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Operation Round Up® awards $26,142 to local programs

Bemidji, Minn. -The Beltrami Electric Cooperative Trust Board for Operation Round Up® met recently and awarded 21 grants to area nonprofit and community organizations totaling $26,142. Operation Round Up® is a charitable program unique to electric cooperatives and is designed to give members a means of working together to use their small change to make a big impact in their local communities. The Trust Board for Operation Round Up® meets quarterly to review applications for grants...

Buddy Bench Ceremony held at Red Lake Elementary School

National Elementary Honor Society students at Red Lake Elementary accomplish their goal to purchase a Buddy Bench for their playground. Throughout the school year the students had conducted bake sales and sold kindness gram(s) to raise funds. On April 24 a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating their commitment took place. A Buddy Bench is a simple idea to eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground. Let's spread the message of inclusion and...

THREE INDIVIDUALS SENTENCED FOR LARGE-SCALE HEROIN DISTRIBUTION CONSPIRACY

Acting United States Attorney Gregory G. Brooker announced the sentencing of RAYMOND K. WALKER, 30, the leader of a large-scale heroin distribution operation, and co-defendants LUIS MANUEL MARTINEZ, 30, and MIRANDA JO MORRISON, 26. The defendants, who were indicted on February 1, 2016, all pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin. According to the defendants' guilty pleas and documents filed in court, WALKER, who was the leader, manager and organizer of the conspiracy,...

Groundbreaking and Blessing Ceremony held at new Red Lake Community Center site - P4

RED LAKE - A Groundbreaking and Blessing Ceremony was held at new Red Lake Community Center site, located east of the Red Lake Pow Wow Grounds. About fifty people took part in the ceremony and groundbreaking, including Red Lake Tribal Chairman Darrell Seki Sr., Red Lake Representtives Roman Stately and Bob Smith, Ponemah Representatives Glenda Martin and Gary Nelson, Hereditary Chief Greetings Spears, Economic Director Sam Strong, Red Lake Community Coordinators and other local community...

Red Lake Chairman Darrell G. Seki, Sr. presents State of the Band Address - P17

On Friday, March 31, 2017, Red Lake Chairman Darrell G. Seki, Sr. presented the State of the Band Address to a packed Red Lake Casino Convention Center. The following is a transcript and notes on his presentation. State of the Band Address Darrell G. Seki, Sr., Chairman, Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians Testimony by Chairman Seki in Washington DC The United States and its agencies have a trust responsibility to the Red Lake Nation, which must be honored regardless of political dispute over...

PSA Region 2 Arts Council April 29 Arts Expo

Region 2 Arts Council invites arts appreciators, artists, craftspeople, organizations, teachers and school administrators, city planners, town and city officials, and the general public to the first ever Region 2 Arts Council Arts Expo on Saturday April 29, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at 303 Railroad Street in the Rail River Folk School building in Bemidji. Resource tables, presentations, arts demonstrations and an exhibition showcasing the work of the area’s finest bead workers, painters, photographers, quill workers, and quilt makers are...

Tribal members, SD dance family among 15 charged in dealing in eagle, migratory bird trafficking

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A confidential informant purchased thousands of dollars worth of protected eagle parts, as well those from other migratory birds in danger, mostly from a group of three tribal members and also a Rapid City family in a two-year undercover operation that spread across four states, the U.S. attorney for South Dakota announced Monday, April 24. Dubbed Project Dakota Flyer, the informant with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made the purchases starting in 2014 and lasting into 2016 involving 15 people in South Dakota,...

Bemidji Pioneer: Jury finds man guilty of sex assault

BEMIDJI -- A man accused of sexually assaulting a woman while she slept in her Bemidji apartment was found guilty of third-degree criminal sexual conduct Thursday. Michael John Wind, 33, was arrested on Dec. 23 and pleaded not guilty to the charge Feb. 13. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/local/4232779-jury-finds-ma...

