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Roseadelle F. Johnson

Roseadelle F. Johnson whose Ojibwe name is “GitChi- Bii Bii” which means Big Baby, 77, of Ponemah, MN died Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Traditional Funeral services will be at 9:00 am Friday, August 26, 2016 at her residence in Ponemah, MN with Spiritual Leader Steve Jackson. A wake will begin Thursday afternoon and will continue until the time of the service on Friday....

 

Lenetta Jourdain receives award for 35 Years of Service to Indian and Native American Communities

RENO, NV - On Thursday, August 25, 2017, at the 37th Annual National Indian and Native American Employment and Training Conference, Lenetta Jourdain received an award recognizing her for "Thirty-Five Years of Service to Indian and Native American Communities." This annual conference offered opportunities to benefit from dynamic...

 

Groundbreaking at Shingobee Island for New LLBO Business Venture

WALKER, MN - The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in conjunction with Leech Lake Gaming are pleased to announce that plans for the Shingobee Project, located at Shingobee Island on Leech Lake, have been finalized. The current site is being developed to offer a modern sports bar atmosphere with a full dining menu, full-service marina, as well as a gaming area. "The Shingobee property...

 

Ponemah Community Back to School Gathering 2016 - P2

The Ponemah Community Back to School Gathering 2016 was held on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at the Pow Wow Grounds in Ponemah....

 

Red Lake AmeriCorps Program honors 9 of its members

RED LAKE - On Thursday, August 25, 2016, the Red Lake AmeriCorps Program honored nine of its members at a dinner held at the Red Lake Casino Event Center. Those honored were Joshua Desjarlait, Jimmy Jourdain, James Kingbird, Avery Kingbird, Amber May, Jerrell Fairbanks, Aleisha Jourdain, Desirae Johnson and Darwin Lussier Jr....

 

Red Lake DNR Take-a-Kid Fishing Event held at Fuller's Lake - P2

The Red Lake DNR held their annual Take-a-Kid Fishing Event at Fuller's Lake on Wednesday, August 24, 2016....

 

Red Lake Chemical Health Program hosts Back to School Fest - P4

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 - P6

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...

 

Annual Cops and Bobbers Fishing Event held at Fuller's Lake - P6

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...

 

Swearing-In Ceremony held during August 9, 2016 Regular Tribal Council Meeting - P13

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 - P19

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

 

The Derald Lee "Ola" and Vena Marie Cobenais Wedding of July 9, 2016 - P35

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....

 

2016 Red Lake Community Health Day - P21

2016 Red Lake Community Health Day...

 

Sanders Opposes Dakota Access Pipeline

BURLINGTON, Vt., Aug. 25 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement in support of grassroots and legal efforts to stop the Dakota Access pipeline, which would run from North Dakota to Illinois: “The major global crisis facing our planet today is climate change. The vast majority of scientists tell us that climate change is real, it is caused by...

 

DNR discovers two more cases of invasive species in Beltrami County

BEMIDJI—The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have discovered two new cases of the invasive species starry stonewort in Beltrami County. The species, a grass-like form of algae, was found in Upper Red Lake and Cass Lake, according to a press release. Additionally, the DNR has confirmed starry stonewort among heavy native growth in a northeast section of Cass Lake,...

 

Minnesota DNR appoints Albrecht as new Northwest Regional Director

BEMIDJI -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday it had appointed Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht as its Northwest Regional Director. According to a press release from the DNR, Albrecht has been a planner for the agency's northwest region for nearly three years, and is scheduled to begin her new position on Sept. 7. In doing so, she replaces former...

 

ACT scores show a smaller share of students are 'college-ready'

admission test than those who took the exam the year before, according to results of the college admission test released Wednesday morning. ACT officials attributed the falling achievement levels to a rise in the number of students who took the exams. Nearly 2.1 million graduating seniors took the ACT, the nation’s most widely used admission test, an all-time high. They...

 

As Students Return to School, Debate About the Amount of Homework Rages

How much homework is enough? My daughter, Maya, who is entering second grade, was asked to complete homework six days a week during the summer. For a while, we tried gamely to keep up. But one day she turned to me and said, “I hate reading.” I put the assignment aside. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/25/us/how-much-homework-is-too-much.html?_r=0...

 

Education groups 'considering all options' to keep state from closing failing schools

Public school groups said Wednesday they're "considering all options" to keep the state from closing failing schools next year. They say the state School Reform Office told their members that it would consider the latest three years of state standardized test data when deciding whether to close failing schools. Such a move, public schools groups argue, is unfair because the...

 

Baltimore County school board votes against closing for Muslim holidays

A move to close schools in Baltimore County for Muslim holidays failed by one vote at the school board Tuesday night. The 6-5 vote came after an emotional discussion among school board members, while dozens of Muslims stood in the audience. Some school board members said they believed it was the right time to give equity to the Muslim community. http://www.b...

 

Lawrence O'Donnell Debwewin (Truth) about Indians - Video

http://www.msnbc.com/the-last-word/watch/rewrite-the-protests-at-standing-rock-751440963846...

 

Dayton, Met Council seek to revive Southwest Light Rail prospects

Taxpayers in the Twin Cities area would be on the hook for an additional $145 million to salvage the Southwest Light Rail Transit project from State Capitol gridlock, under a newly unveiled plan that Gov. Mark Dayton endorsed Thursday. Dayton led a three-hour public meeting Thursday about the future of the beleaguered Southwest line, a proposed light-rail link between downtown...

 

Suspect in custody in fatal stabbing near University of Minnesota

A man was in custody in the fatal stabbing of another man Thursday evening in the Dinkytown neighborhood of Minneapolis, according to police. The victim, who police believe was known to his attacker, was found suffering from stab wounds in a Honda sedan at 13th and University avenues SE. just after 7:30 p.m., according to police spokesman Corey Schmidt. http...

 

US swimmer Lochte's legal troubles mount in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. A police statement said Lochte would be informed in the United States so he could decide whether to introduce a defense in Brazil. The indictment will also be sent to the International Olympic...

 

EpiPen manufacturer says it will offer new discounts on the product

WASHINGTON – Mylan, the embattled drug company whose price hikes of an anti-allergy product sparked calls for a government investigation and a congressional hearing has announced plans to broaden discounts offered to consumers on its EpiPen. The company said Thursday that it will increase the value of a savings coupon offered on an epinephrine auto injector to $300 from $100...

 

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