PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – It’s taken nearly a week, but residents of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation wondering when their lone grocery store might reopen at least are greeted with a sign in the window.
It reads: “We are trying to reopen as soon as possible.”
No other information is posted at the Sioux Nation Shopping Center, aside from an apology for the inconvenience.
The store closed after the Oglala Sioux tribe filed a temporary restraining order claiming the store was selling residents outdated meat. The tribe’s attorney general dismissed the order earlier this week. She told The Associated Press that it’s up to the store’s owners to decide when to reopen.
The store remained closed Thursday evening. Residents have had to shop at convenience stores or travel off the reservation to buy food.
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