Immigrant crime victims in Minnesota find wide disparities in special visa program

Todd Axtell had just taken over as St. Paul police chief last summer when immigrant advocates pressed him on a longtime grievance: The department has refused to back most applications for special visas that allow crime victims who help police to stay in the country. The advocates wanted to know: Why can’t St. Paul’s department act more like Minneapolis police? http://www.startribune.com/immigrant-crime-victims-in-minnesota-find-wide-disparities-in-special-vis...

Arkansas executes 2 inmates on the same gurney, hours apart

VARNER, Ark. — Two inmates received lethal injections on the same gurney Monday night about three hours apart as Arkansas completed the nation's first double execution since 2000, just days after the state ended a nearly 12-year hiatus on administering capital punishment. While the first inmate, Jack Jones, 52, was executed on schedule, shortly after 7 p.m., attorneys for the second, Marcel Williams, 46, convinced a federal judge minutes later to briefly delay his execution over concerns about how the earlier one was carried out. They...

The FBI's First Big Case: The Osage Murders

In the early 1920s, dozens of members of the Osage tribe—instantly wealthy after the discovery of oil on their reservation—were systematically killed in one of the most shocking murder conspiracies in American history. In his new book, “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI,” best-selling author David Grann chronicles how greed, oil and prejudice resulted in a sinister plot and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s first major homicide case. http://www.history.com/news/the-fbis-firs...

Red Lake Warriors drop home opener to Blackduck - P8

On Thursday, April 13, 2017 the Red Lake Warriors hosted the Blackduck Drakes in their first game of the season. The Drakes had a couple of big innings that Red Lake just couldn't come back on. Red Lake will travel to Pine River Backus on Tuesday, April 18th, host Lake of the Woods on Monday April 24th, and travel to Blackduck on Tuesday, April...

Lady Warriors drop first softball game of season with 14-1 loss to Walker-Hackensack-Akley - P10

The Red Lake Lady Warriors dropped their first softball game of season with a 14-1 loss to Walker-Hackensack-Akley on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 in Red Lake. Red Lake will travel to Laporte on Thursday, April 13, Nevis on Tuesday, April 18 and be back at home against Blackduck on Tuesday, April 25,...

Red Lake stumbles in 93-46 loss to Minneapolis North in opening round of Class A State Tournament - P22

Class 1A Boys Quarterfinals Minneapolis North 83, Red Lake 46: Defending MSHSL Class A champion #1 Minneapolis North Community (30-2) advances to the state semifinals with a 93-46 win over Red Lake (25-5) on Thursday at Williams Arena on the campus of the University of Minnesota. The Polars, competing in the state tournament for the 21st time in program history, are seeking a seventh state title. They'll face the #5 Springfield / #4 Nevis winner in the semifinals on Friday at noon at Target...

Red Lake stumbles in 93-46 loss to Minneapolis North in opening round of Class A State Tournament - Set 2 - P22

Class 1A Boys Quarterfinals Minneapolis North 83, Red Lake 46: Defending MSHSL Class A champion #1 Minneapolis North Community (30-2) advances to the state semifinals with a 93-46 win over Red Lake (25-5) on Thursday at Williams Arena on the campus of the University of Minnesota. The Polars, competing in the state tournament for the 21st time in program history, are seeking a seventh state title. They'll face the #5 Springfield / #4 Nevis winner in the semifinals on Friday at noon at Target...

Red Lake Warriors win 4th Consecutive Section 8A Championship with 71-60 win over Stephen-Argyle - P26

Section 8A Championship – Red Lake 71 vs. Stephen-Argyle 60 The Red Lake Warriors overcame a 33-29 halftime to defeat the Stephen-Argyle Storm and win their fourth consecutive Section 8A championship. The Warriors outscored the Storm 42-27 in the second half thanks in large part to a 16-3 run that Red Lake put together. Kendall Whitefeather came off the Red Lake bench to lead all scorers in the game with 23 points. Rob McClain added 16 points as the Warriors picked up their eleventh win in...

