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August 22, 2014
Man in custody after Cass Lake hostage situation
CASS LAKE -- A man who held a female hostage early Wednesday morning has been taken into custody by the Cass County Sheriff's Office. Christopher Morris-Headbird, 31, of Cass Lake was arrested after the Cass County Sheriff's Office activated the Emergency Response Unit at approximately...
August 22, 2014 - 5:31pm
August 14, 2014
VIDEO: Healing the body, spirit and mind: Powwow honors doctors, healthcare workers and holistic healers
BEMIDJI -- Moccasins, sandals and sneakers padded the blessed green earth Thursday afternoon west of Sanford Bemidji Medical Center on Anne Street...
August 14, 2014 - 8:56pm
August 3, 2014
Ojibwe language project feathers forward: Cass Lake-Bena teacher highlights bird names in new book
CASS LAKE -- Be it a tweet, a chirp or a whistle, the birdsong has long been an instrumental piece in nature and part of Minnesota history. Recently,...
August 3, 2014 - 12:00am
July 16, 2014
Leech Lake reservation receives $1 million in grants for new assisted care facility
CASS LAKE -- Plans for a new assisted care facility in Cass Lake are starting to become reality. Leech Lake tribal officials announced Tuesday they had received a $1 million grant for the construction of a new Elder Assisted Care Facility in Cass Lake. The grant came from the Shakopee...
July 16, 2014 - 12:16am
July 14, 2014
Leech Lake man reported missing
BEMIDJI — Leech Lake Tribal Police are looking for information on the whereabouts of a Squaw Lake, Minn., man. Damon Lee Boyd, 29, was last seen in the Grand Forks, N.D., area on April 30. Lt. Jim Remer of the Grand Forks Police Department, which has been helping...
July 14, 2014 - 11:09pm
July 5, 2014
Peering into the past: Maps of Native America's history raise questions
BEMIDJI -- America. Land of the free and the home of the brave. But brave people already called this land home before Francis Scott Key wrote...
July 5, 2014 - 11:11pm
June 18, 2014
Leech Lake Band confirms 2014 election results
CASS LAKE -- The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe general election board has certified results for the 2014 general election. Challenger Arthur “Archie” LaRose will be sworn in as secretary/treasurer. LaRose received 1,282 votes (57.8 percent). Incumbent Donald J. Finn received 936...
June 18, 2014 - 5:44pm
June 11, 2014
ELECTION 2014: Leech Lake Band unofficial results
CASS LAKE -- Unofficial results are in for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe 2014 general election. Positions on the ballot included secretary/treasurer, District 1 representative and District 2 representative. District 2 results were not available. According to the preliminary results,...
June 11, 2014 - 6:28pm
May 3, 2014
Confiscating contraband or seizing sovereignty?: State and Leech Lake band at odds over selling cigarettes
CASS LAKE -- When the state of Minnesota confiscated a shipment of tribal tobacco enroute to the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe reservation it was...
May 3, 2014 - 11:17pm
April 26, 2014
State seizes tribe’s cigarettes: Leech Lake Band views as attack on sovereign rights
LEECH LAKE -- A debate has been sparked over the legality of selling tribally stamped cigarettes on the Leech Lake reservation. The Minnesota Department of Revenue seized a shipment of 2,810 packs of “unstamped” cigarettes on April 18 because they were not stamped by the state. Leech...
April 26, 2014 - 5:59pm
April 2, 2014
Unofficial Leech Lake Primary results are in: LaRose leads all voting
CASS LAKE -- Archie LaRose was the top vote-getter in Tuesday’s Primary Election for secretary/treasurer of the Cass Lake Band of Ojibwe, according to unofficial results. Leech Lake’s Primary narrowed the field in three races: secretary/treasurer and District II representative...
April 2, 2014 - 9:13am
November 26, 2013
Charges dismissed against 5 in fish poaching case
MINNEAPOLIS — Indictments against five people accused of poaching walleye and other fish from the Leech Lake and Red Lake reservations and selling them on the black market were dismissed Monday by a federal judge who said treaties with the Chippewa Indians protect their rights...
November 26, 2013 - 1:44pm
November 25, 2013
Charges against 5 dismissed in fish poaching case
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Indictments against five people accused of poaching walleye and other fish from two northern Minnesota reservations and selling them on the black market were dismissed Monday by a federal judge who said an 1837 treaty with the Chippewa Indians protects their...
November 25, 2013 - 1:36pm
November 20, 2013
Leech Lake, Red Lake Ojibwe bands moving on constitutional reform
BEMIDJI -- On Tuesday, tribal members of the White Earth Nation voted resoundingly to adopt their own constitution and eventually split from the 80-year-old Minnesota Chippewa Tribe constitution that dictates the laws of many Ojibwe tribes in the state. Neighboring Ojibwe bands at...
November 20, 2013 - 9:19pm
July 13, 2013
TAKING AIM AT AIS: Protecting Leech Lake is top priority
WALKER - In 2004, Eurasian water milfoil was discovered in harbors located on the southern shoreline of Leech Lake. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials spot treated those locations with herbicides in an attempt to contain the invasive plant, and the treatments probably...
July 13, 2013 - 11:06pm