Wolf Point Herald

Food Pantry Gives Annual Report

It has been nearly a year since The Food Pantry in Wolf Point first opened its doors on Sept. 29, 2015, and the first year of activity data has been compiled in a first annual report ending on Aug. 22, 2016.

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Red Dog Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Charges

Janelle Red Dog, 42, of Poplar entered a plea of not guilty at her arraignment in U.S. District Court in Great Falls Sept. 15. Red Dog is charged with first degree murder, second degree murder, child abuse and accessory after the fact in the death of 13 month old Kenzley Olson in April.
According to court documents, the child died via blunt force trauma to the head and was reported missing by Red Dog who allegedly dumped her body in a dumpster nearby after beating her to death.
An Amber Alert was put out to the entire states of Montana and North Dakota until the child was found deceased in Poplar.
Red Dog also allegedly knowingly provided aid to a man only identified in court documents as John Doe as he committed the crime of aggravated sexual abuse.
Red Dog faces up to life in prison and fines in the amount of approximately $250,000. Her trial is set for Nov. 21 at the Missouri River Federal Courthouse in Great Falls.
Attorney Bryan T. Dake is representing the United States of America in the trial and Attorney R. Hank Branom, a public defender, will be representing Red Dog in the case.
The investigation of the crimes was carried out by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of local law enforcement.
Red Dog is in federal custody pending the results of her trial.

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USDA Hosts Town Hall For Citizens To Voice Concerns

The United States Department of Agriculture held a town hall Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the Greet the Dawn building in Poplar to gather opinions and concerns from tribal members and citizens about what could be done to improve life on the Fort Peck Reservation.

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Kirkaldie Resigns As Frontier Board Chair

On Tuesday, Sept. 13, Frontier School board held their regularly scheduled meeting. Notable in this meeting was the resignation of Dave Kirkaldie, school board chair, and the hiring of two new employees.

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City Council Expresses Concern Over Panhandling

On Monday, Sept. 19, the Wolf Point City Council held their regularly scheduled monthly meeting and received numerous reports from various departments.
One of the major concerns brought up by the council was discussed by both police and parks and recreation. The issue was with people panhandling, or begging for money, particularly in Triangle Park by Town Pump and Albertsons.

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