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Missing Kids Found Safe in Menahga
On Sunday night, the Menahga Police Department responded to a call of two missing children. The department quickly rallied several agencies and found the children about half a mile away from their residence, cold, but unharmed. The Menahga Police Department were assisted by the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office, the Menahga...
Hubbard County Sheriff's Report
The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the northern part of Hubbard County from Feb. 8-13. Bus arm violation — Stop arm violation, black SUV; kids were on the ground. Hazard — Vehicle broke down, partially blocking lanes. Business check — Business check, Main Street W., Nevis. ...
Public Notice: Preliminary Approval of Proposed Cannabis Regulations by the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
CASS LAKE, MN – The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe’s Cannabis Regulatory Commission has announced the preliminary approval of a comprehensive set of proposed Cannabis Regulations this week. The regulations aim to establish a robust framework to govern cannabis-related business activities within the reservation, aligning closely with state laws to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the community.
Leech Lake Resident Kari Fisherman Runs for District III Representative: Focusing on Youth, Elders, and Housing
Kari Fisherman, a resident of Leech Lake Reservation, is a candidate for District III Representative. Fisherman, a mother and aunt, completed her high school education at Cass Lake – Bena High School in 2003 and earned an A.A. degree in Indigenous Leadership from Leech Lake Tribal College in 2022. She currently works as an Executive Assistant for the incumbent District III Representative, LeRoy Fairbanks, and has over a decade of experience in the Administration office.
The old and the new
I received a nice letter from my neighbors in Walker. We share the same space in front of our homes for our two garbage cans and since they didn’t send a picture with their letter, and they seem to enjoy funny things, I used the one above. They won’t mind; they are such good neighbors. They give me so much food, I can’t eat it all. Ron and Sharon Palmer spend the winters in Florida and when they received their Jan. 24 issue of The...
Candidate Essay: Glen “Tuffy” Fisher, Jr.
District III Candidate: Glen “Tuffy” Fisher, Jr. Glen “Tuffy” Fisher, Jr. Ahneen, I am Glen “Tuffy” Fisher, Jr., together we can the help to the District III communities with their crucial issues. We need housing, jobs, more youth activities, hiring Band members at the Public Safety and other Leech Lake Divisions and Programs, funding restored for the Elders Program and Temporary Employment Program, and strongly support a Relief Package. If elected District III Representative, I am here to work on achieving our priorities and not just another empty promise. We need to fight for an even distribution of the resources when District III is three (3) times larger than District I and IL District III is expected to be successful with three times less than the financial resources to help the people. I want to make sure the needs of the People are addressed and that they have a voice to speak for them.
WAF Board donates $75,000 to Walker Library
Founded in 2002, the Walker Area Foundation’s mission continues to be to enhance the quality of life in the area “where we live, work and play.” The current WAF Board has worked effortlessly to create an endowment to improve and support the Walker area. The Board is partnering with the Walker Library Board by donating $75,000 for the naming rights to the fireplace reading lounge at the Dale and Harriet Jones Library. WAF Board members pictured are (from left) Jenn Arnold, Mike Nelson and Kathi Cadmus with the Walker Library Board, Gary Weigel, Harold Sherbrooke and Kristin Holly. Not pictured is Ineke Leer.
Local Resident Michael Reyes Runs for Leech Lake Chair, Pledges to Prioritize Community Needs
Michael Reyes, a lifelong resident of the Leech Lake Reservation, is a candidate for the Leech Lake Chair position. Reyes, who has lived in Cass Lake for most of his life, has a family of five children with his wife, Erin Reyes. The family has lived in the Norway Heights neighborhood since 2012. Reyes previously campaigned for the chair position in 2016, driven by the drug issues in his community.
Candidate Essay: Delmar Jones III
Our next District Ill Representative, Delmar Jones Ill has blazed a trail during his campaign with his Political Reform Platform. Delmar has changed the political environment with his series of Campaign Videos, Live Q&A Sessions, Direct Communication style and his fearless speaking truth to power. Delmar has not only promised real change, but is offering all of Leech Lake Liberation from our obsolete, repressive system of corrupted government.
