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 By Mal Meyer    News    August 9, 2017

Red Lake Tribal Council Outlines Protocols For Banishment

The Red Lake Tribal Council has outlined the protocols of banishment for tribal members facing drug offenses. It also unanimously passed a Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) resolution to assist opioid treatment programs (OTPs), which combines behavioral therapy and medications to treat substance use disorders. According to a...

 By Mal Meyer    News    August 3, 2017

Group Heads Off On Four Day Run For Health, Sobriety

Now in its 21st year, the annual Anishinaabe Spirit Run has expanded from its original mission of supporting people entering or maintaining sobriety. Organizers also want the run to promote overall health and wellness. It's an important message – one that Nevaeh Graves could relate to on a personal level. Graves is one many...

 By Mal Meyer    News    August 2, 2017

Red Lake Tribal Council Holds Closed Door Meeting For Banishment Terms

Red Lake Tribal Council members are keeping tight lipped about the terms for the possible banishment of tribal members over drug offenses. During a closed door meeting on Tuesday, only leaders from other agencies that could be involved in the process were allowed entrance to the council discussion. Representatives from the Red...

 By Mal Meyer    News    August 2, 2017

Escaped Inmate From Bemidji Apprehended in St. Cloud

An inmate who escaped from custody on Friday has been apprehended. According to the Beltrami County Sheriff Department, Keanu Joseph Major, 22, was taken into custody in St. Cloud on Tuesday evening. On Thursday evening, Major was involved in a fight at the Beltrami County jail and required additional medical attention, according to the Bemidji Police. Major was transferred to...

 By Mal Meyer    News    August 2, 2017

PTSD Patients Can Now Purchase Medical Marijuana

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota residents suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder can start buying medical marijuana. Tuesday brought the latest expansion of the state’s medical marijuana program that launched in July 2015. Patients suffering chronic pain that couldn’t be treated with other means were allowed to use the drug starting last summer, a move that added...

 By Mal Meyer    News    July 26, 2017

Red Lake Band Declares Public Health Emergency, Adopts Banishment Over Drug Epidemic

The Red Lake Tribal Council has declared a Public Health Emergency on the reservation due to the large-scale trafficking and addiction of illegal drugs. Within a resolution passed by council members, the band will now allow banishment of tribal members and exclusion of non-tribal members in “appropriate circumstances.” During a tribal council meeting on July 11, Chairman...

 By Mal Meyer    News    July 26, 2017

Police: Woman no longer considered missing

Earlier yesterday, law enforcement officials were asking the public for help locating a pregnant Bemidji woman, who hasn't had any contact with her family since mid-June. The family of Chelise Desiree Brown, 21, believed that she was in Minneapolis at the time, according to a press release from the Bemidji Police Department. Bro...

 By Mal Meyer    Politics    June 21, 2017

Persell, Hilstrom Intend To Join The Race For Minnesota's Highest Offices

It was a big night for the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party as more candidates announced their bids and intent to run for some of the states highest offices. The announcements from John Persell and Representative Debra Hilstrom came as a welcome surprise to many. The Beltrami County DFL fish fry brought in community members to hear from some of the candidates looking to represent...

 By Mal Meyer    News    May 17, 2017

Bemidji Ranks In Top 30 Most Dangerous US Cities

Bemidji has been ranked as one of the top 30 most dangerous cities in the United States. According to an analysis by The SafeWise Report, the first city on the Mississippi is #28 on the list, which is higher up than last year. The home security organization used FBI crime data for cities with a population of 10,000 or higher. Bemidji has over 14,000 residents. It found that...

 By Mal Meyer    Politics    May 17, 2017

Budget Negotiations Resume As Deadline Nears

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s legislative leaders are back to the negotiating table in search of a budget deal.The Legislature has less than a week to finalize a new, two-year budget. But first Gov. Mark Dayton and Republicans who control the Legislature have to resolve the mountain of differences in their budget plans. The two sides resumed meeting Tuesday morning...

 By Mal Meyer    News    May 10, 2017

Driver Who Hit Bemidji School Bus Cited For Careless Driving

The driver of a car that hit a Bemidji school bus causing multiple injuries, has been cited for careless driving. According to Beltrami County Sheriff Phil Hodapp, Thomas Lee Nielson, 29 of Chattanooga, TN, was given the citation after a sheriff’s deputy consulted with the County Attorney’s office. Careless driving in Minnesota is classified as “any person who operates...

 By Mal Meyer    News    February 10, 2017

Convicted Rose Downwind Killer Sentenced

The convicted killer and ex-boyfriend of Rose Downwind was sentenced in Beltrami County Court today. Marchello Anthony Cimmarusti, 41, will serve 35 years in prison under a plea agreement with the county attorney. Cimmarusti was convicted of 2nd degree murder with aggravating factors that he dismembered and concealed the body. The court found that he had also inflicted...

 By Mal Meyer    News    September 21, 2016

Red Lake Tribe To Build $5M Drug Treatment Center

The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced that the department would provide nearly $5M in funding to the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians to address the opioid epidemic. Infrastructure for four facilities addressing public safety, healthcare and a new chemical dependency treatment center would be built using the...


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