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 By Michael Barrett    News    April 18, 2018

First of Six Candidate Forums held in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK DISTRICT - The first of six scheduled candidate forums was held at the new Little Rock Community Center on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, beginning at 6 PM. Certified Candidates running for Tribal Chairman, Tribal Secretary, Tribal Treasurer and two Little Rock...

 

Mille Lacs Ojibwe leader Marge Anderson dies at 81

Marge Anderson, the first woman to lead a Minnesota Indian tribe and a driving force in efforts to secure tribal hunting and fishing rights on Lake Mille Lacs, died Saturday. Appointed chief executive of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe in 1991, following the death of longtime tribal head Arthur Gahbow, she was elected...

 

Barbara Bush, matriarch of American political dynasty, dies at 92

Barbara Bush, who was the wife of one president and the mother of another and whose embrace of her image as America’s warmhearted grandmother belied her influence and mettle, died April 17. She was 92. The office of her husband, former president George H.W. Bush, issued a statement announcing her death but did not...

 

Western Wisconsin father charged with fatally shooting St. Paul son in head

HUDSON, Wis. — Prosecutors in western Wisconsin have charged a father accused of fatally shooting his teenage son in the head last weekend. The St. Croix County district attorney’s office on Tuesday charged 42-year-old Kayle Alan Fleischauer of New Richmond with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of...

 

FBI investigating after man found with mouth taped, hands tied near St. Paul river

Federal agents are coordinating with St. Paul police in a potential kidnapping/abduction case, according to police reports. Early Tuesday morning, St. Paul police responded to a call about a “suspicious male” in St. Paul near the Mississippi River southwest of downtown. https://www.twincities.co...

 

Sun Country says it will cover extra costs of travelers stranded in Mexico; Tina Smith calls for federal review

Sun Country Airlines says it will cover some additional costs for travelers stranded in Mexico after the airline canceled flights due to a weekend snowstorm battering Minnesota. An estimated 250 people were stuck when Eagan-based Sun Country couldn’t provide planes because the airline was ending seasonal service on...

 

Starbucks to close more than 8,000 stores for racial-bias training

Starbucks, trying to tamp down a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia, plans to close more than 8,000 U.S. stores for several hours next month to conduct racial-bias training for its nearly 175,000 workers. The announcement Tuesday comes after the arrests...

 

Dayton appoints Democrat Paul Thissen for MN Supreme Court. That makes 5 Dayton picks on 7-member court.

Gov. Mark Dayton appointed state Rep. Paul Thissen, a fellow Democrat, to the Minnesota Supreme Court Tuesday. The choice of a strident partisan politician — Thissen often clashed with Republicans during stints as House speaker and minority leader — for the high court is uncommon in recent years but hardly...

 

Bemidji Pioneer: Johnson touts history with community, schools in superintendent interview

BEMIDJI—Parents, teachers and School Board members got to learn more about Rochelle Johnson, one of three finalists to be the next Bemidji Area Schools superintendent, on Tuesday during the first of three nights of meetings. Johnson, superintendent of Cass Lake-Bena School District, answered questions during an open...

 

Bemidji Pioneer: Proposed law aims to crack down on protesters

ST. PAUL—As the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission prepares to vote this June on Enbridge Energy Co.'s controversial Line 3 replacement project, Northland lawmakers are pushing for legislation that would crack down on those who train or recruit protesters who damage "critical infrastructure" such as oil...

 

Bemidji Pioneer: Bemidji man arrested on charges of soliciting sex from child

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. -- A Bemidji man has been accused of soliciting sex from a child in Pennington County, where he met a sheriff’s deputy posing as a 15-year-old, court documents say. Levi Garret Holden, 28, had an initial appearance hearing Monday, April 16, in Pennington County District Court, where he faces...

 

Bemidji Pioneer: Tribal lands offer sanctuary for Minnesota wolves

RED LAKE, Minn.—Gray wolves could again be fair game in Minnesota if federal rules change, but Red Lake Nation and other tribes in Minnesota will continue to protect the animal. In 2010, the Red Lake Department of Natural Resources published its wolf management plan, making the Red Lake lands a sanctuary for gray...

