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Two incumbents ousted in White Earth tribal races

Voters on the White Earth Indian Reservation in northwest Minnesota rejected two incumbents and returned a third to office on Tuesday. In unofficial election results, Secretary-Treasurer Tara Mason was outpolled by Leonard Roy 1,134 to 1,082 votes.

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6/13/2018

article Mason ousted in White Earth secretary-treasurer race
(Minnesota) -- Two of three incumbents lost their seats on the Tribal Council in a close White Earth general election Tuesday. Secretary-Treasurer Tara Mason was...
article Two incumbents ousted in White Earth tribal races
(Minnesota) -- Voters on the White Earth Indian Reservation in northwest Minnesota rejected two incumbents and returned a third to office on Tuesday. In unofficial...

5/18/2018

article Northwest Minn. woman accused of borrowing tribal funds exonerated
(Minnesota) -- The White Earth Tribal council voted 3-2 Friday to exonerate Secretary-Treasurer Tara Mason, who was censured earlier this year by a vote of the Minnesota...

3/9/2018

article Chippewa tribal board votes to censure White Earth secretary-treasurer, exonerates chairman
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Chippewa Tribe's Executive Committee on Thursday voted to censure White Earth Secretary-Treasurer Tara Mason, while exonerating White...
article White Earth Secretary-Treasurer censured: TEC votes 5-4 against Tara Mason
(Minnesota) -- More drama from White Earth: The Minnesota Chippewa Tribe's Executive Committee on Thursday voted to censure White Earth Secretary-Treasurer Tara...

3/8/2018

article Chippewa tribal board votes to censure White Earth secretary-treasurer, exonerates chairman
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Chippewa Tribe's Executive Committee on Thursday voted to censure White Earth Secretary-Treasurer Tara Mason, while exonerating White...
article TEC votes 5-4 to censure Tara Mason
(Minnesota) -- More drama from White Earth: The Minnesota Chippewa Tribe's Executive Committee on Thursday voted to censure White Earth Secretary-Treasurer Tara...

3/3/2018

article White Earth Nation plagued by infighting ahead of primary election
(Minnesota) -- The White Earth Nation is heading into election season and it's not looking pretty. According to The Detroit Lakes Tribune, Chairman Terry Tibbetts is...

2/28/2018

article Allegations fly in White Earth: Tribal secretary-treasurer, chairman seek to oust each other
(Minnesota) -- The White Earth secretary-treasurer and tribal chairman have filed charges against each other, seeking to have each other censured and removed from office.

2/24/2018

article Three White Earth candidates run as a coalition
(Minnesota) -- Three White Earth candidates are campaigning together under a unity platform in the White Earth Primary Election on April 3: Leonard Alan Roy is running...

2/23/2018

article Drug court approved on White Earth Indian reservation
(Minnesota) -- After more than a year of planning, the Minnesota Judicial Branch has approved a new drug court on the White Earth Indian reservation. Tribal and county...

2/19/2018

article Better Food Gets Closer in Minnesota
(Minnesota) -- The name says it all: the Good Food Access Program helps small food retailers reach people in parts of the state with limited access to healthy and...

12/22/2017

article Heroin Overdoses Led to “Urgent” Public Health Crisis
(Minnesota) -- Police Chief Michael LaRoque says the second wave of heroin overdoses in recent months on the White Earth Indian Reservation in Minnesota has led to an...

12/19/2017

article Series of overdoses on White Earth Reservation
(Minnesota) -- White Earth Tribal Government has issued what it calls an urgent public health crisis after seven drug overdoses including two deaths within 48 hours....

12/10/2017

article Roy to take on Mason for secretary-treasurer job
(Minnesota) -- Alan Roy, who formerly managed strategic affairs for the tribe, is challenging Tara Mason for the White Earth secretary-treasurer job. Over the past year...

11/26/2017

article White Earth secretary-treasurer exonerated
(Minnesota) -- White Earth Secretary-Treasurer Tara Mason is off the hook. An attempt by White Earth Tribal Chairman Terry Tibbetts to censure her fell flat Wednesday,...

11/22/2017

article White Earth Tribe secretary-treasurer exonerated
(Minnesota) -- White Earth Secretary-Treasurer Tara Mason is off the hook. An attempt by White Earth Tribal Chairman Terry Tibbetts to censure her fell flat Wednesday,...

10/15/2017

article White Earth tribal chairman seeks removal of secretary-treasurer
(Minnesota) -- This should make things a little awkward at White Earth Tribal Council meetings: Tribal Chairman Terry Tibbetts has filed charges with the Minnesota...

10/11/2017

article White Earth artist sharing culture at next lifelong learning program
(Minnesota) -- Simon Zornes, an accomplished Ojibwe artist, will share connections with the natural world that are central to Native American experience, creativity and...

10/9/2017

article Minnesota Governor Campaign Puts White Earth Band of Ojibwe Front and Center
(Minnesota) -- A member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe has been named as a running mate in the Minnesota governor’s race. State Rep. Peggy Flanagan of St. Louis...

10/6/2017

article Capitol Chatter: Walz running mate a White Earth member
(Minnesota) -- U.S. Rep. Tim Walz became the first Minnesota governor candidate to pick a running mate, and if elected lieutenant governor she would become the highest...

9/30/2017

article Star Lake casino proposal findings of fact on website
(Minnesota) -- Consultant Larry Kramka and county commissioners previously discussed the proposed findings of fact and Environmental Impact Statement fee estimates for...

