Shakopee Tribe aims for better relations over land-into-trust

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is working to improve relations with local communities through the land-into-trust process.

The tribe recently filed applications for about 150 acres in two cities. Officials in Prior Lake voted against challenging the request while officials in Shakopee plan to meet with the tribe before making a decision.

"On our side we have reached out on several occasions to improve that," Prior Lake Mayor Mike Myser told The Minneapolis Star Tribune. "We are very open and interested in a working relationship and have on a number of occasions extended a hand."

Not everyone is on board, though. Scott County is opposing the tribe's applications.

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