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Red Lake Nation seizes man's boat, fishing gear

A non-Indian man is upset after the Red Lake Nation of Minnesota seized his boat and fishing gear.

Jerry Mueller says he inadvertently went fishing on a part of Upper Red Lake that falls under tribal control. Along with his son-in-law, he faces charges in tribal court for trespassing.

Most of 275,000-acre Red Lake is owned by the tribe. Only about 48,000 acres is open to non-Indians for fishing.

The state Department of Natural Resources supports the tribe's jurisdiction over the lake. But Mueller met with officials there in hopes of contesting the tribe's authority.

Get the Story:
Red Lake walleye trip snags on age-old conflict (The Minneapolis Star Tribune 7/13)

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