Articles from the June 13, 2019 edition

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Minnesota 'snow day' law raising new questions about workers' pay

A new Minnesota law that provided relief to school districts struggling to catch up after a long run of weather-related cancellations is prompting a new debate over when and how custodians, bus drivers, educational assistants and other hourly workers should be...

 

Gov. Tim Walz says he's open to special session on insulin prices

Gov. Tim Walz said Wednesday that he wants to sign legislation as soon as possible to help people who can't afford insulin, but he made clear he would not call a special session until state legislators have worked out a deal. The governor's remarks came after a...

 

Businesses showing discontent with Trump's trade policies

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's aggressive and wildly unpredictable use of tariffs is spooking American business groups, which have long formed a potent force in his Republican Party. Corporate America was blindsided last week when Trump threatened to impose...

 

Dock dispute on Minnesota's Leech Lake pits businessman vs. former reality TV star from Wayzata

WHIPHOLT, Minn. – As Minnesota gears up for cabin season, this placid vacation community some 200 miles northwest of the Twin Cities finds itself embroiled in a testy dispute between a St. Cloud businessman and a former reality TV star from Wayzata. Turns out that...

 

BP: Police report missing 15-year-old girl

BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Police Department is looking for a 15-year-old female who has not been seen since last week. Ezryel Iceman was last seen in the morning hours of Friday, June 7 at 908 26th St. NW. The police say Iceman allegedly left the area voluntarily with a friend. She was then reported missing on Tuesday,...

 

Another Trump Trick to Hide Truth on Census Citizenship Question

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on Donald Trump’s assertion of executive privilege to block Congressional access to documents on the addition of an untested citizenship question to the 2020 Census: “We’ve known...

 

Grand Rapids Schools awarded Safe Routes to School grant

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Grand Rapids Public Schools is one of six Minnesota public school districts that will benefit from more than $1 million in Safe Routes to Schools local coordinator funding grants to help promote safe walking and bicycling education in schools, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said today....

 

Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Announces Addition of New Faculty

SANTA FE: June 12, 2019 - IAIA Academic Dean Charlene Teters (Spokane) announces new faculty member appointments. UNDERGRADUATE Jennifer Love, Interim Department Chair of the Creative Writing Department, and will serve in that capacity for the 2019-2020 academic year....

 

Alt rock band next up at 2nd Street Stage

The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association invites you to celebrate summer at 2nd Street Stage events Thursday evenings through Aug. 15 except July 4th. That week the concert will be Friday, July 5. This will be the eighth year of the great community get-together...

 

Interior's Law Enforcement K-9 Unit Apprehends Heroin Traffickers and $559,000 in Heroin in New Mexico

LAGUNA PUEBLO, NM- The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services (BIA-OJS) Officer Nicholas "Nick" Jackson and his K-9 Kofi seized 4.3 Kilos (9.4 pounds) of heroin, which has an estimated street value of approximately...

 

Interior Holds Listening Session with Tribal Partners on Reclaiming Native Communities

Sacaton, AZ – Yesterday, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) held a roundtable discussion to address public safety issues confronting Indian Country. Deputy Chief of Staff exercising the authority of Deputy Secretary Kate MacGregor and Assistant Secretary for In...

 

MDA Advises Farmers with Ties to Buckwheat Growers Association to File Claims

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is issuing an advisory to farmers who have conducted business with the Buckwheat Growers Association of Wadena, Minn., also known as Union Creek Organic or Union Creek Feed and Seed. The MDA is encouraging anyone who has not received payment for grain...

 

Veterans conference to be hosted at WinStar

THACKERVILLE, Okla. – Chickasaw veterans, active duty, National Guard and reserve service members are invited to the 5th Annual Chickasaw Veterans Conference, Wednesday, June 19, at 10 a.m., at the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville. Enjoy a day of...

 

Yoemans and Herzog Back in Front, But Gossen Carries Minnewaska Girls into Lead at Class AA Tourney

JORDAN, Minn. – It was one year ago when Leah Herzog broke the Minnesota State High School Class AA Tournament record only to have teammate Sophia Yoemans shatter it less than 15 minutes later. On Tuesday at Ridges at Sand Creek there were no records that fell, however Yoemans once again paced the field by shooting 3...

 
 Events   

Community Engagement Meeting - Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Community Engagement Meeting - Tuesday, June 18, 2019 6 PM - 8 PM - Oshkiimaajitahdah Bemijigamaag Office - Bemidji, MN...

 

2019 Annual Spring Fling held in Redby - P4

The 2019 Annual Spring Fling was held in Redby on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the Art Thunder Memorial Ball Park. On behalf of the Redby Community Board and the Community Coordinators from all four districts we would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2019...

 

2019 RLHS/RLMS Pow Wow - P7

The 2019 RLHS/RLMS Pow Wow was held at Red Lake High School on Monday, June 3, 2019....

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 13, 2019

Red Lake High School Graduation 2019 - P17

Red Lake High School Graduation 2019 took place on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the Red Lake High School. There were 27 graduates taking part in the ceremony....

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 13, 2019

Red Lake High School Graduation 2019 - P18

Red Lake High School Graduation 2019 took place on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the Red Lake High School. There were 27 graduates taking part in the ceremony....

 

RLHS Graduation 2019 - Set II - P9

RLHS Graduation 2019 - Set II Photographs by members of the community....

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 13, 2019

Red Lake High School Warriors Honor Banquet - P16

The Red Lake High School Warriors Honor Banquet was held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the RLHS Cafeteria starting at 5:30 PM....

 

Lady Warriors lose in 5 innings to Blackduck 21-4 - P23

The Red Lake Lady Warriors lost in 5 innings to Blackduck 21-4 in Red Lake on Monday, May 13, 2019. The Junior Varsity also dropped their game. Part of the problem could have been they were released from class at 10:30 that morning for an 11 AM game, which would have...

 

Lady Warriors lose to Walker-Hackensack-Akley 17-6 in Red Lake - P24

The Red Lake Lady Warriors lost to Walker-Hackensack-Akley 17-6 in Red Lake on Friday, May 17, 2019, putting them at 3-2 on the season. They will host Blackduck on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 11 AM. The Lady Drakes are 8-3 on the season, The girls won't play again until...

 

Red Lake Warrior Baseball Team Wins First Game of Season 6-5 over Cass Lake in 8 Innings - P28

On Monday, May 6, 2019, the Red Lake Warrior Baseball Team won its first game of the season 6-5 over the Cass Lake Panthers in 8 Innings. They will play their last home game on Tuesday, May 7 before road games in Kelliher on May 9th, Nevis on May 10th, Pine River on...

 

Red Lake Lady Warriors overwhelm Stephen-Argyle Storm 74-59 in Section 8A Championship - P76

From KKCQ Radio: 8A Section Championship – #1 Red Lake 74 vs. #1 Stephen Argyle 59 The Red Lake Warriors took a 3-0 lead five seconds into the game and never looked back as they are headed to the State Tournament for the second time in three years. Gerika Kingbird...

 

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