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Judge throws out Minnesota proposal intended to protect wild rice

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Star Tribune By: Josephine Marcotty Posted: 1/12/2018 Environmentalists, industry had opposed sulfate formula as unworkable, costly. Industry and environmental groups — incongruously — both celebrated the same major victory Thursday after an administrative law judge threw out a proposed state rule to protect wild rice in Minnesota. The proposed rule, which has sparked fierce political fights and multiple lawsuits since...
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MN Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Suing Pharmaceutical Companies Over Opioid Crisis

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KVRR By: TJ Nelson Posted: 12/20/2017 MORE THAN 20 DRUG MANUFACTURERS AND DISTRIBUTORS ARE BEING SUED BY THE TRIBE IN FEDERAL COURT WHITE EARTH, Minn. — White Earth Reservation is reporting seven overdose related calls over the weekend with two resulting in deaths. White Earth Police Department along with the Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Department are both encouraging users to seek...
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Behind the blue line

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Mille Lacs Messenger By: Vivian La Moore Posted: 12/06/2017 Tribal officers speak out about the county’s allegations that Tribal Police were hiding cases and information Mille Lacs County officials took state law enforcement authority away from the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe’s Tribal Police Department based on, among other issues, the county’s allegations tribal police were hiding cases and...
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Editorial: Minnesota should take tangible steps to improve Native rights

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Minnesota Daily By: Editorial Board Posted: 12/04/2017 Recently, President Donald Trump welcomed three veterans of the “code talker” program to the White House for an event honoring their service. After one of the survivors and a former chairman of the Navajo Nation gave a brief address, President Trump made some garbled comments and insulted Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.,...
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Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ swipe raises the long history of problems between the government and Native Americans

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Los Angeles Times

By: Jaweed Kaleem

Posted: 11/28/2017

  When President Trump called Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” this week during a ceremony honoring Navajo war veterans, he didn’t just ignite a controversy over whether he used a racial slur against an opponent. Trump also reopened a broader conversation about the federal government’s uneasy relationship with, and abusive treatment of,...
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County Board delays mediation due to a lack of respect, misunderstanding

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Aitkin Independent Age By: Vivian LaMoore Posted: 11/15/2017 Mille Lacs County Board of Commissioners voted to table the request from the Governor to enter mediation with the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe regarding the law enforcement agreement. The reason was based on a “lack of respect.” During the Mille Lacs County Board of Commissioners regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov....
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Mille Lacs County’s fight with Indian community hurts tourism industry

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Star Tribune By: Editorial Board Posted: 11/03/2017 The resorts that ring Lake Mille Lacs are the economic backbone of the central Minnesota county that shares the sprawling body of water’s name. These hardworking business owners should know that their County Board’s self-inflicted feud with a local American Indian community will make it more difficult for resort owners to...
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