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MN Chippewa Tribe votes to end blood requirement for members

Jul. 27, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Chippewa Tribe has voted to remove a decades-old requirement that members have a minimum of 25% Chippewa blood. Officials say 65% of voters on an advisory referendum say the blood quantum requirement should be removed from membership in the...

Burgum calls for security review of Chinese firm's project

Jul. 26, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D, (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum is pressing federal officials to expedite a review of a Chinese company’s purchase of land in North Dakota for a wet corn milling plant to ensure it is not detrimental to national security. Fufeng Group’s planned $700 million project in...

Minnesota abortion clinic braces for tide of out-of-staters

Jul. 23, 2022 13:29 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — On the top floor of a modest two-story brick building near the shore of Lake Superior, the executive director of northern Minnesota's only abortion clinic flits from room to room, checking in patients, fielding phone calls from people seeking appointments and handling billing...

Abortion ruling to speed process for clinics, patients

Jul. 14, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A court ruling that struck down most of Minnesota's restrictions on abortion as unconstitutional will speed the process for clinics and patients, though providers are still studying all the implications of how the landscape will change as a result. Two key points...

Remote access Canadian border program set to resume

Jul. 08, 2022 08:18 AM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A program that allows people to cross into remote areas of Canada without reporting to border officials is expected to resume in the coming days. The Canada Border Services Agency told Minnesota Public Radio News that it has notified stakeholders that the...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jul. 06, 2022 10:25 AM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. June 30, 2022. Editorial: Minnesota’s smart step to ease access to COVID drug The state is using an innovative strategy to fill Paxlovid prescriptions. Other states are lagging or worse. A pioneering move to ease access to a...

Key Derek Chauvin prosecutor tapped to be federal judge

Jun. 15, 2022 12:39 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated one of the prosecutors who helped convict a former Minneapolis police officer of murder in the killing of George Floyd to be a federal judge in Minnesota. Jerry Blackwell is a Minneapolis attorney and a founding partner...

University of Denver hires Josh Berlo as athletic director

Jun. 03, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Josh Berlo has been hired as the University of Denver's athletic director after serving as AD at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, since 2013. University Chancellor Jeremy Haefner announced Berlo's hiring Thursday as the school's new vice chancellor for athletics...

Failed search for UMD chancellor cost $166,000

May. 27, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The $166,000 search for a new University of Minnesota-Duluth chancellor has come up empty. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Thursday that University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel announced on Monday that none of the three finalists who were invited for...

USS Minneapolis-St. Paul commissioned for service

May. 23, 2022 08:29 AM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul has been activated for service in the U.S. Navy. A weekend commissioning ceremony was held in Duluth for the Freedom class-littoral combat ship. It measures nearly 400 feet (121.9 meters) and can travel at speeds greater than 40...