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  • Man charged with shotgun slaying on Red Lake Indian Reservation

    Grace Pastoor, Forum News Service|May 7, 2018

    RED LAKE, Minn. - Michael Wayne Whitefeather did not know who he was attacking when he shot Anthony Allen Wells, according to a federal criminal complaint charging Whitefeather with second-degree murder. Whitefeather, 18, who has been in custody since Wednesday, is accused of killing Wells with a shotgun in the early hours of Saturday, April 28, on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota. According to a criminal complaint from the U.S. attorney's office in Minneapolis: Whitefeather...

  • Police, parents search for missing Red Lake woman

    Grace Pastoor, Duluth News Tribune|Feb 20, 2018

    PONEMAH-Red Lake police are asking for help finding a woman missing since Jan. 28. Amy Dow, 27, was last seen leaving her house in Ponemah more than three weeks ago, her mother said. Dow usually talks to her mother, Chele Kalstabakken, via text message and Facebook Messenger, but has not had contact with her family since she was last seen. Dow's phone is also turned off and she has made no posts on social media, her mother said. Kalstabakken takes care of her daughter's child, she said, and Dow...

  • Charges filed after northern Minnesota woman fatally shot in head

    Grace Pastoor, Forum News Service|Nov 15, 2017

    WALKER, Minn. - A Cass Lake man was charged with murder Tuesday morning, two days after a Cass Lake woman died from a gunshot wound to the head. Brandon Joseph Roy, 24, was arraigned in Walker shortly after the Cass County Attorney's Office charged him with one count of second-degree unintentional murder and one count of first-degree aggravated robbery. Roy was escorted into the courtroom Tuesday by three bailiffs and communicated mostly with nods throughout his arraignment. He cried...

  • Warroad pair charged after Red Lake police find 40 grams of meth

    Grace Pastoor, Bemidji Pioneer|Feb 3, 2017

    BEMIDJI-Two Warroad individuals have been charged with first-degree possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute after Red Lake police found almost 40 grams of the drug in their car, according to a criminal complaint. Phillip Clarence Michael Athman, 27, and Heather Lynn Kjensrud, 21, were arrested Monday after a caller told Red Lake police that people in a silver PT Cruiser were selling narcotics outside of a grocery store. When Red Lake officers located the car they asked Kjensrud...

  • Cass Lake man pleads not guilty to baseball bat assault

    Grace Pastoor, Bemidji Pioneer|Jan 10, 2017

    BEMIDJI -- A Cass Lake man charged with third-degree assault after allegedly breaking another man’s wrist and jaw pleaded not guilty Monday, Jan. 9. Michael Anthony Kingbird, 46, was charged with the assault in September. He was arrested Sept. 13 after officers responded to a report of a disturbance at a residence on the 19800 block of Plantation Road Southeast in Cass Lake, according to a criminal complaint. The complaint states that when officers arrived, they learned that the alleged victim had been hit multiple times with a baseball bat. K...

  • Local leaders celebrate USDA backing of new Red Lake projects

    Grace Pastoor, Bemidji Pioneer|Oct 7, 2016

    RED LAKE - When Roman "Ducker" Stately became Red Lake's first fire chief in 1972, he ran the fire department from a small garage. "It was so dark in there you could hardly see," Stately said. "The truck barely fit in the garage," he added. Now, 43 years after Stately moved the department into what was, in 1973, a state-of-the-art facility, he will watch Red Lake's firefighters move once again, thanks to a direct loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which will provide funding for four...

  • Red Lake receives funding for suicide prevention

    Grace Pastoor, Bemidji Pioneer|Oct 3, 2016

    BEMIDJI--The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians will receive funding for methamphetamine and suicide prevention initiatives, according to a release from the Indian Health Service. Red Lake Comprehensive Health Services was awarded $150,000, according to Pamela Johns, the tribe's public relations specialist. The release said that recipients of the funding "will focus on increasing positive youth development, fostering resiliency and promoting family engagement among Native youth." Red Lake Tribal Health Director Oren Beaulieu said Comp Health...