Court upholds Minnesota tribal fishing rights

The federal government can’t prosecute members of a Chippewa tribe who gill-netted fish on a Minnesota reservation and sold their catch off-reservation, an appeals court has ruled. A 19th-century treaty between the Chippewa and the U.S. government guarantees tribal members the right to fish and hunt, including the right to sell their catch, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals panel unanimously ruled. http://greatlakesecho.org/2...

Red Lake Community holds Tubing Day - P2

Red Lake Community holds Tubing Day on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Buena...

Supreme Court Begins Hearing Arguments Wednesday That Could Unravel Obamacare

ST. PAUL, Minn.—On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments in the landmark case King v. Burwell, which, if found in favor of the plaintiffs this summer, could unravel Obamacare for good. Patient advocates at Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org), a Minnesota-based national organization dedicated to preserving patient-centered health care and protecting patient and privacy rights, say fear is...

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SURPASSES $2 BILLION IN AWARDS UNDER THE RADIATION EXPOSURE COMPENSATION ACT

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department announced today that it has awarded more than $2 billion in compassionate compensation to eligible claimants under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA). The RECA was enacted in 1990 as a non-adversarial alternative to litigation for individuals who contracted certain illnesses following exposure to radiation as a result of the United States' atmospheric nuclear testing program and uranium ore...

CCHF Gathering Online Petitions to Stop Minnesota-Only EHR Mandate

ST. PAUL, Minn.—As the new year began, doctors and mental health professionals discovered a troubling Minnesota mandate, the only one like it in the entire nation. On January 1, 2015, every health care provider in the State of Minnesota was required to employ an Electronic Health Records (EHR) system—which could cost tens of thousands of dollars and will compromise patients’ private medical information. The mandate, says Citizens’...

Sanford to host a free varicose vein screening

BEMIDJI, Minn. - On March 25 Sanford Bemidji Main Clinic will host a free varicose vein screening to raise awareness for venous disease and available treatment options. The screening will be held at the Main Clinic, located at 1233 34th St., NW, Bemidji. Those interested in attending the free screening can contact the clinic at (218) 333-5283 for more information and to schedule their appointment. An estimated 25 million people in the United...

BSU offering all-day gender diversity workshop on March 5

March 2, 2015 — Bemidji State University is hosting an all-day gender diversity workshop covering topics such as gender diversity in youth, supporting gender-diverse social service clients and responding compassionately to gender diversity in the classroom. The March 5-6 workshop is being presented by BSU’s women’s studies-gender studies program, the Bemidji School of Nursing and Sanford Health Services. The daytime workshop on March 5 is...

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR THIRD ANNUAL MUSIC EDUCATOR AWARD™ PRESENTED BY THE RECORDING ACADEMY® AND THE GRAMMY FOUNDATION®

WHO: Applications for the third annual Music Educator Award™ are currently online; to nominate a teacher, visit GRAMMYMusicTeacher.com. The deadline to nominate is March 15, 2015. The award is open to current U.S. music teachers, and anyone can nominate a teacher — students, parents, friends, colleagues, community members, school deans, and administrators. Teachers are also able to nominate themselves. Nominated teachers will be notified...

Give to CSS Day Celebrates 102 Years of Commitment to Learning and Service at The College of St. Scholastica

Duluth, MN -- (March 2, 2015) The College of St. Scholastica announced today plans for its annual Give to CSS Day on March 5. Give to CSS Day is a day full of garnering support and cultivating new donors to support the college, which is celebrating its 102nd year in Duluth. Conducting Give to CSS Day on March 5 didn’t happen on accident. The date represents the day when, without the generosity of donors, classes would end for that particular...

Beltrami County Historical Society seeks input for sports exhibit

BEMIDJI -- The Beltrami County Historical Society is seeking community input for a new "Good Sports of the North" exhibit, scheduled to open July 16. The exhibit is funded in part by the George W. Neilson Foundation. The exhibit will highlight local sports moments and personalities and how they shaped county communities, exploring sports ranging from football and hockey to skiing and curling from the 1800s to the...  Website

UN warns against complacency as Ebola fight enters tough new phase

BRUSSELS — The United Nations is urging donors, organizations and countries fighting Ebola in West Africa not to give in to complacency as the death toll from the virus climbs toward 10,000. U.N. experts said Monday that the spread of the disease in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has dropped to almost 10 percent of what it was in September. http://www.startribune.com/...

