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Belcourt
Belcourt
North Dakota
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Belcourt is a census-designated place (CDP) in Rolette County, North Dakota in the United States. It is within the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation. The population was 2,078 at the 2010 census. The community is the seat of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. Belcourt was originally known as Siipiising, which is Anishinaabe (Chippewa) for "creek that sings with life-giving water." The name refers to what European Americans called "Ox Creek", which flows through the center of town. Belcourt was laid out in 1884. The community was named Belcourt in honour of Georges-Antoine Belcourt, a French Jesuit missionary who served the Chippewa through his mission in the mid-nineteenth century. In his 1849 report to his superiors, he described the Chippewa historical territory in the Pembina River basin as covering an area about 400 miles from north to south and 500 miles from east to west. The town is served by different forms of media, such as KEYA, a tribal radio station that can be found at 88.5 FM; and the Turtle Mountain Times, the tribally owned newspaper that was established in 2003. The Tribal Independent, an independently owned online newspaper, was established in 2011 and folded in 2012.

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C+

How did North Dakota earn the grade of C+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. North Dakota has a state sales tax of 5.00%. Of particular interest is that North Dakota does have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. North Dakota has an effective property tax rate of 1.05%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how North Dakota earned its state tax grade of C+.

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