White Earth Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing Mahnomen man. Dennis Evan Lang Jr., 23, was last seen at a party on the night of Halloween. His friends and family have not heard from him since. Lang stands 5-feet-6-inches tall, weighs 140 pounds and has green eyes and short brown hair. He also has a short beard and a mustache.
A man was shot in the leg and another beaten in Beltrami County during a scuffle over Facebook posts and an unpaid debt early Friday morning.
A 37-year-old White Earth man has been indicted and is accused of producing, receiving and possessing child pornography. On Tuesday in federal court, Corey Victor Bevins was charged with three counts of production of child pornography, five counts of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.
A White Earth man was sentenced Thursday for assaulting a woman and possessing a short-barreled shotgun at the time of his arrest. Michael James Deegan, 24, was sentenced to 92 months and 60 months to be served concurrently for one count of possession of an unregistered firearm and one count of assault resulting in substantial bodily injury.
The leader of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe says a federal government shutdown could have ramifications on the northwestern Minnesota tribe’s health services and its fishery.
Tribal lands will be off limits to wolf hunters when Minnesota’s wolf season opens Saturday.
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.
Eight men huddle around a drum as a haze of burnt sage hangs in the air. The drummers, all of whom have done time in prison, sing a song that honors the pipe and tobacco used in traditional American Indian ceremonies.