Tribal Chairman Candidate, Branden Bowstring, Advocates for Youth, Elders, and Cultural Preservation
Branden Bowstring, a tribal chairman candidate, has shared his plans for the tribe. Bowstring, who has experience as a powwow mc, professional wrestler, headstart teacher, and class president at Leech Lake Tribal College, is aiming to modify the tribe's operations. He points out the unfulfilled promises of previous elections, especially those concerning children, elders, and culture, and the divisive nature of tribal politics.
The Lions Den
It is feeling a lot like spring and with warmer weather the Trishaw will begin another summer of rides. We have some amazing “Pilots” who literally pedal hundreds of miles every summer. I am not sure when we will start giving rides again but it will be when the weather has become comfortably warm for both rider and pilot. I will definitely keep you posted when that will be. Last...
Winter classes for kids at Happy Dancing Turtle
Happy Dancing Turtle is offering classes for 4- and 5-year-olds to learn about sustainability and nature appreciation. Beginning March 11 and continuing for five other Mondays through May 27, the Tiny Turtles program offers children time to explore the natural world around them at the Hunt Utilities Group Resilient Living Campus. “Through outdoor play and exploration, kids will learn about plants, animals, and their habitats, and much more! There are...
Candidate Essay: Terri Finn-Goggleye
I, Terri Finn-Goggleye stand before you today with a profound sense of responsibility as I begin my candidacy for the position of Chairperson. This is not merely a personal endeavor but a commitment to the welfare and prosperity of our Band. I believe that together, we can build a future that preserves our traditions while embracing progress.
Faith in Action accessible van available in Cass County
Do you know someone who struggles to get in and out of a vehicle? Or someone who doesn’t get to their appointments because it is difficult to get out of the house? Faith in Action can help with these issues in Cass County. Volunteers drive a wheelchair-accessible van that provides another transportation option for Cass County residents. A crew of skilled volunteers can also help with accessibility projects such as ramps, stairs, railings and other critical home repairs. ...
Leech Lake Band Public Notice: FY25 Public Budget Hearings
CASS LAKE – The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Accounting Department is pleased to announce the schedule for the FY25 Budget Public Hearings. These important sessions are designed to involve community members directly in the budgetary process, ensuring their voices are heard and considered in financial planning. To accommodate everyone, the hearings will be accessible both in person and virtually via Zoom, making it convenient for all to participate.
Candidate Essay: Herschel J. Ogema SR
I, Herschel J. Ogema SR. will be a candidate for the Office of District 3 Representative. I look forward to representing all District 3 Leech Lake Enrollees. I have lived and worked on our Rez for the past 30 plus years; line cook at the old Palace Casino Youth Worker YCDPP Program-Blackjack dealer/Supervisor, Palace Casino-Custodian at Facility Center-Home School Advocate/Boys Basketball coach-Bus driver, Bug O Nay Ge Shig School-Home School Advocate/Bus Driver/Girls Basketball coach-Driver for Transportation Department-Activities Director, Men’s Halfway House-Program Manager for Sports and Recreation Department-Presently I’m Dispatch/Supervisor for Leech Lake Transportation-
Fireworks over Longville’s Girl Lake Saturday canceled
Due to safety concerns, March 2 scheduled fireworks over Girl Lake are canceled due to poor ice conditions. The Chili Cookoff at the Docksider will still take place.
Coffee and Conversation Thursday at The Chase
Keep up to date with what’s going on in Cass County and the city of Walker by attending “Coffee and Conversation,” Feb. 29, 8-10 a.m. at Chase on the Lake in Walker. Cass County Sheriff Bryan Welk, Walker Police Chief Peter Anderley and Walker Mayor Jerecho Worth will be on hand to offer information and answer questions on a variety of topics. Join them for open conversation, questions and answers!
Candidate Essay: Gerald White
Boozhoo Niizhoogaaboindiizhinikaaz, Chi-aachabawning indoonjiba. Greetings, esteemed members of Gaa-zagashkwaajimekaag As I stand before you, I come with a vision rooted in our shared values, a vision that embraces progress, empowerment, and unity. Today, I am honored to presen a part of my platform as I seek your support to serve as Tribal Chairman.
District III Candidate Pete Jackson Unveils Community Improvement Plans
Pete Jackson, a District III candidate, has shared his plans for the community. Raised by his single mother, Ramona Jackson, he values resilience and perseverance. He recognizes the importance of community support programs and the challenges in accessing them. Jackson is dedicated to simplifying the process of connecting individuals with these programs.