Aaniin Mille Lacs Band Members. Welcome to the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Legislative Branch Website. This site is not intended to replace the main Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Website (millelacsband.com) but is an additional resource for band members seeking information related specifically to the Legislative Branch of Government.
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Latest News for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Mille Lacs County Board – Tribal police officers deputized as federal agents at opposition from the county
Aitkin Independent Age By: Vivian LaMoore Posted: 1/4/2017 The Mille Lacs County Board approved during the regular board meeting on Dec. 29 a resolution stating the county does not support the current status of tribal police officers obtaining special law enforcement commissions. The special commissions deputize tribal officers as federal agents pursuant to the Tribal Law and Order Act. The Continue…Read More
City Pages By: Deena Winter Posted: 1/4/2017 Bulletproof jacket — check. Forty-caliber Glock — check. Badge — check. Jeff Schafer leaves a small plastic baggie of what he suspects is heroin on his desk, then walks out of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Police Department in Onamia and gets into a black, unmarked SUV on a sunny Thursday afternoon Continue…Read More
Inform By: Zach Kayser Posted: 12/27/2016 BRAINERD, Minn. — Having fought off perceived power grabs from each other, Mille Lacs County and the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe remain locked in a bitter stalemate over who has more law enforcement authority. Gov. Mark Dayton traveled to Mille Lacs Dec. 6 to meet separately with each side, and he suggested the Continue…Read More
Mille lacs Messenger By: Vivian LaMoore Posted: 12/16/2016 The law enforcement agreement between the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and Mille Lacs County has been revoked officially since July 21 of this year. The county signed a resolution on June 21 giving law enforcement agencies on both sides 30 days to prepare and provide room for possible negotiations for a Continue…Read More
Mille Lacs Messenger By: Vivian LaMoore Posted: 12/14/2016 Let’s get right to the point. The Mille Lacs County Board violated the Open Meeting Law at the Nov. 29 board meeting by going into closed session. They did not meet the statutory requirements for closing a session. The Open Meeting Law requires meetings of public bodies be open to the public, Continue…Read More
Mille Lacs Messenger By: Vivian LaMoore Posted: 12/14/2016 Mille Lacs County presents 2017 proposed tax levy Mille Lacs County residents showed up in droves to find standing room only to hear the presentation of the county’s truth in taxation on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the historic county courthouse in Milaca. The 2017 proposed property tax levy is currently at $14,602,240 Continue…Read More