'We get the kids back': Native American grandmother fights to preserve families

Sitting on the quiet plains of South Dakota, the Crow Creek reservation is buried in snow. Janice Howe’s tiny home, nested in a sparse enclave of houses, is a warm haven against the winter chill. She slips bits of dough into a sizzling pan as her granddaughter and nieces joyously chase one another. As the girls tumble over one another, Howe talks about her work: her role is to bring Native American children back to the reservation. They were,...

Wind River Indian Reservation - Fort Washakie

Wyoming’s Wind River Country is home to the seventh largest Indian reservation in the country. Encompassing more than 2.2 million acres, the Wind River Indian Reservation is home to the Eastern Shoshone and the Northern Arapaho tribes. http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wind-river-indian-reser...

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Red Lake earns top-seed in Section 8A East

RED LAKE — While the boys are preparing for the Section 8A East championship, the girls will wait for its first opponent in the Section 8A basketball tournament. Much like the Warriors’ boys team, the girls had a strong regular season and was awarded the No. 1 seed in the section tournament after going 18-0 against section opponents and will play at 6 p.m. Thursday at Bemidji State against Laporte, which beat Mahnomen on Monday 52-39. Red...

Red Lake Elementary School hosting St. Mary's Mission in Basketball

Red Lake Elementary School hosting St. Mary's Mission in...

Warriors advance with 82-66 win over Mahnomen - P2

From KKCQ Sports Radio Section 8A East Semifinal – #4 Mahnomen 66 vs. #1 Red Lake 82 The Red Lake Warriors withstood a furious Mahnomen rally in the second half to advance in East Sub-Section 8A. The Warriors held a 46-30 lead at halftime, but Mahnomen started the second half on a 16-4 run and cut the deficit to 50-46. Red Lake was able to get back on track with a 9-2 run of their own and was...

#3 Fosston upsets #2 Cass Lake to advance 63-45 - P2

From KKCQ Sports Radio Section 8A East Semifinal – #3 Fosston 63 vs. #2 Cass Lake-Bena 45 The Fosston Greyhounds avenged an earlier loss against the Panthers with the win Saturday afternoon at Thief River Falls. The Greyhounds held the explosive Cass Lake-Bena offense to only sixteen points in the first half as Fosston took a 28-16 lead into halftime. Lochlan Broadley scored a career high 22...

Red Lake Warriors win first round of Section 8A Quarterfinal 87-45 over Laporte - P4

From KKCQ Radio Fosston Section 8A East Quarterfinal – #8 Laporte 45 vs. #1 Red Lake 87 The Warriors had a twelve point lead at halftime, taking them a little while to get into a flow in the first round of playoffs, but once they did, great things happened. Red Lake dominated the second half and came away with a commanding win to advance to the Section 8A East Semifinals at the Ralph Engelstad...

Lady Warriors finish season 23-2 with 80-34 win over Walker-Hackensack-Akley - P5

Lady Warriors finish season 23-2 with 80-34 win over Walker-Hackensack-Akley Junior Averi Holthusen hits the 1000-point...

Lady Warriors JV downs Walker-Hackensack-Akley 45-32 - P5

Lady Warriors JV downs Walker-Hackensack-Akley...

Lady Warriors move to 22-2 with 67-42 win over Blackduck - P8

RED LAKE, MN - The Lady Warriors jumped out to a 5-0 lead right away, and used the full court press and fast-break offense to take a 47-13 lead at the half, and cruise to the 67-42 win. Junior Averi Holthusen needed 30 points to reach the 1000-point milestone, but came up just 11 points short. She will have that opportunity when Red Lake hosts Walker-Hackensack-Akley on Tuesday, February 24,...

Lady Warriors JV comes from behind to beat Blackduck 49-41 - P8

The Red Lake Lady Warriors JV trailed at the half 19-13, but came back in the second half to win 49-41 in Red...

