Brandon Thoms http://wxpr.org en Lac du Flambeau Votes to Stop Funding Shullsburg Proposal http://wxpr.org/post/lac-du-flambeau-votes-stop-funding-shullsburg-proposal <p>A failed referendum presents a major stumbling block for Lac du Flambeau’s off-reservation casino planned for southern Wisconsin.</p><p>Tribal members have voted not to continue funding the Shullsburg casino application process.</p><p>The margin was extremely close, with just two votes deciding the outcome.</p><p>Lac du Flambeau spokesperson Brandon Thoms&nbsp;says the next step is for the tribal council to discuss options with the Shullsburg work group.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 20:39:30 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 17741 at http://wxpr.org LDF Considers ATV Trail http://wxpr.org/post/ldf-considers-atv-trail <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lac du Flambeau officials are wrapping up an environmental assessment of a proposed ATV/</span>UTV<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> trail. The&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lakeland ATV Club wants to build a trail that would pass through the reservation.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Lac du Flambeau spokesperson Brandon Thoms&nbsp;says the proposed trail would be about 23 miles long.</p> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 16501 at http://wxpr.org LDF Considers ATV Trail Tribes Reserve More Walleye for Spearing http://wxpr.org/post/tribes-reserve-more-walleye-spearing <p>The state Natural Resources Board has authorized the DNR to take emergency steps to protect Wisconsin’s fish supply. &nbsp;The&nbsp;move comes after Wisconsin’s Chippewa tribes declared they’ll reserve a record number of walleye in the spearing season.</p><p></p><p>Wisconsin’s six Chippewa tribes plan to spear up to 63,000 walleye this spring - five thousand more than last year.&nbsp; As Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission spokesperson Sue Erickson explains, typically tribal members only take about half of what is declared.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:46:08 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 15816 at http://wxpr.org Tribes Reserve More Walleye for Spearing Lac du Flambeau Hosts Economic Development Summit http://wxpr.org/post/lac-du-flambeau-hosts-economic-development-summit <p>An <a href="http://ldftribe.com/economic-summit.php" target="_blank">economic development summit</a> in Lac du Flambeau begins Tuesday.&nbsp;</p><p>The tribe’s spokesperson Brandon Thoms&nbsp;says it’s a way for businesses and leaders to share knowledge and build partnerships.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 23:31:20 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 14523 at http://wxpr.org Lac du Flambeau Launches Public Transit Service http://wxpr.org/post/lac-du-flambeau-launches-public-transit-service <p>Public transportation is returning to at least one part of the Northwoods, thanks to Lac du Flambeau. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The tribe is partnering with the Menominee Nation to provide transportation between several stops in Lac du Flambeau and the Minocqua-Woodruff area.&nbsp; Lac du Flambeau spokesman Brandon Thoms&nbsp;says it will be the only public transit available in the area.</p> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 00:00:26 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 11271 at http://wxpr.org Lac du Flambeau Launches Public Transit Service Six Seats To Be Decided in Tribal Election http://wxpr.org/post/six-seats-be-decided-tribal-election <p>It&rsquo;s election day in Lac du Flambeau.&nbsp; Six tribal seats will be decided: including the secretary and treasurer, plus four councilmen.&nbsp; Tribal Spokesman Brandon Thoms&nbsp;says there are twelve total seats on the tribal council.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;A council person has a two year term, and those terms are staggered.&nbsp; So generally every year six of those seats go up for election.&rdquo;</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 14:37:23 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 8711 at http://wxpr.org Lac du Flambeau Nets Federal Dollars for Policing http://wxpr.org/post/lac-du-flambeau-nets-federal-dollars-policing <p>The Lac du Flambeau tribe says two federal grants will help combat crime in its community. The tribe has been awarded money for community policing totaling more than three quarters of a million dollars. The so-called COPS grants come through a federal program for tribal assistance. The larger grant will fund police equipment like hardware and uniforms. The other will pay for the hiring of at least one new person.<br /><br />Tribal spokesperson Brandon Thoms says the money will go a long way.<br /> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:41:02 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 8657 at http://wxpr.org Wild Rice Season Set to Open http://wxpr.org/post/wild-rice-season-set-open <p>Wild rice season is set to begin in Northern Wisconsin.&nbsp; Manoomin, the traditional food of the Ojibwe nations, typically ripens around Labor Day. &nbsp;But&nbsp;harvesters may need extra patience this year.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 21:22:06 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 7176 at http://wxpr.org Wild Rice Season Set to Open