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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

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

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

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

Spirit Lake foster parent says children taken away because of false accusations
A foster parent on the Spirit Lake reservation says she lost her four foster children because of lies told against about her. She says she's worried for the children's safety, but says tribal chairman Roger Yankton has done nothing to address the issue.
Friday, June, 28, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Spirit Lake Chief Judge ousted
Chief Tribal Judge Shirley Cain is out at the Spirit Lake Tribal Court. Sources at Spirit Lake say Cain had given 30 days notice of her resignation, but the tribe decided to oust her immediately.
Wednesday, June, 26, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Hearing postponed for suspect in Spirit Lake toddler's death
A Spirit Lake toddler was laid to rest Monday, following a wake and prayer service on Sunday. 2-year-old Laurynn Whiteshield died two weeks ago on the Spirit Lake Reservation.
Tuesday, June, 25, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

Hoeven, Heitkamp take action after child death on Spirit Lake Nation
A week has passed since the two-year-old girl died on the Spirit Lake Reservation. Senator Heidi Heitkamp and Senator John Hoeven have voiced their concern and anger toward the situation. Today they're taking action to secure the protection of children.
Thursday, June, 20, 2013 - WDAZ - News

St. Michael Woman arrested in Spirit Lake child death investigation
A 31-year old Saint Michael woman appeared in U-S District Court in Grand Forks today after being charged with child abuse and neglect in last week's death of a three-year-old girl on the Spirit Lake reservation.
Thursday, June, 20, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Heitkamp, lawmakers furious with continued lack of information in Spirit Lake child's death
Lawmakers are downright angry and calling for action following the death of a 3-year old girl on the Spirit Lake Reservation last week. Senator Heidi Heitkamp says it's "all hands on deck" in figuring out a way to save at-risk children on the reservation. It's been six days since the child died and today the FBI still has no new details.
Thursday, June, 20, 2013 - WDAZ - News

FBI corrects earlier report, investigation continues in death of 3-year-old girl on Spirit Lake Nation
It's been six days since the FBI launched an investigation into the death of a three-year-old girl on the spirit lake reservation. Today the FBI said it mistakenly reported the sex of the child as male. No other new information about the case had been made public. The lack of information is frustrating child advocates working for the safety of children on the reservation.
Tuesday, June, 18, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Federal disaster declaration requested for ND
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple is requesting a federal disaster declaration to help 16 counties and the Spirit lake Reservation recover from spring flooding.
Tuesday, May, 21, 2013 - Associated Press - News

FBI launches murder investigation on Spirit Lake Reservation
The FBI has launched a murder investigation on the Spirit Lake Reservation. An FBI Spokesperson tells WDAZ that the agency was alerted to a possible murder late last night.
Friday, May, 03, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Devils Lake man sentenced for beating person with collapsible baton
A Devils Lake man has been sentenced for striking, beating and wounding a person with metal collapsible baton.
Tuesday, April, 30, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Tribal members cast votes for council seats
After a tense week on the Spirit Lake Nation tribal members are getting the chance to voice their opinion at the ballot box. Today's primary elections will decide who runs for two tribal council seats, including the one held by suspended council member Clarice Brownshield.
Tuesday, April, 16, 2013 - WDAZ - News

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