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Articles from the August 5, 2021 edition


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  • Elizabeth Marie Beaulieu

    Aug 5, 2021

    Elizabeth Marie Beaulieu December 6, 1939 ~ August 2, 2021 (age 81) Elizabeth Marie Beaulieu, 81, of Red Lake, Minnesota, passed away at the Bemidji Sanford Medical Center on Monday, August 2, 2021. Betty was born in Red Lake. Minnesota, on December 6, 1939, to Simon Sumner and Angeline Strong. She graduated from Red Lake High School and started her family, raising eight children and helped to raise nine others. Betty worked in several jobs throughout her life including serving as a Chemical...

  • Darryl Evan Northbird

    Aug 5, 2021

    Darryl Evan Northbird October 26, 1963 ~ August 3, 2021 (age 57) Darryl Evan Northbird, age 58, "Miskwaanakwad" which means "Red Cloud" of the Migizi Indoodem (Eagle Clan) and Cass Lake, Minnesota journeyed to the spirit world from his home on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021. He was born in Cass Lake, MN on October 26th, 1963, to Suzanne and Jerry Lee Northbird, Sr. Darryl made the decision at a young age, seven years old, to follow the Red Road Path and he never waivered from that decision. He...

  • Jean Renee (Knight) Seymour

    Aug 5, 2021

    Jean Renee (Knight) Seymour October 27, 1970 ~ July 30, 2021 (age 50) Jean Seymour was the most caring and loving mother, wife, best friend, daughter, sister, aunt, niece and grandmother. She was a lifelong resident of Minneapolis - she started her journey to the spirit world on July 30th, 2021, at the young age of 50, from North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, MN. Jean, AKA 'Mama Jean', was born October 27th, 1970, to Patricia (DeFoe) and Richard Knight in Minneapolis, MN. She graduated with...

  • Groundbreaking Ceremony held for new Red Lake Nation Radio Facility, WRLN

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Aug 5, 2021

    RED LAKE, MN - A Groundbreaking Ceremony was held for new Red Lake Nation Radio facility at 11 AM on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. This new Red Lake Tribal radio station, WRLN 105.3 FM, which some say took over 20 years to fully develop, is expected to be live and operational by early 2022, and will employ about 30-40 people. The facility will be constructed in Red Lake across the street from the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office Building, where the old Red Lake Police Department and Jail once was...

  • Alternative Learning Center (ALC) at Red Lake Schools - What we can offer

    ALC offers you the opportunity to earn credit needed to obtain your high school diploma. We are also working on experiential learning opportunities to earn credit need for graduation. If you are interested in learning more about ALC and what we can offer to help you earn your high school diploma, please feel free to reach out to us. We are having a summer session August 16th – 19th & August 23rd – 26th. 8:00 – 2 pm If you are interested in registering, please call to schedule an appoi...

  • Man Accused of Fatally Stabbing Wife Taken Into Custody

    Betsy Melin, Lakeland News|Aug 5, 2021

    (AP) — The manhunt for the man accused of fatally stabbing his wife in northwestern Minnesota is over. According to the Red Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Eric Reinbold, 44, was arrested early Wednesday morning in a wooded area north of Oklee, KFGO reported. Reinbold has eluded authorities for weeks. He’s charged with second-degree murder in the death of Lissette Reinbold who was found fatally stabbed on the driveway of her rural Oklee home July 9. According to sheriff’s officials, Reinbold was arrested without resistance and is being held in...

  • Statement by Ramona Dohman, U.S. Marshal for the District of Minnesota:

    Aug 5, 2021

    Eric Reinbold, 44, a man being sought by the U.S. Marshals Service, Pennington County and Red Lake County Sheriff’s Offices and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, as the primary suspect in the July 9 death of His wife in Oklee, Minnesota, was captured overnight. Deputy U.S. Marshals from the USMS Special Operations Group and the District of Minnesota arrested Reinbold without incident in a rural wooded area north of Oklee after a SOG tactical K9 alerted on his location. Reinbold was wanted on a homicide warrant after being a...

  • Man let out of prison early is charged killing wife, captured in NW. Minnesota after weeks on the run

    Aug 5, 2021

    Authorities on Wednedsday captured a man recently released from federal prison who they say went on the run in early July after his wife turned up dead outside the couple's northwestern Minnesota home. Officers arrested Eric J. Reinbold, 44, about 12:30 a.m. in woods near his parents' property north of Oklee after officers from various law enforcement agencies converged on the area, according to the Pennington County Sheriff's Office. "Agents were alert to movement in front of a trail camera,"...

