ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota’s attorney general contends the Mille Lacs Indian Reservation still exists.
In a legal filing this week, Attorney General Keith Ellison backed the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe’s assertion that the band has 61,000 acres across the south shore of Mille Lacs Lake.READ MORE: 1 Killed, 1 Injured In St. Paul Shooting
A local media outlet reports that Gov. Tim Walz supports fellow Democrat Ellison’s move.
Ellison’s statement attempts to reverse more than a century of state policy.READ MORE: Richfield Police Seek Help After Thief Steals Car With Owner's Dog Inside
Mille Lacs County officials believe the band has only a few thousand acres.
The contentious issue could have deep implications for people who live around one of Minnesota’s destination fishing areas.MORE NEWS: Twin Cities Thai Restaurant Hires Robot Server Amid Staffing Shortage
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