Mnì Wasté water project underway

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Ross DuBray/West River Eagle

Ross DuBray/West River Eagle

U.S. Senator Tim Johnson, who was instrumental in getting funding for the $72 million dollar Mní Wasté water project, spoke to the crowd Oglala Lakota College auditorium in Eagle Butte last Thursday during the water projects groundbreaking ceremony.

“Nearly a decade ago, we were in the midst of a devastating drought that threatened the viability of Mni Wasté’s water intake,” said Senator Tim Johnson, during his speech at the ceremony.

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