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The latest update from the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

As part of our ongoing coverage of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on North Shore, here is the latest update from Grand Portage. WTIP’s Rhonda Silence spoke with Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribal Chair Beth Drost Tuesday, June 16, about the community’s efforts to protect band members and residents.

Drost has agreed to give updates for the community through the COVID-19 pandemic, until the end of her term as tribal chair. Her term will end when Tribal Chair-elect Robert “Bobby” Deschampe takes the oath of office, likely at the end of August. Deschampe garnered 54.51 percent of the vote in the June 9 primary. See the related story here.

This update gives information about the slow reopening of services in Grand Portage and about the impact of the continued closure of the U.S.-Canadian border.