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JOURDAIN TRIAL: Testimony details extent of injuries

BEMIDJI -- Details of the death of a Redby woman emerged Wednesday during the trial of the Bemidji man police say killed her in February 2015. Krista Marie Fisherman, 35, died as the result of blood loss from two stab wounds to her legs, according to Ramsey County Assistant Medical Examiner Dr. Victor Froloff, whose testimony Wednesday opened the third day of Brian Keith...

 

Blackduck fires police chief: Investigation cites conduct unbecoming of an officer

BEMIDJI -- The City Council of Blackduck voted to fire Chief of Police John Wilkinson earlier this month for violating city and state policies and for conduct unbecoming of a law officer. Wilkinson officially was placed on paid administrative leave June 6 and has 60 days to request a hearing before a neutral party. According to city documents, Wilkinson, 35, was fired for...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 16, 2016

Retirement Dinner held for Pat Pierre and Vicky Conner - P9

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....

 

New law would have ruled out foster father accused in Bemidji girl's death

A Bemidji man accused of killing his 2-year-old foster daughter has a criminal record that would have prevented him from being a care provider under a law signed this month by President Obama, records show. Nathan Daniel Jackson, whose home had a foster license from the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, has been charged with two counts of second-degree manslaughter. He’s accused of...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 16, 2016

Customer Appreciation Day at Red Lake Trading Post - P4

On Friday, June 10, 2016 the Red Lake Trading Post held their Annual Customer Appreciation Day in the field by the Red Lake Trading Post. There were games and numerous activities for everyone, along with lunch and door prizes. The Ponemah Market held their Customer Appreciation Day on Thursday, June 9, 2016 in Ponemah with...

 

Nolan Desjarlait Jr. Memorial Basketball Tournament held in Red Lake - P9

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...

 

Fond du Lac elects new leadership

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa will have a new chairperson beginning in July, when Kevin Dupuis Sr. takes over after a convincing victory in Tuesday’s general election. Dupuis topped Wayne Dupuis, 622 votes to 442, to take the election with 58.5 percent of the vote. Kevin Dupuis Sr. will replace Karen Diver atop the Reservation Business Committee, which is...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 16, 2016

Red Lake High School Graduation 2016; Set One - P13

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

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 16, 2016

Red Lake High School Graduation 2016; Set Two - P13

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

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 16, 2016

Red Lake Elementary School Pow Wow 2016 - P14

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....

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 16, 2016

Red Lake Elementary School Activity Day - P16

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

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 16, 2016

2016 Ponemah School Pow Wow held on Friday - P18

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 16, 2016

Red Lake Nation College Special Recognition Ceremony held for Class of 2016 - P19

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...

 
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LGBTQ AND TWO SPIRIT TRAINING - June 16, 2016

LGBTQ AND TWO SPIRIT TRAINING - June 16, 2016 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM - SEVEN CLANS CASINO EVENT CENTER Reclaiming Culture and Creating Inclusivity Come learn more about what it means to be LGBTQ and the history of Two-Spirit people in Ojibwa culture. HEAR FROM OUTFRONT MN AND TWO SPIRIT ACTIVIST LUNCH PROVIDED FOR BOTH TRAININGS...

 

White Earth Nation General Election Official Results

WHITE EARTH, MINN. – Terrance "Terry" Tibbetts defeated Melinda (Mindy) Iverson, 1,279 to 674, for Chairperson in the White Earth General Election held Tuesday, June 14. Eugene (Umsy) Tibbetts defeated Barbara Fabre, 485 to 415, for District III Representative. Here are the official results: Chairperson Terrance "Terry"...

 
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LGBTQ AND Two-Spirit Walk - Thursday, June 16, 2016

LGBTQ AND Two-Spirit Walk - Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:00 noon - Red Lake Casino & Event Center Featuring a Memorial Song honoring Orlando, Florida Victims Sponsored by Equay Wiigamig...

 

Click It or Ticket cites 7,000 statewide

ST. PAUL -- More than 7,000 drivers across Minnesota were cited for not buckling up as part of the most recent Click it or Ticket law enforcement campaign May 23-June 5, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. During the campaign, the Bemidji Police Department wrote 30 seat belt citations and two child restraint citations, while the Beltrami County Sheriff’s...

 

Missing Argyle girl last seen in Bemidji on June 5

BEMIDJI—The Marshall County Sheriff's Office and Bemidji Police Department are asking for help to find Jordan Lorraine Krolak, 17, of Argyle, Minn. Krolak has been staying in Bemidji and was last seen in the area June 5, according to a release from the Marshall County Sheriff's Office. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/4055538-missing-argyle-girl-last-see...

 

GENERALIST - HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT GENERALIST HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT Open: June 15, 2016 Closing: July 1, 2016 3:00 p.m. SUMMARY/OBJECTIVE Responsible for performing human resources related duties on a professional level for the Comprehensive Health Services and Jourdain Perpich Extended Care Center employees. This position carries out...

 

PROBATION OFFICER - RED LAKE NATION TRIBAL COURTS

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT PROBATION OFFICER RED LAKE NATION TRIBAL COURTS Open: June 15, 2016 Closing: July 15, 2016 @ 3:00 p.m. PRIMARY FUNCTIONS: The Probation Officer shall perform a variety of probationary related duties for adult and juvenile offenders in the Red Lake Tribal Courts. Reports to Court Administrator, full-time...

 

OAS adopts new Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

(SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic) — Today, after nearly 30 years, the Organization of American States (OAS) adopted the American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. “This is a profound moment in the history of the indigenous rights movement,” said Armstrong Wiggins, director of the Indian Law Resource Center’s Washington, D.C. office. For generations,...

 

Girl's Basketball Skills Clinic starting on June 22, 2016

Girl's Basketball Skills Clinic starting on June 22, 2016 4 PM - 6:30 PM Every Wednesday at the Red Lake Humanities Gym 3rd to 12th Grade Will run from June 22 - August 31, 2016 Sponsored by Red Lake Recreation & FItness Center...

 

14 arrested at teacher protest in downtown Raleigh

RALEIGH - Police arrested 14 people Wednesday evening, including several teachers, after they blocked a downtown intersection during a protest of Gov. Pat McCrory’s education policies. The Organize 2020 group, sponsored by the N.C. Association of Educators, had sought to meet with McCrory after a 23-mile protest march from Durham and North Raleigh to the State Capitol. Read...

 

What Does 'Proficient' on the NAEP Test Really Mean?

As we've reported, 4th, 8th, and 12th grade students across the country showed declines in math on the most recent administration of the National Assessment of Educational Progress. For 8th grade students, average reading scores also went down. The results looked particularly bad for 4th and 8th graders, whose scores had been flat or on the rise for about two decades before...

 

Senate Dems finish nearly 15-hour filibuster on gun control

WASHINGTON — A Democratic senator frustrated with congressional inaction on gun violence led a nearly 15-hour Senate filibuster before yielding the floor early Thursday, making a pledge that he and his colleagues would press hard for more gun control three days after 49 people were killed at a Florida nightclub. Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy ended a series of speeches with...

 

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