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Articles from the August 5, 2011 edition

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 By Delaney Daly    Sports    August 5, 2011

Record number of teams ready to hit the water

Six years ago, Gary Johnson of Paul Bunyan Communications had a dream: the opportunity to for Bemidji to host dragon boat races. After participating in the Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival, Johnson couldn’t help but think while looking at the temperate waters of Lake Bemidji, “Why not here?” Thus the Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival began with 2006 marking its first...

 
 By Michael Meuers    News    August 5, 2011

Day One of 4-Day Spiritual Run for Sobriety Slows Traffic in Bemidji

Bemidji “rush hour” commuters got an unintended and perhaps unrecognized lesson in circular versus linear time, as runners from Red Lake ran down the middle of Paul Bunyan Drive through the entire city west to east about 5 PM Tuesday. The run slowed traffic and perhaps life a bit, as cars and trucks moved slowly into the...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    August 5, 2011

Lussier Receives National TERO Director of the Year Award

Reno, NV - During the Council for Tribal Employment Rights 34th Annual 2011 National TERO Convention held July 16-20, 2011 at the Peppermill Resort/Casino in Reno, NV, Red Lake TERO Director, Bryan Lussier, received the TERO Director of the Year Award. Upon first hearing he was going to receive the award, Lussier thought his...

 
 By Laurie Swenson    News    August 5, 2011

St. Regis Superfund site: EPA plan still unpopular

CASS LAKE — Citizens are pushing for more from the Environmental Protection Agency regarding cleanup of the St. Regis Superfund site. A public hearing Wednesday night at Cass Lake-Bena Elementary School showed overwhelming support for a more aggressive cleanup plan than the EPA had recommended at a June meeting. The St. Regis Paper Company was a wood treatment plant that...

 

Indian Country Leaders Discuss Economic Development at White House Roundtable

On June 9, 2011, the White House announced the establishment of the White House Rural Council to address the challenges facing rural communities along with economic potential....

 

Delegates blast special prosecutor

Within hours after a civil lawsuit was filed by the special prosecutor against members of the former Navajo Nation Council and the Navajo Nation's highest-ranking officials, several of those who were charged lashed back....

 

Jury deliberates in tribal chairman's trial

PIERRE -- A federal jury has begun deliberations in the bribery trial of Crow Creek Sioux Tribal Chairman Duane Big Eagle Sr. Read more: http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/jury-deliberates-in-tribal-chairman-s-trial/article_e4267d40-bebe-11e0-8403-001cc4c002e0.html#ixzz1U7qZPNS0...

 

Looking Back - August 20, 1904

* * * Looking Back - August 20, 1904 The Appeal, a newspaper of Minneapolis and St. Paul, taken from the Library of Congress, "Chronicling America," holds some very interesting articles involving Indians. These articles are not only historical, but sort of gives one a sense on how life was over a hundred years ago. To read the articles, click on the upper corner of the PDF...

 

Native American tribe legalizes same sex marriage

LOS ANGELES — A Native American tribe in the northwestern state of Washington has legalized gay marriage, becoming the second US tribe to do so, legal representatives said Wednesday....

 

EPA announces deal for uranium contamination probe

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is overseeing an effort to determine the extent of contamination at a former uranium mining site on the Navajo Nation that marked a high priority for assessment....

 

Mysterious orange goo washes up in Alaska village

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA — Authorities say a mysterious orange-coloured substance has washed up on the shores of a remote village in northwest Alaska....

 

High cost of silver affecting Native American livelihoods

Often when people hear that the price of silver is rising the first thing they think of is making money off jewelry they already own. What many don't realize is that the rising cost is affecting many American Indian livelihoods....

 

How a Billionaire's Wife Is Becoming the Mustangs' Messiah

How a Billionaire's Wife Is Becoming the Mustangs' Messiah Read more: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2084328,00.html#ixzz1U824Agxk...

 

Tribal chairman convicted of bribery charges

A federal jury found the chairman of the Crow Creek tribal chairman guilty of three counts of bribery and conspiracy Thursday in Pierre. Read more: http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/tribal-chairman-convicted-of-bribery-charges/article_6aa8f74c-bee4-11e0-be36-001cc4c002e0.html#ixzz1U86wUolb...

 

Financial, leadership and academic woes continue at Tuba City School

TUBA CITY, Ariz. - What used to be the top reservation school district, the one to beat, considered top-of-the- heap in core academic subjects, cross-country, basketball, MCJROTC, art and music programs has appeared to go downhill in the past three years...

 

Olympia man dies in remote part of Yakama Reservation

YAKIMA, Wash. — A man who died in a one-vehicle crash Wednesday in a remote part of the Yakama Indian Reservation has been identified....

 

'Routine stop' turned into a nightmare

A seemingly routine police stop turned into a deadly shootout in a North Rapid neighborhood late Tuesday afternoon that killed one Rapid City police officer and wounded two other officers and the gunman. Read more: http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/routine-stop-turned-into-a-nightmare/article_2bf027fa-bd9a-11e0-b7d5-001cc4c03286.html#ixzz1U89C1cbm...

 

Suspect in SD police shootout dies

A man suspected of killing a South Dakota police officer and wounding two others during a gun battle died Wednesday at a hospital, the police chief said. Read more: http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/state-and-regional/chief-suspect-in-sd-police-shootout-dies/article_086e7718-807f-58dd-a84a-1802f05b1d8c.html#ixzz1U8AbSavB...

 

Shooting suspect had long history of trouble

The man suspected of shooting three Rapid City police officers Tuesday had a long history of criminal activity. Read more: http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/shooting-suspect-had-long-history-of-trouble/article_3edbf6ec-be48-11e0-8916-001cc4c002e0.html#ixzz1U8FONq1e...

 

Tulalip utility employee arrested after $5,000 metal theft

TULALIP -- About $5,000 worth of brass fittings have been stolen from the Tulalip Tribes and police suspect an employee with the utilities department is responsible....

 

Two suspects arrested in Eagle fire

LOS COYOTES RESERVATION: Two suspects arrested in Eagle fire Read more: http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/sdcounty/article_8cf43457-128b-561f-9a29-9f06df999761.html#ixzz1U8MJ1bSP...

 
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Red Lake Foods Weekly Specials for Week of Aug. 1 - Aug. 7 , 2011

Red Lake Foods Weekly Specials for Week of Aug. 1 - Aug. 7 , 2011...

 

Coburn Proposes Ending Tribal Tax Exempt Bonds, CDFI Funding, Tax Credits

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) has proposed a $9 trillion deficit reduction plan that would eliminate a tax-exempt bond program that puts sovereign Indian nations on par with states and municipalities, and other economic initiatives that help foster economic development in indigenous communities....

 

Fatal Alexander Valley driver was over legal alcohol limit

A Santa Rosa woman killed in a car crash last month after leaving River Rock Casino had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit, according to the CHP....

 

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