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 By Crystal Dey    News    July 30, 2014 

Redby man changes not guilty plea in meth transport case

BEMIDJI -- A Redby man who plead not guilty in June to felony first-degree conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine changed his plea to guilty on Friday. Joseph “Jake” Thunder III, 47, was arrested in May for attempting to transport 43 grams of methamphetamine to the Red Lake Indian Reservation from the Twin Cities. Thunder was arrested along with Alex “Sparky” Dejesus-Zuniga, 18 and Delisha Rae Rodriguez, 25, of Richfield. The three...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    July 30, 2014 

Community Health Day 2014 in Red Lake - P7

The Annual Community Health Day was held on Thursday, July 24, 2014, beginning with the Hike for Health and Million Miles Against Diabetes (MMAD) walk from the Red Lake Hospital to the Red Lake Humanities Center. The first 500 registered received T-shirts. The Health Fair began at 10 AM at the Humanities Center with about 60 programs and exhibitors that provided participants with information on...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    July 30, 2014 

Dayton's Lt. Governor Spends Day at Red Lake

For the first time in at least 20 years, a member of the Minnesota Governor's office spent the better part of a day on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. DFL Governor Mark Dayton's Lieutenant Governor candidate Tina Smith made plans, with the assistance of Red Lake's State Representative Roger Erickson, to visit with Red Lake Chairman Darrell G. Seki, Sr., Red Lake Schools, and the Red Lake Politica...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    July 30, 2014 

Community Health Day 2014 in Red Lake - P8

The Annual Community Health Day was held on Thursday, July 24, 2014, beginning with the Hike for Health and Million Miles Against Diabetes (MMAD) walk from the Red Lake Hospital to the Red Lake Humanities Center. The first 500 registered received T-shirts. The Health Fair began at 10 AM at the Humanities Center with about 60 programs and exhibitors that provided participants with information on...

 
 By Michael Meuers    News    July 30, 2014 

Dayton's Lt. Governor Spends Day at Red Lake - P2

For the first time in at least 20 years, a member of the Minnesota Governor's office spent the better part of a day on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. DFL Governor Mark Dayton's Lieutenant Governor candidate Tina Smith made plans, with the assistance of Red Lake's State Representative Roger Erickson, to visit with Red Lake Chairman Darrell G. Seki, Sr., Red Lake Schools, and the Red Lake Politica...

 
 News    July 30, 2014 

Minnesota seeks wider disaster declaration

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota wants federal authorities to add 30 counties and two tribal governments to a flood disaster declaration. Damage and recovery costs continue to be added up from June floods that affected more than half of Minnesota’s 87 counties. While Washington has approved eight counties for assistance for state and local governments to recover from the floods, new cost estimates prompted Emergency Management Director Kris Eide to seek...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    July 30, 2014 

Community Health Day 2014 in Red Lake - P9

The Annual Community Health Day was held on Thursday, July 24, 2014, beginning with the Hike for Health and Million Miles Against Diabetes (MMAD) walk from the Red Lake Hospital to the Red Lake Humanities Center. The first 500 registered received T-shirts. The Health Fair began at 10 AM at the Humanities Center with about 60 programs and exhibitors that provided participants with information on...

 
 By Michael Meuers    News    July 30, 2014 

Four-Day Run in Celebration of Sobriety & Health

The annual four day run for sobriety and health will begin at Red Lake Chemical Health Programs at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, and finish at the Mash-ka-wisen pow-wow grounds at Fon du Lac on Saturday, August 2. The runners will be coming down Highway #89 starting about 10:30 AM, coming across Highway 2, through the City of Bemidji on Paul Bunyan Drive, and then when through the city heading ea...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    July 30, 2014 

Grand Opening held at new Little Rock Center - P22

On Tuesday, July 15, 2014, the Little Rock Community held its Grand Opening for its new Community Center, located just south of their older one. Although there is still some construction taking place, a ribbon cutting ceremony was conducted and about 200 people came out to take part in the ceremony. Members of the Red Lake Tribal Council presented remarks and included Little Rock Representatives...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    July 30, 2014 

