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Articles from the April 13, 2021 edition

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Georgia Lee (Stately) Beaulieu

Georgia Lee (Stately) Beaulieu August 24, 1958 ~ April 9, 2021 (age 62) Georgia Lee (Stately) Beaulieu, "Migiziikwe" ~ "Eagle Woman", age 62, began her spiritual journey on Friday, April 9th, 2021 at Red Lake Indian Hospital in Red Lake, Minnesota. She was born to Leon George Stately and Vera M. (Maxwell) Goben on August 24th,...

 

Burton Lee Benton

Burton Lee Benton October 25, 1967 ~ April 10, 2021 (age 53) Burton Lee Benton, age 53, of Red Lake, Minnesota, passed away following a long illness, on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND. A two-night wake for Burton will begin at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at the Little Rock Community...

 

Richard "Richie" J. Smith

Richard "Richie" J. Smith June 27, 1965 - April 10, 2021 Richard J. Smith "Makade-Miigwan" started his journey into the Spirit World on April 10, 2021. Richie was born on June 27, 1965 in Cloquet, the son of Raymond Smith Sr. and Judith Northrup. He enjoyed following the Pow Wow Trail, visiting with his friends, and cherished th...

 

Kenneth Basswood

Kenneth Basswood February 19, 1946 - April 08, 2021 Kenneth Basswood, age 75, of Mahnomen, MN, died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 8, 2021. Kenneth Francis Basswood, the son of Jennie Basswood and Melvin Boswell, was born on February 19, 1946 in Michigan. He moved around often with his mother, but spent several years living in...

 

Catarina Gordon

Catarina Gordon September 21, 1993 - April 08, 2021 Catarina Gordon, age 27, of Naytahwaush, MN, died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 8, 2021. Catarina Marie Gordon, the daughter of Terra (Dahl) Gordon and Matthew Gordon, was born on September 21, 1993 in Bemidji, MN. She grew up with her family in Grand Portage, MN, and...

 

VIDEO - Red Lake: A Reservation Revolution

"Another vintage Red Lake video I copied from an old VHS tape that I better digitize before it's lost.I don't know the year it was recorded." -- The Real Renegades Michael Meuers did some research to find out who produced it and when and whether it [ever] aired or not. This is what he found. The film was sponsored by Naylor...

 

Chief: Officer meant to use Taser, not firearm, on Daunte Wright

The traffic stop that would end Daunte Wright's life played out on a Brooklyn Center police officer's body camera. Officers appeared to try to handcuff him; then he slipped back into the driver's seat. A female officer yelled, "Taser, Taser," and then fired her gun. "Holy shit, I just shot him," she said. Once again, a Black...

 

Curfew in effect in Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka, Dakota counties, by order of Gov. Walz

Gov. Tim Walz on Monday issued a curfew in Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka and Dakota counties from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. Tuesday in the wake of a night of unrest following the Sunday death of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man shot and killed by police in Brooklyn Center. As they announced the curfews, state and city leaders tried...

 

Troops block protesters as hundreds defy curfew in Brooklyn Center

Hundreds of protesters defied curfew Monday night to gather at the Brooklyn Center Police Department, seeking justice for a 20-year-old Black man fatally shot by a police officer. Clashes between law enforcement and protesters escalated into the evening, with authorities firing multiple rounds of tear gas, along with rubber...

 

BCA identifies officer in Daunte Wright shooting

Monday night, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension identified the officer who shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center Sunday. The BCA identified the long-time veteran of the Brooklyn Center Police Department as Officer Kim Potter. Potter is on standard administrative leave. https...

 

Outbreak of COVID-19 cases linked to wrestling tournament prompts warning to schools, public

After identifying an outbreak of COVID-19 cases associated with a Minnesota youth wrestling tournament held in South Dakota, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) have alerted schools around the state to watch for potential cases and to double down on masking, social distancing and other prevention measures. Health officials...

 

Minneapolis high school students head back to classrooms

Standing in front of a table of disposable masks and hand sanitizer, Principal Christian Alberto Ledesma greeted his students in person for the first time in more than a year. He offered "good mornings" and waves, even sticking his foot out to bump shoes with a student as a socially distanced welcome to Wellstone International...

 

Twins, Timberwolves, Wild postpone games in wake of shooting

Monday was one of three times the Twins, Wild and Timberwolves were going to play at home on the same day this spring. But a major pro sports day in the Twin Cities was quickly interrupted by safety and ethical concerns in the wake of the fatal shooting of a Black motorist, Daunte Wright, by a police officer Sunday in Brooklyn...