Red Lake Warriors win 4th Consecutive Section 8A Championship with 71-60 win over Stephen-Argyle - Set 2 - P26

Section 8A Championship – Red Lake 71 vs. Stephen-Argyle 60 The Red Lake Warriors overcame a 33-29 halftime to defeat the Stephen-Argyle Storm and win their fourth consecutive Section 8A championship. The Warriors outscored the Storm 42-27 in the second half thanks in large part to a 16-3 run that Red Lake put together. Kendall Whitefeather came off the Red Lake bench to lead all scorers in the game with 23 points. Rob McClain added 16 points as the Warriors picked up their eleventh win in...

Lady Warriors hit slump in 71-41 loss to Cromwell-Wright - P26

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - #3 Cromwell-Wright (26-4) converted 13 three-pointers to snap Red Lake's (24-3) 15-game winning streak 71-41 in the Class A quarterfinals at Mariucci Arena on the campus of the University of Minnesota. Cromwell-Wright made 9-of-16 three-pointers before the break and defended the arc well, holding the Warriors to 0-7 three-point shooting to mount a 46-15 lead at the half. The Cardinals were led by Chelsea Swatek with 23 points and nine rebounds as she delivered 4-9 from...

Red Lake Warriors 4-Peat East Sub-Section 8A Championship with 80-63 win over Cass Lake - P28

Section 8A East Championship – #2 Cass Lake/Bena 63 vs. #1 Red Lake 80 The Red Lake Warriors and Cass Lake-Bena Panthers met for the fourth time this season when the two teams played for the East Sub-Section 8A Championship Tuesday night in Thief River Falls. Of the the four meetings this season, Tuesday's game was by far the closest but ended with the same result as the Warriors held off the Panthers to claim the Sub-Section title. With the game tied at 57-57 with 7:10 remaining in the game, ...

Lady Warriors make history by winning Section 8A title with 67-52 win over Sacred Heart - P30

Section 8A Championship – Red Lake 67 vs. Sacred Heart 52 The Red Lake Girls basketball team was hoping to make history Friday night by winning their first ever Section 8A championship. The Lady Warriors made their dream of going to the State Tournament come true by defeating the defending Section 8A champion East Grand Forks Sacred Heart Eagles in Thief River Falls. Red Lake jumped out to a 7-0 lead and set the tempo to the game early. Sacred Heart would come back and take their first lead...

Lady Warriors make history by winning Section 8A title with 67-52 win over Sacred Heart - Set 2 - P30

Section 8A Championship– Red Lake 67 vs. Sacred Heart 52 The Red Lake Girls basketball team was hoping to make history Friday night by winning their first ever Section 8A championship. The Lady Warriors made their dream of going to the State Tournament come true by defeating the defending Section 8A champion East Grand Forks Sacred Heart Eagles in Thief River Falls. Red Lake jumped out to a 7-0 lead and set the tempo to the game early. Sacred Heart would come back and take their first lead of ...

The world's biggest polluter still thinks climate change is a problem

President Donald Trump may have little interest in climate change. But in China, the government, and increasingly the public, see it as a real danger. Climate change is considered responsible for rising sea levels that threaten coastal cities as well as for aggravating droughts in the north, floods in the south and, as it now turns out, the omnipresent smog. http://www.startribune.com/the-world-s-biggest-polluter-still-thinks-climate-change-is-...

A Fight Between Native American Lenders And The Government Could Reach The Supreme Court

High interest lenders owned by Native American tribes could take their dispute with the federal government to the Supreme Court, in a case that would pit tribal sovereignty against consumer protection laws. From their offices in Native American lands, the online lenders offer small loans at sky-high interest rates to people across the country. A $500 loan advertised by online lender Great Plains, owned by the Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians in Oklahoma, comes with an additional $686.66 in interest and fees to be paid back, on top of the $500...

