Candidate for Ojibwe Political Office Receives Mail Threat

Donald Finn of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe received threatening message and powdery substance in mail

BEMIDJI, Minn. — A Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe political candidate was sent a powdery substance in the mail.

Donald Finn of Cass Lake, Minnesota, reported the suspicious mail to Beltrami County authorities on Monday.

Finn said the mail included a threatening message and a powder substance.

He hasn’t reported any illness since receiving the mail.

He is a candidate for Secretary/Treasurer for the tribe and believes the suspicious mail is related to his candidacy.

The investigation continues with the assistance of the FBI and Minnesota Department of Health.

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