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Fight against bad medicine: Medical community teams up with law enforcement to combat prescription abuse from the inside

February 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

As prescription drug addiction becomes an ever-increasing problem in North Dakota, members of the medical and law enforcement community are working together to try and stop it before it starts.
“It’s becoming a national epidemic,” said John Va…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Devils Lake man gets 30 years for sex abuse on reservation

February 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

A Devils Lake man previously convicted of murder has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexually abusing a girl at the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation, the U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday.

Erick McKay, 40, pleaded guilty in …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Bad medicine:Prescription drug abuse on the rise in ND, Dickinson sees several thefts

February 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

In the early hours of the morning on Jan. 27 a man tried to break into The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy in Dickinson.
In November, a man was convicted in Stark County of robbing Irsfeld Pharmacy in June. He told the court it was an attempt to get treatm…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

GIAGO: The great escape from Holy Rosary

January 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

My friend Pete Cummings and I had never seen any movies about great escapes, so we had no prior knowledge about how to approach such an [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_original”,”fid”:”500557″,”attributes”:{“alt”:”Tim Giago, Syndicated Columnist…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

GIAGO: The great escape from Holy Rosary

January 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

My friend Pete Cummings and I had never seen any movies about great escapes, so we had no prior knowledge about how to approach such an [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_original”,”fid”:”500557″,”attributes”:{“alt”:”Tim Giago, Syndicated Columnist…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

After July seizure, all but 3 of 170-plus puppy mill dogs in permanent homes

January 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

MOORHEAD, Minn. — In a sea of 170-plus puppy mill dogs, so many they had to be identified by a number instead of a name, Brenda Olson-Wray tried to give love to every one of them.
Olson-Wray, along with other volunteers, made the drive twice every…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Abuse victim finds help at safehouse, tells story

November 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

EDITOR’S NOTE: As part of her contribution to Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, Lori, 50, a domestic violence survivor, agreed to tell The Daily Republic her story. After months of counseling she now sees herself as an advocate for the …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Hog abuse alleged at Pipestone farm

October 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

PIPESTONE — Mercy for Animals, a national nonprofit organization that promotes animal protection and a vegan lifestyle, released hidden-camera footage Tuesday showing alleged mistreatment of animals at a rural Pipestone hog farm. The video was rele…continue reading on dglobe.com

SD panel recommends broadening domestic abuse laws

October 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Chet Brokaw

PIERRE — South Dakota’s domestic abuse laws should be expanded to cover dating couples who don’t live together, a state legislative panel recommended Monday.

The Domestic Abuse Study Committee, which took a broad look at th…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Charges allege daughter beat mother with pole

October 4, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO An arrest warrant has been issued for a Kindred woman charged with aggravated domestic assault after allegedly beating her mother in the head with a metal pole. Continue Reading