Bemidji Pioneer: Lawmakers advance two anti-abortion bills, but Dayton says he'll veto them

ST. PAUL—In 2011 and 2012, Republican lawmakers passed bills to require abortion providers be licensed and to block state health programs such as Medicaid from paying for abortion. And Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed them both. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/4256207-lawmakers-advance-two-anti-abortion-bills-dayton...

Minnesota House backs ban on state dollars for abortion

The Minnesota House on Monday voted to ban state dollars from covering the cost of abortions for low-income women on public medical programs, looking to make gains at a time when abortion opponents nationwide are feeling emboldened. The prohibition on state funding, and a separate measure to require state licensing for abortion clinics, both sparked intense debate among House lawmakers, and both passed largely on the strength of Republican votes. But they are unlikely to become law, with DFL Gov. Mark Dayton almost certain to veto both...

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges says she was victim of childhood sex abuse

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges said Monday she is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, and that she is breaking her silence so that other abuse survivors know they are not alone. “I was abused by adults unrelated to me for many years, starting when I was eight years old,” Hodges wrote on Facebook. “My family did not know. I believed — was threatened into believing — that the slightest indication that anything was amiss would jeopardize the safety of everyone and everything I loved. No one knew until I told them early in my sobriety...

Trump to sign orders on oil drilling, national monuments

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will sign executive orders this week aimed at expanding offshore oil drilling and reviewing national monument designations made by his predecessors, continuing the Republican's assault on Democratic President Barack Obama's environmental legacy. The orders could expand oil drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans and upend public lands protections put in place in Utah, Maine and other states. The Antiquities Act of 1906 authorizes the president to declare federal lands of historic or scientific value to...

Trump backs away from demand for border wall money

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump stepped back Monday from demanding a down payment for his border wall in must-past spending legislation, potentially removing a major obstacle to a bipartisan deal just days ahead of a government shutdown deadline. Trump told a gathering of around 20 conservative media reporters Monday evening that he would be willing to return to the wall funding issue in September, according to two people who were in the room. They spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the get-together, which was not originally...

Senate Bill amending Lake Co. criminal jurisdiction moves forward

The Montana House of Representatives gave final approval for Senate Bill 310, which amends an existing statute concerning criminal jurisdiction between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and Lake County. Monday’s final reading of SB 310 passed 53 to 47. It now heads to Governor Steve Bullock's desk for his signature. http://www.kpax.com/story/35232842/senate-bill-amending-lake-co-criminal-jurisd...

Saskatchewan First Nation band councillor gets one year for drug trafficking

A band councillor and former chief of the Key First Nation in Saskatchewan has been sentenced to one year in jail on drug and weapon charges. Clarence Papequash pleaded guilty in March to possession of codeine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of ammunition while prohibited. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/papequash-...

Joseph Leroy Lufkins Jr.

Joseph Leroy Lufkins Jr. March 5, 1938 - Monday, April 17, 2017 Joseph Leroy Lufkins Jr., age 79, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and formerly of Sisseton, South Dakota Journeyed to the Spirit World on Monday, April 17, 2017 at his residence surrounded by family. He was born on March 5, 1938 in Sisseton, South Dakota the son of Joseph Lufkins and Ellen Harris. Joseph was a member of The Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate and was formerly employed as a construction worker. He was an elder of the tribe and a...

John George "Moose" White

John George "Moose" White August 21, 1941 ~ April 21, 2017 (age 75) John George "Moose" White, age 75, of Boy River, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017 at Sanford Hospital, Fargo, ND. He was born in Cass Lake on August 21, 1941 to Joseph and Julia (Bungo) White. John attended high school in Boy River and once he graduated moved to the cities to attend trade school for sheet metal. John played basketball all through high school. He was an excellent basketball player. As he grew older he wasn't...

Regular School Board Meeting - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Regular School Board Meeting - Wednesday, April 26, 2017 2 PM - Ponemah...

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