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Lady Warriors Softball Team hosts Pine River in make-up game

11th Annual Youth Conference at Red Lake

The 11th Annual Red Lake Nation Youth Leadership Conference will be held Wednesday to Friday, May 4 to May 6, 2016, at Red Lake High School in Red Lake Minnesota. The conference theme this year is "Shaping the Future." Workshops and presentations will be held from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM each day, with a shorter day Friday. As usual, several workshops will occur simultaneously. New additions this year include culturally related workshops on moccasin and jewelry making. Other topics include how...

BSU recognizes employees at annual gathering

BEMIDJI -- A total of 62 BSU employees with a combined total of 880 years of service to the university were recognized Thursday for reaching employment milestones, which includes the 45-year tenure of Physical Plant Manager Jeff Sande, at BSU’s annual Emeriti, Retirees and Milestone Recognition Breakfast. Also, seven retiring faculty, staff and administrators and 13 faculty and staff who will receive emeriti distinctions at BSU’s 2016 Commencement ceremony May 6 also were recognized, according to a release from BSU. http...

Minnesota Walleye Opener set for May 14

The 2016 Minnesota Walleye Opener is just two weeks from this Saturday, with the date set for May 14. Bemidji is surrounded by excellent walleye lakes. Upper Red Lake, Winnibigoshish and Leech Lake are usually three of the hottest lakes for walleyes early in the season because they all have shallow water, which means they will warm-up faster in the spring than most other walleye lakes. Lakes like Bemidji and Cass are considered deep lakes that take longer to warm-up, which usually delays the peak bite for walleyes in these lakes until later...

Duluth man sentenced for Rice Lake home invasion

A Duluth man was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison for his role in a home invasion in Rice Lake last year. Sixth Judicial District Judge Eric Hylden sentenced Guy Robert Franklin Rabold, who turned 25 on Thursday, after Rabold pleaded guilty in February to aiding and abetting aggravated first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, felon in possession of a firearm and theft of a motor vehicle. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/region/4020790-duluth-man-sentenced-ric...

Council focuses on promoting solutions to racial, ethnic inequality

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) recently hosted a weeklong workshop aimed at guiding and empowering policymakers and community leaders to develop and promote solutions to racism and racial and ethnic inequity. Participants, including DHS and Minnesota Department of Health staff, community leaders and members of the Cultural and Ethnic Communities Leadership Council (CECLC) received training on problem structuring and policy analysis tools related to racial and ethnic inequity. According to Antonia Wilcoxon, DHS' community...

USDA Unveils Three-Year Conservation Strategy for Lesser Prairie-Chicken

WILMORE, Kansas, April 28, 2015—The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the release of a three-year conservation strategy that will guide the voluntary restoration of 500,000 acres of habitat for the lesser prairie-chicken, an iconic grassland bird of the southern Great Plains. The bird has historically suffered from population declines and this strategy is part of an ongoing science-based strategic effort by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to restore grassland and prairie ecosystems while enhancing...

NATIVE YOUTH FOCUS ON SERVICE PROJECTS AT TODAY'S NATIVE LEADERS TRAINING IN MINNESOTA

Mesa, Arizona – April 28, 2016 – About 60 Native American youth and their advisors from tribes across the nation came together to brainstorm community service projects at a leadership training earlier this month in St. Paul, Minnesota. United National Indian Tribal Youth, also known as UNITY, in partnership with the Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) hosted the “Today’s Native Leaders” (TNL) youth leadership event at the Intercontinental St. Paul Riverfront Hotel. The free TNL...

RFP Announced: "Request for Problems" Related to Community Health

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is offering a unique opportunity for communities looking to improve health, including Native American communities. Communities can receive technical assistance to better understand behavioral problems they face and to design, implement and evaluate a behavioral science intervention. As part of the project, the foundation's partner in this effort -- ideas42 -- released what it calls a “Request for Problems” where communities submit a behavioral problem that they are trying to solve. Selected applicants...

Cherokee-Blackfoot teen's movie debut on tap at Bentonville film fest

DOVER, Ark. – In a tiny third-grade Pottsville classroom, an 8-year-old child learned the enormity of artful story-telling and acting. Among those she studied was Te Ata Thompson Fisher, a renowned and celebrated Chickasaw Indian storyteller and actress from Oklahoma. Malarie Drake reveled in the lesson, penned a story and entered a school story-telling competition. She won. She rehearsed and perfected the story for a panel of community leaders and noted professional storytellers at an arts...

Investigation into Prince's death now is a criminal probe

The investigation of Prince’s death took a turn Thursday indicating that the megastar’s collapse on April 21 is now the focus of a criminal probe. In a three-page incident report, the Carver County Sheriff’s Office cited an exception to Minnesota public-records laws that allows it to suppress information relating to a “criminal” probe in deciding to release only scant information about the 911 response to the Paisley Park complex in Chanhassen that morning. http://www.startribune.com/carver-county-judge-seals-searc...

