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Shutdown Hits MN's American Indians In Different Ways
Tribes such as the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians have missed out on federal dollars, while the Prairie Island Indian Community is concerned about the furloughing of federal nuclear inspectors. The partial shutdown of the federal government is being felt in Minnesota’s American Indian communities and in those across the United States. And one local tribe is experiencing a unique impact due to its proximity to a nuclear power plant. On Friday, the Prairie Island Indian Community sent a letter to Congressional leaders, expressing safety conc...