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Tribe gets $200,000 for farmers market pavilion

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MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan is getting $200,000 from the federal government to build a farmers market pavilion.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the funding this week for the tribe, which has a reservation near Mount Pleasant. The money is from the USDA's Rural Business Enterprise Grant program, which is using new grants to send funds to communities in 19 states.

In a statement, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow says the tribe will help expand Mount Pleasant's market by constructing a pavilion to increase access to local foods. The Michigan Democrat says the pavilion project is expected to create about 33 jobs.

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Online:

http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/bcp_rbeg.html

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