Red Lake High School 2016 Prom - P5

The 2016 Red Lake High School Prom was held on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Red Lake Casino Event Center. Red Lake High School Prom 2016 video: https://www.youtube.com...

The Sara Martin and Robbie Charette Wedding of Saturday, March 26, 2016 - P24

The Sara Martin and Robbie Charette Wedding of Saturday, March 26, 2016 held at the Red Lake Casino Event...

Lady Warriors Softball Team hosts Pine River in make-up game

The Red Lake Lady Warriors Varsity and Junior Varsity Softball Teams hosted Pine River in a make-up game on Thursday, April 28, 2016. Pine River took both...

Warriors improving, but drop another game to Blackduck - P3

The Red Lake Warriors Baseball Team hosted the Blackduck Drakes on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Blackduck beat Red Lake 14-4 in the Drakes home opener on April 12, 2016. Red Lake Baseball Schedule: http://www.redlakenationnews.com/story/2016/04/01/sports/2016-red-lake-warrior-baseball-schedule/45435.html Red Lake Girls Softball Schedule: http://www.redlakenationnews.com/story/2016/03/31/sports/2016-red-lake-lady-warriors-upper-missis...

Red Lake Warriors lose home opener to Pine River - P8

The Red Lake Warriors Varsity and Junior Varsity lost their home openers 2016 to Pine River on Tuesday, April 19 in Red Lake. Red Lake Baseball Schedule: http://www.redlakenationnews.com/story/2016/04/01/sports/2016-red-lake-warrior-baseball-schedule/45435.html Red Lake Girls Softball Schedule: http://www.redlakenationnews.com/story/2016/03/31/sports/2016-red-lake-lady-warriors-upper-mississippi-conference-softball...

Minneapolis North Polars end Red Lake's winning streak 82-61 at Target Center - P35

From KKCQ Sports Radio Class A State Semifinal – Red Lake 61 vs. Minneapolis North 82 The high flying Minneapolis North Polars will play for a State Championship on Saturday, following their 82-61 victory over Red Lake at Target Center in Minneapolis. The Polars will have a chance to win their 6th State Championship in school history. The game began with a 9-0 for the Polars before the Warriors calmed down and got on the board. The lead would stretch to 20 in the first half, but the Warriors...

Minneapolis North Polars end Red Lake's winning streak 82-61 at Target Center - Set 2 - P35

From KKCQ Sports Radio Class A State Semifinal – Red Lake 61 vs. Minneapolis North 82 The high flying Minneapolis North Polars will play for a State Championship on Saturday, following their 82-61 victory over Red Lake at Target Center in Minneapolis. The Polars will have a chance to win their 6th State Championship in school history. The game began with a 9-0 for the Polars before the Warriors calmed down and got on the board. The lead would stretch to 20 in the first half, but the Warriors...

Red Lake #5 upsets #4 Browerville/Eagle Valley 66-52 to advance in State Tournament - P35

From KKCQ Sports Class A State Quarterfinal – Red Lake 66 vs. Browerville/Eagle Valley 52 Fifth seed and seventh-ranked (MBN) Red Lake (27-4) pushed its winning streak to 15 games by knocking off fourth seed and fifth-ranked (MBN) Browerville/Eagle Valley (26-3) 66-62 on Thursday afternoon at Williams Arena in the 2016 MSHSL Class A quarterfinal on the campus of the University of Minnesota. A program with a reputation for a loyal and spirited crowd, Red Lake was buoyed by the sixth man...

Red Lake Warriors return to State Tournament with 65-44 Section 8A Championship over Northern Freeze - P38

From KKCQ Sports Red Lake Warriors return to State Tournament with 65-44 Section 8A Championship over Northern Freeze Make it three straight trips to the State Tournament for the Red Lake Warriors as they rallied from a halftime deficit to defeat the Northern Freeze Friday night for the Section 8A Championship. The Freeze jumped out to a 9-3 lead but Will Morrison knocked down back to back three pointers for the Warriors to tie the game at 9-9. The Freeze would come back and take a seven point...

Red Lake Warriors return to State Tournament with 65-44 Section 8A Championship over Northern Freeze - Set 2 - P38

From KKCQ Sports Red Lake Warriors return to State Tournament with 65-44 Section 8A Championship over Northern Freeze Make it three straight trips to the State Tournament for the Red Lake Warriors as they rallied from a halftime deficit to defeat the Northern Freeze Friday night for the Section 8A Championship. The Freeze jumped out to a 9-3 lead but Will Morrison knocked down back to back three pointers for the Warriors to tie the game at 9-9. The Freeze would come back and take a seven point...

