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Roads blocked in land spat involving American Indian tribe

LAC DU FLAMBEAU, WI (AP)— Roads have been blocked in northern Wisconsin in a dispute involving homeowners and an American Indian tribe.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports leaders of the Lac du Flambeau tribe set up barricades on January 30th after negotiations with property title companies broke down. The tribe said the roads were illegally built on its reservation without compensation.

Leaders insist they are taking care of residents who need food, prescriptions, propane, and other services, but some people feel trapped.

There are 55 affected properties. Lawmakers have asked Governor Tony Evers to intervene. He visited the area last weekend.

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