Spirit Lake chairman, federal critic trade complaints about handling of child protection issue

August 31, 2012 at 10:04 am in Grand Forks Herald

Spirit Lake Tribal Chairman Roger Yankton and one of his sharpest critics in the long-running furor over the safety of Spirit Lake’s children challenged each other’s credibility and motives in a written exchange this week, with Yankton chiding Thomas Sullivan for reporting “rumor and conjecture” and Sullivan charging the chairman with interfering with his duty as a “mandated reporter” of suspected child abuse. Continue Reading