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Articles from the November 21, 2017 edition

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Joseph Johns Jr.

Joseph Johns Jr. December 14, 1932 - November 18, 2017 Joseph Johns Jr., 84, Bear Clan, of Red Lake, MN began his journey to the Spirit World on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Sanford Bemidji Medical Center in Bemidji, MN. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm,...

 
 By John Enger    Sports    November 21, 2017

Undefeated: For Red Lake boxers, a requiem in the ring

Antonio Varney stands 6 feet tall, 149 pounds. He's 16, lanky, quiet. A few guys call him The Beast. He doesn't look like one, but you wouldn't say that in the ring. Tony has a fearsome reputation on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. He's known as Tony Boy, or Pretty...

 

Bemidji Pioneer: Man sentenced to 10 days in jail for Bemidji school bus crash

BEMIDJI-The Tennessee man who police say caused a May school bus crash the injured multiple children was sentenced to 10 days in jail Friday. Thomas Lee Nielsen, 30, of Chattanooga, Tenn., was charged with careless driving May 5, two days after he ran a stop sign at...

 

Body Discovered Outside A Bemidji Home

Few details are available after police discover a body of a male outside a Bemidji home early Sunday Morning. Shortly after 3:00am Bemidji Police Officers received a report of an unresponsive person outside a residence in the 2600 block of Birchmont Drive NE. Upon...

 

Trailer for College Production at Red Lake

"I think Indigenous Peoples are going to emerge as the leaders. They are holding on to this Ancient knowledge of how we should treat the land, how we should be on the land. So I think it's important to listen to their stories." -From the film on the Sami, Europe's only...

 

Woman accuses Franken of inappropriate touching at Minnesota State Fair

A second woman has accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of improper conduct, saying he put his hand on her bottom as they posed for a picture at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010 — after he had begun his career in the Senate. Lindsay Menz told CNN last week for a report broadcast Monday that the interaction made her...

 

'Banged-up' Vikings have quick turnaround for Thanksgiving game at Detroit

For the second straight year, the Vikings must travel on a short week for a Thanksgiving game in Detroit. Defensive tackle Tom Johnson isn’t thrilled. http://www.twincities.com/2017/11/20/banged-up-vikings-have-quick-turnaround-for-thanksgiving-game-at-detroit/...

 

'Demon, demon,' man repeatedly chanted after killing his girlfriend, charges say

Police found a woman’s body with shotgun wounds and numerous sharp force injuries early Sunday morning in the bedroom of the St. Paul apartment she shared with her boyfriend. Her boyfriend grasped a knife and chanted “demon, demon” before authorities subdued him, according to a complaint filed in Ramsey County...

 

Minnesota says 3M pollution raised cancer rates, puts price tag at $5 billion

Minnesota is seeking $5 billion in damages from 3M Co. in what could become one of the largest environmental lawsuits in the nation’s history. In Hennepin County District Court documents filed Friday, the attorney general charged that chemicals manufactured by Maplewood-based 3M have damaged human health and the...

 

CBS suspends Rose, PBS halts his show following allegations

NEW YORK — Charlie Rose is the latest public figure to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations, with PBS halting distribution of his nightly interview show and CBS News suspending him Monday following a Washington Post report with the accusations of eight women. The women, who all worked for Rose or tried to work...

 

60 years of Union Gospel Mission free Thanksgiving dinners

Roughly 750 volunteers will organize, sort and deliver donated food for Thanksgiving meals at Union Gospel Mission today and Tuesday, the 60th year of the annual food distribution effort. Union Gospel Mission expects to help feed over 50,000 people this week, which includes serving a hot Thanksgiving meal on Thursday....

 

Sen. Al Franken gets the 'Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update' treatment

The “Saturday Night Live” mock news show ‘Weekend Update” poked fun on Saturday night at Sen. Al Franken and the sexual-harassment controversy swirling around him. “Weekend Update” also took aim at U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, among others. http://www.twincities.com/2017/11/19/se...

 

Erich Martens approved as new MSHSL executive director

Erich Martens was voted in as the Minnesota State High School League’s executive director by the league’s board of directors on Monday at the league office. Martens, the principal at Sauk Rapids-Rice High School, will replace current executive director Dave Stead, who is stepping down after serving in the role...

