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Day Two: 10th Annual Drug and Gang Summit held in Red Lake

UPDATED: Third suspect in Downwind murder case appears in court Thursday

BEMIDJI -- A third suspect in connection to the murder of Rose Downwind, 31, of Redby, has been arrested and charged with aiding an offender. Christopher John Davis, 27, of St. Paul, was booked Wednesday into the Beltrami County Jail, and appeared Thursday in 9th District Court for an arraignment hearing. The arrest comes almost two months after a warrant was issued for Davis, after his cousin Marchello Anthony Cimmarusti, 40, told police of...

Day Two: 10th Annual Drug and Gang Summit held in Red Lake

RED LAKE, MN – The 10th Annual Drug and Gang Summit kicked off the second day of the three-day event on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at the Red Lake Casino Event Center. After the opening ceremonies by MC Murphy Thomas, the Key Note speaker was Senator Jonathon Windy Boy, State of Montana, and other guest speaker Rosemary White Shield, who's subject was "Native Healing Approaches to Trauma."...

10th Annual Drug and Gang Summit held in Red Lake - P2

RED LAKE, MN – The 10th Annual Drug and Gang Summit kicked off the first day of the three-day event on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at the Red Lake Casino Event Center. After the opening ceremonies and introductions by MC Murphy Thomas, Red Lake Executive Director of Chemical Health Programs welcomed everyone and opening remarks were provided by Red Lake Nation Chairman Darrell Seki Sr. The Key ...

Parent and Community Advisory Committee Meeting held in Red Lake

RED LAKE, MN - The monthly Parent and Community Advisory Committee held their meeting at the Red Lake Casino Event Center on Wednesday, February 9, 2016. The purpose of this Red Lake School District #38 committee is to provide parents and community members the opportunity to promote effective communication between home, school and the community, foster meaningful stakeholder participation in...

TRANSPORTATION FORWARD COALITION STOPS IN BEMIDJI

Bemidji, Minnesota -- Led by Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht, local leaders will convene at City Hall to urge the Minnesota Legislature to increase statewide funding for all transportation modes to connect communities and ensure residents and businesses have safe, efficient options for getting where they need to go. A new statewide coalition, Transportation Forward, will hold a media event calling for the Legislature to fund a 21st-century...

Investigators: Piecing together deadly Fargo standoff will take time

FARGO — The law enforcement community in Fargo-Moorhead mourned a fallen friend and comrade Thursday as investigators began the job of piecing together events that took the life of a Fargo police officer and that of the man suspected of killing him. "It's an ugly day. The community lost a guardian and a warrior and heaven gained an angel," said Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney, referring to Jason Moszer, a Fargo police officer who died Thursday...

Suspected shooter in Fargo standoff was charged with murder in 1988

FARGO — Marcus Schumacher, who's been identified as the suspected shooter in a standoff Wednesday night that left a Fargo police officer with a life-threatening gunshot wound, was charged with shooting two men and killing one of them in 1988. Schumacher, 49, is dead after an eight-hour standoff at his north Fargo home during which he shot at Jason Moszer and other officers. Moszer, 33, is not expected to survive. When he was 22 years old,...

Fargo officer dies hours after being shot responding to a domestic call

A Fargo police officer shot while responding to a domestic dispute died Thursday, becoming the city’s first police officer to be killed on duty in 134 years, authorities said. Jason Moszer, 33, a six-year veteran of the Fargo Police Department, was shot Wednesday night at the beginning of a standoff at a home in north Fargo that lasted until early the next morning, when police found the gunman dead in the house. http://www.s...

School bus company was unaware of driver's record, attorney says

By the time he allegedly fell asleep behind the wheel of a bus carrying 18 schoolchildren earlier this week, Mohamed M. Wasuge had racked up a host of traffic violations and concerns about his attentiveness. How did someone with a questionable driving record end up at the helm of a school bus? Because under Minnesota law, his violations hadn’t risen to a serious enough level to warrant termination of his bus driving privileges. An attorney...

Drinking-water tests were flawed, state Health Department admits

Lab tests for hundreds of Minnesota’s community drinking water systems may have underreported the level of some contaminants for the past two decades, the state Department of Health said Thursday. The health risk is extremely low, it said, but the discovery earlier this week of a procedural error has a launched a major review to ensure the accuracy of the state’s water testing system. http://www.startribune.com/drinking-wa...

Got a cold? Break out the chicken soup for a surefire remedy

Almost like clockwork, February rolls around and, one by one, my family catches a cold. This year, my husband brought the viral plague into the house, and I was next in line to catch it. Before my first sniffle, though, I got out my stock pot and started on a large batch of chicken stock, because I knew I’d be making plenty of soup in the next few days. I don’t know why soup seems so comforting when we’re sick. Perhaps it’s because soup...

Indian Policy 'Fraudulent and Brutal' Says John Quincy Adams

Editor’s note: Voters this year will elect the 45th president of the United States. This is the sixth in a series of 44 stories exploring past presidents’ attitudes toward Native Americans, challenges and triumphs regarding tribes, and the federal laws and Indian policies enacted during their terms in office. A treaty was waiting on John Quincy Adams’ desk when he took the oath of office and became the sixth president of the United...

