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New Town stabbing death trial goes to jury

September 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Federal jurors in Bismarck are deliberating the fate of a man accused of stabbing to death another man on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. Continue Reading

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

Oglala Sioux president set to return to work

January 15, 2013 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) The president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe is scheduled to be back in his office on Wednesday after spending more than two weeks in a hospital.
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Review of handful of reservation deaths completed

January 9, 2013 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) The U.S. attorney’s office in South Dakota has finished reviewing a handful of unsolved death cases on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and determined that “some” of them should be closed, U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says.
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New jail on Rosebud reservation to open in January

December 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) The Rosebud Sioux Tribe is set to open a $25 million adult jail next month that will emphasize cultural wellness for inmates.
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First credit union on South Dakota reservation opens

November 30, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The Lakota Federal Credit Union opened Wednesday.
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New tribal president wants change

November 26, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) At first, the agenda of the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s newly elected president might seem overly ambitious. But Bryan Brewer says the issues on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, ranging from a housing shortage and high unemployment to alcoholism and violence, are deeply intertwined. Continue Reading

Victim of shooting was prominent New Town community member

November 19, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

NEW TOWN The woman who was killed here Sunday was president of her church council, served on many community boards and cut fabric squares for the quilting club, neighbors and friends said Monday. Continue Reading

Woman, 3 grandchildren shot, killed in New Town

November 19, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) A woman and her three grandchildren have been shot and killed in New Town. Authorities are investigating whether a man’s death in Parshall is connected.
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