The Bemidji Pioneer: Red Lake Nation opens long-awaited trading post

EXCERPT: “With the promise of providing more options for the local community, the Red Lake Trading Post is on the cusp of opening, completing a process years in the making. Dozens of people filed into the multi-purpose store for a blessing ceremony Tuesday afternoon in anticipation of the store’s opening this weekend. The Red Lake Trading Post will replace the smaller Red Lake Foods, which is located right next to the new building. The trading post is roughly 26,000 square feet, nearly three times the size of Red Lake Foods . . . In addition to having a larger space, the store will also employ a few more sets of hands. General Manager Allen Retz said the new store will employ roughly 75 people, compared with the 50 or so who worked at the smaller Red Lake Foods.” FULL STORY: