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Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation opens public safety complex





Posted by MHA Tribal Chairman Mark N. Fox on Friday, May 5, 2017

MHA Tribal Chairman Mark N. Fox on Facebook: MHA Nation Public Safety and Judicial Center [360 Photo]

The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation debuted a public safety and justice complex on its reservation in North Dakota.

The MHA Nation Public Safety and Judicial Center houses the tribe's law enforcement department and the tribe's court system. The 29,600-square-foot facility cost $17.2 million, according to a press release.

"It's a long time coming and long overdue," Chairman Mark Fox told The Minot Daily News of the grand opening on Tuesday.

The tribe financed the facility with its mineral royalties and taxes, the paper reported. No federal funding or other sources were involved.

The tribe took in $198 million in oil and gas revenue in 2015 and another $146 million so far in the current fiscal year, The Bismarck Tribune reported. The funds are being invested in infrastructure, economic development and other projects, the paper said.

Read More on the Story:
Three Affiliated Tribes debut new law enforcement center (KFYR 5/9)
Ceremony set for $17.2M tribal law enforcement center opening (The Minot Daily News 5/8)
Three Affiliated Tribes launch building program (The Bismarck Tribune 5/7)
Grand opening (The Minot Daily News 5/6)