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Four-Day Spirit Run in Celebration of Sobriety & Health

The 21st Annual Anishinaabe Spirit Run, a four-day run for sobriety and health, will begin at Red Lake Powwow Grounds at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 2, and finish at Fond du Lac's Mash-ka-wisen Powwow Grounds in Sawyer, MN on Saturday, August 5, 2017. The runners will come down Highway #89. The marathoners will come into the City of Bemidji on Highway 2, and then through the City on Paul Bunyan Drive. Once on the south side of Bemidji, runners will then head east toward Leech Lake on the Old...

Reservation struggles with drug epidemic

RED LAKE — Tribal leaders of a northern Minnesota reservation have declared its heroin and opiate epidemic a public health emergency. Red Lake Indian Reservation tribal leaders are seeking outside help to deal with the crisis and are considering banishing tribal members who are involved with dealing drugs. They'll discuss the option at a meeting Aug. 1. http://www.postbulletin.com/news/state/reservation-struggles-with-drug-epidemic/article_3522da50-fa25-59cf-97...

Bemidji Pioneer: Five charged after allegedly holding pregnant woman at gunpoint

BEMIDJI—Three Bemidji men and two Bemidji women were charged with felonies Tuesday after allegedly holding a pregnant woman—who they thought was their meth dealer—at gunpoint. Julian Wayne Jones, 26; Ned Samuel Green, 23; Samantha Brook Gourley, 23; Jerald Downwind, 23 and Angel Renee Smith, 28, were arrested during a traffic stop Monday after law enforcement received a report of an armed robbery. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/4303330-five-charged-after-allegedly-holding-pre...

Level 3 Offender Sought by Minnesota Department of Corrections

St. Paul, MN: The Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) is seeking a Level 3 predatory offender who is no longer complying with the conditions of his release from prison. Jonah James Hawkins was released from prison on April 22, 2015 to Intensive Supervised Release by the DOC. He has been on fugitive status since June 27, 2017 when he absconded from his supervision. He was last seen leaving his residence in Halstad. He may have traveled to North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Florida, or...

Bemidji Pioneer: Cass Lake man sentenced to probation in sex crime case

BEMIDJI—A Cass Lake man who arranged to meet and have sex with an undercover officer he thought was a child will not spend any more time in jail. Justin Anthony Littlewolf, 22, received a stay of imposition when he was sentenced Monday. Littlewolf was charged in March with one count of engaging in electronic communication relating to or describing sexual conduct with a child. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/4303336-cass-lake-man-sentenced-prob...

Bemidji Pioneer: CL-B school board approves stripped-down referendum option

CASS LAKE -- Cass Lake-Bena voters will be asked to approve -- or not approve -- a stripped-down facilities plan in the fall. The School Board voted 4-1 on Wednesday to put a $16.2 million bonding referendum on ballots this fall. Dubbed “Option A3” to distinguish it from a series of more expensive variations, the plan would upgrade and expand Cass Lake-Bena Elementary and renovate a few sections of the district’s secondary schools and its district offices and alternative learning center. The original “Option A” that was presented to...

Bemidji Pioneer: Dilworth police seek help finding family of man found dead outside Walmart

DILWORTH, Minn.—Police have received positive identification of a body found in a car outside Walmart here in late May, but haven't been able to find any family members to notify. They're asking the public's help in trying to make that connection. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/4303522-dilworth-police-seek-help-finding-family-man-found-...

Natives Against Heroin: Walk Against Substance Abuse held in Red Lake - P3

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 - 3

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 - P4

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...

"Gabeshiwin" (The Camp)

The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians hosted its' Fifth Annual Gabeshiwin - Ojibwe Language and Culture Camp - for youth on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, July 18 - 20, 2017 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. on three perfect, warm summer days. The camp is located at the Ponemah Round House in the backwoods of Obaashiing near the lake. Admission was free with transportation and meals provided. This is a time that Red Lake children, families and community look forward to; it provides them an opportunity to ...

Co-Ed Youth 8-13 Year-Old Softball Tournament held to Kick off Community Health Day

A Co-Ed Youth 8-13 Year-Old Softball Tournament was held on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 to Kick off Community Health Days in Red Lake. The Health Fair is on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the Red Lake Humanities Center. These events are coordinated and sponsored by Red Lake Comprehensive Health...

Kloster Park 2017 - P2

Kloster Park 2017 in Clearbrook, MN on July 23,...

Trump announces $10 billion Foxconn plant in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that electronics giant Foxconn will build a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin that's expected to initially create 3,000 jobs, the largest economic development project in state history. The announcement comes at a critical juncture for a Trump administration that pledged to generate manufacturing jobs but has struggled to deliver results as quickly as the president promised. Trump's plans for health care and tax cuts face a murky future in Congress, while his administration is bogged down by...

Legislative auditor: University of Minnesota should rethink policy on stadium suite

Minnesota’s legislative auditor said in a report released Wednesday that the University of Minnesota should consider restricting access for family and friends of university officials to a large suite reserved for the president and Board of Regents members at TCF Bank Stadium. The report is the result of a monthslong review of governance and suite use at six publicly subsidized sports facilities in Minneapolis and St. Paul. State legislators requested the review after reports of questionable use of two luxury suites at U.S. Bank Stadium....

'The time is here': Sask. has record number of female First Nations chiefs

A record number of Saskatchewan First Nations are now led by women. According to figures provided by the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, 16 of the province's 74 chiefs are women. Plus, two of the five FSIN executive members are women, as are three of 10 heads of tribal councils. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/the-time-is-here-sask-has-record-number-of-female-first-nati...

Top official blamed for 'Thursday night massacre' at Interior Department

A top Department of the Interior official is being blamed for a "Thursday night massacre" in which dozens of employees -- including the highest-ranking Indian Affairs officials -- were reassigned by the Trump administration. According to The New York Times, Associate Deputy Secretary Jim Cason was behind the so-called "massacre." Emails were sent to affected employees between 7pm and 8pm on Thursday, June 15, the paper said, informing them of their new posts. https://www.indianz.com/News/2017/07/26/top-official-blamed-for-...

Perce Leader Casey Mitchell Sworn in as CRITFC's New Chairman

HOOD RIVER, OR - Nez Perce leader Casey Mitchell has been sworn in as chairman of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. He was elected by his peers from the Nez Perce, Warm Springs, Yakama, and Umatilla Tribes. The 38-year-old Mitchell is one of the youngest individuals to ever chair the four-tribe commission. He assumes the position from Leland Bill, a tribal council member from the Yakama Nation. Mitchell is the Secretary of the Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee, the tribe’s governing body. He has spent the past 20 years...

HIIT Clssses to be offered at Red Lake Humanities Center Weight Room

Parents and school age children HIIT Classes will be offered at the Red Lake Humanities Center Weight Room. These classes will be taught by School Resource Officer Alea Richardson on most Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 PM - 3 PM There is no need to register and beginners are welcome. These classes are not offered when community events are utilizing the Humanities...

Girl's Basketball Skills Clinic - Tuesdays and Thursdays in August

Girl's Basketball Skills Clinic - Tuesdays and Thursdays in August 10 AM - 12:30 PM - Red Lake Humanities Gym - Girls ages 8-13 years old. Mentor: Grace...

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