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White Earth police start wearing body cameras

WHITE EARTH -- The White Earth Police Department said they have started wearing body cameras, recording interactions between themselves and citizens. In a release, the department said they started wearing the cameras in February, and that the 3-inch long, 2-inch wide cameras are worn near or at the center of the chest on the outermost layer of clothing. Plainclothes officers will have other options, the release said. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/region/4225871-white-earth-police-start-...

MDA boosts food and beverage start-ups at natural/organic trade show

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will host 19 of Minnesota’s innovative food and beverage companies at this year’s Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim, California. The Agricultural Growth, Research, and Innovation (AGRI) New Markets Program coordinates Minnesota Pavilions that provide discounted booth space to Minnesota food companies at industry trade shows across the United States and internationally. In the past year, nearly 60 companies participated in trade shows through the MDA’s AGRI...

Multiple tips come in, but teen remains missing

BEMIDJI -- Despite community searches and investigation by local law enforcement, a 13-year-old International Falls boy remained missing as of Monday evening. Gary Tilander was last seen at about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, on the 600 block of Mississippi Avenue in Bemidji. Tilander’s cousin, Brittany Reuter, said he was staying at a foster home through Evergreen Youth and Family Services. Evergreen’s youth crisis shelter is located in the area. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/local/4225867-multiple-tips-come-...

Friend: Lawyer who killed St. Paul jogger found to have brain tumors

ST. PAUL — The driver jailed in a crash that killed a jogger last week in St. Paul has since been hospitalized and found to have brain tumors, according to a friend. A drug-recognition officer at the scene wrote in a search warrant that Peter Holmes Berge, 60, appeared "to be under the influence of one or more substances and is unsafe to drive a motor vehicle." http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/4225897-friend-lawyer-who-killed-st-paul-jogger-fou...

Officer charged in Twin Cities traffic stop shooting pleads not guilty to manslaughter

ST. PAUL -- The St. Anthony police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during a July traffic stop that included a live video stream entered a not guilty plea Monday morning, Feb. 27. Ramsey County District Judge William Leary III asked Jeronimo Yanez how he wished to plead to the second-degree manslaughter charge and two felony counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/4225656-officer-charged-twin-cities-traffic-stop-shooting-pleads-not...

After murder-suicide, Minn. man faces child neglect, obstruction charges

LITCHFIELD, Minn. — A Grove City man is facing five charges, including child neglect and obstruction, for behavior before and after the murder-suicide deaths of his children nearly one year ago. Meeker County authorities say Thomas Jon Cunningham, 52, removed 8 pounds of marijuana, plus marijuana plants and paraphernalia from the home before calling 911. They were discovered the next day, dumped behind the property. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/4225759-after-murder-suicide-minn-man-faces-child-neglect...

Kansas man curt as he faces charges over Indian engineer's murder

OLATHE, Kan.—A white U.S. Navy veteran charged with murdering an Indian software engineer at a Kansas bar gazed at a camera from jail and gave curt answers to a judge by video during his initial court appearance on Monday over the shooting, which federal authorities are probing as a possible hate crime. Adam Purinton, 51, is accused of killing Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, and wounding Alok Madasani, also 32, as well as an American who tried to intervene during Wednesday evening's incident at Austins Bar and Grill in Olathe, a Kansas City...

Minnesota police sergeant loses job, put on probation for sex with 17-year-old

ELY, Minn.—A former Ely police sergeant will serve two years of supervised probation and must register as a predatory offender after admitting that he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl. Jason Allen Carlson, 38, was sentenced Monday in State District Court in Virginia after pleading guilty last month to a gross misdemeanor count of misconduct of a public officer. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/4225925-minnesota-police-sergeant-loses-job-put-proba...

Minnesota moose herd stable but still down

ST. PAUL—Minnesota's troubled moose population remains in the dumps, with only about 3,710 animals according to the annual winter survey by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and tribal resource agencies. The DNR on Monday released the results from the helicopter survey of random sects of the moose range in the state — namely St. Louis, Lake and Cook counties — showing the population has remained relatively stable since 2012. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/4226042-minnesota-moose-he...

Catch and release returning to Mille Lacs for open water season

ISLE, Minn.—Despite the highest winter walleye catch rate ever observed on Mille Lacs Lake, a decision was made to go with catch and release walleye fishing there for the upcoming open water season. "It will be catch and release in some format," according to Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Central Region fisheries manager Brad Parsons.. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/4225912-catch-and-release-returning-mille-la...

