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The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe (LLBO), School Board, and Superintendent, along with additional local, state, and federal leaders, celebrated the groundbreaking of the new, replacement Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 with a ceremony and reception at the school complex.
After years of neglect that led to conditions one Minnesota congressman described as “horrific,” a dilapidated school is getting a much-needed $12 million revamp.
The Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School, on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation in Bena, was held up as an example of how government support had failed Native American communities.
BENA, MN - After years of struggle, the Bug-o-Nay-Ge-Shig school, on the Leech Lake Reservation, will finally be getting a critical rebuild.
Senator Al Franken and Congressman Rick Nolan joined the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in Bena today for a ground breaking ceremony for the new high school made possible thanks to Federal funding.
BENA, Minn. — Eighteen years ago, John Parmeter -- a safety compliance officer with the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School -- was found unconscious in his office due to some sort of toxic fumes inside the building. On Wednesday, after years of fighting for a new, safer high school, he was able to watch ground being broken for just that.
BENA, MN (KDAL) - The School Board and Superintendent of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe officially broke ground for the new Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School in Bena today (Wednesday).
Earlier in the year, the band announced that it was successful in securing federal funds from the Bureau of Indian Affairs for a new high school.
(International Falls, MN) -- The U-S Department of Transportation will spend two-million dollars helping officials at Falls International Airport begin the first phase of a major renovation project. Congressman Rick Nolan and Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken had pushed the federal agency to provide the help. The existing airport terminal was built about four decades ago. Part of
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CASS LAKE -- The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School at noon Aug. 24.
WASHINGTON—U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Rep. Rick Nolan, announced Tuesday the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport a grant of $1,253,575 for infrastructure improvements, a news release said.