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LEECH LAKE

The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe announced on Friday their venture into the food retail industry with the purchase of Teal's Market located in Cass Lake.
Thursday's drowning is the third in the Brainerd lakes area in the last two weeks.
Because of ongoing drought conditions, the United States Army Corps of Engineers is using dams in areas across Minnesota to help maintain lake levels. The Corps is also urging caution for boaters going out on the water.
As a Minnesota kid, Mark Osiecki spent summers chasing muskies and walleyes near Leech Lake. As an assistant coach for the Wisconsin Badgers, he has found a way to make his fishing passion pay via a popular charity tournament that raises money for kids with cancer.

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Alcohol was determined to be a factor in a Wednesday morning head-on crash near Leech Lake that resulted in the death of a 23-year-old Bemidji woman.
Two different dangerous incidents took place in the waters of Leech Lake this weekend, leaving one dead and three rescued from cold waters. On Friday, a man drowned after falling off his boat into the water. On Saturday, three juvenile kayakers were rescued from Leech Lake, according to a release from Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch.
The Chippewa Resource Advisory Committee is seeking public proposals to invest approximately $350,000 of accumulated funds authorized by the Secure Rural Schools Act of 2015.
Challenges were addressed and achievements celebrated during the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe’s annual State of the Band Address, which took place virtually on Friday, March 26.
Swedish fishing equipment company ABU Garcia recently published a list of the top 100 fishing spots in the U.S., and nine Minnesota locations were featured — with many located in the northern half of the state.
RED LAKE, Minn. -- Through a seemingly unprecedented voter registration effort, 5,500 people were registered to vote in Red Lake Nation over the course of eight days, many for the first time. Thousands more were registered on the reservations of Leech Lake and White Earth in northwest Minnesota, with estimates of around 8,000 in total between them all.

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LEECH LAKE, Minn. -- Authorities on Wednesday, May 22 identified the woman pulled unresponsive from Leech Lake on Monday afternoon.
“Walleye abundance in Leech Lake is currently at a point that we can provide anglers additional harvest opportunity beginning in May,” said Doug Schultz, Walker area fisheries supervisor with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, in a press release.
CASS LAKE, Minn. - Former state Sen. Harold "Skip" Finn died Thursday, May 17, according to a statement from his daughter.Finn, 69, a Leech Lake band member, represented Minnesota's District 4 from 1991 to 1996. A member of the DFL, he also serve...

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