U.S. economy struggles at start of election year

WASHINGTON — It was not a great start for the U.S. economy. With consumers and businesses turning cautious, the U.S. struggled to grow in the first three months of a presidential election year that is shining the spotlight on the economy's fitful recovery. Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of economic health, expanded at a paltry annual rate of 0.5 percent in the January-March quarter, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. That is slower than the fourth quarter's 1.4 percent growth rate and marks the weakest performance in...

Acting President of the Midwest Alliance of Sovereign Tribes announces Call for Closure of Enbridge Line 5

WASHINGTON — The Midwest Alliance of Sovereign Tribes, an inter-tribal organization representing all 35 federally-recognized Tribes located in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Iowa, called for the immediate closure of Enbridge Line 5 situated under the five mile stretch underneath the Mackinac Bridge. The group, meeting in Washington, DC this week, called for the immediate shut down on Line 5. Aaron Payment, Acting President of MAST and Chairperson of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, relinquished the chair seat in...

Fear of contaminated water spurs Native American protest against Texas company's oil pipeline

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) - Plains American Indians and others are taking part in a 500-mile spiritual relay to show their opposition to a proposed $3.8 billion oil pipeline from North Dakota to Illinois. Opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline are running from Cannon Ball, North Dakota, on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers district office in Omaha, Nebraska, where they will deliver a petition asking the Corps to conduct a more thorough environmental study of the planned pipeline. http://...

Dayton calls for diversity review: Audit will examine how state follows hiring, business policies and suggest changes

ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton wants an independent auditor to examine whether state government is working hard enough to ensure Minnesota businesses and workers are given equitable opportunities. Dayton announced the probe and the working group that will oversee it at a Thursday news conference with leaders of local NAACP chapters who proposed the idea last year. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/region/4020869-dayton-calls-diversity-review-audit-will-examine-how-...

Tensions are rising between Gov. Dayton and GOP leaders as Minnesota legislative session winds down

Just hours after DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and GOP legislative leaders shared breakfast Thursday, Dayton ripped into their priorities and threatened to veto budget measures if they include provisions related to abortion and other controversial social issues. “It’s not going to happen,” the governor said. House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, said Dayton is being intransigent: “We need to see some compromise out of the governor. And we’re not seeing that right now.” http://www.startribune.com/tensions-rise-as-legislative-...

Former U.S. House Speaker Boehner calls Cruz 'Lucifer in the flesh'

FORT WAYNE, Indiana — Former House Speaker John Boehner unloaded on Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz during a talk to college students, calling the Texas senator "Lucifer in the flesh." Speaking at a town hall-style event at Stanford University Wednesday, Boehner called front-runner Donald Trump his "texting buddy," but offered a more graphic response when asked about Cruz. http://www.startribune.com/former-u-s-house-speaker-boehner-calls-cruz-lucifer-in-...

Bill to Abolish Columbus Day in Colorado Dies

A bill that would have repealed Columbus Day as a state-recognized holiday in Colorado died late Monday after four hours of testimony. HB-1135 was killed by a 7-2 vote. Bill sponsor House Representative Joe Salazar, a Democrat, told ICTMN Tuesday that some members of the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs committee conjured spurious reasons as to why they thought the holiday should continue in the state. Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/04/26/bill-abolish-columbus-day-...

Muddy District Chairman fired for political reasons

NORTHERN CHEYENNE RESERVATION, Mont. –– When Justin FourHorns was elected by his peers as the District Chairman of the Muddy District, Northern Cheyenne reservation; he was enthused about that opportunity. “I just want to help my people, especially the elders,” he said. Yet, as he recently reported, “things did not work out as I expected.” Fourhorns was recently fired from his carpenter position, held for six years with the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Housing Authority (NCHA) because he went to the Tribal Council, presenting a...

Nicholas Blackwolf Smith

Nicholas Blackwolf Smith 2016 - 2016 Nicholas Blackwolf Smith, infant, died April 25, 2016 in Bemidji, MN. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Red Lake Center, Red Lake, MN with Steve Jackson Spiritual Leader. A wake began at 12:00 p.m., Thursday, April 28, 2016 at the Red Lake Center. Arrangements were entrusted to the Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home, Bemidji. He is survived by parents Nicole Blackwolf and Jesse Smith of Red Lake; sisters, Niin-Day Dunkley, Gianna White and Jessileigh Smith; brothers, Julius Stately...

Wallace Theodore Jones

Wallace Theodore Jones January 20, 1941 - Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Service Information Mission Communtity Center-Cass Lake, MN Sunday, May 1, 2016 10:00 A.M. Wallace Theodore Jones, age 75, of Minneapolis Journeyed to the Spirit World on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Providence Place in Minneapolis. He was born on January 20, 1941 in Cass Lake, Minnesota the son of Theodore R. Jones and Vera Critt. Wallace loved watching all sports, playing cards and Dominos with his family. When he could, he loved to travel from the West Coast to Chicago. In...