Articles from the February 24, 2020 edition

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Georgianna "Georgie" Howard

Georgianna "Georgie" Howard June 11, 1963 ~ February 20, 2020 (age 56) Georgianna "Georgie" Howard, age 56, of the Bear Clan and of Walker, Minnesota journeyed home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, February 20th, 2020 from her home. She was born in Red Lake,...

 

Elton John "Jeno" Blackfeather

Elton John "Jeno" Blackfeather October 30, 1972 - February 14, 2020 Elton John "Jeno" Blackfeather left peacefully on Friday, February 14, 2020 in his sleep at home with his partner by his side. He was born on October 30, 1972 in Pine Ridge, South Dakota the son of Andr...

 

Peter William Hallett

Peter William Hallett Sunday, September 19th, 1971 - Monday, February 17th, 2020 Peter William Hallett, 48, of Winchester, VA passed away February 16, 2020 at UVA Hospital in Charlottesville, VA. Peter was born September 19, 1971 in Denver CO; the son of William Edward...

 

Suspect Charged With Second-Degree Murder And Assault in Bemidji

On Friday, February 21st, 18-year-old Antonio Vincente Parkhurst was charged with second-degree murder in the death of 20-year-old Lupe Rosillo, as well as second-degree assault on a 17-year-old man in an arraignment hearing in Bemidiji. Parkhurst has a bail set at...

 
 By Nathan Green    News    February 24, 2020

Red Lake to Vote on Legalizing Medical Marijuana in May

Red Lake tribal members will soon be voting on the legalization of medical marijuana on the Red Lake Reservation. The Red Lake Tribal Council passed a resolution earlier this month to vote on whether medical marijuana should be available as an option for Red Lake...

 

Walker-Hackensack-Akley Girls take Northwoods Conference with 70-67 win over Red Lake

RED LAKE, MN – The Red Lake Lady Warriors hosted WHA on Saturday, February 22, 2020 to decide the Champions of the Northwoods Conference. Red Lake was 1st in the North and WHA was 1st in the South. The teams had met up early in beginning of the season in Red Lake,...

 

Self defense claim likely as Parkhurst is arraigned

Eighteen-year-old Antonio Parkhurst was arraigned today in Beltrami County Court before Judge John Melbye. Unconditional bail was set at $200,000, and conditional bail was set at $100,000. According to the criminal complaint, an adult female identified in court documents as “L.J.” told investigators that she...

 

Minnesota Poll: Voters split on Trump heading into 2020 election

A slim majority of Minnesota voters hold a negative view of President Donald Trump with eight months to go until the general election, according to a new Star Tribune/MPR News Minnesota Poll. Statewide, 52% of voters disapprove of Trump's job performance, while 44%...

 

Lobbying group fights surge of bills targeting plastic packaging

Washington state Sen. Christine Rolfes was expecting industry lobbyists to oppose her bill making corporations pay for recycling in the Evergreen State. But alongside the usual plastic manufacturers and waste firms was a new opponent - a defender of bubble wrap, cereal...

 

Minnesota pollution regulators target salt-thirsty water softeners

Anna Wise's shiny new black water softener uses about 75% less salt than an outdated water softener with a timer clock. It has a meter to measure water flow, softening only when necessary. That means fewer trips to the basement with a bag of salt. ht...

 

Italy rushes to contain Europe's first major virus outbreak

CODOGNO, Italy - Italy scrambled Sunday to check the spread of Europe's first major outbreak of the new viral disease amid rapidly rising numbers of infections and a third death, calling off the popular Venice Carnival, scrapping major league soccer matches in the...

 

'Anchor for the East Side,' American Indian Magnet School gets go-ahead for $53M renovation

Parents and staff members long have dreamed of a renovated American Indian Magnet School in St. Paul, and they helped plan for it, too, creating models by putting blocks over blueprints of the East Side school. Designs were drawn up featuring state-of-the-art science...

 

Authorities recover body from Mississippi River

Emergency crews recovered a body from the icy Mississippi River on Sunday afternoon. It took more than two hours to complete the recovery due to difficult ice and water conditions. http://www.startribune.com/authorities-trying-to-recover-body-found-in-mississippi-river/568125382/...

