The Mille Lacs Reservation Decision – What the Future Holds

Minnesotans should be concerned about a court ruling calling for the continued existence of the former Mille Lacs reservation. PERM's concerns include the impact a ruling would have on the area's natural resources. Multiple agencies (without any hierarchy of authority) would be governing these resources. This would create an endless source of conflict. An analysis by [...]

2022-06-20T21:39:31-05:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on The Mille Lacs Reservation Decision – What the Future Holds

Mille Lacs 2022 walleye regs confirm mismanagement

DNR press release a litany of excuses The DNR just released their regs for Mille Lacs walleye. The announcement came with a lot of verbiage. Mainly flimsy excuses for shutting down walleye angling again. For example, another drop in the quota was due to "below-average catches of 2018 and 2019 year classes in the fall walleye [...]

2022-03-30T11:19:07-05:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on Mille Lacs 2022 walleye regs confirm mismanagement

MLFAC talks upcoming regulations

MLFAC talks upcoming regulations By Eric Jacobson, Mille Lacs Messenger, March 9, 2022 The Mille Lacs Fisheries Advisory. Committee (MLFAC) Met on Fob. 15 at the Brainerd DNR offices to discuss a number of topics. First on the 'were introductions of all committee members. including 10 new members along with the DNR, staff that was present [...]

2022-03-17T17:33:31-05:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on MLFAC talks upcoming regulations

DNR Mille Lacs walleye reg FAIL–Mar 7 UPDATE

After twenty plus years – it's time for a new plan Javier Serna's report in Outdoor News gives us some real insight on the DNR's "co-management" of the Mille Lacs walleye fishery. (DNR weighing 2022 Mille Lacs open-water regulations, Outdoor News, February 25,) It is a great snapshot of the DNR's failed efforts currently and over [...]

2022-03-07T15:31:00-06:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on DNR Mille Lacs walleye reg FAIL–Mar 7 UPDATE

Take down the signs to again unite our area

Reservation boundary signs divisive Mike Jorgensen, in Take down the signs to again unite our area Letter of the Week, Mille Lacs Messenger, 2-16-22, responds to increasing divisiveness in the Mille Lacs area over tribal reservation boundary claims. Jorgensen challenged Mille Lacs Band statements about being “good neighbors.” Which came after a lawsuit against Mille Lacs [...]

2022-02-22T12:24:06-06:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on Take down the signs to again unite our area

South Dakota: No free park permits, hunting-fishing licenses

Minnesota's new Free State Park Permits for Indians, signed into law by Gov. Walz in last June, went into effect Jan. 1 of this year. Under the new law any member of the 11 federally recognized tribes in Minnesota is eligible for an annual state park permit for no charge. Apparently, this new law has legs. [...]

2022-02-21T22:53:33-06:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on South Dakota: No free park permits, hunting-fishing licenses

Finally – MLFAC MEETS ONLINE – Register by Noon Feb 14

PERM members are invited to observe/comment via online video-conference The Mille Lacs Fisheries Advisory Committee will meet from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15. PERM members and interested outdoor enthusiasts are invited to observe/comment via online video-conference. The agenda covers: *** Fall netting results *** Upcoming open water regulations *** Update on the Mille Lacs management plan. [...]

2022-02-09T16:17:29-06:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on Finally – MLFAC MEETS ONLINE – Register by Noon Feb 14

Fellegy: free tribal state park permits ‘atrocious’

It's not racist to question racist government policy Joe Fellegy nails it in today's Outdoor News, Fellegy selfie Q&A: tribal state park permits and more. He calls out the Governor, DNR, various state leaders, and unnamed tribal politicos over a discriminatory tribal state park permit policy. He explains why the Governor "and his administration cannot be [...]

2022-01-21T14:46:36-06:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on Fellegy: free tribal state park permits ‘atrocious’

Questions I Get Asked about PERM

The most asked questions I get about PERM are: With no major case in court why is PERM still operating? And, what is done with funds raised? Every chance to speak up, challenge, inform, organize citizen response, initiate or sign on to a lawsuit all vary in timing and scope. (And depend on resources available.) Ebb [...]

2022-01-08T20:28:13-06:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on Questions I Get Asked about PERM

Free State Park Permits for Indians

Looking at new laws going into effect in 2022 one stood out—Free State Park permits for Indians. This law came out of the Legislature’s 2021 Special Session and the SF 20, Environment and Natural Resources omnibus bill. It was signed into law by Gov. Walz on June 29, 2021. SF20 was controversial in part because of [...]

2022-01-07T13:48:33-06:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on Free State Park Permits for Indians

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