Arson suspected in northern Minnesota tribal HQ fire

Nett Lake, Minnesota (AP) 7-09

A reward is being offered for information about a suspected arson that destroyed the Bois Forte Tribal Headquarters in northern Minnesota.

The Bois Forte (boyz fohrt) Tribal Council says a preliminary analysis indicates that the July 20 fire was arson.

Tribal leaders say the fire was ignited in two separate places in the building, indicating the fire was set.

A reward fund of $14,000 has been set up for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever set the fire.

Anyone with information can call the Bois Forte Police Department at (218) 757-3237 or 1-866-638-0905. Anyone with information who wants to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or the state arson hot line at 1-800-723-2020.