The International Peace Garden is by its very nature a quiet place. But there have been some big changes at the 2,300-acre botanical garden along the Canadian border. You just may not have heard about them.
A long-awaited major settlement with the federal government means that checks for $1,000 will arrive soon at homes across Indian Country, including more than 15,000 going to members of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians: a nice Christmas present for some, a significant windfall for others.
The International Music Camp located in the Peace Garden near Dunseith, N.D., will open June 17 with six one-week fine arts and performing arts instructional programs, along with many performances planned during June and July.
A Dunseith man has been sentenced to two years or probation for selling marijuana to an informant on the Turtle Mountain Reservation. Authorities say 27-year-old Shay D. St. Claire pleaded guilty to two counts of distributing marijuana. He was sentenced earlier this week in Minot.
Ten steel girders stand guard in the International Peace Garden, serving as a reminder of the tragedy that struck America on Sept. 11, 2001. The girders, taken from the site of World Trade Center attacks, will be at the heart of a remembrance ceremony Sunday.
A Dunseith, N.D., man is accused of physically abusing two of his children, leaving one with severe head injuries.
Daniel Ward, 27, was being held today at the Rolette County jail on $100,000 bond. A message left for him there was not returned.
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