Watermark Art Center names Native American gallery

BEMIDJI -- The Watermark Art Center announced Monday it has named its new Native American art gallery. The Miikanan Gallery will open in the fall when current renovations to the art center, located in the former Lakeside Lueken's grocery store along Bemidji Avenue downtown, are completed. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/local/4225873-watermark-art-center-names-nat...

Warriors move to 20-4 with 85-59 win over Walker-Hackensack-Akley - P2

RED LAKE – In the Warriors' last home game of the regular season, and the last home game for some seniors, Red Lake put on a show for fans on Friday, February 24, 2017. It was also Parent and Fan Appreciation Night, along with entertainment provided by the Red Lake High School Band and the Ponemah Drum and Dance Troupe. Walker-Hackensack-Akley started off fast in the beginning, running up a 13-2 lead over Red Lake. But that didn't last long, as the Warriors took the lead with 8 minutes left...

Warriors move to 20-4 with 85-59 win over Walker-Hackensack-Akley - Set 2 - P2

RED LAKE – In the Warriors' last home game of the regular season, and the last home game for some seniors, Red Lake put on a show for fans on Friday, February 24, 2017. It was also Parent and Fan Appreciation Night, along with entertainment provided by the Red Lake High School Band and the Ponemah Drum and Dance Troupe. Walker-Hackensack-Akley started off fast in the beginning, running up a 13-2 lead over Red Lake. But that didn't last long, as the Warriors took the lead with 8 minutes left...

Lady Warriors roll over Blackduck 85-34 in last regular season home game - P8

RED LAKE - On Thursday, February 15, the Red Lake Lady Warriors hosted the Blackduck Drakes. It was also Red Lake's last regular home game of their season, along with Parent Appreciation Night and Grace White being honored by General Mills by being placed on one of their boxes. After the Junior Varsity won their game 65-38, Parent Appreciation was held prior to the start of the varsity game. There, roses were presented to parents or guardians, they were given an honor song by the school drum...

Warriors take down Pine River 88-58 in Red Lake; now 19-3 on season - P12

RED LAKE - Pine River came to town and it was a fairly close game in the first half, with the Warriors leading 38-26. Rob McClain's shot right at the buzzer from half court was denied, although video footage showed the ball left his hand just before the buzzer went off. But that 3 points didn't really matter, as the Warriors came out stronger in the second half to win by 30 points, 88-58. Jamie Cook led all scorers with 34 points, 17 points in each half, Rob McClain, William Morrison and...

Lady Warriors top a hundred in 108-14 win over Fond du Lac - P22

RED LAKE - The Lady Warriors dominated in their victory over the Fond du Lac Ojibwe on Saturday, January 28, 2017, as they went to 16-2 on the year. Red Lake scored first and didn't look back, racking up a 68-7 halftime lead, on to victory 108-14. The Lady Warriors defense held Fond du Lac to just 7 points in each half. Grace White led all scorers with 29, 21 points in the first half, Alexis Desjarlait nailed 23, 17 of her points in the first half, Danielle Seki hit for 15, Angel McClain and...

Red Lake Warriors back on track with 105-47 win over Blackduck - P22

RED LAKE - After two losses in a row at home, the Red Lake Warriors continued in their winning ways on Friday, January 27, 2017, by taking a 67-22 half time lead, on to the 105-47 victory. Red Lake moved to 15-3 on the season. Rob Beaulieu led all scorers with 26 points, 21 of them in the first half, Jamie Cook hit for 19, Rob McClain Jr. added 15, William Morrison and Frankie Papsadora each scored 8, Dave Dudley and Justin Barrett both netted 7 and Anthony Beaulueu put in 5. Ike Volt had 19...

Red Lake Warriors back on track with 105-47 win over Blackduck - Set 2 - P2

RED LAKE - After two losses in a row at home, the Red Lake Warriors continued in their winning ways on Friday, January 27, 2017, by taking a 67-22 half time lead, on to the 105-47 victory. Red Lake moved to 15-3 on the season. Rob Beaulieu led all scorers with 26 points, 21 of them in the first half, Jamie Cook hit for 19, Rob McClain Jr. added 15, William Morrison and Frankie Papsadora each scored 8, Dave Dudley and Justin Barrett both netted 7 and Anthony Beaulueu put in 5. Ike Volt had 19...

