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  • Ojibwe Language and Culture Camp Scheduled Open to Kids Ages 6-18

    Michael Meuers|Jul 7, 2016

    The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians will host an Ojibwe Language and Culture Camp on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, July 19 to 21, 2016 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. for the fourth consecutive year. The three-day camp will feature canoeing, lacrosse, Ojibwe bingo, moccasin game, plant identification, crafts, traditional Anishinaabe teachings and more. The camps main location will be the Ponemah Round House. Transportation and meals are provided. Admission is free but limited in number. If...

  • Red Cliff Ojibwe Nation Powwow 2016 - P2

    Ivy Vainio|Jul 7, 2016

    Red Cliff Ojibwe Nation Powwow 2016 held in first weekend of July....

  • Red Lake Fireworks hosts 2nd Annual Display Show - P9

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jul 7, 2016

    Red Lake Fireworks hosted the 2nd Annual Display Show at the High School softball fields area in Red Lake on Thursday, June 23, 2016. Hundreds showed up for the live demo, which featured products Red Lake FIreworks offered in their store, from brands like Windmill, World Class Fireworks, Boomer, and Pyro Junkie for the buyers viewing pleasure. Red Lake Fireworks says they are serving the Red Lake area with the most entertaining Fireworks in the Midwest. The purchase and off-reservation...

  • Youth Co-Ed Softball Action in Redby - P12

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jul 7, 2016

    Youth Co-Ed Softball teams played on Monday, June 20, 2016 at the Art Thunder Memorial Ball Park and the Green Lake Ball Park, both in Redby. Six teams are in this Monday Night League....

  • Red Lake High School Graduation 2016; Set Two - P27

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jul 7, 2016

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

  • 2016 Red Lake Independence Day Celebration

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jul 7, 2016

    2016 Red Lake Independence Day Celebration Tuesday Evening Session To see all 2016 Red Lake Independence Day Celebration photographs visit Michael Barrett's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/michael.barrett.35...

  • Red Lake Elementary School Pow Wow 2016 - P28

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jul 7, 2016

    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....

  • 2016 Red Lake Independence Day Celebration

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jul 7, 2016

    2016 Red Lake Independence Day Celebration - Set 2 Tuesday Evening Session To see all 2016 Red Lake Independence Day Celebration photographs visit Michael Barrett's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/michael.barrett.35...

  • 2016 Ponemah School Pow Wow held on Friday - P32

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jul 7, 2016

    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....

  • Red Lake Nation College Special Recognition Ceremony held for Class of 2016 - P34

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jul 7, 2016

    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 Cook, RLNC Board Chairwoman, followed by the Grand March accompanied by the Red Lake Nation College Drum Group. Eugene Stillday, Spiritual Advisor for RLNC, gave the opening...

  • Road preservation project begins July 11 on highways 32, 72, 92 and 102

    Jul 7, 2016

    BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists can expect lane closures and delays on area highways beginning Monday, July 11, as crews complete preventive maintenance seal coating projects that will extend the life of the highway surface. The highway segments scheduled for the preventative maintenance include: • Highway 32 – Fertile to Highway 200 (15 miles) • Highway 102 – Fertile to Crookston (19 miles) • Highway 92 – Gonvick to Trail (8 miles) • Highway 92 – Bagley to mile post 53 (2 miles) • Highway 72 – Waskish to mile post 48 (12...

  • Thirty mile detour on Highway 46 begins July 11

    Jul 7, 2016

    BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists on Highway 46 should plan for additional travel time when a detour begins July 6 as crews replace a box culvert at the southern crossing of the Popple River, located three miles south of Alvwood. Because of the rivers and lakes in the area, the detour will add 30 miles to the route. It goes through Spring Lake on Itasca County Road 29 and County Road 4. To lessen the impact of this detour, construction staff has accelerated the project timeline and it is expected to last until late August, weather permitting....

  • Community discussion on drug addiction set for Saturday

    Jul 7, 2016

    BEMIDJI—Voices for Racial Justice—a Minnesota-based advocacy organization—has partnered with members of Bemidji's Native American community to host a panel discussion on drug addiction in Bemidji. Nicole Buckanaga, a Bemidji representative with Voices for Racial Justice, helped organize Healthcare Not Handcuffs, which is set for 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Rail River Folk School. Buckanaga decided to organize the event to help address the problem of drug addiction in the area. "This is in direct response to the drug epidemic in the...

  • Youth Basketball Clinic

    Jul 7, 2016

    Grades 3-8 boys and girls 10a-12p Registration opens at 9:30 Thursday & Friday July 7-8 Red Lake High School Gymnasium Instructors: Randy Holthusen, RLHS Head Girls Coach Chris Jourdain, RL Jr Hi Boys Coach...

  • Teachers union cheers Clinton for stance on standardized testing and pay, but boos her embrace of charters

    Jul 7, 2016

    Hillary Clinton delivered plenty of applause lines Tuesday in a speech to the nation’s largest teachers union at a gathering in Washington, calling for less standardized testing, more support for vulnerable children and more respect and pay for public school educators. “I want to say, right at the outset, that I’m with you,” Clinton said to loud cheers from thousands of delegates to the National Education Association’s annual meeting. “If I am fortunate enough to be elected president, educators will have a partner in the White...