Warriors avenge earlier loss to Nevis 62-53 in Red Lake - P3

RED LAKE, MN - The Red Lake Warriors hosted Nevis on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, and avenged their January 19 loss at Nevis with a 62-53 win. Red Lake scored first, but it took over a minute to do so, and ran up a 10-point lead by the 8:18 mark of the first half. But Nevis kept pace and by the 2:24 mark were within 7 at 27-20. By the half Red Lake led by just four, 29-25. The Warriors hung on to...

Warriors avenge earlier loss to Nevis 62-53 in Red Lake - Set 2 - P3

RED LAKE, MN - The Red Lake Warriors hosted Nevis on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, and avenged their January 19 loss at Nevis with a 62-53 win. Red Lake scored first, but it took over a minute to do so, and ran up a 10-point lead by the 8:18 mark of the first half. But Nevis kept pace and by the 2:24 mark were within 7 at 27-20. By the half Red Lake led by just four, 29-25. The Warriors hung on to...

10th ranked Warriors move to 17-4 with 95-52 win over Laporte - P6

RED LAKE, MN - The Red Lake Warriors scored quickly and never stopped, nor trailed, in their 95-52 win over Laporte on Thursday, February 4, 2016. They jumped out to a 13-2 lead and led 50-23 at the half. Five Warriors were in double-figures on the night, with both Rob McClain and Jeremy Martin hitting 17, Willian Morrison added 13, Anthony Beaulieu had 12 and Robert Beaulieu III netted 11. Jamie ...

10th ranked Warriors move to 17-4 with 95-52 win over Laporte - Set 2 - P6

RED LAKE, MN - The Red Lake Warriors scored quickly and never stopped, nor trailed, in their 95-52 win over Laporte on Thursday, February 4, 2016. They jumped out to a 13-2 lead and led 50-23 at the half. Five Warriors were in double-figures on the night, with both Rob McClain and Jeremy Martin hitting 17, Willian Morrison added 13, Anthony Beaulieu had 12 and Robert Beaulieu III netted 11. Jamie ...

Red Lake Lady Warriors upset Clearbrook-Gonvick 72-64 - P8

RED LAKE, MN - The Red Lake Lady Warriors, ranked 45th in the stated, hosted the Clearbrook-Gonvick Bears, ranked 34th, picking up their eighth straight win Tuesday night with their 72-64 win. Right at the start the Lady Warriors came out of the gate fast and hard, leading by as much as 17 points in the first half, 27-10. But Clearbrook-Gonvick kept coming back, and with top scorer Grace White...

Red Lake Lady Warriors upset Clearbrook-Gonvick 72-64 - Set 2 - P8

RED LAKE, MN - The Red Lake Lady Warriors, ranked 45th in the stated, hosted the Clearbrook-Gonvick Bears, ranked 34th, picking up their eighth straight win Tuesday night with their 72-64 win. Right at the start the Lady Warriors came out of the gate fast and hard, leading by as much as 17 points in the first half, 27-10. But Clearbrook-Gonvick kept coming back, and with top scorer Grace White...

Warriors win in Minneapolis - P9

MINNEAPOLIS - The Red Lake Warriors boys basketball team traveled to Minneapolis on Friday to take on Minnesota Transition School. There, they took a 32-22 halftime lead and held on for the 67-62 win. Then, it was on to Hopkins High School for a game with Maranatha Christian Academy in the Hopkins High School Super Showcase 60. Red Lake came out strong against Marantha and led 31-22 at the half,...

Lady Warriors continue to win with 85-33 win over Northwoods - P11

The Red Lake Lady Warriors hosted Northwoods on Thursday, January 28, 2016, and took a 45-17 halftime lead to their 14th win of the season, 85-33. Red Lake is now 14-3 on the year. Grace White led the Lady Warriors with 31 points, also getting a triple-double with 12 rebounds, 10 assists and 4 blocked shots. Alexis Desjarlait added 20 points, Autumn Holthusen 15, Angel McClain 7 and Danielle...

Lady Warriors continue to win with 85-33 win over Northwoods - Set 2 - P11

The Red Lake Lady Warriors hosted Northwoods on Thursday, January 28, 2016, and took a 45-17 halftime lead to their 14th win of the season, 85-33. Red Lake is now 14-3 on the year. Grace White led the Lady Warriors with 31 points, also getting a triple-double with 12 rebounds, 10 assists and 4 blocked shots. Alexis Desjarlait added 20 points, Autumn Holthusen 15, Angel McClain 7 and Danielle...

Red Lake has no trouble with Walker-Hackensack-Akley in 69-31 win - P13

RED LAKE, MN - The Red Lake Warriors hosted the Walker-Hackensack-Akley Wolves on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, and came off to a quick start with the lead that they would never give up. Red Lake led 38-13 at the half. Senior Jeremy Martin needed 27 points to hit the 1000 career point mark, and in the first half netted a quick 12 points. However, two fouls put him on the bench until the second half. ...

