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Authorities: Crime drops on some reservations after Native Mob raid

Minnesota Public Radio reports police in some tribal communities have noticed less gang activity after two dozen suspected gang members were arrested this past winter. More people are also sharing information with law enforcement without fear of retaliation.
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Minnesota Public Radio reports police in some tribal communities have noticed less gang activity after two dozen suspected gang members were arrested this past winter. More people are also sharing information with law enforcement without fear of retaliation.

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