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Articles from the August 26, 2011 edition

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 By Tom Robertson    News    August 26, 2011

Red Lake Band to reforest 50,000 acres

Bemidji, Minn. — The Red Lake Band of Ojibwe is gearing up to reforest 50,000 acres of tribal land. Red Lake was once a sea of red and white pine forest stretching across the reservation. But tribal officials say the federal government mismanaged the forest starting in the early 1900s. The pine trees were cut down and never...

 

Red Lake Nation preparing to reforest 50,000 acres of tribal land in northern Minnesota

RED LAKE, Minn. - The Red Lake Reservation was once a sea of red and white pines. But tribal officials say the federal government mismanaged the forest starting in the early 1900s. The pines were never successfully replanted, and thick stands of less valuable aspen took their place. Now the Red Lake Nation is preparing to...

 

Students Receive EMT Certificates

On Thursday, August 25, nine students received Certificates from Red Lake Comprehensive Health Services, for completing the 110 Hour Emergency Medical Technician Course. These students, which started on May 3, 2011 and originally had 19 students, completed the course and were on their last day of class. The students are: Kevin...

 

Red Lake Schools Notice to Parents/Guardians

Notice to Parents/Guardians: Monday Start Times will be 9:50 AM starting on August 29, 2011. The Minnesota Department of Education requires Red Lake School District #38 to provide 90 minutes of professional development staff each week. During the 2011-12 School Year, the professional development will take place each Monday morning from 8:10 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. Beginning on...

 

Shooting Star Casino to host 2011 Northern Minnesota Tribal Economic Development Summit & Trade Show

WHITE EARTH, MINN. – The 2011 Northern Minnesota Tribal Economic Development Summit & Trade Show will be held Sept. 14-15 at Shooting Star Casino Event Center in Mahnomen, Minn. The theme to this year’s Summit is “Building Business Through Partnerships.” The goal of this Summit is to enhance business opportunities and...

 

Charles "Skunky" Barrett Thank You

Thank you to all who contributed to the passing of our beloved Father/Grandfather Charles "Shunky" Barrett. He is sadly missed, but will never be forgotten. Charles "Skunky" Barrett Family...

 

Get your 2012 bumper sticker

This week, we're sending free 2012 bumper stickers to anyone who wants one. All you have to do is tell us where to send it. A bumper sticker may seem like a small gesture, but it sends a message that our commitment to this campaign is one that's shared by Americans all around the country -- and we want as many supporters as possible to send that same message to folks in their c...

 
 By Stephen J Lee    News    August 26, 2011

Fairbanks trial loses another juror

CROOKSTON — The jury panel lost another member today in murder trial of Thomas Fairbanks in Crookston. That makes it 14, including two alternates. Minnesota District Judge Jeff Remick told attorneys from both sides after lunch that a juror, a Crookston man, was battling an infection from a cyst near his ear. He had been taking less medicine than prescribed to avoid the side...

 

Special Education Para-professional - Red Lake Schools

Special Education Para-professional Location: Red Lake School District Autism Program Position Description: Available upon request Position requirements: 1. Two-year degree, completion of 64 college credits or have passed the paraprofessional test. 2. High School diploma or GED. 3. Complete criminal background check. To apply send complete a District application and send to:...

 

Columbus Day Legacy Sweeps Class X at SWAIA

Native American Public Telecommunications, Inc. (NAPT) proudly announces the documentary film Columbus Day Legacy as the award recipient of the prestigious title of "Best Documentary" and "Best of Classification: Moving Images (Class X)" at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and the Southwestern Association for...

 

Nominees announced for 2011 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards

Winnipeg, Manitoba (August 25, 2011) -- The Manito Ahbee Festival is pleased to announce the nominees for their annual awards. The full list of nominees is located at the end of this media release. The 6th annual Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards (APCMAs) will be handed out in Winnipeg over two nights. The RBC Ohshkii Awards Night takes place Thursday November 3. The...

