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Devils Lake man gets 30 years for sex abuse on reservation

February 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

A Devils Lake man previously convicted of murder has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexually abusing a girl at the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation, the U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday.

Erick McKay, 40, pleaded guilty in …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Man pleads guilty in killing on Spirit Lake Reservation

January 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

A Bismarck man pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of voluntary manslaughter, assault resulting in serious bodily injury and assault with a dangerous weapon stemming from an incident on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation almost a year ago.

Orlen Fra…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Man convicted of killing children files appeal

January 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — A man convicted in the childhood killings of his cousins on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation is appealing the jury’s findings that he murdered them.

A jury convicted Valentino Bagola for the murders of Destiny Shaw, 9, and her 6-year-…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Man convicted of killing children files appeal

January 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — A man convicted in the childhood killings of his cousins on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation is appealing the jury’s findings that he murdered them.

A jury convicted Valentino Bagola for the murders of Destiny Shaw, 9, and her 6-year-…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Bagola gets life sentence for double murder of Spirit Lake children

December 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

FARGO – Valentino Bagola left his home to stay with his cousins for what his mother hoped would be a fresh start in life.

Now he likely will spend a life in prison for the murder of Destiny Shaw, 9, and her 6-year-old brother, Travis DuBois Jr.
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Bagola gets life sentence for double murder of Spirit Lake children

December 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

FARGO – Valentino Bagola was sentenced Monday to life in prison for the stabbing deaths of a brother and sister on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation.

Bagola was convicted Sept. 23 of two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of Destiny S…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Bagola gets life sentence for double murder of Spirit Lake children

December 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

FARGO – Valentino Bagola was sentenced Monday to life in prison for the stabbing deaths of a brother and sister on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation.

Bagola was convicted Sept. 23 of two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of Destiny S…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

ND woman sentenced in toddler death on reservation

November 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Dave Kolpack

The Associated Press

FARGO — A Spirit Lake Indian Reservation woman who was awarded custody of infant twin girls despite a history of child neglect was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison in the death of one of the child…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

The rest of the Top 10

December 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The rest of the Top 10 stories of 2012 ranged from stories about the shocking deaths of young people, to stories about surprising changes in the community, such as Grand Forks’ only hospital buying its would-be rival in town. A long-standing controversy over UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname appeared to end, while long-standing problems with the Spirit Lake tribe’s child protection system appear to continue into the new year.
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Report: Meth-addicted baby returned to mom who refused drug test at Spirit Lake

November 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The 4-month-old infant was hospitalized for a month before being placed in foster care until last week, when the child was returned to its addicted mother, according to a report made to federal officials. Continue Reading