Fond du Lac
An American Indian band in northeastern Minnesota is joining a government effort to return lands on reservations to tribal ownership. The U.S. Interior Department says the Fond du Lac Band of Minnesota Chippewa is among 21 Indian communities in 12 states that will join the land buyback program by 2017. That brings the number of locations in the program to 42.
The Fond du Lac Band of Chippewa has named 13 northeastern Minnesota lakes where members intend to exercise their treaty rights to spear walleyes this spring. The tribe worked with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to set quotas and select the lakes.
Some strange booms have shaken residents in Fond du Lac County. The series of explosion-like sounds rattled residents from Waupun, Campbellsport and elsewhere Tuesday and sent Fond du Lac County sheriff’s deputies out looking for a cause.
Authorities in northern Minnesota are asking for help finding a missing 22-year-old man who was last heard from late last month. Michial David Annamitta Jr. was last heard from on Nov. 23, 2013, the Fond du Lac Tribal Police Department says. He had been staying in Sawyer, Minn., about 30 miles southwest of Duluth.
A school bus driver in northeastern Minnesota is charged with child endangerment after a 3-year-old boy was left on a bus for three hours in the freezing cold.
Tribal lands will be off limits to wolf hunters when Minnesota’s wolf season opens Saturday.
Fond du Lac County sheriff’s officials say they believe a teenager is responsible for shooting an arrow that caused serious injuries to a 7-year-old Campbellsport girl.
The City of Duluth has lost another fight to get some of the money from the tribal casino in its downtown district.
Dozens of animals have been removed from a Wisconsin woman’s home.
A town of Fond du Lac man’s felony conviction for shooting his neighbor’s dog Shakes with a high-powered pellet gun has been upheld.
A Fond du Lac man got his hand stuck in a car’s gas tank after he reached in to try to retrieve a Snicker’s candy bar he saw inside.
A criminal complaint says a 9-year-old girl stabbed a Fond du Lac man in the back as he threatened to kill the girl’s mother.
Don Gorske plans to eat his 25,000th Big Mac on the 39th anniversary of eating his first.
One police officer has been killed and another critically wounded during a standoff at a house in eastern Wisconsin.
The Lake Superior Chippewa Fond du Lac Band has purchased on old hotel in downtown Duluth to expand its casino. But, plans to move forward with the expansion are on hold while the Fond du Lac Band fights with the city over its share of casino profits.