County sues to block Yankton Sioux land-into-trust approval
Charles Mix County in South Dakota filed a lawsuit to stop the Bureau of Indian Affairs from acquiring land in trust for the Yankton Sioux Tribe.

The lawsuit says the BIA hasn't followed proper procedures in acquiring a 39-acre site, the Associated Press reported. The tribe operates a gas station and convenience store on the site.

Separately, the county is asking the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear a case over the status of the tribe's reservation.

Get the Story:
County seeks injunction on travel plaza land (AP 6/15)

8th Circuit Decision:
Yankton Sioux Tribe v. Podhrasky (August 25, 2009)

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