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Federal government shutdown affects local communities


December 28, 2018

The third government shutdown of 2018 has completed its first week and many agencies statewide are feeling the effects, including in north-central Montana.

Fort Belknap Indian Reservation said that, without new federal funding, it will have to put a contingency plan into effect next week that will include cutting services.

“We have essential government services that we need to provide,” Community Council President Andrew Werk Jr. said in a press release. “The government needs to come to an agreement and get a budget passed so that we can continue to provide these services to our com...

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