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US House panel explores Spirit Lake child abuse

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WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Spirit Lake Sioux tribe told a congressional hearing that “nothing has changed and the problem remains” in filling vacancies to protect children on the reservation in eastern North Dakota.

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Russ McDonald was among witnesses who testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, which includes Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D.

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Patrick Springer
Patrick Springer first joined the reporting staff of The Forum in 1985. He can be reached by calling 701-241-5522. Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to letters@forumcomm.com
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