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Early Ed Director Knows Where She Belongs

If anyone was ever well prepared for a new job, it was Mary Fletcher, who took over as Early Education Director in June. Mary had worked for the department for 11 years, most of that time as Head Start Education…
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Nay Ah Shing Aims to Increase Achievement Through Professional Learning Community

The Nay Ah Shing Leadership and Instructional Teams spent the past year investigating proven ways to increase student achievement. One powerful transformational way to do this is developing collaborative teams within a Professional Learning Community (PLC). A trait of successful…
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Full STEAM Ahead at Nay Ah Shing & Pine Grove

There is a lot of excitement about the new STEAM emphasis at Nay Ah Shing. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. There is a new class at the upper school called STEAM Labs. Students in this class…
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Food Sovereignty Project Plants Seeds During Growing Season

The Mille Lacs Food Sovereignty Project, which started last spring, has wrapped up its first growing season with a list of accomplishments and a plan for moving forward. The project, championed by Commissioner of Administration Catherine Colsrud, was operated by…
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Casino Projects Offer Opportunities for Band Members

One of the benefits of the remodeling projects at Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Hinckley is that they are bringing a number of quality jobs to the area, and the opportunity for Band members not just to earn a paycheck…
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Government Affairs Brings Tribal, County Officials Together at Summit

The Mille Lacs Band’s Government Affairs Division hosted a County/Tribal Summit on Nov. 16 in order to work toward a cooperative and productive relationship between the Band and neighboring county governments. Katie Draper, who was asked by Chief Executive Melanie…
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District 1 District 2 District 3 Urban Area

Early Ed Director Knows Where She Belongs

If anyone was ever well prepared for a new job, it was Mary Fletcher, who took over as Early Education Director in June. Mary had worked for the department for 11 years, most of that time as Head Start Education…
...Read More
District 1 District 3

Nay Ah Shing Aims to Increase Achievement Through Professional Learning Community

The Nay Ah Shing Leadership and Instructional Teams spent the past year investigating proven ways to increase student achievement. One powerful transformational way to do this is developing collaborative teams within a Professional Learning Community (PLC). A trait of successful…
...Read More
District 1 District 2 District 3 Urban Area

Full STEAM Ahead at Nay Ah Shing & Pine Grove

There is a lot of excitement about the new STEAM emphasis at Nay Ah Shing. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. There is a new class at the upper school called STEAM Labs. Students in this class…
...Read More
District 1 District 2 District 3 Urban Area

Food Sovereignty Project Plants Seeds During Growing Season

The Mille Lacs Food Sovereignty Project, which started last spring, has wrapped up its first growing season with a list of accomplishments and a plan for moving forward. The project, championed by Commissioner of Administration Catherine Colsrud, was operated by…
...Read More
District 1 District 2 District 3 Urban Area

Casino Projects Offer Opportunities for Band Members

One of the benefits of the remodeling projects at Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Hinckley is that they are bringing a number of quality jobs to the area, and the opportunity for Band members not just to earn a paycheck…
...Read More
District 1 District 2 District 3 Urban Area

Government Affairs Brings Tribal, County Officials Together at Summit

The Mille Lacs Band’s Government Affairs Division hosted a County/Tribal Summit on Nov. 16 in order to work toward a cooperative and productive relationship between the Band and neighboring county governments. Katie Draper, who was asked by Chief Executive Melanie…
...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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