Red Lake Nation Opens Brand New Shopping Complex


>>>HI, EVERYONE. THANKS FOR JOINING US. FOR YEARS RED LAKE NATION HAS HAD DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THE NEED FOR A NEW GROCERY STORE ON THE RESERVATION. NOW THEY NOT ONLY HAVE A GROCERY STORE, BUT A FULL SHOPPING COMPLEX. REPORTER SHIRELLE MOORE HAS A LOOK INSIDE THE NEW RED LAKE TRADING POST AND TELLS US ABOUT EVERYTHING IT HAS TO OFFER.>>Reporter: ONE THING ANY COMMUNITY NEEDS IS A FULL GROCERY STORE. NOW, THE RED LAKE TRADING POST IS OFFICIALLY OPEN. IT HAS A LOT MORE TO OFFER THAN JUST GROCERIES. [INAUDIBLE]>>Reporter: THE RED LAKE TRADING POST IS THREE TIMES THE SIZE OF THE PREVIOUS STORE. IT INCLUDES A LAUNDRY MAT, A GAS STATION AND A CONVENIENCE STORE THAT HAS EXTENDED HOURS FOR CUSTOMERS.>>OUR NEW BAKERY, WE’LL BE ACTUALLY BAKING BREADS AND STUFF RATHER THAN COMMERCIAL MAKING THE SWEETS. WE’LL HAVE CHOICES LIKE SOUR DOUG, WILD RICE BREAD, RYE BREAD AND WE’LL BE SLICING IT AND MAKING IT FRESH DAILY. THAT WILL BE A BIG PLUS.>>Reporter: THE SHELVES WILL NOT ONLY BE FILLED WITH REGULAR BRAND NAMES LIKE WALMART AND TARGET, BUT THERE WILL BE HEALTH YOUR FOOD CHOICES, AS WELL AS CULTURAL FOOD CHOICES.>>WE CAN PROVIDE MORE HEALTH AIDS, A GREATER SELECTION OF FOODS, A GREATER DIVERSITY OF FOODS. WE’LL HAVATION AS AND HISPANIC FOODS, ITEMS LIKE THAT. HOPEFULLY WE CAN DO — [INAUDIBLE] WITH OUR OWN ITEMS LIKE OUR OWN WILD RICE AND OWN FISH FROM THE FISHERIES.>>Reporter: THE SHOPPING COMPLEX IS EXPECTED TO BRING 25 TO 30 NEW JOBS TO THE RESERVATION. WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR MORE JOB OPPORTUNITIES DOWN THE LINE. A SUBWAY WILL BE OPENING AT THE COMPLEX AFTER LABOR DAY AND MANAGERS ARE ALSO LOOKING AT THE POSSIBILITY OF PROVIDING A GROCERY DELIVERY SERVICE FOR WINTER.>>ALL OF US HAVE HAD OUR ISSUES SHOPPING AT WALMART, RIGHT? IT’S TIME WE KEEP THE MONEY HERE ON THE RESERVATION, NOT ONLY BECAUSE WE’RE TREATED BADLY BUT BECAUSE THESE DOLLARS THAT WE’RE GOING TO SPEND IN THIS STORE CREATES JOBS FOR OUR PEOPLE. IT ALSO CREATES BETTER ACCESS TO FOOD.>>Reporter: REPORTING IN RED LAKE, SHIRELLE MOORE, LAKELAND NEWS.>>Dennis: THE SHOPPING COMPLEX WILL OFFICIALLY OPEN TO CUSTOMERS THIS SATURDAY. THEY’RE ALSO STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR VARIOUS JOBS. THOSE INTERESTED CAN APPLY

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  1. Congratulations brethren!
    So glad for yous, 'may the
    Lord's countenance shine upon thee'
    God bless you all! xxx ooo

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