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Meatpacking plant a success for South Dakota tribe

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota isn't having any problems selling meat processed and packed at its new plant.

The tribe opened Pte Hca Ka, or Return of the Buffalo, a few months ago. Roy Lemmon, executive director of marketing and sales, says demand is strong for the buffalo and beef products. The buffalo meat is culled from the tribe's bison herd and local producers.

The plant currently employs nearly 30 people. With an expansion in the works, the tribe hopes to create 100 jobs.

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Meatpacking plant creates jobs for tribe (AP 7/7)
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