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Articles from the June 9, 2016 edition

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Bemidji Police Department Death Investigation Ongoing

At approximately 1216 hours on June 5th, 2016, the Bemidji Police Department, along with the Bemidji Fire Department and the Bemidji Ambulance service responded to a report of a child not breathing at a residence on Lake Avenue in Bemidji, MN. When officers and other emergency responders arrived they discovered the body of a deceased 2 year old female. During the initial...

 

Bemidji man charged with manslaughter in death of 2-year-old

BEMIDJI -- A Bemidji foster parent has been charged with two counts of second-degree manslaughter in connection with the death of 2-year-old girl who apparently drowned in a laundry tote in a shower. Nathan Daniel Jackson Sr., 38, was arrested Sunday after the Bemidji Police Department responded to a report of an unresponsive 2-year-old at a residence in the 700 block of Lake...

 
 By Michael Barrett    Sports    June 9, 2016

Nolan Desjarlait Jr. Memorial Basketball Tournament held in Red Lake - P4

The Nolan Desjarlait Jr. Memorial Basketball Tournament was held in Red Lake on June 4 and 5, 2016. Awards of Championship Hoodies, Long Sleeve Shirts for 2nd, T-shirts for 3rd, Individual awards for MVP, All Star, Hustle, Nolan Jr. Defense and medals were presented to participants. Participants included 5th graders, Junior...

 
 By Sue Antone    News    June 9, 2016

Red Lake Head Start Graduation held at the Early Childhood Center - P4

The Red Lake Head Start Graduation was held at the Early Childhood Center on Friday, June 3, 2016....

 

MDA announces Request for Proposals for Farm to School grants

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has announced a Request for Proposals for the 2017 AGRI Farm to School Grant Program. The MDA anticipates awarding up to $500,000 in competitive grants to increase sales of locally grown and raised foods to K-12 institutions and child care providers. Two categories of grants will be considered: 1. Grants for the...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 9, 2016

Red Lake High School Graduation 2016; Set One - P8

Red Lake High School Graduation 2016 held at 1 PM on Saturday, May 28, 2016....

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 9, 2016

Retirement Dinner held for Pat Pierre and Vicky Conner - P4

A retirement dinner was held for Red Lake Department of Public Safety Conservation Officer Patrick Pierre and Criminal Investigator Vicky Conner on Friday, June 3, 2016 at the Red Lake Casino Event Center. Pierre was retiring after 40 years of service, while Conner had 20 years....

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 9, 2016

Red Lake High School Graduation 2016; Set Two - P8

Red Lake High School Graduation 2016 held at 1 PM on Saturday, May 28, 2016....

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 9, 2016

Red Lake Elementary School Pow Wow 2016 - P9

The Red Lake Elementary School Pow Wow 2016 was held on Thursday, May 26, 2016. The new Red Lake Elementary School Princess was AveriAuna Schoenborn and Elvis King....

 

Red Lake Middle School students put on play, The Lion King - P9

On Thursday, May 26, 2016, students of Red Lake Middle School put on the play, The Lion King, at the RLMS mini-theater....

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 9, 2016

Red Lake Elementary School Activity Day - P11

Red Lake Elementary School Activity Day was held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016....

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 9, 2016

2016 Ponemah School Pow Wow held on Friday - P13

The Ponemah School held their annual pow wow on Friday, May 20, 2016. Red Lake Tribal Chairman Darrell Seki Sr. was this year's Master of Ceremonies and there was an excellent turnout....

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 9, 2016

Red Lake Nation College Special Recognition Ceremony held for Class of 2016 - P14

RED LAKE - Last week, twenty-three Red Lake Nation College students graduated in a ceremony held at Leech Lake Tribal College, but on Thursday, May 19, 2016, a Special Recognition Ceremony was held outside on the campus with Red Lake in the background. The ceremony began with an introduction by Mistress of Ceremonies Lorena...

