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 By John Myers    News    January 2, 2014

Duluth women arrested at Mall of America incident

Two Duluth women were arrested at the Mall of America in Bloomington on New Year’s Eve while attempting to stage an American Indian round dance at the mall. The women -- Patricia Shepard and Reyna Crow – are part of the Indian rights group Idle No More, which has conducted events to protest state wolf hunts, mining projects and other issues, but said Tuesday’s event was...

 By John Myers    News    December 19, 2012

Minnesota Chippewa tribes get millions to solidify land ownership

The U.S government on Tuesday unveiled its largest-ever program to help American Indian tribes identify and buy back land broken up from reservations 125 years ago. The Interior Department announced that $1.9 billion is now available to help tribes acquire ownership of million acres of land allotted to individual Indians in 1887. That’s when the government broke up...

 By John Myers    News    September 20, 2012

Burn restrictions set to start Sunday

BEMIDJI – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is adding restrictions on campfires and other fires in northwestern and central portions of the state starting Sunday because of worsening drought. The DNR will ban camp-fires starting at 1 a.m. Sun-day except in a residential or cabin yard or in a staffed campground, such as at a resort or state park. The ban also...

 By John Myers    News    February 16, 2012

Six Chippewa bands to split $28 million federal payout

The federal government appears ready to make amends for a dark period in Indian relations 123 years ago that took timber and land from six northern Minnesota Chippewa reservations. Legislation is advancing in Washington that would release a $20 million settlement to the Fond du Lac, Bois Forte, Grand Portage, Leech Lake, Mille Lacs and White Earth bands of Chippewa. The money o...


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