Suspicious Letter Now Under Investigation

A suspicious letter sent to an area political candidate is now under investigation. Beltrami County deputies say 71 year old Donald Finn of Cass Lake got the letter on Monday, and it included some type of powder too. The letter was sent to the Minnesota Department of Health for analysis, and it is now the subject of an active investigation by the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office, the FBI and the Minnesota Chemical Assessment Team. The message reportedly said “Dead Men Can’t Talk,” followed by an expletive. Finn is running for the position of secretary/treasurer of the Leech Lake Tribal Council, and he told investigators that he believes the threat is realted somehow to his candidacy.