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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.

Grand Forks Herald, 09/02/2013

Spirit Lake ‘power struggle’ coming to Grand Forks

An appeals court has scheduled oral arguments Aug. 30 in Grand Forks on who should be recognized as chairman of the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe, but ousted Chairman Roger Yankton Sr. claims in a federal lawsuit that he remains the tribe’s duly elected leader and the appeals court has no jurisdiction.

Grand Forks Herald, 08/19/2013

Grand Forks mosquito control officer tracks West Nile virus in unique way

Culex tarsalis is the transmitter of the West Nile virus, which was first detected in the Grand Forks area in 2002, causing officials here to ramp up the city’s mosquito control program, now a more than $800,000-a-year campaign of trapping, testing and spraying.

Grand Forks Herald, 08/15/2013

Friends, former students of veteran Grand Forks dance instructor mourn her passing

Jane Pasley, 43, a popular dance instructor who taught hundreds of Grand Forks area children the techniques and joys of dance at the studio her mother founded, died today at a St. Cloud, Minn., hospital after a sudden illness, family members said.

Grand Forks Herald, 08/13/2013

Former Spirit Lake social services director guilty on charge of theft

Mark Little Owl, former director of tribal social services for the Spirit Lake Nation, was convicted on a charge of theft Friday in North Dakota District Court in Grand Forks.

Grand Forks Herald, 08/09/2013

UND’s first ‘ombuds’ will be neutral sounding board for disputes

Dusty Bates Farned, named last month to be UND’s first ombuds, a neutral referee of disputes, agreed two summers ago to help a friend by accompanying her to South Central Los Angeles for a class experiment.

Grand Forks Herald, 08/07/2013

Bhutanese family reaches a piece of the American dream: a home of their own

Shyam Rai is proud of the yard his young nieces play in, swatting at a hockey puck with tree-branch sticks on a summery sidewalk rink out front or splashing in an inflatable backyard swimming pool.

Grand Forks Herald, 08/03/2013

Norwegian journalist reflects on his years covering U.S., including ‘Norwegian America’

Alf Ole Ask, the New York-based correspondent for one of Norway’s major daily newspapers, was sitting alone in a hotel bar somewhere in the Southern United States when a man approached him and invited him to join a party.

Grand Forks Herald, 08/02/2013

Yankton barred from Spirit Lake tribal offices

The Spirit Lake Tribal Court apparently issued a restraining order Wednesday against former Tribal Chairman Roger Yankton Sr., barring Yankton from entering the tribal government building or having any contact with members of the Tribal Council.

Grand Forks Herald, 07/31/2013

Masons to reenact 1913 cornerstone ceremony at Grand Forks Masonic Center

Continuing the celebration of Grand Forks’ architectural past, Masons and friends will gather at the Grand Forks Masonic Center on Saturday to reenact the laying of the cornerstone 100 years ago.

Grand Forks Herald, 07/30/2013

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