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Spirit Lake residents await decision on tribal chairman's fate
Former Spirit Lake Tribal Chairman Roger Yankton says he feels like a prisoner on the reservation after the tribal council got a restraining order barring him from tribal offices, but people working to keep Yankton out of office say it's time he listens to the will of the people and steps down.
Wednesday, August, 21, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Yankon says he's a "virtual prisoner" on Spirit Lake Nation
Former Spirit Lake Tribal Chairman Roger Yankton is speaking out, saying illegal restraints have made him a "virtual prisoner" on the Spirit Lake Reservation.
Monday, August, 19, 2013 - WDAZ - News

US Marshals verify Spirit Lake sex offender compliance
Sex offenders on the Spirit Lake reservation were under scrutiny this week with the US Marshals Service paying a visit to the reservation.
Friday, August, 09, 2013 - WDAZ - News

FBI presence on Spirit Lake Nation Wednesday
FBI agents are on the Spirit Lake Nation Wednesday and an investigation is underway. It's the latest step in a drawn-out summer of tragedy and controversy on the reservation.
Thursday, August, 08, 2013 - WDAZ - News

No charges filed against man relating to shooting on Spirit Lake Nation
It's been eleven days since 16-year-old Eugene Lohnes was shot in the back on the Spirit Lake reservation. One man is still in custody, but as of now he's not facing any charges related to the shooting.
Monday, August, 05, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Yankton, Spirit Lake Tribal Council offer little comment on restraining order
Both disputed chairman Roger Yankton and the tribal council are remaining quiet after the council got a restraining order Thursday evening banning Yankton from tribal offices.
Friday, August, 02, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Yankton barred from tribal offices
Former Spirit Lake chairman ordered to have no contact with council members.
Thursday, August, 01, 2013 - Herald Staff Reports - News

Spirit Lake Tribe, Benson County celebrate unique partnership
The Spirit Lake Nation has entered an agreement unlike any other in the country. It started a partnership with Benson County. Ten employees from Benson County Social services will move their offices to the reservation to give tribal members closer access to financial aid programs.
Thursday, August, 01, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Spirit Lake Tribal Court issues restraining order against disputed Chairman Roger Yankton
The Spirit Lake Tribal Court has issued a restraining order against disputed chairman Roger Yankton, on behalf of the rest of the tribal council.
Wednesday, July, 31, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Authorities offer no further updates on Spirit Lake shooting
There are still no charges in Thursday morning's shooting on the Spirit Lake reservation. A 16-year-old boy was shot in the back.
Monday, July, 29, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Lawmakers react to latest child safety case on Spirit Lake Nation
Members of North Dakota Congressional delegation say they're concerned about child safety at Spirit Lake. Reservation child protection services have been under strict scrutiny for over a year now following repeated child abuse cases and deaths.
Friday, July, 26, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Newly remodeled jail reopened in Spirit Lake
FORT TOTTEN, N.D. — Police in Spirit Lake are celebrating the opening of a newly re-modeled jail here Friday.
Friday, July, 26, 2013 - WDAZ - News

16-year-old shot on Spirit Lake Nation
A 16-year-old male was was shot on the Spirit Lake Nation Thursday, according to the FBI. The teen was transported to Grand Forks for medical treatment, but no condition report was available.
Friday, July, 26, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Sullys Hill, Spirit Lake tribe team up to provide cultural experience
Some new changes are in store for Sullys Hill National Game Preserve. The Spirit Lake tribe will now help manage cultural activities at Sullys Hill, introducing more native Culture to go along with the park's natural beauty.
Thursday, July, 25, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Lake Region residents plan to boycott Spirit Lake Casino
Some people in the Lake Region say they plan to boycott the Spirit Lake Casino amid continuing controversy and confusion inside the tribal government. But others who are fighting for change in the tribal government think a boycott is a bad idea.
Monday, July, 22, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Yankton claims right to chairmanship, cites lawyer opinion
On the Spirit Lake Reservation, an appeals court decision has removed Yankton as tribal chairman. Despite the vote, today (Friday) Yankton tells WDAZ that he still thinks he is the chairman.
Friday, July, 19, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Spirit Lake chairman removed from office
This Thursday, all Spirit Lake council members, with the exception of Roger Yankton, voted to uphold Wednesday's Intertribal Appellate Court ruling that stayed Yankton's installation as chairman.
Thursday, July, 18, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Lawmakers react to Spirit Lake leadership struggle
While there is a lot of uncertainty about leadership on the Spirit Lake Reservation Wednesday night, lawmakers make it clear they will continue to press for better child safety regulations on the reservation.
Thursday, July, 18, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Spirit Lake leadership uncertain
About an hour after Wednesday's swearing-in ceremony, the Northern Plains Intertribal Court of Appeals in Aberdeen, S.D. issued a stay on Tuesday's ruling that Roger Yankton should be reinstalled as chairman of the Spirit Lake Tribal Council.
Wednesday, July, 17, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Yankton reinstated as tribal chairman
Roger Yankton is back as the Spirit Lake Nation's chairman after winning an appeal at tribal court, tribal Secretary Nancy Green Robertson confirmed Tuesday.
Wednesday, July, 17, 2013 - WDAZ - News

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