Grand Opening held at new Little Rock Center - P23

On Tuesday, July 15, 2014, the Little Rock Community held its Grand Opening for its new Community Center, located just south of their older one. Although there is still some construction taking place, a ribbon cutting ceremony was conducted and about 200 people came out to take part in the ceremony. Members of the Red Lake Tribal Council presented remarks and included Little Rock Representatives...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    July 30, 2014 

2014 July Celebration - Saturday Afternoon - P41

2014 July Celebration - Saturday Afternoon - P41...

 
 News    July 30, 2014 

Blandin Foundation awards grant to Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe to build wireless broadband network

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (July 29, 2014) - Blandin Foundation announced today that it has awarded six grants totaling $123,190 that assist rural Minnesota communities in advancing high-speed Internet access and use in their communities, including a grant to the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe (LLBO). LLBO will begin deployment of a wireless network across the reservation to provide quality broadband to tribal members, with support of a $50,000 Blandin...

 
 By Catherine Silver    News    July 30, 2014 

Suspect identified in pursuit, shooting incident in Beltrami County

We have new details about the suspect who died after a high speed chase in Bemidji. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner has identified the suspect as 28-year-old Jared Robert Nash. Nash died as a result of suicide by a single gunshot wound. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the circumstances leading up to Nash's death. Officials had been attempting to locate Nash since...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    July 30, 2014 

2014 July Celebration - Saturday Afternoon - P42

2014 July Celebration - Saturday Afternoon - P42...

 
 News    July 30, 2014 

Authorities ID man involved in fatal pursuit

BEMIDJI -- Authorities have identified a Bemidji man who led law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit Monday that ended in his death. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner identified the man as Jared Robert Nash, 28, of Bemidji, who died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a release from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, which is investigating the case. Nash was alone in the vehicle, authorities said. According...

 
 By Jennifer Brooks    News    July 30, 2014 

Minnesota requests federal disaster aid for 30 additional counties

Minnesota expanded its request for federal disaster assistance Tuesday to include more than a third of the state, adding 30 more counties and two tribal governments to the list of regions still struggling to rebuild after flooding in June and July. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency to declare federal disasters in areas ranging from the Twin Cities to the Canadian and Iowa borders. Damage...

 
 News    July 30, 2014 

Chickasaws debut documentary about confrontation with Hernando De Soto

ADA, Okla. – Cloaked in the dreary predawn hours of March 4, 1541, Chickasaw warriors defended their tribe in a decidedly one-sided victory against an enemy of superior number armed with sophisticated tools of warfare. That battle and travails leading to it, are vividly captured in First Encounter, a historical documentary film exploring the Chickasaw Nation's confrontation with Spanish...

 
 News    July 30, 2014 

Rivers of history: Vietnam mobile museum to be on display at Beltrami County Fair

BEMIDJI -- In the murky rivers of South Vietnam, a group of soldiers sacrificed everything for their country. Now, almost half a century later, their stories now are being told....

 
 News    July 30, 2014 

Surgeon General: Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds

WASHINGTON — Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973....

 
 News    July 30, 2014 

Elaborate East Texas marijuana farm with 100,000 plants valued at $175 million

GOODRICH, Texas — Authorities in East Texas said Tuesday that they have cleared more than two dozen marijuana fields that were discovered over the weekend in the woods and which contained about 100,000 plants worth an estimated $175 million....

 
 News    July 30, 2014 

Anderson: Mille Lacs battle still being waged in court

Legal wrangling over Mille Lacs continues, with attorney Erick Kaardal of Minneapolis asking the Minnesota Court of Appeals to invalidate the Department of Natural Resources’ Mille Lacs management scheme in favor of one that considers the lake’s “hunting and fishing heritage.”...

 
 News    July 30, 2014 

Smith: DNR says too many boaters still violating invasive species laws

Water levels have returned to nearly normal on Minnesota waterways, most no-wake restrictions have been lifted, and boaters are back on the water....

 
 News    July 30, 2014 

Spawning hope

KETTLE FALLS, Washington – Richard Armstrong knelt on the Columbia River’s rocky shoreline, a feather in his hand, a prayer for salmon in his heart....

