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 By Michael Meuers    News    January 30, 2015

Red Lake Chairman/Treasurer Travel to DC

Red Lake Tribal Chairman Darrell G. Seki, Sr., and Tribal Treasurer Annette Johnson along with others met with members of the Minnesota Congressional delegation on January 28, 2015, in Washington DC to discuss a number of issues of concern to the Red Lake Band. According to a tribal spokesperson, Seki and Johnson met with Minnesota's two US Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, and Congressman Co...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    January 30, 2015

"Soup with the Supe" held in Little Rock

On Thursday, January 29, 2016, Red Lake Public School District Superintendent, Anne Lundquist hosted a fourth meeting in a series of ongoing, informal community conversations with district stakeholders. This first session was held at the Ponemah Elementary School in September 2014, followed by Red Lake and Redby. The purpose of the meetings were to share information regarding the district's...

 
 News    January 30, 2015

AmeriCorps Program is Back!

AmeriCorps Program is Back! AmeriCorps Program started in August 2014 and volunteers provide service in Head Start. Members were selected and began service in October 2014. Below is a introduction of the members. As of to date the members provided 6,300 hours of volunteering in 10 classrooms. 2 Classrooms at Ponemah Head Start and 8 Classrooms at Red Lake Head Start. AMERICORPS MEMBER PROFILES:...

 
 News    January 29, 2015 

Warrant issued for alleged heroin dealer

BEMIDJI -- A Beltrami County warrant has been issued for the arrest of a man who was originally arrested for heroin possession in Little Rock on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in October. David Contrell McClure, 22, is listed as having an address in Minneapolis and Naperville, Ill., according to court documents. A warrant was issued Friday for McClure's arrest after he failed to appear at a hearing in Beltrami County District...

 
 News    January 29, 2015 

Dayton signs disaster bill, which includes aid for Beltrami County, Red Lake

ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill Tuesday that provides disaster relief to local governments affected by June 2014 floods, including Beltrami County and the Red Lake Nation. The House unanimously approved the bill Monday, after the Senate passed it last week. Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jim Knoblach, R-St. Cloud, said the bill allows $74 million of federal and state flood relief. The state will pay 25 percent of most recovery...

 
 News    January 29, 2015 

NORTHWEST MINNESOTA FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANT TO LITTLE BROTHERS & LITTLE SISTERS OF PENNINGTON COUNTY

January 28, 2015-Bemidji, MN- The Northwest Minnesota Foundation (NMF) awarded a $25,000 grant to Little Brothers & Little Sisters (LBLS) of Pennington County to restart after a four-and-a-half year hiatus. The program was established to connect adult mentors to at risk youth in the Thief River Falls area. The program ran short on funds during the recession, but with a revived economy, local partners are coming together to rebuild the program....

 
 News    January 29, 2015 

BSU professor explores ethical considerations of augmented reality

Jan. 28, 2015 — As advances in computing and digital imaging get closer to the promises of creating real-time alternate or augmented realities, what ethical considerations might these devices bring? Are there challenges that come from how we relate to each other when we can’t know what sort of images or information are being projected in front of the people we are interacting with? Dr. Marty J. Wolf, a professor of computer science at...

 
 News    January 29, 2015 

Bemidji man pleads not guilty to robbery

BEMIDJI -- A Bemidji man accused of assaulting and robbing a man earlier this month pleaded not guilty Monday in Beltrami County District Court. Robin Lee Lussier, 25, is charged with felony second-degree aggravated robbery resulting from an incident in Bemidji on Jan. 15. Lussier was arrested along with Shelby Gene Boswell, 23, of St. Paul and Brandon James Madigan, 18, of Cass Lake, after Bemidji Police responded to a report of an ongoing...

 
 News    January 29, 2015 

Bethune, Hiawatha schools show divide in Minneapolis classrooms

Nearly every student at Bethune Community School lives in poverty. At least a quarter are homeless or at risk of losing their housing. Test scores are among the worst in Minneapolis, with only a tiny fraction of students performing at grade level. Across town at Hiawatha Community School, outbursts and unruly behavior are rarely a problem. Classroom activities are often filled with parents. Students often score higher on their standardized tests...

 
 News    January 29, 2015 

University of Minnesota student diagnosed with measles; other students, doctors alerted

Measles has been diagnosed in a University of Minnesota student, prompting health officials to notify about 2,500 students who may have been exposed and to alert local doctors, clinics and hospitals to watch for other cases of the highly contagious disease. Dr. Gary Christenson, chief medical officer at the university’s Boynton Health Services, said the student, who returned from international travel, attended classes Jan. 20-23 on the East...

 
 News    January 29, 2015 

Classes to resume at Southwest High Thursday after bomb threat

Authorities found no sign of explosives at Southwest High School on Wednesday after it was shut down because of a bomb threat. School officials say the Minneapolis Police Department conducted a walk-through at the building Wednesday morning after the threat came in late Tuesday. Classes resume Thursday....