Half-c7urt shot at the buzzer gives 4A Robbinsdale Cooper 71-70 win over 1A Red Lake Warriors - P26

RED LAKE-With a little over 3-seconds remaining on the clock and the Red Lake Warriors leading 70-68, a half-court shot just before the buzzer gave 4A Robbinsdale Cooper an almost unbelievable victory on Saturday afternoon at Red Lake High School. Heartbreaking is the word many Red Lake fans witnessed as the shot went up from half-court just before the buzzer, and went in for the 3-points needed for Cooper to win. Nathan Hill, No. 22, was Robbinsdale Cooper's hero, his only 3-points hit in the...

Lady Warriors dominate in 81-25 win over the Nevis Tigers - P27

RED LAKE-The Red Lake Lady Warriors hosted Nevis on Friday, January 20, 2017, taking a 55-12 half time lead, on to an 81-25 victory. Grace White led all scorers with 27 points for Red Lake, Angel McClain hit for 19, Danielle Seki added 12, Alexis Desjarlait had 11 and Gerika Kingbird netted 10. Emma Bliss led the Tigers with 8. The win lifted the Lady Warriors' record to 14-2 on the season, while Nevis dropped to 1-10. Red Lake will travel to Cook to play North Woods on Thursday, January 26,...

Small liquor store owners gird for decision on Sunday hours

Steve Burwell, who owns a Roseville liquor store that sits less than half a mile from a warehouse-style liquor retailer, isn’t yet sure if he’ll open seven days a week under the all-but-certain repeal of Minnesota’s long-standing Sunday sales ban. He said he wishes he didn’t have to decide at all. “I’m really disappointed,” Burwell said Monday, around the same time the Minnesota Senate voted to kill the ban. “We’ve had a system that’s worked very well. They should have left it alone.” http://www.startri...

Former Macy's in downtown St. Paul to be renamed Treasure Island Center

Treasure Island will have a new location in downtown St. Paul, though it won't be a casino. On Monday, Treasure Island Resort and Casino announced that it had signed a multiyear agreement for naming and sponsorship rights for the former Macy's under redevelopment in downtown St. Paul. http://www.startribune.com/former-macy-s-in-downtown-st-paul-to-be-renamed-treasure-isla...

New Mexico tribe puts up land for $160M medicinal greenhouse

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — On a patch of tribal land in western New Mexico, a company plans to build a $160 million state-of-the-art greenhouse for researching and growing medicinal plants, including marijuana. Bright Green Group of Companies is partnering with Acoma Pueblo on what would be the nation's largest commercial growing operation, by far dwarfing medical marijuana greenhouses already planned in Massachusetts, Illinois and California. http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/New-Mexico-tribe-puts-up-land-for-160M-me...

Peterson Calls on Border Security Agency to Update Technology

WASHINGTON DC – Congressman Collin C. Peterson (D-Minn.) on Friday led a letter with Senator Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Senator Franken (D-Minn.), and Congressman Richard M. Nolan (D-Minn.) to U.S. Customs and Border Protection to urge the agency to update the technology travelers use to report their arrival into the United States at the United States – Canadian border amid safety concerns. Fishermen and outdoorsmen from around the world visit northern Minnesota and neighboring Manitoba and Ontario provinces every year. When U.S. tourists...

New Minnesota legislation paves the way to protect bees & support farmers

St. Paul, MN— Today, beekeepers, farmers, gardeners, conservation organizations and others celebrated the introduction of legislation to protect pollinators from harmful pesticides and ensure farmer success. This bill, along with legislation introduced earlier in the month, positions Minnesota as a national leader in pollinator protection — with widespread support from people across the state. “Hmong farmers rely on pollinators to have fruitful yields of crops like zucchini, winter squash, watermelon, cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes,...

Despite cost to municipal liquor stores, Minn. lawmakers advance Sunday sales bill

ST. PAUL — Minnesota's 159-year-old ban on Sunday liquor sales appears headed for repeal, but not before the debate among lawmakers ferments a little bit longer. The Minnesota Senate voted 38-28 Monday, Feb. 27, to end the prohibition on liquor stores being open on Sunday, following in the footsteps of the House, which passed a similar repeal last week. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/4225666-despite-cost-municipal-liquor-stores-minn-lawmakers-advan...

Senate confirms Ross as commerce secretary

WASHINGTON -- Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross easily won confirmation as U.S. commerce secretary on Monday, Feb. 27, clearing President Donald Trump's top trade official to start work on renegotiating trade relationships with China and Mexico. The U.S. Senate voted 72-27 to confirm the 79-year-old corporate turnaround expert's nomination, with strong support from Democrats. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/4225872-senate-confirms-ros...

