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Articles from the May 3, 2017 edition


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  • Red Lake Tribal Secretary Don Cook Passes

    Michael Meuers|May 3, 2017

    It is with deep sorrow that the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians announces the passing of Tribal Secretary Donald "Don" Cook, Sr., on Monday evening May 1, 2017, in Fargo, ND from complications from diabetes. Don was from the Red Lake District. He was 74. Don Cook served the Red Lake Nation with dignity and honor as Tribal Secretary of Red Lake Nation. He was elected to the position in 2010. Prior to that, Cook served as a legal representative, lay advocate and in several other capacities for...

  • Red Lake Tribal Secretary Don Cook Dies At Age 74

    Dennis Weimann, Lakeland News|May 3, 2017

    Red Lake Tribal Secretary Donald "Don" Cook, Sr. has died. Officials from the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians say Cook died Monday evening May 1, 2017, in Fargo, ND from complications from diabetes. Cook was from the Red Lake District. He was 74. Red Lake Chairman Darrell G. Seki, Sr. has ordered all reservation flags be flown at half staff in his honor. Don Cook has served as Tribal Secretary of Red Lake Nation since he was elected to the position in 2010. Prior to that, Cook served as a...

  • Red Lake Students Compete at State History Day

    May 3, 2017

    On Saturday, April 29, 2017, students from Red Lake Middle and High School competed at the Minnesota State Contest of National History Day. Each year, more than 25,000 students participate in History Day throughout Minnesota; this year only 1,274 made it to the state level. Ten students from Red Lake Middle School competed in the junior level: Amber McNeal, Azlynn Jourdain, Nataya Neadeau, Santana Cloud, TeAnndra Pemberton-Kingbird, Sierra May, Kelanna McClain, LaTayla Pemberton, Adrianna...

  • School Nutrition Workers Week: Celebrating Mary Jo Lange of Red Lake for improving nutrition across her school district

    MDE|May 3, 2017

    It's School Nutrition Workers Week! Although we appreciate them year-round, from May 1-5, we are celebrating the many dedicated, energetic, and persistent school nutrition employees working hard to improve school food options. Mary Jo Lange is one employee making a difference in her community. Mary Jo is the Food Service Coordinator for Red Lake Schools. She is known across the district for her positive attitude, energy and regular visits to classrooms. By organizing regular nutrition trainings...

  • 7th Annual Red Lake Nation Elder's Gathering held in Red Lake - P2

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|May 3, 2017

    RED LAKE - Over 400 elders gathered on Monday, May 1, 2017 at the Seven Clans Casino Event Center, all to take part in Day One of Red Lake's 7th Annual Elder's Gathering. Breakfast and registration began at 8 AM, followed by Opening Ceremonies of the Red Lake Nation Honor Guard, Red Lake Royalty, Honor Songs by the drum group Eyabay and the Welcome and Opening Remarks by Red Lake Tribal Chairman Darrell Seki, Sr. The event, open to Red Lake Elders 55 and over, was designed to be both...

  • Day Two: 7th Annual Red Lake Nation Elder's Gathering held in Red Lake

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|May 3, 2017

    RED LAKE - Over 400 elders gathered on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at the Seven Clans Casino Event Center, all to take part in Day Two of Red Lake's 7th Annual Elder's Gathering. Breakfast began at 8 AM, followed by Opening Ceremonies of the Red Lake Nation Honor Guard, Red Lake Royalty, Honor Songs by the drum group Eyabay and the Welcome and Opening Remarks by Red Lake Tribal Chairman Darrell Seki, Sr., with the welcome address presented by Amaya Pemberton. The event, open to Red Lake Elders 55 and...

  • Bemidji Pioneer: Plans for a new Palace: Leech Lake to vote on new casino, hotel in Cass Lake

    May 3, 2017

    CASS LAKE—After more than three decades of operating the Palace Casino and Hotel northwest of Cass Lake, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is considering a change. On May 16, Leech Lake tribal members will vote on a referendum to decide whether the reservation should construct a new $45 million to $50 million Palace Casino and Hotel in Cass Lake. Mail-in ballots on the referendum already have been sent out to eligible voters and six informational meetings were held on the reservation, as well as other communities such as Minneapolis and Duluth....

  • Groundbreaking and Blessing Ceremony held at new Red Lake Community Center site - P10

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|May 3, 2017

    RED LAKE - A Groundbreaking and Blessing Ceremony was held at new Red Lake Community Center site, located east of the Red Lake Pow Wow Grounds. About fifty people took part in the ceremony and groundbreaking, including Red Lake Tribal Chairman Darrell Seki Sr., Red Lake Representtives Roman Stately and Bob Smith, Ponemah Representatives Glenda Martin and Gary Nelson, Hereditary Chief Greetings Spears, Economic Director Sam Strong, Red Lake Community Coordinators and other local community...

