COMPASS POINTS: NEWS FROM THE GREAT OUTDOORS WITH HERALD OUTDOOR WRITER BRAD DOKKEN DNR: 12 people face 80 charges in Lake of the Woods case
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced this afternoon that 12 people face a total of 80 charges in connection with an investigation into guided fishing operations on Lake of the Woods... Posted on 2/20/14 at 2:45 PM
LAKE AGASSIZ HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Fourth Annual “Home is Where the Art Is” Set for February 22
Take a break from the cold and head over to The Spirit Room this Saturday, February 22for a night of art and fun. Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity will host its fourth annual Home is Where the Art is... Posted on 2/18/14 at 10:03 AM
ASTRO BOB Icy, plumy Europa finds a friend in Lake Superior
I've always thought that Lake Superior in winter bore a resemblance to Jupiter's icy moon Europa. Ice piles up in mounds of "broken plates" when the wind pushes a loose floe into the ice anchored to... Posted on 2/17/14 at 12:18 PM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this weeks Rural Reflections Radio program, Soil, meet water... Posted on 1/31/14 at 5:32 AM
GRAND FORKS – An angry Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., said she confronted federal and tribal officials Tuesday and demanded answers to what led to the “mysterious death” of a 3-year-old girl Thursday on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation.
FORT TOTTEN, N.D. – As the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation grapples with how to better safeguard its children from abusers and sexual predators, deep divisions – some going back generations – have shaped the narrative of why and how much the child protection system has failed and whether progress has been made in fixing it.
By Chuck Haga, Forum News Service
, January 19, 2013
‘Pedophiles welcome,’ administrator warns, urges halting tribe’s funding
FARGO – 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.
Letter alerted officials to ‘dangerous malpractice history’
FARGO – Federal officials are stepping up oversight of the Spirit Lake Tribe’s social services programs in response to warnings that children’s health and safety are endangered by mismanagement.
FORT TOTTEN, N.D. – A suicidal girl who was allowed to be shuttled between homes with sex offenders. Reports of suspected child abuse and neglect left ignored. A child protection worker convicted of felony child abuse.
Fargo family had foster child from Spirit Lake taken back to reservation after only several weeks
FARGO – She came into their lives one day after her first birthday and in fragile health.
Three months later, the child was abruptly taken away.
Shannon and Tim Laney have four kids but decided they wanted to have a foster child.
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