George W. Bush on Trump and Russia: 'We all need answers'

WASHINGTON — Former President George W. Bush said Monday "we all need answers" on the extent of contact between President Donald Trump's team and the Russian government, and didn't rule out the idea that a special prosecutor could be necessary to lead an investigation. The Republican also defended the media's role in keeping world leaders in check, noting that "power can be addictive," and warned against immigration policies that could alienate Muslims. http://www.startribune.com/george-w-bush-on-trump-and-russia-we-all-ne...

State Democratic party closes Wells Fargo accounts to oppose DAPL funding

The Democratic Party of New Mexico has withdrawn its funds and closed its accounts at Wells Fargo bank due to that institution’s funding of the Dakota Access Pipeline, DPNM said in a press release. “In solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and tribes throughout New Mexico, (we have) made the decision to divest from Wells Fargo, one of the many financial institutions supporting the Dakota Access Pipeline,” the release says. http://www.lascrucesbulletin.com/site/state-democratic-party-closes-wells-fargo-accoun...

Polson lawmaker introduces, then kills tribal law enforcement bill

In the policymaking sprint of Montana’s every-other-year Legislature, not every bill is destined to pass. Nor are they necessarily intended to, as was the case with House Bill 450. Sponsored by Rep. Greg Hertz, R-Polson, the measure would have obligated Montana to pick up Lake County’s prosecution, detention and court costs for felony cases involving tribal members on the Flathead Indian Reservation. After narrowly passing the House Judiciary Committee on a 10-9 vote, the bill was unanimously voted down by the House on Friday, 100-0....

Justice Department changes its position in high-profile Texas voter-ID case

The Justice Department on Monday dropped its long-standing position that Texas intended to discriminate when it passed a strict voter-ID law, a sharp turn from the Obama administration’s push to challenge restrictive state voting laws. The Texas case is the first window into how the Trump administration and Attorney General Jeff Sessions will approach the highly charged issue of voting rights. President Trump has alleged without evidence that massive voter fraud led to his loss of the popular vote in November to Democrat Hillary Clinton....

Marshall R. Skinaway

Marshall R. Skinaway August 23, 1977 - Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Service Information Church of Blessed Kateri, Minneapolis, MN Monday, February 27, 2017 12:30 PM   Visitation Information Church of Blessed Kateri, Minneapolis, MN Sunday, February 26, 2017 Beginning at 3:00 PM Marshall r. Skinaway, entered into the Spirit World on the evening of February 21, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN with his family by his side. Grateful for having shared his life, he leaves behind his father, Monroe Skinaway;...

CUSTODIAN (Red Lake) - RED LAKE HEAD START PROGRAM

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT CUSTODIAN (Red Lake) RED LAKE HEAD START PROGRAM Open: February 24, 2017 Closing: March 24, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m. PRIMARY FUNCTION: This position works with a considerable degree of independence and is under the direct supervision of the Head Start Director. The person assures that the Head Start facility is maintained in a safe, healthy, and clean manner. Reports to Director, full-time position with benefits, salary; $10.00 hourly ($1.00 increase upon successfully passing probation ...

EDUCATION AND DISABILITES COORDINATOR - Red Lake Nation Head Start Program

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT EDUCATION AND DISABILITES COORDINATOR Red Lake Nation Head Start Program Open: February 24, 2017 Closing: March 24, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m. POSITION SUMMARY: The person in this position ensures program compliance in the area of Child Development and Education/literacy and Disabilities Services. This position is part of the management team and assists in planning and providing input into program activities. Reports to Head Start Director, part-time position (36 hours per week),...

ASSISTANT COOK (RED LAKE) - RED LAKE NATION HEAD START PROGRAM

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT ASSISTANT COOK (RED LAKE) RED LAKE NATION HEAD START PROGRAM Open: February 24, 2017 Closing: March 24, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m. Primary Function: Assist and prepare nutritious snacks and meals for the children according to established food guidelines; maintain a safe and sanitary kitchen area. Reports to Director, full-time position with benefits, salary; $10.00 hourly ($1.00 increase upon successfully passing probation period). Essential Responsibilities & Duties: • Assists ...

3 - TEACHERS AIDE(S) RED LAKE NATION HEAD START PROGRAM

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT 3 - TEACHERS AIDE(S) RED LAKE NATION HEAD START PROGRAM Open: February 24, 2017 Closing: March 24, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m. PRIMARY FUNCTION: Assists the teachers with a group of no more than 20 preschool children in a supportive role while carrying out developmentally appropriate activities; promotes the health, nutrition, and education of the children; and attend to their safety and welfare. Reports to Director, full-time position with benefits, salary; $10.00 hourly working on CDA – $12.00 hourly with CDA – $14.00 hourly...

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