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Federal judge dismisses housing kickbacks case

August 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO A federal judge on Thursday threw out an indictment against an architect accused of accepting kickbacks for housing contracts on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, after the government said it needed more evidence to continue the case. Continue Reading

Man pleads guilty to torching reservation church

June 11, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK A Cannonball man has pleaded guilty to burning down a church on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Continue Reading

Judge tosses Spirit Lake lawsuit against NCAA

May 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson has granted the NCAA’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe, a major setback to American Indians trying to preserve UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname. Continue Reading

Nickname supporter loses bid for Standing Rock Tribal Council seat

October 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Archie Fool Bear, a former council member who circulated petitions last year seeking a reservation-wide vote on the nickname issue, was one of six candidates who failed to win an at-large council seat in the Sept. 28 election, the Bismarck Tribune reported. Continue Reading

European artist, filmmaker plan gallery in Fort Yates

June 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A French artist and British filmmaker are helping to transform this rural community into an outdoor art gallery and are planning to share it with the world. Continue Reading

Last-minute appeal: Spirit Lake members urge NCAA to heed ‘voices of our people’

November 29, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Members of the Spirit Lake Sioux Nation who favor UND retaining the Fighting Sioux nickname made a last-minute appeal Monday to the NCAA, asking that the association “re-examine” the 2007 legal settlement that imposed a deadline for the university to obtain tribal permission to continue using the name. Continue Reading

Dorgan sees ‘gross imcompetence’ in Indian Health Service office (UPDATED)

August 25, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

UPDATED 12:41 P.M.The chairman of the Senate’s Indian Affairs Committee says it’s inexcusable that two Indian Health Service mental health positions remain vacant on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Continue Reading