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WHITE EARTH

Native American women make up less than 1% of Minnesota’s overall population but are 20% of the state's female prison inmates.
Oil has been flowing through the completed pipeline for months now, but the White Earth Band of Ojibwe — Minnesota's largest Native American tribe with about 20,000 members — continues fighting the project in court, and through extraordinary surveillance efforts.
MacKenzie Scott, former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, is giving away billions of dollars to charity.
Kent Estey's show "Hope and Healing" runs through April 30 at the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids.

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Mike Swan is an elder in the village of Pine Point on the White Earth Reservation, 20 miles from Park Rapids. He grew up in the village, attending the old school. He said there weren’t many opportunities for drama at that time.
With Dennis Banks and others, Bellecourt in 1968 co-founded the American Indian Movement (AIM), a grassroots group of Indians in Minneapolis that inspired a generation of Native activists on reservations and inner cities across the country.
Police are seeking information on the person who fled the scene.
The 2007 murder of Chad Swedberg in rural Ogema will be featured on the next episode of "Reasonable Doubt," an ID Network show that re-examines controversial murder cases, on Monday, July 19 at 9 p.m. Kenneth Andersen has been serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole after being convicted of Swedberg's murder in 2008.
Demonstrators urged President Joe Biden and Gov. Tim Walz to listen to Indigenous nations in northern Minnesota who are opposed to the pipeline, which would cross near reservation land and through waterways.
OGEMA, Minn. — A robber armed with a semiautomatic rifle made off with an undetermined amount of cash in a robbery on Wednesday, Nov. 11, according to a news release from the White Earth Police Department.

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Dawson Winter, Billy Fletcher, Shawn Niesen and Jeremy Londo were dispatched to Fox Fire, near Callahan, Calif., in the Klamath National Forest, on Sept. 15. They expect to return home to the White Earth area in another week.
MAHNOMEN, Minn. — The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is assisting the White Earth Tribal Police Department in an investigation into the death of a 32-year-old woman in Mahnomen County.
ST. PAUL — In normal times, even a top official with the state of Minnesota might take a few days off after a family member dies.

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