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Articles from the August 24, 2016 edition

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 By Michael Meuers    News    August 24, 2016

Tribal Officials Meet with Governor/DHS & DEED Commissioners - P2

Members of the Red Lake Tribal Council along with elected officials from Leech Lake and White Earth met with two of the Governor's commissioners and the Governor himself over a two-day period at the offices of the Northwest Indian OIC in Bemidji. Elected officials and key staff from the three tribal nations met on Tuesday,...

 

Red Lake Chemical Health Program hosts Back to School Fest - P2

On Monday, August 22, 2016, the Red Lake Chemical Health Program hosted their annual Back to School Fest near the Cage by the Red Lake High School. They gave out 600 bags of school supplies, had carnival games with kids that gave out prizes, face painting, had a bouncy house, obstacle course and a dunk tank, and fed them all,...

 

3rd Annual Kaishauna Sky Thunder Memorial Walk/Run Against Drunk Driving held in Redby - P4

The 3rd Annual Kaishauna Sky Thunder Memorial Walk/Run Against Drunk Driving was held in Redby on Thursday, August 18, 2016. Runners and walkers began at Shemahgun enroute to the Redby Community Center Everyone was welcome, each participant received memorial shirts in a variety of colors, and a memorial dinner was held...

 

NATIONAL BREASTFEEDING AWARENESS MONTH

On Saturday, August 27th, Breastfeeding in Bemidji will host their 3rd annual Awareness month walk and picnic. The event will begin at Big River Scoop @1:00pm. The group will walk through downtown and up the lake walk to Diamond Point Park Main Building. There will be refreshments provided by local businesses in support of breastfeeding mothers as well as door prizes,...

 

Annual Cops and Bobbers Fishing Event held at Fuller's Lake - P4

The Annual Cops and Bobbers Fishing Event was held at Fuller's Lake on Thursday, August 18, 2016, starting at 10 AM. Over 111 kids between the ages of 6-12 participated in this event, where they received T-shirts, fishing rods and had the opportunity to go on the lake in boats. Lunch was also provided for the participants. The...

 

Red Lake High School Football Team starts practicing for regular season - P10

Red Lake High School Football Team starts practicing for regular season First game will be at home on September 2, 2016 with Fosston Red Lake Warriors Football Schedule 2016: http://www.redlakenationnews.com/story/2016/07/27/sports/red-lake-warriors-football-schedule-2016/49317.html...

 

Swearing-In Ceremony held during August 9, 2016 Regular Tribal Council Meeting - P11

On Tuesday, August 9, 2016, the Regular Tribal Council Meeting opened at the Red Lake Casino Event Center, where the first order of business was the certification of the 2016 Election results and the swearing-in of officers. Sworn into office was Little Rock Representative Richard Barrett who defeated William "Billy" King, Red...

 

Holthusen Family Reunion 2016 - P17

The Holthusen Family Reunion 2016 was held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at the Herman and Marion Lussier residence in Little Rock....

 

2016 Red Lake Community Health Day - P19

2016 Red Lake Community Health Day...

 

St. Mary's Mission Annual Parish Festival held on Sunday, July 24, 2016 - P23

St. Mary's Mission Annual Parish Festival was held on Sunday, July 24, 2016....

 

The Derald Lee "Ola" and Vena Marie Cobenais Wedding of July 9, 2016 - P33

On July 9, 2016, at 2 PM, Derald Lee "Ola" Cobenais and Vena Marie Dominguez were married at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Red Lake....

 

No more ties: WCHA overhauls overtime structure

BEMIDJI — Teams in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association men’s league will no longer settle for ties. The league announced Tuesday a dramatic overhaul to the on-ice game structure for the 2016-17 season, the most significant of which is the elimination of ties in the league standings and the addition of 3-on-3 overtime and shootouts. Under the previous format, WCHA...

 

Fond du Lac solar farm ready to make electricity

A solar farm that will generate enough electricity to power more than 150 homes, or about 10 percent of the Black Bear Casino's electric needs, was unveiled Tuesday by the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. The $2.2 million solar project is among the largest to come online in the Northland with several more expected in coming months. Supporters say solar is an...

 

Charges filed against family friend in kidnapping, murder of 5-year-old

WALKER, Minn. -- The 25-year-old Coon Rapids, Minn., man arrested in connection with the abduction and death of 5-year-old Alayna Jeanne Ertl was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder, first-degree criminal sexual conduct, two counts of kidnapping and theft. The suspect, Zachary Todd Anderson, made his first court appearance on the criminal charges, all felonies, late...