 

'Brides of Christ' sect leader's sentence reduced in girls' sex abuse

The Minnesota Court of Appeals says the leader of an isolated religious sect who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two girls must be given a lesser sentence. Victor Barnard was leader of River Road Fellowship near Finlayson, about 90 miles north of Minneapolis. http://www.twincities.com/2017/11/20/...

 

Videos and a 'sex goals' list discovered as St. Paul acting teacher faces new charge

A St. Paul acting instructor took video of himself making sexual contact with a preteen during an acting class, and it wasn’t his first time being accused of lewd behavior with preteens, according to a complaint filed in Ramsey County District Court. Nicholas Charles Barghini, 31, was charged Friday with another...

 

Partially-buried body found in south Minneapolis park

Authorities say a partially-buried body has been found in some woods in a south Minneapolis park. A man walking his dog in Solomon Park near Lake Nokomis found the body Sunday. Police say investigators could not tell the age or how long the body had been there. http://www.twincities.com/2017/11/20/p...

 

'Dr. Al Franken' gave 'thorough breast examination' in USO tour script

A script for a USO performance that Al Franken worked on called for “Dr. Al Franken” to perform a “breast exam” on stage before cheering American soldiers, according to Franken’s own reading of the script and a video of one of the performances. The 2003 performance also included a moment where, Franken said,...

 

Mark Dayton's chief of staff to become St. Paul's deputy mayor

St. Paul mayor-elect Melvin Carter has named Jaime Tincher as deputy mayor. Tincher, the chief of staff for Gov. Mark Dayton, “successfully managed an executive office staff and complex budgets to achieve progressive policy victories for the people of Minnesota,” Carter noted in a prepared statement. As deputy...

 

Staff: Franken will not resign, is doing 'a lot of reflecting'

On Sunday, a spokesman said Sen. Al Franken will not resign following allegations of sexual misconduct. Franken has kept a low media profile in the wake of the allegations. Staff said he's spending time in Washington with family and he will stay there through the Thanksgiving holiday. They said Franken is doing "a lot...

 

Bemidji Pioneer: Bemidji man pleads guilty to sex assault of vulnerable adult

BEMIDJI—A Bemidji man accused of sexually assaulting a vulnerable adult while employed at an area REM home pleaded guilty Nov. 14 to third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Anthony Leonard Granger, 53, was charged with the assault in July. According to a criminal complaint Granger, whose title at the time of the...

 

Maxine M Boswell

Maxine M Boswell (April 20, 1940 - November 18, 2017) Maxine Marie Boswell, age 77, of Waubun, MN, died Saturday, November 18, 2017, at Mahnomen Health Center Nursing Home, Mahnomen, under Hospice Care of the Red River Valley. Mass of Christian Burial will be held...

 

Paul Bunyan Communications Wins International Innovation Award

(Bemidji, MN) (November 20, 2017)- Paul Bunyan Communications' GigaZone Gaming Championship, the first stadium-style eSporting event in northern Minnesota, has been awarded the Calix Best Innovation in Residential Subscriber Experience for 2017. The Calix Innovation...

 

Leech Lake Kids Getting to Know Their Foods

In 2015, First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) awarded 15 grants totaling $523,000 under the Seeds of Native Health campaign. Seeds of Native Health was created and funded by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC), and is a major philanthropic...

 

FINANCIAL ELIGIBILITY SPECIALIST - OSHKIIMAAJITAHDAH (NEW BEGINNINGS)

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT FINANCIAL ELIGIBILITY SPECIALIST OSHKIIMAAJITAHDAH (NEW BEGINNINGS) Open: November 20, 2017 – UNTIL FILLED. POSITION SUMMARY: The Financial Eligibility Specialist serves as a primary contact and resource for any client who is receiving Cash and...

 

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES/CASE MANAGER - OSHKIIMAAJITAHDAH (NEW BEGINNINGS)

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT EMPLOYMENT SERVICES/CASE MANAGER OSHKIIMAAJITAHDAH (NEW BEGINNINGS) Open: November 20, 2017 – UNTIL Filled. Position Summary: The Employment Service Case Manager will work in the Bemidji or Redby locations assisting clients by assessing needs,...

 

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