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 By Darren Thompson    News    June 22, 2023

Native Woman Dies While in Custody at Red Lake Detention Center; Death Under Investigation

RED LAKE, Minn.-On Monday, June 12, a woman who was an enrolled member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara (MHA) Nation of North Dakota died while in custody at the Red Lake Detention Center on the Red Lake Nation in Minnesota. Dwan White Owl, 42, was pronounced dead at the Red Lake Hospital, less than a mile from the detention...

 By Darren Thompson    News    March 3, 2023

Red Lake, Standing Rock Prepare for Electric Vehicle Corridor

Two Midwest tribes are getting a $6.5 million boost from the U.S. Department of Energy to launch electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure on their tribal lands. The Red Lake Band of Chippewa and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will get an equal share of the grant funding secured by Native Sun Power Development. Each community will acq...


Red Lake Indian Nation Celebrates Groundbreaking Ceremony for Tribe's First Charter School, Endazhi-Nitaawiging

RED LAKE, Minn.-On the morning of Monday, October 18, the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the tribe's first charter school, Endazhi-Nitaawiging (The Place Where It Grows). The charter school is owned by the tribe, and its focus is to teach enhanced knowledge of Ojibwe language, culture,...

 By Darren Thompson    News    May 5, 2021

Update: Red Lake Police Department Releases Statement on Car Arson

RED LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION — The Red Lake Police Department announced Monday on Facebook that an incident that occurred on Friday, April 30 is being investigated as an arson. On Friday, Native News Online reported that the Red Lake Police Department commented that the incident has been listed as a destruction of property incident. Because the Red Lake Indian Reservation is...

 By Darren Thompson    News    May 3, 2021

Arson to Vehicle Resulted in Explosion on Red Lake Nation, Family Displaced and Wants Safety

RED LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION -A house fire on the Red Lake Indian Reservation, in northern Minnesota, during the early morning hours of Friday, April 30 resulted from an explosion to a vehicle that was set on fire and the family is left displaced. Eight people were sleeping in the home, including a pregnant woman and four...


Red Lake Welcome Sign Defaced With Nazi Swastika and Trump 2020 Vandalism

RED LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION - Yesterday morning, the Red Lake Nation was notified that a welcome sign to the reservation was vandalized with a Nazi swastika and the words "Trump 2020" in black spray paint. However, because the sign is off the reservation, the Red Lake Nation, including the Red Lake Police Department, couldn't...


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