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Man pleads guilty to poaching black bear on reservation

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A man accused of shooting a 700-pound black bear on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in Minnesota and removing its head pleaded guilty Thursday, although his lawyer alleges that only half of the federal government's story is accurate. Brett Stimac, 41, of Brainerd, Minnesota, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of wildlife trafficking and trespassing on Ind...

 By Associated Press    News    June 23, 2014

10-hour standoff ends on Minnesota's Red Lake Reservation; SWAT team called after shots fired

RED LAKE, Minn. — A 10-hour standoff has ended on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota. A SWAT team and other law enforcement officials responded Friday to a report of shots fired on the reservation. FBI spokesman Kyle Loven (LOH'-ven) said late Friday afternoon that the situation has been "resolved" but would not give details. WDAZ-TV (

 By Associated Press    News    May 10, 2013

Jacob, Sophia again top baby names

WASHINGTON (AP) — Talk about high expectations for a newborn: King and Messiah are among the fastest-rising baby names for American boys. They're just a little behind Major, the boy's name that jumped the most spots on the Social Security Administration's annual list of popular baby names. Jacob is the most popular for boys — again — and Sophia is the top name for girls,...


DNR seizes 234 fish at Lake of the Woods

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeing a jump in fishing violations on Lake of the Woods this winter. The DNR recently seized 234 walleyes and sauger for various violations on the northern Minnesota lake. From Jan. 20-23, conservation officers reported 23 instances of anglers over their limits, 14 cases of anglers using extra lines, 12...


Native Mob arrests hit violent gang

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Members of the Native Mob gang have shot rivals in Minneapolis, sold drugs in Duluth, and thrown boiling water in a person's face in Crow Wing County. Authorities say this week's federal indictment of 24 suspected Native Mob members could bring a reprieve from some of that violence where the gang is active. It's seen as one of the most violent gangs in the...


Red Lake Nation preparing to reforest 50,000 acres of tribal land in northern Minnesota

RED LAKE, Minn. - The Red Lake Reservation was once a sea of red and white pines. But tribal officials say the federal government mismanaged the forest starting in the early 1900s. The pines were never successfully replanted, and thick stands of less valuable aspen took their place. Now the Red Lake Nation is preparing to...

 By Associated Press    Events   

Free admission Saturday at Minnesota state parks

ST. PAUL — Minnesota's state parks are offering free admission Saturday to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day. The state Department of Natural Resources will waive the requirement for vehicle permits at all 74 state parks and recreation areas for the day. Grand opening celebrations are planned for the new 25-mile mountain bike trail system at Cuyuna Country State Recreation...


Program seeks to help Indians stay out of prison

WHITE EARTH INDIAN RESERVATION, Minn. — Eight men huddle around a drum as a haze of burnt sage hangs in the air. The drummers, all of whom have done time in prison, sing a song that honors the pipe and tobacco used in traditional American Indian ceremonies. The purification ritual was part of the Red Road Home program, which aims to help former inmates from the White Earth,...


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