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Judge rules on N.D. legislative map

Spirit Lake and Turtle Mountain tribes united into one district

After failing to do so on their own, the North Dakota Legislature has had the job of drawing a new legislative district completed for them.

On Monday, Jan. 8, U.S. District Judge Peter Welte chose a map that puts the Spirit Lake Nation and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa in the same legislative district.

The decision by Welte is the result of a successful lawsuit brought by the tribes, arg...

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