City to appeal Shakopee land-into-trust decision
The city council in Shakopee, Minnesota, voted unanimously on Monday to appeal a land-into-trust decision for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.

The vote came three hours after the Scott County Board voted 3-2 not to appeal. Both municipalities had heated debates on the issue as the October 29 deadline to appeal approached.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs agreed to acquire 752 acres in trust for the tribe. The land will be housed for housing and other purposes.

The acquisition has long been controversial. During the Clinton administration, the BIA rejected the tribe, citing its wealth.

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Shakopee to appeal Sioux ruling; Scott Co. won't (The Minneapolis Star Tribune 10/30)
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Shakopee To Appeal City Land Put Into Trust (AP 10/29)

Federal Register Notice:
Land Acquisitions; Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (September 27, 2007)

Relevant Links:
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community - http://www.shakopeedakota.org

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