers, cafeteria workers, custodians and other hourly workers are worrying about their paychecks. Unlike teachers and school administrators, who...

 
 News    March 22, 2019 

Minnesota officials seek new powers to catch, prevent child-care fraud

Facing a wave of criticism because the state failed to detect millions of dollars in fraud, the administration of Gov. Tim Walz is seeking new powers to crack down on overbilling, kickbacks and other illegal activity within the state-subsidized child care assistance...

 
 News    March 22, 2019 

Trump order upholds free speech on campus; Minnesota colleges say they already comply

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday upholding freedom of speech on college campuses - a move some local higher education officials shrugged off as a highly visible case of preaching to the choir. They voiced skepticism that Trump's order tying...

 
 News    March 22, 2019 

Snow, cold wiped out nearly 9,000 Minnesota jobs last month, may signal a bigger turn

Cold weather and heavy snow pushed more than 6,000 Minnesota construction workers off the job in February and lifted the state's unemployment rate for the second month in a row. The new data released Thursday by the state jobs agency also showed the first decline since 2010 in a 12-month measure of Minnesota's job...

 
 News    March 22, 2019 

BP: NTC asks how it can be more diverse, inclusive in 'visioning' session

BEMIDJI-Northwest Technical College leaders want their school to be more diverse and inclusive. College staff organized a "diversity visioning session" on Thursday where employees, community members and a handful of students described how it could do that. That could...

 
 News    March 22, 2019 

Earth Challenge 2020 Marks UN World Water Day by Announcing the Six Citizen Science Research Themes for its 50th Anniversary Year

(Washington, D.C.) In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Earth Day Network, the U.S. Department of State through the Eco-Capitals Forum, and The Wilson Center are launching Earth Challenge 2020 (EC2020) – the world’s largest ever coordinated citizen science campaign. The partners have chosen UN World...

 
 News    March 22, 2019 

An FDA pod vape ban would only serve to harm consumers

Washington, D.C.: In comments at the Brookings Institution this week, outgoing FDA chief Scott Gottlieb suggested the agency may take pod-based nicotine products off the shelves in order to combat teen vaping. Yaël Ossowski, Deputy Director of the Consumer Choice Center calls Gottlieb's comments ridiculous, especially...

 
 News    March 22, 2019 

SUSIE BROWN TO LEAD MINNESOTA COUNCIL ON FOUNDATIONS

MINNEAPOLIS (3/20/2019) ― Following a national search, the Minnesota Council on Foundations has selected Susie Brown as president, effective April 22nd. Ms. Brown is currently the chief operations officer for the newly merged Minnesota State Bar, Hennepin County Bar, and Ramsey County Bar Associations and...

 
 News    March 22, 2019 

Choctaw Indian to serve 45 years for beating tribe member to death with fists, pipe and shovel, then burning body

Jerome Steve, 33, of Philadelphia, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III to 540 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for second degree murder, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze with the Federal Bureau of...

 

Minnesota's homeless population reaches record high number

Homelessness in Minnesota has reached a record high, with more people filling shelters or left outside, from sleeping in urban train cars to rural fish houses. The number of homeless people statewide has risen 10 percent since 2015, according to a new report released...

 

A 'perfect snowmelt' easing flood threat across southern Minnesota

As the first signs of spring flooding emerge this week across southern Minnesota, weather conditions have been nearly ideal for a relatively slow, if not completely harmless, snowmelt. With daytime temperatures gradually warming and nighttime temperatures dropping just below freezing, the snowpack has trickled away,...

 

BCA: Tribal police chief's daughter, 28, killed her 2 sons and then herself

A daughter of the White Earth tribal police chief who was found dead in her home killed her young sons and then herself, authorities said Wednesday. The bodies of Emma L. LaRoque, 28, and her two children were found Monday afternoon in the home off Becker County Hwy....

