The North Dakota National Guard is helping the tribe move in 54 homes from the Grand Forks Air Force Base where they are no longer needed because of military downsizing. "We're getting free labor and the guard is getting training in their own back yard," said Mike Baer, tribal housing assistance director. Half the homes are going in a countryside development between Fort Totten and Tokio. The rest will be scattered throughout the reservation. Baer said the new homes will help ease a housing shortage, but housing is needed for at least 500 families. The 54 homes will be ready for occupancy by the end of September.
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