9/24/2017

article White Earth Reservation receives state grant to fight 'food desert' problem with food truck
(Minnesota) -- According to the latest statistics, 90 percent of White Earth Nation in northern Minnesota is considered a federally-recognized "food desert."...
article Jury trial canceled in Minn. horse starvation case, plea hearing set
(Minnesota) -- A rural Waubun man, charged with three felonies in Becker County District Court for allegedly causing the death of three horses under his care through...

9/23/2017

article County Board okays EIS findings declaration, cost
(Minnesota) -- The county board of commissioners, on Sept. 5, gave momentum to the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process for the proposed Star Lake casino. Board...

9/19/2017

article White Earth Nation sticks by casino project despite delay in environmental review
(Minnesota) -- Tribes are used to long waits for casino projects due to lengthy reviews at the federal level. But the White Earth Nation is finding out that local...

8/28/2017

article Otter Tail County raise questions over environmental impact of new Star Lake casino
(Wisconsin) -- The White Earth Band of Chippewa has plans to set up a new land-based casino on Star Lake in the rural parts of Otter Tail County. Although the band has...

8/26/2017

article Proposed casino faces further scrutiny [2nd Item]
(Minnesota) -- Otter Tail County commissioners last week voted to request a full environmental impact statement (EIS) for a proposed casino on Star Lake. The White Earth...

8/24/2017

article McFeely: Casino opponents get a victory, for now
(Minnesota) -- Opponents of a proposed casino project on Minnesota's Star Lake won an important victory Tuesday, Aug. 22, but whether it's a lasting one is far...

8/23/2017

article Otter Tail County officials vote for EIS; victory for opponents of Star Lake casino
(Minnesota) -- Round one goes to opponents of the proposed Shooting Star Casino and Resort planned by the White Earth Nation for the shores of Star Lake in Otter Tail...

8/22/2017

article McFeely: Casino opponents get a victory, for now
(Minnesota) -- Opponents of a proposed casino project on Minnesota's Star Lake won an important victory Tuesday, Aug. 22, but whether it's a lasting one is far...
article Star Lake Casino Project Clears Another Hurdle
(Minnesota) -- The Star Lake Casino project overcomes another hurdle. Otter Tail County officials met in Fergus Falls to discuss whether or not to move forward with the...

8/19/2017

article White Earth Reservation flag added to county museum's permanent collection
(Minnesota) -- Anyone who has visited the Becker County Museum in the past few years has noticed the national, state and county flags on display in the upper level. But...

8/17/2017

article $100,000 Super Bowl Fund Grant Creates White Earth Reservation Skate Parks
(Minnesota) -- By the end of August, Native youth at Pine Point on the White Earth Reservation will be hitting the quarter pipes, half pipes, obstacles and ramps in a...

8/6/2017

article Otter Tail County board considering further environmental review on Star Lake casino
(Minnesota) -- Officials in Otter Tail County, on July 11, accepted a consultant’s recommendation to continue its environmental review of the White Earth Nation...

7/24/2017

article White Earth receives $100,000 Legacy funding for new skate park
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Legacy Fund awarded the White Earth Reservation Tribal Council a $100,000 grant to build the reservation's...

7/11/2017

article Final Decision on Star Lake Casino Project Hits Snag
(Minnesota) -- Otter Tail County leaders have decided to delay a final decision on the proposed Star Lake Casino project. A county commission vote on the project was...

7/10/2017

article Otter Tail County Board eyes Star Lake casino project
(Minnesota) -- Officials in Ottery Tail County, Minnesota are considering whether to take a closer look at a casino proposal by the White Earth Nation and the possible...

6/29/2017

article $7 million already spent on Star Lake Casino
(Minnesota) -- White Earth Nation has spent about $7 million so far on the proposed Star Lake Casino project, Tribal Secretary-Treasurer Tara Mason said at a meeting...
article Star Lake Casino may go to vote of tribal members: New White Earth ordinance provides for referendum elections
(Minnesota) -- The White Earth Tribal Council has taken the first step towards allowing a vote of the people to decide the fate of the proposed Star Lake Casino near...

6/28/2017

article White Earth has spent millions on Star Lake project
(Minnesota) -- White Earth Nation has spent about $7 million so far on the proposed Star Lake Casino project, Tribal Secretary-Treasurer Tara Mason said at a meeting...

6/12/2017

article Star Lake Casino: Environmental Assessment Public Hearing This Week
(Minnesota) -- A packed house is expected Thursday night for an informational meeting about a controversial casino proposal on a lake east of Pelican Rapids. Many...

5/15/2017

article Star Lake casino use permit decision still on hold
(Minnesota) -- Environmental reviews are still taking place related to a proposed casino submitted by the White Earth Nation on the southwest side of Star Lake in...

5/9/2017

article White Earth worries loss of state money may cripple school's progress
(Minnesota) -- Students at Circle of Life Academy needed to complete two important tasks on a recent Thursday: the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments, and ceremonies...

4/18/2017

article STANLEY: Off-reservation gaming comes to my backyard – and it’s not pretty
(Minnesota) -- The issue of off-reservation tribal casinos is one of those dry and frustrating topics I’ve generally tried to avoid when reporting and writing...

2/28/2017

article Done Deal? The Star Lake Casino Project
(Minnesota) -- A proposed casino on an undeveloped portion of Star Lake is raising concerns and leaving questions unanswered. Members of White Earth Nation and people of...

2/22/2017

article White Earth's Soule to be Minnesota State board member
(Minnesota) -- A White Earth Nation judge will join the Minnesota State board of trustees. Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday, Feb. 22, named George W. Soule to fill a...

2/13/2017

article LETTER: Star Lake Casino a bad idea; don't drink the tribal Kool-Aid
(Minnesota) -- You'd never realize from that Detroit Lakes Tribune's promotional piece about the Star Lake Casino that the South Arm of Star Lake is a big slough...

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