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With Biden's backing, Dems revive bill to overhaul policing

WASHINGTON — Cheered on by President Joe Biden, House Democrats hustled Wednesday to pass the most ambitious effort in decades to overhaul policing nationwide, able to avoid clashing with moderates in their own party who are wary of reigniting a debate they say hurt them during last fall's election. The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act was approved 220-212 late...

 

Businesses' requests far outweigh $242 million state relief package

Urban Growler was teetering toward closure when the state check for $25,000 arrived, helping the St. Paul brewery pull through the bleakest winter months. "It was a big deal, because we were receiving no aid from the federal government," Deb Loch, master brewer at Urban Growler, said of the assistance. "Our sales are terrible,...

 

What to Expect When You're Expecting #DebForInterior

On Thursday, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will vote on President Joe Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Interior, Congresswoman Deb Haaland of New Mexico. If confirmed by the Senate, Haaland, a tribal citizen of the Laguna Pueblo, would be the first Native American to serve as Interior Secretary as well as the first Native American Cabinet Secretary in...

 

Lakota rancher to head Farm Service Agency

A South Dakota rancher and former head of the Intertribal Agriculture Council has been tapped as the first Indigenous person to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Services Agency. Zach Ducheneaux, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, joins more than a half-dozen Native people appointed by President Joe Biden’s administration for top government positions. Ducheneaux and...

 

Trump's cash plea could complicate GOP fundraising efforts

ORLANDO, Fla. - "Trump needs you," one fundraising email implored. "President Trump's Legacy is in your hands," another pleaded. Others advertised "Miss Me Yet?" T-shirts featuring Donald Trump's smiling face. While some Republicans grapple with how fiercely to embrace the former president, the organizations charged with...

 
 By Betsy Melin    Politics    March 3, 2021

Jourdain Sworn in as Bemidji At-Large Councilor

Daniel Jourdain has been sworn in to the Bemidji City Council. He will serve in the councilor at-large position, which represents each of Bemidji's five wards. Following two special elections, the board no longer has any vacancies. Jourdain is a member of the Red Lake Nation. After he was sworn in at the council meeting, a brief...

 

Trumps were vaccinated in January before leaving White House, adviser says

Before leaving the White House on Jan. 20, then-President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine earlier in the month, a Trump adviser said Monday. The former first couple received their second shot while in Florida as private citizens. The adviser did not, however, disclose...

 

Some GOP state lawmakers help spread COVID-19 misinformation

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Many Republican lawmakers have criticized governors' emergency restrictions since the start of the coronavirus outbreak. Now that most legislatures are back in session, a new type of pushback is taking root: misinformation. In their own comments or by inviting skeptics to testify at legislative hearings, some...

 

Trump calls for GOP unity, repeats lies about election loss

ORLANDO, Fla. - Taking the stage for the first time since leaving office, former President Donald Trump on Sunday called for GOP unity, even as he exacerbated intraparty divisions by attacking fellow Republicans and promoting lies about the election in a speech that made clear he intends to remain a dominant political force....

 

Biden team readies wider economic package after virus relief

WASHINGTON - Looking beyond the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, President Joe Biden and lawmakers are laying the groundwork for another top legislative priority - a long-sought boost to the nation's roads, bridges and other infrastructure that could run into Republican resistance to a hefty price tag. Biden and his team have...

 

Biden hails House passage of $1.9T virus bill, now to Senate

WASHINGTON — The House approved a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill that was championed by President Joe Biden, the first step in providing another dose of aid to a weary nation as the measure now moves to a tense Senate. "We have no time to waste," Biden said at the White House after the House passage early Saturday. "We act now — decisively, quickly and boldly — we...

 

Republicans Failed to Sink Deb Haaland's Nomination-and Looked Like Fools in the Process

Deb Haaland, a Laguna Pueblo tribal citizen and President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Interior Department, is on the brink of history. If confirmed by the Senate, she would be the first Native American cabinet secretary. Interior manages one-fifth of the nation’s land and vast supplies of natural resources, all taken from Native people, as well as the lion’s share of...

 

House Passes $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Plan; Biden Calls For 'Quick Action' From Senate

House lawmakers on Friday approved President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, advancing the legislation to the Senate. The vote came days after the United States surpassed 500,000 deaths from COVID-19. The proposal would provide a new round of financial support for workers, families and businesses, including...

