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Articles from the August 19, 2011 edition

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Traffic Lights in Ponemah?

There have never been any traffic lights on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. Not that some intersections could use them like those busy areas in Red Lake by the High School, Tribal Council and Red Lake Foods. That is until just last week when construction crews began working on the Battle River Bridge. Now and until the...

 

Red Lake DNR Take a Kid Fishing/Back to School Event P5

The Red Lake Department of Natural Resources (DNR) held their Take a Kid Fishing/Back To School Event on Wednesday, August 17, 2011, at Fuller's Lake. The kids received bags of school supplies, free fishing rods, and had the opportunity to go out on the lake to fish. A hot dog lunch was also provided, and about 150 kids took...

 

Red Lake DNR Take a Kid Fishing/Back to School Event P6

The Red Lake Department of Natural Resources (DNR) held their Take a Kid Fishing/Back To School Event on Wednesday, August 17, 2011, at Fuller's Lake. The kids received bags of school supplies, free fishing rods, and had the opportunity to go out on the lake to fish. A hot dog lunch was also provided, and about 150 kids took...

 

Red Lake DNR Take a Kid Fishing/Back to School Event P7

The Red Lake Department of Natural Resources (DNR) held their Take a Kid Fishing/Back To School Event on Wednesday, August 17, 2011, at Fuller's Lake. The kids received bags of school supplies, free fishing rods, and had the opportunity to go out on the lake to fish. A hot dog lunch was also provided, and about 150 kids took...

 

Red Lake DNR Take a Kid Fishing/Back to School Event P8

The Red Lake Department of Natural Resources (DNR) held their Take a Kid Fishing/Back To School Event on Wednesday, August 17, 2011, at Fuller's Lake. The kids received bags of school supplies, free fishing rods, and had the opportunity to go out on the lake to fish. A hot dog lunch was also provided, and about 150 kids took...

 

Red Lake Boys & Girls Club and AmeriCorps Sponsor Pow Wow P3

On Wednesday, August 17, 2011, the Red Lake Boys and Girls Club and Red Lake's AmeriCorps Program held a pow wow at the Red Lake Pow Wow Arena. The first of 4 scheduled young adult pow wows by the two programs, featured 3 drum groups, dancing and spot dancing, a feast, and other activities for children. Three more pow wows...

 

Red Lake Boys & Girls Club and AmeriCorps Sponsor Pow Wow P4

On Wednesday, August 17, 2011, the Red Lake Boys and Girls Club and Red Lake's AmeriCorps Program held a pow wow at the Red Lake Pow Wow Arena. The first of 4 scheduled young adult pow wows by the two programs, featured 3 drum groups, dancing and spot dancing, a feast, and other activities for children. Three more pow wows...

 

Red Lake Boys & Girls Club and AmeriCorps Sponsor Pow Wow P5

On Wednesday, August 17, 2011, the Red Lake Boys and Girls Club and Red Lake's AmeriCorps Program held a pow wow at the Red Lake Pow Wow Arena. The first of 4 scheduled young adult pow wows by the two programs, featured 3 drum groups, dancing and spot dancing, a feast, and other activities for children. Three more pow wows...

 

SEVERE STORMS AFFECT BELTRAMI COUNTY

Shortly after 1:00AM Friday, August 19th, 2011 the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office was alerted of a severe thunderstorm that would be moving through southern Beltrami County through 2:30AM with a warning for large hail. As the storm moved through southern Beltrami County the storm intensified with strong damaging winds affecting the City of Bemidji and areas to the east. Numer...

 
 By Michael Meuers    News    August 19, 2011

Bike Rally at Red Lake

Organizers invite all motorcycle rider to join in a fundraiser ride against youth suicide. The event is held in conjunction with the Red Lake Nation Fair Celebration and Pow-Wow at Red Lake, Minnesota on August 27, 2011. The rally will will begin on the morning of August 27th. Riders are asked to line up at the Red Lake Fire...

 

Seeking Nominations for the 2011 Touchstone Energy® Community Award

Do you know an individual, association or business that has made outstanding contributions to the local community? Beltrami Electric is seeking applications for the Touchstone® Energy Community Award, which recognizes individuals, businesses, non-profit and community groups that have shown a strong commitment to the community. Anyone who has helped make their community within...

 
 By Rick Abbott    News    August 19, 2011

Alleged Sword Fighting Beltrami County Fugitive Caught in SD

A man accused in a sword fight in a Beltrami County (MN) home in July was arrested in Brookings, SD, Thursday morning. Beltrami County Sheriff Phil Hodapp says Lucas Wayne French, 29, was arrested on an escape charge. French was being held in jail on assault charges and maltreatment of a child. French is accused of engaging in...

