2015 Red Lake Head Start Pow Wow

The Red Lake Head Start Pow Wow 2015 was held on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the Early Childhood Center in Red Lake. New Head Start Brave and Princess 2015-16 - Sylas Perkins and AveriAuna...

MINNESOTA SHERIFF'S ASSOCIATION

This week, the Minnesota Sheriffs Association (MSA) sent solicitations to many households seeking voluntary membership as an Honorary Member of the Minnesota Sheriff's Association. I know every day our citizens are bombarded with solicitations and scams so it is nearly impossible to determine if there are any real charities or worthy causes that exist any longer. That is why it is so important to know where you are considering donating your...

Bemidji State University's Chamber Singers are heading to New York for a performance at Carnegie Hall

The Chamber Singers are joining choirs from Fountain Valley (Calif.) High School Vocal Music and Saint Mary’s College of California Chamber Singers and Glee Club for the Gotham SINGS! Choral Showcase on April 18. The concert will begin at 8:30 p.m. on the Perelman Stage of Carnegie’s Stern Auditorium. This annual series presents outstanding bands, choirs, orchestras and music programs in world-class venues throughout New York City. This...

Minnesota Historical Society Earns National Awards

St. Paul, Minn. - The Minnesota Historical Society has earned two monetary awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to develop projects that support the mission of using the power of history to transform lives. Play the Past "Play the Past" is a powerful new location-based mobile gaming application launched in January of 2014 for use in the History Center's permanent exhibit "Then Now Wow." The NEH grant will help fund the...

Brain Bucket campaign provides helmets to youth

BEMIDJI, Minn. - Sanford Bemidji's trauma team received a grant from the Sanford Health Foundation of Northern Minnesota and Knife River to address head injury and trauma due to inadequate head protection. The grant provides funding for winter sports helmets and a "Brain Bucket" educational campaign, specifically targeting kids. Every winter Sanford Bemidji sees a high number of youth with head...

'Shoulder-to-shoulder': Hawaiians visit area tribal colleges so both groups can learn from one another

CASS LAKE -- As a group of visiting Hawaiians took center stage to present a selection of their traditional dances, they did so to honor the ancestors of those representing and attending Leech Lake Tribal College. “Our chant will … ask permission of your nature, your ancient people, to accept us, to introduce us into your space,” said Taupouri Tangaro, a professor at Hawaii Community College in Hilo, Hawaii. “We’ve come this far, will...

Marijuana wax receiving increased attention from law enforcement

ST. PAUL — Law enforcement officials from across Minnesota warned about the rise of a new form of marijuana Wednesday that can be six times more potent than the typical leaf form of the drug. Called marijuana wax, the manufacture of the drug has been blamed for the death of a St. Cloud area woman and dangerous psychosomatic trips of two Duluth teenagers. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/region/3707848-marijuana-wax-receivi...

DNR investigating death of two elk near Grygla

BEMIDJI -- The Department of Natural Resources is investigating the deaths of two bull elk that were illegally shot and killed near Grygla, Minn. Part of Minnesota's smallest elk herd, the elk were killed in an area that has been closed to hunting since 2012. A recent aerial survey tallied 18 elk in the Grygla herd, down from 20 last year and 28 in 2013. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/3707766-dnr-investigating-death...

Brother of alleged synthetic drug dealer plans to open smoke shop in Bemidji

BEMIDJI -- A family member of a man recently charged with selling illegal synthetic drugs through a chain of Minnesota smoke shops plans himself to open a smoke shop in Bemidji. Last month, the city of Bemidji issued a business license for Kareem Wazwaz to open a "Smokes 4 Less" store at 550 Paul Bunyan Drive NW. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/3707986-brother-alleged-synthetic-drug-dealer-plans-ope...

Feds: Minnesota Guardsman in Afghanistan traded nude pics online with teen girls

A Minnesota National Guardsman has been charged with enticing a 14-year-old girl to send nude photos of herself via the Internet to him in Afghanistan and having sexually explicit communication with dozens of other teens over social media. Andrew L. Schiller, 28, of Lakeville, also is accused of sending the girls sexually explicit photos of himself, federal prosecutors said Wednesday in announcing the indictment. Schiller was charged last week...

