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Standing Rock to receive $1 million grant for energy project

BISMARCK, N.D. — A college on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation will receive about $1 million in federal funding for a $2 million renewable energy project.

The grant will be used to help install 636 kilowatts of solar power at five buildings at Sitting Bull College.

Officials say the project should decrease short-term energy costs by 20 percent, saving about $74,000 a year.

Standing Rock is one of 11 tribal communities slated to split up nearly $6 million in federal money for clean energy projects.

The 3,600-square-mile reservation straddles the North Dakota-South Dakota border.

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