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PERM/MERF Amicus Brief Challenges Ruling for Huge Mille Lacs Rez Expansion

Brief showing flimsy legal basis is a call for action Friends, I do a lot of my thinking while I am out enjoying nature. While sitting in my deer stand in the far northern reaches of MN on Veterans Day, I reflected on the commitment my family, friends, and those Vets I have never met made [...]

2024-02-21T21:10:20-06:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on PERM/MERF Amicus Brief Challenges Ruling for Huge Mille Lacs Rez Expansion

PERM and MERF Amicus Brief

The legal basis for expanding the Mille Lacs reservation is very flimy as can be seen in the Amicus Brief itself. It available for download–in its original format–HERE.

2024-01-04T17:31:15-06:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on PERM and MERF Amicus Brief

DNR sets winter walleye fishing regulations for Upper Red, Mille Lacs lakes

Effective Wednesday, Nov. 1, anglers fishing on the state waters of Upper Red Lake can keep up to four walleye with one longer than 17 inches. Beginning Friday, Dec. 1, Mille Lacs Lake anglers can keep one walleye 21-23 inches long or one longer than 28 inches. The DNR sets winter regulations for these lakes after [...]

2023-10-31T16:29:37-05:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on DNR sets winter walleye fishing regulations for Upper Red, Mille Lacs lakes

Why the Crickets–when public lands are transferred

The point addressed by Tim Spielman’s “Why the Crickets?” (Streams of Thought column, Sept. 1, 2023, Outdoor News) (Below) is one PERM confronts in all our letters, emails, web posts, and social media. Spielman asks: Where are our public-lands advocates? Why are they largely silent when the [public lands transfer] topic turns tribal? His commentary  should [...]

2023-09-29T23:09:25-05:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on Why the Crickets–when public lands are transferred

Tribal law replaces civil rights under rez boundary ruling

PERM is sharing this pre-release version the Mille Equal Rights Foundation analysis of the Mille Lacs reservation boundary ruling. It follows the PERM/MERF joint filing of an amicus brief for an appeal of the ruling. MERF's report below describes the run-up to the Court's ruling and it's impact on the civil rights of non-tribal citizens in [...]

2023-08-16T12:03:09-05:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on Tribal law replaces civil rights under rez boundary ruling

Walleye slot limit expands Aug. 1 for Mille Lacs anglers

Allowing harvest of smaller fish offers more opportunity to keep a walleye The minimum length of walleye Mille Lacs Lake anglers can keep drops from 21 to 20 inches beginning Tuesday, Aug. 1. Mille Lacs' one-fish limit will remain in place, but the change allows anglers to keep one walleye between 20-23 inches or one longer [...]

2023-07-25T14:28:36-05:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on Walleye slot limit expands Aug. 1 for Mille Lacs anglers

DNR Shafts Minnesotans with Upper Sioux Agency State Park Sellout

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, [...]

2023-07-16T23:20:11-05:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on DNR Shafts Minnesotans with Upper Sioux Agency State Park Sellout

‘Tribal sovereignty’ exposed in ML Rez Amicus Brief

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 [...]

2023-06-07T18:35:10-05:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on ‘Tribal sovereignty’ exposed in ML Rez Amicus Brief

DNR spawning closures blunder explains a lot

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 [...]

2023-05-09T12:35:05-05:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on DNR spawning closures blunder explains a lot

Tribe blocks roads crossing reservation, landowners isolated

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 [...]

2023-02-23T11:12:47-06:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on Tribe blocks roads crossing reservation, landowners isolated

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