BEMIDJI - Leech Lake and White Earth Ojibwe bands want to co-manage all northern Minnesota resources with the state of Minnesota, asserting treaty rights allowing that. That goal became clear Monday in a letter from Leech Lake Tribal Chairman Archie LaRose to state Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Holsten to call off a hastily arranged meeting which would have been this morning in St.
BEMIDJI, Minn. - Three more cases of bovine tuberculosis were found in Beltrami County cattle, but officials say the effect will be minimal as the animals come from within a bovine TB management zone. Three mature cows tested positive for bovine TB, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health said Wednesday, but they were cattle sent to slaughter as part of a buyout herd under new state legislation to control the spread of the disease among cattle. The herd is located in the state's Modified Accredited Zone, within the bovine TB management zone, the board said. On Oct. 10, the U..S.
BEMDIJI, Minn. - State government needs to live within its means, says House Minority Leader Marty Seifert. That means his House Republican Caucus will back up GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty on any veto he makes on DFL tax increases, which is expected. "We do have a surplus," Seifert, R-Marshall, said Wednesday in a telephone interview. "The governor did put 9.3 percent (state budget increase) on the table. If you've got different priorities, then shift the shells around and try to make it work." The DFL-led House would boost state income taxes $543 million, targeting most to property tax relief.