  • Leech Lake Tribal College students construct new building to house trades classes

    Aug 5, 2021

    Aug. 4—CASS LAKE — Windows are being framed, nails are being driven, and concrete is being poured on what will soon become a new trades building at Leech Lake Tribal College. The building is being constructed almost entirely by carpentry and residential building students and was made possible by a $150,000 grant from the American Indian College Fund to help with student retention and persistence during the COVID-19 pandemic. The project is titled "Giwaakaaigemin" — "we build" in English — and once completed, it will be a 40-foot by 100-foo...

  • Minnesota experts back masks against variant threat

    Aug 5, 2021

    Minnesotans enjoyed a mask-free summer, but experts in aerosol and viral transmission agree that people should wear them again in high-risk situations to protect against the latest wave of COVID-19. Not that the experts are thrilled to mask up again. "This sucks," said Chris Hogan, a University of Minnesota researcher who has studied mask effectiveness and is editor of the Journal of Aerosol Science. "But I get it. I'm going to do it. This is a duty we have to knock this down."...

  • Now open: Minneapolis' first full-service Indigenous restaurant, Owamni by the Sioux Chef

    Aug 5, 2021

    It was long in the making - some could say centuries - for Minneapolis to get its first full-service Indigenous restaurant. It also was a goal Sean Sherman and Dana Thompson have worked toward since they founded the catering and educational nonprofit the Sioux Chef in 2014. Last month, it arrived. Owamni by the Sioux Chef reclaims a former mill on the Mississippi River waterfront, where it overlooks the sacred Owámniyomni, the Dakota name for St. Anthony Falls and the restaurant's namesake....

  • After a long wait, Minnesota arts venues finally get $173M in federal relief

    Aug 5, 2021

    From the Guthrie Theater to the manager of the Lamont Cranston Band, Minnesota arts and entertainment presenters have received $173 million from the federal government's much-delayed Shuttered Venue Operator Grant (SVOG) program. SVOG has allocated $16 billion in grants to U.S. movie theaters, concert venues, museums, zoos, promoters and organizations that were inactive during the pandemic. As of Monday, 215 grants had been issued for Minnesota, ranging from the maximum $10 million to Cinema...

  • Majority of NY Assembly would oust Cuomo if he doesn't quit

    Aug 5, 2021

    ALBANY, N.Y. - A majority of state Assembly members support beginning impeachment proceedings against Gov. Andrew Cuomo if he doesn't resign over investigative findings that he sexually harassed at least 11 women, according to an Associated Press count Wednesday. At least 86 of the body's 150 members have said publicly or told The AP that they favored initiating the process of ousting the third-term Democratic governor if he doesn't quit. It takes a simple majority to authorize an impeachment...

  • Biden's new evictions moratorium faces legality doubts

    Aug 5, 2021

    WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden may have averted a flood of evictions and solved a growing political problem when his administration reinstated a temporary ban on evictions because of the COVID-19 crisis. B ut he left his lawyers with legal arguments that even he acknowledges might not stand up in court. The new eviction moratorium announced Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could run into opposition at the Supreme Court, where one justice in late June warned the...

  • Indigenous womens' fellowship aimed at 'mending the gap' between Native generations

    Aug 5, 2021

    In a first-of-its-kind womens' leadership program that pairs Native elders with younger Natives to exchange knowledge, participants say they are restoring a link that historically existed between generations. "The really important thing here is that they're replicating what would have been a natural practice of passing knowledge from one generation to the next," said Serena Francis, 70-year-old Mi'kmaq elder from New Brunswick, Canada. Francis was selected for the fellowship in partnership with...

  • Catholic Priest Accuses Residential School Survivors of Lying About Abuse

    Aug 5, 2021

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba - A Catholic priest has been banned from preaching following a series of inflammatory comments about Indigenous residential school survivors during sermons at St. Emile Catholic Church, according to CBC News. The priest, Father Rhéal Forest, claimed residential school survivors lied about sexual abuse to get more money from court settlements in comments that were livestreamed on Facebook for weeks before being taken down after they were flagged by CBC Manitoba, according to...

  • Indigenous excellence, innovation brings ICT multiple NAJA awards

    Aug 5, 2021

    Who starts a national television program during a pandemic? Indian Country Today. Nearly 18 months ago, the multimedia enterprise saw a need to update Indigenous communities by television on the global crisis that changed every day. It started out as a weekly reporters’ roundtable and evolved into a daily newscast picked up by dozens of television stations nationally and internationally. ICT’s newscast took first place for general excellence in TV for the 2021 National Native Media Awards, announced the National Native American Journalists Ass...

