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On August 22, the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana became home to a new herd of bison originally from Yellowstone National Park. This follows a Montana Supreme Court decision in the spring that allowed the transport of bison between tribal lands. The decision was disputed by local ranchers because of concerns about the spread of brucellosis and past problems with the tribes’ commercial bison herd. Allison Mills has the story.