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Wrong bus drop off leads to investigation: School bus driver let off 6-year-old at wrong stop; child left alone
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Crime report for Mar. 12-13
Daily arrests for Mar. 12-13
Investigation on-going in Red Lake councilman’s death
MEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers open WCHA playoffs at top-seeded Ferris State
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Lutes named all-Central region
Boys basketball: Red Lake falls to Maranatha in state Class A quarterfinals
PREP BASKETBALL: Pressure defense has powered Red Lake’s late-season win streak; return to state
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Clearbrook-Gonvick upsets Red Lake 70-66
Kaitlyn Marie Brown
Pete P. Mistic Jr.
Anthony Lee Fairbanks
Jane Ann Johnson
‘Fargo’ brings crime to Bemidji, eh?
Arts Briefs for March 9, 2014
Pioneer Previews: Bohemia on tap at First Lutheran
It’s music for Mike: Longtime Bemidji resident, teacher, performer, now brings his talents to promoting, producing shows
Arts of the Anishinaabe: Exhibit opens at Watermark Art Center
Perfect day for fishing
DNR, MDHA host deer listening session at Bemidji High School
Paul Nelson: Spring meltdown has begun on Bemidji area lakes
Decision on sulfate wild rice limit, and where it will be enforced, could be year away
Blane Klemek: Watch out for those Northern flying squirrels
Jim Hightower: The corporate land of Oz
Byron York: Christie avoids hard truths in speech to conservatives
Jason Stanford: GOP goes nuclear
Letter to editor on biodiesel was unfounded
Letter: Reflect on the liberties we Americans enjoy
Wally Peck/Master Gardener: Wood ashes for the garden
Missy Thomas: Caregiving: When to call for help
Arland O. Fiske: The historic Tingvoll church in western Norway
Art Lee: Snowbirds talk snow to southern disbelievers
Sue Bruns: Word play: Ever get your merds wixed up? I mean, words mixed up?
November 8, 2013
Local Indian leaders oppose ‘Redskins’ name as AIM leads protest in Minneapolis
BEMIDJI — As the American Indian Movement demonstrated Thursday evening in downtown Minneapolis against the Washington Redskins’ nickname...
November 8, 2013 - 12:20am
June 17, 2013
American Indian communities receive housing grants
BEMIDJI — Area American Indian communities will benefit from federal grants aimed at providing affordable housing. The funds were provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Indian Housing Block Grant Program and can be used for a variety of housing...
news / local
June 17, 2013 - 5:31pm
May 15, 2013
Quirk in health law may affect some American Indians in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A wrinkle in the federal Affordable Care Act that could affect tens of thousands of people who consider themselves Native Americans nationwide isn't expected to hit many in Minnesota. People who identify as Native Americans must be a member of a federally...
news / region
May 15, 2013 - 1:02pm
February 28, 2013
American Indians must apply for share of settlement today
On the Mille Lacs Indian Reservation — Today is the deadline for American Indians and their descendants to take part in a $3.4 billion settlement with the federal government over the mismanagement of Indian land and money. In Minnesota, the settlement will distribute $57 million...
February 28, 2013 - 10:19pm
January 5, 2013
Sanford aims to improve American Indian health care
BEMIDJI – A patient is best served when she has a team of medical staff working in tandem to address all of her medical needs, says Dr. Valerie...
news / local
January 5, 2013 - 10:19pm
December 11, 2012
Winona LaDuke: Recovering from election drama
We just saw some $6 billion spent on the most expensive election in history. I’ve recovered from the drama, and I am trying to get my head straight. I thought I’d take this time to share some thoughts. After all, I certainly know what losing a national election is like … maybe...
opinion / commentary
December 11, 2012 - 12:13am
November 29, 2012
Native Nation Rebuilders named
BEMIDJI – Darrell Kingbird of the Red Lake Nation and Melinda Iverson of the White Earth Nation are among 17 individuals named to the fourth cohort of the Bush Foundation’s Native Nation Rebuilders Program. The five men and 12 women named to the program have experience in fields...
news / local
November 29, 2012 - 2:44am
November 28, 2012
Indian lawsuit ends, disbursements to begin by end of year
By MATT VOLZ, Associated Press HELENA, Mont. – After nearly 17 years of courtroom arguments, congressional negotiations and Indian Country bickering, hundreds of thousands of Native Americans could see the first payments of a $3.4 billion U.S. government settlement by the end of...
November 28, 2012 - 12:00am
October 26, 2012
Some question tribal ID usability under amendment
BEMIDJI – In 2004, a massive “get out the vote” campaign was aimed at encouraging American Indians to get to the polls across a handful of states. In Minnesota, voter turnout on reservations increased by nearly 20 percentage points from the 2000 election. The report stemming...
news / local
October 26, 2012 - 12:04am
October 17, 2012
Leech Lake Tribal College: Student talks to Franken about awareness for American Indian history, cultural trauma
As Tim Goodman lay in the hospital recovering from a gunshot, he pledged to make significant changes in his life. “I knew right then and there...
news / education
October 17, 2012 - 11:02pm