 
 News    January 29, 2015 

Minn. woman admits tying boyfriend to SUV, fatally dragging him

A northwestern Minnesota woman has admitted that she murdered her boyfriend by lashing him by the neck to an SUV and dragging him along a country road. Jessica M. Kilde, 33, of Ogema, pleaded guilty this week in Becker County District Court to second-degree intentional murder in the Aug. 15 death of Richard A. Baity, 41....

 
 News    January 29, 2015 

Home Lifestyle A survivor! Bart the cat crawls back from grave days after being hit by car in Florida

TAMPA, Fla. — Bart the cat was hit by a car, buried and seemingly crawled back from the dead. Earlier this month, a car hit the 1 ½-year-old cat in Tampa. Bart's owner was so distraught, he couldn't stand the thought of burying him, so he asked neighbor to dig a shallow grave....

 
 News    January 29, 2015 

Feds: Minneapolis police must overhaul system for dealing with problem officers

The Minneapolis Police Department must revamp its system for identifying and weeding out problem officers if it hopes to regain public confidence, according to a new U.S. Department of Justice report. A full version of the report, prepared by the Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs, was released Wednesday at a community meeting at police headquarters. The study comes at a time of heightened scrutiny of police conduct, following a...

 
 News    January 29, 2015 

In protecting wolves, advocates seek middle ground

Animal protection and environmental advocates in Minnesota and nationally have informed federal regulators that they would accept a reduced level of protection for wolves in order to avert a congressional effort to remove all protections for the species. The position, spelled out this week in a petition led by the Humane Society of the United States, asks the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reclassify gray wolves under the Endangered Species...

 
 News    January 29, 2015 

Who benefits the most from 'free' college tuition?

Thulani Jwacu understands the power of the word “free.” When he makes his pitch to low-income teenagers, he can see their eyes light up. If they go to community college, he tells them, “you don’t have to worry about paying for tuition.”...

 
 News    January 29, 2015 

Here's the science behind all that snot

Anyone with a stuffy nose these days can’t help but marvel at the Play-Doh Fun Factory working overtime between their ears, extruding an endless stream of … stuff. You blow your nose and five minutes later, you need to blow it again. Five minutes later, you need to blow it again. Five minutes later, you need to blow it again. This can go on for days....

 
 News    January 29, 2015 

DNR delays mandatory invasive species training for boaters

A program that would require boaters to pass a 30-minute training course to legally pull watercraft on a trailer in Minnesota ran aground Wednesday when its launch was postponed by the Department of Natural Resources. Intended to fight the spread of aquatic invasive species, the controversial program was to begin at the end of the month. But legislators have introduced bills to kill the law requiring the training, and DNR officials don’t want...

 
 News    January 29, 2015 

Boil-water advisory: 'Gotta learn to live with it' FN chief says

Winnipeggers dealing with a city-wide boil-water advisory for the first time in the city’s history are getting a taste of what it’s like to live on one of Manitoba’s First Nations. Winnipeg was hit with a city-wide boil-water advisory Tuesday night – sending people into bottled-water-buying frenzies and shuttering a number of businesses....

 
 News    January 29, 2015 

Rapid City Officials Pledge Action On Native Student Abuse At Hockey Game

More than 100 Native Americans met Wednesday with Rapid City official to discuss what Rapid City Police Chief Karl Jegeris called racist and criminal behavior toward Native American children at a recent hockey game. The children were at the Rapid City Rush game at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Saturday night because of achievement at school. But in the third period, according to a chaperone from the school and other witnesses, they were doused...

 
 News    January 29, 2015 

15 people charged with theft of Yakama scholarship money

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. -- Federal investigators say more than a dozen people have been charged with defrauding the Yakama Nation out of scholarship money. Court documents say the suspects filled out applications for a tribal scholarship with incorrect information, then cashed their scholarship checks even though they weren't enrolled in college. Investigators say two employees with the tribal scholarship program also took a cut of the...

 
 News    January 29, 2015 

Former pueblo official pleads guilty in embezzlement case

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A former governor of the Santa Ana Pueblo has pleaded guilty to embezzlement and tax evasion. Federal prosecutors say 60-year-old Bruce Sanchez entered the pleas in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque on Wednesday....

 
 News    January 29, 2015 

Glycogen storage disease could affect 1 in 500 Nunavik Inuit

A medical mystery that could have implications for Nunavik residents has been solved by researchers, 15 years after five Inuit children were found to have enlarged livers. In a study published last week in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, Canadian and Japanese researchers identified a genetic mutation in Inuit responsible for glycogen storage disease type IIIa....

 
 News    January 29, 2015 

Saskatoon Police holding aboriginal recruitment fair

The numbers are already solid. But Saskatoon Police say they could be better. One in 10 police officers in the city is aboriginal. Chief Clive Weighill is proud of how the force reflects that element of the community....

 
 News    January 29, 2015 

Seize the parents, not the kids: Grand Chief Nelson

Plans to keep more children at home in Manitoba and out of the child welfare systemis being met with criticism. More than 10,000 kids in the province are in the care of Child and Family Services. Nearly 90 per cent of them are Indigenous....

 

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