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Former Spirit Lake chairman withdraws suit

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GRAND FORKS -- Roger Yankton Sr. has withdrawn his lawsuit in U.S. District Court seeking relief from a restraining order that had been issued against him by the Spirit Lake Tribal Court.

The former tribal chairman had alleged the Aug. 6 restraining order, which barred him from entering the tribal headquarters or contacting tribal officials, had made him a virtual prisoner on the reservation and prevented him from performing his duties as chairman.

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