North Dakota tribe set to open $20M health facility in October

HEAVY HEART: George Gillette, second from left, chairman of Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, and other tribal officials at the 1948 signing of the Garrison Dam agreement. (Click photo to enlarge). File AP.
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota is putting the finishing touches on a $20 million health facility.

The Elbowoods Memorial Health Center is due to open in October. The 43,000 square-foot facility replaces a much smaller clinic.

"It's beautiful," laboratory supervisor and acting CEO Brenda Stubstad told The Minot Daily News.

Congress authorized and appropriated money for the facility. The tribe was promised a new hospital after the federal government flooded the reservation in order to build the Garrison Dam in the 1950s.

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Tribal health center nearly complete (The Minot Daily News 8/27)