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$14 million White Earth Tribal Administration building opens

The White Earth tribe hosted a grand opening for its new Tribal Administration Center Oct. 17. The building, which houses 105 offices, features a grand staircase. About 82,500 pounds of crushed marble was used for flooring.1 / 2
The new administration building features more than 8,700 square feet of glass, as seen at right. Construction on the $14 million building began in May of 2007.2 / 2

The White Earth Reservation Tribal Council hosted a grand opening of the newly completed $14 million Tribal Administration Building on Friday, Oct. 17.

This state-of-the-art building, located southwest of the White Earth Health Center, now houses many tribal programs that where previously located throughout the reservation.

Some of the programs in the building include finance, public safety, tribal court, tribal council, education, Indian Child Welfare, human resources, enrollments, tribal newspaper, and more.

Fun facts:

• Groundbreaking -- May 10, 2007

• 235 rooms/105 offices

• 19,958 cubic yards of excavation

• 4,500 cubic yards of concrete

• 120 tons of reinforcing steel

• 25,500 12-inch masonry blocks (6.53 miles)

• 168 tons of wall stone

• 317 tons of structural steel and bar

• 8,705 square feet of glass

• 82,500 pounds of crushed marble for terrazzo flooring

• 280,000 square feet of sheetrock

• 40 tons of ductwork

• 40 miles of data cable