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White Earth tribal council members, from left, Chairwoman Erma Vizenor, newly elected secretary treasurer Robert Durant, outgoing treasurer Franklin "Bud" Heisler, District I Representative Irene Auginaush and District II Representaive Terrence "Terry" Tibbetts, stand before supporters Wednesday at the anauguration ceremony.

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New and existing tribal officials welcomed about 200 supporters at the Shooting Star Casino Wednesday for the inauguration ceremony of new officers.


White Earth Chairwoman Erma Vizenor said goodbye to retiring secretary treasurer Franklin "Bud" Heisler, and welcomed his replacement Robert Durant.

"We have truly appreciated your work with us," Vizenor told Heisler, adding that she's thankful for him watching over the tribal finances to the penny.

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