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Leech Lake, White Earth tribal councils urge no pre-fishing opener demonstration

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BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) - Leech Lake and White Earth tribal leaders say they're now planning diplomacy rather than a protest to assert fishing rights under treaties with the federal government.

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Some Leech Lake legal officials had said members of the two Chippewa bands would fish on Lake Bemidji a day before the opening of the state's walleye season.

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