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DNR seeks comment on tribal land deal

Madison, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources wants public input on a complex land deal in Jackson County that would give the Ho-Chunk Nation more space for housing.

County officials want to sell 244 acres of county forest to the Ho-Chunk for $646,000. The tribe plans to build 10 to 20 homes on the land.

The county then plans to take the $646,000, pool it with $380,000 in state stewardship dollars and buy 647 acres from Plum Creek Timberlands. That land will go into the county forest program.

The DNR will take written or verbal comments on the deal through Jan. 20.

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