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Former Mille Lacs Band chief executive Marge Anderson dies

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ONAMIA, Minn. (AP) — The woman who led the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe in its successful efforts to secure tribal hunting and fishing rights has died.

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A trial government statement says former chief executive Marge Anderson died Saturday at age 81 of natural causes.

Anderson was the first woman to lead a Minnesota Indian tribe. She served from 1991 to 2000 and 2008-2012.

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