 

Reliability of pricey new voting machines questioned

In the rush to replace insecure, unreliable electronic voting machines after Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, state and local officials have scrambled to acquire more trustworthy equipment for this year's election, when U.S. intelligence...

 
 By Paul Walsh    News    February 24, 2020

Authorities ID 20-year-old fatally shot in Bemidji; teen jailed, charged

Authorities have identified the 20-year-old who was fatally shot last week at a home in Bemidji allegedly by a teenager who has been charged with murder. Lupe Rosillo, 20, of nearby Cass Lake, was one of two people hit by gunfire with the gunfire Monday night at a...

 

Parkhurst arraigned on two charges, investigation continues into fatal Bemidji shooting

BEMIDJI -- The Beltrami County Attorney’s Office charged 18-year-old Antonio Parkhurst with second-degree murder for the death of a 20-year-old, and second-degree assault in an arraignment hearing on Friday, Feb. 21. Judge John Melby set bail at $100,000 with conditions and $200,000 without conditions at the...

 

Minnesota woman launches lifestyle retreat, empowers others to rediscover themselves in the Northwoods

MINNEAPOLIS -- When Katie Quade planned her return home to Minnesota after living in Australia for three years, she was at an impasse in life. Although she had spent the last 10 years working in the world of advertising, she still felt that she had yet to discover her life’s true purpose. https://...

 

3 charged after 11-year-old gives birth in Missouri bathtub

ST. CHARLES, Mo. - Three relatives of an 11-year-old girl who gave birth in the bathtub of her suburban St. Louis home are facing criminal charges. An adult female and adult male are charged with child endangerment. A 17-year-old male is charged with incest as well as statutory rape and statutory sodomy of a child...

 
 Events   

Gently Used Bike Giveaway for all youth ages - Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 - 10 AM - 2 PM

Gently Used Bike Giveaway for all youth ages - Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 - 10 AM - 2 PM Red Lake Humanities - For All Districts...

 

Grants bolster emergency shelter services, expand outreach

Just as temperatures have begun to drop and homeless Minnesotans are finding themselves in greater need, the Minnesota Department of Human Services has awarded nearly $3 million in Emergency Services Program grants to strengthen shelter services and increase outreach to people living on the streets. The grants are goin...

 

NATIVE CROSSROADS FILM FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHTS WARRIORS OF ALL KINDS; SCREENS SUNDANCE DOCUMENTARY ON N. SCOTT MOMADAY

Norman – The warrior spirit is celebrated in the works to be screened at the eighth annual Native Crossroads Film Festival, set for March 26-28 at the Norman Library Central, 103 W Acres St, Norman, OK 73069. Sundance Festival and Toronto Festival films will join the lineup this year, including a documentary on N. Sc...

 

Peterson leads Minnesota House Delegation letter to VA for improved rural access to Readjustment Counseling Services

WASHINGTON – Rep. Collin Peterson, a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, today led the Minnesota House Delegation in a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to highlight the importance of the Readjustment Counseling Service (RCS) to the Veterans, active duty Servicemembers,...

 

Desjarlait scores 33, gets 1000th point in college career at HCC - P2

HIBBING -- In high school Alexis Desjarlait scored over 2,000 points. Now, the Hibbing Community College sophmore from Red Lake has reached another milestone. Desjarlait needed 21 points to surpass the 1,000-point mark as a Cardinal, and she did that with a free throw...

 

Lady Warriors win 12th straight in impressive 100-76 victory over Pine River - P5

RED LAKE, MN - The Red Lake Lady Warriors won their 12th straight game on Friday, February 14, 2020, taking a 48-38 halftime lead and having no trouble adding to it for the win, 100-76, Gerika Kingbird led all scorers with 36 points on the night, Autumn Holthusen added...

 

Red Lake's JV winners 66-47 in the early game - P5

RED LAKE, MN - The Red Lake Lady Warriors won their 12th straight game on Friday, February 14, 2020, taking a 48-38 halftime lead and having no trouble adding to it for the win, 100-76, Gerika Kingbird led all scorers with 36 points on the night, Autumn Holthusen added...

 

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