Feds Arrest Heads Of Two Massive Online Payday Loan Operations

Back in June 2014, Consumerist showed readers what might have been the scammiest payday loan we’d ever seen. Today, federal authorities arrested the man behind the company, AMG Services — along with his lawyer and another, unrelated, payday lender — for allegedly running online payday lending operations that exploited more than 5 million consumers. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced the arrests...

Feds arrest two KC-area men in $2B payday lending enterprise

A Leawood payday lending mogul and his attorney were arrested Wednesday after being indicted on federal counts including racketeering and violations of the Truth in Lending Act. The criminal indictment, from the Southern District of New York, alleges that Scott Tucker ran a $2 billion nationwide payday lending operation that “systematically evaded state laws” to charge illegal interest of as much as 700 percent and collect hundreds of...

Oklahoma tribe agrees to pay $48 million to avoid prosecution in payday lending scheme

Two companies controlled by the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma have agreed to pay $48 million to avoid federal prosecution for their involvement in a lending scheme that charged borrowers interest rates as high as 700 percent. As part of the Miami tribe's agreement with the federal government, the tribe acknowledged that a tribal representative filed false factual declarations in multiple state court actions. http://newsok...

Democratic contenders Clinton, Sanders to swing through Twin Cities on Friday as race tightens

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will swoop into the Twin Cities on Friday, at a time when both campaigns are ramping up Minnesota organizing as their contest intensifies nationally. “I think they each have a chance to win” Minnesota’s March 1 caucuses, state DFL Party Chair Ken Martin said. “They’re both building impressive organizations.” http://www.startribune.com/escalating-...

Minnesota vows to move ahead with clean power

Minnesota will push ahead with plans to develop cleaner power sources despite a U.S. Supreme Court order that has temporarily delayed a national clean power plan. Still in question is how much guidance state officials can expect from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) after the justices stepped in Tuesday to stop implementation of the Obama administration’s attempt to address climate change with new limits on carbon emissions. The...

In debate, Clinton, Sanders clash over minorities, money and Obama

MILWAUKEE — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial backing of black and Hispanic voters in Thursday night's Democratic debate and clashed heatedly over their support for Barack Obama as the presidential race shifted toward states with more minority voters. Clinton, who has cast herself as the rightful heir to Obama's legacy, accused Sanders of diminishing the president's record and short-changing his leadership....

Whiteclay activists take concerns to liquor regulators, state leaders

Over the past 16 years, Nora Boesem and her husband, Randy, have taken in more than 150 foster children, nearly all of them from South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and suffering from fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. The Newell, South Dakota, couple has adopted or taken permanent custody of 12 of those children, including Donovan, who hung himself at the age of 15. http://journalstar.com/news/local/govt-and-politics...

Historic Win: Melanie Mark Is First Indigenous Woman Elected to B.C. Legislature

Melanie Mark has made history as the first indigenous woman ever elected to the British Columbia legislature, trouncing the competition with more than 60 percent of the vote in a February 2 by-election. The Nisga’a, Gitxsan, Ojibway and Cree mother of two knocked out Green Party candidate Pete Fry and the B.C. Liberals’ Gavin Dew in a race to replace Jenny Kwan, who was elected as a federal Member of Parliament last fall after 20 years...

Senator Alleges Malpractice at IHS Hospitals

Conditions that rise to the level of malpractice at Indian Health Services facilities in the Great Plains area are killing people, according to Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyoming). The Dorgan Report issued in 2010 “found atrocious evidence showing the lack of quality of care” at IHS facilities and nothing has changed—in fact, in some instances conditions have worsened, Barrasso said, as he opened a...

SCHOOL SYSTEM CONVERSATIONS - Saturday, April 2, 2016

SCHOOL SYSTEM CONVERSATIONS - Saturday, April 2, 2016 10 A.M. – 3 P.M. - Red Lake Nation College Cafeteria Are you concerned about the way your children are being taught within the school system? What are your concerns for the school system? Do you want more Ojibwemowin in the classroom? Come and build vision for Ojibwemowin education models! For more information please contact Anne...

Why the Minneapolis school board is in disarray

The board of the Minneapolis Public Schools is in disarray not only because we have been unable to choose a superintendent despite a yearlong process, but because we lack a shared vision on how to move our district forward. Despite the majority of us voting for the district’s strategic plan, Acceleration 2020, some board members seem unclear about what it means, while others do not support many of its premises and promises. Our disarray comes...

When Is it Right to Disenroll Indians?

Our D/Lakota ancestors Vine Deloria, Jr., and Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman warned us of culture vultures. As Westerman sang: And the anthros keep on digging our sacred ceremonial sites As if there was nothing wrong, as if education gives them the right Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/02/10/when-it-rig...

Tribal Disenrollment: The New Wave of Genocide

Editor’s Note: This commentary was originally published in Native Max magazine. Used with permission. All rights reserved. Tribal disenrollment has become a very contentious issue, but it’s not a new trend by any means. It’s a growing trend akin to a modern day genocide that has “legally” eliminated thousands of Native people across the United States. http://nativenewsonline.net/opinion/tribal-disenrollment-the-n...

 
 
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