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Sculpture tour’s success in Stillwater prompts expansion for next year
Mall of America’s black Santa calls Minnesota ‘nice,’ despite naughty trolls
Woman, five children rescued from burning home
Goodman retirement celebration
COLLEGE HOCKEY: Freshman Radke a 'sparkplug' for BSU women
GIRLS HOCKEY: Despite solid effort from 8th-grade goalie Kimble, BHS falls to GRG
COLLEGE HOCKEY: Defense still strong, but BSU men want more offense
BOY'S HOCKEY: Duluth East edges Bemidji, 2-1
WRESTLING: Bemidji falls to Perham, Thief River Falls
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PRIME TIME: ‘LAWKI,’ or Life As We Know It
After offending American Indians, Ralphie May backs Standing Rock
Chorale to bring 'Peace' to Bemidji
Art classes scheduled
PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Winter here, ice fishing will start soon
Where to fish when the lakes freeze: Numerous destinations within a few hours’ drive
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
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Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
PRIME TIME: Traveling through the landscapes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We deserve respectable representation in government
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Country deserves better from its president
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let’s restore integrity to election process
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Perseverance pays off
September 20, 2016
Red Lake to build new chemical dependency treatment center
BEMIDJI—The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians nearly $13 million of funding to be used for four tribal projects, including a new chemical dependency treatment center. According to a USDA news release, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture...
September 20, 2016 - 1:22pm
April 21, 2016
Northern Indigenous Games to be held at BSU this weekend
BEMIDJI—BSU will be hosting the Northern Indigenous Games tonight through Sunday. A film screening will be 5 to 9 p.m. tonight featuring Brown University doctoral student, filmmaker and former NJCAA National Cross Country Champion Angelo Baca (Navajo/Hopi). The event will be...
April 21, 2016 - 6:35pm
November 19, 2015
Ponemah man convicted of sexual abuse
BEMIDJI—A Ponemah man was convicted Thursday in federal court of aggravated sexual abuse from a March incident on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. Dana Lee Cobenais, 23, was convicted after a three-day trial before Senior U.S. District Judge Richard Kyle, according to a release...
November 19, 2015 - 8:52pm
October 22, 2015
Red Lake council announces $250 trust fund distribution
The Red Lake Tribal Council has approved a $250 payment distribution for the enrolled membership of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians from the Trust Fund Account. The check distribution will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 12 for on-reservation members only. All off-reservation member...
October 22, 2015 - 6:34pm
July 21, 2015
You say Ponemah, I say Obaashiing: Elders teach youth at Ojibwe Language and Culture Camp
PONEMAH—Obaashiing has long been renowned as the home of the Ojibwe language.
July 21, 2015 - 9:34pm
Ponemah students learn about wood duck
Nearly 30 students from Ponemah School recently had the opportunity to learn about the wood duck, as part of their summer school program. The...
June 21, 2015 - 12:27am
December 3, 2014
Man receives four-year sentence in strangulation case
BEMIDJI -- A Ponemah man was sentenced Tuesday in Duluth to four years in prison for strangling following an assault on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. According to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Terry Iceman was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison following his...
December 3, 2014 - 5:14pm
Ponemah man sentenced to 10 years in strangulation case
BEMIDJI -- A Ponemah man was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Minneapolis to 10 years in prison for a March strangulation assault. Kyle Martin, 25, pleaded guilty on Aug. 20 to one count of strangulation, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Minneapolis. According...
December 3, 2014 - 4:44pm
May 22, 2014
Red Lake spiritual adviser dies
RED LAKE -- The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians is mourning the loss of one of its spiritual advisers. Lawrence Edward Stillday Sr., “Chima’iingan,” died Tuesday at his home in Ponemah. Stillday, 70, worked for Red Lake Chemical Health for 14 years. Stillday was a Vietnam...
May 22, 2014 - 6:11pm
September 2, 2013
Powwow in Ponemah
Pictures from the Powwow in Ponemah on Sunday.
September 2, 2013 - 10:58pm
August 21, 2013
UPDATED: High-speed chase involving stolen vehicle ends north of Ponemah; suspect still being sought
BEMIDJI -- A 55-mile chase that saw speeds in excess of 100 mph ended with the abandonment of the stolen vehicle pursued by police, and its driver fleeing on foot into a wooded area north of Ponemah. Edwin Lee Johnson, 41, of Bemidji, is being sought by Red Lake Tribal Police...
August 21, 2013 - 2:50pm
April 30, 2013
Ponemah man pleads to involuntary manslaughter
ST. PAUL — A Red Lake man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to one count of involuntary manslaughter for striking a pedestrian with his vehicle while intoxicated in August of last year. Gordon Dean Johnson, 46, of Ponemah, admitted in his plea agreement that Kaishauna Thunder...
April 30, 2013 - 3:29pm
January 10, 2013
Feds file charges in death of 17-year-old Redby girl
PONEMAH – A 46-year-old Ponemah man faces a federal charge of involuntary manslaughter for a death last summer on the Red Lake Indian Reservation, according to papers unsealed Thursday in federal court. Gordon Dean Johnson faces the charge for the Aug. 19, 2012, death of 17-year-old...
January 10, 2013 - 4:44pm
December 12, 2012
Ponemah man receives 41 months in prison for assault
MINNEAPOLIS – A 22-year-old Ponemah man was sentenced Wednesday for stabbing another man while on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. Randall Dean Jones was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard Kyle to 41 months in federal prison for one count of assault with a dangerous weapon,...
December 12, 2012 - 11:23am
October 16, 2012
Attempted officer stabbing lands man 20-year sentence
BEMIDJI – A Ponemah man accused of trying to stab two local police officers was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison. Curtis Jay French, 26, of Ponemah, was sentenced by Beltrami County District Judge Shari Schluchter for two counts of felony use of a deadly force against a peace...
October 16, 2012 - 5:19pm