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Members of Minnesota's Chippewa tribes will begin harvesting wild rice this week, off their reservations and without a state license, in an effort to gain affirmation of hunting, fishing and gathering rights under an 1855 treaty with the federal government. Moreover, some of the activists are looking for a court decision that recognizes a tribal regulatory authority under the treaty to protect the environment -- water quality, wild rice, wild game and fish -- including authority over major projects with potential environmental impacts, such as pipelines, powerlines
April Stenger April 21, 1989-Aug. 9, 2015 April Stenger, 26, of Detroit Lakes, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 9, 2015. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m...
The names of the two men involved in the fatal motorcycle crash on Sunday afternoon on County Highway 4 in Otter Tail County have been released. David Marvel, 58, of Detroit Lakes died at the scene and 59 Mark Kneip, 59, of Glyndon, suffered life threatening injuries. Kneip was transported to St Mary’s hospital in Detroit Lakes, then life flighted to a hospital in Fargo. The Otter Tail Count
A hearing was held Monday in Beltrami County District Court for a Fargo man facing sex trafficking charges stemming from an incident in July.
A member of the Dalton (Minn.) Fire and Rescue Squad who responded to a June 23, 2015, double fatal crash in Ottertail County has been charged for allegedly taking money from a crash victim’s wallet. Tara Kimberly Lindquist, 42, of 110 E. Main Street in Dalton, is charged with one misdemeanor count of Theft.
On Friday, August 7th, 2015 at approximately 5:30PM the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for assistance from the Red Lake Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation who were engaged in a pursuit with a reported armed suspect following an assault that took place on the Red Lake Reservation. The pursuit entered Beltrami County and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Deputies along with Minnesota State Troopers assisted in the apprehension of the suspect.
BENA—Motorists travelling along Highway 2 east of Bemidji will see something extra among the scenery this weekend as "Love Water Not Oil" horseback riders set out on a 30 mile jaunt to raise awareness of oil practices. The ride will begin Saturday morning in Ball Club.
ALASKA TOWNSHIP -- A pursuit on the Red Lake Reservation Friday evening ended when a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy was hit by the suspect vehicle. Red Lake Reservation authorities were chasing a 2015 Ford Focus about 5:30 p.m.
With the application complete for Enbridge Energy’s proposed Line 3 replacement project the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has scheduled public information meetings for the Certificate of Need and route permit for the project. The PUC public meetings on the proposed Line 3 are scheduled Aug. 11-26 in cities along the proposed route. Park Rapids will host two public meetings Aug. 19 at Century School. The first at 11 a.m. and a second at 6 p.m., in the cafetorium.
LAKEFIELD, Minn.—Forty-nine years ago, a man fell from the sky and landed in a cornfield in Lakefield. He was rushed to the hospital in Worthington, where he was treated for oxygen deprivation, but never recovered, dying four months later. It's the story of Nick Piantanida, an American amateur parachute jumper who set out to break a high-altitude jumping record and is the subject of the documentary "Angry Sky" that aired earlier this week on ESPN as part of its "30 for 30" series.