NEWS SUMMARY 6/7

Officer Mitchell Memorial Set; Drowning Near Nevis; NWMN Foundation Gets Homelessness Grant; Red Lake Tribal College Opens MPLS Branch

>>Public Memorial For Murdered MPD Officer Jamal Mitchell Set For Tuesday

(Minneapolis, MN)    Minneapolis officials say a public memorial will be held next week for the three people recently gunned down, including an MPD officer.  The service is scheduled for Tuesday morning at Maple Grove Senior High School.  Officer Jamal Mitchell was shot and killed last Thursday during a shootout. (24/7 News Source)

>>Presume Drowning Fatal Reported Near Nevis

(Nevis) The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office has released Information regarding a death at 8th Crow Wing Lake last week. A man called authorities at approximately 6PM on May 30th indicating a possible drowning.  Deputies and emergency personnel responded to find Nevis first responders attending to a man on the shore.  The man’s son said he and his dad had been fishing from  the dock when he left briefly and returned to find his dad face down in the water. Medical personnel from North ambulance pronounced 75-year old William Belmore of Bismarck, North Dakota dead at the scene.  The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office investigation continues. (Bemidji Now)

>>H-U-D Homelessness Grant Awarded To Northwest MN Foundation

(Bemidji) Northwest Minnesota Foundation has been awarded a 2 Million Dollar grant from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development. The money will bet targeted as sub-grants to the Minnesota Tribal Collaborative to Prevent and End Homelessness, the Northeast Minnesota Continuum of Care, and the Northwest Minnesota Continuum of Care. These organizations provide support for indigenous youth experiencing instability and homelessness. Northwest Minnesota Foundation was the only organization in the State to receive grant money from this fund. (Bemidji Now)

>>Red Lake Tribal College Opens Branch In Minneapolis

(Minneapolis) Red Lake Nation College celebrated the opening of its downtown Minneapolis location Thursday. This is  one of the first times an accredited tribal college has set up in an American city. Minnesota has long reported disparities in higher education. About two-thirds of adults living in the state have some type of college degree, but the figure among American Indians is closer to one-third, according to data kept by the state’s Office of Higher Education. According to numbers reported in the Star Tribune article, nearly half the Red Lake tribe’s 16,000 members live off the reservation, and most of them live in the Twin Cities metro area. (Star Tribune)

>>State’s E-bike Rebate Remains On Hold

(St. Paul, MN)    The state’s 15-hundred-dollar rebate on e-bikes remains on hold until next week.  The Minnesota Department of Revenue says it will give an update soon on the program.  The website for the rebate crashed this week, the day applications were to be accepted.  High demand was expected for the rebates.  (24/7 News Source)

>>First Case Of Bird Flu Detected In Minnesota Dairy Cows

(Benton County, MN)    The bird flu is detected in cows in Minnesota.  The infected herd was discovered this week in Benton County.  Farmers will destroy milk from the cows, who will quarantine for 30 days.  The Minnesota Board of Animal Health says the public risk of contracting the bird flu is currently low, but people who work closely with infected animals could be at risk of getting sick. (24/7 News Source)

>Minneapolis International Airport Ranks Second On Airports To Fly Out Of

(Bloomington, MN) — Minneapolis Airport ranks second on the list of ‘Best Airports To Fly Out Of.’ According to data by Air Help, MSP Airport only had 20 percent of flights disrupted, falling short to Salt Lake City’s international airport with only 18 percent of flights disrupted. The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport ranked last, with about 45-percent of flights being disrupted. The company bases its findings on data gathered from airports that dealt with the most and least flight disruptions before the start of the summer travel season.  (24/7 News Source)



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