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INDIAN RESERVATION - An unfinished log house sits on the edge of the Bear Paw Mountains a few miles east of Box Elder.

Not a log cabin - a two-story log house. And not a log house with an ordinary history or an ordinary power supply.

Ted Demontiney, 38, has been working on the house since 1994, the same year he started his business, D's Logworks, contracting with the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation. This fall he completed hooking up the house's power supply - a wind turbine and solar panels, the only power supply the house has.

"I guess we chose the...


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