Fond du Lac

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Man sentenced for firing gun at sister's boyfriend during funeral

Shelby Gene Boswell was sentenced to 110 months in prison and three years of supervised release.

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Army Corps of Engineers pulls PolyMet's wetlands permit

This comes as the EPA is doing a 90-day review of the project.

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16-year-old boy killed in St. Louis County is ID'd

The suspect has not yet been arrested.

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Search for three after boy, 16, killed on Fond du Lac Reservation

The teen was found dead outside a home in the early hours of Monday morning.

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Man pleads guilty to shooting at sister's boyfriend during Fond du Lac funeral

The man who allegedly shot his sister's boyfriend during his grandmother's funeral has pled guilty.

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Suspect in Cloquet funeral shooting indicted on federal charges

He allegedly "fired a rifle into the head of another man" during the funeral.

Man shot during funeral in Cloquet

Police have arrested the suspect.

Minnesota-based McNeilus Steel begins $15M expansion in Wisconsin

McNeilus Steel, based in Dodge Center, Minn., has broken ground on its 96,000-square-foot expansion in Fond du Lac. General Manager Greg Head tells the Reporter the coil processing facility will also add 50 jobs within the next five years. The $15 million plant expansion is expected to be complete by next summer.

Flood-ravaged Duluth neighborhood residents frustrated with codes, fees

More than a month after the flood, property owners are still mopping up the damage in Fond Du Lac, one of Duluth's hardest-hit neighborhoods. Now some residents are drowning in paperwork as they struggle to pay fees and meet city codes. The city, too, is scrambling to keep up with building permits.

Future of Duluth's Carter Hotel awaits federal ruling

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is seeking comment on a plan to raze the historic Carter Hotel, the Duluth News Tribune reports. The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa bought the property in December 2010 and wants to tear it down. The city of Duluth has suggested several ways to reuse the 83-year-old building, but the tribe claims it is "in an extraordinary state of disrepair."

Diver re-elected as Fond du Lac chairwoman

Members of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa elected incumbent Karen Diver to another four-year term Tuesday. The Duluth News Tribune reports she defeated Pete DeFoe in a close race to retain her postion to lead the Reservation Business Committee.

Fond du Lac Band to choose leader Tuesday

Voting members of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa will choose the next chair of their Reservation Business Committee. The position oversees a budget of about $180 million and businesses, including a casino amid a legal battle with the city of Duluth. Pete DeFoe is challenging incumbent Karen Diver for the four-year term.

Judge tosses out Duluth's lawsuit against Fond du Lac band

Duluth maintains the band needs city approval before expanding its reservation at Fond du Luth casino to include an adjacent hotel. The city attorney says a St. Louis County judge dismissed the lawsuit because a federal court is a better venue for it.

Interior Department cancels Duluth's casino contract

The agreement with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa provided the city with 19 percent of all revenue from electronic gaming. An ongoing legal fight began when the tribe stopped making payments in 2009. The Duluth News Tribune reports federal authorities have deemed portions of the contract invalid. Mayor Don Ness says the Interior Department is "using the power of the federal government to be an advocate for the band at the expense of the citizens of Duluth."

Duluth terminating parking agreement with Fond du Lac Band

The city has decided the tribe will no longer operate a parking garage next to its downtown casino. A city official told the News Tribune it's part of a plan to consolidate all parking facilities in Duluth. New management will begin in June.

City of Duluth files lawsuit to stop Fond du Lac Band from expanding its downtown casino expansion

Duluth claims the tribe breached its contract with the city. The News Tribune reports the band is seeking federal authority to expand its downtown gaming activities to include a former hotel without obtaining approval from the city.

Duluth mayor wants to find compromise in messy downtown casino issue

Duluth Mayor Don Ness says he still wants to find agreement with the Fond du Lac band so both sides benefit from the tribe's downtown casino. The city received a letter from the U.S. Dept. of the Interior giving a 10-day deadline for the city to explain why the casino lease shouldn't be voided. The city and the tribe are locked in a revenue sharing legal dispute.