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John Parmeter (from left), security guard and grounds supervisor at the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School, shows school Superintendent Crystal Redgrave, Leech Lake Tribal Chairman Carrie Jones and U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell the ice damage to the high school on Tuesday. Monte Draper / Bemidji Pioneer

U.S. interior secretary tours deteriorating Native American school

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BENA, Minn. -- As people in suits mingled outside the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School in Bena on Tuesday afternoon, an inconspicuous man walked up the sidewalk after the rain stopped just in time for U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn's visit to the school.

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