 

US colleges divided over requiring student vaccinations

BOSTON - U.S. colleges hoping for a return to normalcy next fall are weighing how far they should go in urging students to get the COVID-19 vaccine, including whether they should - or legally can - require it. Universities including Rutgers, Brown, Cornell and Northeastern recently told students they must get vaccinated before...

 

New project aims to grow a supply chain for reforestation in Minnesota

Allison Rian gently stuffs a sprouted acorn into a soil-filled plug in a plastic tray, then another. Soaking acorns fill the kitchen sink. Trays of them sprout off the living room. Jars of yellow birch and white pine seeds chill inside the refrigerator. "We've jumped into the deep end of the pool," said her husband, Scott Rian....

 

Team YES wins Overwatch 6v6 Tournament at GigaZone Gaming Championship 5

(Bemidji, MN) April 12, 2021 – The first of three consecutive weekends of GigaZone Gaming Championship 5 was held Saturday, April 10 with the first tournament, Overwatch 6v6. Team YES won the Overwatch 6v6 Tournament and the top prize of $1,800. Team YES team members are Kelly Whipple, Kylie Elliott, Tien Nguyen, Connor Broder...

 
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American Indian College Fund Offers $20 Gift Card for Scholarship Applicants Attending Tribal Colleges and Universities

Denver, Colo., April 12, 2021 — Native American students interested in attending college who are seeking a scholarship from the American Indian College Fund have an additional incentive to apply this year—the College Fund is offering $20 gift cards for every student that completes an application by April 30. The incentive is being offered to increase Native student...

 

DEA Take-Back Day April 24 2021

On April 24, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force will be participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Expired, unwanted, and unused prescription medication can be brought to the Beltrami County Law Enforcement Center, located at 613 Minnesota Avenue, Bemidji MN. Prescription medications can be...

 

DEED Awards $1.64 Million To JunoPacific Expansion in Brooklyn Park

St. Paul – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has awarded $1.64 million in grants to assist JunoPacific with its expansion in Brooklyn Park. JunoPacific is a contract manufacturing and engineering services provider for the medical device industry. Its parent organization, Cretex Companies,...

 
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Mino-Bimaadiziwin - Brand New Family Apartments Now Open!

Mino-Bimaadiziwin - Brand New Family Apartments Now Open! 2 and 3 Bedroom Apartments - 612-238-4440 Mino-Bimaadiziwin is an income restricted family apartment complex. Currently accepting applications. 2 bedroom rent $934.00 3 bedroom rent $1187.00 - $1295.00 Contact the property for more details 612-238-4440...

 

'Our hearts are heavy': COVID-19 deaths of tribal elders leave a void

Anton Treuer calls himself an Ojibwe language warrior. He's been working to preserve and share the language for two decades. He spends a lot of time learning from elders, and over the past year COVID-19 has claimed many. "It's been hard. We've simply had a lot of deaths," said Treuer, whose work takes him to tribal communities...

 

The Warm Springs Reservation Water Crisis is Reminiscent of Flint, Michigan

On March 30, Native News Online published an article about the water crisis on the Warm Springs Reservation, home to the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs. The residents of the reservation have had to live with contaminated water for almost five years and the federal and state government has only provided “Band-Aid” fixes, according to one tribal official. The Warm...

 

Red Lake Lady Warriors advance in Section 8A with 91-67 win over Clearbrook-Gonvick Bears - P17

RED LAKE, MN - The Red Lake Lady Warriors hosted Clearbrook Gonvick on Friday, March 19, 2021, and although the Bears had some scoring runs, once the Lady Warriors got going, it was hard for them to gain any ground. Red Lake led at the half 37-23 and didn't let up, as they racked up 54-44 in the second, to take the win 01-67...

 

Warriors advance in first round of Section 8A Tournament with 60-45 win over Fosston - P18

RED LAKE, MN - The Red Lake Warriors hosted E#6 Fosston Greyhounds on Thursday, March 18, 2021, drew first blood, and hung on to their lead right up to the end. Red Lake led 28-22 at the half and went on to win 60-45, although at one point in the second half Fosston came to within 5-points. Aaron Chaboyea and Gerald Kingbird...

 

Nevis Lady Tigers upset Lady Warriors 71-64 in Red Lake as regular season ends - P22

RED LAKE, MN - The Lady Warriors, coming off their loss to Badger-Greenbush-Middle River, 66-61, on Friday night, hosted Nevis on Saturday night and played solid until the last five minutes of the game. Playing pretty much even throughout the match with with several lead changes by both teams, Nevis took a 10-point lead with a...

 

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