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Ex-Babbitt Fire Chief Sentenced For Setting Fires

A former fire chief from northeastern Minnesota has been sentenced for setting fires in Superior National Forest.

04/10/2014

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Charges Dropped Against Some In ‘Operation Squarehook’

A U.S. District Court judge is dismissing charges against five Native American defendants who were accused of poaching walleye from northern Minnesota lakes and selling them on the black market. The five are among the dozens of people charged last spring following an extensive undercover operation by the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and tribal fish and game agents. The two-year sting was code named “Operation Squarehook,” in reference to the nets used to capture large numbers of game fish.

11/26/2013

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Charges Against 5 Dismissed In Fish Poaching Case

A federal judge is dismissing charges against five people accused of poaching walleye and other fish from the Red Lake and Leech Lake reservations and selling them on the black market.

11/25/2013