A June 28 Bemidji Pioneer article about U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan contained inaccuracies that need to be corrected. The article asserted that the federal EPA has approved plans for a PolyMet copper mine in the Minnesota Arrowhead region and also that the area would be restored to its original terrain and...
Obviously, the filmmakers think the domestic violence angle will help sell the film. If you've seen the trailers, Andre Benjamin doesn't make a very convincing Hendrix. Throwing in Hendrix as abusive will help sell a few more tickets.
In some zip codes in Minneapolis the risk of experiencing a life-threatening asthma attack is nearly six times higher than it is in most other areas of the state. Denika Jackson and her son Keontae Gaskin live at ground zero for the worst asthma problem in the Twin Cities, just a few steps away from...
(CNN) -- Sarah Palin said President Barack Obama's inaction over the escalating crisis on the southern border is grounds for impeachment.
The Republican firebrand wrote in a an op-ed published Tuesday in the conservative website Breitbart that "(Obama's) unsecured border crisis is the last straw ...
Robert DesJarlait's insight:
Apparently, the only legal illegal immigrants that are allowed in the U.S. are the refugees from foreign countries where the U.S. has played the role of military cop. And please, drop this crap about Benghazi. Benghazi is chickenfeed compared to Bush and his GOP cronies who fostered the Weapons of Mass Destruction charade on us.
VANCOUVER - British Columbia First Nations are wasting no time in enforcing their claim on traditional lands in light of a landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision recognizing aboriginal land title.The hereditary chiefs of the Gitxsan First Nations served notice Thursday to CN Rail, logging companies and sport fishermen to leave their territory along the Skeena River in a dispute with the federal and provincial governments over treaty talks.And the Gitxaala First Nation, with territory on islands off the North Coast, announced plan to file a lawsuit in the Federal Court of Appeal on Friday challenging Ottawa's recent approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline from Alberta.The Kwikwetlem First Nation also added its voice to the growing list, claiming title to all lands associated with now-closed Riverview Hospital in Metro Vancouver along with other areas of its traditional territory.They cite the recent high court ruling in Tsilhqot'in v. British Columbia."It's given us a bit of confidence that things are going to be going our way," said Clarence Innis, acting chief of the Gitxaala. "I think that is a very strong message to Canada ... not to ignore First Nations any more but to consult."The court application argues that the federal Conservative cabinet did not consider the Gitxaala's aboriginal rights and title in approving the oil pipeline proposed by Calgary-based Enbridge (TSX:ENB).
WASHINGTON — A GOP talking point contends copper-nickel mining could do for Minnesota what oil drilling has done in North Dakota. But the numbers don't add up.
Robert DesJarlait's insight:
A reality check. Our state politicos are always flaunting job numbers associated with copper-nickel mining. It makes for good rhetoric but it's really empty words and empty promises. How many Rangers will get these jobs? Will the aging mining workforce in northern Minnesota be employable? Or how about the fact that most of these jobs require, at the very least, an A.A. degree - most Rangers have only high school diplomas. Most of the workers will be workers from out of state. Certainly we will have man camps like those in the Bakken fields - drugs, prostitution, sexual abuse, domestic violence will be the one thing comparable to Bakken. But there will be no economic comparison to Bakken.
A new book from National Geographic photographer Gerd Ludwig documents the worst nuclear disaster in history, and contains an essay from Mikhail Gorbachev on how the accident accelerated the collapse of the Soviet Union
In the first of three reports about health disparities in Minnesota, we look at American Indians, whose risk of dying from lung cancer is twice that of non-Hispanic whites. Their rates of cervical and larynx cancer are even higher.