Area News

Shooting Star Casino set to reopen on June 19

Shooting Star Casino set to reopen on June 19 Press release from the Shooting Star Casino MAHNOMEN, Minn. (May 29, 2020) – Shooting Star Casino has announced it will resume operations at both its Mahnomen and Bagley locations on June 19 with limited venues, occupancy and hours to keep guests, team members and the community…

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Mahnomen County Facilities Reopen to Public on Thursday, May 28

Mahnomen County Reopening Notice May 27, 2020 Mahnomen County Facilities were closed to the public by the Mahnomen County Board on March 24, 2020. On Tuesday May 26, 2020 the Mahnomen County Board of Commissioners voted to reopen Mahnomen County facilities to the public effective Thursday, May 28. Members of the public are encouraged to…

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Ed Snetsinger’s Report on COVID-19 Antibody Testing on Reservation

Report from Ed Snetsinger on COVID-19 antibody testing on Reservation The following report was received on Wednesday, May 27, from Ed Snetsinger, Emergency Mangement Director for Mahnomen County and White Earth Reservation: “Since the operation started we have completed 441 Rapid Antibody test, 436 have come back with no antibodies detected, 1 with IgM, and…

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Memorial Day Service in Mahnomen

Memorial Day Service was held on Monday, May 25, 2020, in Mahnomen at the Mahnomen County Courthouse, by the Mahnomen American Legion and Auxiliary Post 31, Bejou VFW Post 1226 and the White Earth Honor Guard, with social distancing. It was well attended and appreciated by those who attended.  

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As CDC Issues New Guidance on Reopening Places of Worship, Walz, Flanagan Partner with Minnesota Faith Leaders to Do So As Safely As Possible

As CDC Issues New Guidance on Reopening Places of Worship, Walz, Flanagan Partner with Minnesota Faith Leaders to Do So As Safely As Possible Press release from governor Starting May 27, places of worship may open at 25 percent occupancy if they adhere to social distancing and other public health guidelines to keep congregants safe…

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Walz talks about outdoor dining at restaurants and bars, opening salons, barbershops and personal care businesses starting June 1

Walz talks about outdoor dining at restaurants and bars, opening salons, barbershops and personal care businesses starting June 1 as part of Phase II of Stay Safe Plan Article submitted by Governor Walz’s office:   On Wednesday, May 20, Governor Walz announced the next phases in his Stay Safe Plan, including a cautious, strategic turn…

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Governor Walz Announced Next Phase of COVID-19 Response in Minnesota

Governor Walz Announces Next Phase of COVID-19 Response in Minnesota Citing progress made to prepare for peak of infection, Walz announced measured, cautious ‘turning of dial’ toward new normal With Stay Home order set to expire on May 18, Walz will replace it with an order continuing to encourage Minnesotans to stay close to home…

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White Earth Nation issues COVID-19 fishing opener safety tips

White Earth Nation issues COVID-19 fishing opener safety tips WHITE EARTH, MINN. – White Earth Nation is preparing for the state-wide Minnesota fishing opener this weekend. Normally White Earth Reservation embraces this springtime tradition with open arms, but this year there are health and safety concerns due to COVID-19. In agreement with the MN Department…

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