Cellphones, other distractions a factor in majority of crashes involving teen drivers

WASHINGTON — Distractions — especially talking with passengers and using cellphones — play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers than has been previously understood, according to compelling new evidence cited by safety researchers. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety analyzed nearly 1,700 videos that capture the actions of teen drivers in the moments before a crash. It found that distractions were a factor in nearly 6...

Navajo teen with a camera and a cause wins White House visit for short film

WASHINGTON – Keanu Jones just wanted to tell stories of his Navajo people when he picked up a camera several years ago, never thinking that his “simple 3-minute film” would bring him all the way to the White House. “It’s incredible,” said Jones, 18, whose film was one of 15 selected from around the country as part of the second annual White House Student Film Festival. Jones, a senior at Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy, said...

Bemidji hoops teams to move down to Class AAA

BEMIDJI — Last season, the Bemidji High School boys and girls basketball teams combined for a record of 12-40. But, eight of those wins came against teams from Class AAA. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/sports/lumberjacks/3708181-basketball-bemidji-hoops-teams...

Red Lake Baseball and Softball Practice is Underway for 2015 - P2

Red Lake Baseball and Softball Practice is Underway for 2015 Schedules should be coming out...

Red Lake Warriors fail to close in 59-55 loss to Maranatha Christian in State Tournament - P9

From KKCQ Radio Fosston Class A State Quarterfinal – Red Lake 55 vs. Maranatha Christian 59 Red Lake started out the game firing, led by Russell Kingbird's 15 points at half time. The Warriors led 36-24 at halftime but Maranatha slowly came back, gaining momentum while taking advantage of missed shots and some key Red Lake turnovers midway through the second half and late in the game. Free...

Red Lake Warriors Send Off to State Tournament - P9

Red Lake Warriors Send Off to State Tournament on Wednesday, March 11,...

Red Lake Warriors go back to state with 81-75 win over Win-E-Mac - P12

From KKCQ Sports Radio Section 8A Championship – Red Lake 81 vs. Win-E-Mac 75 It was an electric atmosphere at Ralph Englestad Arena in Thief River Falls Friday night as the Red Lake Warriors battled the Win-E-Mac Patriots for the Section 8A Championship. Over 2,300 fans were in attendance as the Warriors were trying to defend the Section Championship they won last year over the Northern...

Lady Warriors upset by Walker-Hackensack-Akley 51-46 in East Section 8A semifinal - P12

From KKCQ Sports Radio Section 8A East Semifinal – #5 Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 51 vs. #1 Red Lake 46 The Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Wolves were outscored by the Red Lake Warriors by a combined score of 147-90 in their two regular season games. In fact, the Warriors defeated the Wolves 80-37 on February 24th. It's a good thing the Wolves have a short memory as they pulled off a major upset...

RLHS Pep Rally for Red Lake Warriors and Lady Warriors held on Friday - P12

Red Lake High School Pep Rally for Red Lake Warriors and Lady Warriors held on Friday, March 6,...

Red Lake Lady Warriors advance in Sub Section 8A with 65-27 win over Laporte - P13

Section 8A East Quarterfinal – #9 Laporte 27 vs. #1 Red Lake 65 The number 1 Seed , Red Lake's Lady Warriors tamed the number 9 Seed Laporte Wildcats with a 65 to 27 win in the Quarterfinal round of the Section 8A tournament. They will play the winner of the Blackduck and Walker-Hackensack-Akley game, which was WHA 56-36, on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the REA in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, at ...

Red Lake wins Section 8A East Championship with 54-52 win over Fosston - P15

Section 8A East Championship – #3 Fosston 52 vs. #1 Red Lake 54 This was a back and forth battle between the Warriors and Greyhounds - a very exciting way to start out the night at the Ralph Engelstad Arena! A hard fought battle went to the Warriors as they came away with some big plays and knocked down key free throws to seal the deal. Jeremy Martin took it right down the lane with just...

Red Lake Warriors Pep Rally and Send Off on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - P15

Red Lake Warriors Pep Rally and Send Off on Tuesday, March 3,...

