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Articles from the May 2, 2011 edition

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Red Lake Easter Event of Friday, April 22, 2011

An Easter Hunt, which included drawings for 6 bicycles and other prizes, was held on Friday, April 22, 2011, at the Red Lake Criminal Justice Complex. Sponsored by Red Lake Law Enforcement, Red Lake Detention Services, the CRAFT Program and Red Lake Nation Courts, about 400 kids between the ages of 1-10 participated in the...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    May 2, 2011

Child Abuse Prevention Walk of April 27, 2011

The Annual Child Abuse Prevention Walk took place on April 27, 2011, and began with a walk from the junction of Highways 1 and 89, to the Reservation Boundary Line near the Red Lake Casino and Events Center. About 100 participants took part in the walk designed to bring awareness to preventing child abuse and was sponsored by...

 
 News    May 2, 2011

SPEED LIMIT STUDY- BELTRAMI COUNTY

The speed limit signs on Irvine Ave NW (Co Rd 15) in the Buena Vista area, Birchmont Beach Rd NE (Co Rd 20) from Bemidji Rd to the Bemidji State Park (these will be reposted on May 6, 2011) and Lavinia Rd NE (Co Rd 19) from the Power Dam RD NE (Co Rd 12) to Lavinia proper have been temporarily removed in conjunction with a study that MnDOT is conducting to determine...

 
 By Phil Hodapp    News    May 2, 2011

SCAMS IN OUR AREA BELTRAMI COUNTY

Sheriff Phil Hodapp advises that two scams are currently operating in Beltrami County as well as across Minnesota and elsewhere. Citizens need to be aware of this latest threat. The first involves a letter sent to property owners from a company purporting to be HomeServe out of Saint Paul, MN (note not St. Paul but Saint Paul). It specifically says: NOTICE- Beltrami County...

 
 News    May 2, 2011

SPRING ROAD RESTRICTION AND SIGNS IN RIGHT OF WAY

SPRING ROAD RESTRICTIONS The ending date of spring load restrictions in the North-Central and North Frost Zone will be Friday, May 13th, 2011 at 12:01am. All of Beltrami County is within these frost zones. Restrictions on various County routes may remain in place until poor road conditions improve. Posted load limit signs govern. All unposted gravel surfaced roads are limited...

 
 By AP    News    May 2, 2011

Bemidji Area Farmers Market to accept food stamps

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — More low-income Minnesotans will be able to get fresh fruits and vegetables because of a big jump in farmers markets that will accept food stamps this year. Eight new markets will allow customers with food stamps this year. That more than doubles the number of markets that accept food stamps as part of the Minnesota Farmers’ Market Association. According...

 
 By Bethany Wesley    News    May 2, 2011

Bemidji City Council: Gambling, streetlights to be discussed

The Bemidji City Council will consider a resolution Monday that would support the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in its opposition to expanding gambling throughout Minnesota. The council will convene for its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall. Following the meeting, the council will convene as the Bemidji Economic Development Authority to hold a public hearing on the...

 
 News    May 2, 2011

NEW CLINIC OPENING AT RED LAKE HOSPITAL SOON!

The Red Lake Indian Health Service and the Red Lake Tribal Comprehensive Health Service Program is pleased to announce that on June 6, 2011 they will be officially opening a new clinic at the hospital. The name of the clinic is the “Same Day Appointment Clinic” (SDAC). The new clinic will be located in what was formerly the old dental clinic area which is off the main...

 
 Jobs    May 2, 2011

Red Lake Indian Teacher Training Program now Accepting Applications

Red Lake Indian Teacher Training Program now Accepting Applications...

 
 Jobs    May 2, 2011

The Red Lake Police Department is now accepting applications for Community Patrol Positions in all Districts

~RED LAKE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY~ Community Patrol Positions for: Red Lake, Little Rock, Redby & Ponemah The Red Lake Police Department is now accepting applications from members of the community to be involved in the Community Patrol Program. Participants will receive training in radio and law enforcement operations, community patrol techniques and will be certified as...

 
 News    May 2, 2011

Keep an Eye on Your Vision

Americans agree that eyesight has a huge impact on day-to-day living and is one of the senses they fear losing most. Unfortunately, people often do not pay attention to their eye health unless they notice a problem. Many common eye diseases that can lead to vision loss and blindness, such as diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, or age-related macular degeneration, often have no...

