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Natives Against Heroin Take A Walk In Red Lake

A police escort and an entrance by the busloads is one way to make a statement. Hundreds gathered at the Red Lake Hospital fields to put their best foot forward in a walk to fight against drugs, specifically heroin. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, there have been zero heroin deaths in Red Lake between 2000-2015, but the problem is still present on the reservation. "It is deeply rooted in our community and it affects all generations," said Red Lake Natives Against Heroin...

Public Health Emergency declared at Red Lake

From the Red Lake Tribal Council During the Regular July 11, 2017 Tribal Council Meeting, Chairman Seki addressed his concerns and frustrations with the rash of Opioid overdoses, addictions and dealings of the dangerous drugs at home here on the Red Lake Nation; the Red Lake Tribal Council responded quickly with a Motion by: Representative Smith and Second by: Representative Stately to declare a Public Health Emergency on the Red Lake Reservation as a direct result of the large scale drug...

Bemidji Pioneer: 'We're going to rise': Red Lake gathers to address opioid crisis

RED LAKE -- Some of those gathered at the Red Lake’s powwow grounds on Monday had relatives struggling with addiction; others were simply concerned citizens hoping to make their a community a better place. But all 200 people who attended the Walk Against Substance Abuse had one goal: to address the heroin epidemic that prompted Red Lake’s Tribal Council to declare a state of emergency there. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/region/4302231-were-going-rise-red-lake-gathers-address-opioid-crisis-video#....

Bemidji Pioneer: Officials confirm Beltrami County tornado on Friday

KELLIHER -- Officials confirmed Monday that a tornado touched down “several times” during a thunderstorm Friday afternoon in Beltrami County, damaging multiple structures on a farm about 10 miles west of Kelliher. According to a news release from the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office, a severe thunderstorm produced the tornado in the area of Shilo Road and Corman Road at about 3:45 p.m. Friday. A farmer working in a nearby field saw the tornado touch down, the release said. The tornado and thunderstorms in the area resulted in in several...

TORNADO AND SEVERE STORM DAMAGES IN BELTRAMI COUNTY

The National Weather Service has confirmed at least one tornado hit Beltrami County on the afternoon of July 21st, 2017 and several other storms produced thunderstorm wind damage. NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center had portions of Beltrami County in an “enhanced risk” of severe weather that afternoon. At approximately 3:30PM a severe thunderstorm tracked across east central Beltrami County, near Saum, and produced damaging thunderstorm wind and large hail. The storm produced a tornado in the area of Shilo Rd and Cormant Rd approximately 10...

Bemidji Pioneer: Officials confirm Beltrami County tornado on Friday

KELLIHER -- Officials confirmed Monday that a tornado touched down “several times” during a thunderstorm Friday afternoon in Beltrami County, damaging multiple structures on a farm about 10 miles west of Kelliher. According to a news release from the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office, a severe thunderstorm produced the tornado in the area of Shilo Road and Corman Road at about 3:45 p.m. Friday. A farmer working in a nearby field saw the tornado touch down, the release said. The tornado and thunderstorms in the area resulted in in several...

Natives Against Heroin: Walk Against Substance Abuse held in Red Lake

On Monday, July 24 2017, Natives Against Heroin: Walk Against Substance Abuse was held in Red Lake. The event, billed as "a community-wide effort focusing on the end of substance abuse for the overall health and wellness of the community in support of the Red Lake Tribal Council's efforts to help bring awareness and end substance abuse within the community," began with the line up at 1 PM at the Reservation Line and the walk starting at 2 PM from the Red Lake Hospital to the Red Lake Pow Wow...

Natives Against Heroin: Walk Against Substance Abuse held in Red Lake - Set 2

On Monday, July 24 2017, Natives Against Heroin: Walk Against Substance Abuse was held in Red Lake. The event, billed as "a community-wide effort focusing on the end of substance abuse for the overall health and wellness of the community in support of the Red Lake Tribal Council's efforts to help bring awareness and end substance abuse within the community," began with the line up at 1 PM at the Reservation Line and the walk starting at 2 PM from the Red Lake Hospital to the Red Lake Pow Wow...

Natives Against Heroin Run - P2

On Sunday, July 23, 2017, the Natives Against Heroin Run took place on the Red Lake Indian Reservation, with runners coming from the Narrors, as well as Ponemah Point, and meeting in Red Lake. On Monday, July 24, a Walk Against Substance Abuse will also take place in Red Lake, along with prayers, honor songs, speakers and a community round dance followed by a feast. Photographs by members of the...

Day 1 of the Annual Ojibwe Language and Culture Camp kicked off in Ponemah - P5

PONEMAH, MN - On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, the annual Ojibwe Language and Culture Camp was held at the Ponemah Round House. Hosted by Red Lake Chemical Health, Red Lake Economic Development and Planning, and Red Lake Head Start Immersion School, the three-day camp will feature canoeing and swimming, lacrosse, moccasin game, drum and dance, plant identification, crafts, birch bark making, leatherwork, drum stick making, traditional Anishinaabe teachings and more. It is scheduled for Tuesday,...

Human Trafficking: Information on Cases in Indian Country or that Involved Native Americans

What GAO Found In a survey GAO conducted, 27 of the 132 responding tribal law enforcement agencies (LEAs) reported initiating investigations that they considered to have involved human trafficking from 2014 to 2016. Number of Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies that Reported Initiating Investigations Involving Human Trafficking from 2014 - 2016a http://www.gao.gov...

