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'Put everything back' is goal for Native American cemetery in Duluth

The first indication that burial recovery is nearing an end was evident Monday at a historic cemetery in the Fond du Lac neighborhood of Duluth.

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6/19/2020

article Duluth mayor nominates indigenous advocate, first woman as new city attorney
(Minnesota) -- Mayor Emily Larson nominated Rebecca St. George to serve as city attorney, making the longtime advocate for indigenous communities poised to be the first...

6/16/2020

article Fond du Lac Band enters first phase of reopening casinos
(Minnesota) -- The Fond du Lac Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa has reopened its casinos in Duluth and Carlton nearly three months after closing due to the COVID-19...

6/11/2020

article Iron Range board tables Fond du Lac water treatment funding over band’s 'anti-mining' stances, band responds
(Minnesota) -- The Department of Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation's advisory board tabled a grant Wednesday for a new water source, tower and treatment plant...
article Mining politics stall money for Minnesota tribe's water treatment project
(Minnesota) -- Divisive politics over mining issues in northern Minnesota has entangled an Indian band’s request for money to build a water treatment system....

6/10/2020

article Iron Range board tables Fond du Lac water treatment funding over band’s 'anti-mining' stances
(Minnesota) -- The Department of Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation's advisory board tabled a grant Wednesday for a new water source, tower and treatment plant...
article Fond-du-Luth to Reopen Next Week
(Minnesota) -- Fond-du-Luth Casino announced Wednesday that they will be reopening next week. The casino said in a recent press release that they will open their doors...

5/21/2020

article CHAIRMANS VIEW: Glimmers of hope are shining through the suffering, hardship
(Michigan) -- The burden of uncertainty weighs heavily on the shoulders of those of us privileged to be serving as elected officials during this difficult time. As a...

5/17/2020

article DNR willing to let eastern Minnesota elk plan move forward
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources appears willing to keep a plan moving forward to restore wild elk to eastern Minnesota. DNR Commissioner...

4/16/2020

article Feds have jurisdiction over Fond du Lac broadband company, PUC says
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota utility regulators on Thursday, April 16 agreed that their federal counterparts should be the ones to have jurisdiction over the Fond du Lac...

4/9/2020

article Fond du Lac offering human and health services during COVID-19 pandemic
(Minnesota) -- The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has been making efforts to continue offering essential services to members during the COVID-19 pandemic....

4/1/2020

article Fond du Lac Band Says Casino Employees Would Be Laid Off First
(Minnesota) -- The Fond du Lac Band is trying to avoid layoffs of its employees as its two casinos sit dark with zero cash flow. The tribe’s secretary treasurer,...

3/30/2020

article Fond du Lac tribal council supports elk restoration
(Minnesota) -- The Fond du Lac Reservation Business Committee has given the go-ahead for the long-developing effort to restore elk to eastern Minnesota, and tribal...

3/10/2020

article Man takes own life at Minnesota casino
(Minnesota) -- A portion of the gaming floor at Black Bear Casino in Carlton was shut down Monday, March 9, after a man took his own life in one of the casino’s...
article Suspect Arrested in Deaths of Cloquet Woman and Child Charged With Murder
(Minnesota) -- The suspect who was arrested in the deaths of a woman and a one-year-old boy at a home on the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation was charged today with three...

3/9/2020

article Man dies of self-inflicted wound at Black Bear Casino
(Minnesota) -- A portion of the gaming floor at Black Bear Casino was shut down Monday after a man took his own life in one of the casino’s restaurants. Carlton...
article Dealer caught with 600 grams of meth at Black Bear Casino sentenced to 17 years in federal prison
(Minnesota) -- A Minnesota man has been sentenced to 17 years in federal prison after police seized more than 600 grams of methamphetamine in an arrest last year at...
article Woman, Child Found Dead On Fond Du Lac Reservation; Police Searching For Suspect
(Minnesota) -- Police in northern Minnesota are searching for a suspect after a woman and a 1-year-old child were found dead at a home on the Fond du Lac Indian...

3/8/2020

article Woman, child found dead in the Fond Du Lac reserve; Wanted man
(Minnesota) -- Police in northern Minnesota are searching for a suspect after a woman and a 1-year-old boy were found dead in a home in the Fond du Lac Indian...

3/2/2020

article Tribe approves Mission Creek cemetery design
(Minnesota) -- Final design approval came last week to restore an indigenous cemetery disturbed in 2017 by a state bridge replacement project over Mission Creek. The...

2/24/2020

article Man sentenced to life in prison for killing uncle on Fond du Lac Reservation
(Minnesota) -- Andrew Gokee was a preserver and protector of the Ojibwe language and Anishinaabe culture. Gokee helped build bridges for the Native American community as...

2/8/2020

article Tension brews at Fond du Lac tribal college over refugee resettlement talk
(Minnesota) -- Opponents and proponents of refugee resettlement clashed during what was an electric meeting Thursday, Feb. 6, at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College...

