A woman and her two children have been killed on the White Earth Indian reservation, authorities said.
No one had been arrested as of Monday evening.
Eugene “Umsy” Tibbetts, acting tribal chairman, told the Forum News Service that the victims were a daughter and two grandchildren of Michael LaRoque, the tribe’s director of public safety. Other details were scant.
Earlier this year, the tribe made sharp cuts to many departmental budgets, including public safety. Five police officers were laid off, and several others resigned after a staff meeting with LaRoque.
The bodies were found in a home off county Hwy. 34 in rural Ogema, Minn., some 20 miles north of Detroit Lakes.