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    Construction begins on arts center on Pine Ridge Reservation

    September 28, 2018

    KYLE, S.D. (AP) — Construction is underway on an arts center on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

    The Rapid City Journal reports that artists, project financiers and tribal officials gathered Thursday to break ground for the $2.5 million Oglala Lakota Artspace.

    The center will have studio space, gathering rooms and a storefront for the local credit union. Officials say it will be a nurturing spot for artistic endeavors and also small businesses.

    The project received a $750,000 matching grant in 2015 from the federal Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration.

    Construction is expected to take about a year.

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    Information from: Rapid City Journal, http://www.rapidcityjournal.com

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