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Hopes Cautiously Pinned on Redevelopment

Federal stimulus money is bringing a new health center to a Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Locals are hopeful that the new development will add some prosperity to their poor area, but nobody's especially confident that it will.

The reservation is one of the poorest counties in the country. Locals look to the new health center as a chance to revive the economy.

"They come to witness the rising of a health center triple the size of the one it will replace: a tired building whose very bricks, mortared in place long ago by the Army Corps of Engineers, recall displacement and loss. The site will also include dozens of houses to accommodate all the nurses and doctors the reservation expects - or hopes - will come."

Full Story: A Rising but Doubted Dream on a Reservation

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