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By Amy Dalrymple, Forum Communications
A fundraising campaign launched by an oilfield company will enable a Head Start program on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation to build a new facility and serve more students.
Crestwood Equity Partners, which operates a pipeline system on the reservation, has pledged to donate $1 million toward a new Mandaree Head Start facility. The company, which has 250 employees in North Dakota, also plans to lead a capital campaign to raise the remaining funds needed for the facility.
“We are committed to investing in the communities where we work and where our employees live,” said Robbie McDonough, vice president for land and government relations.
The facility will be called Crestwood Mahgiddashda Center and will open in fall 2017. Mahgiddashda translates to children in the Hidatsa language.