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Associated Press, Published June 25 2013

Obama approves disaster declaration for storms

BISMARCK — President Barack Obama has approved a federal disaster for the Standing Rock Indian Reservation following severe storms and flooding.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe requested federal aid following the storms and flooding during the end of May and beginning of June.

The funding will help cover the cost to repair or replace facilities damaged by the storms.

The Standing Rock Indian Reservation straddles the North Dakota-South Dakota border.

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