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Sole Pine Ridge Grocery Store Remains Closed

May 15, 2012, 12:35 PM


The only grocery store on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation remains shut down Tuesday because of food safety concerns.

The Oglala Sioux tribe got a court order against the Sioux Nation Shopping Center. The tribe claims the store was selling outdated meat.

Tribal President John Yellow Bird Steele says he expects the order to be lifted Tuesday. A store spokesman couldn't be reached for comment.

The store's closing means reservation residents have to go about two miles off the reservation to Whiteclay, Nebraska, to shop for groceries. Another option is to make a two-hour trip to Rapid City.

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