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  • Two People Arrested After Drug Bust On The Leech Lake Reservation

    Shirelle Moore, Lakeland News|Jun 24, 2019

    Two people have been arrested for drug possession on the Leech Lake Reservation. One of them is also facing an additional charge of child endangerment. Agents from the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force executed a search warrant from illegal drugs in the Norway Heights area of Cass Lake on Monday, June 17th. Upon executing the search warrant, methamphetamine, gabapentin, a handgun and other drug paraphernalia items were located inside the home. Vicky Goggleye, 41, is facing charges of 5th degree possession of controlled substance and child...

  • BSU Celebrates Native American Graduates

    Shirelle Moore, Lakeland News|Apr 22, 2019

    44 graduating Native American students were honored at Bemidji State University's 39th Annual American Indian Students Recognition Banquet. Senior Andrea Goodwin was also named Outstanding American Indian Student of the Year. In addition, more than 100 students were recognized at the April 18 event for outstanding academic achievement, including a record 29 Native American President's List honorees who posted perfect 4.0 grade-point averages during the spring, summer or fall semesters in 2018....

  • One Man Sent To Hospital After Being Shot In The Leg In Bemidji

    Shirelle Moore, Lakeland News|Apr 10, 2019

    One man was sent to the hospital, Sunday, after he was shot in the leg in Bemidji. The incident happened early Sunday morning at 2:58 a.m. Bemidji Police Officers and Beltrami County Sheriff Deputies responded to the area of 8th Street NW and Park Avenue on a report of several gunshots heard by people in the area. Upon arrival, officers discovered an 18-year-old male who appeared to have been struck with a shot gun round to the leg. The man was transported to Sanford Hospital for treatment. The...

  • MnDOT Announces 2019 State Road Construction Projects

    Shirelle Moore, Lakeland News|Apr 5, 2019

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – Transportation Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher today announced 221 state road and bridge projects that will be worked on across Minnesota this year. The projects, some of which are already underway, will help maintain the state’s roads and bridges, improve safety for motorists and support thousands of construction jobs across the state. Anderson Kelliher also announced 66 multimodal projects, which include airport, port, transit and railroad projects that are outside of the state road construction program....

  • Red Lake Officials Warn Public To Be Aware Of Opioids Laced With Fentanyl

    Shirelle Moore, Lakeland News|Mar 21, 2019

    The Red Lake Department of Public Safety is warning community members to be aware of opioids possibly tainted with fentanyl in the area. This comes after the department says they've encountered a number of overdoses in the past week. The Red Lake Police Department issued a statement on their Facebook page today, reading in part: "This is an extremely dangerous and potent drug and is a ticking time bomb for heroin and other opioid users who may be unaware their product is laced with fentanyl."...

  • Zebra Mussel Larvae Confirmed In Red Lake

    Shirelle Moore, Lakeland News|Mar 12, 2019

    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the presence of zebra mussel larvae in Red Lake in Beltrami County after studying samples gathered last summer by biologists from the Red Lake Nation. The DNR has been working in partnership with the Red Lake Nation for over 10 years to monitor zooplankton in Red Lake and will continue to work closely with the tribe to respond to this discovery. Zebra mussel larvae, called veligers, typically indicate the presence of a reproducing population of zebra mussels. No adult zebra mussels...

  • Red Lake Man Charged With First Degree Murder Of His Wife

    Shirelle Moore, Lakeland News|Feb 27, 2019

    A Red Lake man has been charged with the murder of his wife. United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald announced today an indictment charging Jeremiah Kingbird, 38, with first and second-degree murder. According to the indictment and documents filed in court, on January 6, 2019, law enforcement responded to a call from a woman who said that an unknown male had stopped at her house and said that he had found his wife on Old Ponemah Road and that she had been there all night. Responding officers...

  • Red Lake Focuses On Unity At Annual State Of The Band Address

    Shirelle Moore, Lakeland News|Feb 25, 2019

    "Let's be kind to one another, love one another, because it's not the way of life as Anishinaabe people," says Red Lake Chairman Darrell Seki, Sr. From infrastructure projects to potential policy changes, there were many topics addressed at today's Red Lake State Of The Band address. "We talked about legalizing marijuana. We talked about environmental justice issues such as the Line 3 replacement project and how it's going to impact us and having our people provide input to make sure our decisio...

  • 3 Men Charged In Red Lake Heroin Trafficking Case That Resulted In Two Deaths

    Shirelle Moore|Feb 22, 2019

    Three men have been charged in a October heroin trafficking case on the Red Lake Reservation, that resulted in the shooting deaths of two people. United State Attorney, Erica H. MacDonald, announced an indictment charging Franklin "Frankie" Jackson, 23, Kristopher "Blood Money" Sullivan, 24, of Minneapolis, and Bryan "Boon" Boardman, 24, also of Minneapolis, with conspiracy to distribute heroin. Sullivan and Boardman were also charged with using and carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking...

