May 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
BISMARCK A Bismarck woman faces a felony child neglect charge after authorities who responded to a report of smoke in her apartment say they found four children home alone. Continue Reading
May 7, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
Minnesota state representatives voted Friday to protect children from some toxic chemicals.
They approved on a 113-13 vote a measure to ban companies from intentionally putting formaldehyde in child care products. Continue Reading
April 26, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
Tuesday will mark a momentous occasion for the Byrd family as our son, Charlie, turns 1 year old. In the brief time since his birth at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Health Center in Dickinson, he has already grown and learned so much. My wife Krystle and I are just as awestruck by him today as we were the day he drew his first breath. Continue Reading
April 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
GRAND FORKS On a Spirit Lake reservation torn by factional infighting, the leader of an American Indian advocacy group arrives to find 25 percent of all Dakota Indian children living in foster care with white families. Continue Reading
April 2, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
Key human services proposals that restructure long-term care services and provide for the safe and healthy development of children are scheduled to be heard by legislators Wednesday. Continue Reading
March 18, 2013 in The Daily Republic
These teen volunteers represent the diversity of the South Dakota urban, rural and reservation communities and public, private and home-schooled.
February 24, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
Minnesota’s first comprehensive oral health plan includes new information that while tooth decay is nearly 100 percent preventable, it is still one of Minnesota’s most common chronic childhood diseases, with 55 percent of third graders surveyed in 2010 experiencing tooth decay. Continue Reading
February 21, 2013 in The Daily Republic
The awards, given annually by South Dakota Voices for Children since 1996, acknowledge exceptional work that benefits children or children’s causes in South Dakota.