2/7/2020

article Tension brews at tribal college over refugee resettlement talk
(Minnesota) -- Opponents and proponents of refugee resettlement clashed during what was an electric meeting Thursday night at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in...

1/29/2020

article AICHO to host Fond du Lac Ojibwe artist Vern Northrup’s Akinomaage photography exhibition
(Minnesota) -- The American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO) is excited to announce that photographer Vern Northrup, a Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe tribal...

1/27/2020

article Fond du Lac will charge nonmembers to access some land
(Minnesota) -- The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa on Monday announced a new plan to charge non-band members a fee to access tribal forest lands for...

1/16/2020

article ‘Food for Thought’ Program Raises Money for Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
(Minnesota) -- Tables-full of delicious food help raise scholarship money for Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. More than three-hundred-fifty people attended the...

1/8/2020

article Fond du Lac Band Members give feedback on design plans for Mission Creek
(Minnesota) -- Redesigning an historic, Native American burial ground is a challenge. It's one a landscape architect firm is taking on, on the Fond du Lac...

1/3/2020

article Fond du Lac flag raised at Northland school
(Wisconsin) -- The Fond du Lac honor guard presented Solon Springs elementary school with a tribal flag. The ceremony included a drum circle and dancing. Organizers say...

12/28/2019

article Public invited to assess vision for Mission Creek cemetery
(Minnesota) -- A cemetery concept presentation will be open to the public Jan. 8 as the process to restore a historic cemetery in the Fond du Lac neighborhood of Duluth...

11/29/2019

article Fond du Lac offers first Lake Superior netting, but no takers
(Minnesota) -- The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa were ready to allow band members some limited netting on Lake Superior this fall, but no one showed up. The...

11/20/2019

article Hammitt named president of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
(Minnesota) -- Stephanie Hammitt has been named by the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to serve as the permanent president of Cloquet...

10/28/2019

article Fond-Du-Lac Band’s Tribal Flag Permanently in City Hall
(Minnesota) -- The Fond-Du-Lac band’s tribal flag was permanently installed in the Duluth Mayor Emily Larson’s reception room in City Hall as another step to...

10/21/2019

article Charges: Man shot sister's boyfriend at reservation funeral
(Minnesota) -- A 28-year-old man is charged in a shooting on an American Indian reservation in northern Minnesota that prompted a lockdown of tribal offices and a school...

10/19/2019

article Man shot and wounded at funeral on Minnesota reservation
(Minnesota) -- One man was shot and a suspect was arrested after a shooting Friday on an American Indian reservation in northern Minnesota that prompted a lockdown of...
article Police seek motive in shooting on Minnesota reservation
(Minnesota) -- Authorities are looking for a motive in a shooting that wounded a man attending a funeral on an American Indian reservation in northern Minnesota. Police...

10/18/2019

article 1 shot, 1 arrested on Fond du Lac reservation
(Minnesota) -- One man was shot and a suspect was arrested after a shooting on a northern Minnesota Indian reservation. Police and tribal officials say the shooting...
article Fond du Lac Ojibwe School, tribal officials end lockdown; shooting suspect in custody
(Minnesota) -- The suspect in the Friday morning shooting on the Fond du Lac Reservation that sent a school and tribal offices into lockdown is in custody. The shooting...

8/19/2019

article 'Put everything back' is goal for Native American cemetery in Duluth
(Minnesota) -- The first indication that burial recovery is nearing an end was evident Monday at a historic cemetery in the Fond du Lac neighborhood of Duluth.

8/7/2019

article Carter Hotel Officially Replaced With Casino Parking Lot
(Minnesota) -- Duluth’s condemned Carter Hotel is officially a parking lot — at least for now. The lot is behind the Fond-du-Luth Casino in Downtown Duluth...

7/30/2019

article Renovations Happening at Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College
(Minnesota) -- Big renovations are happening at Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College. A $1.15 million project will remodel classrooms, update the kitchen, and create...

6/28/2019

article Fond du Lac Law Enforcement Students Celebrate Graduation
(Minnesota) -- 48 students from Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College graduated from the Law Enforcement Professional Skills Program Friday. "This is a tough...

6/7/2019

article Fond du Lac Band Members Stick Together During Tough Times
(Minnesota) -- Fond du Lac tribal members met at the reservation community center in Cloquet to mourn the loss of one their own. The Anishinaabe community shared their...

6/2/2019

article Missing Woman’s Body Discovered On Fond Du Lac Reservation
(Minnesota) -- The body of a missing woman, Wahbinmigisi “Pennie” Robertson, 31, of the Fond du Lac Reservation, has been found, according to tribal...

5/1/2019

article Fond du Lac Band to take over Mission Creek burial recovery work
(Minnesota) -- The Fond du Lac Band will be the sole crew working on burial recovery efforts at the site of a what once was a highway project in Duluth. In 2017, MnDOT...

