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MN Native News: Cultural Lessons for Kids at Home

MN Native News: Cultural Lessons for Kids at Home



Lives are changing drastically due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people are out of work, more and more people are holding work meetings virtually, and everyone is making major adjustments. Students are also home from school. Which means families are trying to find ways to keep the learning going. And for Native students, there are online resources that provide culturally focused learning through language and art.

From the Front Lines: Traveling Nurse and COVID Responder Ashley Hudson

From the Front Lines: Traveling Nurse and COVID Responder Ashley Hudson

Ashley Hudson worked as a COVID responder in New York City this spring and is Miami now. Approach and care in terms of dealing with the virus are changing. Hudson spoke on the morning show about her work and what she and other medical professionals have learned along the way.


MN Offers Housing Assistance and Supplemental Food Help During Pandemic

MN Offers Housing Assistance and Supplemental Food Help During Pandemic

With the additional $600 weekly federal unemployment benefit now expired Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan are highlighting state benefits and assistance programs for Minnesotans falling on hard times during the pandemic.


Schools Must Consider Multiple Factors Before Re-Opening

Schools Must Consider Multiple Factors Before Re-Opening

School districts around the state are sorting through the Governor’s “safe learning plan” and checking the COVID cases within their own counties to determine whether their schools will begin with in-person classes, distance learning, or a combination approach. But state officials say the decision is more complicated than just looking at county case numbers.


Health Officials Worry about Sturgis Motorcyle Rally

Health Officials Worry about Sturgis Motorcyle Rally

This week on the Minnesota Native News Health Report surges in Northern Minnesota, worries about Sturgiss, and warnings about scams. I’m Marie Rock.
The small town of Sturgis South Dakota will be full of motorcycle enthusiasts this week, and that worries public health officials. Reporter Laurie Stern has more.


U of M Studies Look at Health Care Worker Safety and Possible New Treatments for COVID-19

U of M Studies Look at Health Care Worker Safety and Possible New Treatments for COVID-19

The first patient has received treatment in a new clinical trial at the University, testing to see if a therapy used to treat acute myeloid leukemia and lymphoma…. Could also be an effective treatment for COVID-19.

Another recent study from the University of Minnesota found no COVID-19 infections among a sample group of hundreds of health care workers in the Twin Cities.


The Doors Are Slowly Opening at the Campbell Public Library of East Grand Forks MN!

The Doors Are Slowly Opening at the Campbell Public Library of East Grand Forks MN!

Campbell Director Charlotte Helgeson shares details on:
1. Trial opening of the building
-Masks required
-Tables as guidance
-Minimal furniture
-Computers 1/2 hour per policy (ID required)
-Quick visits
2. Continuing with appointments on Mondays and Front Door Pick Up
3. Summer Reading Program (SRP) ending soon
4. New Books


High School Football and Volleyball Moved to Spring of 2021

High School Football and Volleyball Moved to Spring of 2021

There will be no high school football or volleyball seasons in Minnesota this fall.

Board members of the Minnesota Sports High School League recently voted to move the football and volleyball seasons to 2021.


Doing Our Best for Our Children’s Education During the Pandemic

Doing Our Best for Our Children’s Education During the Pandemic

On this show, Host Leah Lemm (Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe) looks at how parents and teachers are facing the challenges and opportunities of getting back to school, even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The state is providing data-driven guidance, which allows local school districts to determine what’s best for their students when it comes to returning to classrooms, distance learning, or a combination method.


MN Native News:  New Beginnings in Minneapolis

MN Native News: New Beginnings in Minneapolis

This week on Minnesota Native News, new leadership at the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center and plans for a new shelter in the Phillips neighborhood.


MN Native News: Response to Cold Case Office

MN Native News: Response to Cold Case Office

In the U.S. there are more than 1400 unresolved American Indian and Alaska Native missing person cases… 136 of those cases are in Minnesota. That’s according to the FBI’s National Crime Information Center.

Several top federal officials were in Bloomington, on July 27th to announce the creation of a new office dedicated to solving these cold cases. Minnesota’s office will be the first of seven across the country.

But the announcement was a surprise to Native leaders in MN who have been working tirelessly for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives.


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