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Jim Proebstle, long-time summer visitor to the area, signs a copy of his book, "In the Absence of Honor," for Roger Muth, left, during a recent Bemidji Sunrise Rotary Club meeting. At left is Warren Meissner while Bruce Campbell is at far right. Proebstle told about his book, which is a fictional suspense novel set in the Bemidji region. Pioneer Photo/Brad Swenson

Casino fraud, murder setting for Cass Lake author's novel

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People who read Jim Proebstle's "In the Absence of Honor" won't help but make comparisons to Cass Lake.

The fictional suspense novel, set in northern Minnesota, speaks of fraud and corruption in an American Indian casino and focuses around a murder.


The town, Chippewa Lake, isn't Cass Lake - but it sure could be.

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