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By Alex Ross 

Charges against former tribal chair dismissed


March 29, 2018

Charges were dismissed without prejudice — meaning prosecutors could refile them — Tuesday in the case against former Chippewa Cree Tribal Chairman Kenneth Blatt St. Marks for allegedly violating an order of protection filed by his ex-wife.

A motion to dismiss and vacate trial made in Hill County Justice Court by Deputy Hill County Attorney Karen Alley was granted, a day before St. Marks was set to appear in court for a hearing.

The motion says the reason for the request for dismissal “was in the interest of justice.”

Alley said Thursday that “in the interest of justice”...

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