County, band continue law enforcement mediation

The county provided a brief update via document about how it is going with mediation over the negotiation of a new law enforcement agreement between Mille Lacs County and the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. A joint statement from the parties reads: “The parties remain in mediation with the Bureau of Mediation Services. There have been two meetings that took place March 20 and April 17. The meetings have been held at the Bureau of Mediation Services in St. Paul. The next mediation meetings are scheduled in May. Both parties continue to participate in the mediation process in good faith.” The update included a list of the people who have been attending the mediation meetings, a group of about 11 people including administration, law enforcement and attorneys.