‘The Turtle Mountain Tribe held an official groundbreaking ceremony for the much-needed, much-anticipated Turtle Mountain Recovery Center, a new state-of-the art facility that will be located in the foothills of Belcourt neat Ojibwa Indian School. The $18 million Turtle Mountain Recovery Center funded by multiple banking and load institutions including Native American Bank, Bremer Bank, USDA Rural Development, and Midwest Minnesota CDC, just recently began construction and is slated to be complete by 2024.
Although the Tribe didn’t officially put shovels in the dirt at the location of the Turtle Mountain Recovery Center due to weather conditions like originally planned, that didn’t stop event organizers and tribal officials from hosting one of the biggest and most important events of the year, a day that has been almost six years in the making for the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa.’ (Excerpt from the Turtle Mountain Times.)
This project consists of a 20,000+ square foot new development for the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. The Turtle Mountain Recovery Center will house inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation patients and provide services for outpatient clients throughout the reservation.
Phase 1 of the project is approximately $16 million and is expected to grow as amenities, roads, and other items are completed during Phase 2. The 8+ acre construction site will undergo a major transformation as the Recovery Center will sit atop a large hill on the edge of the Turtle Mountains. Phase 1 construction will take place throughout the challenging winter months with an estimated completion date of the fall of 2024.