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Unofficial election results for Spirit Lake council seat
The unofficial election results are in for the Fort Totten seat on the Spirit Lake Tribal Council. Of 17 candidates vying for a spot on the election ballot -- Clarise Brownshield and Shelly Luger will move on. Those results according to Tribal Chairman Russ McDonald.
Wednesday, October, 09, 2013 - WDAZ - News

17 to square off for Spirit Lake Tribal election
17 candidates will vie for votes Tuesday for a chance to represent Fort Totten on the Spirit Lake tribal council.
Monday, October, 07, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Tribal members gathered to protest a cancelled recall vote against a tribal council memeber
Meanwhile on Spirit Lake, tribal members gathered Friday to protest a cancelled recall vote against a tribal council member. Tribal members gathered in Saint Michael, where a vote was originally scheduled to determine the fate of tribal council member Madrell Lewis.
Friday, October, 04, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Senator John Hoeven urges the Dept of Interior to keep funding BIA Social Services during the government shut down
North Dakota Senator John Hoeven says children on the Spirit Lake reservation should not be a casualty of the government shutdown. The BIA took over child protection services on the reservation last year after several children were killed and injured.
Friday, October, 04, 2013 - WDAZ - News

BIA Social Services program takes a hit because of the government shutdown
It was October first 2012 when the Bureau of Indian Affairs took over child protection services on the Spirit Lake Nation. One year to the day after that event, the government shutdown immediately reduced the effectiveness the BIA can have helping children on the reservation. Funding has been cut off, leaving BIA social services short staffed, which has tribal leaders concerned.
Thursday, October, 03, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Spirit Lake chairman cancels scheduled re-vote to recall St. Michael rep. Mardell Lewis
The chairman of the Spirit Lake Nation has cancelled a scheduled re-vote to recall the Saint Michael representative on the tribal council. The vote was scheduled for Friday, after an initial vote to decide the fate of council member Mardell Lewis ended in a tie.
Thursday, October, 03, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Tribal members will meet again to vote whether to keep Lewis on the Spirit Lake council or remove her
The fate of the Saint Michael representative on the Spirit Lake tribal council is up in the air after a recall vote ended in a tie Monday. Tribal members in Saint Michael will now have to meet again later this week to try and answer the same question they failed to Monday.
Tuesday, October, 01, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Former Spirit Lake chairman withdrew suit after restraining order lifted
Roger Yankton Sr. has withdrawn his lawsuit in U.S. District Court seeking relief from a restraining order that had been issued against him by the Spirit Lake Tribal Court.
Friday, September, 20, 2013 - Grand Forks Herald - News

Bagola Trial - double murder case in the hands of twelve jurors
The fate of Valentino Bagola lies in the hands of twelve jurors Thursday. The thirteen day trial wrapped up Thursday in the slayings of two children on the Spirit Lake Nation.
Friday, September, 20, 2013 - WDAZ - News

McDonald reinstated as Spirit Lake Chairman
Russ McDonald was reinstated as tribal chairman Tuesday on the Spirit Lake Reservation. Today marked the second time McDonald was installed as chairman to replace Roger Yankton.
Tuesday, September, 10, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Bagola trial - defense questions FBI agent
Attorneys for 20-year-old Valentino Bagola began trying to poke holes in the prosecution's case in Fargo Friday.
Friday, September, 06, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Spirit Lake chairman dispute continues
Members of the Spirit Lake Tribal Council have asked a federal court to throw out a lawsuit brought last month by Roger Yankton Sr., who seeks to regain his position as chairman of the tribe.
Friday, September, 06, 2013 - Grand Forks Herald - News

Jury hears taped interviews of suspect admitting to sexual abuse, stabbing of Spirit Lake children
20-year-old Valentino Bagola admits in taped interviews to stabbing and sexually abusing children on the Spirit Lake reservation. The jury viewed the interviews between Bagola and the FBI Thursday as the murder trial continues in Fargo.
Thursday, September, 05, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Bagola trial begins
The murder trial started today for a man accused of killing two children on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation. Wednesday marked day 2 of the murder trial of Valentino James Bagola in U.S. District court in Fargo. Bagola is accused of killing 6-year-old Travis Lee DuBois Jr., and his 9-year-old sister Destiny Jane Shaw-DuBois two years ago.
Wednesday, September, 04, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Trial opens in Spirit Lake child deaths
Twenty-seven months after the brutal abuse and killing of two young siblings at their home on the Spirit Lake Sioux Indian reservation, Valentino “Tino” James Bagola goes on trial in U.S. District Court in Fargo Tuesday facing four felony counts of murder.
Monday, September, 02, 2013 - Grand Forks Herald - News

Residents voice approval after decision to fire Spirit Lake Social Services Director
The decision to fire Spirit Lake interim social services director Paul Hutchinson has been drawing praise from people who have had issues with Tribal Social Services in the past. They say they hope the agency can move in a new direction now that Hutchinson is gone.
Friday, August, 30, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Spirit Lake Tribal Council fires Social Services Director
The Spirit Lake Tribal Council has confirmed that Interim Director of Social Services Paul Hutchinson has been fired. Hutchinson succeeded previous director Mark Little Owl. The decision was made in a council meeting Monday.
Thursday, August, 29, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Appeals court cancels oral arguments in case to select Spirit Lake chairman
An appeals court preparing to decide who is the rightful Spirit Lake Tribal Chairman has cancelled oral arguments in the case.
Monday, August, 26, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Spirit Lake tribal chair hearing moved
The appeals court set to hear arguments over the disputed Spirit Lake tribal chairman's seat says the UND School of Law has pulled out of hosting the hearing.
Friday, August, 23, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

Spirit Lake tribal chair hearing moved
The appeals court set to hear arguments over the disputed Spirit Lake tribal chairman's seat says the UND School of Law has pulled out of hosting the hearing.
Friday, August, 23, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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