Developers face deadline on proposed shooting range
Friday, November 14, 2003

The developers who want to build a shooting range near sacred Bear Butte in South Dakota have until Monday to say whether they will move forward with their plans.

Working with the state, the developers received an $825,000 grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. But a HUD investigation found that the state submitted misleading information in its grant application, forcing Gov. Mike Rounds (R) to give the money back.

Seven tribes in the Plains who visit Bear Butte to pray and make offerings sued HUD to stop the site. A separate lawsuit challenges whether the state can use HUD money for the range.

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Proposed Shooting Range Irks S.D. Tribes (AP 11/14)

Relevant Links:
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S.D. governor says shooting range grant was OK (10/13)
Lakota group seeks protection of Black Hills (09/19)
S.D. to return grant for Bear Butte shooting range (09/19)
Federal funds used for shooting range near sacred site (03/25)
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Four tribes file lawsuit to stop shooting range (03/04)

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