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MASTER GARDENERS: Think about planting fall vegetables
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Temperatures fluctuate, and so does the bite
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November 2, 2016
Deputies rescue duck hunters from Leech Lake
LEECH LAKE—Two adult male duck hunters were rescued Tuesday after their boat capsized in the water southeast of Battle Point on the east side of Leech Lake. The Cass County Sheriff's Office was called at 6:20 a.m. to respond. Deputies used cellphone mapping technology and were able...
November 2, 2016 - 9:54am
November 1, 2016
Body of missing Federal Dam man found
WALKER—The body of a Federal Dam man reported missing last week after a canoe was found capsized on Leech Lake was found Tuesday morning, officials said. The man has been identified as Kenneth Gale, 66, of Federal Dam, according to Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch. The Cass County...
November 1, 2016 - 12:53pm
October 28, 2016
Leech Lake chairman shows support for DAPL protesters
BEMIDJI -- Faron Jackson,, chairman of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, issued a statement Friday expressing solidarity with those protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in western North Dakota. “Our Band members stand peacefully in solidarity with those who rightfully believe that...
October 28, 2016 - 5:09pm
October 27, 2016
Federal Dam man remains missing after canoe found capsized
WALKER -- A Federal Dam man reported missing Tuesday after a canoe was found capsized on Leech Lake remained missing as of Thursday afternoon, according to Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a report of the overturned canoe on the east side...
October 27, 2016 - 3:37pm
June 9, 2016
OUTDOORS: Bemidji's Sutton, Curb win second straight Leech Lake walleye title
WALKER—Jim Sutton and Kelly Curb of Bemidji rallied on the second day to repeat as champions in the eighth annual Leech Lake Walleye Tournament...
June 9, 2016 - 6:10pm
May 23, 2016
Grant awarded for solar energy at Leech Lake
PINE RIVER -- Rural Renewable Energy Alliance, a Backus-based nonprofit, has been awarded a grant to fund a 200kW shared solar array in the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe community. Shared solar arrays, or community solar gardens, are centrally located solar electric systems that provide...
May 23, 2016 - 5:51pm
March 29, 2016
Beltrami County, area tribes receive mental health care grants
BEMIDJI -- Beltrami County and the Red Lake, Leech Lake and White Earth bands will each receive grants to aid in mental health crisis services, according to a release Tuesday. Mental health crisis services provided in a person’s home soon will be available in all parts of the state...
March 29, 2016 - 6:50pm
February 25, 2016
OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: Bear permits for Leech Lake area; deer permit changes; tracking elk in NW Minnesota
Comments wanted on bear permit units near Leech LakeST. PAUL -- People can give input on a plan by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to change the boundaries of several bear permit units in the Leech Lake area. The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Tribal Government requested...
February 25, 2016 - 7:51pm
February 18, 2016
More than $11 million allocated to local tribes for affordable housing
WASHINGTON — Three area American Indian tribes have been granted more than $11 million from the federal government to be used for a range of affordable housing activities. In all, a total of $18 million in annual U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grants were awarded...
February 18, 2016 - 4:46pm
February 15, 2016
COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Oak Hills, Leech Lake to compete at NIAC tourney
Both the Oak Hills Christian College and Leech Lake Tribal College will travel to Belcourt, N.D., this Thursday to take part in the Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NIAC) Tournament. The Lakers of Leech Lake will be participating in the men’s and women’s bracket of...
February 15, 2016 - 9:08pm
January 19, 2016
UPDATED: One dead, one hospitalized in carbon monoxide poisoning in fish house
WALKER -- A 34-year-old Akeley man died and another man is in a Twin Cities hospital after an apparent carbon monoxide poisoning Sunday in an ice fishing house on Leech Lake. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports it received a call at 4:37 p.m. Sunday of a medical emergency at...
January 19, 2016 - 10:39am
January 15, 2016
DNR releases Leech Lake 5-year management plan
ST. PAUL—A new five-year fisheries management plan for Leech Lake in northern Minnesota has been released, the Department of Natural Resources said earlier this week. The plan covers the period 2016-2020 and outlines management objectives for primary sportfish populations, as...
January 15, 2016 - 9:47am
November 12, 2015
Red Lake, Leech Lake flags to be in all Beltrami County courtrooms
BEMIDJI -- The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and the Red Lake Band of Chippewa will hold a tribal flag-raising ceremony at the Beltrami County courthouse. The event is at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 24 in courtroom one of the Beltrami County Judicial Center, 600 Minnesota Ave. NW. The public...
November 12, 2015 - 7:21pm
October 16, 2015
Ojibwe fur trade history explored in reprinted book
BEMIDJI—After a successful first run, the Beltrami County Historical Society has issued a second printing of "Ojibwe Imprints on Northern...
October 16, 2015 - 8:26pm
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Leech, Winnie stay hot for walleyes despite winds
It seems like it has been windy for weeks, with not enough breaks between the gusts. Wind can be good or bad for fishing in the fall, depending on what type of lake and what depth of water anglers are trying to fish. Wind from roughly the same direction for two or more days can...
October 16, 2015 - 10:29am