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Members of Mille Lacs Band participate in weight loss challenge





Members of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians in Minnesota lost over 1,000 pounds as part of a weight loss challenge.

More that 150 participated in the challenge. The biggest losers, so to speak, will be recognized at a tribal celebration tonight.

Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin issued the 16-week challenge as a way to combat diabetes, obesity and heart disease on the reservation.

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Mille Lacs Band Members Lost Over 1,000 Pounds (AP 6/6)