  • Red Lake Warriors drop home opener to Blackduck - P14

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|May 3, 2017

    On Thursday, April 13, 2017 the Red Lake Warriors hosted the Blackduck Drakes in their first game of the season. The Drakes had a couple of big innings that Red Lake just couldn't come back on. Red Lake will travel to Pine River Backus on Tuesday, April 18th, host Lake of the Woods on Monday April 24th, and travel to Blackduck on Tuesday, April 25th....

  • Red Lake Chairman Darrell G. Seki, Sr. presents State of the Band Address - P23

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|May 3, 2017

    On Friday, March 31, 2017, Red Lake Chairman Darrell G. Seki, Sr. presented the State of the Band Address to a packed Red Lake Casino Convention Center. The following is a transcript and notes on his presentation. State of the Band Address Darrell G. Seki, Sr., Chairman, Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians Testimony by Chairman Seki in Washington DC The United States and its agencies have a trust responsibility to the Red Lake Nation, which must be honored regardless of political dispute over budg...

  • Red Lake stumbles in 93-46 loss to Minneapolis North in opening round of Class A State Tournament - P28

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|May 3, 2017

    Class 1A Boys Quarterfinals Minneapolis North 83, Red Lake 46: Defending MSHSL Class A champion #1 Minneapolis North Community (30-2) advances to the state semifinals with a 93-46 win over Red Lake (25-5) on Thursday at Williams Arena on the campus of the University of Minnesota. The Polars, competing in the state tournament for the 21st time in program history, are seeking a seventh state title. They'll face the #5 Springfield / #4 Nevis winner in the semifinals on Friday at noon at Target...

  • Red Lake Warriors win 4th Consecutive Section 8A Championship with 71-60 win over Stephen-Argyle - Set 2 - P32

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|May 3, 2017

    Section 8A Championship – Red Lake 71 vs. Stephen-Argyle 60 The Red Lake Warriors overcame a 33-29 halftime to defeat the Stephen-Argyle Storm and win their fourth consecutive Section 8A championship. The Warriors outscored the Storm 42-27 in the second half thanks in large part to a 16-3 run that Red Lake put together. Kendall Whitefeather came off the Red Lake bench to lead all scorers in the game with 23 points. Rob McClain added 16 points as the Warriors picked up their eleventh win in...

  • Red Lake Warriors win 4th Consecutive Section 8A Championship with 71-60 win over Stephen-Argyle - P32

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|May 3, 2017

    Section 8A Championship – Red Lake 71 vs. Stephen-Argyle 60 The Red Lake Warriors overcame a 33-29 halftime to defeat the Stephen-Argyle Storm and win their fourth consecutive Section 8A championship. The Warriors outscored the Storm 42-27 in the second half thanks in large part to a 16-3 run that Red Lake put together. Kendall Whitefeather came off the Red Lake bench to lead all scorers in the game with 23 points. Rob McClain added 16 points as the Warriors picked up their eleventh win in...

  • Lady Warriors hit slump in 71-41 loss to Cromwell-Wright - P32

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|May 3, 2017

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - #3 Cromwell-Wright (26-4) converted 13 three-pointers to snap Red Lake's (24-3) 15-game winning streak 71-41 in the Class A quarterfinals at Mariucci Arena on the campus of the University of Minnesota. Cromwell-Wright made 9-of-16 three-pointers before the break and defended the arc well, holding the Warriors to 0-7 three-point shooting to mount a 46-15 lead at the half. The Cardinals were led by Chelsea Swatek with 23 points and nine rebounds as she delivered 4-9 from...

  • Red Lake Warriors 4-Peat East Sub-Section 8A Championship with 80-63 win over Cass Lake - P34

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|May 3, 2017

    Section 8A East Championship – #2 Cass Lake/Bena 63 vs. #1 Red Lake 80 The Red Lake Warriors and Cass Lake-Bena Panthers met for the fourth time this season when the two teams played for the East Sub-Section 8A Championship Tuesday night in Thief River Falls. Of the the four meetings this season, Tuesday's game was by far the closest but ended with the same result as the Warriors held off the Panthers to claim the Sub-Section title. With the game tied at 57-57 with 7:10 remaining in the game,...

  • Lady Warriors make history by winning Section 8A title with 67-52 win over Sacred Heart - P35

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|May 3, 2017

    Section 8A Championship – Red Lake 67 vs. Sacred Heart 52 The Red Lake Girls basketball team was hoping to make history Friday night by winning their first ever Section 8A championship. The Lady Warriors made their dream of going to the State Tournament come true by defeating the defending Section 8A champion East Grand Forks Sacred Heart Eagles in Thief River Falls. Red Lake jumped out to a 7-0 lead and set the tempo to the game early. Sacred Heart would come back and take their first lead...

