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Noem: 'No Plans' To File Lawsuit Over Tribal Checkpoints
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Governor Kristi Noem says the state has not reach a resolution with two tribes over checkpoints on state and federal highways on the reservation.

Last week, Noem sent a letter to the Cheyenne River and Oglala Sioux Tribes outlining a plan to remove the checkpoints.

Noem says she would like a resolution that works for the state and the tribes.

“I think we are continuing to work avenues and have feed back with the tribes on what would be workable and we’re looking for clarity in the law,” Noem says. “That is the type of action you will continue to see us take. There is no plans today or in the near future to file a lawsuit, although we are taking legal action.”

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe says it’s received the governor’s letter and is considering her proposal.