Chippewa Tribes To Challenge Rights To Off-Reservation RicingWild rice is, without question, the most culturally-important food to Minnesota's Native American people. Wild Rice that is growing on pristine northern lakes is now in season. It is an annual activity that can be harvested by anyone, assuming they purchase the $15-per-day or $25-per-season license.
EPA Rejects Variance For Mesabi Nugget Iron Plant The federal Environmental Protection Agency has reversed itself and rejected a water quality variance for the Mesabi Nugget iron processing plant near Hoyt Lakes. Environmentalists and Chippewa bands had challenged the EPA's 2012 decision to grant the variance. They said it improperly allowed the plant to exceed state standards for pollutant discharges.
Wisconsin's Largest Wolf Hunt Zone To Close Wisconsin's largest wolf-hunting zone is about to close, leaving only a single zone open just three weeks into the season.
MN Tribes Outlaw Wolf Hunt; Protesters Vow To End ItMinnesota's first regulated wolf hunting season will start Saturday amid controversy.