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 By Josh Peterson    News    March 22, 2018

Alleged Body Discovered In Lower Red Lake

According to multiple social media reports, an alleged body has been discovered trapped in the ice in Lower Red Lake. At this time we do not know if the body is one of the missing fisherman that disappeared last fall when a Red Lake Fisheries boat capsized on November 6, 2017. Multiple social media posts have alluded...

 

Cass Lake-Bena Boys Basketball Ready For State Quarterfinals

For the first time since 2010, Cass Lake-Bena boys basketball is back at the state tournament. The Panthers received the number three seed in Class A, and will play Rushford-Peterson at 5 PM tomorrow night at Williams Arena in the quarterfinals. https://lptv.org/cass-lake-bena-boys-basketball-ready-...

 

Former Minneapolis cop posts bail in Justine Damond case, leaves jail

A former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder and manslaughter in the shooting death of an Australian woman left the Hennepin County jail Wednesday night after posting bail. The bail amount had been reduced from $500,000 to $400,000 earlier in the day. https://www.twincities.com/2018/03/21...

 

Bemidji Pioneer: Cass Lake-Bena makes first state appearance since four-peat run (w/video)

CASS LAKE -- For the first time since 2010, the Cass Lake-Bena Panthers are bound for the Class A boys basketball state tournament. This year’s group has received plenty of influence from Panther teams of yore. CL-B made four consecutive state tournaments from 2007-2010, finishing as high as state runner-up in 2007....

 

Student arrested after loaded gun found in his waistband in St. Paul high school

St. Paul police arrested a student at Como Park Senior High School after finding him with a loaded gun in his waistband on Wednesday. Investigators are looking into where the 16-year-old student obtained the gun and why he brought it to school. https://www.twincities.com/2018/03/21/student-arrested-...

 

LLTP find methamphetamine, prescription pills and firearms during execution of search warrant

On March 20, 2018, the Leech Lake Tribal Police Department executed a search warrant in the Prescott Housing area of Cass Lake. During the execution of the warrant, law enforcement located methamphetamine, illegally possessed prescription pills, and two firearms. James...

 

Dayton's candidates to fill Supreme Court vacancy include 3 judges, Rep. Paul Thissen

Former gubernatorial candidate and Democratic state Rep. Paul Thissen was named as one of four finalists for a Minnesota Supreme Court vacancy on Wednesday, raising the specter of Gov. Mark Dayton naming another partisan figure to the state’s highest court. The shortlist of candidates released by an independent...

 

Is 'fear' enough of reason for Minneapolis cop to overcome charges in Damond shooting?

The police officer who was with a Minneapolis officer charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of an unarmed Australian woman said both men “got spooked” when she approached their SUV, and that the partner feared for his life. But prosecutors say officer Mohamed Noor acted recklessly and was not justified...

 

Girl, 11, found dead at school in River Falls, Wis.

The River Falls school community was shaken Monday by two separate events, one involving a student’s death at Meyer Middle School and another resulting in a student’s arrest. Superintendent Jamie Benson sent an automated voice message March 19 to families in the district confirming the death of a sixth-grade...

 

Bemidji Pioneer: Prentice announces bid for Red Lake treasurer

RED LAKE—Local business owner Chad Prentice announced Friday that he will run for Red Lake Tribal Treasurer. Prentice, who owns M&N Prentice Construction and, in 2014, took over leadership of his family's business, the Redby Store, said he has been seriously considering running for the position for about a year....

 

Iowa State's marijuana shirt ban case costs school almost $1 million

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s unconstitutional crackdown on a pro-marijuana student group’s T-shirts will cost state taxpayers nearly $1 million in damages and legal fees. Court documents indicate a judge approved $598,208 in attorney fees and costs on Wednesday. That amount is in addition to...

 

More MN pharmacies to offer opioid antidote naloxone without a prescription to battle overdoses

Pharmacies across Minnesota are making it easier to get the opioid antidote naloxone that reverses drug overdoses. HealthPartners and Park Nicollet pharmacies announced Wednesday that they have started providing naloxone to patients who have opioid prescriptions and are at high risk of an overdose....

