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United Tribes Technical College celebrating 50 years

February 2, 2019

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Native American college in North Dakota is celebrating its 50th year.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck on Friday kicked off a series of celebratory events with an opening ceremony for a newly renovated administrative building.

The campus was formerly Fort Lincoln, a U.S. Army base built in the early 1900s. It served as an internment camp for Japanese and German nationals from 1941 to 1946 and then was a Jobs Corp Training Center from 1966 to 1968 before United Tribes began operations in 1969.

The administrative building is the second on campus to be recently renovated. School president Leander “Russ” McDonald says it shows the direction that the college is heading.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com

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