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BP: Trading up: Red Lake Nation opens long-awaited trading post


August 7, 2019

Cutting the ribbon, from left, are longtime Red Lake Trading Post employees: Jane Tarnow, John Needham, Debbi Chaboyea and Roberta Johnson, during a blessing ceremony of the new Red Lake Trading Post on Tuesday. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)

RED LAKE - With the promise of providing more options for the local community, the Red Lake Trading Post is on the cusp of opening, completing a process years in the making.

Dozens of people filed into the multi-purpose store for a blessing ceremony Tuesday afternoon in anticipation of the store's opening this weekend. The Red Lake Trading Post will replace the smaller Red Lake Foods, which is located right next to the new building.

Red Lake Tribal Chairman Darrell Seki, Sr., speaks at the blessing ceremony on Tuesday for the new Red Lake Trading Post. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)


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