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Veeder: Learning love from grandparents a gift

February 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

It’s coming on Valentine’s Day, and because these sub-zero temperatures are really starting to wear on my good cheer, I’ve decided to it’s time to talk about love and other mushy stuff if only to thaw out our hearts this frozen mid-February.
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Learning love from grandparents a gift

February 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

It’s coming on Valentine’s Day, and because these sub-zero temperatures are really starting to wear on my good cheer, I’ve decided to it’s time to talk about love and other mushy stuff if only to thaw out our hearts this frozen mid-February.
continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Learning love from grandparents a gift

February 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

It’s coming on Valentine’s Day, and because these sub-zero temperatures are really starting to wear on my good cheer, I’ve decided to it’s time to talk about love and other mushy stuff if only to thaw out our hearts this frozen mid-February.
continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Demonstrators weigh in on court case over family visitation

September 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS – Supporters of a couple fighting a judge’s order that their children’s grandparents be allowed visitation rights demonstrated Tuesday in front of the Grand Forks County Courthouse during a hearing inside. Continue Reading

Attorney says parents’ rights being edged out by grandparents’ in wake of unusual ruling

September 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS In a ruling that defied predictions made by family law attorneys, a Grand Forks judge has upheld his decision to allow a 16-year-old girl free rein to visit her grandparents at any time, over the objections of her parents. Continue Reading

N.D. grandparents sue son to see grandkids in ‘unheard-of’ lawsuit

August 26, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS – In a lawsuit considered rare even among uncommon grandparents’ visitation rights cases, a couple here have won court-ordered time with their grandkids during holidays, birthdays and summer vacation over the objections of the children’s parents, one of whom is their own son. Continue Reading

More grandparents are raising their grandchildren full time

December 28, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

According to recently released estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS), 498 grandparents in Cass and Clay counties are responsible for the care of grandchildren. That’s just slightly higher than the 481 such cases recorded in the 2000 census. Continue Reading

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More Fargo-Moorhead grandparents are raising their grandchildren full time

December 27, 2010 in INFORUM

Blake Lane, a dimple-cheeked, well-spoken ball of energy, wanted the reporter in his Fargo home to take a stab at guessing his age.
“Mom, did you have to give it away?” the chatty 10-year-old said when he discovered Sharon Lane had already told his secret.
If you didn’t know the situation, the word “mom” might have given you pause. Continue Reading

Celebrate grandparents

September 9, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

National Grandparent’s Day was founded to champion the cause of lonely elderly in nursing homes and to persuade grandchildren to tap the wisdom and heritage their grandparents could provide. Continue Reading

More grandparents raising grandkids

September 9, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

The number of U.S. children being raised by their grandparents rose sharply as the recession began, according to an analysis of census data. The reasons, while somber, were not all economic. Continue Reading