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Red Lake Oshkiimaajitahdah Christmas Party

Red Lake Oshkiimaajitahdah Christmas Party held on December 12, 2019....

 

Minneapolis schools back in a big budget hole with a $19.6 million deficit

The Minneapolis school district is back in a deep and familiar hole: It's facing a $19.6 million budget deficit for the 2020-21 school year. District leaders are attributing the projected gap largely to declining enrollment and revenue that hasn't kept up with...

 

Police recover recording devices from rooms at Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis

Minneapolis police have opened an investigation after recovering recording devices from rooms at the down Hyatt Regency. It's not immediately known if the devices recorded any guests, police spokesman John Elder said Wednesday night. http://www.start...

 

Minnesota DNR, Red Lake Nation renew Upper and Lower Red Lake fishery management agreement - P7

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Red Lake Nation and Bureau of Indian Affairs signed a new 10-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) today that outlines continued cooperative management of the walleye population in Upper and Lower Red Lake in northwest...

 

Bolstering press freedom in Indian Country

Independent and rigorous journalism among tribal media in Indian Country is the exception and not the norm. But as tribal economies — and tribal coffers — grow, so does the need for dedicated, ethical Indigenous journalists to tell the important stories of our successes and challenges. Unfettered tribal media have...

 

House Passes Kilmer Bill to Help Coastal Tribes Facing Severe Weather Threats

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve a package of bipartisan bills to protect vulnerable coastal and Great Lakes communities impacted by climate change. The package includes bipartisan legislation introduced by Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) that would provide dedicated...

 

MN Ag Water Quality Certification Program Adding Endorsements to Recognize Outstanding Farmers

St. Paul, MN: The Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP) is launching three new endorsements in addition to 10-year certification a farmer or landowner receives in the program. The new endorsements were announced at this week’s Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation...

 

Oklahoma First Lady Begins State Tour at Choctaw Nation

DURANT, Okla. – Oklahoma First Lady Sarah Stitt visited the Choctaw Nation Tuesday, Dec. 10, making it the first stop on her first statewide tour. The focus of her tour is to observe and share information on the care of Oklahoma's youth. Her visit began at the...

 

PETERSON, HOEVEN CONTINUE TO MAKE THE CASE FOR DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR SUGAR PRODUCERS

WASHINGTON – Collin Peterson, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, and Senator John Hoeven, Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, this week continued their efforts to secure disaster assistance for sugar producers. The chairmen were joined by Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative CEO Kurt...

 

Gov. Lujan Grisham, legislative leaders petition Supreme Court for emergency review of energy law

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and legislative sponsors of the 2019 Energy Transition Act on Monday afternoon petitioned the New Mexico Supreme Court for an emergency review, asking the Court to direct the Public Regulation Commission to apply the 2019 Energy Transition...

 

2 million Americans don't have access to running water and basic plumbing

More than 2 million people in the U.S. lack running water and basic indoor plumbing, according to a new report by the human-rights nonprofit DigDeep and the nonprofit U.S. Water Alliance - and race and poverty are key determinants of who has access to clean water and...

 

Antelope Canyon is Shutting Down Its Photo Tours Due to Overcrowding and Negative Reviews

Photography tours in Upper Antelope Canyon, one of the most popular and controversial photography attractions in the US, are shutting down in 2020. To confirm this news and find out the reasons behind it, we decided to call the Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation. According to Navajo National Parks, they have made the...

 
 By Nathan Green    News    December 12, 2019 

Authorities Investigating Death of Infant at Bemidji Daycare

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a four-month-old infant who died in the care of a licensed daycare facility. According to the infant’s mother, the infant died on November 26th. Sheriff Ernie Beitel says the death has not been determined suspicious in nature, but they are still...

 

Teens arrested, charged in violent assaults on light-rail trains

Three juveniles have been arrested and charged in connection with two recent violent assaults on Twin Cities light-rail trains. Metro Transit police used surveillance video to track down the 16- and 17-year-old boys who are accused of beating one man and stealing a...

 

6 killed in New Jersey gunbattle, including police officer

JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Six people, including a police officer and three bystanders, were killed in a furious gun battle Tuesday that filled the streets of Jersey City with the sound of heavy fire for hours, authorities said. The dead included the two gunmen, Jersey City...

 

Police say group of criminals is using distraction to steal Twin Cities shoppers' wallets

In what authorities suspect is the work of a group of criminals targeting Twin Cities communities, in a single day four shoppers reported to Apple Valley police that a man and woman used distraction to steal their wallets. A man and woman targeted stores in Apple...

 

Chairman Peterson Celebrates Announcement Clearing Path for USMCA

WASHINGTON- House Agriculture Chairman Collin Peterson released the following statement today following the announcement of a deal between House Democrats and The White House on United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). “I have been pushing for months to get this deal to the finish line, and this announcement...

 

Congress Passes the Esther Martinez Native Languages Programs Reauthorization Act

WASHINGTON — On Monday, in a voice vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Esther Martinez Native Languages Programs Reauthorization Act. “The protection and preservation of our Native languages is crucial to the cultural identities and lifeways of tribal citizens and the overall sustainability of...

 

Five Minnesotans sickened by E. coli from salad kits linked to national outbreak

Five Minnesotans are among nine people from three states whose E. coli O157:H7 infections have been linked primarily to Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits. State and national health officials are warning consumers to not eat the salad mix and if they have it in their refrigerators, to throw it out. The...

 

High school students get hands-on training in emergency medical response at unique camp

There are many kinds of youth camps, but how many give you a chance to learn how to care for critically injured victims of a tornado? More than a hundred high school students from across Minnesota are headed to Camp Ripley Dec. 12-14 to get hands-on experience in that skill and others involved in responding to public h...

 

Minnesota Organic Conference Registration Open

St. Paul, MN: Registration is now open for the Minnesota Organic Conference, taking place January 9-10, 2020, at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud. The keynote speakers for this year’s conference are author Judith D. Schwartz and fourth-generation farmer Charlie Johnson. Schwartz is an author and...

 

Native American COP25 Delegation Removed from US Embassy While Trying to Honor Missing and Murdered Womxn

United States Embassy, Madrid, Spain (December 10, 2019): Over 75 Indigenous activists and their allies demonstrated in front of the US Embassy in Madrid, Spain to demand justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women, two-spirits and girls(MMIW). The delegation was...

 
 By Mary Omen    News    December 11, 2019

Christmas Youth Prize Bingo held in Red Lake - P3

On Saturday, December 7, 2019, the Red Lake Community held an All District Christmas Youth Prize Bingo that started at 1 PM. Entry was free, there were 14 games plus a jackpot game, and pizza was served....

 

Minnesota DNR, Red Lake Nation renew Upper and Lower Red Lake fishery management agreement - P6

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Red Lake Nation and Bureau of Indian Affairs signed a new 10-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) today that outlines continued cooperative management of the walleye population in Upper and Lower Red Lake in northwest...

 

Minnesota Grown Balsam Fir Reigns Tall in Capitol Rotunda

St. Paul, MN: Happy Land Tree Farm, grower of the 2019 Minnesota State Fair Grand Champion Christmas Tree, has donated a 17-foot balsam fir tree now on display in the Minnesota State Capitol building rotunda. This marks the return of a tradition, that dates back to the early 1980s, of recognizing Minnesota Christmas...

 

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