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Wed., April 10, 2013, 8:31 a.m.

Tribe seeks to put land in reservation trust

COEUR d'ALENE - The Coeur d'Alene Tribe is working to place roughly 370 acres of land it owns on the reservation back into its reservation trust.

The six parcels of land, which the Tribe purchased from late Silver Valley business mogul Harry Magnuson more than a decade ago, is mostly waterfront property located between Windy Bay and 16-to-1 Bay on Lake Coeur d'Alene.

"There are no plans on the books for that property yet," said Heather Keen, public relations director for the Tribe. "We are putting it into trust mainly for jurisdictional purposes."

For years, there have been rumors of that land being developed as a waterfront extension of the Tribe's Coeur d'Alene Casino, another golf course, or nature preserve and cultural center. Read more. Jeff Selle, Cda Press

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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.