Mille Lacs News

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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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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Community action group takes aim at drug dealers

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Mille Lacs Messenger By: Vivian LaMoore Posted: 10/11/2017 Natives Against Heroin call out the drug dealers/users at their own homes on the Mille Lacs Band reservation chanting, “Shut it down – Shut it down” The rain finally let up in the Mille Lacs Lake area for at least a day, although on Thursday, Oct. 5, the cloud cover remained...
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Prescription opioids killed 186 people in Minn. last year. What can be done to stop their abuse?

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Pioneer Press By: Christopher Magan Posted: 10/7/2017, Updated 10/10/2017 at 5:42 pm Joe Nickelson and Tom Johnson never thought they’d end up shooting heroin. Dave Baker never imagined he’d lose his 25-year-old son Dan to a heroin overdose. But prescription opioids hooked all three. “It’s the devil’s drug. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone,” said Johnson. “It took 10 years from my...
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State, reservations receive federal historic preservation grants

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Brainerd Dispatch By: Dispatch Staff Posted: 08/21/2017 U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt with the National Park Service announced the distribution of historic preservation grants to Minnesota as well as to 10 tribal historic preservation offices in the state. Of the funding distributed, $462,881 went to the state, while $285,766 went to tribal governments. Locally, the Mille...
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