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White Earth approves new constitution

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By Paula Quam / DL Newspapers

MAHNOMEN, Minn. – It is a monumental milestone for the White Earth Reservation, as voters there said “yes” to an entirely new constitution.

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The mail-in votes were counted Tuesday night, with results showing 79 percent approval. Of the 3,492 ballots counted, 2,780 were in favor and 712 against. It was a voter turnout twice that of a normal tribal election.

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