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Articles from the July 6, 2015 edition


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  • NEW CONTRUCTION- FROM THE BELTRAMI COUNTY HWY DEPT

    Jul 6, 2015

    Construction Begins on Co Hwy 23 (Gull Lake Loop Road) from US HWY 71 at Turtle River to Co Hwy 29 on the north side of Gull Lake. Resurfacing of Co Hwy 23, Gull Lake Loop Rd NW, will commence on Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Motorists can expect delays at times. There is no detour for this work. Traffic Control will be in place. Beltrami County Highway Department urges motorists to use caution when traveling in and around all work zones and whenever possible, to please find an alternative route....

  • Turn for the better: Overpass to eliminate turning conflict at busy Highway 89 and U.S. Highway 2 intersection

    Jul 6, 2015

    BEMIDJI—Rated as the third-highest in the state for its injury-related crashes, an intersection just west of Bemidji will be replaced this summer with an overpass for safer highway travel. The new overpass, which will allow traffic to flow from state Highway 89 over U.S. Highway 2, is under construction to reduce that rating which has made it one of the more dangerous in Minnesota. TJ Melcher, a public affairs representative for the Minnesota Department of Transportation, said the project was set in motion following a study done by MNDOT,...

  • Generation I: Cass Lake woman to attend Washington, D.C., event focusing on improving life for indigenous youth

    Jul 6, 2015

    CASS LAKE—It began with Generation X, then Y and now, Generation I. The nation's capitol will welcome 800 Generation Indigenous, or Gen I, members for the "Two Worlds, One Future: Defining Our Own Success" tribal youth gathering in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Seneca Keezer of Cass Lake will be one of the attendees. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/local/3779519-generation-i-cass-lake-woman-attend-washington-dc-event-focusing-improving-life...

  • TANF Program has Open House - P13

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jul 6, 2015

    The new Red Lake Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program held an Open House on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at Oshkiimaajitahdah (New Beginnings) in Redby. TANF will be operational September 1st of this year. Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Plan SECTION 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians intends to operate a Tribal TANF Program (TANF) to assist eligible Indian families in its designated TANF service area (TSA)....

  • Kree Sky Kangas

    Jul 6, 2015

    Kree Sky Kangas Born: Thu., Oct. 7, 1993 Died: Mon., Jun. 29, 2015 Visitation 10:00 AM Sun., Jul. 05, 2015 Location: Cass Lake Facility Center Traditional Native Service 2:00 PM Tue., Jul. 07, 2015 Location: Cass Lake Facility Center Kree Sky Kangas, 21, of Bemidji, passed away June 29th, 2015 at the Sanford Medical Center in Bemidji. She was born to Roberta Kangas and Roger Johnson on October 7, 1993. Kree loved to spend time with her family. She enjoyed doing her hair, makeup and nails. Kree...

  • Leech Lake 4th of July Pow Wow Celebration 2015 held in Cass Lake

    Ivy Vainio|Jul 6, 2015

    The Leech Lake 4th of July Pow Wow Celebration 2015 held in Cass Lake....

  • Donald Charles Gill III

    Jul 6, 2015

    Donald Charles Gill III May 13, 1969 - Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Donald Charles Gill III, Age 46, of Peever South Dakota started his journey to the spirit world on June 18th 2015 at his home. He was born on May 13th, 1969 in Sisseton, SD to Donald Gill Jr & Corrine Feather. Donald Gill III attended Tiospa Zina Tribal School and later received his GED at the Sisseton Wahpeton College. He formerly worked for the Dakota Connection C Store & Casino. Don was lovingly known by his nickname “Blondie” dubbed upon him by his tiwahe & kodapi. He was one...

  • Two men, a minivan and a dream: Rez Reporter and Jonny R are headed to Hollywood

    Jul 6, 2015

    BEMIDJI—Comedians Rob Fairbanks, aka the Rez Reporter, and Jon "Jonny R" Roberts decided one day in May they were going to be famous. Fairbanks and Roberts have since collaborated with filmmakers to begin production of "Rez Comedy." If their Kickstarter project receives full funding, $20,000, by July 14, the twosome and a crew of three others will embark on a five-man funky-fresh tour toward Tinseltown. "It's going to be five men in a minivan...and lots of air freshener," Roberts joked. "And a lot of male bonding," Fairbanks added....

