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North Dakota coronavirus information, Aug. 12: Tribe will get pandemic support for wind farm | Well being

Coronavirus need to know

The newest North Dakota coronavirus information: vitality support, meals help and extra.

Tribal wind

The Standing Rock Renewable Power Authority is getting $725,000 in federal coronavirus support for its wind farm venture on the reservation.

The grant from the U.S. Division of Commerce’s Financial Improvement Administration is thru the American Rescue Plan’s Indigenous Communities program.

“The Financial Improvement Administration is dedicated to supporting tribal communities of their restoration from the coronavirus pandemic,” Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Financial Improvement Alejandra Castillo mentioned in an announcement. “This EDA funding will end in a stronger economic system for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, encourage enterprise growth in clear vitality, and create jobs for tribal members.”

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The tribe about two years in the past introduced plans for the $325 million Anpetu Wi Wind Farm. “Anpetu Wi” in Lakota means “It’s day” or “morning gentle.” About 60 generators are slated to dot the Porcupine Hills, a badlands-esque a part of Sioux County between Fort Yates and Porcupine.

SAGE Improvement Authority — Standing Rock’s public energy authority — introduced final month that it is within the technique of assessing environmental impacts of the venture and doing cultural useful resource surveys. It is also gathering knowledge resembling wind pace by means of check towers. The tribe is elevating cash by means of numerous sources, together with crowdfunding.

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Cellular meals pantry

Vans carrying contemporary greens, bakery gadgets and boxed items will make stops in North Dakota this week.

Meals by means of the Nice Plains Meals Financial institution Cellular Meals Pantry is out there for gratis to these in want. Scheduled stops are (all occasions are native):

  • Napoleon, St. Phillip Neri Catholic Church, 401 Broadway, 9:45-10:30 a.m.
  • Wishek, 107 Centennial St. (close to Lutheran church), 12-12:45 p.m.
  • Edgeley, Armory parking zone, 509 Second Ave., 2:30-3:15 p.m.
  • Oakes, alley behind Journey Inn, 401 Most important Ave., 5-5:45 p.m.

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Testing and vaccines

A complete listing of free public COVID-19 testing provided in North Dakota may be discovered at well That website additionally lists the place free at-home check kits are being provided. 

Folks can go to https://www.ndvax.orgor or name 866-207-2880 to see the place COVID-19 vaccine is out there close to them.

County-level COVID-19 dangers decided by the federal Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention may be discovered at 

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