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Feds take new role to fight crime on Mille Lacs reservation


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The federal government has agreed to assume greater responsibility for prosecuting crimes on the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe's reservation at the request of the tribal government, the Justice Department and Mille Lacs Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin announced Tuesday.

Benjamin said in her annual state-of-the-band address that it means people who commit the worst crimes on the reservation in east-central Minnesota will go to federal prison, instead of state prison, and will face longer sentences.


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