Homeowners stuck in the middle of a land dispute
Written by Jesse Baroka on February 8, 2023
LAC DU FLAMBEAU, Wis. (AP) — Roads have been blocked on a northern Wisconsin Indian Reservation due to a dispute involving homeowners and the tribe. Leaders of the Lac du Flambeau tribe set up barricades on Jan. 30 after negotiations with property title companies broke down. The tribe says the roads were illegally built on its reservation without compensation. Leaders insist they are taking care of residents who need food, prescriptions, propane and other services, but some residents say they feel trapped. Residents being told they could drive away but wouldn’t be allowed back in. 55 properties are affected. Two lawmakers have asked Gov. Tony Evers to intervene.