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Arrest of Native American using sweat lodge was ‘misunderstanding,’ Fargo mayor says | Prairie Business magazine

1.3.17

Arrest of Native American using sweat lodge was ‘misunderstanding,’ Fargo mayor says | Prairie Business magazine: Mayor Tim Mahoney said a man was arrested Thursday, Feb. 23, night at the sweat lodge, which is on an open patch of land just west of 39th Street South between 36th Avenue South and 37th Avenue South near a city salt and sand storage facility.

He said the Fargo Police Department officer, Jacob Rued, saw what appeared to be a large fire at the site and didn’t know about the sweat lodge, which has been there for three or four years. Mahoney said participants use a fire outside to heat stones that are then moved inside the makeshift shelter lined with blankets. It’s shouldn’t have been an issue, the mayor said.


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