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Articles from the October 20, 2021 edition

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Phyllis Lorraine Sumner

Phyllis Lorraine Sumner June 1, 1928 - October 17, 2021 Phyllis Lorraine Sumner, Wasay Makwa Ikwe “Lightning Bear Woman” 93, of Red Lake, MN passed away surrounded by family Sunday, October 17, 2021 at the Red Lake Hospital in Red Lake, MN Memorial Services will be held at 1:00pm, Friday, October 22, 2021 at the Little Rock...

 

Baby Robert Alvin Kingbird

Baby Robert Alvin Kingbird October 14, 2021 ~ October 14, 2021 Baby Robert Alvin Kingbird, 32 weeks gestation, was born and began his spiritual journey on Thursday, October 14th, 2021, in Bemidji, Minnesota. He is the son of Rosalind Kingbird and Gerald Vos-Cloud, Sr. Six months I carries you in my tummy, kicking and moving arou...

 

Ponemah man pleads guilty to murdering woman on Red Lake Indian Reservation

A Ponemah, Minnesota, man pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder in the 2019 death of a woman on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. Court documents state that in 2019, 24-year-old William Jones IV and the victim were involved in a relationship and lived together. On Nov. 6, 2019, Jones repeatedly assaulted the victim in...

 

MEA weekend will see a busier MSP Airport

What officials call a "multiday passenger spike" is expected this week at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, as travelers take to the skies during the annual MEA conference break for state educators and students. Airport officials say traffic at MSP could be just as busy as popular flying days during the summer and...

 

As traffic fatalities jump in Minnesota, officials tap employers for help

Public safety officials alarmed by the dramatic rise in fatal motor vehicle crashes in Minnesota are turning to employers for help in spreading the word about the need for safe driving. The tactic comes as Minnesota closes in on 400 traffic deaths for the year and is on pace to record its most traffic fatalities since 2007. It...

 

Tim Walz launches campaign for second term as Minnesota governor

Tim Walz launched on Tuesday his campaign for a second term as Minnesota governor, leaning into his administration's response to COVID-19 and focusing his messaging on rebuilding the state from the pandemic's toll. The Democrat will seek re-election next fall alongside Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, after an unprecedented first term...

 

What's behind the worker shortage slowing the economic rebound

Fall was meant to mark the beginning of the end of the labor shortage that has held back the nation's economic recovery. Expanded unemployment benefits were ending. Schools were reopening, freeing up many caregivers. Surely, economists and business owners reasoned, a flood of workers would follow. Instead, the labor force...

 

Dairy Queen goes to court over Blizzard name

A federal judge in St. Paul is hearing arguments this week in a lawsuit by International Dairy Queen Inc. that accuses a Massachusetts company of wrongfully using the "Blizzard" name for bottled spring water and asks for damages. Dairy Queen, based in Bloomington, is suing W.B. Mason Co. of Brockton, Mass., alleging its bottled...

 

Haiti gang seeks $1M each for kidnapped US missionaries

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - A gang that kidnapped 17 members of a U.S.-based missionary group demanded $1 million ransom per person, although authorities were not clear whether that amount included the five children being held, a top Haitian official said Tuesday. The official, who was not authorized to speak to the press, told The...

 

Sen. Tina Smith opposes Minneapolis policing ballot question

.S. Sen. Tina Smith said Tuesday she will vote no on the Minneapolis policing ballot measure dividing prominent Democrats more than a year after the police killing of George Floyd. "After many conversations, I have concluded that Amendment #2 does not address the core public safety challenges we face, and may well move us in...

 

Washington Tribe Waits to Resume Whaling

On Jan. 21, 1855, Makah villages in what is now the northwest coast of Washington made a deal with the U.S. government-a treaty-where tribal representatives ceded the title to 300,000 acres of tribal land to retain certain pre-existing rights into the future. Among them was a right to education, health care, and the explicit...

 

REPORT: Amazon.com partnering with Puyallup Tribe to Build Sorting Center on Tribal Lands near Tacoma, Wash.

TACOMA, Wash.- Global e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. is partnering with the Puyallup Tribe of Indians to open a massive sorting center on tribally owned lands near Tacoma, according to a report in Tribal Business News. The 520,000-square-foot sorting center that's currently being built will employ more than 500 people when...

