Bois Forte Band starts work on new building
The Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Indians of Minnesota broke ground on a new government and community services building that will replace the tribal headquarters that was destroyed by a recent fire.

The $12.2 million facility was already in the works when a July 20 fire destroyed the headquarters. A 20-year-old tribal member has been charged in federal court for setting fire to the building.

“From that building we go on to a new building and we continue to move forward,” said Chairman Kevin Leecy, The Duluth News Tribune reported.

The 47,000-square-foot building is the largest project ever on the reservation. It was financed in party by an $8 million loan from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, also of Minnesota.

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Bois Forte Band of Chippewa breaks ground on new government building (The Duluth News Tribune 8/12)

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