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Minnesota Senate panel greenlights Prairie Island push to ensure tribal police authority

A Minnesota Senate panel on Wednesday, March 13, advanced a proposal to let the Prairie Island Indian Community maintain a police department without approval from a county sheriff. The bill would change existing law that requires tribes to sign a mutual-aid agreement with the county sheriff's department before they can set up a police department.

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3/21/2019

article From sandbagging to bagging food: Prairie Island Indian Community to assist Santee Sioux Nation in Nebraska
(Nebraska) -- After three days of sandbagging efforts this week in preparation for flooding at home, Prairie Island Indian Community announced Thursday it will host a...

3/19/2019

article WATCH: Flood preparations begin on Prairie Island
(Minnesota) -- Flood preparations were underway this week on Prairie Island where officials are closely monitoring rising river levels. Dozens of volunteers were filling...
article Prairie Island Indian Community: Adapting to the rising water
(Minnesota) -- The theme of the week in flooding preparation continues to be: Ice jams. They're unpredictable, they're tough to address and they can have...

3/13/2019

article Minnesota Senate panel greenlights Prairie Island push to ensure tribal police authority
(Minnesota) -- A Minnesota Senate panel on Wednesday, March 13, advanced a proposal to let the Prairie Island Indian Community maintain a police department without...

1/7/2019

article Tribe buys land once marketed as billion-dollar bioscience park for $15M
(Minnesota) -- A parcel of southeastern Minnesota land once touted as the home of a $1 billion biotech industry park has been sold to the Prairie Island Indian Community...

1/6/2019

article Prairie Island buys land near Pine Island
(Minnesota) -- A planned biosciences park in southeastern Minnesota that struggled for 12 years to draw investment effectively collapsed last month when two-thirds of...

1/2/2019

article Elk Run land purchased by Indian community
(Minnesota) -- A large plot of vacant land – formerly known as Elk Run is getting new life. The Prairie Island Indian Community purchased some of the property on...

12/31/2018

article Heard on the Street: Indian community buys former Elk Run land for $15.5 million
(Minnesota) -- The Prairie Island Indian Community on Friday paid $15.5 million for an estimated 65 percent of the former Elk Run development land by Pine Island. PIIC...

11/22/2018

article Art Owen, Dakota spiritual leader and Army vet, dies at 68
(Minnesota) -- When Art Owen died of a heart attack on Oct. 27, he left a role as spiritual leader in the Prairie Island Indian Community that will be difficult to fill...

10/20/2018

article Red Wing residents, tribal members find common ground on He Mni Can
(Minnesota) -- The sign behind Art Owen said Barn Bluff, but the spiritual leader from the Prairie Island Indian Community told more than 75 people gathered around him...

8/9/2018

article OP/ED: Tribe diversifies with Welch assisted living home
(Minnesota) -- The Prairie Island Indian Community recently celebrated the opening of Tinta Wta Tipi, a 20-unit assisted living facility in Welch, which gathers together...

12/8/2017

article Prairie Island Indian Community celebrates $86 million expansion at casino
(Minnesota) -- In Welch, Minnesota, the Prairie Island Indian Community’s $68 million casino expansion project was commemorated on Tuesday, Dec. 5 with a ribbon...

10/30/2017

article Prairie Island community gives public safety grants
(Minnesota) -- The Prairie Island Indian Community's tribal council has awarded $31,000 in public safety grants to its neighboring communities. The grants included $...

10/21/2017

article Minnesota Tribe Seeks New Land Be Taken Into Trust, Residents Don’t Want a Casino
(Minnesota) -- A Minnesota tribe has asked the US government to place 112 acres of land it bought in 2015 into a federal trust, which would allow the property to become...

10/19/2017

article Answer Man: Tribe has room to grow in Washington County
(Minnesota) -- Dear Answer Man, while waiting for my wife to play just about every slot machine at Treasure Island the other night, I heard that the Prairie Island tribe...
article Eastern Minnesota township concerned tribe will use land for casino; Prairie Island leaders say housing is main priority
(Minnesota) -- A Native American tribe has asked that a large swath of land in eastern Minnesota be placed into a federal trust, saying the land will likely be used for...

10/18/2017

article Minnesota Residents Concerned Tribe Will Use Land for Casino
(Minnesota) -- A Native American tribe has asked for a large swath of land in eastern Minnesota to be placed into a federal trust. Prairie Island Indian Community...
article Minnesota residents concerned tribe will use land for casino
(Minnesota) -- A Native American tribe has asked that a large swath of land in eastern Minnesota be placed into a federal trust, saying the land will likely be used for...
article Prairie Island tribe wants housing near Lake Elmo, but neighbors fear casino
(Minnesota) -- The Prairie Island Indian Community is moving to add 112 acres of land it owns in West Lakeland Township into a federal land trust — a step in...

10/17/2017

article Will land near Woodbury spawn a casino? Residents worried, but Indians say not now
(Minnesota) -- An American Indian tribe has taken the first step to reclassify 112 acres in West Lakeland Township as part of its “sovereign nation,” opening the door to...

10/23/2016

article Crowds turn out for public meeting about land purchase by tribe
(Minnesota) -- There’s significant public interest in a recent land purchase made in West Lakeland Township by the Prairie Island Mdewakanton Dakota Tribe.

10/17/2016

article Casino or no casino? Question haunts West Lakeland meeting
(Minnesota) -- Public interest in an Indian tribe’s plans for 112 acres in West Lakeland Township is spiking. About 500 people crammed into the Oak-Land Junior...
article Prairie Island leaders say anti-casino literature ‘racist’
(Minnesota) -- The Pioneer Press reports today that people in the Lake Elmo – Lakeland Township area are upset that the Prairie Island tribal community will build...

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