Pioneer Staff Report
RED LAKE -- Incumbent Red Lake Tribal Chairman Darrell Seki, Sr., will face off against former chairman Floyd “Buck” Jourdain on Wednesday in the Red Lake Nation runoff election. Runoff elections are held if a candidate for office fails to secure more than 50 percent of the vote in the general election, which was held May 16.
RED LAKE—Red Lake police seized heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana and fentanyl in two separate drug busts in the past week. Officers found and seized 13 grams of a heroin/fentanyl mixture and three grams of meth during a Thursday, July 12, arrest in the reservation's West Barton area. According to a news release, officers were traveling through the area and noticed people trying to get inside a house through its windows.
BEMIDJI -- Harmony Natural Foods Co-op will host its Summer Family Festival from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 27. The family focused block party will include a bounce house, family games, live music, a community meal, children’s crafts and more, according to a press release. The proceeds from the freewill donation will go toward Headwaters Music and Arts. Harmony Natural Foods Co-op is located at 302 Irvine Ave. NW.
BEMIDJI -- The Mississippi Headwaters Audubon Society will hold its annual meeting and potluck at the Neilson Spearhead Center on Sunday, July 29. It will include an afternoon walk at 3 p.m., a social at 4:30 p.m., and a BBQ meal at 5 p.m. The Minnesota Audubon Society, Leech Lake Tribal Extension will give presentations at 6 p.m. on the latest conservation and outreach activities in northern Minnesota. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.spearheadMHAS.org .
BEMIDJI -- Headwaters Regional Development Commission host a homebuyer education workshop from 5 to 9 p.m. July 23-24. The Home Stretch workshop provides potential homebuyers with the information they need to make the process less stressful, a press release said. Local experts will present on topics like improving credit, mortgage products, shopping for a home, and more. The class is designed for buyers in any stage of the process.
BEMIDJI—Here's a look at events planned at Lake Bemidji State Park this week. Thursday • Story "Bike" Trail: 10 a.m. to noon. If you enjoy biking along beautiful trails, but need the occasional break, head down the Story "Bike" Trail. Along the way, you'll find pages of a story book where you can stop to read and rest, enjoying beautiful scenery and engaging tales. This program is come-and-go as you please and will be set up from 10 a.m. to noon along the Paul Bunyan State Trail. Friday
The Northern Heat 11U baseball team won the Babe Ruth League Major/70 state championship on Sunday, July 15, in Bemidji. The team is now on to the Midwest Plains Regional Tournament in Boonville, Mo., on July 18-22. Pictured in the front row are (from left) Nick Johnson, Peyton Neadeau, Jack Lundquist, Weston Seitz, Briggs Knott, Dawson Degelder and Leo Morehart. In the second row are Stoney Gessner, Jack McNallan, Collin Schaefer, Gary Morehart, Joey Fankhanel and Dylan Lundin. In the back row are coaches Pat McNallan, Mike Lundin, Sam Lundquist and Paul Schaefer. (Submitted photo)
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji will play host to the District Babe Ruth Intact Championships this weekend, July 20-22, where 10 baseball teams from District 2 will compete for a chance to head to the state tournament in Warroad.
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji State men’s basketball player Christian Pekarek has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court for the second time in his career. Pekarek continues a 11-year tradition of the NABC honoring a BSU men’s basketball player.
BEMIDJI -- Justin Weiland has been tabbed by Bemidji State women’s basketball head coach Chelsea DeVille to take over the program’s second assistant coach position. Weiland joins BSU after serving as head coach for the Ellsworth Community College women’s basketball program for the 2017-18 season.