SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Mandan Woman Sentenced to Probation for Child Neglect

Twenty-six-year-old Hope Althoff pleaded guilty to three felony counts of child neglect Monday.

MANDAN, N.D.– A Mandan woman has been sentenced to two years of probation for neglecting children in her care. Prosecutors say the three children, all under 8, were unsupervised in a dirty house where they had access to guns and knives. Twenty-six-year-old Hope Althoff pleaded guilty to three felony counts of child neglect Monday and misdemeanor animal neglect in South…

President Trump Appoints New Member to Sen. Heitkamp’s Commission on Native Children

The commission was created to find strategies to help Native American Children overcome poverty, substance abuse and domestic violence

WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp says she wants Native American children to be given every opportunity to succeed, regardless of the odds stacked against them. President Trump has appointed another member of the Commission on Native Children, which was created by Heitkamp’s bipartisan bill that became law last October. The commission was created to find strategies to…

The Drug and Alcohol Culture of the Red River Valley

One of the biggest messages being sent today is not to ignore the small stuff. He says those decisions can really affect your future

MOORHEAD, Minn. — People across the country are concerned about the drug and alcohol culture in today’s society. Drug and substance abuse is sweeping the nation and one officer is traveling from state to state to teach people what to look for. “What are all the trends you’re seeing, what do they mean, what’s going on, the why,” explained Jermaine…

Grand Forks Holding Call to Action Meeting at Alerus Center

Four action committees will be set up to begin developing strategies and recommendations for a Community Plan to chart a course forward

GRAND FORKS, ND — People in Grand Forks will gather Thursday night to talk about combating substance abuse. The Call to Action will be held at 7 p.m. at the Alerus Center. Mayor Michael Brown, city council members and community leaders will talk about how addiction and substance abuse impacts the community. They’ll also talk about what to do to…