Bemidji, MN (Learfield/MNN)  --  The Red Lake Nation says it can save two million dollars-a-year by installing solar panels on its building.  

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At this week's announcement, plans were revealed to install solar panels on the roofs of the largest buildings belonging to the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians. Those panels will develop enough power to light the tribe's three casinos, its college and all government buildings.  The project will break ground in June.

It's said to be one of the largest solar projects ever planned for northern Minnesota and it is intended to guarantee energy independence for the tribe.