Winnebago Tribe expands holdings
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JANUARY 4, 2001

In recent months, the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska has been expanding its commercial holdings, which have grown to include an Internet company, convenience stores, and a home manufacturer.

The tribe's success at diversification is attributed to the separation of power and operation between the tribal government and Ho-Chunk, Inc. the tribe's economic development arm. Harvard University recognized the tribe's successed with a special award in November.

In December, the tribe instituted a flat 3-cent tax on motor fuel. Previously, non-Indian and Indian customers at its convenience stores were subject to different pricing structures.

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