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Red Lake Nation bridge work earns state award

BEMIDJI--The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians recently was selected as a recipient of a Minnesota State Government Innovation Award for its collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Transportation on the construction work on the Redby Bridg...

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BEMIDJI-The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians recently was selected as a recipient of a Minnesota State Government Innovation Award for its collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Transportation on the construction work on the Redby Bridge (Mud River) and the state Highway 1 West Bridge.

The road and bridges involved in this project serve residents of the Red Lake Indian Nation, as well as the general public traveling to and through the reservation. This remote stretch of Highway 1 is a crucial link in the transportation network in northwestern Minnesota, a release said.

The Minnesota State Government Innovation Awards recognize the work of state government entities and "encourage an environment of experimentation and innovation in Minnesota," the release said. Judges select up to 10 award winners and the top three of the innovative entities are selected for promotional videos. Red Lake was ranked No. 2.

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