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MnDOT advises caution over July 4th

National Council on Fireworks Safety Encourages Safe and Fun Fourth of July Celebrations

Washington, D.C. - June 23, 2016 – The number of Americans planning to use backyard fireworks this Fourth of July is expected to hit an all-time high. In preparation for holiday celebrations, The National Council on Fireworks Safety (NCFS) encourages consumers to review all safety tips before purchasing and using fireworks. "Every year, safety is our first priority as families begin to plan their Fourth of July festivities. While fireworks are the most iconic and festive way to celebrate our...

MnDOT advises caution over July 4th

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Department of Transportation urges motorists to use extra caution while driving through highway work zones during the July Fourth holiday. "We shut down most projects over the Fourth of July holiday, but there are still many work zones around the state that will affect travel," said Commissioner Charlie Zelle. "We ask drivers to pay attention in work zones, plan ahead and perhaps consider alternate routes. Check www.511mn.org to get advance information about road ...

Mille Lacs tribe, county at odds over law enforcement deal and boundaries

The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe is denouncing a decision from Mille Lacs County officials last week to end a cooperative law enforcement agreement with the band. The county says it revoked the agreement due to a dispute over state law. But what's really at the heart of the disagreement is a long-running dispute over the band's reservation boundaries. The unanimous decision ends about 25 years of cooperation between the band's police department and the county sheriff's office. http://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/30/mille-lacs-...

Peace & Dignity Journey Runners run through Red Lake - P5

RED LAKE, MN - The Peace & Dignity Journey Runners ran through the Red Lake Indian Reservation on Sunday, June 26, 2016, stopping in the Little Rock Community where they were treated with a blessing and a meal. This group is on a 6,000 mile journey from Alaska to Panama to promote saving the earth for future generations. The Peace and Dignity Journeys, which began in 1992, are ceremonial runs conducted every four years to connect indigenous communities, according to the website for the...

Red Lake Fireworks hosts 2nd Annual Display Show - P6

Red Lake Fireworks hosted the 2nd Annual Display Show at the High School softball fields area in Red Lake on Thursday, June 23, 2016. Hundreds showed up for the live demo, which featured products Red Lake FIreworks offered in their store, from brands like Windmill, World Class Fireworks, Boomer, and Pyro Junkie for the buyers viewing pleasure. Red Lake Fireworks says they are serving the Red Lake area with the most entertaining Fireworks in the Midwest. The purchase and off-reservation...

Customer Appreciation Day at Red Lake Trading Post - P15

On Friday, June 10, 2016 the Red Lake Trading Post held their Annual Customer Appreciation Day in the field by the Red Lake Trading Post. There were games and numerous activities for everyone, along with lunch and door prizes. The Ponemah Market held their Customer Appreciation Day on Thursday, June 9, 2016 in Ponemah with similar activities and fun for...

Red Lake High School Graduation 2016; Set Two - P24

Red Lake High School Graduation 2016 held at 1 PM on Saturday, May 28,...

Red Lake Elementary School Pow Wow 2016 - P25

The Red Lake Elementary School Pow Wow 2016 was held on Thursday, May 26, 2016. The new Red Lake Elementary School Princess was AveriAuna Schoenborn and Elvis...

2016 Ponemah School Pow Wow held on Friday - P29

The Ponemah School held their annual pow wow on Friday, May 20, 2016. Red Lake Tribal Chairman Darrell Seki Sr. was this year's Master of Ceremonies and there was an excellent...

Red Lake Nation College Special Recognition Ceremony held for Class of 2016 - P31

RED LAKE - Last week, twenty-three Red Lake Nation College students graduated in a ceremony held at Leech Lake Tribal College, but on Thursday, May 19, 2016, a Special Recognition Ceremony was held outside on the campus with Red Lake in the background. The ceremony began with an introduction by Mistress of Ceremonies Lorena Cook, RLNC Board Chairwoman, followed by the Grand March accompanied by the Red Lake Nation College Drum Group. Eugene Stillday, Spiritual Advisor for RLNC, gave the opening ...