 
 News    May 2, 2011

Historic Settlement Between Native Americans and USDA Granted Final Approval by U.S. District Court

(WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 28, 2011) U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan today granted final approval of the historic settlement between Native American farmers and ranchers and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), in a case known as Keepseagle v. Vilsack. Resolving a nationwide class action lawsuit, the Keepseagle settlement agreement requires USDA to pay...

 
 News    May 2, 2011

Giving kids back to their parents

In August 2006, Kimberly White sat in a Hennepin County courtroom and signed away her rights as a parent. She was addicted to crack cocaine, had had numerous run-ins with the law and knew she was unfit to be a mother to her three young children....

 
 News    May 2, 2011

Gerald Vizenor To Be Commencement Speaker

On May 13, Gerald Vizenor, of the White Earth Nation in Minnesota, will be the commencement speaker at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Vizenor is distinguished professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico, in Albuquerque and professor emeritus of American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley...

 

Wisconsin lawmakers discuss proposal to cut number of prison meals to save the state money

STURTEVANT, Wis. - Today's prison menu includes oatmeal for breakfast, hamburgers for lunch and chicken a la king for dinner. In the future, one of those meals could be taken off the menu, leaving a brunch and dinner...

 
 News    May 2, 2011

Shortage of drugs hits crisis level

Doctors, hospitals and federal regulators are struggling to cope with an unprecedented surge in drug shortages in the United States that is endangering cancer patients, heart attack victims, accident survivors and a host of other ill people....

 
 News    May 2, 2011

Sacred drum stolen from Aztec dance group

LITTLE CANADA, Minn. -- A reward is being offered to help catch a thief who stole a musical instrument worth thousands of dollars from a Twin Cities dance community...

 
 News    May 2, 2011

Winona teacher is state's finest

Katy Smith of Winona won Minnesota Teacher of the Year honors Sunday, the first time the 47-year-old award has been bestowed on a teacher who specializes in Early Childhood Family Education....

 

Respect, love and help your mother while you can

Sunday is Mother’s Day. I have been thinking about all of you who no longer have your Mother with you on this Earth, especially those of you who will really miss your Mom on Sunday because this is the first Mother’s Day without her. My love and prayers are for you this week because I know how you feel....

 
 News    May 2, 2011

Recycling turns trash into jobs

Water squirted and the grinders screeched Thursday as three workers at the Rust Brothers plant in Minneapolis guided diamond polishers over their handcrafted masterpieces: stunning glass countertops made from recycled windshields, soda bottles and window panes....

 
 News    May 2, 2011

U.S. considers ‘Native Canadian groups’ as possible terror threats: embassy cables

OTTAWA-The U.S. has been keeping regular intelligence on potential security threats in Canada, including the activities of unnamed First Nations groups, according to two cables sent by the U.S. embassy in Ottawa and obtained by APTN National News....

 
 News    May 2, 2011

Seventh Generation Leading: Making the Case for Native Youth Leadership and Organizing

Information from Honor the Earth’s latest research—We Are the Seventh Generation: An Assessment of the Needs and Potential of Native Youth Organizing—will be presented at a May 4 event in New York City. “Native Youth are building awareness, capacity and a real infrastructure for self-determination in our communities,” reads the research. “This work, if allowed to...

 
 News    May 2, 2011

Congress Defunds Wasteful Catch Shares Program

In a big victory for commercial and recreational fishermen on the Atlantic coast, the U.S. Congress on April 14 voted to defund the “catch shares” program, a controversial fisheries management initiatives that opponents deemed wasteful....

 

Project 60: Take Back Your Voice and Vote, Aboriginal Youths Urge Peers

With all the debate among aboriginals on whether to vote in the May 2 federal election, Atlantic First Nation youth are taking a stand on the voting side of the fence. For Project 60, named after the year (1960) that Canada’s aboriginals earned the right to vote, young adults from several First Nations produced and posted videos giving their take on how they feel their vote...

 
 News    May 2, 2011

Manitoba Health Officials Advise Boiling Water

Extensive prairie flooding has prompted a water-boiling advisory from Manitoba health officials, who also said the province will pay for water testing once the floods recede. The province’s Water Stewardship and Manitoba Health departments are advising Canadians who use “private water supplies including wells, cisterns or unfiltered surface-water sources affected by...

 

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