 

REVISED Girl's Basketball Schedule

REVISED Girl's Basketball Schedule March 2 - Home vs Kelliher-Northome March 11 - Home vs Clearbrook March 12 - Home vs Badger-Green Bush-Middle River March 13 - Home vs Nevis JV at 6 PM with Varsity to follow...

 

President Biden to NCAI: "I'm committed to working with you to write a new and better chapter"

WASINGTON — With just over one month into his term, President Joe Biden addressed the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) 2021 Winter Session virtually last week. Because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, NCAI decided to hold its annual winter session remotely this year. Typically, hundreds of tribal leaders would have gathered in Washington, D.C. for the conference...

 

COVID-19 bill must drop minimum wage hike, arbiter decides

WASHINGTON - The Senate parliamentarian dealt a potentially lethal blow Thursday to Democrats' drive to hike the minimum wage, deciding that the cherished progressive goal must fall from a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill the party is trying to speed through Congress, Senate Democratic aides said. The finding by Elizabeth...

 

Biden choice for budget chief faces new hurdles in Congress

WASHINGTON - The increasingly slim odds - and surprisingly thin outreach from the White House - for Neera Tanden's nomination as head of the Office of Management and Budget are raising growing questions about how long the president will stick with her, in an early test of how he will use his limited political capital. In the...

 

More Lawmakers Are Leading Efforts to Reopen Some Schools By Statute - And Not Just in Red States

As the state approaches the one-year anniversary of its first COVID-related school closures, lawmakers in North Carolina have taken the dramatic step of passing legislation this month that would require districts to offer some version of in-person learning. The proposal now sits on the desk of Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, who...

 

'Obligated to Protect This Land': Haaland Stands Ground on Day Two of Confirmation Hearing

WASHINGTON — On the second day of confirmation hearings for President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Interior Department — a position that ranks eighth under the president and tasked with overseeing federal lands and waters across the country — Rep. Deb Haaland (Laguna Pueblo) of New Mexico reminded senators that, if confirmed, she will work together with lawmakers to...

 

She has his vote

WASHINGTON — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said Wednesday that he will vote for New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland to serve as interior secretary, clearing the way for her likely approval as the first Native American to head a Cabinet agency. Manchin, a moderate from West Virginia, had been publicly undecided through two...

 

Rep. Deb Haaland Fends Off Republican Attacks At Contentious Confirmation Hearing

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), President Joe's Biden's pick to lead the Interior Department, kicked off her confirmation hearing Tuesday by acknowledging the "historic nature" of the moment, as she stands to become the nation's first-ever Indigenous Cabinet member. But she also tried to head off opposition from Republicans who have...

 

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz pitches $518 million public works package

Gov. Tim Walz unveiled a proposed $518 million package of construction projects across the state Monday, saying that new public works spending would create jobs during the pandemic and help prevent roads and buildings from falling into disrepair. Minnesota legislators passed a historic $1.9 billion capital projects measure in...

 

American Indian College Fund Urges Support for Representative Deb Haaland's Confirmation as Secretary of Interior

Denver, Colo.— Feb. 22, 2021—The American Indian College Fund is joining other Native organizations to advocate for the confirmation of Congresswoman Deb Haaland for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior. The confirmation hearing is scheduled to begin Tuesday, February 23rd, at 9:30 a.m. EST. The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) is the federal agency that...

 

Indigenous Organizations Challenge GOP attempt to block Haaland from Becoming the First Native American Secretary of Interior

BILLINGS, Mont. — Responding to Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) publicly stated commitment to block the confirmation of the first Indigenous nominee for Secretary of the Interior, tribal organizations are launching a high-profile campaign to rally support for Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-NM), President Biden’s pick to lead the Interior Department. Beginning in Daines’ home...

 

Biden repudiates Trump on Iran, ready for talks on nuke deal

WASHINGTON - The Biden administration said Thursday it's ready to join talks with Iran and world powers to discuss a return to the 2015 nuclear deal, in a sharp repudiation of former President Donald Trump's "maximum pressure campaign" that sought to isolate the Islamic Republic. The administration also took two steps at the...

 

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