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Leech Lake slated for $474,000 for transit program

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Federal grants will bring bus service to two Minnesota American Indian reservations, U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar said Thursday.

The U.S. Transportation Department awarded a $474,000 grant to the Leech Lake Tribal Council to start up bus service with three new vehicles, Oberstar said.

The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe was awarded $285,000 to buy buses and build a garage.

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