Warriors down Pine River-Backus 90-79 - P12

RED LAKE, MN - The last time the Red Lake Warriors played Pine River-Backus on January 2, 2015 in Pine River, they lost 80-75. This time it was much different, as they took a halftime 49-41 lead all the way to win 90-79. In the first game Red Lake had also played without 3 of their top players. In Red Lake however, they were in full force. And although Pine River did jump out to a quick start and ...

DQ celebrates anniversary with free ice cream

To celebrate its 75th anniversary, Dairy Queen is giving away free soft-serve cones on March 16. The Edina-based chain started in 1940 with a location in Joliet, Ill. Today, it has over 6,000 outlets, including 4,800 in the United States. On March 16, “participating” Dairy Queens and DQ Grill and Chills will serve free small vanilla cones, one per customer, the company said in a statement. The majority of DQ outlets are expected to...

Midwest manufacturers grow in February despite job losses

The Minnesota and other Midwest manufacturing sector grew robustly in February despite West Coast shipping woes that slammed much of the country, according to two widely watched economic reports released Monday. While U.S. factory gains slowed in February, Midwest producers reported increases in factory sales and delivery speeds, while benefiting from decreases in raw material prices for the month. http://www.startribune.com/b...

Buffett would have OK'd Keystone XL pipeline, expects Clinton will be next president

Warren Buffett said Monday he would have voted to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, which crosses his home state, to help Canada use its petroleum as a valuable North American natural resource. http://www.omaha.com/money/buffett-would-have-ok-d-keystone-xl-pipeline-expects-clinton/article_89a31c1a-beac-11e4-90...

Tribal Marijuana Conference: 'A 10-Year Window for Tribes to Capitalize'

On Saturday, February 28 some 75 tribal leaders from across the country met to discuss forming the first “Tribal Cannabis Association” at the Tulalip Resort Casino on the Tulalip Reservation in Washington State. Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/03/02/tribal-marijuana-conference-10-year-window-trib...

Up to 1,500 gallons of oil has permeated 24 miles of waterways

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. — Crews could spend weeks cleaning up as much as 1,500 gallons of used motor oil that has leaked into a series of irrigation drains emptying into the Yakima River and has created a sheen visible as far south as Prosser. “It’s going to be awhile,” said Jeff Lewis, spill response team supervisor for the state Department of Ecology’s Yakima office. http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/2960366-8/up-to-1500-g...

Red Lake Day at the Capitol 2015

Red Lake Day at the Capitol 2015 Monday, March 2,...

Minnesota GOP leaves unpaid bills with national vendors

Two Republican-owned national political consulting firms are demanding the Minnesota Republican Party settle hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid bills from the 2014 campaign, a sign the party’s long-running financial struggles may not be totally resolved. In e-mails to state GOP Chairman Keith Downey, top executives at Salt Lake City-based Arena Communications and the Kansas-based Singularis Group blasted the Minnesota Republican Party...

Legislators propose a 'Legislative Budget Office'

Top leaders in the GOP-led House and DFL Senate are teaming up to propose a legislative budget office that would provide an alternative to the cost estimates on bills now produced by the administration of DFL Gov. Mark Dayton. The proposals come after occasional dust-ups by legislators over the years regarding the veracity of the fiscal notes that look at the possible costs of proposed legislation. The bills introduced Monday specifically...

Gertrude Marie RedEagle

Gertrude Marie RedEagle, 83, Redby, Minn., died Sunday in Red Lake Hospital. Traditional services will began 2 p.m. today (Tuesday) and will continue until the burial service Thursday at the Redby Community Center. Allen Hardy will be her spiritual leader. Interment will be Thursday in the RedEagle Family Burial Grounds in Neptune, Minn. Arrangements by Northern Peace Funeral Home in Walker,...

Thomas D. Staples

Thomas D. Staples B. Wednesday, November 11, 1942D. Thursday, February 22, 0215 Proceeded in death by Father Ted Staples Sr and brother Ted Staples Jr. Formerly of Cass Lake, MN. Resided at Nielsen Place in Bemidji, MN. Survived by nieces, nephews and other family and friends. Memorial service will be held at Veterans Memorial Center 16599 69th Ave NW,...

