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 By Dan Browning    News    March 20, 2013

3 convicted in Native Mob racketeering case

Jurors in Minneapolis convicted three men of drug and gun charges Tuesday in a racketeering case targeting the Native Mob, a notoriously violent gang that started in prison and spread through Indian Country in the Upper Midwest. So far 30 people have been convicted of crimes in an investigation that dates back to 2004. Jurors...

 By Dan Browning    News    January 23, 2013

Jury selection in Native Mob case begins

Security was tight Tuesday in a Minneapolis federal courtroom where jurors were being chosen for a racketeering case allegedly involving three members of an American Indian gang known for terrorizing people from the Twin Cities to reservations in Minnesota, Wisconsin and beyond. The U.S. attorney's office in Minnesota says the case targeting members of the Native Mob is one of...


Duluth loses casino appeal

Fond-du-Luth -- the first urban tribal casino in the nation -- will not have to honor an agreement to pay rent to the city of Duluth, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in an opinion issued Monday. "From our standpoint, this is devastating news to the residents and taxpayers of the city of Duluth," said Mayor Don Ness....

 By Dan Browning    News    September 4, 2012

Indian justice

The 1953 Public Law 280 shifted federal jurisdiction over offenses involving Indians in Indian Country to six states -- Alaska, California, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oregon and Wisconsin. Iowa and the Dakotas have since been added, along with seven others. The Red Lake Band of Chippewa is not subject to Public Law 280 because of unique treaty considerations. The Bois Forte Band of...

 By Dan Browning    News    September 4, 2012

White Earth teaming up with federal prosecutors

Murderers, rapists, child abusers and other violent criminals on many of the nation's Indian reservations will soon be facing a more powerful courtroom opponent -- the federal government. Offenders on the White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota are poised to be first in line. As a result of the 2010 Tribal Law & Order...


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