Gov. Schweitzer tours Rocky Boy flooding


Gov. Br ian Schwei t zer sai d Wednesday he is waiting for an assessment of the damages caused by flooding at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation so he then can request President Barack Obama to declare a disaster in the region, which would allow federal money to be used to repair those damages.

Raymond "Jake" Parker, chair of the Chippewa Cree Tribal council, said before Schweitzer arrived that the faster that happens, the better.

"We need this declaration as soon as possible so we can get some answers," Parker said, adding, "We don't have the money." State Rep. Tony Belcourt, D-Box Elder, wh...

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