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 By Michael Meuers    News    February 5, 2016 

Chairman Seki Meets with Lt. Governor Smith

Red Lake Chairman, Darrell G. Seki, Sr., was invited by Minnesota Lt. Governor Tina Smith to a Small Business Round Table held at the Launchpad in the Mayflower Building in downtown Bemidji on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Smith toured the new high tech building at 1:30. Seki and Smith would also have a short private meeting. At two o'clock Smith chaired a Round Table made up of nine young...

 
 By Michael Meuers    News    February 5, 2016 

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community donates lifesaving AED's to the Red Lake Nation

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) generously donated two, lifesaving heart defibrillators (AED's) to the Red Lake Nation on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Nathan Crooks, SMSC Member Representative and Fire Fighter for the Mdewakanton Sioux Community Department, delivered the two AED's to the Red Lake Nation College and provided a short training session for college staff. Automated...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    February 5, 2016 

Red Lake New Years Eve Celebration 2015 - P23

Red Lake New Years Eve Celebration 2015 - P23...

 
 News    February 5, 2016 

Public Service Announcement - USDA Rural Development

USDA Rural Development administers a Home Repair Program which assists very low income homeowners in repairing and improving their homes and in removing health and safety hazards. Examples include roof replacement, windows, furnace, and improvements to make dwellings accessible for household members with disabilities. Grants may be available for those homeowners 62 and over to remove eligible health and safety issues from their homes. Homeowners...

 
 News    February 5, 2016 

Tax preparation assistance available

BEMIDJI -- Tax preparation assistance for people age 60 and older or for those with incomes below $53,000 is available at the Senior Center, 216 Third St. NW. Tax counselors will be available from 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays until April 15. The counselors will need photo identification, social security cards for all individuals on the return, including dependents, as well as copies of all forms of income and information...

 
 News    February 5, 2016 

Auditor Otto sues over private county audits

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota State Auditor Rebecca Otto is taking the state and three counties to court, claiming in a Thursday lawsuit that a 2015 law letting counties hire private firms instead of paying her office for financial audits is unconstitutional. "Counties have now challenged the constitutional authority of this office, and I have been forced to defend the Minnesota Constitution and the taxpayers through legal action," Otto said in a...

 
 News    February 5, 2016 

Minnesota man's fight for a promotion spurs disability rights debate, galvanizes coworkers

After years of searching, Bradford Teslow thought he had finally found a job that would pay him a livable wage and offer him a shot at advancement. In 2013, a large disability services organization, Opportunity Partners, offered Teslow, 58, a position at a new state-of-the-art packaging plant in Bloomington. Teslow, who has cognitive disabilities brought on by two head injuries, leapt at the opportunity to prove himself on an assembly line among...

 
 News    February 5, 2016 

Charges: Vodka-swigging speeder on a death wish killed Bloomington plow worker

An SUV driver on a death wish swigged vodka from a bottle and went on an erratic and intoxicated speeding frenzy before hitting a city snowplow in Bloomington, killing one of two city employees on duty, according to charges. Marie J. Hall, 24, of Richfield, was charged Wednesday in Hennepin County District with third-degree murder, criminal-vehicular homicide and criminal-vehicular operation in connection with the collision Jan. 28 on American...

 
 News    February 5, 2016 

Toddler dies from injuries in Anoka County day care; state suspends license

A boy just shy of 2 years old died from accidental injuries while in a portable bed at his Anoka County home day care, authorities said, and regulators have immediately suspended the provider’s license as investigators look into the death. Cameron Lange suffered a “serious injury” last Friday at Little Hands Child Care in Circle Pines and died, according to the state Department of Human Services (DHS). “We issued a temporary immediate...

 
 News    February 5, 2016 

Bloomington man sentenced to more than 5 years for 13th DWI conviction

A Bloomington man with at least a dozen drunken-driving convictions was sentenced to 5½ years in prison Thursday for his 13th offense. Douglas J. McCready, 40, had a blood alcohol content of 0.24 percent — three times the legal limit for driving in Minnesota — when he was arrested in September after refusing to pull over on Interstate 35W between Arden Hills and Bloomington. A 911 caller spotted McCready’s pickup truck and attached...

 
 News    February 5, 2016 

2 police officers shot in New York public housing complex

NEW YORK — Two police officers patrolling a housing project were shot and wounded by a gunman who apparently later killed himself with the same weapon a few miles from where Mayor Bill de Blasio was delivering his State of the City address on Thursday. The officers were on the sixth floor of an apartment building in the Melrose Houses complex in the Bronx when they encountered two people in a stairwell, police said. One of the people pulled a...

 
 News    February 5, 2016 

Navajo, Others Press Feds to Clean Up 15,000 Water-Poisoning Uranium Mines

Longtime Sanders, Arizona, resident Wayne Lynch was told in July that the water on his ranch contained dangerously high amounts of uranium, yet he is still using it. “There’s no other water source we have,” Lynch said in late January. “There’s no other well that they could tap in to.” Lynch said the problem extends to the Sanders community, including nearby schools, which have no choice but to use contaminated wells. Read more at...

