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RED LAKE

RED LAKE — A Red Lake man was sentenced on Wednesday to 60 months in prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for selling fentanyl on the Red Lake Nation, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
A Ponemah man was sentenced on Monday, April 4, to 144 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for the murder of a woman on the Red Lake Nation.
David Donnell Jr. faces life in prison for the death of Red Lake Tribal Police Officer Ryan Bialke.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday announced it had authorized the Red Lake Nation to set its own water quality standards, in a manner similar to a state.

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In an effort to connect Red Lake, Standing Rock and other Nations throughout the upper Midwest with electronic vehicle charging stations, Minneapolis-based Native Sun Community Power Development and over two dozen of its partners will make use of a recently awarded $6.67 million from the U.S. Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Office.
Red Lake, Inc. announced on Tuesday that it has acquired KC’s Best Wild Rice of Bemidji as its first business operation located outside of the Red Lake Nation.
A federal grand jury returned an 11-count indictment against a Red Lake man for fatally shooting a Red Lake Tribal Police Officer, assaulting with intent to murder four other officers and firearms violations.
These cases are the result of investigations conducted by the Red Lake Department of Public Safety, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the FBI Headwaters Safe Trails Task Force and the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force.
Interment for Ryan Bialke, 37, of Bemidji, Minnesota, will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in Bemidji, according to his obituary. A wake will begin at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 1.
According to the National Weather Service report, a supercell thunderstorm formed in northwest Beltrami County around 4:30 p.m. July 26 and intensified as it tracked southeastward across Lower Red Lake and Red Lake Nation. It then split into two storm cells as it neared the southern edge of the lake and formed one or more tornadoes over the lake, which then tracked onshore.

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The Red Lake Tribal Council announced on social media Tuesday morning that a police officer had lost their life in the line of duty.
Ten miles north of Gonvick is an area now home to a starter herd of 11 "mashkode-bizhikiwag," or bison in Ojibwemowin -- which are part of a multifaceted food sovereignty initiative Red Lake Nation.
Demonstrators urged President Joe Biden and Gov. Tim Walz to listen to Indigenous nations in northern Minnesota who are opposed to the pipeline, which would cross near reservation land and through waterways.

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