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In reversal for Minn., Ellison and Walz say Mille Lacs band still has 61,000-acre reservation


February 21, 2020

ST. PAUL — The Mille Lacs Indian Reservation still exists, and it covers some 61,000 acres along the southern shore of the massive Minnesota lake.

That statement, made Wednesday, Feb. 19, in court papers by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, attempts to reverse decades — if not more than 150 years — of state policy on a contentious issue that could have far-reaching implications for the tourist destination and thousands of property owners.


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