  • Body Cam Footage- Bemidji Police Officers Cleared In Shooting Death Of Vernon May

    Shirelle Moore, Lakeland News|Jan 25, 2019

    The Beltrami County Attorney's Office has announced that they have cleared Bemidji Police Officer Bidal Duran and Beltrami County Sheriff's Deputy Brandon Newhouse in the officer-involved shooting death of Vernon Andrew May. The shooting happened on November 28th, 2018. The incident was investigated by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA). The BCA submitted its file to the Beltrami County Attorney's office for review of whether the actions of the law enforcement officers involved...

  • 2,441 Kids Receiving Christmas Gifts Thanks To Red Lake Toy Drive

    Shirelle Moore, Lakeland News|Dec 20, 2018

    "A lot of kids don't get toys. You know, we live in a remote area, and some of the families don't get that kind of money to buy stuff for their children, so we help out," says Darrell Seki, Sr., the chairman of Red Lake Nation. Red Lake Nation is making sure kids on the reservation and kids in the Duluth area have a merry Christmas with their annual toy drive. The toy drive was started back in 2011 after Toys For Tots stopped serving their area. This year, 2,441 kids will be getting toys. The...

  • Authorities Investigating 2 Deaths In Aitkin County

    Shirelle Moore, Lakeland News|Nov 30, 2018

    The Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the deaths of two adults at a home southeast of McGregor in Spalding Township. The two bodies were discovered after deputies responded to a request for a welfare check at the home on Tuesday. The home was secure at the time of the welfare check, so deputies had to force entry. Identification of the two individuals is pending at the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office. The Minnesota Bureau Of Criminal Apprehension is assisting in the matter. The sheriff’s office does not believe...

  • Two Fishermen Rescued After Fishing Trip On Red Lake

    Shirelle Moore, Lakeland News|Nov 20, 2018

    The Red Lake Police Department is remind everyone about ice safety, after two fishermen had to be rescued on north Red Lake over the weekend. Saturday afternoon, Red Lake Law Enforcement received a report of two fishermen who failed to return home after going fishing on north Red Lake. Officers responded to the location and discovered the fishermen were stranded on ice that separated from the shoreline. This activated search and rescue operations. Assistance was also requested from the Bemidji F...

  • Community Spotlight: Red Lake Hosts First Ever Community Meal

    Shirelle Moore, Lakeland News|Nov 20, 2018

    "They did pretty good. It's the first time I ever came to one like this and I'm surrounded by family members," says Babe Strong, an elder in the Red Lake community who came to the community meal. From Young and elders to families and singles. Anyone and everyone was invited to the first ever Red Lake Community Meal, held at the Red Lake Community center over the weekend. "I just loved it because of the fact it that it isn't only open to the elders, it's open to everyone so everybody has a...

  • Morning Bus Crash Results In Minor Injuries

    Shirelle Moore, Lakeland News|Oct 31, 2018

    A few students suffered some bumps and bruises this morning after a Bemidji school bus crash in Hubbard County. The incident happened at exactly 7:05 in the morning at the intersection of County Road 9 and 229th Ave. A Toyota Camry, driven by Kristine Marcene Bommerbach, 28, of Bemidji, was traveling north on 229th ave. The Bemidji school bus was traveling on County Road 9. The camry went through the intersection, striking the bus in the front drivers side. A total of 19 students were on the...

  • Several Adults Facing Felony Charges After Death Of Man At BSU

    Shirelle Moore, Lakeland News|Oct 3, 2018

    Several adults are facing felony charges, after providing alcohol to a minor that resulted in the man’s death. The man has been identified as Isaac Jon Morris, 19, of Cokato. Detectives and BCA Crime Scene personnel processed the room at Tamarack Hall at Bemidji State University where it appears Morris accidentally fell from a 7th floor window. Further investigation by the Bemidji Police Department has revealed that Morris was drinking alcohol at a large party in the 2500 block of Calihan Av NE, Bemidji. Detectives have identified and...

  • Level 3 Predatory Offender Moves To Bemidji Address

    Shirelle Moore, Lakeland News|Sep 20, 2018

    The Bemidji Police Department has issued a notice of an address change for a Level 3 predatory offender who will be living in Bemidji. Tadashi David Anderson, 28, will be residing in the 100 block of Rako Street Southeast in Bemidji. Anderson engaged in sexual contact with a 14-year-old female victim on numerous occasions. The contact included penetration. Anderson gained access to the victim by "meeting her" online and then meeting in person. Anderson was known to the victim. Anderson also had...

