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Sheriff's report for Aug. 28-Sept. 1; police report for Sept. 1-2
Environmental group holds session about pipeline: Enbridge plans to replace Line 3 that runs through area
A piece of cake: Owner of Rother’s Just Desserts locally designs and bakes cakes (w/ video)
Success series hosted by Toastmasters
‘The Mystery of the Shemitah’ viewing set
TENNIS: Lumberjacks improve to 6-0 on the season
AREA VOLLEYBALL: Drakes and Panthers pick up wins
GIRLS SOCCER: Spuds take down Jacks
BOYS SOCCER: Bemidji dominates Detroit Lakes
SWIMMING AND DIVING: Brainerd beats Bemidji in dual meet
Douglas William Needham
Pamela J. Homola
Richard Allen Baird
Scotty Allison: More than 3,600 veterans call Beltrami County home
MASTER GARDENERS: Time for some work, and for some reflection
Cyndi Fenske: School is back and the library is the place to be
John Eggers: Simon’s summer vacation report
NORTHLAND STARGAZING: Algol, planets, and Aldebaran eclipsed
PIONEER PREVIEWS: The wild West and so much more for the arts scene
Art briefs - Sunday Aug. 30
Art briefs 8-23
PIONEER PREVIEWS: Arts scene ramps up as BSU returns
Ada, Minn., woman says Trump was "pretty nice" during NYC jury duty
Blane Klemek: Some thoughts on great gray owls
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Roller coaster weather continues
Man admits to poaching multiple deer at wildlife refuge
Blane Klemek: No duck sounds quite like the ruddy duck
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Catch should be picking up soon
Susan Stamper Brown: Immigration and the Bible
Dick Polman: Will Biden ‘feel the tingle?’
Joe Guzzardi: American worker besieged from all sides
Tina Dupuy: Josh Duggar and the end of the anti-gay crusaders
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Clinic workers, facility receive praise
August 29, 2015
Economic development summit to be held at Red Lake
BEMIDJI—Minnesota's three largest American Indian tribes—Red Lake, White Earth and Leech Lake—will hold its regularly scheduled Economic Development Summit on Sept. 21-23 at the Seven Clans Casino and Event Center in Red Lake. The goal is to better develop business...
August 29, 2015 - 3:39pm
August 28, 2015
PREP FOOTBALL: Drakes dominate, beat Red Lake 53-20
RED LAKE — Senior Mason Frenzel scored the final touchdown on Friday evening to put a nice cap on the Blackduck High School football team’s...
August 28, 2015 - 11:34pm
August 27, 2015
PREP FOOTBALL: Bagley, Clearbrook-Gonvick, Kelliher/Northome look to start 2-0
Bagley is one of three area teams to start the prep football season on the right foot with a victory, handily beating Badger/Greenbush-Middle River. Junior quarterback Ty Rolfson led the Flyers (1-0) in their no-huddle offense on Monday night, going 5-for-9 in passing for 70 yards...
August 27, 2015 - 10:21pm
August 21, 2015
PREP FOOTBALL: Area teams start season with some unfamiliar foes
It’s a little early — technically still the summertime — but the area boys of fall return to the gridiron today, facing the challenges...
August 21, 2015 - 10:19pm
Red Lake certifies results in casino alcohol sale vote
RED LAKE—Preliminary results in Wednesday's referendum vote on alcohol sales at casinos on the Red Lake Indian Reservation were certified Thursday. The decision stands: Alcohol will not be sold at the Seven Clans Casinos in Thief River Falls or Warroad. The vote was for those...
August 21, 2015 - 10:12am
August 19, 2015
Majority of Red Lake Nation members vote no to alcohol sales at Seven Clans Casinos; No votes ahead by 136
RED LAKE -- Alcohol will not be allowed at Seven Clans Casinos. Band members cast their votes in a mandatory referendum vote this week, deciding if alcohol would be permitted on at the Seven Clans Casinos in Warroad and Thief River Falls. In a 975 to 839 vote, the majority, 53.75...
August 19, 2015 - 9:46pm
August 17, 2015
Migizi has landed: Red Lake Nation College, Capitol buildings, veterans memorial blessed by eagle viewing (video/photo gallery)
RED LAKE -- A young migizi swooped between two giant eagle-adorned buildings dedicated as the new tribal government center and college in Red...
August 17, 2015 - 8:53pm
August 10, 2015
Beltrami County deputy in stable condition after being struck by vehicle: Red Lake man scheduled to appear in court Tuesday
BEMIDJI—A Beltrami County Deputy is in stable condition after he was struck by a vehicle during a pursuit Friday from the Red Lake Indian...
August 10, 2015 - 8:45pm
Pack up the van, Rez Comedians are headed to Hollywood: Kickstarter campaign reaches $10K goal
BEMIDJI—Persistence has paid off for Rez Reporter Rob Fairbanks and Jon "Jonny R" Roberts. After one Kickstarter campaign fell through,...
August 10, 2015 - 9:39am
August 4, 2015
Two-day detour on Highway 2 next week
BEMIDJI -- Motorists on U.S. Highway 2 will experience a two-day detour west of Bemidji as crews continue construction of the state Highway 89 overpass. The detour is expected to begin Tuesday and run through Thursday, weather permitting. The exact timing of the detour is contingent...
News / local
August 4, 2015 - 7:55pm
August 1, 2015
Spirit Run finishes at Celebration of Sobriety Powwow: Runners completed 4-day relay in honor of healthy living
SAWYER—Runners from the Red Lake and Leech Lake Indian Reservations finished the 19th annual Anishinaabe Spiritual Run for Sobriety on Saturday at the Fond du Lac Mash-ka-wisen Powwow Grounds in Sawyer. The event, created to celebrate sobriety and healthy living, is planned...
News / region
August 1, 2015 - 11:23pm
July 29, 2015
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...
July 29, 2015 - 10:37pm
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...
July 29, 2015 - 10:12pm
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...
July 29, 2015 - 3:41pm
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