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Leaders Sworn into Minnesota Chippewa Tribe

VERMILION- On Friday at the Fortune Bay Resort Casino on the Bois Forte Reservation, leaders of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe gathered to swear in newly elected tribal officials at their regular quarterly meeting. Stated in the press release, elections were held in April and June...

Governor Dayton Authorizes State Disaster Assistance For Itasca County And Leech Lake Band Of Ojibwe

Governor Mark Dayton today issued a letter authorizing an estimated $22,950 in relief for Itasca County and an estimated $62,250 for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe from the State Disaster Assistance Contingency Account. Both Itasca County and the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe...

Leech Lake Swears In New Chairman

The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe held a swearing in ceremony for its new chairman. Faron Jackson Senior beat Carri Jones in the 2016 reservation election by claiming over 50 percent of the total vote. The voting finished in April. In addition, Leroy Staples Fairbanks claimed a...

Rural Renewable Energy Alliance Awarded Grant to Fund Community Solar on Leech Lake Reservation

PINE RIVER- The nonprofit organization Rural Renewable Energy Alliance, or RREAL, has been awarded a $500,000 grant to fund a 200kW share solar array in the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. The Backus-based company will generate electricity from a community solar garden to benefit...

EPA Details Leech Lake Site Cleanup

A new plan could finally clean up a part of the Leech Lake reservation that deals with contaminated soil. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) visited Cass Lake on Saturday to discuss what they feel is the best possible fix. After an idea for the project was met with...

Jackson Elected Leech Lake Tribal Chairperson; Fairbanks Reelected District III Rep

The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwa held its election last Tuesday, according to a story in the Bemidji Pioneer. Faron Jackson Sr., defeated incumbent Carri Jones and five other challengers, to win the race for Leech Lake Tribal Chairperson with nearly 53 percent for he vote. In...

Leech Lake School Earns Federal Renovation Money

The federal government has announced about $25 million in federal funding for the run-down Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School. Rodents, roof leaks, exposed wiring and mold have created a building that officials have said isn’t fit to be a school. Minnesota government officials...

Leech Lake Safe House Search

One man from Bena is working to get community members to volunteer their homes as safe houses for at-risk LGBTQ youth on the Leech Lake reservation.  

Leech Lake Tribal College Names New Library

The Larry Aitken Library officially became the name of Leech Lake Tribal College’s new libary Friday afternoon.

Common Ground 617 – Duane Goodwin Stone Cutter Class

A stone carving artist of The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe shares his knowledge through a n instructional class and tour of his artwork. Duane Goodwin shares his years of experience carving art from solid stone with a small class at his rural studio and takes us along to a display...

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