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Minnesota DNR issues citations to tribal members in treaty protest


NISSWA, Minn. — Two Chippewa band members face possible gross misdemeanor charges of taking fish by an illegal method after they set a gill net in a central Minnesota lake Friday, part of an effort to get the state of Minnesota to recognize off-reservation gathering rights under an 1855 treaty.

Jim Northrup III of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and Todd Thompson of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe set the net in Hole-in-the-Day Bay of Gull Lake in Nisswa shortly before 11 a.m.


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