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Winter Weather Advisory: Sunday Night into Monday

A brief shot of strong winds and blowing snow could make travel difficult overnight. An Arctic cold front will plunge south tonight, bringing very strong winds as cold temperatures dive south. Some 1-2" of light snow will be possible, and with the strong winds blowing snow could be a problem north of a Cando to Grand Forks to...

 

Msgr. William "Father Bill" Mehrkens II

Msgr. William (Fr. Bill) Mehrkens passed away February 26, 2016, in Bemidji at the age of 92. He was born on March 11, 1923 to William Francis and Josephine Agatha (Higgins) Mehrkens in Red Wing, MN. He graduated from Nazareth Hall in 1943 and St. Paul Seminary in 1950. He completed graduate studies at Loyola University in...

 

Red Lake advances to 8A East Championship with 79-63 win over Blackduck

From KKCQ Radio Sports Section 8A East Semifinal – #1 Red Lake advances to 8A East Championship with 79-63 win over #5 Blackduck Red Lake got off to a quick start leading Blackduck 20-4 in the first few minutes, executing offensively from missed Drake shots and turnovers. The Warriors maintained the tempo to their liking...

 

Red Lake advances to 8A East Championship with 79-63 win over Blackduck - Set 2

From KKCQ Radio Sports Section 8A East Semifinal – #1 Red Lake advances to 8A East Championship with 79-63 win over #5 Blackduck Red Lake got off to a quick start leading Blackduck 20-4 in the first few minutes, executing offensively from missed Drake shots and turnovers. The Warriors maintained the tempo to their liking...

 

Red Lake advances, but Cass Lake-Bena upset in Section 8A East semis

THIEF RIVER FALLS — One area team will be playing in the Sub-Section 8A East title game, but another was not so lucky. Top-seeded Red Lake cruised to a big 79-63 win over fourth-seeded Blackduck during their Sub-Section 8A East semifinal game at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls, but second-seeded Cass-Lake Bena couldn’t fend off third-seeded Fosston in overtime...

 

HEROIN - PUBLIC SAFETY MESSAGE

On February 27, 2016, the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to two emergency calls for service and the Bemidji Police Department also responded to two other emergency calls for service involving individuals overdosing on Heroin. One of the individuals died and the other three are in being treated at medical facilities....

 

One dead, three hospitalized after heroin overdoses in Beltrami County

BEMIDJI -- One person died and three others have been hospitalized after overdosing on heroin in Beltrami County on Saturday. The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office and Bemidji Police Department each responded to two separate emergency calls on Saturday related to heroin overdoses, according to a release Sunday afternoon from the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office. One person...

 
 By Dan Wells    News    February 29, 2016

Redby Community Tubing Day held at Buena Vista

The Redby Community held Community Tubing Day at Buena Vista on Sunday, February 28, 2016....

 

4th Annual Native Nations Night at Sanford Center

Bemidji State University and the Sanford Center hosted the 4th Annual Native Nations Night on Friday evening, February 26, 2016. That evening fans would watch the Bemidji State University (BSU) men's hockey team play the University of Alabama Huntsville. The game was scheduled to begin at 7:37 p.m. at the Sanford Center in Bemid...

 

Warriors advance in Section 8A with 81-56 win over Clearbrook-Gonvick at BSU - P2

From KKCQ Radio Section 8A East Quarterfinal – Warriors advance in Section 8A with 81-56 win over Clearbrook-Gonvick at BSU After leading by only one at halftime, the Red Lake Warriors brought for a more intense and focused defense to the second half, forcing the Bears to thirteen second half turnovers compared to only seven...

 

Beltrami County Commissioner, Red Lake member Tim Sumner introduces Sanders at Hibbing rally

HIBBING—Beltrami County Commissioner and Red Lake Band member Tim Sumner was one of two people selected by the presidential campaign of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt, to introduce the candidate Friday at Hibbing High School. Sumner welcomed the crowd and was representing area tribal nations, a release from Red Lake said. He was followed by former state representative and...

 

Warriors advance in Section 8A with 81-56 win over Clearbrook-Gonvick at BSU - Set 2 - P2

From KKCQ Radio Section 8A East Quarterfinal – Warriors advance in Section 8A with 81-56 win over Clearbrook-Gonvick at BSU After leading by only one at halftime, the Red Lake Warriors brought for a more intense and focused defense to the second half, forcing the Bears to thirteen second half turnovers compared to only seven...

 

Anti-pipeline protesters interrupt Dayton's speech at water summit

ST. PAUL -- Anti-pipeline protesters interrupted Gov. Mark Dayton Saturday as he spoke to more than 800 Minnesotans at a summit about how to clean the state's water. A half dozen people representing environmental and American Indian groups carrying signs saying "Love water, not oil" went up on stage, while others stood in front of Dayton holding a similar banner. They...

