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Klobuchar vows to visit Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe's deteriorating roads


August 23, 2019

Muddy paths are common access ways for tribes in the Dakotas. Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe chairman Harold Frazier says the U.S. government gave his 3,500-square mile reservation less than $3 million to fix roads last year, but it needed $20 million. (Christopher Vondracek / The Washington Times)

SIOUX CITY, Iowa - For months, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in north central South Dakota has been looking to draw attention to the deterioration of its roads after heavy rains and a lack of federal funding.

This week at the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum in Sioux City, Iowa, tribal Chairman Harold Frazier found at least one Democratic candidate interested in visiting the reservation: Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota.


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