  • Community Spotlight: Red Lake Rides For Youth Suicide Prevention

    Shirelle Moore, Lakeland News|Aug 28, 2018

    Suicide has always been a hard subject for most to talk about. Instead of avoiding the conversation, Red Lake has put their energy into bringing awareness to prevention. "We've been doing this for 11 years, like, today is the 11th year, and we try and help out people that have a crisis with suicide attempts or any issues that come up. We try to help them with hotel rooms or gas money to go where they need to go," says Bill May, one of the founders of the Red Lake Ride Against Suicide Prevention...

  • Red Lake Tribal Council Looks To Future During Inauguration Ceremony

    Shirelle Moore, Lakeland News|Aug 15, 2018

    After what some would call a long election cycle, Red Lake Nation has officially sworn in their latest tribal council. Red Lake Chairman Darrell G. Seki, Sr. tells Lakeland News this was by far the toughest election he has ever been through, but now, he's looking forward towards the future. "I'm glad it's over; now it's time to heal the nation, my family. My family is priority also," says Seki, Sr. Chairman Seki, Sr. was re-elected to another term as tribal chairman. He got emotional during his...

  • Ojibwe Tribes File Lawsuits Against Public Utilities Commission

    Shirelle Moore, Lakeland News|Aug 13, 2018

    This past Tuesday, Ojibwe tribal governments and environmental groups filed three separate lawsuits against the MN Public Utilities Commission (PUC), challenging the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) prepared for the proposed new Line 3 pipeline. All three lawsuits ask the Minnesota Court of Appeals to overturn the PUC’s May 2018 decision that found the EIS “adequate.” A reversal of that decision would undermine the PUC’s approval of the project in late June. Two of the appeals were filed by non-profit organizations: Honor the...

  • Crackdown On Speeding Nets 14K Citations In Minnesota

    Shirelle Moore, Lakeland News|Aug 2, 2018

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A driver “trying to make it to Taco Bell before it closed” at 99 mph is among the thousands of motorists cited for speeding in Minnesota last month. It was part of a statewide crackdown on speeding and unsafe driving between July 6 and July 22. Minnesota Department of Public Safety data shows law enforcement agencies issued 14,661 speeding tickets and 1,625 seatbelt citations in that time. Wednesday’s release of the data includes reasons drivers gave officers for speeding. They range from a person “wanting to...

  • Red Lake Celebrates 100th Anniversary Of Constitution

    Shirelle Moore, Lakeland News|Apr 17, 2018

    This past Saturday, Red Lake members, families and special guests celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the Red Lake Constitution. The event was held at the Red Lake Humanities Center and was hosted by the Red Lake Constitution Reform Initiative Committee (CRI). Upon entering the building, people signed in and picked up giveaways of fans, mugs, and handouts. The event’s handout included an agenda of the night’s program, a page listing the signers of the Red Lake 1918 and 1958 constitution, a copy of the Red Lake Constitution and Bylaws, and...

  • American Indian Movement Planning Possible Boycott Of Bemidji Businesses

    Shirelle Moore, Lakeland News|Apr 16, 2018

    Leaders with the American Indian Movement (AIM) in Bemidji say a boycott of Bemidji businesses could happen in the near future in response to feelings of poor race relations around town. Jeffery Moreno and Curtis Buckagna, the co-founders of the Bemidji chapter of AIM, say leaders from three reservations surrounding Bemidji including Red Lake Nation, Leech Lake Band Of Ojibwe, and White Earth Nation would participate in the boycott if race relations are not improved in the near future. Moreno...

  • Bodies Of Both Missing Fishermen Recovered In Lower Red Lake

    Shirelle Moore, Lakeland News|Mar 23, 2018

    Both of the bodies of the two fishermen who went missing at Red Lake in early November have been recovered. Red Lake Law Enforcement and some community members have been searching tirelessly for the past six months searching for the missing so the families could have closure. Red Lake Conservation Officers and a Tribal Council Representative located one of the missing fishermen yesterday at around 2 in the afternoon. The body was found in about 4 ½ feet of water near second bridge on...

  • Red Lake Woman Arrested On Heroin Charges In Motley

    Shirelle Moore, Lakeland News|Mar 14, 2018

    Morrison County Sheriff’s office reports that a woman is behind bars after drug paraphernalia was found in her car during a traffic stop. The incident happened this past Saturday a little before 6 at night. A Morrison County Deputy was patrolling the city of Motley and observed a white Chevrolet impala make a traffic violation near the intersection of Highway 210 and Highway 64. The driver was identified as 34-year-old Lebartta Geionety from Red Lake. The deputy observed drug paraphernalia in plain view inside the car. After a search of the...

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