4/13/2019

article Fond du Lac Band steps to prevent child abuse
(Minnesota) -- It’s child abuse awareness month, and communities in the Northland are doing all they can to help spread the word. That includes members of the Fond...

4/12/2019

article Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College to Host Annual Law Enforcement Expo on April 17
(Minnesota) -- Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is hosting the 16th annual Law Enforcement Career Expo and Campus Visit Day from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on...

3/31/2019

article Field reports: Fond du Lac Band offers free seminar
(Minnesota) -- The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is hosting a free seminar aimed at non-tribal members to better explain the treaty rights under which...

3/11/2019

article Fond du Lac Band Presents “We are Water MN” Exhibit
(Minnesota) -- The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa presents “We Are Water MN”, a traveling exhibit and community engagement initiative at Great...

3/4/2019

article Lt. Gov., Higher Ed Commissioner Visit Fond du Lac Tribal College
(Minnesota) -- As many student are studying for and taking midterm exams this week, Minnesota's top elected officials are focusing on education. Monday, a statewide...

2/26/2019

article Carter Hotel deconstruction is underway
(Minnesota) -- The deconstruction of the Carter Hotel in Downtown Duluth is officially underway. Officials started tearing down the 90 year old historic building Tuesday...

2/20/2019

article Lake Superior Tribe Criticizes Railroad Over Derailment Response
(Minnesota) -- Tribal and emergency response agencies say they weren’t notified until hours after a BNSF train derailed this past weekend close to the Wisconsin-...

2/19/2019

article Fond du Lac band angry over response to coal train spill
(Wisconsin) -- Leaders of a northeastern Minnesota Native American tribe say they were not properly notified about a coal train derailment that happened Saturday on...
article Fond du Lac, Cloquet first responders say they weren’t notified of derailment until hours later; demand access to site
(Wisconsin) -- The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and area emergency agencies said BNSF Railways waited hours to notify them about Saturday’s 40-car...
article Lake Superior Tribe Criticizes Railroad Over Derailment Response
(Wisconsin) -- Tribal and emergency response agencies say they weren’t notified until hours after a BNSF train derailed this past weekend close to the Wisconsin-...

2/17/2019

article Coal Train Derailment Near Cloquet Under Investigation; MPCA Responds to Clean Up
(Minnesota) -- The BNSF Railway says clean-up along the St. Louis River near Cloquet continued for the second day, after a 121-car train loaded with coal derailed with a...

2/12/2019

article FDLTCC hosts book reading, rap performance Friday
(Minnesota) -- Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet is hosting “Reclaiming the Narrative: An Evening of Story, Song and The Arts,” featuring a...

1/17/2019

article Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College’s Economic Impact Estimated at $49.5 Million
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota State, the system of 30 state colleges and seven state universities, recently shared the results of a study that estimates the contribution of...

12/5/2018

article Steam Leak Confirmed At Fond-du-Luth Casino
(Minnesota) -- Duluth firefighters are confirming a steam leak at the Fond-du-Luth Casino this (Wednesday) morning. Crews arrived on scene just after 7 A-M. Initial...
article Steam line bursts in downtown Duluth
(Minnesota) -- A steam line in downtown Duluth burst Wednesday morning, sending a steam plume at least 100 feet in the air and leaving some nearby buildings without heat...

9/14/2018

article Northeast Minnesota Native American tribe aims to turn the reservation high speed
(Minnesota) -- The Fond du Lac band of Lake Superior Chippewa is getting into the internet business. The band recently submitted a petition with the Federal...

9/3/2018

article 1918 Fires: Reservation burns, but Ojibwe benefit from history with fire
(Minnesota) -- The story of the 1918 fires and Fond du Lac is remarkable for what didn't happen on the reservation as the fires raged across the largely rural area...

8/31/2018

press release Fond du Lac Band Reaches Agreement on Line 3 Pipeline
(Minnesota) -- The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has reached an agreement with Enbridge Energy Partners on the replacement of Line 3 through the Reservation.

8/22/2018

article Fond du Lac Band faces impossible choice in Line 3 routing
(Minnesota) -- The exact route of the new Line 3 pipeline is still uncertain. On Thursday, August 2, attorneys representing the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior...

8/14/2018

article Carter Hotel to come down; Casino plans to turn building into parking lot
(Minnesota) -- The former Carter Hotel building at 17 N. Second Ave. E. soon will be coming down. The Duluth Planning Commission approved a special use permit Tuesday...

8/6/2018

article Northrup removed from RBC seat
(Minnesota) -- For perhaps the first time in the history of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, a member of the five-person governing body has been removed...

7/30/2018

article Representative Removed from Fond du Lac Tribal Council
(Minnesota) -- The Fond du Lac Reservation Business Committee has voted to remove a representative who was accused of improperly depositing a check to her personal bank...

7/29/2018

article Tribal hearing set for Monday
(Minnesota) -- After more than 20 percent of resident eligible voters signed a second petition to have her removed, a tribal hearing for Fond du Lac Reservation Business...

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