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Ponsford Man Killed In Rollover, White Earth Man Injured

Both men were thrown from the car as it rolled several times

NORMAN CO., Minn. — A Ponsford man is dead and another man hurt after a rollover east of Twin Valley, Minnesota. Norman County Sheriff’s Office says 23-year-old Tyler Bloom died at the scene shortly before 9:30 Tuesday night on county road 29. 24-year-old Kenneth Peake-Rogers Jr. of White Earth was taken to the hospital in Mahnomen. Both men were thrown…

White Earth Chippewa Band Elects New Chairman

Fairbanks defeated Brent Gish, on a vote of 1,352 to 679.

WHITE EARTH, MINN. (KFGO) – Michael Fairbanks has been elected Chairman of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe in a special general election held Tuesday. Fairbanks defeated Brent Gish, on a vote of 1,352 to 679, to fill out the one year remaining in the term of Tribal Chairman Terry Tibbetts, who died in March. Fairbanks has worked in tribal…

White Earth Community Mourns Loss of Man Shot to Death Sunday

Authorities are asking for help finding the suspect

WHITE EARTH, Minn. — The White Earth community is mourning the loss of Jamie “Honker” Bevins, who was shot to death early Sunday morning. Authorities are asking for help finding the suspect, 18–year old Ronald Wayne Elias Thompson III of Detroit Lakes. If you know where Thompson may be, call 911. Bevins’ family is having a five-day spirit fire to honor Jamie….

Man Shot To Death In Maple Grove Township, Public Not In Danger According To Authorities

It is about 20 miles northeast of Detroit Lakes

BECKER CO., Minn. — Multiple agencies are investigating the shooting death of a man in Maple Grove Township, about 20 miles northeast of Detroit Lakes. The Becker County Sheriff’s Office says deputies and White Earth officers responded to a report of a shooting around 3 a.m. at a home. When they arrived they found a man dead from a gunshot wound….

White Earth Nation Creates Tribal Gaming Commission

WHITE EARTH NATION – The White Earth Reservation Business Committee unanimously approves a new gaming ordinance. It makes the Tribal Gaming Commission separate from tribal government. The group’s goal is to regulate licensed gaming operations within the tribe. The commission will have five members appointed by the Tribal Council. White Earth Secretary Treasurer Alan Roy says it will provide a…

Missing Mahnomen Woman Last Seen Sunday, Has Been Located

White Earth Police confirmed she is safe

A Mahnomen, Minnesota woman who had been reported missing, has been located. KVRR first reported the disappearance of Jennifer Olson last night at 9. White Earth Police received reports on the whereabouts of Olson throughout the night and were able to finally locate her and confirm that she is safe. Olson was last seen on Sunday when she left her…

K9 Tracks Down Man Who Fled After Pursuit Near White Earth

Cody Eagle Feather Fled Into The Woods Along Becker County 21 on Friday

WHITE EARTH, Minn. — A man is in custody on drug and fleeing charges after running from authorities Friday morning. A White Earth police officer tried to stop 34-year-old Cody Eagle Feather on Becker County 21 around 9 a.m. A pursuit began that ended after six miles when Eagle Feather ditched his vehicle and ran into the woods. A K9…

White Earth Secretary-Treasurer Voted Not Guilty of Violating Tribal Constitution

Mason had been accused of abusing her power by White Earth Reservation Chairman Terry Tibbetts

MAHNOMEN, Minn. — The Minnesota Chippewa Tribal Executive Committee has voted “not” to censure White Earth Secretary-Treasurer Tara Mason. By a vote of 3 to 1, with six members voting silent, the executive committee determined that Mason did not violate provisions of the constitution. Mason had been accused of abusing her power by White Earth Reservation Chairman Terry Tibbetts. He…

Becker County Sheriff’s Office, White Earth Police Investigate Possible Shooting

A second call came in from a homeowner who said there was a man on his deck, saying he had been shot

  BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — At about the same time as the Moorhead shooting, the Becker County Sheriff’s Office was also responding to a shooting call. A call came into dispatch from a man who said he was in White Earth and needed help. A second call came in from a homeowner who said there was a man on his…