Articles from the September 9, 2021 edition

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Bemidji To Take Part in National Drive Electric Week with Ride & Drive Electric Vehicle Event

Join Beltrami Electric Cooperative, Otter Tail Power Company and electric vehicle (EV) enthusiasts around the country as we mark National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) this September! Dozens of electric vehicle drivers and enthusiasts will share their experience owning an electric vehicle (EV) during Bemidji's EV Ride & Drive...

 

Red Lake COVID-19 Update - Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 – COVID-19 Update Red Lake Nation: Active cases: 36* *6 in Red Lake *22 in Redby *0 in Ponemah *1 in Little Rock *6 in Bemidji (Individuals reside in Bemidji - tested at RL IHS) *1 in TRF (Resides in TRF- tested at RL HIS) Of the 36 active cases: * 4 are in the hospital *16 are minors * 2 adults...

 

Bridget Renae Stately

Bridget Renae Stately January 31, 1976 ~ September 6, 2021 (age 45) Bridget Renae Stately "Ozhawanaquad" (Yellow Bird), age 45, passed away on Monday, September 6, 2021, at her home. Bridget was born January 31, 1976, to the late Myrna Stately and George Garcia. She grew up in Red Lake, Minnesota, and graduated from Red Lake...

 

Charles Edward Thompson

Charles Edward Thompson August 30, 1988 ~ September 5, 2021 (age 33) Charles "Charlie" Edward Thompson, "Waabash kwa ana kwad" which means "White Cloud", age 33, of Duluth, Minnesota began his journey to the spirit world on September 5th, 2021, from St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth, MN. Charlie was born on August 30th, 1988, to...

 

Mary Ziegler

Mary Ziegler April 10, 1954-August 24, 2021 Mary Ann Ziegler, age 67, died unexpectedly on Tuesday evening, August 24, 2021 in Minneapolis, MN. She was born April 10, 1954 in Minneapolis to parents Donna (Beaulieu) and James Ziegler of Coon Rapids, MN. If you knew Mary, you will never forget her. She went against the grain...

 

Warren Jered Lee Joseph Beaulieu

Warren Jered Lee Joseph Beaulieu May 6, 1992 - September 5, 2021 Warren Jered Lee Joseph Beaulieu, 29, passed away unexpectedly in Bemidji, MN on September 5th, 2021. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, September 13, 2021 at the Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji, MN. A visitation will be held one hour prior...

 

Ramsey County attorney says he won't prosecute most felonies arising from low-level traffic stops

Ramsey County Attorney John Choi on Wednesday announced that his office will no longer prosecute most felony cases arising from low-level traffic stops, an effort aimed at reducing racial disparities in the criminal justice system. Choi rolled out the new policy, which he described as a nation-leading collaboration between the county and cities within its jurisdiction, with...

 

Greenwood fire leaves scars on Superior National Forest

ISABELLA, Minn. - Authorities offered a first look Wednesday at the stark, charred landscape left behind by northern Minnesota's Greenwood fire, a 41-square-mile wildfire that continues ravaging a large swath of the Superior National Forest after nearly four weeks. Vast stands of red and white pines along county Hwy. 2 were...

 

Boy, 12, fatally shot during dispute on Minneapolis' North Side

A 12-year-old boy died Wednesday after being shot during what police called a "neighborhood dispute" in the Sumner-Glenwood neighborhood on Minneapolis' North Side. He was shot at 3:41 p.m. in the 800 block of N. Aldrich Avenue, in a cluster of apartment complexes, according to police spokesman Garrett Parten. What began as an...

 

Minneapolis students head back to class as district redesign takes effect

The Ruch twins ate a special breakfast of mom's hashbrown egg bake and posed for a few photos Wednesday morning, then headed off for their first day of fifth grade in Minneapolis - at different schools. Liam took his normal route to Burroughs Community School and Lucy walked the opposite direction, toward Windom Community...

 

Minnesota study finds no increase in miscarriage risk with COVID-19 vaccines

Pregnant women who received COVID-19 vaccines did not experience an increased risk of miscarriage, according to new research on data from Bloomington-based HealthPartners and several large medical centers across the country. Doctors hope the results will prove reassuring to pregnant women who, as a group in the U.S., have been...

 

Former GOP Senate leader Paul Gazelka announces 2022 bid for governor

Former Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka is jumping into the Republican field for Minnesota governor, hoping to parlay his prominence as the lone conservative blockade to Democrats in state government to become the party's nominee next fall. Gazelka, a four-term senator from East Gull Lake, made his long-anticipated run for...

