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Articles from the June 20, 2016 edition

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Dancing to the beat of the rain: Two-Spirit Awareness Day celebrating LGBTQ community held in Cass Lake

CASS LAKE -- They danced in spite of the rain. Several dozen people showed up Friday to the second annual Two-Spirit Awareness Day in Cass Lake, celebrating people on the reservation who are LGBTQ, a group native tribes have long believed to possess two spirits. On a day when the weather tried convincing everybody to stay home, more and more people came out to dance to the...

 

Cailee Marie Bruce

Cailee Marie Bruce Born: Mon., Jun. 13, 2016 Died: Tue., Jun. 14, 2016 ________________________________________ Visitation 6:00 PM Fri., Jun. 17, 2016 Location: Onigum Community Center ________________________________________ Traditional Native Service 1:00 PM Sat., Jun. 18, 2016 Location: Onigum Community Center Baby Caille Mar...

 
 By Brad Dokken    Features    June 20, 2016

10 years later, Red Lake success story endures

RED LAKE, Minn. - Pat Brown and Gary Barnard were working at opposite ends of Upper and Lower Red Lakes in 1997, but the fisheries biologists encountered scenarios that were as similar as they were gloomy. The two connected basins in northwestern Minnesota were all but devoid of walleyes. Fresh on the job as a tribal fisheries...

 

George W. Neilson Foundation provides Red Lake Nation College with grant

The Red Lake Nation College recently announced it received a George W. Neilson Foundation community development grant for $100,000. According to the Neilson Foundation, the grant will be paid to the Red Lake Nation College over two years with $50,000 paid in 2016 and $50,000 to be paid in 2017. The Neilson Foundation's purpose...

 

Priscilla "Cookie" Robinson

Priscilla E. "Cookie" Robinson, "Jikii Anung Ikwe" (Fancy Star Woman), 69 of Cloquet passed away on Friday, June 17, 2016 in St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth. She was born February 1, 1947 in Cass Lake, the daughter of Manuel and Elaine (Pellerin) St. John. She was raised in Cloquet and after she married Dennis Robinson they made...

 
 By Terry Belanger    News    June 20, 2016

Summer School Fun at Ponemah School

For this summer, I conducted a unit on Bats! The kids had the opportunity to learn all different facets associated with bats. They were shocked to learn that one bat is capable of eating 1,000 mosquitos per hour! They also had the opportunity to make "Bat Mobiles" and other kinds of bats, using origami paper. After conducting...

 

State rests case in Jourdain trial: Text messages, communications part of Friday testimony

BEMIDJI -- Attorneys prosecuting a Bemidji man charged with felony murder rested their case Friday after three days of testimony from about 20 witnesses and the presentation of more than 70 pieces of evidence. Brian Keith Jourdain, 26, is charged with two counts of second-degree murder, one with and one without intent, in connection with the February 2015 death of Krista Marie...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 20, 2016

Customer Appreciation Day at Red Lake Trading Post - P6

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...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 20, 2016

Retirement Dinner held for Pat Pierre and Vicky Conner - P11

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 20, 2016

Holland biker travels from Los Angelos to New York; Comes through Red Lake - P2

RED LAKE, MN - Ritzo Holtman is from Holland, or as some might say, the Neitherlands. According to Wikipedia, Holland is a region and former province on the western coast of the Netherlands. The name Holland is also frequently used to informally refer to the whole of the country of the Netherlands. This usage is commonly...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 20, 2016

Red Lake High School Graduation 2016; Set Two - P15

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

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 20, 2016

Red Lake Elementary School Pow Wow 2016 - P16

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 20, 2016

Red Lake Elementary School Activity Day - P18

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

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 20, 2016

2016 Ponemah School Pow Wow held on Friday - P20

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 20, 2016

Red Lake High School Graduation 2016; Set One - P15

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

 

KAXE Report on Red Lake Nation Local Food Initiative

ed Lake reservation members are trying to grow a better future for locals. The Red Lake Local Food Initiative has been in the works for the last year. The group has gone to seminars and training sessions to better prepare themselves for growing a large garden of vegetables, which will go right back into the community. Leaders say schools and other organizations will be...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 20, 2016

Red Lake Nation College Special Recognition Ceremony held for Class of 2016 - P21

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...

 
 Events   

Storytellers invited to enter new contest

Storytellers invited to enter new contest The Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council is sponsoring a new event - the Great American Story - for oral storytellers. First place storyteller will receive an award of $1,000. Second place will receive $500, and each of two more finalists will receive $250. All four finalists will receive one night’s lodging in Park Rapids and a...

 

Democrats gear-up for school lunch war

This story was published as part of the POLITICO Journalism Institute special section. PJI is a journalism training program that allows student participants to report and produce news stories. The school lunch war is back, but this time it's the Democrats going on the offensive. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi vowed Thursday to do "whatever it takes" to ensure the GOP's...

 

How Fathers Increasingly Are Getting Involved in Schools

With Father's Day coming up, I thought I'd take a look at ways that fathers increasingly are getting involved in schools. While women have traditionally been more active in schools, dad groups have been growing around the country, and the National Parent Teacher Association has been working on supporting that growth, along with other groups. It's an issue that has come up at...

 

'Rez Comedy' documentary to take part in Project Greenlight competition

RED LAKE - Two area American Indian comedians, Jon Roberts, along with fellow Ojibwe comedian, Rob Fairbanks, the Rez Reporter, are competing in Project Greenlight with a documentary that works to break the cycle of adversity and shatter stereotypes, according to a release. "'Rez Comedy'" is a ground-breaking documentary about...

 

Storm packing high winds hits Minnesota

A storm packing strong winds blew through a large swath of Minnesota on Sunday night, with large hail and tornadoes reported in some parts of the state. In Stearns County, the storm ripped the roof of a shed in Cold Spring, according to the National Weather Service. In Minneapolis, two cars were crushed by a tree that fell near Lake Calhoun. One of the vehicles was traveling...

 

Gun control debate's effect on Minnesota congressional campaigns yet to be seen

WASHINGTON – Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson thinks of himself as a law-and-order guy. But the Democrat joined most of his Republican colleagues earlier this week in voting to keep the House of Representatives from debating a bill to ban firearms sales to people on terrorist watch lists. “Obviously, I don’t want terrorists to have guns,” Peterson, who serves a largely...

 

Seven-day nurses strike starts at five Twin Cities hospitals

More than 4,000 nurses went on strike at five Twin Cities Allina hospitals Sunday — some in tears as they left their shifts early in the morning and their patients in the hands of replacements recruited from across the country to cover the seven-day walkout. Nurse Leah Otterness said goodbye to an orthopedic patient who was crying at Unity Hospital in Fridley....

 

Gold'n Plump's parent suspects in-house tampering behind need to recall 27 tons of chicken

In-house tampering is being blamed for GNP Co. of central Minnesota recalling more than 27 tons of chicken over the weekend after contaminants were detected in some of the product that was distributed primarily to food service and institutional outlets. The recall involving the Gold'n Plump and Just Bare brands by the Upper Midwest's leading chicken manufacturer follows the...

 

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