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Band shares climate actions with state agency leaders

As countries, cities and groups from around the world mark Climate Week 2022, the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa hosted state agency leaders to share actions the Band is taking to address...

 

Once-ignored knowledge now shaping science

If you come into contact with people working in and around natural resources in Minnesota you may hear the term TEK. It's a popular buzzword, which, confusingly, has little to do with technology....  Website

 

Legacy lives in beadwork and in book

For many of us, the opportunity to tell people how much we admire them or recognize their accomplishments slips away when that person passes from this life. Ozhaawashkogiizhigokwe Janis Fairbanks...

 

Spooky flower

Pine Knot editor Jana Peterson spied these pinkish-white Indian Pipe flowers along a trail at the Cloquet Forestry Center last week. Also sometimes called a "ghost flower" or "corpse flower," the...

 

'Unfavorable' conditions mean no wild-ricing

The harvest of wild rice on Fond du Lac Reservation lakes will be prohibited this year. The Band made the announcement last week. “Growing conditions were highly unfavorable this year and the decision was made to rest the on-reservation wild rice...

 

Our View: Thumbs up, down

THUMBS UP to the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa for making the hard, but seemingly necessary decision to prohibit wild rice harvesting on reservation lakes this season. The Band described growing conditions as “highly unfavorable” in... Full story

 

Obituary: Leonard Charles DeFoe Jr.

Leonard Charles DeFoe Jr., 69, of Cloquet passed away Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. He was born Oct. 6, 1952, to Leonard Charles DeFoe Sr. and Edith Peterson in Cloquet. He was a proud member of the Fond du... Full story

 

Obituary: Suzanne "Suzi" Ellen Monahan

Suzanne “Suzi” Ellen Monahan, 75, of Cloquet died at home peacefully in her sleep Monday, Aug. 22, 2022. She was born Feb. 9, 1947, in Minneapolis to Anthony and Margaret “Peggy” (Iverson)... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    August 26, 2022

Fire district staff shuffle settles

After close to 10 months of musical chairs, the Cloquet Area Fire District staff and board members celebrated a slew of promotions and other moves that have the district almost on stable ground in... Full story

 

Fond du Lac Band celebrates return of sacred sites

Just over a century ago, a work crew dug up the remains of nearly 200 Ojibwe people from a burial ground at the end of Wisconsin Point, a long peninsula that juts out into Lake Superior across the water from Duluth. Among the exhumed was Chief Osaugi...  Website

 
 By Dan Reed    News    August 26, 2022

Justice center breaks ground

After workers spent the past few weeks clearing the site of the future justice center, Carlton County commissioners and other dignitaries gathered for a traditional groundbreaking ceremony Monday...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    August 26, 2022

County to close its only youth shelter this fall

The only local youth shelter will be closing its doors this fall. Located in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Cloquet, the Carlton Youth Shelter, run by Lutheran Social Services, will close by Oct. 1 and the county will utilize a different LSS shelter...

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    August 19, 2022

Campground sale brings Knife Island history to light

For decades, Marcie Stolberg has kept the island next to her campground as sacred space, aware of the stories of long-ago Native American battles and tragedy. It was there, according to the 1937...

 
 By Brady Slater    Sports    August 19, 2022

Fond du Lac restores its annual lacrosse camp

Bryan "Bear" Bosto surveyed a sunlit field outside the Fond du Lac Ojibwe School last week, and spoke with pride. "We have a lot of Native talent in this game," said Bosto, organizer of the Lax-4-Life... Full story

 
 By Brady Slater    News    August 12, 2022

Teacher confronts board behavior

Another tumultuous week within the Wrenshall School District saw a school board member formally apologizing to one group of people, while offending another, and teachers and administrators... Full story

 
 By Brady Slater    News    August 12, 2022

Fond du Lac treatment center opens

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa unveiled its new $8 million addiction recovery center in Cloquet earlier this month to a throng of well-wishers, adding a new era of residential...

 

Letter to the editor: Comments 'degrading,' says FDLTCC board

The Fond du Lac Tribal College Board of Directors (FDLTCBOD) finds the comments made by a sitting Wrenshall school board member regarding our American Indian ancestors disrespectful and degrading. The comments made by the school board member were in... Full story

 

Obituary: Mark Ira Watters

Mark I. Watters, 67, of Crosby passed away July 19, 2022, due to a tragic accident. He was born Sept. 30, 1954, in Duluth, the son of Ira and Jacqueline (Molstad) Watters. Mark was a Cloquet High... Full story

 
 By Dan Kraker    News    July 22, 2022

Tribes sue EPA over new water quality standards

Two northern Minnesota Native American tribes have sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a bid to reverse recent changes the state made to its water quality standards. The tribes argue the changes are likely to damage wild rice and...  Website

 

Chippewa Tribe members vote to eliminate blood quantum

Members of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe have voted in a historic advisory referendum to eliminate a requirement that enrolled members must have 25 percent tribal blood. Out of nearly 7,800 ballots cast, 64 percent of voters said the “blood...  Website

 

Summer concert series begins

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College was set to kick off its Hot Summer Nights concerts Thursday with a show by the acoustic duo PK Mayo and John Wright. The concert series is free, and shows are...

 
 By Dan Reed    News    July 1, 2022

Elk farm stirs moratorium debate

A public meeting Monday regarding captive deer, elk and moose farms yielded two surprises: news of a new elk farm in the county and a state agency’s refusal to give county officials any information regarding the new business. The Minnesota Board...

 

Fond du Lac RBC will have two new members

The Fond du Lac Reservation Business Council will soon welcome two new members. Robert Abramowski will replace Ferdinand Martineau as secretary/treasurer of the tribal council, a position Martineau held for 16 years, and Brad Blacketter is the new...

 

Fire District sets special meeting for Wednesday

The Cloquet Area Fire District will hold a special open meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, in the Northwoods Room at the Cloquet Public Library. The consulting firm of Fitch & Associates will... Full story

 

FDL surveys coming

The Fond du Lac (FDL) Band of Lake Superior Chippewa planning division has launched a Housing and Community Needs Assessment household survey. The survey has two components: a randomly selected group of households on the reservation will receive a... Full story

 

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