WHITE EARTH RESERVATION

152nd Annual White Earth Reservation Celebration Postponed

The event was scheduled for June 12-14.

WHITE EARTH, Minn.–The 152nd Annual White Earth Reservation Celebration and Powwow has been postponed. The event was scheduled for June 12-14. The White Earth Reservation Business Committee decided postponing the event was in the best interest of tribal and community members. The committee will revisit the event in June to decide a new date for the celebration or cancel the…

Detroit Lakes Drug Bust Lands Three People From Chicago Behind Bars

a search turned up 196 grams of heroin, 2 grams of cocaine and nearly $6,300 in cash

BECKER CO., Minn. — Three Chicago people were arrested in a drug bust in Detroit Lakes earlier this month. Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander says a state patrol trooper pulled over a vehicle and a search turned up 196 grams of heroin, 2 grams of cocaine and nearly $6,300 in cash. 38-year old David Verner, 57-year-old Vincent Verner, and 38-year…

Man Sentenced For Selling Heroin On White Earth Reservation

Steven Gant admitted to traveling to the White Earth Reservation to sell heroin approximately 25 times

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — A Minneapolis man has been sentenced for selling heroin on the White Earth Reservation. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Steven Gant will spend 7 years in prison. He was accused of working with another person to distribute the drug from October 2017 through February 2018. Authorities say Gant admitted to traveling to the White Earth Reservation to sell…

Former White Earth Secretary-Treasurer Running For Tribal Chairperson

Tara Mason is among 15 candidates running for the position

WHITE EARTH RESERVATION, MN — The woman involved in at-times heated debates at the White Earth Tribal Council is now running to become tribal chairperson. Former White Earth Secretary-Treasurer Tara Mason is among 15 candidates running for the position in a special primary election on June 4. The winner will serve the remaining term of Chairman Terry Tibbets who passed away…

Chairman of White Earth Reservation Has Died

Chairman Terrence “Terry” Tibbetts, age 60, passed away this morning at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, N.D., after a lengthy illness. 

WHITE EARTH, MINN. – The White Earth Reservation Business Committee is deeply saddened to announce that Chairman Terrence “Terry” Tibbetts, age 60, passed away this morning at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, N.D., after a lengthy illness. Tibbetts was elected Chairman of White Earth Reservation in 2016 and led the largest tribe in Minnesota. He represented all three districts on…

Tribal Leaders Claim They Have Been Threatened On White Earth Reservation

Secretary-Treasurer Alan Roy says he and his family have been threatened by four men

MAHNOMEN, Minn. — White Earth Reservation Business Committee members say they have received threats since being seated earlier this year. Secretary-Treasurer Alan Roy says he and his family have been threatened by four men. One of the men, Michael Keezer, has been charged with felony terroristic threats by the Mahnomen County attorney. He claims another man harassed his wife and…

Former Lake Park, MN Police Chief Dies In Hunting Incident

Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander confirms a man killed in a hunting-related incident over the weekend was former Lake Park Police Chief Jay Nelson.

DETROIT LAKES, MN — The Becker County Sheriff released details on the death of former Lake Park Police Chief Jay Nelson. In a release from the Sheriff’s Department, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a deceased male in a vehicle on a logging trail 1/2 mile east of Yellowhead Trail around 6:09 p.m. on November 10. Emergency responders identified…

Hunting Accident On White Earth Reservation Under Investigation

Stay with KVRR for more information as we get it

An investigation is underway on the White Earth Reservation after a hunting accident. Authorities in Becker County would only confirm that an investigation is underway and would not give out any other details. Stay with KVRR for more information as we get it. Categories: Local News, Minnesota News Tags: Becker County, HUNTING ACCIDENT, WHITE EARTH RESERVATION

Secretary-Treasurer Censured Over Financial Issues Loses Election

White Earth Reservation Voters Picked Leonard "Alan" Roy Over Tara Mason

WHITE EARTH RESERVATION, Minn. — The woman at the center of a censure vote on the White Earth Reservation has been voted out of office. Tara Mason was defeated for Secretary-Treasurer by Leonard “Alan” Roy. Roy got 1,134 votes to Mason’s 1,082. Mason had feuded with the tribal chairman Terry Tibbetts for months over financial issues. Both filed charges against…

Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Exonerates Chairman, Censures Secretary Treasurer

there were tense moments during the meeting when the results came out

MAHNOMEN, Minn. — People started yelling profane things to members of the White Earth Reservation executive committee at a meeting. They were up in arms over the exoneration of the committee’s chairman Terry Tibbetts and the censure of its secretary-treasurer Tara Mason. “It got a little feisty. People that are siding with her weren’t very happy so you know there’s…