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The Bois Forte consider a wellness court


August 26, 2019

Eric Killelea – Associated Press

In a June 30, 2019 photo, Megan Treuer, left, the chief judge for the Bois Forte Tribal Court, meets with Sixth District Judge Michelle Anderson at the ribbon-cutting celebration of the new tribal courthouse in Nett Lake, Minn.

HIBBING, Minn. - The Bois Forte Band of Chippewa needed a larger courthouse.

"Attorneys were meeting with clients in cars and people charged with crimes and their alleged victims were in the same one room together," Tribal Chairwoman Cathy Chavers told the Hibbing Daily Tribune in recent phone interviews. "It was bad. It was just bad."


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