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 By Tony Kennedy    News    March 24, 2023

Tribal leaders want to reclaim all of Upper Red Lake, a Minnesota walleye mecca

Red Lake Nation tribal leaders in northern Minnesota say they are going to the U.S. Department of Interior with a longstanding grievance over boundary lines in an attempt to bring all of Upper Red Lake under their control. It's far too early to tell if the strongly independent reservation can succeed in expanding its borders to...

 By Tony Kennedy    News    December 10, 2019

Walleye surplus ends on Red Lake for now

State and tribal fisheries managers will cut the walleye harvest on Red Lake next year by 20% to adjust to a reduction in spawners and to maintain a good quantity of the lake's signature fish. The change follows a year in which fishing regulations were loosened to check a walleye surplus. Henry Drewes, DNR regional fisheries...

 By Tony Kennedy    News    March 18, 2019

Red Lake has attributes to fend against zebra mussels

Minnesota’s resident expert on Red Lake said zebra mussels recently confirmed in the North Woods walleye fishery will face a couple of unique growth obstacles and won’t destroy the lake’s trademark hue. The invasive mollusks are expected to spread and attach en masse to offshore rocks and other substrate, but the coming and going of bottom-scraping ice could keep the muss...

 By Tony Kennedy    News    January 10, 2018

Tribal fishing reopens on Lower Red Lake after drownings

Fishing on Red Lake’s tribal waters has reopened for the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians after council members met with the families of two fishermen who apparently drowned in early November. Red Lake Nation News is reporting the special council meeting action this week, saying it breaks with a tradition that no fishing on the lake would take place until lost fishermen...


Casino inspections are pledged

A sharp drop in state inspections of slot machines and blackjack tables at Minnesota's 18 Indian casinos has prompted internal reforms that will include a buildup of technology skills, a top regulator told lawmakers Wednesday. Michele Tuchner, the new director of Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement in the Department of Public Safety, readily admitted to inspection failures at her...

 By Tony Kennedy    News    January 26, 2012

Minn. Legislature: A call for gambling hearings

State public safety officials will be called before the Legislature to explain why slot machines and blackjack games at Minnesota's Indian casinos have operated with little to no state inspections in the past four years, lawmakers announced Wednesday. "State regulatory employees are refusing to even visit some of the casinos, much less test a slot machine or monitor a...

 By Tony Kennedy    News    January 23, 2012

Slots get little or no state review

Slot machines and blackjack tables at Minnesota's Indian casinos have been operating with little to no state scrutiny since at least 2008, records show, including zero slot machine inspections at Mystic Lake Casino in Shakopee, by far the state's biggest gambling house. Slots at Grand Casino Hinckley and Grand Casino Mille Lacs...


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