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FDL Release 5/3/2022 - Today, the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (Band) will finally be heard on its objection to a 404 permit for PolyMet's NorthMet Project. The Army Corps suspended the 404 permit in March 2021 in order to have the EPA comply with the law and evaluate the effects of PolyMet's Project on the Band's downstream waters.
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FDL Release 3/21/2022 - The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (FDL) was notified by Enbridge on September 10th, 2021 of anaquifer breach that occurred earlier that month, located off the FDL Reservation. Due to the breach, the aquifer is discharging its water content within the boundaries of the Reservation upstream of Deadfish Lake. As of March 21st, 2022, the volume of water discharged was approximately 219,600,000 gallons. The flow could potentially violate the Band's water quality standards and impact the Band's natural resources, including one of the wild rice waters of the Reservation.
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FDL Release 1/24/2022 - Fond du Lac Honors Late Chief Conservation Officer. January 12, 2022, the FDL RBC executed two actions to celebrate John Smith's life and memorialize his passing. One resolution retired Smith's badge designation of K810 and the other renamed the Fond du Lac Resource Management & Tribal Court building to the John A. Smith Memorial Building.
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FDL Release 11/1/2021 - Do you have thoughts about roads and trails in the Fond du Lac Reservation? We want to hear them! Share your thoughts by taking our “roads and trails” survey today: Survey Link
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FDL Release 10/6/2021 - Local Healthcare Nurse Manager Honored with National Indian Health Board's Outstanding Service Award.
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FDL Release 8/31/2021 - FDL Commissions First-Ever Tesla Supercharger at a Tribal Casino.
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FDL Release 7/6/2021 - Fond du Lac Band Proposes Returning EIk to Northeast Minnesota.
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FDL Release 6/16/2021 - FDL Builds Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and Upgrades to Cleaner Technologies Through Volkswagen Settlement.
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FDL Release 6/4/2021 - Fond du Lac Doula Tammy Dixon Set to Receive National Award.
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FDL Release 5/20/2021 - Fond du Lac Awarded for Caring for Caregivers During the Pandemic.
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FDL Release 4/29/2021 - FDL Band and Carlton County Collaborate to Protect Community.
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FDL Release 4/1/2021 - Success found in Fond du Lac Band and Carlton County Vaccination Event.
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FDL Release 2/23/2021 - Fond du Lac Band Exercises its Sovereignty in Protecting its Band Members and Resources.
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FDL Release 2/10/2021 - MN Supreme Court sides with FDL in Minntac Appeal.
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FDL Release 12/22/2020 - FDL receives COVID-19 Vaccine.
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FDL Release 11/13/2020 - FDL Provides Community Wide COVID-19 Testing.
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FDL Release 10/30/2020 - FDL hosts Governer Walz.
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FDL Release 10/9/2020 - FDL Leaders partner to address food security.
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FDL Release 8/28/2020 - Dr. Birx visits Fond du Lac.
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FDL Release 8/5/2020 - Three positive COVID-19 Cases.
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FDL Release 6/9/2020 - First Fond du Lac Band Member tests positive for COVID-19.
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FDL Release 3/17/2020 - In response to Coronavirus Pandemic, Black Bear Casino Resort and Fond-du-Luth Casino will be closed, effective March 18, 5 pm, until further notice.
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FDL Release 1/24/2020 - Fond du Lac Issues Policy on Access to Band-Owned Lands
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Joint Release 1/13/2020 - PolyMet Permit to Mine Struck Down
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FDL Release 1/6/2020 - Fond du Lac Receives Energy Reward
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Joint Release 10/25/2019 - Duluth Invites Community to Tribal Flag Ceremony
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FDL Release 10/18/2019 - Securing Community After Area Shooting
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FDL Release 9/12/2019 - Federal Compliant Over PolyMet Mining
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Media outlets seeking information about the Fond du Lac Band or requesting interviews or photos should contact:

Rita (Aspinwall) Karppinen
Communications Director
(218) 878-7596
ritakarppinen@fdlrez.com

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