 
 News    July 30, 2014 

Reclaiming healthy food systems in Indian Country

For thousands of years, Native communities in the Americas sustained themselves through a rich variety of complex food systems, each adapted to local cultural and environmental conditions. The traditional ways of planting, gathering, fishing and hunting led to balanced diets, good health and enduring cultures....

 
 News    July 30, 2014 

Get Smart: Bring World-Class Teaching to Native Schools

In his recent visit to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, President Obama announced an ambitious plan to fulfill the promise of a brighter future for children who grow up in often remote and impoverished Native communities. He set high expectations for success, calling the lack of opportunity available to Native American students “a moral call to action.” Read more at http://indiancountrytoda...

 
 News    July 30, 2014 

Racism causing mental health issues in Indigenous communities, survey shows

Mental health advocate Jeff Kennett and former athlete Senator Nova Peris have unveiled a campaign to combat depression in the Indigenous community, saying racism is continuing to cause mental health issues for many Aboriginal people....

 
 News    July 30, 2014 

2 Mi'kmaq Warriors sentenced to 15 months over Elsipogtog fracking fight

HALIFAX–There were mixed emotions for supporters of two Mi’kmaq men sentenced for their part in anti-fracking protests last year....

 
 News    July 30, 2014 

First Nation chiefs' salaries due to be posted under Transparency Act

The vast majority of First Nations chiefs and band councils have yet to post their financial statements online under new transparency rules passed by the federal government last year....

 
 News    July 30, 2014 

Prosecutor to group trials of former Navajo Nation Council members

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - A Window Rock District judge ordered July 18 that trials against current and former members of the Navajo Nation Council accused of using the Nation's discretionary Fund for personal use be grouped together to save expense and avoid any prejudice as each defendant comes before the court....

 
 News    July 30, 2014 

First Nation rallies over mercury poisoning

Former First Nations chief Steve Fobister began a hunger strike Tuesday to demand (link is external) action over mercury contamination he says is poisoning his people....

 
 News    July 30, 2014 

olton Crowshoe homicide: Calgary police defend cultural sensitivity record

Facing complaints of racism from the family of a slain aboriginal teenager, Calgary police are defending their qualifications for dealing with minority groups....

 
 News    July 30, 2014 

North Dakota tribes, UTTC get $900,000 in workforce training grants; $58M awarded nationwide

BISMARCK, North Dakota — North Dakota tribes and United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck are getting federal workforce training grants totaling more than $900,000....

 
 News    July 30, 2014 

Stop Freaking Out About the Woman Who "Ate" a Raw Bird on the Montreal Metro

Four days ago, several news outlets were in a tizzy over a woman allegedly eating a raw bird on the Montreal Metro. Since then, the woman in the viral YouTube video has identified herself as Christina David, 22, and has clarified that she was merely plucking the bird, not eating it (despite this assertion, the media that wrongly reported Christina was “devouring” the bird have not changed their headlines or added an addend...

 
 News    July 30, 2014 

Blood Tribe police probing sudden death

A 34-year-old woman is dead after her body was discovered in a local river....

 
 News    July 30, 2014 

Nikko Jenkins is ordered to Lincoln Regional Center for treatment

Nikko Jenkins has long asked to be placed at the Lincoln Regional Center....

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    July 29, 2014

Community Health Day 2014 in Red Lake - P5

The Annual Community Health Day was held on Thursday, July 24, 2014, beginning with the Hike for Health and Million Miles Against Diabetes (MMAD) walk from the Red Lake Hospital to the Red Lake Humanities Center. The first 500 registered received T-shirts. The Health Fair began at 10 AM at the Humanities Center with about 60 programs and exhibitors that provided participants with information on...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    July 29, 2014

Community Health Day 2014 in Red Lake - P6

The Annual Community Health Day was held on Thursday, July 24, 2014, beginning with the Hike for Health and Million Miles Against Diabetes (MMAD) walk from the Red Lake Hospital to the Red Lake Humanities Center. The first 500 registered received T-shirts. The Health Fair began at 10 AM at the Humanities Center with about 60 programs and exhibitors that provided participants with information on...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    July 29, 2014

