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Mercer dropped from tribal suit


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MERCER, Wis. — The town of Mercer is no longer a defendant in a tribal lawsuit brought against the state of Wisconsin and several northern municipalities, according to a report from attorney Fritz Schellgell at the Mercer Board of Supervisors meeting on Thursday.

According to the lawsuit filed in 2018 at the U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, Bands of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin including Lac Courte Oreilles, Lac Du Flambeau, Red Cliff and Bad River, are suing the state along with the towns of Bass Lake, Hayward, L...

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