  • TANF Program has Open House - P14

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jul 6, 2015

    The new Red Lake Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program held an Open House on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at Oshkiimaajitahdah (New Beginnings) in Redby. TANF will be operational September 1st of this year. Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Plan SECTION 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians intends to operate a Tribal TANF Program (TANF) to assist eligible Indian families in its designated TANF service area (TSA)....

  • Boating Fatality in Beltrami County

    Jul 6, 2015

    On July 4, 2015 at approximately 4:15 PM, the Beltrami County deputies responded to a 911 call of a female who was found unresponsive in the water on Cass Lake. Deputies learned that the victim, identified as Brenda Lois Larson, age 50 of Eden Prairie, MN, had been riding in a boat being driven by Matthew Allen Kinghorn, age 45 of Minnetonka, MN. While underway, Larson, Kinghorn and a four year old were thrown from the boat. The Kinghorn and the child were rescued by fishermen who were passing by. A short time later Larson was recovered from...

  • 6th Annual Ojibwe Language Camp held on Fond du Lac Reservation - Set 2 - P8

    Ivy Vainio|Jul 6, 2015

    The 6th Annual Ojibwe Language Camp was held at the Kiwenz Campgroundon on the Fond du Lac Reservation starting on Wednesday, June 17 and continuing to Sunday, June 21, 2015. Items on the agenda included : Thursday and Friday – Mornings are reserved for learning and speaking the language; and, afternoons are reserved for working on cultural art projects; Friday night – Talent show – open to all campers; and Saturday - Mad Science, Canoe Races and Pow Wow. Some of the class offerings...

  • 2015 Red Lake High School Graduation - Set 3 - P26

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jul 6, 2015

    The 2015 Red Lake High School Graduation Ceremony took place on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Red Lake High School. Class Motto: "We meet as strangers, grew as classmates, and leave as friends." Class of 2015 Katelyn Paige Barrett - Valedictorian Kennedy Rose Barrett - Salutatorian Verto F. Barron, Jr. Autumn Leigh Beaulieu Tiffani Brun Brianna Leigh Cook Kendra Lea Dow Delwyn W. English, Jr. Jerrell Lynn Fairbanks Breanna L. Goodrider Teneasha D. Graves Jaylyn Alysse Isham-Kingbird DeCarlo...

  • 153 Students Graduate from Kindergarten in 2015 - P31

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jul 6, 2015

    There were 153 students from Red Lake Elementary School that graduated from Kindergarten in a ceremony held on Friday, May 22, 2015....

  • Red Lake Fireworks holds public display show in Red Lake to showcase merchandise - P7

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jul 6, 2015

    Red Lake Fireworks holds public display show in Red Lake to showcase merchandise Hundreds show up for hour long presentation...

  • Red Lake Elementary Schools holds Annual Pow Wow - P34

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jul 6, 2015

    Red Lake Elementary School held its Annual Pow Wow on Thursday, May 21, 2015 in Red Lake. This years new Princess and Brave were Emiris Lussier and Desmond Desjarlait....

  • Red Lake improving, but drop two games to Blackduck in home double-header - P45

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jul 6, 2015

    Red Lake improving, but drop two games to Blackduck in home double-header on Tuesday, May 5, 2015....

  • 2015 Red Lake High School Graduation - Set 1 - P26

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jul 6, 2015

    The 2015 Red Lake High School Graduation Ceremony took place on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Red Lake High School. Class Motto: "We meet as strangers, grew as classmates, and leave as friends." Class of 2015 Katelyn Paige Barrett - Valedictorian Kennedy Rose Barrett - Salutatorian Verto F. Barron, Jr. Autumn Leigh Beaulieu Tiffani Brun Brianna Leigh Cook Kendra Lea Dow Delwyn W. English, Jr. Jerrell Lynn Fairbanks Breanna L. Goodrider Teneasha D. Graves Jaylyn Alysse Isham-Kingbird DeCarlo...

  • 2015 Red Lake High School Graduation - Set 2 - P26

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jul 6, 2015

    The 2015 Red Lake High School Graduation Ceremony took place on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Red Lake High School. Class Motto: "We meet as strangers, grew as classmates, and leave as friends." Class of 2015 Katelyn Paige Barrett - Valedictorian Kennedy Rose Barrett - Salutatorian Verto F. Barron, Jr. Autumn Leigh Beaulieu Tiffani Brun Brianna Leigh Cook Kendra Lea Dow Delwyn W. English, Jr. Jerrell Lynn Fairbanks Breanna L. Goodrider Teneasha D. Graves Jaylyn Alysse Isham-Kingbird DeCarlo...