 

Second Regional Tribal Consultation on Cobell Trust Land Consolidation Program

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Deputy Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs for Policy and Economic Development Jodi Gillette and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Director Michael Black today were in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the second of six regional government-to-government tribal consultations regarding the Trust Land Consolidation component of the Cobell Settlement. The meetings with tri...

 

Pine City Man Achieves Home Ownership Through USDA Rural Development

After years of paying rent while wishing he could purchase his own home, 29-year-old Adam Brautigan was finally able to do so with the help of USDA Rural Development. Adam found out about Rural Development’s home loan program from his mother, Mary Kay, who works as a realtor in Pine City. Adam works at a local retail store,...

 

Hastings man caught drinking vodka at store, then steals and eats smoked ham

Officers responded to a store in the 1700 block of Market Boulevard at 4:33 a.m. Aug. 13 on the report of stolen merchandise. When officers arrived at the scene, they learned a middle-aged male in an orange sweatshirt had entered the store and was seen drinking from a vodka bottle while in the store. An employee at the store asked the man to stop drinking while in the store....

 
 Events   

Open House at RLES/ECC

Tuesday, August 23 is OPEN HOUSE AT ISD 38 SCHOOLS! THERE WILL BE NO CLASSES SCHEDULED FOR STUDENTS. Parents should have received a letter from your child/s teacher with a scheduled conference time. Parents are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes earlier than scheduled at RLES/ECC so that they can complete forms before their conference. There will be staff available in the...

 

New Report Shows Minnesotans Weary of Partisan Politics

Saint Paul, Minn. (Aug. 18, 2011) – Minnesotans want state leaders to find a comprehensive approach to future budget challenges that includes government service redesign for efficiency and tax reform, according to a new report released today by the Bush Foundation. These attitudes held true in both the Twin Cities metro area and Greater Minnesota, and were consistent across...

 

Tribe To Receive Millions In Federal Unemployment Tax Refunds

Refund cases into seven figures will always catch my eye. For it to be a refund of federal unemployment taxes there have to be a lot of people involved. Mainstay Business Solutions had around 39,000 employees in 2003 and 2004. It’s not a group of employees or even Mainstay that is the plaintiff, though. Mainstay’s owner, Blue Lake Rancheria, sued for refund. Blue Lake...

 

Remarks by Assistant Attorney General Perez regarding a NM hate crimes case

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Thank you for joining us today. It is an honor to be here with U.S. Attorney Ken Gonzales. The residents of New Mexico are fortunate to have Ken at the helm as the state's top federal prosecutor. He has an unwavering commitment to justice and equal opportunity. I also want to thank District Attorney Rick Tedrow for his partnership. Civil rights enforcement...

 

International Commission Decision Brings New Hope to Native Women Facing Domestic Violence in the U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- An international human rights body has done something that federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court, failed to do -- bring justice to a domestic violence survivor. “This decision is important for Native women who face the highest rates of sexual and physical assault of any group in the United States,” said Jana Walker, Indian Law...

 

TWO MEN PLEAD GUILTY TO RACIALLY-MOTIVATED ASSAULT IN NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE - Paul Beebe and Jesse Sanford of Farmington, N.M., pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque, N.M., to federal hate crime charges related to a racially-motivated assault on a 22-year-old developmentally disabled man of Navajo descent, the Department of Justice announced. A third defendant, William Hatch, of Fruitland, N.M., pleaded guilty in June 2...

 

Unmanned Flights Will Monitor Bank Erosion on the Lower Brule Reservation

Flights using an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) will monitor bank erosion on the Lower Brule Reservation, S.D., the week of August 29. The flights, conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Environmental Protection Office, will occur along a seven mile stretch of Missouri River shoreline near the community of Lower Brule, S.D. The Low...

 

Minnesota Republican Party to pay $170K fine for federal campaign finance violations

The Republican Party of Minnesota Thursday night announced it agreed to pay a $170,000 fine for a series of federal campaign finance violations between 2006 and 2008. For three years, the party failed to properly report debts on its federal campaign finance reports. It also inappropriately transferred money between two accounts....

 

Health program is going on a diet

Minnesota will soon learn if its $47 million bet on statewide health improvement is making a dent against the ills of smoking and obesity....

 

Shutdown swells state jobless rate

Minnesota's unemployment rate surged to 7.2 percent in July from a revised 6.8 percent in June, largely because of the three-week state government shutdown and seasonal school closings....

 

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