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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

Robert Bueno Jr. has been missing since Sept. 9. (credit: Fond Du Lac Tribal Police Department)

Police: Man Missing From Black Bear Casino Has Been Found

The 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.

09/12/2013

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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.

05/15/2013

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Crime Alert Canceled After Duluth Boy Found

A crime alert was canceled within hours of being issued Monday after a Duluth boy went missing.

05/06/2013

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Rybak, City Council Approve New Chief Harteau

The 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.

11/30/2012

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Pre-Kindergarten Program Helping Close Achievement Gap

In most school districts, children start school at age 5 when they go to kindergarten.

09/27/2012

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Minn., Wis. & N.D. Tribes To Recieve Settlement Money

Some Native American tribes have started receiving their shares of a $1 billion settlement with the U.S. government over mismanagement of their money and trust lands, while others are waiting and remain undecided on what to do with their windfall.

06/22/2012

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‘U Of M’ Launches Online Ojibwe-English Dictionary

A new tool to preserve the culture of the Ojibwe people is now online.

03/14/2012

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Mpls. Schools Celebrate Native American Culture

There are Native American drummers, fry bread cooks and dancers in the Minneapolis schools for the district’s annual celebration of American Indian culture.

11/16/2011

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Tribes’ Gaming History Makes It Tough For Newcomers

Whether it’s racinos or a downtown Minneapolis casino, many proposals have been launched over the years claiming state and local governments deserve a shot to cash in on casino gaming.

05/05/2011

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Native American Family Involvement Day In Mpls

Minneapolis Public Schools celebrate Native American Family Involvement Day Thursday. Schools across the district are holding special events for students and families and it’s open to all parents and guardians.

11/17/2010