 
 News    February 5, 2016 

Residential school survivor 'elated' by settlement talks

A woman from Nain—one of 1,200 former residential school students from this province suing for damages—says she's elated by a decision to halt the trial in a class action lawsuit so settlement talks can be held. "I wasn't expecting it, but I'm very happy," said Cindy Dwyer. "After eight years of all this waiting, I'm actually elated." Court proceedings were adjourned Monday after lawyers told the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador...

 
 News    February 5, 2016 

IHS hit hard in Washington, DC by Senators and Tribes

Tough talk and strong words today in Washington DC about major problems with Indian Health Services in our region. Today the Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing about substandard levels of care at hospitals on area reservations. Poor care at IHS hospitals including Pine Ridge, and Rosebud were the topic of today's hearing. http://www.blackhillsfox.com/home/headlines/Indian-Health-Services-grilled-at-hearing-in-Washington-D...

 
 News    February 5, 2016 

Indians don't get a fair shake in federal courts

On Jan. 24 the Albuquerque Journal published an article titled, “Are feds too tough? Or is New Mexico too soft?” I am very familiar with history of the Major Crimes Act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1885, the basis for prosecution of “major crimes.” As a former federal prosecutor, I am keenly aware of the sentencing issues in federal court. As a former state district judge in Bernalillo County (I am a Republican who lost my position in...

 
 News    February 5, 2016 

Portage Place apologizes to elder who was kicked out of mall

The manager of Portage Place is apologizing to Joe Meconse, a Dene elder and military veteran who was kicked out of the downtown Winnipeg shopping mall's food court for loitering. Joseph Meconse, 74, said a security guard asked him to leave the food court on Friday, after he had just sat down with a plate of food. The mall's policy is to ask patrons to move on if they've been sitting for longer than 30 minutes, he said. http:/...

 
 News    February 5, 2016 

Ending All Native Homelessness Next Federal Target

The multi-agency effort just announced by the federal government to alleviate Native American veteran homelessness may just be the tip of the iceberg. Last fall, eight federal agencies signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on an effort to end all Native American homelessness, not just Native veteran homelessness. The MOU specifically recognizes tribal sovereignty. In November, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness signed an MOU with...

 
 News    February 5, 2016 

Unintentional racism by health practitioners most dangerous racism, researcher says

A Toronto research scientist is speaking at the University of Winnipeg today about what she says is the deadliest form of racism, which many don't even realize exists — unintentional racism. "Unintentional racism is a differential action — treating people differently, taking action that preferences one group of people over another based on how you identify them racially," said Dr. Janet Smylie of the Centre for Research on Inner City Health...

 
 News    February 5, 2016 

Use of indigenous student grants leaves Alberta parent 'outraged'

A parent in the Sturgeon School Division is raising questions about how grants that follow indigenous students are being spent by the school board. John Coffin has two children with Cree heritage in the division north of Edmonton, but he doesn't believe the extra money the school board receives for them is being spent in the right spirit. "Right now the money is simply given to the independent schools to do as they want and they can use that...

 
 News    February 5, 2016 

First Nations student deaths inquest: 7 things police want

Thunder Bay police outlined the recommendations they'd like to see made by jurors at the inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students in the northwestern Ontario city. Deputy Police Chief Andy Hay testified at the inquest on Tuesday, saying police have already made changes to policies and procedures as a result of the student deaths. For example, Hay says internal communications were improved after police noticed a "lag time" of six...

 
 News    February 5, 2016 

Attawapiskat family facing 'agonizing' wait for answers months after death of 13-year-old girl

The family of a 13-year-old Attawapiskat First Nation girl whose body was found outdoors by a patrolling local police officer in October is still waiting for a final report on the cause of death from the Ontario coroner’s office. Sheridan Hookimaw’s body was found by a Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) officer while on patrol near an area known locally as the “first rapids” on Oct. 19. Since then, the family has been waiting for the...

 
 News    February 4, 2016

Oshkiimaajitahdah will re-open at 1:00 PM on Thursday, February 4, 2016

TO: To Whom It May Concern FROM: Ruby A Gurneau, Child Care Director DATE: February 3, 2016 IN RE: Office Closing Please be informed that due to water problems all Oshkiimaajitahdah programs will be closed for the rest of Wednesday, February 3, 2016. The water will be off until 1:00 PM on Thursday, February 4, 2016. Oshkiimaajitahdah will re-open at that time. All Full time staff will be expected to report in to work at that time as well. Sorry...

 
 News    February 4, 2016

BSU students offering free tax-return assistance through April 14

Feb. 3, 2016 — Beginning today, Bemidji State University students are donating their time to offer free services as part of the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Students who have completed the Tax I course and passed IRS certification tests will offer free tax assistance every Wednesday and Thursday from 3-6 p.m. each week through April 14. Sessions are held in room 250 of BSU’s Memorial Hall, located at...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    February 4, 2016

Red Lake New Years Eve Celebration 2015 - P22

Red Lake New Years Eve Celebration 2015 - P22...

 
 News    February 4, 2016

Specialty crop research funds available

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is encouraging fruit, vegetable and other specialty crop organizations to apply for Specialty Crop Block Grants to help increase the competitiveness of their crops. In anticipation of *$1.2 million* in federal funding, the MDA is now seeking proposals for projects that will identify opportunities or barriers to growing and marketing specialty crops. Non-profits, government...

 

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