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Mueller files new charges in Manafort, Gates case
Trump appears to back raising assault rifle age to 21, presses case for arming some teachers
Grand Forks pedestrian hit by pickup, cited for jaywalking
nation and world
2014 Team USA shootout hero T.J. Oshie, former Warroad and UND star, salutes golden goal
Fargo North-South girls get revenge in state quarterfinal win over Mandan
A flurry of gold as Winter Games near conclusion
The greatest goal in US women's hockey history won Team USA the gold
U.S., mostly with Minnesotans, beats Canada to reach gold medal game in men's curling
Commentary: Trump’s call to arm teachers is kind of dumb
McFeely: They are teachers, not gunslingers
Commentary: How an aging Billy Graham approached his own death
Commentary: Heitkamp’s union allies canceled meeting with Cramer on the day he announced Senate campaign
How wine tastings transport you
John T. Sinclair
Cheryl Ann Schauer-Smith
Wearing 'multitasker' badge of honor despite drawbacks
Practicing moderation, spending time with family top the holiday to-do list
A decorating dream in the White House: SD native spends three days as volunteer decorator sty White House
What you need in your winter survival kit
Keep the plant that makes a difference
Community calendar of events for Feb. 22, 2018
Community calendar of events for Feb. 21, 2018
Miss ND competitions scheduled
ND Picnic planned in Mesa
October 30, 2017
FBI investigating ND woman accused of running adoption scam
WOODWORTH, N.D.—Moms across the country are blaming a North Dakota woman for destroying their sense of safety and their hope to grow their...
October 30, 2017 - 8:28am
October 24, 2017
Voters could decide if Spirit Lake Casino puts alcohol on the menu
FORT TOTTEN, N.D.—One local reservation could soon allow alcohol, but it could take a ballot referendum vote. The Spirit Lake Reservation is...
October 24, 2017 - 8:43am
October 1, 2017
McFeely: Once seen as voice for Native American children, woman now accused of scam
Well, this is a sticky wicket. A North Dakota woman being investigated for an adoption scam involving Native American children is the same North Dakota woman who was heralded as a whistleblower for exposing problems with child protection and welfare services on the Spirit Lake Reservation....
October 1, 2017 - 8:00am
April 11, 2017
ND Department of Public Education pushes forward with project to increase Native American education
DEVILS LAKE, N.D.—Spirit Lake elder Oliver Gourd Sr. wants to keep his people's culture alive. He worries they will lose their native Dakota language, with younger generations speaking it only as a second language. He also wants people to understand the damage Native American...
April 11, 2017 - 9:39pm
October 16, 2016
Spirit Lake Nation battles youth suicide
FORT TOTTEN, N.D. -- In 2008, Spirit Lake Nation tribe member Cora Whiteman lost her teenaged daughter, Jami, 14, to suicide. As the Whitemans...
October 16, 2016 - 8:44am
June 7, 2016
Change of plea in Spirit Lake case
June 7, 2016 - 6:37am
March 1, 2014
Spirit Lake social services staff quits
FORT TOTTEN, N.D. — The head of the Spirit Lake Nation’s embattled social services program has resigned after just six months on the job. Robert O’Keefe said it’s been next to impossible to recruit social workers to the reservation south of Devils Lake. “I came out here...
March 1, 2014 - 7:55am
October 28, 2013
Turnover hurts BIA efforts to protect children
FARGO — Turnover of staff to investigate suspected child abuse and neglect cases has hampered efforts by the Bureau of Indian Affairs to improve child protection services on the Spirit Lake reservation. The BIA assumed control of child protection services and certain foster care...
October 28, 2013 - 8:51am
October 4, 2013
Spirit Lake Social Services cut to the bone with shutdown
FORT TOTTEN, N.D. -- Social workers at the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation have been furloughed because of the federal government shutdown, causing concern among tribal officials and a U.S. senator. The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs took over social services from the tribe a year...
October 4, 2013 - 6:31am
September 8, 2013
Former ND tribal leader loses reinstatement effort
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- An appeals court has vacated a Spirit Lake Tribal Court order reinstating Roger Yankton Sr. as tribal chairman. The Grand Forks Herald reports that the Northern Plains Intertribal Court of Appeals in Aberdeen, S.D., has overturned the tribal court's July...
September 8, 2013 - 1:00pm
June 27, 2013
Cain out as Spirit Lake chief judge
FORT TOTTEN, N.D. -- Shirley Cain, chief judge of the Spirit Lake Tribal Court, was removed from office Wednesday by order of the Tribal Council. Cain said she had tendered her resignation Friday, making it effective in 30 days, as required by her contract with the tribe, but she...
June 27, 2013 - 7:08am
October 1, 2012
Spirit Lake cut off from any appeals
FARGO -- The door to the appeals courtroom has been slammed shut for more than a year for American Indian residents of Spirit Lake Nation.
October 1, 2012 - 5:15am
September 10, 2012
Deadline looms: Review team returning to Spirit Lake reservation
FARGO -- This week could decide the future governance of social services for the Spirit Lake Tribe as a deadline looms about who should run programs...
September 10, 2012 - 6:07am
November 1, 2011
Spirit Lake members suing over Fighting Sioux logo
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Some Spirit Lake tribal members say they are suing the NCAA in federal court to support the University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux nickname. Attorney Reed Soderstrom said in a statement Tuesday that the NCAA's threat of sanctions if UND does not drop the...
November 1, 2011 - 11:59am
Tribal committee holding news conference
Fighting Sioux nickname champions at Spirit Lake say they will make "a major announcement" Tuesday in their campaign to thwart retirement of the name and logo. Members of the Committee for Understanding and Respect, acting with the blessing of the Spirit Lake Tribal Council, have...
November 1, 2011 - 7:37am