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Hunting license change means less local business
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COLUMN: Despite Trump, demotic protest politics doesn't always fail
PORT: Democratic candidate calls for permanent Native American member of the Public Service Commission
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May 29, 2016
Press Pass; Life Skills for workers in Medora, Energy service leaders optimistic, Tribe assets oil presence as it declares 'new day'
Here’s some of our top stories from Saturday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want...
May 29, 2016 - 6:30am
May 28, 2016
Tribe asserts oil presence as it declares ‘a new day’
FORT BERTHOLD RESERVATION -- At 4:30 a.m. on June 27, 2015, Missouri River Resources CEO Dave Williams received a call. “It was a Saturday,” he said. “They said, ‘Dave, she’s coming in.” MRR produced its first barrel of oil that day and now, almost a year later, it has...
May 28, 2016 - 3:54pm
March 25, 2016
South Dakota tribe ‘not anywhere close’ to banishment for meth sales
PICKSTOWN, S.D. — Methamphetamine abuse is widespread problem among South Dakota’s American Indian tribes, but a representative of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is offering one method to combat the drug’s influence on the reservation. Kurt Spilker, an attorney for the Cheyenne...
News/crime and courts
March 25, 2016 - 9:57pm
March 12, 2016
Judge keeps parental kidnapper in jail despite tribal court ruling
FARGO -- A Fargo woman who whisked her two children away in the middle of the night to a South Dakota Indian Reservation 1 1/2 years ago to avoid custody orders will remain in the Cass County Jail, a judge ruled Friday. Tricia Taylor, 33, was hoping in the court hearing to be released,...
March 12, 2016 - 9:05pm
August 14, 2015
Eastern Montana tribe signs deal to aid coal exports on West Coast
SPRING CREEK MINE, Mont. — The Crow Tribe has struck a partnership with SSA Marine to develop a Puget Sound coal terminal in Washington state considered crucial to exporting Indian coal. Crow Tribal Chairman Darrin Old Coyote said he signed an agreement Aug. 7 for a 5 percent tribal...
August 14, 2015 - 11:11pm
December 3, 2013
Man charged in suspicious Belcourt death
BELCOURT —A Belcourt man has been charged in tribal court in connection with the Nov. 27 death of Joel Sherman, 29, at the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation. William Marcellais, the tribe’s chief prosecutor, said Justin Keplin, 31, was arraigned Monday on a count of reckless...
December 3, 2013 - 5:24pm
July 18, 2013
At Spirit Lake, a confusing round of elections, petitions and court decisions
FORT TOTTEN -- Roger Yankton Sr. returned briefly as chairman of the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe on Wednesday, sanctioned by a Tribal Court order, but opponents obtained an emergency injunction from an appeals court which again declared him out of the office he was elected to in 2011. Yankton...
July 18, 2013 - 12:00am
July 17, 2013
Yankton reinstated as Spirit Lake chairman
FORT TOTTEN - 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. Tribal members voted him out of office earlier this month following a successful recall petition.
July 17, 2013 - 12:00am
July 1, 2013
Yankton out as tribal chairman
FORT TOTTEN - Roger Yankton Sr. was ousted as chairman of the Spirit Lake Sioux tribe Monday at a general meeting of tribal members. The vote was 284-145 to recall the controversial chairman, who was elected in 2011 and has presided over a tumultuous period on the reservation, including...
July 1, 2013 - 2:46pm
June 5, 2013
UND law student to join Standing Rock prosecutors in first-ever partnership
GRAND FORKS -- For the first time, one of the University of North Dakota law school students fanning out to summer externships with judges, courts and other parts of the legal system will join a tribal court, at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Rachel Egstad, who has finished...
June 5, 2013 - 12:00am
May 29, 2013
Challenge in tribe's election puts leadership on hold
GRAND FORKS -- Spirit Lake's Tribal Council gained two new members Tuesday, but tribal officials set aside results in the race for Fort Totten District representative and scheduled a new election. The action apparently will delay the filing of petitions by tribe members seeking the...
May 29, 2013 - 12:00am
January 19, 2013
At Spirit Lake, disputed progress
FORT TOTTEN -- In the nearly four months since the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs took over child protection services on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation, tribal and BIA officials say they're working well together, the system has been made more professional and accountable and...
January 19, 2013 - 12:00am
October 11, 2012
Feds OK tribal refinery: Work could begin as early as next spring
NEW TOWN -- Plans for an oil refinery on the Fort Berthold Reservation, the first major refinery to be built in the United States in more than 30 years, cleared a milestone Wednesday. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced Wednesday approval of an application from the Three...
October 11, 2012 - 12:00am
June 29, 2012
Lakota speakers looking to start language-immersion day care
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.
June 29, 2012 - 12:00am
August 6, 2011
ND tribe gets tough on improper oil waste disposal
NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) -- The Three Affiliated Tribes is cracking down on improper waste disposal by oil companies on the Fort Berthold Reservation in western North Dakota. The tribe has implemented fines that start at a few thousand dollars and progress to a million dollars. Companies...
August 6, 2011 - 10:30am