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Tradition aside, safety experts say tractors hazardous for kids

July 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO In North Dakota and other rural states, the tradition of young children riding in tractors with their parents and grandparents is deeply ingrained in farm life. Continue Reading

Fathers far from home: Dads work in ND to stay connected while providing for families back home

June 15, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WILLISTON – Jonathan Heaton’s four kids are old enough to understand that Dad has to be in North Dakota to pay the bills. Once when the truck driver was home, his kids brought him their piggy banks to try to get him to stay in Utah. Continue Reading

Want fatherly advice did you get? Let the Echo Press know

June 5, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Readers are encouraged to complete the following sentence: “The best piece of advice my dad ever gave me was” Continue Reading

N.D. man ruled to stand trial in daughters’ deaths in Wis.

July 25, 2012 in West Central Tribune

MADISON, Wis. A North Dakota construction worker must stand trial in the deaths of his three young daughters, a Wisconsin judge ruled Tuesday after hearing how the girl’s terrified mother called police and an investigator found the children tucked in bed with their faces covered in dried blood. Continue Reading

Wis. father: ‘You can come home now because I killed the kids,’ now charged charged in daughters’ death

July 13, 2012 in West Central Tribune

MADISON, Wis. A North Dakota man killed his three young daughters after they rushed to greet him during a surprise visit and left their bodies tucked in their beds, Wisconsin authorities said in court documents released Thursday. Continue Reading

Father in custody in deaths of 3 children in River Falls, Wis. (video)

July 11, 2012 in West Central Tribune

About two hours after he allegedly killed his three children at the home they once shared, a former River Falls man turned himself in to police at their station, soon after officers had begun searching for him.
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Texas dad won’t be charged in beating death of daughter’s alleged molester

June 20, 2012 in West Central Tribune

SHINER, Texas Hearing his 5-year-old daughter crying from behind a barn, a father ran and discovered the unthinkable: A man molesting her. The father pulled the man off his daughter, authorities say, and started pummeling him to death with his fists.
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Anim-all in the family

May 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Just a week after her mother and 13 other cattle were shot and killed here, orphaned calf Missy has found an unlikely foster family two mother goats and a father figure of a llama named Bristol. Continue Reading

FOTB: Kentucky father, son look for fresh start in Oil Patch

April 21, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

WILLISTON David Knuckles is proud of the time he spent training Iraqi police officers and helping that country rebuild, but it meant spending a lot of time away from his son. Continue Reading

Christmas wish comes true for 4-year-old

December 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Christmas arrived early for 4-year-old Owen Henry on Thursday when his father, a soldier in the Army, paid a surprise visit during a meeting with Santa Claus. Continue Reading