Grand Opening held at new Little Rock Center - P20

On Tuesday, July 15, 2014, the Little Rock Community held its Grand Opening for its new Community Center, located just south of their older one. Although there is still some construction taking place, a ribbon cutting ceremony was conducted and about 200 people came out to take part in the ceremony. Members of the Red Lake Tribal Council presented remarks and included Little Rock Representatives...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    July 29, 2014

Grand Opening held at new Little Rock Center - P21

On Tuesday, July 15, 2014, the Little Rock Community held its Grand Opening for its new Community Center, located just south of their older one. Although there is still some construction taking place, a ribbon cutting ceremony was conducted and about 200 people came out to take part in the ceremony. Members of the Red Lake Tribal Council presented remarks and included Little Rock Representatives...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    July 29, 2014

2014 July Celebration - Saturday Afternoon - P40

2014 July Celebration - Saturday Afternoon - P40...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    July 29, 2014

2014 July Celebration - Saturday Afternoon - P39

2014 July Celebration - Saturday Afternoon - P39...

 
 By Michael Meuers    News    July 29, 2014

Grand Opening Held for New Little Rock Community Center

The Little Rock Community on the Red Lake Indian Reservation recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a much needed new Community Center. The anticipated event was held on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. The ribbon cutting was held coincidently one year to the day from when the center held it's groundbreaking. Little Rock Representative to the Red Lake Tribal Council Richard Barrett was the...

 
 By Michael Meuers    News    July 29, 2014

Grand Opening Held for New Little Rock Community Center - P2

The Little Rock Community on the Red Lake Indian Reservation recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a much needed new Community Center. The anticipated event was held on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. The ribbon cutting was held coincidently one year to the day from when the center held it's groundbreaking. Little Rock Representative to the Red Lake Tribal Council Richard Barrett was the...

 
 By Crystal Dey    News    July 29, 2014

High-speed chase in Bemidji ends in fatality

BEMIDJI -- A high-speed pursuit through Bemidji ended in a fatality this afternoon. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the pursuit and shooting. The driver was found with a single gunshot wound and pronounced dead at the scene on Division Street and Hidden Trail Court in Bemidji. A preliminary investigation showed law enforcement officers immediately shouting commands for the suspect to exit the vehicle and a gunshot...

 
 By Catherine Silver    News    July 29, 2014

BCA Investigates Pursuit, Shooting Incident in Bemidji

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating a high speed pursuit and shooting that took place this afternoon in Bemidji. Officials have been attempting to locate the individual involved since last week, and spotted the individual again today north of Bemidji on County Road 23. The suspect was able to elude the trooper, but was spotted once again on Highway 2 in Cass County...

 
 News    July 29, 2014

National Park Service Awards Historic Preservation Grants to Indian Tribes, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiian Organizations

WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced more than $700,000 in historic preservation grants to 18 American Indian tribes and Alaskan Natives organizations. “These grants help America’s first peoples in preserving significant tribal places, culture and tradition,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “Whether used to create oral history programs, operate museums and cultural...

 
 News    July 29, 2014

New law reduces speed limits, clarifies signs near work zones

Ron Rajkowski wasn’t stressed about losing his road construction job, but about losing his life....

 
 News    July 29, 2014

Judge scales back charges against Waseca teen plotting school attack

A district judge on Monday dismissed the most serious charges against John LaDue, the Waseca teenager accused of secretly plotting a school massacre this spring, saying prosecutors hadn’t shown that the boy’s actions went beyond “mere preparation.’’...

 
 News    July 29, 2014

More than a third of Americans reported to collection agencies for unpaid bills and debts

WASHINGTON — More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute....

 
 News    July 29, 2014

Firing of 2 Minneapolis officers for misconduct in Green Bay is upheld

Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau never wavered on her highly publicized decision last December to fire two police officers accused of using racial slurs, berating local officers and disparaging the chief herself during an off-duty incident in Green Bay, Wis....

 

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