 

Vikings sign Josiah Price, Nick Dooley; Emmanuel Lamur leaves as free agent

The Vikings liked what they saw last year from tight end Josiah Price, and he is back. The Vikings on Wednesday signed free agents Price and long snapper Nick Dooley, and waived linebacker Shaan Washington, who spent all of last season on injured reserve with a leg injury. They announced the return of kicker Kai...

 

St. Paul PD releases new use-of-force policy; critics say restrictions don't go far enough

After reviewing more than 100 suggestions from community members, St. Paul police officials say they included many of them in an updated use-of-force policy released Wednesday. Some community groups remain concerned, saying the directives to officers do not follow national best practices or hold the St. Paul...

 

Lawmakers release budget with big military and domestic boosts but no 'Dreamer' deal

WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders finalized a sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill Wednesday that substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant “Dreamers,” deprives President Donald Trump some of his border wall money and takes only incremental steps to address gun...

 

DMV mess, guns, opioids: Updates on some Capitol bills you've heard of and some you haven't

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said he would veto a House-passed bill to fix DMV computer glitches over the way it is funded. The measure House members passed late Monday afternoon would take money from other agencies to fix the Public Safety Department program. Dayton said Tuesday he refuses to let lawmakers...

 

Bemidji Pioneer: Bemidji man pleads guilty to arson

BEMIDJI—A Bemidji man accused of arson pleaded guilty to the charge Friday. Damian Patrick Joseph Smith, 21, was charged with first-degree arson Jan. 4, three days after he set fire to the living room curtains of a house at the 700 block of Sunset Way. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/4420803-be...

 

Bemidji Pioneer: Bemidji man pleads guilty to assault

BEMIDJI—A Bemidji man accused of punching and robbing a woman in mid-January pleaded guilty to lesser charges March 15. Jordan Lee Drouillard, 24, of Bemidji, initially pleaded not guilty to one count of simple robbery in February, but later pleaded guilty to one count of fifth-degree drug possession and theft....

 

Bemidji Pioneer: Cass Lake man arrested in drug bust

CASS LAKE—A 24-year-old Cass Lake man was arrested Tuesday after a drug bust by the Leech Lake Tribal Police Department. According to a news release, officers executed a search warrant in the "Prescott Housing area" of Cass Lake and found methamphetamine, illegally possessed prescription pills and two guns. James...

 

Bemidji Pioneer: Bemidji man pleads not guilty to stabbing

BEMIDJI—A Bemidji man accused of stabbing another man pleaded not guilty to one count of second-degree assault Monday. Lewis Edward Barney, 47, was arrested March 3 after Beltrami County deputies were called to the the 1100 block of Augusta Drive Northeast. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/crime...

 
 By Michael Meuers    News    March 22, 2018

Solar Brackets/Panels to be Installed on Red Lake Government Center Beginning at 9 am Friday, March 23, 2018

Installation of various photo-voltaic arrays will commence on Red Lake Nation buildings beginning with the Government Center on Friday, March 23, 2018, beginning at 9 a.m. Other buildings to follow include Seven Clans Casinos at Red Lake, Thief River Falls, and Warroad,...

 

A Message from the Red Lake School District

Red Lake Schools Families and Staff, Every year on this day, there are concerns and rumors surrounding the safety of our schools. This year, those types of concerns and rumors have surrounded us in the national media as well. For the Red Lake School community and the...

 

First Nations woman killed by train in Toronto was a witness in murder trial

A First Nation woman who was struck and killed by a freight train in Toronto Tuesday night was also a witness in a murder investigation and had allegedly been receiving death threats about testifying according to people close to her. Terra Gardner is believed to have been hit on the tracks near Young Street and...

 

Gov. Dayton Proclaims March 21 'Small Business Development Centers Day'

ST. PAUL – Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed March 21 to be “Small Business Development Centers Day” in Minnesota, recognizing the important role Small Business Development Centers play in supporting the more than 500,000 small businesses in the state. Minnesota is joining other states in celebrating Small...

 

Gunman at Maryland high school dies after armed school officer intervenes; 2 others injured

A student gunman opened fire Tuesday at a high school in southern Maryland, injuring two students before an armed school resources officer intervened, authorities said. The gunman, identified as Austin Wyatt Rollins, 17, was killed, but St. Mary's County Sheriff Tim Cameron said it was not immediately clear whether...

 

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