 

Supreme Court takes up Indian law cases as tribes face new 'unknown'

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The nation's highest court is back in session amid COVID-19 and it's shaping up to be a busy one for tribes and their advocates. In an order list on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court added only two new cases to the docket for its October 2021 term. The action was notable in and of of itself, since both cases...

 

Safe, healthy, affordable housing is essential community infrastructure

f you slip on your boots and take a walk through the remote village of Brevig Mission, you’ll notice 20 homes that were built by the Bering Straits Regional Housing Authority in the 1990s. A few blocks away stand 10 more from the early 2000s. The newest subdivision, built in the last decade, is also the smallest: five modest homes, engineered for maximum economy, around a...

 
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Red Lake Regular School Board Meeting - Wed. Oct. 20, 2021

Red Lake Regular School Board Meeting - Wed. Oct. 20, 2021 3:00 PM - Ponemah School https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vQ1OtZ9zil7XX6tkHBW9UHn4hU5-lOzzMxnT_zmZAl1OxMRZ1UcEYZcl7m3bCk94pkP_hfc1HuVWim5/pub...

 

Pedestrian crashes, fatalities increase during fall months

ST. PAUL, Minn. – More hours of darkness this time of year can contribute to an increased number of crashes between people driving and walking, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation is urging travelers to use caution. October is National Pedestrian Safety Month. Motor vehicle crashes have killed 45 pedestrians in 2021, which is nine more pedestrian deaths than this...

 

Indian Affairs Announces $1.5 Million in 2021 Tribal Tourism Grants Awarded to Tribes, Tribal and Native Hawaiian Orgs

WASHINGTON – Indian Affairs announced today that the Office of Indian Economic Development (OIED) has awarded Tribal Tourism grants totaling $1,512,553 to 18 federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Tribes and Tribal organizations across the country, as well as, in cooperation with Interior’s Office of Native Hawaiian Relations (ONHR) and the National...

 

Agricultural Literacy Grants Available for Education

St. Paul, MN: A public-private partnership between the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC) Foundation is offering grants to K-12 teachers, 4-H, and FFA groups in Minnesota to develop educational experiences around agriculture and food systems education. A total of $5,000 in grants of up to $500 each are available to...

 

New scorecard ranks Minnesota legislators on key climate votes

[ST. PAUL] -- A total of 61 Minnesota state legislators received 100% climate scores and 101 received failing grades in the new Climate Cabinet Scorecard, released statewide today by Climate Cabinet Action in partnership with MN350 Action. The scorecard demonstrates that even as Minnesotans experience warmer winters, record-breaking air pollution from wildfires, more extreme...

 

New Ponemah Ambulance Station Grand Opening held on October 18, 2021 - P2

The new Ponemah Ambulance Station Grand Opening was held on Monday, October 18, 2021 at 1 PM in Ponemah....

 

Red Lake Girl's Volleyball host Bug School; win 4-1 in session - P2

The Red Lake Girl's Volleyball team hosted Bug School on Monday, October 18th, winning 4-1 in the session. The Lady Warriors will be in the 8AA playoffs starting the week of October 25th....

 

Over 12,000 Red Lake Band of Chippewa Members receive American Rescue Plan Disbursement - P3

Over 12,000 Red Lake Band of Chippewa Members received American Rescue Plan Disbursements on October 15, 2021. Tribal members 18 years and over received $3,200 and members 17 and under received $1,600, with an additional $1,600 placed into trust/savings accounts until their 18th birthday. Th checks were scheduled to be mailed...

 

St. Mary's Mission School students visit Fuller Farm Pumpkin Patch - P3

Last week, St. Mary's Mission School students visited the Fuller Farm Pumpkin Patch near Bemidji, Minnesota....

 

Warriors Football Team loses 4th game of season to Menahga 72-0 - P14

The Red Lake Warriors football team hosted Menahga on Friday, October 1, 2021, losing 72-0. The loss sets them back to 0-4 on the season. They had lost to New York Mills 43-0, Red Lake County 42-8 and Lake Park-Audubon 51-0. The Warriors will host Walker-Hackensack-Akeley on Saturday, October 9, travel to Polk County West on...

 

Cass Lake-Bena defeats Lady Warriors in Red Lake, 3-1 - P19

Cass Lake-Bena defeated the Red Lake Lady Warriors on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 3-1. Red Lake Jr. High team won their match 2-0, while the Junior Varsity lost 2-0....

 

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