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News Briefs - Friday, Aug. 16

State of the Band address set

CASS LAKE-- The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe will host a State of the Band address at noon Aug. 22 at the Northern Lights Casino convention hall.

Information booths, a lunch buffet, door prizes, color guard and drum groups will be set up.

Chairwoman Carri Jones will give the keynote address.

The address will be simulcast on the Leech Lake Band's radio station, KOJB 90.1 FM.

For questions, call 335-8200.

Suicide prevention event planned

BEMIDJI-- The Beltrami Area Suicide Prevention Program and the Headwaters Alliance for Suicide Prevention will hold the 7th Annual Run/Walk/Skate 9 a.m. Sept. 14 at the Sanford Center.

The event will be held in honor of suicide prevention week, which is Sept. 8-14.

Register online at http://runwalkskate.zapevent. More information and mail-in registration forms and pledge forms are available at Same day registration will be held 8 to 9 a.m. the morning of the race.

Registration costs $15 before Sept.3 and $20 after.