  • 2020-21 winter costs total $116 million

    Aug 5, 2021

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation spent nearly $116 million dollars to clear roads during the 2020-21 winter season, according to a new MnDOT Winter Maintenance Report released today “From daily health screenings and mask-wearing to new cleaning and safety practices, we looked at every aspect of our snow and ice operations to help keep our employees safe at work and all Minnesotans safe on the roads,” said MnDOT State Maintenance Engineer Steve Lund. “I’m grateful to all of our tireless MnDOT employees for rising to t...

  • Buy-Back Program Sends Offers to Landowners with Fractional Interests at the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians Reservation

    Aug 5, 2021

    WASHINGTON – The Department of the Interior announced today more than 5,000 landowners with fractional interests at the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians Reservation have been sent more than $7 million in purchase offers from the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations. Landowners who received offers in July have until September 10, 2021, to consider and return accepted offers in the pre-paid postage envelopes provided. The Buy-Back Program implements the land consolidation component of the Cobell Settlement, which provided $1.9 billion...

  • Enhanced unemployment benefits are ending soon; join us this month to learn how CareerForce can help you find work now

    Commissioner Steve Grove|Aug 5, 2021

    If you are receiving unemployment benefits through Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) or Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), and are receiving an additional $300 a week on top of your regular unemployment benefits, the last week those additional benefits will be available is the week ending September 4, 2021. To verify which unemployment benefits you are receiving, you can look in your unemployment insurance account. You will also be receiving official notification in the...

  • Justice and Interior Departments Take Next Steps in Implementation of Not Invisible Act

    Aug 5, 2021

    WASHINGTON – The Departments of Justice and the Interior today announced next steps in the implementation of the Not Invisible Act, including the publication of a solicitation for nominations of non-federal members to join a Joint Commission on reducing violent crime against American Indians and Alaska Natives to address the long-standing missing and murdered indigenous persons crisis. The agencies are also moving forward with nation-to-nation conduct consultations with Tribal leaders related to the Commission and implementation of the Act...

  • Tornado rips through parts of Red Lake and Redby causing thousands of dollars in damages - P11

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Aug 5, 2021

    RED LAKE, MN - A confirmed tornado was reported by law enforcement about 33 miles north of Bemidji, with extremely high winds reported around 5 PM on Monday, July 26, 2021. This included the Red Lake and Redby areas on the Red Lake Indian Reservatuib, causing thousands of dollars in damages to buildings, motor vehicles and other structures and property, as well as numerous power outages.. This dangerous system was moving east at about 35 mph. There were several reports of golf-ball sized hail...

  • Red Lake Celebrates it's own Independence Day: Thursday Afternoon Pow Wow - P33

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Aug 5, 2021

    Red Lake celebrated it's own Independence Day on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 starting with a feast at 4 PM at the Red Lake Humanities Center, followed by the first of three-days of pow wows and other activities. Some events were postponed due to rain and held on the following day. However, earlier in the day a Horseshoe Tournament was held at the Redby Community Center. Redby Community Center Horseshoe Tournament Winners 1st Corky Clark (Redby) 2nd Willfred K (Cass Lake) 3rd Josh Neadeau (Red Lake)...

  • Red Lake Celebrates it's own Independence Day: Wednesday Afternoon Pow Wow - P34

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Aug 5, 2021

    Red Lake celebrated it's own Independence Day on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 starting with a feast at 4 PM at the Red Lake Humanities Center, followed by the first of three-days of pow wows and other activities. Some events were postponed due to rain and held on the following day. However, earlier in the day a Horseshoe Tournament was held at the Redby Community Center. Redby Community Center Horseshoe Tournament Winners 1st Corky Clark (Redby) 2nd Willfred K (Cass Lake) 3rd Josh Neadeau (Red Lake)...

  • Red Lake Celebrates it's own Independence Day: Wednesday Afternoon Parade - P29

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Aug 5, 2021

    Red Lake celebrated it's own Independence Day on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 starting with a feast at 4 PM at the Red Lake Humanities Center, followed by the first of three-days of pow wows and other activities. Some events were postponed due to rain and held on the following day. However, earlier in the day a Horseshoe Tournament was held at the Redby Community Center. Redby Community Center Horseshoe Tournament Winners 1st Corky Clark (Redby) 2nd Willfred K (Cass Lake) 3rd Josh Neadeau (Red Lake)...

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