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Obama seeks money, fast hearings to curb young migrant surge

July 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The U.S. administration took steps Tuesday to halt a cross-border surge of children from Central America, asking Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency spending and putting in place plans to make the youngsters’ deportation hearings …continue reading on

Mean what you say

August 22, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

Obedience is something we all want to teach our children. Working in early childhood for more than 20 years, I’ve had the honor of learning with, and from, hundreds of families. As a result, I’ve made some observations. First, children are smart and know if there will be a consequence for not listening. Second, parents myself included often make empty threats to their children. Continue Reading

UND Social Work Department studies child welfare, trains workers in Indian country

July 12, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS The University of North Dakota’s Social Work Department has grown dramatically in the past decade and, in doing so, it’s making a greater impact on the way the state reaches out to its American Indian population. Continue Reading

Lung transplant recipient gets green light to leave Texas hospital

June 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

HOUSTON – Jordan Peterson was resting comfortably Thursday night at a hospital here after a brief scare a day earlier, and the 10-year-old with a new set of lungs got some terrific news: He’ll be leaving today. Continue Reading

Woman charged in child’s death at Spirit Lake

June 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS – A 31-year-old St. Michael woman appeared in U.S. District Court in Grand Forks on Thursday, charged with abuse or neglect of a child resulting in serious bodily injury in connection with the June 13 death of a Spirit Lake Nation toddler. Continue Reading

Hoeven, Heitkamp seek answers in Spirit Lake child’s death

June 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS An angry Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., said she confronted federal and tribal officials Tuesday and demanded answers to what led to the “mysterious death” of a 3-year-old girl Thursday on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation. Continue Reading

Minnesota day care owner accused of striking boy

May 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. When James Sundstrom’s fiancée picked up their 4-year-old son at a Thief River Falls day care Tuesday afternoon, he said she found the boy waiting in the entry with tears and a bloody nose. Continue Reading

4-year-old left behind on field trip to Brookings museum

April 25, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Jacqueline Whylly says it was her worst nightmare to learn her son had been left at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota in Brookings Tuesday.
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Proposed union membership for care providers fails to generate agreement

March 11, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL Marilyn Geller loves taking care of young children. Continue Reading

Toddler death in Sioux Falls deemed suspicious

December 27, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The child was not breathing and had no pulse on Monday, then regained a heartbeat but died on Tuesday. Continue Reading