N.D. U.S. Attorney’s Officer Getting 5 More Prosecutors, 3 For State’s Reservations

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota’s U.S. Attorney’s Office is getting five additional prosecutors, with three dedicated to public safety needs on the state’s reservations. One of the other two prosecutors will focus on violent crime in Cass County and the surrounding areas and one will spearhead e-Litigation efforts. “For decades, the hallmark of the United States Attorney’s Office in…

Charges announced in large drug operation on Native American reservations in ND

Investigators are calling it "Operation Blue Prairie"

NORTH DAKOTA — Twenty six people are charged in what is being called an unprecedented drug distribution enterprise on Indian country in North Dakota. Operation Blue Prairie is the investigation into a large drug ring taking place on North Dakota’s Spirit Lake, Turtle Mountain and Fort Berthold Indian Reservations since 2015. “It was the objective of this conspiracy to target…

Warren Pledges to Revoke DAPL, Keystone XL Permits

Warren pledged that if elected, energy projects that impact Indian Country would not be allowed to proceed without consent.

FARGO, ND – Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she wants to cancel the federal permits for the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines. In a tweet Friday, the Massachusetts senator said “when tribal concerns have conflicted with corporate profits or resource extraction, tribes lose.” Warren pledged that if elected, energy projects that impact Indian Country would not be…

Sec. of Interior Ryan Zinke Honors Four Indian Country Officers

He gave them each his Commendation Award

FARGO, N.D. — The opioid crisis does not discriminate,  effecting people from all different backgrounds across the country. That includes Indian Country. Four police officers are being recognized for their heroic efforts against the drug epidemic by Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke. KVRR’s Danielle Church has the story. Turtle Mountain police officer Stacey Larocque has only had to give someone Narcan…

PART 2: A Conversation With Senator Heidi Heitkamp

Talk About Savanna's Act, Pension Reform and Toxic Politics Across The Country

FARGO, N.D. — Our conversation with Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota concludes. We sat down with the senator on Tuesday to talk about politics, Savanna’s Act, pension reform and more. TJ: “Let’s talk about some of your work in the senate. You have introduced Savanna’s Act in honor of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind who went missing from her Fargo apartment…

AMBER Alert Legislation Would Expand System To Native American Reservations

Bill Was Introduced By Republican Senator John McCain and Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House of Representatives has passed a bill to expand the AMBER Alert child abduction warning system to Native American reservations. The legislation would clarify that Indian tribes are eligible for Department of Justice grants that help assemble AMBER Alert systems for law enforcement agencies. The amended bill now moves back to the Senate for final passage….