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Red Lake Nation College expands to Minneapolis, students feel sense of home

The new location is the first tribal college site in a major U.S. city.

Community gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the Red Lake Nation College's Minneapolis expansion on Thursday afternoon.

The lobby in the center of the building was filled with live music and chatter. Overhead, large windows let in overcast afternoon light. Flags from each tribal nation sharing geography with Minnesota hung high on the wall.

The $16.2 million site is located a block northeast of U.S. Bank Stadium and will serve at least 300 students. The college is open to students from all backgrounds - 95 percent are Native American and 85 percent are from the Red Lake Nation, according to Chief Dan King, the president of the two-year tribal college and a hereditary chief from the Red Lake Nation.


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