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Fort Belknap comes up with new district plan


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The Fort Belknap government thinks it has a better plan for dividing Blaine County into voting districts than the county commissioners do.

The commissioners submitted their plan to U.S. District Judge Phillip Pro of Las Vegas last week, but didn't discuss the plan with the Fort Belknap council before they did, Ben Speakthunder said today.

"That was the unfortunate thing," said Speakthunder, president of the Fort Belknap Indian Community.

Pro ruled on March 20 that the at-large commissioner elections in Blaine County, where everyone in the county votes for each commissioner, violated the vot...

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