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Articles from the October 18, 2021 edition

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Leon "Lee" Cook

Leon "Lee" Cook July 30, 1939 - October 13, 2021 Leon "Lee" Cook (Waase Waagosh - "Shining Fox") was born in 1939 in Red Lake, MN on the Red Lake Indian Reservation to proud parents, Rose and Frederick Cook. After attending St. Mary's Mission School, Lee attended and was the first Red Laker to graduate from both St. John's...

 

Debra Marie (Manidoo Ikwe) Smith

Debra Marie (Manidoo Ikwe) Smith November 9, 1955 ~ October 12, 2021 (age 65) Debra Marie (Manidoo Ikwe) Smith, 65, of Duluth, died Tuesday October 12th at Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center with her husband Ed Smith by her side. She died of complications due to COVID-19. She was born November 9th, 1955 to Leonard Wayne...

 

Robert Day Whipple

Robert Day Whipple April 6, 1951 ~ October 13, 2021 (age 70) Robert Day Whipple, 70, "Waabashkimi-gizii" which means "White Eagle" of Cass Lake, Minnesota began his spiritual journey on Wednesday, October 13th, 2021, from the Sanford Hospital in Bemidji, MN. Robert was born in Cass Lake, MN on April 6, 1951, to George Whipple...

 

1 dead in fiery crash at new 35W Metro Transit station

One person was killed Saturday night in a fiery one-vehicle crash at a new Metro Transit station at northbound Interstate 35W and Lake Street. State patrol initially reported two deaths, but officials confirmed Sunday that the driver was the only occupant of the vehicle who died in the crash. No other injuries were reported. A...

 

Railroad venture significantly increasing number of oil trains running through Minnesota

A new Canadian railroad venture is sparking a significant increase of 15 to 20 oil trains that run through Minnesota each month. Canadian Pacific Railway's specialized new Canadian crude cargoes run on its main line, which bisects the Twin Cities. And the Canadian rail giant's recent deal to purchase a major U.S. railroad will...

 

Nearly all Minn. farmers white, and change doesn't come easy

RUTLEDGE, Minn. - Two Pine County farms, less than 40 miles apart as the crow flies, are on opposite sides of a debate over racial discrimination in U.S. agriculture that's flaring anew but has deep roots in the nation's history. Outside the small town of Rutledge, Harold Robinson and Angela Dawson joined Minnesota's tiny...

 

Vikings win another one down to the wire, 34-28 over Carolina in overtime

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - For the fourth time in six weeks, the Vikings needed Kirk Cousins to put them in position for a game-tying or game-winning field goal at the end of the fourth quarter. The fact Greg Joseph missed as time ran out in regulation on Sunday didn't matter. Cousins drove the Vikings downfield for a game-winning score...

 

Minnesota employers hire IT apprentices to boost minority ranks of skilled workforce

Apprenticeships aren't just for manufacturing and other blue-collar jobs anymore. A several-year-old apprenticeship movement, most recently in information technology, has rooted among Twin Cities employment-trainers and business partners that are rebounding from the pandemic and recession. This has led to accelerated hiring of...

 

Mille Lacs Band launches Ojibwe-language books

MILLE LACS RESERVATION – Near the end of her life, Lucy Clark felt a sense of melancholy. "She was sad," said her grandson, Steve Premo, "because she couldn't hear the song of the language." Native Indian languages were suppressed for generations in Minnesota and elsewhere, to the point that fewer than 25 "first speakers" -...

 

Haitian gang with past abductions blamed for kidnapping U.S. missionaries

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - A notorious Haitian gang known for brazen kidnappings and killings was accused by police Sunday of abducting 17 missionaries from a U.S.-based organization. Five children were believed to be among those kidnapped, including a 2-year-old. The 400 Mawozo gang kidnapped the group in Ganthier, a community...

 

Minnesota Line 3 critics travel to Washington

Line 3 opponents took their case against the controversial newly built pipeline to Washington last week, focusing on Democratic President Joe Biden during his first year in office. A show of strength to demonstrate continued opposition to Line 3 came Tuesday near a popular area in the nation's capital, at an event that included...

 

Police: 1 deputy killed, 2 wounded in ambush at Houston bar

HOUSTON - A man with an AR-15-style rifle ambushed three constable deputies outside a Houston bar early Saturday, killing one and leaving two others wounded, authorities in Texas said. Authorities detained one person near the scene but he is not believed to be the shooter, according to the Houston Police Department which is...

 

Leech Lake Nation acquires Teal's Market in Cass Lake

CASS LAKE -- The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe announced on Friday their venture into the food retail industry with the purchase of Teal's Market located in Cass Lake. Leech Lake Market is anticipated to take over operations on Thursday, Oct. 21, and will feature the same fresh meats and produce, wide ranges of quality groceries with competitive pricing, a bakery, walk-up deli and...

 

For the cities along Line 3, the pipeline workers brought a welcome boom, while it lasted

On a recent weekday, the city’s main street was quiet. Some cars were parked in front of the post office and around the corner by the meat market. In the kitchen of the Corner Store and Restaurant on Highway 371, cooks load plates of fried eggs and hash browns for a handful of diners. It’s a very different scene from earlier this year, during the Line 3 pipeline...

 

Enbridge misses aquifer cleanup deadline

Enbridge has missed a deadline to fix an aquifer breach near Clearbrook, Minn. The company had until Oct. 15 to stop the unauthorized flow of groundwater that occurred when Line 3 construction crews pierced the aquifer near the Clearbrook Terminal in late January. The breach resulted in millions of gallons of groundwater...

 

Monoclonal antibodies help patients fight COVID-19

BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A one-time infusion treatment is helping patients showing symptoms of COVID-19 avoid severe complications, hospitalization and the need for supplemental oxygen, according to Heather Czywczynski, a nurse practitioner at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center. Her facility alone has given more than 700 infusions of...

 

President Biden's Executive Order on Indian Education is a Big Deal

Guest Opinion. This past week was significant with the first Presidential Proclamation establishing Indigenous Peoples' Day on Monday ~ October 11, 2021. This news unfortunately eclipsed another major policy announcement by President Biden in the form of an Executive Order on Indian Education which is framed as follows: It is...

 

Distance doesn't have to become isolation for Indigenous elders

Call grandma. That’s Larry’s Curley’s message. So I did. It went something like this: “Grandma, it’s Shaun. How are you?” “Hi babba! I’m great, how are you? How is your mom?” We went back and forth a good half hour, catching up on family business and chatting a little football before she had to leave for an appointment. We hadn’t spoken in a few weeks. I...

 

Leech Lake Announces Acquisition of Teal's Market in Cass Lake

CASS LAKE, MN- After several months of negotiation with the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, Teal's Market has publicly announced the sale of their Cass Lake location to the tribe. The store will be rebranded as "Leech Lake Market" and reopen under the new ownership on Friday, October 22, 2021. "Our family has been part of the Cass La...

 

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

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

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

 

St Mary's Elementary Students visit Red Lake Fire Department - P2

On Monday October 11th, 2021, St. Mary's Mission School students in grades PK-2nd went for a visit to the Red Lake Fire Department....

 

Warriors Football Team loses 4th game of season to Menahga 72-0 - P12

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 - P17

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....

 

Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow 2021: Saturday Afternoon Session - P29

Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow 2021: Saturday Afternoon 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...

 

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