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As violence continues to flare in Baghdad and other areas of Iraq, Minnesota's 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division is counting accomplishments in rebuilding the south central region of the country. "Where the Red Bull Brigade is operating, there's a lot of success," said Maj.
RED LAKE -- Students can memorize math basics and ace tests, but a higher goal is for them to understand the concepts and their practical applications. With this in mind, teachers from all five schools on the Red Lake Reservation -- Red Lake High School, Red Lake Middle School, Red Lake Elementary School, Ponemah School and St.
CASS LAKE -- Molly Gehrke Norenberg grew up with 10 motorcycle enthusiast brothers and a father who rode a Pierce Arrow and Harley-Davidsons. So, it was natural for her to hop on a motorcycle herself when she was a girl. But during the 1930s women motorcycle riders were an unusual sight. Norenberg said her brothers bought a used Harley and she decided one day that she would teach herself to ride it. "I asked my brothers how do you start it, but I asked them first how do you stop it," she said. "When I worked for the forestry, that was my outfit to get to work and go home. I liked it.
Jake Sand played well in the 12th annual Lumberjack Scramble golf tournament on Friday. That shouldn't be surprising. because Sand, 25, is a golf professional at Desert Mountain Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. But considering he is four months into recovery from a massive closed head trauma, he knows he is fortunate to have not just his game, but also his life back. "I've always put things in perspective," Sand said.
The Red Lake Nation and National Wildlife Federation have formed a partnership focused on balancing ecological science, traditional culture and economic sustainability of the tribe's wildlife resources. In a report published Thursday by NWF at nwf.org/news, the member-supported wildlife advocacy and educational organization said the band "serves as a model for managing tribal, private and public lands across the nation." NWF Tribal Lands Director Steve Torbit said they are a great example of how fish and wildlife resources can be protected and used to enhance the economy.
Families of victims of the 2005 Red Lake shootings are a step closer to receiving settlement money. The 21 families settled a lawsuit last month against the Red Lake School District for $1 million. The agreement was subject to court approval. Beltrami County District Judge Paul Benshoof signed a settlement agreement on Wednesday afternoon in Beltrami County District Court. Philip Sieff of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi law firm of Minneapolis and Mark Rodgers of Rodgers Law Office in Bemidji represented the families during Wednesday's hearing.
RED LAKE -- Citing hearsay evidence, lack of general election board authority to call for a runoff and the need to move on and focus on tribal needs, the Red Lake Tribal Council voted 7-2 Tuesday to certify Chairman-elect Floyd "Buck" Jourdain as the winner of the July 19 election. Following three hours of testimony from tribal members in the Humanities Center filled to capacity, Hereditary Chief James Loud swore Jourdain in as chairman for the next four years. Jourdain in turn swore in Secretary Kathryn "Jody" Beaulieu, who displayed the golden eagle feather headdress that was a gift to her
The Beltrami County Historical Society will celebrate the fifth annual Depot Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave. N.W. "Depot Day is a way of honoring this grand old depot," said Wanda Hoyum, Historical Society executive director. "And it's a way to teach history and have fun while you're doing it." The celebration will feature traditional demonstrations, as well as the new exhibit of Paddle, Ride and Fly." Boyd Ferrell will return to demonstrate telegraphy throughout the day, and the Go & Whoa Harness Club will provide wagon rides from 11 a.m.
RED LAKE -- Citing hearsay evidence, lack of general election board authority to call for a runoff and the need to move on and focus on tribal needs, the Red Lake Tribal Council voted 7-2 Tuesday to certify Chairman-elect Floyd "Buck" Jourdain as the winner of the July 19 election. Following three hours of testimony and discussion, Hereditary Chief James Loud swore Jourdain in as chairman for the next four years. Jourdain won the election with 1,724 votes to former Red Lake Nation Secretary Judy Roy's 1,653.
Paul Bengtson always wanted to see the deserts of the American Southwest wearing their springtime blooms. Last March, the Bemidji man set out to accomplish that goal on his bicycle with a ride across the United States from Carlsbad, Calif., to St. Simon's Island, Ga. In between, he pedaled 1,500,900 revolutions in 172 hours on his bike, covering 2,550 miles. "The ride was the biblical 40 days and 40 nights," Bengtson said. Bengtson took a north-south ride from California to Canada in 2004, and last fall, he bicycled from Stillwater, Minn., to Memphis, Tenn.