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By Alex Ross 

Group explores buying, selling local in Fort Belknap meeting


Havre Daily News/Floyd Brandt

Ramona King tours Red Paint Creek Trading Post and Pantry Wednesday in Lodge Pole.

Backers of an ongoing push on Fort Belknap Indian Reservation to encourage people to produce, buy and sell local goods met at the Chief Nosey Center in Lodge Pole Wednesday.

People at the "Building Fort Belknap's Economy" community meeting took part in discussions, heard about co-ops and took a tour of the Red Paint Creek Trading Post. The trading post is a cooperative that will include a grocery store, public kitchen, a food pantry and a gas station, planned to be open soon.

Fruits and vegetables will be grown in the nearby community garden or from the gardens of co-op members.

The co...

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