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Opioid Epidemic Has Ripple Effects in Mille Lacs Band Communities

Syphilis, hepatitis on the rise. Band members urged to get tested. Mille Lacs Band communities are seeing many side effects of the nationwide opioid epidemic, including increases in hepatitis C and syphilis infection. Cassie Helmin, the director of nursing at…
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Band Invests in Public Safety for Chiminising Residents

Partnership will support expansion of emergency services in Chiminising community   With an increased focus on public safety for Band members and the community, the Band has made a donation toward the expansion of the Isle fire station. “This donation…
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Property Improvements Continue at Grand Casinos

The next project at Grand Casino Mille Lacs is the 1991 Kitchen, which will begin January 2, 2017. The 1991 Kitchen will take the place of the Grand Northern Grill at Grand Casino Mille Lacs. This 7,075 sq. ft. casual…
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DNR, MCT Plan Environmental Impact Statement for Pipeline

Mille Lacs Band Department of Natural Resources employees are determining the Band’s involvement in a Minnesota Chippewa Tribe (MCT) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Line 3 pipeline. The MCT Tribal Executive Committee (TEC) voted 11-0 on Nov. 3 that…
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Band Assembly Works on Revision of Revenue Allocation Plan

Band Assembly is amending the current Revenue Allocation Plan (RAP) to be submitted for Bureau of Indian Affairs approval by the end of the fiscal year in October 2017. As a result, Band members may see changes to government spending,…
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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

Cervical cancer starts in the cells lining the cervix, which is the lower part of a woman’s uterus. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2016, 12,990 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will have been diagnosed. Of those cases…
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Opioid Epidemic Has Ripple Effects in Mille Lacs Band Communities

Syphilis, hepatitis on the rise. Band members urged to get tested. Mille Lacs Band communities are seeing many side effects of the nationwide opioid epidemic, including increases in hepatitis C and syphilis infection. Cassie Helmin, the director of nursing at…
...Read More
District 1 District 2 District 3 Urban Area

Band Invests in Public Safety for Chiminising Residents

Partnership will support expansion of emergency services in Chiminising community   With an increased focus on public safety for Band members and the community, the Band has made a donation toward the expansion of the Isle fire station. “This donation…
...Read More
District 1 District 2 District 3 Urban Area

Property Improvements Continue at Grand Casinos

The next project at Grand Casino Mille Lacs is the 1991 Kitchen, which will begin January 2, 2017. The 1991 Kitchen will take the place of the Grand Northern Grill at Grand Casino Mille Lacs. This 7,075 sq. ft. casual…
...Read More
District 1 District 2 District 3 Urban Area

DNR, MCT Plan Environmental Impact Statement for Pipeline

Mille Lacs Band Department of Natural Resources employees are determining the Band’s involvement in a Minnesota Chippewa Tribe (MCT) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Line 3 pipeline. The MCT Tribal Executive Committee (TEC) voted 11-0 on Nov. 3 that…
...Read More
District 1 District 2 District 3 Urban Area

Band Assembly Works on Revision of Revenue Allocation Plan

Band Assembly is amending the current Revenue Allocation Plan (RAP) to be submitted for Bureau of Indian Affairs approval by the end of the fiscal year in October 2017. As a result, Band members may see changes to government spending,…
...Read More
District 1 District 2 District 3 Urban Area

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

Cervical cancer starts in the cells lining the cervix, which is the lower part of a woman’s uterus. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2016, 12,990 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will have been diagnosed. Of those cases…
...Read More
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Sheriff, Police Chief Address District I Community

Mille Lacs County Sheriff Brent Lindgren and Acting Tribal Police Chief Sara Rice addressed Band members’ questions about law enforcement at the Jan. 11 District I Community Meeting. Lindgren said the revocation of the county/tribal law enforcement agreement came not…
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New Resource Officer Hired for Nay Ah Shing Schools

Josh Hemsworth has been hired as the new School Resource Officer serving the students, staff and families of Nay Ah Shing schools. Josh is relatively new to law enforcement, but he comes to the Tribal Police Department with a strong…
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Interim Director of Housing is Jack of All Trades

Six years with the Mille Lacs Band and a lifetime of do-it-yourself experience will serve Daniel Boyd well in his new role as Interim Director of the Mille Lacs Band’s Housing Department. Daniel was asked by Community Development Commissioner Percy…
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Mille Lacs Band Divests from Wells Fargo

Unethical business practices and financing support for Dakota Access Pipeline led to decision The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians has ended its investment advisory services relationship with Wells Fargo. The decision, made unanimously by the Mille Lacs Band of…
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Band Member Brings New Ideas and Energy to a New Role

Leaving corporate America behind for a new role at Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures (MLCV) was an easy decision for Band member Tawnya Stewart. When the call came for her to consider the role as Chief of People and Culture Officer…
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New Doctor Is Happy to Serve in Indian Country

Lacey Running Hawk, a new doctor at Ne-Ia-Shing Clinic in District I, confirms that medical school is as grueling as you’d expect. “When you look back, it’s probably good that you are kind of naive about what you are getting…
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