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  • Author and activist Robert Treuer dies at 89

    Jenna Ross, Star Tribune|Jan 18, 2016

    The land was worth little. Robert Treuer bought it - 200 acres of barren, abandoned farmland near Bemidji - in 1958 for about $2,000. He planted a tree farm on it, which became a forest of towering pines and a home to snow buntings, evening grosbeaks, deer. It became Treuer's home, too. It inspired his writing, including his first book, "The Tree Farm," and hundreds of columns, some of which appeared in the Star Tribune. It connected him with the nearby American Indian tribes. It captivated his...

  • Fond du Lac tribe's leader stands firm in casino fight with Duluth

    Jenna Ross, Star Tribune|Nov 4, 2013

    Karen Diver sighed as she passed the squat, white barracks-style houses built on the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Reservation decades ago. She took a right and parked her minivan before two new housing complexes. These buildings, tall and richly hued, earned a smile. As chairwoman of the Fond du Lac band, Diver wrangled 15 funding sources to get them built. Gambling revenue from the band's two casinos was key, she said. Walking around the reservation, west of Cloquet, Minn., Diver...