  • Trump inspires bullying, harassment in schools, Hillary Clinton says

    Jul 7, 2016

    Donald Trump’s political rise over the past 12 months has helped breed a culture of fear, bullying and harassment in the nation’s schools, Hillary Clinton charged Tuesday. Speaking to educators at the National Education Association’s annual conference in Washington, Mrs. Clinton said her Republican presidential opponent can’t be allowed to have any influence American schools. She also said the billionaire’s divisive rhetoric already has had a devastating effect on children. “Parents and educators are already worried about what they...

  • Is it becoming too hard to fail? Schools are shifting toward no-zero grading policies

    Jul 7, 2016

    School districts in the Washington area and across the country are adopting grading practices that make it more difficult for students to flunk classes, that give students opportunities to retake exams or turn in late work, and that discourage or prohibit teachers from giving out zeroes. The policies have stirred debates about the purpose of issuing academic grades and whether they should be used to punish, motivate or purely represent what students have learned in class. Some regard it as the latest in a line of ideas intended to keep...

  • Getting America's Missing Students Back to Class

    Jul 7, 2016

    U.S. schools have made great strides over the last two decades in improving student performance and behavior. In-school crime is down, as is fear for personal safety, while graduation and college enrollment rates are up. One malignancy, however, has stubbornly resisted treatment: chronic absenteeism. According to new data from the U.S. Department of Education, 13 percent of all students -- more than 6 million in total -- missed at least 15 days of school in 2013-14. The repercussions of so many missed days are clear. Children chronically...

  • Severe thunderstorm downs trees, powerlines

    Jul 7, 2016

    BEMIDJI -- A fast-moving, powerful thunderstorm moved through Bemidji on Tuesday afternoon, knocking down trees and powerlines and briefly flooding some city streets. According to the National Weather Service, the heaviest part of the storm moved through Bemidji at about 4:30 p.m., with heavy rain and winds in excess of 40 miles per hour, with some winds expected stronger than 60 mph. The thunderstorm was part of a larger storm system moving east through Minnesota on Tuesday afternoon. The storm was expected to hit the Grand Rapids and Hibbing...

  • Itasca County beheading suspects appear in court

    Jul 7, 2016

    GRAND RAPIDS -- The suspect in an Itasca County beheading death will not be back in court until the end of August, giving his defense attorney time to review evidence before deciding how to proceed. Joseph Christen Thoresen, 35, made his second appearance in State District Court in Grand Rapids on Tuesday. He faces an intentional second-degree murder charge in the death of 20-year-old David Alexander Haiman of Hibbing. At the brief hearing, Judge Korey Wahwassuck scheduled his next court appearance for Aug. 29. Thoresen continues to be held on...

  • Accused Downwind accomplice pleads not guilty

    Jul 7, 2016

    BEMIDJI—A Bemidji man accused of helping burn and bury the body of Rose Downwind pleaded not guilty to aiding an offender Tuesday. Brandon Rossbach, 31, is charged with one count of aiding an offender in connection with Downwind's murder, for which her former boyfriend Marchello Cimmarusti pleaded guilty in April. Cimmarusti told the court that after he "lost control and snapped," killing Downwind, he contacted his friend Christopher John Davis, also charged with aiding an offender. After Davis drove to Bemidji from his home in the Twin...

  • Cass Lake drive-by shooting injures one

    Jul 7, 2016

    CASS LAKE—A 26-year-old man was injured in a drive-by shooting in Cass Lake on Sunday according to the Cass County Sheriff's Office. The office was notified of the shooting at about 11:08 a.m. Sunday. Officers responded to the scene, and discovered that a gunshot victim, identified as Robert Sayers, Golden Valley, Minn., had arrived at the hospital. Sayers was flown to Sanford Hospital in Fargo, N.D. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/4067937-cass-lake-drive-shooting-injures-one...

  • Arnold J. Thompson

    Jul 7, 2016

    Arnold J. Thompson (July 25, 1954 - July 3, 2016) Arnold Thompson, age 61 of Cloquet, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016 at Augustana Mercy Health Center in Moose Lake. He was born in Cloquet on July 25, 1954. Arnold graduated from Sibley High School in Mendota Heights, MN and then attended aerospace tooling school in Wichita, KS. Arnold worked for the Lear Jet Company and also the space shuttle industry as a tool maker and machinist. Arnold was preceded in death by his brother Steve in 2000;...

  • MDA launches new farm safety program to prevent tractor roll-overs

    Jul 7, 2016

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota farmers now have access to a new program that makes tractor safety equipment affordable and simple to order. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) kicked off its ROPS Rebate Program today, one of seven programs of its kind in the United States. It reimburses farmers and schools at least 70 percent of the cost of purchasing, shipping, and installing a rollover protection kit—a roll bar and seatbelt—limiting applicants’ cost per tractor to no more than $500. It also provides help to farmers with...

  • Debra Sioux Schoen

    Jul 7, 2016

    Debra Sioux Schoen December 3, 1976 - Monday, July 4, 2016 Service Information Lower Sioux Recreational Center, Morton, MN Friday, July 8, 2016 1:00 PM Visitation Information Lower Sioux Recreational Center, Morton, MN Thursday, July 7, 2016 Debra Sioux (Schoen) Beckett was born on December 3rd, 1976 at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minnesota to Patti Schoen and Dan GreyEagle. She was raised on Lower Sioux by Albert and Corinne Lucio. She was baptized at St. Cornelia's Bishop Whipple...

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