Bemidji Pioneer: Birchmont begins: Nice weather greets golfers at 93rd Birchmont

BEMIDJI -- Near-perfect weather greeted golfers for the 93rd edition of the Birchmont Golf Tournament on Monday morning at Bemidji Town & Country Club. Consistently cool temperatures in the low-to-mid 70s greeted golfers for their qualifying rounds first thing Monday morning, and although the wind picked up and made things trickier for those with afternoon tee times, players couldn’t have asked for much better conditions. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/sports/4302385-birchmont-begins-nice-weather-greets-go...

Bemidji Pioneer: First-time winners highlight Speedway action

BEMIDJI -- Sunday’s Bemidji Speedway action featured two first-time winners, a couple of winners for the first time this summer and the Wissota Mod Fours racing for $1,000 to win, all in front of a jam packed grandstand of excited fans. Racing will resume next Sunday at 5 p.m.. with another chance for a class to race for the big money and the $1,000 grand prize. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/sports/4302380-auto-racing-first-time-winners-highl...

Leawood payday lender Scott Tucker files appeal to overturn $1.26 billion fine

Payday loan businessman Scott Tucker wants an appeals court to toss out a $1.26 billion fine against him last year from a case filed by the Federal Trade Commission that accused the Leawood resident of fraudulent lending practices. Tucker, a professional race car driver who made his fortune in short-term consumer loans, argues that the FTC reached beyond its authority in its case against him, relied on lousy evidence in determining the amount of the $1.26 billion fine and failed to prove that his company’s loans were deceptive. Read more...

McCain's return, heavy with drama for 'Obamacare' repeal

WASHINGTON — At the twilight of a storied career and battling a brain tumor, Sen. John McCain stands poised to deliver for his party and his president on the issue that's defined the GOP for the past seven years. It's a situation heavy with drama and symbolism. The 80-year-old Arizona senator will return to Washington just days after a cancer diagnosis, to cast what could be the deciding vote Tuesday to open debate on legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare." http://www.startribune.com/mccain-s-return-heavy-with-drama...

Trump asks about firing Sessions, calls his position 'weak'

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has spoken with advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, officials say, and launched a fresh Twitter tirade Tuesday against the man who was the first U.S. senator to endorse his candidacy. "Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails & DNC server) & Intel leakers!" Trump tweeted. http://www.startribune.com/ap-sources-trump-speaks-to-advisers-about-firing...

Smith, Shambaugh secure Tribal Council seats in runoff elections

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — More than 1,400 Cherokee Nation citizens cast ballots Saturday in the District 5 and District 9 Tribal Council run-off elections. Unofficial voting results from the Cherokee Nation Election Commission show E.O. Smith garnered 347 votes to Uriah Grass’ 317 votes in the District 5 race. Mike Shambaugh won the District 9 Tribal Council seat, receiving 421 votes to Clifton Hughes’ 345 votes. Smith and Shambaugh will be sworn into office with the June Tribal Council election winners Joe Byrd, Victoria Vazquez, Frankie...

Federal judge allows Trump commission's nationwide voter data request to go forward

A federal judge on Monday allowed President Trump’s voting commission to go forward with seeking voter data from 50 states and the District, ruling that the White House advisory panel is exempt from federal privacy review requirements, whatever additional risk it might pose to Americans’ information. The ruling averted a public setback for a president who has claimed that widespread fraud cost him the popular vote in November. The commission’s request for the voting information of more than 150 million registered voters remains...

Minnesota Congressman backs bill authorizing interim storage of nuclear waste at Nevada's Yucca Mountain

RED WING, Minn. — A bill that would accelerate the construction of a federal nuclear repository at a former nuclear testing site in Nevada experienced its first victory after passing a U.S. House Energy and Commerce subcommittee last weekend. The partner bill in the U.S. Senate, however, excluded funding for the project's completion. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/government/4302032-minnesota-congressman-backs-bill-authorizing-interim-s...

Eastern Pequots elect four to tribal council

North Stonington — Members of the Eastern Pequot Tribe elected four new members to the tribal council Saturday, while three councilors’ terms came to an end. The council now has 12 members, Katherine Sebastian Dring, the council’s chairwoman, who was not up for re-election, said Monday. http://www.theday.com/local/20170724/eastern-pequots-elect-fo...

Anna C Gibbs "Waasabiikwe"

Anna C Gibbs "Waasabiikwe" December 17, 1944 ~ July 24, 2017 (age 72) Anna C. Gibbs, whose Indian name was Waasabiikwe (Moonlight Shining on the Water Woman), passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017, at the age of 72, after a tough battle with liver cancer. Gibbs was one of the Red Lake Reservation's most impactful spiritual leaders. She ran the medicine dance in her home community of Ponemah, officiated at countless wakes and funerals all over Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Ontario, gave ...

Baby Mason Jay Budreau

Baby Mason Jay Budreau July 19, 2017 ~ July 19, 2017 Baby Mason Jay Budreau, 28 weeks gestation, was born into the hands of the Creator on July 19, 2017 at the Sanford Hospital in Bemidji, Minnesota. He is the son of Kylie Lindgren and Chad Budreau. We thought of you with love today, but that's nothing new, we thought about you yesterday, and days before that too. We think of you in silence, we often speak your name. All we have are memories and your picture in our minds. We know you can feel...

What part of police shootings are the chief's fault?

Attention to the police shootings of recent years has finally found a scapegoat in Janeé Harteau. Her resignation as Minneapolis police chief on Friday at Mayor Betsy Hodges’ behest signals one of two things: an attempt at changing the culture of the Minneapolis Police Department to a more restrained response, or a political move swiftly and deftly dealt by the mayor in an attempt to eke out a win in a re-election campaign that is looking bleaker by the day. http://www.startribune.com/what-part-of-police-shootings-are-the...

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