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19th Annual Anishinabe Spiritual Run started in Redby

Spiritual Run for sobriety begins in Red Lake

REDBY—Rain drops sprinkled down from an overcast sky as runners trickled in Wednesday morning for the 19th annual Annishinaabe Spiritual Run in Redby. A group of about 50 people launched a four-day relay trek across northern Minnesota to celebrate sobriety and wellbeing. Some of the runners would stop after the five-mile fun walk/run from Redby to Red Lake—others would go the 200-mile distance. "I've gone all the way many times," said Floyd...

19th Annual Anishinabe Spiritual Run started in Redby

REDBY, MN - The 19th Annual Anishinabe Spiritual Run began at about 10 AM at the Half Way House in Redby on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 with a pipe ceremony. This run would continue for four days, ending on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at the Mashkawizin Pow Wow Grounds in Fon du...

Red Lake Juvenile Center hosts 3rd of Four District meetings in July in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK DISTRICT - The Red Lake Juvenile Center hosted the third of four District meetings on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at the Little Rock Community Community Center. Labeled as The Children's Healing Center (Abinoojiiyag Noojimoo Wigamig), these community meetings were set up as informational meetings in all districts to introduce the new program to the Reservation, and gain new ideas and...

Red Lake Band to vote on alcohol sales at casino properties

RED LAKE—Banning of alcohol at two of Red Lake's Seven Clans Casinos could be lifted pending the outcome of a mandatory referendum vote on Aug. 19. Red Lake Tribal Secretary Donald Cook Sr. announced Friday members of the Red Lake Nation will be voting on the sale of alcoholic beverages at the Thief River Falls and Warroad casino locations. "This shall not include any part of the diminished reservation," Cook said in a release. "Therefore,...

'We're just trying to make our communities better': Mural depicts an 1890 pioneer family meeting a Native American family

BEMIDJI -- Bringing cultures together is emphasis for Patrick Desjarlait Sr.’s drawing. A ribbon cutting ceremony to announce the mounting of a mural made from Desjarlait’s original drawing took place Wednesday at the Beltrami County Fair. “We’re just trying to make our communities better, and the only way we’re going to do that is to work with each other,” Desjarlait said. He said the idea came from Paul Hokuf, who is the Secretary...

Red Lake Juvenile Center hosts 2nd of Four District meetings in July in Redby - P2

REDBY, MN - The Red Lake Juvenile Center hosted the second of four District meetings on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at the Redby Community Center. Labeled as The Children's Healing Center (Abinoojiiyag Noojimoo Wigamig), these community meetings were set up as informational meetings in all districts to introduce the new program to the Reservation, and gain new ideas and insight from community members. ...

Cass Lake man pleads guilty to felony drug charge

John Wilke, 64, is charged with two counts of felony third-degree drug possession in a public housing zone, and two counts of fifth-degree drug possession. He pleaded guilty to one fifth-degree count Thursday. Wilke was arrested with Terri Frazer, 54, and Ida Beaulieu, 29, after a search warrant was served on April 21 at a Cass Lake residence. Law enforcement found methamphetamine, prescription pills and drug paraphernalia inside the residence....

Rez rappers to host Motherland Block Party Thursday

RED LAKE—Rapper. Hip-hop artist. Community activist. Three Red Lake men who identify with all three titles are bringing their beats to the first Motherland Block Party on Thursday in Red Lake. Elwyn "Junior" Jourdain Jr., Thomas "Thomas X" Barrett and Sheldon "Baby Shel" Cook share stories of rez life through their raps as solo artists with Rez Rap Records. The three recognized a need to promote the positive side of living on the Red Lake...

Red Lake Juvenile Center hosts 1st of 4 District meetings in July - P3

RED LAKE, MN - The Red Lake Juvenile Center hosted the first of four District meetings on Monday, July 27, 2015 at the Red Lake Humanities Center. Labeled as The Children's Healing Center (Abinoojiiyag Noojimoo Wigamig), these community meetings were set up as informational meetings in all districts to introduce the new program to the Reservation, and gain new ideas and insight from community...

Ojibwe Language & Culture Camp of July 21-23, 2015 - P4

The Annual Ojibwe Language & Culture Camp of July 21-23, 2015 held at the Ponemah Round House. More than 130 kids, elders, staff and parents took part in all three days of this...

Youth Softball League Action in Redby - P7

Youth Softball League action in Redby on Monday, July 21,...

Co-Ed Softball Tournament Action in Red Lake - P9

A Co-Ed Softball Tournament was held in Red Lake on Friday, July 17,...

Old and reliable: Average US vehicle is now 11.5 years old, according to new report

DETROIT — In the age of Apple's CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks. The average vehicle in the U.S. is now a record 11.5 years old, according to consulting firm IHS Automotive, a sign of the increased reliability of today's vehicles and the lingering impact of the sharp drop in new car sales during the recession. Drivers behind the wheel of older cars aren't enjoying some of the latest advanced safety features or...

Indian tribes set to begin marijuana sales

“The fact that we are first doesn’t scare us,” said tribal president Anthony “Tony” Reider, 38, who’s led the tribe for nearly five years. “The Department of Justice gave us the go-ahead, similar to what they did with the states, so we’re comfortable going with it.” The tribe plans to sell 60 strains of marijuana. Reider is hoping for a flock of visitors, predicting that sales could bring in as much as $2 million per month....

Special legislative session likely as Gov. Mark Dayton seeks to address walleye shortage at Lake Mille Lacs

Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday he expects to call a special legislative session for lawmakers to help businesses on Lake Mille Lacs that are struggling due to the decline of walleye fishing. The lake’s walleye season could come to an abrupt halt in early August — months before the traditional close. The Department of Natural Resources likely will be forced to act because the limit on the sport fishing harvest could be reached at the end of...

Fallin's daughter to move trailer off mansion grounds

Gov. Mary Fallin's daughter, Christina, who has been living out of a trailer parked on the grounds of the governor's mansion, will move the vehicle after discovering the arrangement violates a code. While city codes don't apply to the mansion grounds, a code maintained by a state commission is apparently being broken. The Oklahoman reported Sunday that the governor's 28-year-old daughter had been staying in the trailer since April and that...

Former Chippewa Cree Tribal Chairman sentenced to prison

GREAT FALLS - Former Chippewa Cree Tribal Chairman John Chance Houle, 51, of Box Elder, was sentenced to 68 months in prison, $646,456 in restitution, three years of supervised release Wednesday. Houle appeared before U.S. District Judge Brian Morris in Great Falls to receive the sentence. In December of last year, Houle pleaded guilty to accepting kick-back payments from Hunter Burns Construction and Dr. James Eastlick in exchange for...

Leech Lake Tribal College Enrollment Extravaganza - Monday , August 17th from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Leech Lake Tribal College will be having an Enrollment Extravaganza on : Monday , August 17th from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM under the tent at the Leech Lake Tribal College 6945 Little Wolf Rd. NW , Cass Lake with live music by the Occasionals . A free picnic lunch will be offered as well as fun games for the children . Students will be able to visit with our instructors to learn about the degrees which LLTC offers . There will be opportunity to...

Counterpoint: If it can happen to Mille Lacs ...

Commendably, the Star Tribune’s July 26 editorial (“Rescue plan needed for suffering Mille Lacs”) attempted to put fair and reasonable context around the unsettling news that one of Minnesota’s most popular lakes is suffering to the extent that fishing for the prized walleye will almost certainly be banned for the rest of the year. Unfortunately, earlier reporting and a column by outdoors writer Dennis Anderson (“Why Mille Lacs...

 
 
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