Shortly before a 2012 cross-burning, Shaun Winkler and several followers paid homage to national socialism. Winkler, who made an unsuccessful bid for Bonner County sheriff in spring 2012, is trying to build a new Aryan Nations compound in the Hoodoo Mountains. Bill Morlin, a former SR reporter who works with the Souther Poverty Law Center, tells about the effort here. Matt McKnight, who was invited by Winkler to photograph Winkler's activity earlier this year, provides a slideshow of his photographs here.
White Supremacist Shaun Winkler said he is not going to let foreclosure stop him from building a new Aryan Nation compound in Bonner County. Winkler said he owes nearly $10,000 in back mortgage payments on his land in the Hoodoo Mountains. He purchased the 17 acres near Priest River in 2011, and the seller told KREM 2 News Winkler stopped paying his mortgage nearly a year ago. The property is going into foreclosure and will be put up for auction January 14/Ashley Korslien, KREM. More here (plus video)