Charwood named to juvenile justice committee

Gary Charwood of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe has been appointed as the chair person of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee by Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan.

According to a release, the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee is the supervisory board for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Title II Juvenile Justice Program.

The release says the committee oversees Minnesota’s compliance with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, providing leadership and support.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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