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Reservations closed due to intense cold


February 5, 2019

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

Cars travel along a snowy Upper Box Elder Road in front of Stone Child College Monday, in Box Elder. Travel to and from Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation was difficult after Sunday's snowfall, and much of the area was closed down.

Fort Belknap and Rocky Boy's Indian reservations services were closed Monday due to the severe cold.

Rocky Boy's Information Specialist Rusty Gopher said this morning that services at Rocky Boy were closed Monday including the tribal office, clinic, college and schools.

"Everything but law enforcement," he said.

He added that the roads at Rocky Boy were cleared by the end of the day Monday and people should be able to drive safely today.

They didn't receive a lot of snow, Gopher said, although more fell higher in the mountains.

The shut down was due to the severe cold temperatures, w...

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