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Published March 09, 2012, 10:17 AM

Dakotas getting historic preservation grants

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Each of the Dakotas is getting about $700,000 through a federal historic preservation grant program.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Each of the Dakotas is getting about $700,000 through a federal historic preservation grant program.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says National Preservation Grants invest revenue from oil and gas development into preserving places that are important to people's heritage in each U.S. state and territory.

The National Park Service administers the program. State officials can use the money for everything from building repairs to National Register of Historic Places nominations.

About $47 million in grants is being doled out for fiscal 2012. North Dakota is getting about $681,000 and South Dakota about $705,000.

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