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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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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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Opioids –An epidemic spreading like wildfire

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Mille Lacs Messenger By: Sherri Burke Posted: 10/25/2017 Staff from Amy Klobuchar’s office, community officials meet to discuss the opioid crisis. As part of a two-day tour across northern Minnesota, staff from Minnesota State Senator Amy Klobuchar’s office met with Aitkin community leaders, elected officials and advocates at the Aitkin Public Library on Oct. 16 to discuss resources needed...
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Ojibwe bands plan public forums on Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline plan

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Pioneer Press By: Associated Press Posted: 10/16/2017 MAHNOMEN, Minn. — Six Ojibwe bands that oppose Enbridge Energy’s proposal to replace its Line 3 oil pipeline will open public meetings this week as part of their own environmental assessment. The first is Wednesday on the White Earth Reservation at the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen. The tribal proceedings are separate from...
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DOI Secretary names Director of Bureau of Indian Affairs

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Native Times By: DOI Media Release Posted: 10/16/2017   Cherokee citizen to lead agency serving 567 Tribal communities WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced the selection of Bryan Rice, a veteran federal administrator and citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, as the new Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), the federal agency...
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