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Published March 24, 2013, 09:27 AM

North Dakota tribe launches war on illegal drugs

NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) — The Three Affiliated Tribes in western North Dakota is spending $1 million on an effort to battle what it calls an illegal drug epidemic.

By: Associated Press, Associated Press

NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) — The Three Affiliated Tribes in western North Dakota is spending $1 million on an effort to battle what it calls an illegal drug epidemic.

The Minot Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1051eIw ) that the tribe recently created a drug task force that meets monthly, and a three-day conference on fighting substance abuse was held this past week at the 4 Bears Casino and Lodge.

Tribal Chairman Tex Hall says drugs and alcohol are not part of the culture, and the tribe has created "a war on drugs."

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