Elroy L. Bastien

Elroy L. Bastien (September 15, 1950 - February 27, 2015) Bastien, died peacefully in his home on Friday, February 27th, 2015, at the age of 64. Throughout his diagnosis and care, Elroy maintained his quick wit and sense of humor. He always extended sincere kindness to those providing him care and was appreciative of all the kind thoughts and support of those around him. Elroy was born on September 15, 1950 in Cloquet, MN to Louis and Helen...

Red Lake WARRIORS Fan Bus ~ Boys BB Game in TRF - Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Red Lake WARRIORS Fan Bus ~ Boys BB Game in TRF - Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 *COMMUNITY AND STUDENTS 9TH-12TH GRADES *STUDENTS IN GRADES K - 8TH MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT *COST FOR FAN BUS: $3 *SIGN UP AT THE PONEMAH ELEM.: WITH LESLIE JOHNSON *RL HIGH SCHOOL: BARB STILLDAY OR KIM PEMBERTON *RL MIDDLE SCHOOL: RAELYN SIDDENS MUST SIGN UP BY NOON TUESDAY MARCH 3, 2015 And Pay the Fan Bus Fee...

Northwoods Tournament Series for 8th, 5th and 4th Grade Boys

Northwoods Tournament Series 8th Grade Boys All Games Played at Grand Rapids High School 8th Grade Boys.pdf http://www.northwoodstournaments.com/Brackets/NCC/Boys/8th%20Grade%20Boys.pdf Northwoods Tournament Series 5th Grade Boys All Games Played at Deer River High School 5th Grade Boys.pdf from Chris Jourdain http://www.northwoodstournaments.com/Brackets/NCC/Boys/5th%20Grade%20Boys.pdf Northwoods Tournament Series 4th Grade Boys All Games...

SLOT TECHNICIAN - Seven Clans Casinos –Thief River Falls

**EXTERNAL POSTING OPENING ** SLOT TECHNICIAN RATE OF PAY: According to pay scale LOCATION: Seven Clans Casinos –Thief River Falls, MN OPENS: February 27, 2015 CLOSES: March 13, 2015 POSITION OBJECTIVES: Under the general supervision of the prevailing Slot Supervisor is responsible to conduct preventative maintenance and repair slot machines for Seven Clans Casinos. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: ...

SLOT ATTENDANT - Seven Clans Casinos –Thief River Falls

**EXTERNAL POSITION OPENING** SLOT ATTENDANT RATE OF PAY: Depending upon experience LOCATION: Seven Clans Casinos –Thief River Falls, MN OPENS: February 27, 2015 CLOSES: March 13, 2015 POSITION OBJECTIVES Under the general supervision of the prevailing Supervisor is responsible to conduct preventative maintenance and repair slot machines for Seven Clans Casinos. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  ...

CHILD PROTECTION CASE MANAGER - RED LAKE FAMILY & CHILDREN SERVICES

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT CHILD PROTECTION CASE MANAGER RED LAKE FAMILY & CHILDREN SERVICES Open: March 2, 2015 Closing: March 20, 2015 @ 3:00 p.m. Primary Function: To provide comprehensive case management services to children and families who are involved in the child protection system, both voluntarily and involuntarily, on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. Works directly with children and...

ADMINISTRATOR - Jourdain/Perpich Extended Care Center

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT EXTENDED! ADMINISTRATOR Jourdain/Perpich Extended Care Center OPEN: March 2, 2015 CLOSING: March 27, 2015 @ 3:00 p.m. PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Nursing Home Administrator will be responsible for directing the daily functions of the Jourdain/Perpich Extended Care Center in accordance with Federal and state standards, regulations, and guidelines to ensure that the highest quality...

Aquash case might help solve other cold cases from Wounded Knee

Now that John Graham is in prison for life for murdering Annie Mae Aquash in December 1975 on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, perhaps other cold cases related to the Wounded Knee incidents four decades ago can be solved, said Marty Jackley Monday. http://www.capjournal.com/news/jackley-aquash-case-might-help-solve-other-cold-cases-from/article_4d07ab1c-c164-11e4-89...