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Shakopee Tribe donates $12.5M to university



The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is donating $12.5 million to the University of Minnesota.

The school will use $10 million towards a new $288 million football stadium. The donation is the single largest gift ever made to the athletics program.

Another $2.5 million will be used to develop a scholarship fund for Indian students. The university will match the $2.5 million.

In exchange, the tribe will get naming and landscaping rights at the new stadium. "This is an historic place for us. This was an opportunity to make a significant impact on something that will be around for a long time," Chairman Stanley Crooks told The Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Get the Story:
U of M gets $10 million tribal gift for stadium (The Minneapolis Star Tribune 10/19)
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Relevant Links:
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community - http://www.ccsmdc.org

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