Janklow defends use of grant for shooting range
Thursday, October 16, 2003

Former South Dakota governor Bill Janklow (R) is defending his use of federal grant money for a shooting range near sacred Bear Butte.

Janklow, now a Congressman, said the project would create jobs. But the Department of Housing and Urban Development found that it didn't qualify for the Community Development Block Grant program. HUD officials also found that Janklow's administration submitted misleading information in order to justify the project.

Sioux activists are opposing the shooting range for fear of damage to Bear Butte. Although current Gov. Mike Rounds (R) returned the CDBG money, a lawsuit is underway in federal court to challenge the grant.

Get the Story:
Janklow: CDBG not used politically (AP 10/16)

Relevant Links:
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