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The bank erosion from the Missouri River at Double Ditch Indian Village northwest of Bismarck on Highway 1804 has expanded to damage a walking path and burial grounds. Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune

Is the Legislature Pulling Funding From the Double Ditch Indian Village or Not?

Is the Legislature Pulling Funding From the Double Ditch Indian Village or Not?

Yesterday I wrote about a Bismarck Tribune article which suggested that the state House had voted to remove funding for $1.25 million worth of repairs to the Double Ditch Indian Village. As I noted in that post, this village is a rich area for historical research into an indigenous peoples, the Mandan, we really don’t

John Bluemle, of Bismarck, surveys the erosion along the Missouri River at Double Ditch on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Bluemle is a former North Dakota state geologist. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune

Lawmakers Should Restore Spending for the Double Ditch Village

UPDATE: The post below was based on the linked article from the Bismarck Tribune, but lawmakers are telling me that report is inaccurate. “Despite what the news media has reported, the House Appropriations Committee did not cut any financial assistance to the Double Ditch Village,” Rep. Jim Schmidt (R-Huff) told me this afternoon. “The financial assistance

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