 

Man gets nearly 20 years in prison in sexual conduct case

WALKER—A 43-year-old man was sentenced Monday to almost 20 years in prison in Cass County District Court for a criminal sexual conduct offense that happened in 2007. The Cass County Attorney's Office reported Elton James Curtis of Fargo, N.D., was sentenced by Judge Jana Austad to 19 and-a-half years for felony first-degree criminal sexual conduct. On top of his prison...

 

Unlawful' protest over oil pipeline is dangerous, Wrigley says

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- North Dakota Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley repeatedly called the protest over an oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation “unlawful” Tuesday and called on tribal leaders to pull people out of what he described as an increasingly dangerous situation. Wrigley, a former U.S. Attorney for North Dakota who was in Grand Forks for an unmanned aerial...

 

Corporal Punishment Use Found in Schools in 21 States

Corporal punishment has declined so rapidly in the United States in the last 15 years that many people think it's practically nonexistent in modern American public schools. To the contrary, more than 109,000 students were paddled, swatted, or otherwise physically punished in U.S. classrooms in 2013-14, according to Education Week Research Center analyses of the most recent...

 

Hy-Vee, Minnesota Vikings Team Up to Host Local School Supply Tailgates

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Aug. 23, 2016) — Today, join Hy-Vee, Inc. and the Minnesota Vikings to celebrate the return of school and football! From 4 – 7 p.m., the public is invited to stop by their local Twin Cities Hy-Vee store for a chance to meet a Minnesota Vikings football player, get a photo taken with the Vikings Cheerleaders, toss a football with Viktor and give back to...

 

DNR, Dayton reverse course: Mille Lacs catch-and-release walleye season to end Sept. 6

Reversing a controversial decision made just two weeks ago, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday that catch-and-release walleye fishing on Lake Mille Lacs will close for the season on Sept. 6. The surprise move came in response to dismay expressed by eight Ojibwe bands about Gov. Mark Dayton’s Aug. 9 announcement that he would allow the season to...

 

Family friend charged with sexually assaulting, murdering Meeker County 5-year-old

WALKER, MINN. – A friend of Alayna Ertl’s family was charged Tuesday with abducting the 5-year-old from her home in Watkins, Minn., sexually assaulting the girl and killing her before leaving her body 80 miles to the north in a swampy area of central Minnesota. Zachary T. Anderson, 25, who has lived in Monticello and, most recently, Coon Rapids, was charged in Cass County...

 

Twin Cities-area Mexican restaurant chain hid a vast drug conspiracy, federal prosecutors charge

A Twin Cities area restaurateur used his three suburban Mexican cantinas as fronts for a vast, six-year drug operation that trafficked marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine, according to a federal grand jury indictment unsealed this week. Aldo Escoto, the former owner of El Parian restaurants in Eagan, Long Lake and Lake­ville, also staffed his restaurants with undocumented...

 

Klobuchar, others call for FTC to investigate increases in EpiPen prices

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota has asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate whether a drug company violated antitrust laws by steeply increasing the price of a product that treats people suffering from severe allergic reactions. After hearing from constituents, Klobuchar, whose daughter has nut allergies, questioned Mylan pharmaceutical’s...

 

80 homes in Washington County will get bottled water as state reviews new pollution standards

Eighty households in Washington County will get bottled water and state-funded filtration systems because their drinking water exceeds a new federal safety standard for industrial chemicals that have long contaminated groundwater in the area. The Minnesota Department of Health made the announcement Tuesday morning as it reviews the effect of new, more stringent federal...

 

St. Paul district seeks a fresh start with in-school officers

After a rocky end to the 2015-16 school year, the St. Paul School District is tackling the controversy surrounding school resource officers (sworn law enforcement officers, also called SROs) by moving to ensure that police have a more positive presence in the schools. Traditional uniforms are to be replaced by light-blue polo shirts, and if an officer arrests a student,...

 

Social Security pays homeless woman $100,000 it owed her

WASHINGTON – Wanda Witter smiled on Tuesday — a big $100,000 smile. After battling Social Security for years, the 80-year-old woman who was homeless until a week ago got one of the biggest “I-told-you-so’s” that a person can hope for. “Ready?” asked the bank teller, before spinning his monitor around to show ­Witter the new amount in her account....

 

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