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  • Flipping the Script: Red Lake Nation opens doors to recreational cannabis

    Larissa Donovan, KAXE|Aug 4, 2023

    As recreational cannabis became legal in Minnesota, Red Lake Nation opens doors for recreational sales. RED LAKE- Hundreds of people waited in a slow-moving line outside NativeCare, Red Lake Nation's official cannabis dispensary. It is considered the first to open for recreational sales in the state of Minnesota. The Red Lake Tribal Council authorized NativeCare to transition from a medical cannabis dispensary to adult-use recreational. The medical dispensary began making its first sales earlier...

  • Five women honored at Women United Tribute Award ceremony

    Larissa Donovan, Bemidji Now|Oct 28, 2022

    Five local women were honored as Tribute Award Winners during the Women United 2022 Award Ceremony. Sanford Health's Kayla Winkler received the first-ever Emerging Leader award, a new designation for the 6th Annual Event that recognizes up-and-coming leaders in our community. The NWICDC's Natasha Kingbird, business owner Sarah Guida, Beltrami County's Health and Human Services Director Becky Secore, and former Beltrami County Administrator Kay Mack were also honored with Tribute Awards. The...

  • Fentanyl investigation results in four arrests, at least 1,470 of uncut "dubs" taken off the streets

    Larissa Donovan, Bemidji News|Oct 17, 2022

    Four were arrested earlier this month after an investigation into narcotics trafficking in the Bemidji area. According to the criminal complaints, the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force launched an investigation into 26-year-old Derek Paddy of Bemidji. Paddy is believed to be a large distributor of fentanyl and has been the target of prior investigations involving drug sales, firearms and burglaries. PBDTF agents received information that Paddy was making trips to the metro area often to replenish his...

  • Bemidji City Council to revisit tribal flags, moves forward with 2023 street renewal

    Larissa Donovan, Bemidji News|Oct 5, 2022

    The Bemidji City Council will further discuss the issue of displaying tribal flags at City Hall. Michael Dow approached the council as a citizen with business on the issue at the beginning of the meeting, saying the gesture would “speak volumes on the sincerity of reconciliation,” with Indigenous people. The council voted 5-2 to take the matter up in a work session in November, with council members Dan Jourdain and Audrey Thayer voting against it. Mayor Jorge Prince declared in a proclamation that Oct. 10 would be observed as Ind...

  • Pursuit turns fatal after subject ran into Battle River

    Larissa Donovan, Bemidji News|May 11, 2022

    The Red Lake Police Department says a 38-year-old Ponemah man was found dead Tuesday afternoon in the Battle River. According to an announcement, Red Lake officials began a search of the Battle River last night after Delwyn Lee Cloud, Sr., fled from police officers, ran into the river and disappeared from sight. A search continued until after midnight using a remote operating vehicle. The search resumed this morning and Mr. Cloud was found just before 1 p.m. An autopsy is pending and the case...

  • One-year-old girl killed in hit-and-run near Walker

    Larissa Donovan, Bemidji News|May 4, 2021

    The Cass County Sheriff's Office responded to a multitude of incidents over the weekend, with the death of a toddler in rural Walker the most tragic. Sheriff Tom Burch reports that Sunday around 5 p.m., deputies responded to reports that a child was struck by a vehicle in a residential driveway on Breezy Point Circle in Shingobee Township. The vehicle had left the scene prior to law enforcement arrival. Deputies immediately began first aid and lifesaving efforts, and the girl was transported to...

  • Red Lake Nation donates stethoscopes for BSU Nursing students

    Larissa Donovan, Bemidji News|Mar 9, 2021

    Through a $5000 donation from northern Minnesota's Red Lake Nation, Bemidji State University's Alumni and Foundation has purchased 54 stethoscopes for students enrolled in the university's four-year track nursing program. The donation from Red Lake's Tribal Health Services enabled the department of nursing to purchase 3M Littmann Classic III Stethoscopes for all sophomore nursing students. "The Red Lake Nation has been a strong partner and we are grateful for their generous support," Josh...

  • Mahnomen girl in critical condition after child abuse incident

    Larissa Donovan, Bemidji News|Jun 12, 2020

    The Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office said they responded to a report from a Mahnomen apartment Monday afternoon, and that a three-year-old girl was airlifted to a Fargo hopsital where she is in critical condition. The girl appears to have been injured in a child abuse incident. No names or other information have yet been released. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the White Earth Police Department is assisting the investigation....