Department of Justice awards almost $4 million to local tribes

The Department of Justice has awarded over $4.5 million dollars to Minnesota tribes, as part of grants designed to improve public safety, serve victims of crime, combat violence against women and support youth programming in American Indian Communities.

The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe will receive over $800,000, the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians will receive over $1.5 million, and the White Earth Reservation tribal council will receive almost $1.5 million.

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 all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University. You can follow along with Larissa's live tweets of meetings and events on Twitter!

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