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DNR Shafts Minnesotans with Upper Sioux Agency State Park Sellout

By |July 16th, 2023|Categories: Updates|

There is a lot more to the story than what is reported below. Reasons for transferring this gem of Minnesota's outdoor heritage are window dressing for the DNR bureaucracy's dodging its responsibility to represent and serve ALL Minnesotans. See Rob Drieslein's intro below. UPPER SIOUX LAND Outdoor Insights By Rob Drieslein Outdoor News Minnesota July 14, 2023 https://npaper-wehaa.com/outdoornews#2023/07/s1 The public [...]

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‘Tribal sovereignty’ exposed in ML Rez Amicus Brief

By |June 7th, 2023|Categories: Updates|

Tribes being used to expand Federal jurisdiction over states PERM and Mille Lacs Equal Rights Foundation have jointly filed an Amicus Brief on the Mille Lacs reservation boundary ruling. The Brief supports Mille Lacs County's appeal of the Eighth Circuit court's ruling that the entire long-disestablished 61,000-acre reservation still exists. PERM early on committed to a well-argued Brief, counting on [...]

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DNR spawning closures blunder explains a lot

By |May 9th, 2023|Categories: Updates|

Explanation reveals who the DNR really serves A story in Mixed Bag, DNR announces temporary, seasonal fishing closures, Outdoor News Minnesota, May 3, 2023 (below). The report exposes the DNR’s failure to serve all citizens of Minnesota. The DNR tries to finesse an obvious contradiction in their report on what waters get closed to protect spawning fish or doesn’t get [...]

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Tribe blocks roads crossing reservation, landowners isolated

By |February 20th, 2023|Categories: Updates|

A recent New York Times article reported on a tribal blockade of roads in Wisconsin, Amid land dispute deadlock, tribe blocks streets. (They are not “streets.”) It gives non-tribal MN residents in the newly expanded ML reservation a real-time example of what private property landowners face if they are located within a reservation. The currently deadlocked dispute involves four backroads [...]

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Mille Lacs Band granted police powers over reclaimed reservation

By |January 13th, 2023|Categories: Updates|

A court ruling announced January 12th, in a press release from Mille Lacs County Administrator Dillon Hayes, restores the Mille Lacs Band's ownership of the long dis-established 1855 Mille Lacs Reservation. This includes civil and criminal authority over all persons in that territory. As PERM has often pointed out, such jurisdiction covers all natural resources. That puts anything related to [...]

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Rez boundary suit affordable. Appeals next!

By |December 27th, 2022|Categories: Updates|

Steve Johnson, Letter of the Week, Mille Lacs Messenger, finds cost of the Mille Lacs Reservation Boundary lawsuit to be relatively modest. He hopes ML County Commissioners will move forward through an APPEALS process. PERM's concern is that an expanded reservation puts a lot more natural resources--including hunting and fishing--under tribal management control. Read more below Mille Lacs Messenger Letter [...]

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