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Judge orders reservation polling sites open

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A federal judge has ruled that Benson County must open two polling sites on the Spirit Lake reservation for the Nov. 2 election. Judge Ralph Erickson ordered that polling sites in Fort Totten and Warwick will be open to voters. The ruling states that the county does not have to open a polling place in the community of Oberon, N.D., which is not located on the reservation, but serves a portion of the reservation population.