 

Bear and her cubs are spotted right in front of northwest Minnesota school

Forget the cold, the ice, the dark, lost homework. Watch out for bears! That was the message to families with schoolchildren in northwestern Minnesota's Clearwater County, where a mother bear and cubs were recently spotted near an intersection right in front of...

 

Minnesota cannabis firm goes public on Canadian stock exchange

A Minneapolis-based cannabis grower that is one of Minnesota’s two designated suppliers of marijuana for medical purposes, has raised $51 million in a private placement of its stock. On Wednesday, it also begin trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange. http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-canna...

 

BP: Bemidji Area Schools faces possible $1.3 million budget deficit

BEMIDJI—Bemidji Area Schools is facing a $1.3 million budget deficit. School district administrators reported Monday that the district's revenue in the 2019-2020 school year will increase $529,000 to about $67.1 million and its expenses by $1.2 million to a total of $68.4 million. https://www.bemi...

 

BP: Sisseton business owner faces charges for embezzling from tribe

ABERDEEN, S.D. — A Sisseton business owner is facing charges that he and his business took money from an Indian tribal organization, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney's Office. Dustin Martin Kirk, 46, was indicted March 5 on two counts of embezzlement and theft. Two additional charges in the...

 

3 deaths on White Earth reservation ruled murder-suicide

UPDATE: The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office has identified three people who were found dead on Monday in a home in Becker County. 28-year-old Emma LaRoque of 26494 Beaver Trail, Unit 197 in rural Ogema, died of suicide due to a gunshot wound. Her children have...

 

Governor Walz Proclaims March 20 'Small Business Development Centers Day'

ST. PAUL – Governor Walz proclaimed March 20 to be “Small Business Development Centers Day” in Minnesota, recognizing the important role Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) play in supporting the more than 500,000 small businesses in the state. Minnesota is joining SBDCs throughout the nation in...

 

Minneapolis Man, 19, Pleads Guilty To Fatal Shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 19-year-old man charged in a 2018 shooting that left one dead has pleaded guilty, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office. Authorities say Juan Vasquez Jr., of Minneapolis, pleaded guilty to second-degree intentional murder and is expected to be sentenced to 39 years in prison....

 

Local tribe deploys mobile clinic to assist Nebraska tribe recovering from flooding

WHAT: Today, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) is deploying its Mobile Medical Unit to assist the Santee Sioux Nation of Nebraska as it recovers from devasting floods impacting the region. The Santee Sioux Tribe’s health care clinic flooded, and the SMSC’s Mobile Unit will allow tribal members to...

 

SUSIE BROWN TO LEAD MINNESOTA COUNCIL ON FOUNDATIONS

MINNEAPOLIS (3/20/2019) –Following a national search, the Minnesota Council on Foundations has selected Susan (Susie) Brown as president, effective April 22nd. Ms. Brown is currently the chief operations officer for the newly merged Minnesota State Bar, Hennepin County Bar and Ramsey County Bar Associations and...

 

VMLY&R announces 2020 Census Media Vendor Day

VMLY&R announced today the 2020 Census Media Vendor Day for the 2020 U.S. Census Paid Media Campaign. The event is designed to be accessible for media outlets that cover a wide range of audiences, demographics, and channels, as well media outlets that are small...

 

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs focuses on public safety at field hearing

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is hosting its first field hearing of the 116th Congress, focusing on public safety in tribal communities. Tribal, federal and state officials are at the United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, North Dakota, on Wednesday morning for the hearing. North Dakota is the home...

 

Is a new copyright law a 'colonization of knowledge'?

In the wake of a sweeping music copyright law that went into effect in October, some historic Indigenous songs, stories and languages could be released to the public, raising concerns about privacy and the use of "personal" data. The Music Modernization Act establishes...

 

Indian Child Welfare Act held unconstitutional

The constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) is being called into question in an ongoing case, can you tell us more about the act and the case? ICWA was passed in 1978 to counteract what Congress perceived to be abusive child welfare practices. Through adoption and foster care placement, large numbers...

 

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