 

Charles "Charlie Hank" Henry Gagnon

Charles "Charlie Hank" Henry Gagnon March 16, 1961 - April 16, 2018 Charles Henry Gagnon "Charlie Hank", 57, of Bagley, Minnesota died on Monday, April 16, 2018 at the Sanford Fargo Medical Center, MN. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Rice...

 

Celeste Lee Jackson (Apple)

Celeste Lee Jackson (Apple) January 12, 1982 - Friday, April 13, 2018 Service Information Gichitwaa Kateri Catholic Church, Minneapolis, MN Friday, April 20, 2018 11:00 AM Visitation Information Gichitwaa Kateri Catholic Church, Minneapolis, MN Thursday, April 19, 2018...

 

Winter Sky Barker

Winter Sky Barker February 11th, 2015 - Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Service Information Sisseton - Wahpeton Oyate Community Center Saturday April 21st, 2018 2:00 P.M. Visitation Information Sisseton - Wahpeton Oyate Community Center Thurs April 19 & Fri April 20 All-night wakes beg @ 7:00 P.M Full obituary pending with...

 

Weighing the mental health risks of marijuana use

With the emergence of new categories of cannabis such as skunk or superskunk at the end of the 1990's, several studies have shown the risk of mental illness linked to the use of these new varieties. British psychiatrists have investigated these substances in cases of psychosis, paranoid delirium and schizophrenia. Can...

 

State of the Navajo Nation Address Delivered for 2018 Spring Session

WINDOW ROCK — President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez gave the State of the Navajo Nation Address (SONNA) for the 23rd Navajo Nation Council’s 2018 Spring Council Session. The speech began and ended with the treaty and highlighted recent accomplishments of the administration regarding the four...

 

Ashlynn Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act signed into law by President Trump

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — President Trump signed the Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act April 13. Navajo Nation council members have advocated for the bill as a means to protect Native American children by amending the PROTECT Act to make Indian tribes eligible for grants from the U.S. Department of Justice...

 

CRIT Recall Election set for April 28

The Colorado River Indian Tribes will hold a special election April 28 to determine if Chairman Dennis Patch, Vice Chairman Keith Moses and the Tribal Council Members should be recalled from office. The Council Members being recalled are Amelia Flores, Valerie Welsh-Tahbo, Johnny Hill Jr., Granthum Stevens, Johnson...

 

Tribes continue fight to protect grizzly bears

FT. THOMPSON - Referring to tribes’ lawsuit to protect the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem’s grizzly bears, Crow Creek Sioux Tribal Chair Brandon Sazue on April 7 noted that a ranking member of the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee has weighed in on their side of the cause. Arizona Rep. Raúl...

 

Arizona wildfire continues to grow, now over 6,200 acres in size

PHOENIX — Firefighters continued working Tuesday to contain a wildfire that has burned through more than 6,200 acres in eastern Arizona. The Rattlesnake Fire had grown to 6,271 acres and has spread to the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, Apache-Sitreaves National Forest and San Carlos Apache Reservation....

 

Red Lake Girl's Softball Program underway, but winter conditions may hamper start of season - P5

The Red Lake Girl's Softball Season is underway, but lingering winter conditions may delay the start of regular league play, and games might have to be played in a short period of time. The field conditions are still pretty wet in some areas and snow is in the forecast...

 

Lady Warriors season ends as they lose 8A Championship Game to Stephen-Argyle 56-49 - P55

From KKCQ Sports Section 8A Championship (at Thief River Falls) – Red Lake 49 vs. Stephen-Argyle 56 THIEF RIVER FALLS - The Stephen-Argyle Storm hit some clutch free throws in the last ninety seconds of the game to win the Section 8A championship Friday night in...

 

Lady Warriors season ends as they lose 8A Championship Game to Stephen-Argyle 56-49 - P56

From KKCQ Sports Section 8A Championship (at Thief River Falls) – Red Lake 49 vs. Stephen-Argyle 56 THIEF RIVER FALLS - The Stephen-Argyle Storm hit some clutch free throws in the last ninety seconds of the game to win the Section 8A championship Friday night in...

 

Colorado teachers stage rally at statehouse to lobby for higher pay

Chanting “You left me no choice, I have to use my teacher voice!” hundreds of Colorado teachers converged on the state Capitol on Monday to demand changes in school funding and to lobby for higher teacher pay and a stronger retirement fund. The teachers, who gathered just before noon in the Capitol rotunda, made...

 

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