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Prairie Island Tribal Council President Ron Johnson (left) and Vice President Lu Taylor accept congratulations following Monday’s swearing-in ceremony. (Republican Eagle photos by Anne Jacobson)

Tribal Council 'ready' for challenges

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Challenges await the newly elected Prairie Island Tribal Council, the leaders acknowledged Monday. Those include threats to sovereignty and to the tribal-owned Treasure Island Resort & Casino.


But the five leaders expressed confidence as they took the oath of office and delighted in the day and the tribe’s successes. They praised elders for leading the way through hard times and pledged to work equally hard to ensure Prairie Island remains as prosperous.

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Anne Jacobson
Anne Jacobson has been editor of the Republican Eagle since December 2003. 
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