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Opinion
Editorial: State shouldn't fight tribal sovereignty


"As long as tribal governments carry out the registrations with due diligence, there's no need for Minnesota to push the 'sovereignty' issue.

If tribal members who've served time for predatory offenses such as murder and rape move to a reservation after getting out of jail, what should happen?

The answer, Minnesotans likely would agree, is that a responsible agency should keep track of them.

Exactly who that "responsible agency" belongs to matters less."

Get the Story:
OUR OPINION : Let tribes help track sex offenders (The Grand Forks Herald 8/1)

Court Decision:
Minnesota v. Jones (July 26, 2005)

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