  • Klobuchar talks timber at Bemidji Potlatch plant: Senator stresses workforce training, forest management in Bemidji visit

    Jul 6, 2015

    BEMIDJI— U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., made a stop Thursday at the Bemidji Potlatch plant to discuss economic matters from the viewpoint of the timber industry. "We talked about the issues they're facing, we talked about how stable the plant has been, how they've expanded and how well they pay their workers," Klobuchar said after her visit to the plant. "Now that we are through the downturn and the housing market is expanding, there are some ways we can have economic opportunity, and that includes the timber industry," Klobuchar said....

  • REP. HANCOCK: NEW LAWS BRING GOOD NEWS TO NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA

    Jul 6, 2015

    ST. PAUL – On July 1, a new state budget cycle began in the State of Minnesota, which means a number of new budget bills that were passed weeks ago have officially been implemented into law. State Representative Dave Hancock (R-Bemidji) said this is positive news for northwestern Minnesota communities. "Throughout every budget bill we worked hard to prioritize the needs of Greater Minnesota this session, and this is particularly evident in the laws that address local school and nursing home funding," Hancock said. Rural nursing homes and...

  • Woman dies after being thrown from boat on Cass Lake

    Jul 6, 2015

    BEMIDJI—An Eden Prairie woman died Saturday after being thrown from a boat on Cass Lake and a Minnetonka man has been arrested on suspicion of boating while intoxicated. According to the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office, at approximately 4:15 p.m., deputies responded to a call of a woman who was found unresponsive in the water on Cass Lake. The release said Brenda Lois Larson, 50, of Eden Prairie, was riding in a boat driven by Matthew Allen Kinghorn, 45, of Minnetonka, on Cass Lake. While underway on the water, Larson, Kinghorn and a...

  • Donald Charles Gill III

    Jul 6, 2015

    Donald Charles Gill III May 13, 1969 - Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Donald Charles Gill III, Age 46, of Peever South Dakota started his journey to the spirit world on June 18th 2015 at his home. He was born on May 13th, 1969 in Sisseton, SD to Donald Gill Jr & Corrine Feather. Donald Gill III attended Tiospa Zina Tribal School and later received his GED at the Sisseton Wahpeton College. He formerly worked for the Dakota Connection C Store & Casino. Don was lovingly known by his nickname “Blondie” dubbed upon him by his tiwahe & kodapi. He was one...

  • Consulting deals with medical companies can earn doctors six-figure paydays

    Jul 6, 2015

    For the past five years, Coon Rapids cardiologist Dr. Jeffrey Chambers has led a nationwide study that found doctors could safely use a Minnesota-made medical device to drill out hardened calcium in clogged arteries around the heart. A report of the study’s results published last year disclosed that Chambers was a paid consultant. Federal data published last week reveal the extent of those payments — $296,000 in 2014 from New Brighton-based Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. It was among the highest such totals in the state. h...

  • Fire truck flies Confederate flag alongside U.S. flag in Albert Lea holiday parade

    Jul 6, 2015

    The nation’s pitched and passionate debate over the display of the Confederate flag has found its voice in the northern state of Minnesota, where a firefighter flew the most enduring symbol of the Civil War South alongside Old Glory on a fire truck in a July 4th weekend parade in Albert Lea. The Confederate flag flew at the same height as the U.S. flag from the back of the truck belonging to the Freeborn County town of Hartland during the “3rd of July Parade” on Friday, which was organized by the Chamber of Commerce. Also over the...

  • Small firms laud end of Minnesota capital-equipment sales tax rebate program

    Jul 6, 2015

    On Monday, Haberman Machine Controller Kim Arrigoni groaned as she faced the 10-inch stack of tax rebate forms, tax schedules and equipment receipts the state required just so her family-owned business could get back thousands in sales taxes Haberman Machine never really owed in the first place. The stacks are now going away. After a two-year delay, Minnesota’s much hated 1989 sales tax rebate program for capital equipment purchases ended last week. The change is a major coup for small businesses and the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, which...

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