Beyond the Tournament And The Hoops

MARICOPA, ARIZONA— Native American Basketball Invitational (NABI) marks its 14th annual tournament in Arizona. This year the tournament is being held in the town of Maricopa from June 26 – July 1, 2016. 112 teams of both boys and girls from across Indian Country are competing to play in the championship game that will be held at the Talking Stick Arena in Phoenix, Arizona on July 2. http://nativenewsonline.net/currents/beyo...

Youth Co-Ed Softball Action in Redby - P9

Youth Co-Ed Softball teams played on Monday, June 20, 2016 at the Art Thunder Memorial Ball Park and the Green Lake Ball Park, both in Redby. Six teams are in this Monday Night...

Nuts to that; Hershey rejects kiss from chocolate competitor

NEW YORK — Hershey says its board has unanimously rejected a takeover offer from Oreo maker Mondelez and that the offer provided "no basis for further discussion." The chocolate maker confirmed that it received the preliminary offer from Mondelez International to be taken over for a mix of cash and stock totaling $107 for each share of Hershey common stock. That would value the deal at roughly $22.3 billion, according to FactSet. http://www.startribune.com/hershey-stock-soars-after-report-of-mondelez-tak...

Legislators look at lowering hunting age in Minnesota

Some Minnesota legislators want to lower the age that children can use a firearm to go hunting from 12 to 11 years old. The measure would allow 11-year-olds to get firearm safety certificates after completing a class. Currently, 11-year-olds can take the safety course, but their certificate is not valid until they turn 12. “I certainly went out hunting younger than 11 and I took my daughter out pheasant hunting when she was about 8,” said Rep. Bob Gunther, R-Fairmont, a sponsor of the measure. “I just think ‘When is it not a good time...

Five tribes donate over $500K for Democratic party's convention

Five tribes -- including three from California -- have donated more than $500,000 for the upcoming Democratic National Convention. The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians from California, the Gila River Indian Community of Arizona, the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians in California, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota and the Table Mountain Rancheria of California each gave $100,200 for the event next month, according to a filing a document filed with the Federal Election Commission. The donations, all of which were made...

Marijuana beat: Tribal policy change, big bust on west side

MISSION, Ore. – The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Board of Trustees is continuing an earlier decision to keep marijuana an illegal substance on the reservation, but they have changed the tribal hiring policy. “It’s still a Level 1 drug under federal law,” Director of Communications Chuck Sams said. “The tribes will continue that. They have not legalized an ounce or less at all. They’re still going to look at some of that as things are playing out across the state.” While the overall policy stays the...

Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls resolution to be introduced in Congress

BILLINGS - U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-MT) and Jon Tester (D-MT) and U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke (R-MT) have introduced a resolution to designate May 5, 2017 as National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls. The resolution was drafted in memory of the birthday of Hanna Harris, a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe who was murdered in July 2013. It also comes on the same day that RoyLynn Rideshorse, who was beaten and burned in April and left to die in a field, passed away. http://www.ktvq.c...

Jewell Says Tribes Must Continue Progress After Obama Leaves

The Obama administration has made great progress on issues important to Native Americans, and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Wednesday encouraged tribes to keep the pressure on Washington, D.C., after a new president is sworn in next year. Jewell spoke at a conference of the National Congress of American Indians, where she urged tribal leaders to make sure their voices are heard. "We have done a lot, but we have a lot to do," Jewell said. "We need to prepare the next lesson plans for the administration that will take over."...

Tribal Sovereignty Is Hot Topic At Gathering Of Native American Leaders In Spokane

There’s been a lot of political buzz this week at the mid-year conference of the National Congress of American Indians in Spokane. Tribal leaders say the next President must understand the importance of tribal sovereignty. Tribal members can vote, but the National Congress of American Indians is non-partisan. That's why NCAI President Brian Cladoosby says issues are more important than personalities. “It is up to us to educate Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on the positions that tribes are taking and to show not only what we hope them...

Red Lake Independence Day Pow Wow 2016

Red Lake Independence Day Pow Wow 2016 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WJhU_warH0E07X7S57pd9NUH2Rs...

