RED LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION

Update: Man charged in the death of Red Lake Tribal Police Officer

UPDATE – Twenty-eight-year-old David Donnell, Junior has been charged with one count of second degree murder and four counts of assault with a dangerous weapon in the shooting death of Red Lake Tribal Police Officer Ryan Bialke. The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota says five officers were doing a welfare check at Donnell’s home in Redby…

Child Sex Abuse Charges Against Two Men On Red Lake Reservation

RED LAKE, Minn. — Two Red Lake, Minnesota men face federal charges in separate child sexual abuse cases on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. 38-year-old Keith Ehrich and 24-year-old Kory Lussier made their initial appearances Friday in U.S. District Court. Ehrich faces two counts for the alleged sexual abuse of a minor between August 2017 and October 2020. Lussier is…

Two Men Sentenced For Deadly Heroin Distribution Conspiracy On Red Lake Reservation

A third man, 24-year-old Kristopher Sullivan, will be sentenced October 9

MINNEAPOLIS — Two men have been sentenced for their roles in a heroin distribution conspiracy resulting in two shooting deaths on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. 25-year-old Bryan “Boon” Boardman was given six and a half years in prison while 23-year-old Franklin “Frankie” Jackson got 21 months in prison. A third man, 24-year-old Kristopher Sullivan, will be sentenced October 9….

Deaths of Two Men on Red Lake Reservation Under Investigation

Dustin Barrett and James Rojas III Both Died On Sunday

RED LAKE RESERVATION, Minn. —  The FBI is investigating the deaths of two men on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota. FBI spokesman Michael Kulstad declined to provide any other details about the deaths of 26-year-old Dustin Barrett and 32-year-old James Rojas III. Kulstad says the men were from the Red Lake area. Authorities say they died on…

Red Lake Indian Reservation Wants Help to Fight Opioid Epidemic

Leaders are considering banishing tribal members who are involved with dealing drugs

BELTRAMI COUNTY, Minn. — Red Lake Indian Reservation tribal leaders have declared a public health emergency. They are seeking outside help to deal with a heroin and opiate epidemic. Leaders are considering banishing tribal members who are involved with dealing drugs. They’ll discuss the option at a meeting August 1. Leaders say overdoses have increased significantly over the past few…