 

Ready to ACT: New mental health treatment team to be implemented

BEMIDJI—Beltrami County officials are working to provide better mental health services and on Tuesday they approved a new program that could help them in their mission. During a work session for the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners, Paul Nistler, executive director of the Upper Mississippi Mental Health Center, said his nonprofit organization is preparing to launch an...

 

Dayton starts public works campaign

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Gov. Mark Dayton may not be up for election in November, but he is campaigning this week. The Democratic governor launched a three-day statewide tour Wednesday to sell Minnesotans on the need for a public works finance bill. He emphasized higher education facility needs at his first stop, Rochester Community and Technical College, and will do the same much...

 

Brian K Smith, Sr.

Brian K Smith, Sr. (September 19, 1961 - June 7, 2016) Brian K. Smith, Sr., age 54, of Mahnomen, MN, died on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, in Mahnomen. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Mahnomen. Visitation will be held at the White Earth Community Center in White Earth,...

 

NRCS and Walker River Paiute Tribe Team Up to Tame the Walker River

In the Great Basin, on the eastern slope of the Sierras, lies the small town of Schurz, Nevada, which is surrounded by the Walker River Paiute Tribe Indian Reservation. As the reservation's name implies, the Walker River meanders through the area, making its way through Schurz, and eventually spills into its terminus Walker...

 

Acting Assistant Secretary Roberts Issues Final Regulations to Strengthen Implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act, Focusing on Family Unification

WASHINGTON– Acting Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Lawrence S. Roberts today announced final, updated measures to protect the rights of Indian children, their parents and their tribes in state child welfare proceedings. The measures, comprised in a final rule announced today, will support the stability and security of Indian families and tribes by providing a more...

 

Bemidji State University's Northwoods Writers Conference public reading series begins June 20

An award-winning lineup of authors from around the nation will read from their work at evening presentations during Bemidji State University’s Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference, beginning June 20. Poet Natalie Diaz opens the series, which will include poet Joy Harjo, the conference’s distinguished visiting writer; LeAnn Howe, multi-genre; Lorraine Lopez, fiction;...

 
 Events   

Independence Day Pow Wow Rez Car Contest - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Independence Day Pow Wow Rez Car Contest Wednesday, July 6, 2016 Line up by Red Lake Hospital at 11 AM...

 

American Lighthouse Council Awards Top Honor to Split Rock Lighthouse Keeper

Lee Radzak, manager of the Minnesota Historical Society's Split Rock Lighthouse, has earned the American Lighthouse Council's lifetime achievement award. Called the Francis Ross Holland, Jr. Distinguished Service Award, it is bestowed "with respect and admiration for contributions to the history and preservation of America's...

 

Senate Panel OKs Tiny Hikes for Key K-12 Grants, $300 Million for ESSA Block Grant

School districts and states wouldn't see big increases to funding for special education, or Title I money for disadvantaged students under a spending bill approved Tuesday by the Senate panel that oversees education, labor, and health spending. And, to the chagrin of many advocates, a new flexible spending fund created under the Every Student Succeeds Act—called the Student...

 

How one 'Renewal' school is trying to reach high-needs students by making classes harder

Jason Rosenbaum knew his high school had a problem: Students often arrived years behind in reading and the school struggled to get them to graduation. He tried tweaking the curriculum, but not much changed. So when New York City’s education department required Juan Morel Campos Secondary School to adopt a new curriculum last year as part of its high-profile “Renewal...

 

Nurses announce one-week strike plans at five Allina hospitals

Nurses at five Allina Health hospitals plan to conduct a one-week strike, starting June 19 at 7 a.m., amid a contract dispute over health benefits, the Minnesota Nurses Association announced Wednesday evening. The targeted facilities are Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Phillips Eye Institute in Minneapolis, United Hospital in St. Paul, Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids and Unity...

 

St. Paul police crack down on drivers who don't stop for pedestrians

On Wednesday, a day after a St. Paul pedestrian was killed by a minivan as she crossed the street, St. Paul police were out in force again trying to get motorists to slow down, pay attention and yield to people in crosswalks. That same afternoon, a different woman was struck by a car and injured crossing a different St. Paul street. So far, motorists don’t seem to be getting...

 

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