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PolyMet Critics Say Environmental Review Flawed

Opponents of the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota charged Thursday new data show that the state’s new draft environmental review for the project underestimates how much contaminated water could flow from the mine, raising serious questions about the long-term costs of treating it.

01/23/2014

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Feds Say Native Mob Gang Dented But Work Remains

Federal prosecutors say they’ve weakened a violent American Indian gang known for terrorizing people in the Upper Midwest now that an alleged leader and two members have been convicted in one of the largest gang cases to come out of Indian Country.

03/20/2013

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3 Convicted In Indian Gang Trial

A federal jury reached a verdict Tuesday in the case involving three alleged members of an American Indian gang accused of running a criminal enterprise that terrorized people in the Upper Midwest.

03/19/2013

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Prosecutor: ‘Native Mob’ Gang Used Violence

Jurors are hearing closing arguments in the racketeering trial of three members of an American Indian gang known for terrorizing people in the Upper Midwest.

03/12/2013

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Judge Tosses Out Tribes’ Lawsuit On Fighting Sioux Nickname

A judge has thrown out a federal lawsuit by a committee of tribal members trying to save the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux nickname, an issue that has been debated on several fronts since the NCAA in 2005 declared the moniker hostile and abusive.

05/02/2012

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Grant To Address American Indian Teen Pregnancy

The University of South Dakota and the nonprofit Sanford Research have been awarded a $1.5 million grant to address teen pregnancy rates among American Indians.

10/17/2011