Daily Archives: February 10, 2020


Red Lake Tribal Council to discuss blood quantum

The Red Lake Tribal Council is scheduled to discuss concerns about the blood quantum change for member enrollment during their meeting tomorrow. According to Red Lake Nation Tribal Secretary Samuel Strong, the resolution that passed in October makes everyone who was on the 1958 membership base roll four-fourths a Red Lake Chippewa Indian, opening the…


BHS Speech Team first place at Hibbing

The Bemidji High School Speech Team was the champion out of 22 teams at the Hibbing Heartbreaker invitational tournament Saturday. Amy Frenzel was first place in both Extemp Speaking and Original Oratory, Elizabeth Rafferty took home a first place medal in Extemp Reading and Melanie Richards was champion in Great Speeches and also placed in…


BSU students offer free tax help

Bemidji State University business and accounting students are once again offering free federal and state tax preparation and eFiling as part of the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. The VITA program offers free tax help to people who make $56,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need…


Leech Lake Tribal Council certifies candidates

The Leech Lake Tribal Council approved the 2020 certification of candidates during a special meeting Friday. According to the release, incumbent Chairman Faron Jackson Sr., is running again and faces challenges from Janice Gale-Dahmen, Peter Jackson, Stephen Howard and Leonard Fineday. Incumbent Leroy Staples-Fairbanks will run for District III committee person and faces challenges from…


Bemidji Blotter 2/7-2/9

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, Feb. 7, to Sunday, Feb. 9. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT SUNDAY, FEB. 9 Family Crimes, 7:28 p.m. 911 hang up at the 400 block of Central Ave. SE. Officers arrested multiple people on warrants and child…

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