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County won't allow Indians to use tribal ID to register

Despite being home to one of the largest urban Indian populations, Hennepin County in Minnesota won't allow the use of tribal identification cards to register to vote.

Nearly 20,000 American Indians and Alaska Natives live in the county, according to the 2000 U.S. Census. But since there is no reservation in the county, officials say they can't allow the use of tribal ID.

Hennepin County includes Minneapolis, which has a sizable Indian population. About 2-5 percent of the city and the surrounding areas are Native.

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Hennepin County won't allow tribal IDs for voter registration (AP 10/5)