LOS ANGELES (November 15, 2023) – AXS TV and Paul Bunyan Communications have announced that Red Lake Elementary School was selected to receive a $2,000 grant as part of “AXS TV’s Band Together For Music Education” initiative. Selected teachers can use the grant to purchase music, repair or replace instruments or performance equipment, buy uniforms, and address any other needs that the music program may have.
Currently 3-5th grade students do not have musical instruction and this grant will go towards providing digital music activities for those students.
>>Minnesota Girls Hockey Coach Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Parents
(Roseau, MN) — The Warroad High School girl’s hockey coach is suing six parents, accusing them of defaming him by spreading false statements and baseless allegations. Head coach David Marvin filed the suit against the parents earlier this week. Marvin was the subject of an investigation earlier this year and was cleared of any wrongdoing by the school district. But he claims the six adults used social media and other avenues to falsely accuse him and other coaches of inappropriate and criminal conduct after those findings were announced. He’s seeking at least 50-thousand dollars in damages and an injunction to stop any further defamatory statements. (24/7 News Source)
>>Audit Shows Problems In Oversight Of State’s Senior Meals Program
(St. Paul, MN) — A report released this week shows that the state agency responsible for overseeing Minnesota’s Senior Nutrition Program isn’t doing much oversight. The Office of the Legislative Auditor says the Minnesota Board on Aging hasn’t been doing many mandated compliance checks since 2017. While the audit doesn’t claim there are outstanding problems, the legislative auditor says the lack of oversight leaves the program vulnerable to fraud and exploitation. The head of the Board on Aging told state lawmakers yesterday that his agency is working on improving its internal controls and coming into compliance with state and federal guidelines.(24/7 News Source)
>Body Of Second Missing New Ulm Canoeist Found
(Wascott, WI) — Authorities in Wisconsin have recovered the body of a Minnesota man who has been missing since late last month. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office announced yesterday that the body of 27-year-old Andrew DeRock of New Ulm had been located. DeRock went canoeing with 26-year-old Ryan Busch of New Ulm in the Minong Flowage on October 28th. They were both reported missing after their capsized canoe was found by family members the next day. Busch’s body was recovered last week.(24/7 News Source)
>>Uncashed Tax Rebate Checks Being Issued
(St. Paul, MN) — Minnesotans who forget to redeem their state-issued tax rebate checks before the deadline will get another chance. The Department of Revenue is reissuing nearly 150-thousand uncashed checks. The checks expired 60 days after they were initially issued in August and September. The reissued checks will start to be distributed as early as this week. (24/7 News Source)
(Minneapolis) GiveMN’s 15th annual Give to the Max Day is today. Give to the Max is a statewide grassroots giving event that raises millions each year for more than 6,000 nonprofits and schools. Give to the Max started in 2009 as a one-time event. The successful first campaign transformed Give to the Max into a yearly statewide fundraising day. For many small- and medium-sized organizations, Give to the Max often serves as their primary fundraising campaign each year, as donations bring about additional grant awards to supplement efforts. To learn more about the event and contribute, the website is GiveMN.org.
>>Target Revenue, Earnings Exceed Expectations In Third Quarter
(Minneapolis, MN) — Target is reporting higher-than-expected revenue and earnings for the third quarter of this year. The Minneapolis-based company reported earnings-per-share of two-dollars and ten-cents yesterday, more than 60-cents higher than anticipated. The company’s total revenue was 25-point-four billion, which was slightly higher than expected. The news wasn’t all good, as total revenue and sales were both down from the same quarter last year. The company’s chief financial officer says Target is “laser-focused” on improving sales and in-store traffic, though he says those goals are unlikely to be met this year.(24/7 News Source)
>>DNR To Activate “Eagle Cam” Today
(St. Paul, MN) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will be re-activating its popular “eagle cam” today. The live camera was destroyed last spring when the nest it was monitoring fell, killing a baby eagle. DNR officials say the camera will show different areas and images initially. They are monitoring the eagles who used the original nest and plan to focus on them if they start a new nest near the camera.(24/7 News Source)