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Official says children at risk an ‘ongoing epidemic’ at Spirit Lake in new report

November 5, 2012 in DL-Online

A child who routinely soiled underpants as a defense against rape. Little boys brazenly engaging in outdoor sex acts. Children left in homes with known sexual predators. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Indian Health Service must explain Titus reprimand

July 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Indian Health Service needs to explain itself. Otherwise, the stain on its integrity caused by the situation at Spirit Lake only deepens. Continue Reading

‘I hope this leads to closure': Man charged with murder of two Spirit Lake children

July 24, 2012 in DL-Online

GRAND FORKS After an agonizing 14 months of waiting and wondering, the people of the Spirit Lake Nation learned Monday that federal authorities had arrested a St. Michael man over the weekend and charged him with the brutal killings of two children. Continue Reading

Citing child abuse concerns, administrator urges halting Spirit Lake’s funding

June 22, 2012 in DL-Online

A federal human services administrator is urging sweeping steps to correct what he calls bureaucratic “inaction and excuses” in failing to protect endangered children at Spirit Lake Nation.
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Engineer to display ‘revolutionary’ tractor at Big Iron show in September

March 14, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Spectators planning to attend West Fargo’s Big Iron event in September can witness a tractor like none other. Continue Reading

Taco John’s bring holiday spirit to Children’s Miracle Network

December 4, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON To celebrate the holiday season, Taco John’s is partnering with Children’s Miracle Network (CMN). Continue Reading

Police link attempted murder charges to fires

November 16, 2011 in DL-Online

Lyndon Galen Greybear, 29, was arraigned Tuesday in Cass County District Court on two counts each of attempted murder and aggravated assault and one count of endangering by fire or explosion. Continue Reading

Worthington’s Sanchez earns Lutheran Social Service Spirit Award

November 13, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Linda Sanchez from Worthington received the prestigious Spirit Award from Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS). The award honors employees who demonstrate outstanding commitment and dedication to the LSS vision and mission. Continue Reading

Old growth, old ways: ‘Healing totem’ carved from western red cedar makes its way east

September 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A 20-foot-tall healing totem pole loaded on an open flat-bed truck passed through North Dakota this week, receiving blessings from Indian tribes as it makes its way from the West Coast to permanent display near Washington, D.C. Continue Reading

Feds investigate reported double deaths of children

May 24, 2011 in DL-Online

Federal and tribal officials are investigating what neighbors say is the homicide of two young children in St. Michael, N.D., on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation. Continue Reading

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