Local Briefs

Sheridan County house considered for national register

GOODRICH – The Clark House in Goodrich will be considered for the National Register of Historic Places when the North Dakota State Historic Preservation Review Board meets April 26 in Bismarck.

The Clark House was built in 1901 in Sheridan County by the homesteader who owned the land where the town would be built. A Colonial Revival residence, it is considered an excellent example of its type.

The board will also consider for the register the Alderman School District No. 78, a one-room schoolhouse.

The board will meet at 10 a.m. in the Legislative Assembly Room at the North Dakota Heritage Center. The meeting is open to the public.

After the board reviews the nominations, they are sent to the Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places for official consideration. The register is the nation’s list of properties considered worthy of preservation.

USDA invests $232 million in N.D. reservations

BISMARCK – USDA Rural Development has invested more than $232 million into North Dakota’s tribal regions since 2009 to improve infrastructure, increase access to housing and partner with tribal colleges, according to Jasper Schneider, USDA Rural Development.

Schneider released a report recently highlighting the agency’s impact across North Dakota reservations.

USDA Rural Development offers financial support through a variety of programs to improve quality of life. The progress report provides a breakdown of projects financed in the tribal nations of the Three Affiliated Tribes, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, Spirit Lake Tribe and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

In North Dakota, USDA Rural Development has 43 employees in five offices and manages a loan portfolio of more than $4 billion.

For more information or to read the report, visit USDA’s website at (www.rurdev.usda.gov/nd).