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    By Mark Pratt
    Bedford, Massachussetts (AP)

    Seven months ago, Army veteran Craig Cournoyer left behind his community of 400 people on his family’s reservation in South Dakota and moved thousands of miles to a place he’d never been – to learn how to fix moldy, broken down ventilation systems.

    With the nearest town 30 miles away, there is not enough skilled labor among his fellow Yankton Sioux in Wagner, S.D., to handle their own needs. Any construction work puts a financial drain on the tribe, because members have to hire outside workers.

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