Obituary: Stanley Crooks led tribe to national influence

  • Article by: NICOLE NORFLEET , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 26, 2012 - 6:45 AM

Stanley Crooks was chairman of the 480-member Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux community for 20 years.

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asmithe2Aug. 26, 1212:30 AM

Chairman Crooks was a legendary political figure in this state whose generosity was legendary worldwide. Neil Armstrong climbed down a ladder and then flubbed the line he had scripted for himself. If the Astronaut gets bigger play than the chairman in the print edition tomorrow. A great injustice will be done to all Minnesotans.

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fentanylAug. 26, 12 6:32 AM

Stanley, along with his parents, Norman and Edith, continued a long history of charitable giving to Minnesotans and impoverished tribes. Stanley was a man of honor, integrity and kindness - his death is a huge loss to Minnesotans.

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lallywAug. 26, 12 6:38 AM

The death of Stanley Crooks should have been a front page story.

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HooplaAug. 26, 12 2:03 PM

It WAS a front page story yesterday when he passed away.

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nursefluffyAug. 26, 12 4:45 PM

Mnwildfan: The Crooks' family (Norman, Edith and Stanley) refused to allow liquor to be sold at Mystic Lake Casino, or make any money off alcohol, due to the devastating effects this has had on the tribe and society in general. So, because you allege to know a few tribal members that have chemical health problems, explain to me how that makes Chairman Crooks a less than effective leader? Stanley Crooks took cd issues very seriously. You clearly did not know Him or anyone else in tribal leadership or you would not have posted your comments. Shame on you!!!!

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dorianmodeAug. 26, 12 7:40 PM

"The death of Stanley Crooks should have been a front page story." ------------------------------------------- It was, the day it happened.

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