If you're a member of the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northwestern Minnesota, voting early in an election isn't easy. The closest voting booth is 35 miles away, in Bemidji. You've got to have a car, which can be scarce. You've got to drive those miles, park, head back. Costs can add up quick, jus ... More >>
Here we go once again with another monthly mix of local hip-hop producers worth checking out. This is not a best-of list, rather a collection of artists loosely organized by a like-minded approach to crafting sounds. Each artist represented here has a unique handle on laid-back production. Thou ... More >>
At its regular Wednesday night potluck and meeting last week, Occupy MN announced that it was cutting ties with its high-profile spin-off group, Occupy Homes MN. The decision, which was made by the protest organization's seven-person media arm, came with an explanation."While it is laudable to work ... More >>
Anger comes in all different forms, but dumping scalding liquid onto another person and telling them "I hope you die" could get you a good five years behind bars.
The Clump of Woods, Terrible Tee's war club, and other stories from lives lived outdoors in the city
Last month, Gary Spaulding, a veteran game warden with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, mailed an unusual letter to Floyd "Buck" Jourdain, the chairman of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa. In his missive, Spaulding explained that he had been researching the question of whether the Red Lak ... More >>
Did convicted sex offender Joseph Edward Duncan III molest a school boy in Detroit Lakes, flee the state, abduct an eight year old girl in Idaho and kill her two brothers, mother and mom's boyfriend? Of course, those are matters for the criminal justice system and Bill O'Reilly to decide. But righ ... More >>
The Real Red Lake
Shootings at Red LakeThe Associated Press reports that tribal police have set up road blocks on the Red Lake Indian Reservation, where as many as 18 people are said to have been shot this afternoon. But in what will go down as the worst school shooting in Minnesota history (early indication: eight d ... More >>
Red Lake tribal leaders fight drugs with banishment
The city plays politics with police/minority relations
Residents of the Red Lake Indian Reservation fight the power company
One Week in an Ice-Fishing Shack in the Middle of the Middle of Nowhere
For 13 years publisher Bill Lawrence has specialized in tales of graft and greed on the rez. He knows it's a dirty job, but no one else is doing it.
Eddie Sharkey has wrestled champs, chumps, and chimps. Now the tough guy turned trainer drops knowledge on Generation WWF.
Over the last 40 years, the Red Lake Warriors have known high hopes, humiliation, and off-court tragedy. Now they're getting ready to make history.