 

Minnesota firefighters to help with hurricane recovery efforts in Louisiana

Minnesota firefighters from nine departments will travel to Louisiana to assist in recovery efforts. Gov. Tim Walz authorized a 18-day mission after the state received a request from Louisiana officials for help, according to a news release Wednesday. The firefighters are from Eden Prairie, Plymouth, Red Wing, Chaska, Brainerd,...

 

GAP's Fall Styles Feature Up-and-Coming Lakota Actress

SAN FRANCISCO - The GAP, Inc. has launched a new ad campaign that skips fashion models in favor of "change-making individuals" including JaShaun St. John, a 20-year-old Lakota actress from the Crow Creek and Pine Ridge Indian Reservations in South Dakota. "We brought actors, activists, artists, and an astronaut together, showed...

 

Bryan Newland Sworn in as Interior Dept. Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs

WASHINGTON - One month after he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Bryan Newland (Ojibwe) was ceremonially sworn in today as Department of the Interior's Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs. Newland grew up in the Bay Mills Indian Community in Brimley, Mich. and served as president of the tribe before being picked in February...

 

The Son and Brother They Could Not Save

Near herculean efforts by tribal government to contain the spread of COVID-19 weren't enough to save Michael Gavin, a 39-year-old member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, who died August 7, some 17 months after the Tribes initially declared a state of emergency. Gavin was the second CTUIR member to...

 

Oklahoma tribes prepare to pivot to booster shots in COVID-19 battle

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Formal guidance from the Indian Health Service on how and when to give COVID-19 vaccine booster shots still are in the works, but some tribes in Oklahoma aren't waiting. Armed with the news that booster shot guidelines are on the horizon, tribal nations in Oklahoma are continuing their fight against COVID-19...

 

UN requests inquiry into racial discrimination allegations of Line 3

The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination asks U.S. leaders to look into allegations that the construction of Line 3 in Minnesota infringes on the rights of Anishinaabe people. In the August 25 letter, leaders of the U.N. committee requested a response from the U.S. by October 15 to allegations that it violated Anishinaabe treaty rights,...

 

Paul Gazelka is Not the Leader Minnesotans Need

MINNESOTA - Today, Alliance for a Better Minnesota released the following statement regarding Paul Gazelka’s announcement to run for governor of Minnesota: “From downplaying the COVID-19 pandemic to blocking emergency insulin for Minnesotans with diabetes, Paul Gazelka has proven time and again that he is not the leader that Minnesotans need,” said Marissa Luna,...

 

DEED Announces $2.1 Million in Awards from the Jobs Creation Fund

St. Paul - Today the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced that 6 businesses are expanding in Minnesota with the help of $2.1 million in awards from the Job Creation Fund (JCF). The 6 projects are expected to leverage $123 million in investments from the companies and create 381 new jobs over the next 3 years. "The Job Creation Fund once again prove...

 

Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow 2021: Saturday Afternoon Session - P3

Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow 2021: Friday Evening Session 48th Annual Obaashiing Labor Day Celebration 2021 Singing Contest results: 1st Place-Motown (6125pts) 2nd Place-Mandaree (5850pts) 3rd Place-Ptown (5735pts) 4th Place-Crossroads (5620pts) 5th Place-Southern Boyz (5595pts) 6th Place-Southern Style (5585pts) Blazing Bear...

 

Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow 2021: Friday Evening Session - P3

Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow 2021: Friday Evening Session 48th Annual Obaashiing Labor Day Celebration 2021 Singing Contest results: 1st Place-Motown (6125pts) 2nd Place-Mandaree (5850pts) 3rd Place-Ptown (5735pts) 4th Place-Crossroads (5620pts) 5th Place-Southern Boyz (5595pts) 6th Place-Southern Style (5585pts) Blazing Bear...

 

Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow 2021: Saturday Parade - P3

Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow 2021: Friday Evening Session 48th Annual Obaashiing Labor Day Celebration 2021 Singing Contest results: 1st Place-Motown (6125pts) 2nd Place-Mandaree (5850pts) 3rd Place-Ptown (5735pts) 4th Place-Crossroads (5620pts) 5th Place-Southern Boyz (5595pts) 6th Place-Southern Style (5585pts) Blazing Bear...

 

Open House held at all Red Lake Schools - P4

Open House was held at all Red Lake Schools on Thursday, September 2, 2021 from 11:00 AM - 6:45 PM. A Meal was served from 11:30 AM - 6:15 PM and students completed their registration, met with teachers and toured the school. The school year is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, and face-masks are required at all...

 

Red Lake, Redby and Little Rock Communities offer Drive Thru Back to School Event - P9

The Red Lake, Redby and Little Rock Communities collaborated to offer Drive Thru Back to School Event on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 1 PM at the Red Lake Center. A cook-out style meal was served at the new Red Lake Community Center, and backpacks with school supplies was given away at the old Red Lake Center. Almost 500...

 

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