Heinz and Kraft join to create food giant, now must catch up with shoppers' changing tastes

NEW YORK — Some of the most familiar names in ketchup, pickles, cheese and hot dogs are set to come under the same roof after H.J. Heinz Co. announced plans Wednesday to buy Kraft and create one of the world's largest food and beverage companies. The deal would bring together an array of longtime staples in American kitchens, including Oscar Mayer lunchmeats, Jell-O desserts, Miracle Whip spreads, Ore-Ida potatoes and Smart Ones diet foods....

Ganjapreneurs on the Reservation

Amid free Mexican food and fair-trade coffee on Thursday afternoon, 10 powerful Native American tribes will convene to discuss an industry with the potential to transform their respective nations: cannabis. “The Future of Marijuana and Tribes” meeting, hosted by Santa Fe law firm Blaze America, will offer information on every aspect of pot regulation, from lobbying to taxes to profit. There will likely be skeptics, but ganjapreneur-types...

Oglala Sioux Tribe bans business with newspaper

PINE RIDGE, S.D. - The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council has approved a resolution banning all businesses on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation from selling the Rapid City Journal after the newspaper published a headline the tribe found objectionable. Tribal spokesman Kevin Steele says the ban will stay in effect until the newspaper apologizes for a headline that questioned whether a group of Native American students stood for the pledge of allegiance...

Kline pushes for funding to help Indian schools

U.S. Rep. John Kline is asking for an almost $60 million increase in funding to the Bureau of Indian Affairs in as part of a recent push to end many of the unsafe conditions in Bureau of Indian Education schools across the country. As the chairman for the Committee on Education and the Workforce, Kline’s letter to the Committee on Appropriations requests $133.2 million for education construction in the Bureau of Indian Affairs for the next...

Tester urges for quick reauthorization as Native American Housing grant initiative advances through the U.S. House of Representatives

(U.S. SENATE)-Senator Jon Tester released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA), an initiative that awards block grants for tribes and tribal housing authorities in order to make investments in housing in Native American communities. "Today we are a step closer to addressing the lack of housing in Indian Country, and it's...

Peter Strong, Sr. - Memorial Dinner/Pot Luck

Peter Strong, Sr. - Memorial Dinner/Pot Luck Sunday April 19, 2015 2:00 p.m. At Redby Community Center Red Lake Drums and Ojibwe Hymns Singers Invited for Memorial Songs and Hymns All Friends and Relatives Invited to attend and support Family. Many Thanks. Peter Strong, Sr....

FRONT LINE CASHIER - Seven Clans Casinos – Thief River Falls

**EXTERNAL POSITION OPENING** FRONT LINE CASHIER RATE OF PAY: Depending upon experience LOCATION: Seven Clans Casinos – Thief River Falls, MN OPENS: March 25, 2015 CLOSES: April 08, 2015 POSITION OBJECTIVES: Under the supervision of the prevailing Cage/Vault Supervisor is responsible to assists guests with monetary transactions for Seven Clans Casinos. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Secures...

SURVEILLANCE OPERATOR - Seven Clans Casinos –Thief River Falls

**EXTERNAL POSITION OPENING** SURVEILLANCE OPERATOR RATE OF PAY: Depending upon experience LOCATION: Seven Clans Casinos –Thief River Falls, MN OPENS: March 25, 2015 CLOSES: April 08, 2015 POSITION OBJECTIVES: Under the general supervision of the Surveillance Manager, is responsible to oversee assigned shift to protect the security of operations for Seven Clans Casinos. DUTIES AND...

GUEST SERVICE SUPERVISOR - Seven Clans Casinos –Thief River Falls

** POSITION OPENING ** GUEST SERVICE SUPERVISOR RATE OF PAY: Depending on experience LOCATION: Seven Clans Casinos –Thief River Falls, MN OPENS: March 25, 2015 CLOSES: April 8, 2015 POSITION OBJECTIVES: Under the general supervision of the Guest Services Manager is responsible to oversee guest services for Seven Clans Casinos. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Receives guests, greets customers...

GUEST SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE - Seven Clans Casinos –Thief River Falls

**POSITION OPENING** GUEST SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE RATE OF PAY: Depending upon experience LOCATION: Seven Clans Casinos –Thief River Falls MN OPENS: March 25, 2015 CLOSES: April 8, 2015 POSITION OBJECTIVES: Under the general supervision of the Guest Service Manager is responsible to oversee guest services for Seven Clans Casinos. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Receives guests, greets customers ...