Native American

South Dakota Native American Tribe To Open First Ever Marijuana ResortA small South Dakota Native American tribe is taking on a new venture to attract tourism. The Santee Sioux are opening the nation's first marijuana resort on its reservation.
Mille Lacs Band Of Ojibwe Agrees To Halt Netting Due To Walleye CrisisWith the Minnesota state fish in crisis, a Native American tribe Friday said it would not net walleye on Lake Mille Lacs next year.
Minnesota Tribe Donates To South Dakota Language ProgramOglala Lakota College in western South Dakota has received a grant of $25,000 from a Native American tribe in Minnesota to help fund the school's Lakota language immersion program.
Good Question: How Did Minnesota Get Its Name?On May 11, 1858, Minnesota officially became the 32nd state. So, Cassandra from Cannon Falls asks: How did Minnesota get its name? Good Question.
Tensions Mount In Aftermath Of Shooting By SD Police OfficerSome Rapid City Native American leaders are upset they were left out of a meeting Monday with Mayor Sam Kooiker over the death of a tribal member who was shot and killed by a Rapid City police officer because he allegedly charged at the officer with a knife.
SD Native Community Mourns Police Shooting VictimMembers of Rapid City's Native American community are mourning the death of a man who was shot and killed by a police officer after allegedly attacking the officer with a knife.
Minn. Legal Scholar Among 2014 MacArthur 'Genius Grant' Winners A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants." The Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced on Wednesday the 2014 recipients, who will each receive $625,000 to spend any way they like.
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.
Police: Man Missing From Black Bear Casino Has Been FoundThe missing 22-year-old man who's been gone since Monday was found safe on Thursday evening. Authorities said Robert Bueno Jr. had last been seen at the Black Bear Casino in Carlton, Minn., in the early hours of Sept. 9. Family was concerned for his welfare. It was unclear how he left the casino.
Quirk In Health Law May Affect Some Native Americans In Minn.A wrinkle in the federal Affordable Care Act that could affect tens of thousands of people who consider themselves Native Americans nationwide isn't expected to hit many in Minnesota.
Crime Alert Canceled After Duluth Boy FoundA crime alert was canceled within hours of being issued Monday after a Duluth boy went missing.
Rybak, City Council Approve New Chief HarteauThe Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously to confirm the nomination of Janeé Harteau on Friday morning. She joined the Minneapolis Police Department as an officer in 1987, and has worked her way up to assistance chief.