Red Lake Addresses Drug Treatment

The tribe will use part of a federal loan to fight drug abuse

A northwestern Minnesota American Indian tribe will use part of a $13 million federal loan to help fight drug abuse.

Red Lake Nation plans to build a nearly $5 million treatment center. The facility in Red Lake will have 16 beds, meeting rooms, and visiting areas. Red Lake community development facilitators, Gene McArthur, tells Minnesota Public Radio News the center will help the tribe address the problem of opioid abuse.

The Red Lake tribe also plans to build a fire hall in Ponemah, a fire station in Red Lake, and a dialysis center.

Construction on the projects is to begin next year.