Turtle Mountain tribe has new leader

Belcourt, North Dakota (AP) November 2010
 
Merle St. Claire is the new chairman of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa.

The Minot Daily News reports that St. Claire defeated Sam LaRocque in the November 2nd election with 58 percent of the vote.

Former chairman Richard Marcellais earlier finished third among four candidates in the tribal primary and did not advance to the general election.

An inauguration is scheduled Dec. 5.



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