 
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Red Lake School Board Special Meeting - Friday, August 26, 2011

Red Lake School Board Special Meeting - Friday, August 26, 2011 2 PM - Administration Office...

 

Dog mourns at casket of fallen Navy SEAL

Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson lay in a coffin, draped in an American flag, in front of a tearful audience mourning his death in Afghanistan. Soon an old friend appeared, and like a fellow soldier on a battlefield, his loyal dog refused to leave him behind....

 

Long-term Substitute Para-professional - Red Lake Schools

Long-term Substitute Para-professional Location: Red Lake Middle School Program Position Description: Available upon request Terms: This position is for the 2011-12 School Year only Position requirements: 1. Two-year degree, completion of 64 college credits or have passed the paraprofessional test. 2. High School diploma or GED. 3. Complete criminal background check. To apply...

 

The Region 2 Arts Council Welcomes Four New Members to the Board of Directors

The mission of the Region 2 Arts Council is to strengthen the presence of the arts by supporting opportunities for arts creation, promotion, and education for the people of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen counties. The ten-member Board of Directors is comprised of two representatives from each of the five counties in Region 2. This fall, the Regio...

 
 By Danielle Spears    Events   

The Red Lake Farmer's Market is now open daily

The Red Lake Farmer's Market is open daily, Monday through Friday at 2-6 PM and Saturdays from 11-3 PM. It is located in the field by Red Lake Foods. All produce is sold at a low price. And today and tomorrow, they will have FREE HOT DOGS for those stopping by, sponsored by the Red Lake New Beginnings Program. Everyone is...

 

2nd teen slaying has Mpls. on edge

Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan made an unusual appeal Thursday for North Side parents to keep their children indoors after dark, saying his investigators don't know what's driving the sudden violence that has claimed two teenagers' lives this week....

 

Not just cutting check for schools, businesses are writing new lessons

Just cutting a check for a school doesn't cut it anymore for businesses. In a significant shift away from "checkbook philanthropy," corporations in Minnesota and nationwide are not merely writing checks but are helping to write curriculums for schools, design or teach classes and train principals....

 

Missing 16 year-old girl found after AMBER Alert; suspect arrested

A 16-year-old girl who was the subject of an AMBER Alert after authorities believe was abducted in Brooklyn Park has been found safe, and a suspect has been arrested, authorities said early Friday....

 

Mold extends vacation for Jordan Elementary School

A cooling unit that broke down during this summer's sweltering heat has sprouted a major mold headache for school officials in Jordan, where elementary students will get an extra week of vacation while workers scramble to clean up their school....

 

Don't Eat The Yellow Snow: Arizona Ski Resort Plans To Make Powder Out Of Sewage

It's not uncommon for ski resorts to make artificial snow when the real thing can't be found, but the Snowbowl Ski Resort in Flagstaff, Arizona, wants to take the practice to another level by covering its slopes with snow made out of 180 million gallons of recycled wastewater. It's a plan that is drawing ire from local Native American tribes and environmental activists...

 

Health problems ignored in uranium cleanup, residents say

Area residents noted progress but expressed frustration at an Aug. 17 meeting held to discuss uranium cleanup efforts....

 

'Branded and scarred'

On Aug. 18 the public finally got to hear hate-crime victim Vincent Kee, who was branded with a swastika in an April 29, 2010, incident in Farmington, and his words pierced the heart....

 

A Step Toward better Housing and Economic Development in Indian Country

I was in Albuquerque yesterday to announce $28 million in HUD funding to help rural communities across the country tackle their toughest housing and poverty challenges. I was joined by tribal leaders in New Mexico as I shared that more than half of the funds, $15.6 million, went to 27 Native American tribes or communities across the nation....

 

Former shellfish cop cleared of assault over tribal fishing rights

MATTAPOISETT — Kenneth Pacheco, the Mattapoisett shellfish constable who faced assault charges following an altercation with a Wampanoag fisherman last October, was found not guilty in Plymouth District Court this week....

 

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