Red Lake man indicted for murder

A Red Lake man was indicted for murder in the federal courts.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 36-year-old Ralph Edward Cloud, Jr., is accused of killing someone on the Red Lake Reservation last September.

The Red Lake Tribal Police Department and the FBI Headwaters Safe Trails Task Force is conducting the investigation.

No information was released on the victim or the manner of death.

Cloud made his first court appearance Friday.


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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