When it comes to the automatic spending cuts that began taking effect this month, federal lawmakers spared programs that serve the nation’s most vulnerable — such as food stamps, Medicare, Medicaid and veterans’ assistance — from hard hits.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced $25,000 grants to each of four recipients in the Great Lakes region, including a Minnesota tribe and a Wisconsin nonprofit organization.
Tribal economies could see a boost with a new rule that makes it easier — and possibly timelier — for some industrial facilities to obtain permits to do business on American Indian reservations.
Federal authorities say they’ve moved to stop a ring suspected of illegally netting and selling walleye on two Indian reservations in northern Minnesota.
Ojibwe band members went fishing before last year’s opener to force a treaty dispute into court, but the state still hasn’t brought charges, and the issue is ongoing as the 2011 opener approaches.
A Red Lake man was shot by police after they said he tried to run over an officer following a crime spree that included 10 thefts and burglaries as well as the theft of three vehicles.