  • Warriors advance to sub-section championship with 70-46 win over Fosston - P35

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|May 3, 2017

    Section 8A East Semifinal – #4 Fosston 46 vs. #1 Red Lake 70 The Red Lake Warriors broke open a close game and cruised to the 70-46 win over Fosston Saturday in the East Sub-Section 8A Semi-FInals in Thief RIver Falls. The first half featured three ties and ten lead changes, but the Warriors controlled the second half by outscoring Fosston 37-18. Robert Beaulieu led Red Lake with 19 points as the Warriors picked up their ninth win in their last ten games and improved their overall record to 23...

  • Lady Warriors win first ever Sub-Section 8A Championship with dominating 86-54 win over Clearbrook-Gonvick - P39

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|May 3, 2017

    Section 8A East Championship – #1 Red Lake 86 vs. #3 Clearbrook Gonvick 54 The top seeded Red Lake Warriors made history on Tuesday night by making it to their first ever Section Championship game with the win over Clearbrook-Gonvick. The Lady Warriors jumped out to a 10-0 lead and held the Bears scoreless until 14:06 remained in the first half. The Bears were able to get to within one point at 14-13 but that's as close as they would get for the rest of the evening. The Warriors would...

  • Red Lake Girls advance in Section 8A East with 66-41 win over Lake of the Woods - P41

    May 3, 2017

    THIEF RIVER FALLS - Red Lake Girls advance in Section 8A East with 66-41 win over Lake of the Woods on Saturday afternoon, March 4, 2917 at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls. Section 8A East Semifinal – #4 Lake of the Woods 41 vs. #1 Red Lake 66 The Red Lake Lady Warriors jumped out to a 9-0 lead and never trailed in their win over Lake of the Woods on Saturday in Thief River Falls. Alexis Desjarlait led the Warriors with 17 points and connected on three 3 pointers as Red Lake...

  • $10 MILLION FOR VETERANS HOMES INCLUDED IN BUDGET BILL

    May 3, 2017

    ST. PAUL – State Reps. Matt Grossell, R-Clearbrook, and Matt Bliss, R-Pennington, are pleased the State Government Finance Conference Committee Report included $10 million in funding for veterans facilities to be built in underserved regions of Minnesota, with the Bemidji facility being a possible recipient. Grossell and Bliss are co-authors on HF1109 which would have utilized bonding funds for the construction of the veterans homes. The funding included in the House and Senate Conference Committee would utilize general fund dollars to...

  • Donald Roman Cook

    May 3, 2017

    Donald Roman Cook August 1, 1942 - May 1, 2017 Donald Roman Cook, 74 of Red Lake died Monday, May 1, 2017 at the Sanford Fargo Medical Center. Arrangements are pending with Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji....

  • May Weed of the Month: Tree of Heaven

    Emilie Justen, Minnesota Department of Agriculture|May 3, 2017

    Tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima) is a fast-growing, prolific seed producer that was listed in Minnesota as a Restricted Noxious Weed beginning in 2017. It is native to China and was brought to North America in the late 1700s as an ornamental shade tree. In urban areas, it can cause damage to sewers, pavement, and building foundations; in natural ecosystems, it can establish dense monocultures that outcompete native plants. Tree of heaven looks similar to staghorn sumac, ash, and walnut trees...

  • Raymond "Burr" Strong Memorial Pool Tournament - Saturday, June 10, 2017

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    Raymond "Burr" Strong Memorial Pool Tournament - Saturday, June 10, 2017 Cadillac's Northstar Grille For more information or to register, contact: Tammy Cobenais (218) 556-5403...

  • Native American children drinking sugar sweetened beverages study

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    Are you a Native American parent, grandparent , caregiver or educator of a Native American child between the ages of 0-5 years old? Are you currently living in Arizona, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, or Wisconsin? If so, the Notah Begay III Foundation invites you to participate in a study on Native American children drinking sugar sweetened beverages such as soda, Kool-Aid and juices. For your participation in a short interview or questionnaire, you will receive $25 in cash...

  • Professional Photographs of Your Artwork

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    Professional photographer Cal Rice will take professional photos of your artwork, and will then send the digital images to you. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional items allowed. Limit four items per artist; items must be under 40 inches in all dimensions. May 20 10 am - 2 pm Coldwell Banker 101 Main Ave S Park Rapids, MN 56470 Workshop is free, but you must register by calling (218)751-5447 or emailing alice@r2arts.org...

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