 

Red Lake Nation DFL Precinct Caucuses - "Super" Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

The term caucus apparently comes from an Algonquin word meaning "Gathering of Tribal Chiefs". Caucuses are just as important as your vote on Election day. This is the beginning of the grassroots effort to kick off the election season. At caucuses people discuss DFL party platform, issues and vote to endorse a presidential...

 

Local Boy Goes National

Beltrami County Commissioner and Red Lake Band member Tim Sumner, was honored to be one of two persons selected by the Senator Bernie Sanders campaign to introduce the Presidential Candidate at a rally held at the historic Hibbing High School in Hibbing, MN on Friday, February 26, 2016. Sumner who welcomed the crowd was...

 

Minnesota parties expect big Super Tuesday caucus turnout

ST. PAUL -- More than 250,000 Minnesotans could show up at precinct caucuses Tuesday to pick presidential favorites and make other political decisions. Chairman Ken Martin of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party predicts that up to 200,000 could caucus in his party, while Republicans state Chairman Keith Downey also expects a heavy turnout, but could provide no specific...

 

Longtime Catholic priest 'Father Bill' Mehrkens dies at age 92

BEMIDJI-Msgr. William "Father Bill" Mehrkens, a Catholic priest who served parishes in Bemidji, Red Lake and the surrounding communities for many years, died Friday in Bemidji at age 92. Mehrkens was a pastor at St. Philip's Catholic Church in Bemidji, as well as at St. Mary's Mission Catholic Church in Red Lake for more than a...

 

Ins and outs of Minnesota caucusing, a party-run affair

A political strategist looking to find out where Hillary Clinton performed best in the Minnesota caucuses when she last ran for president in 2008 will have as many questions as answers. Like, where are all the votes? Data from the Secretary of State show zero votes for any candidate in 723 DFL precincts out of 4,122 that reported results in 2008, or 18 percent. Likewise, on...

 

Local legislators discuss bonding bill with community leaders as session nears

BEMIDJI—With the Minnesota Legislature set to begin its 2016 session in about a week, three regional legislators met with Bemidji community members to discuss what they expect in the months ahead. Appearing at the event and answering queries in a Q-and-A format were District 5A Rep. John Persell, DFL-Bemidji; District 2A Rep. Dave Hancock, R-Bemidji and District 5 Sen. Tom...

 

Report: Minnesota budget surplus slips

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's state revenues appear to be down, a state report shows this morning. Minnesota Management and Budget, the state's finance agency, said the projected surplus is $900 million for the current two-year budget cycle. Late last year, the state reported a $1.2 billion surplus. However, the finance agency declared that the budget outlook is stable, despite...

 

Peterson Praises Passage of Sportsmen's Bill

WASHINGTON – Congressman Collin C. Peterson today said legislation passed by the U.S. House will return management of the gray wolf population to Minnesota. The Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act of 2015 (H.R. 2406) includes a Peterson-sponsored amendment to delist gray wolves in the Western Great Lakes States from Endangered Species Act protections and r...

 

Nolan Desjarlait Jr. and Aaron White Tribute held at last regular season Warrior's game - P6

Two sensational Warriors basketball players were honored on Friday, February 19, 2016, before the start of the double-header Warrior and Lady Warrior basketball game against Fond du Lac. Plaques were presented to both the Nolan Desjarlait Jr. and Aaron White families to honor and recognize them. Both young boys made their...

 

Red Lake Warriors finish regular season with 89-56 win over FDL - P6

RED LAKE - The Red Lake Warriors finished their regular season at home on Friday night, in the second game of a double-header against Fond du Lac. The Warriors led 47-31 at the half, going on to win 89-56. Rob McClain Jr. led the Warriors with 22 points, Jamie Cook added 15, Rob Beaulieu III and WIlliam Morrison each hit 11,...

 

Red Lake Band moves forward with major solar energy projects - P7

RED LAKE - On Thursday, February 18, 2016, the Red Lake Band signed agreements with the Winkelman Building Corp ., Innovative Power Systems Inc. and the Olson Energy Corp ., formalizing a renewable energy plan that will utilize solar power. There are three phases to this plan. First, they will address the process of adding...

 

Red Lake Boys & Girls Club Family Night Valentine Dance held in Red Lake - P8

On Wednesday, February 17, 2016, the Red Lake Boys and Girls Club held their Family Night, along with a Valentine Dance. This event was originally scheduled for last Friday, but because of conflicts in scheduling, had to reschedule it. DJ music was played for the kids, along with snacks and other refreshments. The event went...

 

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