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Minnesota tribes work with state to track offenders

Representatives of nine tribes met with Minnesota attorney general Mike Hatch on Monday to discuss a plan to track offenders who live on reservations.

The tribes plan to develop their own system to track violent offenders in light of a recent state court decision upholding their sovereignty. "Our reservation is not going to be a safe haven for sex offenders," said Doreen Hagen, the president of the Prairie Island Indian Tribal Council, The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported.

Hatch said he plans to appeal the decision to the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Get the Story:
Tribes say they'll track sex offenders (The St. Paul Pioneer Press 8/2)

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

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