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U.S. Attorney, victims advocate defend VAWA

April 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS A new federal law giving tribal courts limited jurisdiction in domestic violence cases involving non-Indians gives new hope to Indian women while safeguarding due process rights of the accused, according to U.S. Attorney Tim Purdon and a leading victims advocate. Continue Reading

Overcoming hurdles at Spirit Lake

April 6, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

SPIRIT LAKE NATION As health and social service professionals grappled over the past year with issues of child protection at Spirit Lake, they found a disturbing trend at Mercy Hospital in neighboring Devils Lake. Continue Reading