PUBLIC AREA CLEANING (4pm-12am Shift) - Seven Clans Casinos –Thief River Falls

**EXTERNAL POSITION OPENINGS** PUBLIC AREA CLEANING (4pm-12am Shift) RATE OF PAY: Depending upon experience LOCATION: Seven Clans Casinos –Thief River Falls, MN OPENS: June 27, 2016 CLOSES: July 11, 2016 SCOPE OF POSITION Under the general supervision of the Public Area Supervisor is responsible for assigned swing shift of Seven Clans Casino/TRF. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Assists with overall cleaning of building providing a safe and sanitary environment for guests and associates....

BLACKJACK DEALER - Seven Clans Casinos, Thief River Falls

** EXTERNAL POSITION OPENINGS ** BLACKJACK DEALER RATE OF PAY: Depending upon experience LOCATION: Seven Clans Casinos, Thief River Falls, MN OPENS: June 27, 2016 CLOSES: July 11, 2016 POSITION OBJECTIVES: Under the direct supervision of the Table Games Supervisor is responsible for protecting and dealing the assigned Blackjack game for Seven Clans Casino. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Responsible for prompt, courteous and accurate dealing of assigned game in accordance with Seven Clans...

SECURITY GUARD (4pm-12am Shift) - Seven Clans Casinos – Thief River Falls

** EXTERNAL POSITION OPENING ** SECURITY GUARD (4pm-12am Shift) RATE OF PAY: Depending upon experience LOCATION: Seven Clans Casinos – Thief River Falls, MN OPENS: June 27, 2016 CLOSES: July 11, 2016 POSITION OBJECTIVES: Under the general supervision of the Security Manager/Supervisor is responsible for assigned shift to protect the assets for Seven Clans Casinos. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Assists with conducting investigations involving employees and customers. • Responsible to...

MALT SHOP MANAGER - Seven Clans Casinos –Thief River Falls

**EXTERNAL POSITION OPENING** MALT SHOP MANAGER RATE OF PAY: Depending upon experience LOCATION: Seven Clans Casinos –Thief River Falls, MN OPENS: June 27, 2016 CLOSES: July 27, 2016 POSITION OBJECTIVES: Under the general supervision of the Restaurant Manager is responsible to oversee Malt Shop/Snack Bar kitchen operations for Seven Clans Casinos. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Responsible to ensure smooth operations exists in assigned area, including: staffing, inventory, profitability,...

MARKETING MANAGER - Seven Clans Casinos – Thief River Falls

** EXTERNAL POSITION OPENING ** MARKETING MANAGER RATE OF PAY: Depending upon experience LOCATION: Seven Clans Casinos – Thief River Falls, MN OPENS: June 27, 2016 CLOSES: July 27, 2016 POSITION OBJECTIVES: Under the general supervision of the General Manager is responsible to assist with overseeing marketing functions for Seven Clans Casinos. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Assists in the establishment of marketing goals to ensure market share is gained and maintained to increase...

Why I drive to Wisconsin to buy the really good fireworks every summer

Independence Day, 1987. My dad had some fireworks stashed in a greasy brown paper bag in the garage. I’d known about them for weeks and begged him to set a few off. He was hesitant because, well, I was 4 years old. Putting me near baby dynamite probably was a bad idea. But I was a pest about it and he gave in. I remember he walked me to the far side of our small yard, parking me by the birch. “Sit right here and don’t move,” he told me. As he slowly walked to the other side of the yard to prep the pyrotechnics in the driveway, I...

Don't let politics get in the way of our children's education

Congratulations to Debra Boyd (460 votes) and Sandra K. Dillon (457 votes) for a successful election to the Todd County School Board (TCSB). These ladies have many years of experience. Both have worked in the school system serving our students as professional educators. They also bring their expertise as mothers and grandmothers to their positions. There were 5 other candidates who ran for 2 open positions on the TCSB. Candidate Linda Bordeaux received 427 votes, only 30 less votes than school board member elect Sandra K. Dillon. Obviously,...

 
 
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