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October 27, 2016
PEMBINA, N.D.—Opening a day care center in Pembina took a lot of effort, but 20 months of work has paid off, city leaders said. The city-owned...
October 27, 2016 - 6:43am
September 8, 2016
Taking care of child services
HILLSBORO, N.D.—Derrick Kvernen wasted no time Wednesday wandering around Tot Spot Hillsboro. The curious 2½-year-old roamed the day care...
September 8, 2016 - 6:44am
Development group buys former day care center at Hillsboro
HILLSBORO, N.D.—Economic leaders in Hillsboro hope a $147,000 deal for a former day care building will be an investment for the future of child care and the growth of the city. The Hillsboro Economic Development Corp.'s purchase of the Main Discovery Creative Education Center...
August 8, 2016 - 6:36am
April 21, 2016
Former day care provider still needs an attorney
A former day care provider in Jamestown facing drug charges declined to enter a plea until she is able to obtain a defense attorney during her...
April 21, 2016 - 6:37am
March 5, 2016
Backlog: Change in child care law results in backlog of background checks for N.D. day care providers
Megan McDonald of Jamestown has two children in day care and another baby on the way. She said young children often don’t have the voice to speak up about something that could be going wrong at a day care, and knowing a provider has passed a criminal background check gives her...
March 5, 2016 - 6:46am
August 10, 2015
Groups work to solve day care shortage
MICHIGAN, N.D. — Colleen Anderson knows what it’s like to struggle to find child care. “We went through three day cares in just a couple of months,” said Anderson, who works at First United Bank in Michigan. When the last of those day care providers closed last October,...
August 10, 2015 - 6:56am
Day care in demand in N.D.: Communities in Grand Forks area search for answers to solve shortage
PEMBINA, N.D. — When Jennifer Krom returns to work later this month from maternity leave at GHY International, a Pembina customs brokerage,...
August 10, 2015 - 6:48am
November 24, 2014
Day care operation in West Fargo under investigation
WEST FARGO, N.D. — A large day care center here under investigation by Cass County Social Services for a recent field trip to a hotel pool that ended with two young boys nearly drowning has a history of policy violations and claims of child mistreatment. Sunrise-Sunset Preschool...
November 24, 2014 - 8:24am
December 11, 2013
More day care rules strain GF County staff
GRAND FORKS — Increased state and federal requirements have created a growing workload for the two Grand Forks County workers in charge of licensing child care facilities — but they’re welcoming the extra work. “It’s good for children, good for families,” said Sandy Brandt....
December 11, 2013 - 7:23am
November 2, 2013
ND regulators close Mandan day care center
MANDAN, N.D. — A day care center in Mandan has closed due to state safety violations. The Bismarck Tribune reports that the North Dakota Department of Human Services revoked First Steps Learning Center's license on Monday. Jennifer Barry, the agency's early childhood...
November 2, 2013 - 3:24pm
September 3, 2010
Trial scheduled for day care provider
BISMARCK (AP) -- A Bismarck day care provider accused in the death of a 3-month-old boy has been scheduled for trial Feb. 8. Defense attorney Steven Mottinger said he does not anticipate that 35-year-old Larena Doll will accept any plea offers from prosecutors. Doll is accused of...
September 3, 2010 - 7:26am
June 1, 2010
Lawyers question N.D. day care lawsuit
BISMARCK (AP) -- The federal government says a lawsuit filed by a Sioux County woman for injuries her son allegedly suffered at a Standing Rock day care should be thrown out of federal court. Lisa McLaughlin is accusing the Sitting Bull College day care of negligence. She says her...
June 1, 2010 - 7:11am
May 30, 2010
Federal lawyers question N.D. day care lawsuit
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- The federal government says a lawsuit filed by a Sioux County woman for injuries her son allegedly suffered at a Standing Rock day care should be thrown out of federal court. Lisa McLaughlin is accusing the Sitting Bull College day care of negligence. She...
May 30, 2010 - 5:00pm
May 5, 2010
Belcourt day care operator sentenced
MINOT (AP) -- A Belcourt day care operator has been sentenced to two years probation for stealing from a tribal assistance program. Acting U.S. Attorney Lynn Jordheim said 42-year-old Billie Jo Parisien Decoteau also was ordered to pay $5,000 in restitution. Authorities said that...
May 5, 2010 - 7:08am
February 17, 2010
Grand Forks day care provider sentenced
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- A Grand Forks day care provider who admitted shaking a 4-month-old boy and causing head injuries has been sentenced to three months in jail. Twenty-seven-year-old Marsha Brouillet also will spend nine months on electronic home monitoring and three years...
February 17, 2010 - 11:15am