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MSUM Celebrates Cultural Celebration with Day of the Dead

students went on a walking tour to see traditional Mexican altars

MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSUM celebrated the Day of the Dead by taking a walking tour to see some traditional Mexican altars. Students began their walk by decorating skulls which they could then place at any altar of their choosing. Departments that had altars for students to visit included the Women’s Center, American Indian Center and the Rainbow Dragon Center. The Women’s…

Local Dentist Office Collects Halloween Candy for Troops and First Responders

last year they donated more than 300 pounds of candy

FARGO, ND — If you’re still riding your sugar high from Halloween and don’t think you can fit one more piece of candy in, we may have just what you need. A local business is willing to take that candy off your hands and is giving back to service men and women in the process. We’re told sharing is caring and…

Take Back Jack Recycles Pumpkins

the program has collected more than 60 tons of pumpkins over the years

MOORHEAD, Minn. — If you’re trying to throw out those Halloween pumpkins, Moorhead Yard Waste Facility does not take them. That’s why Clay County started their Take Back Jack program four years ago. The program eliminates pumpkins from becoming yard waste by having people drop them off at designated locations across town. You can drop pumpkin off now through November 14th…

Amish Group Pays it Forward, Helps Rebuild Local Woodworking Business

three log sheds burned down in a chemical fire in may

GLYNDON, Minn. — A fire destroyed multiple buildings at Andy Lake Woodworks in May. Now a group of Amish workers are bringing out all of their tools to help owners of the business rebuild. Andy Lakes Woodworks has risen from the ashes, and it’s all thanks to the Amish for paying it forward. Six years ago, the business owner Scott…

Additional Officers Placed at Lincoln High School After Gun Threat

the school got an anonymous tip on monday about the threat

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — Some students at Lincoln High School in Thief River Falls have already called out of classes tomorrow because of a gun threat the school received for November 1. The Thief River Falls Police Department always has a school resource officer in the school but they’ve added more officers throughout the day for both today and tomorrow….

Fargo City Commission Votes Against Former City Worker’s Appeal

the vote was unanimous

FARGO, ND — In August, Aaron Cockfield was fired from his job at Fargo’s Solid Waste Facility for pushing his supervisor. He had the second of two appeal hearings to try and get his job back this morning. Cockfield had an unblemished record in the eight years he worked at the Fargo Solid Waste Department, until July 28. “Mr. Cockfield walked…

Great Plains Food Bank Helps Kids in Need with Backpack Program

they help provide meals to kids in free and reduced-cost school lunch programs on the weekend

FARGO, ND — Every year, more than 30,000 kids rely on free and reduced-cost school lunches. When kids aren’t in school on the weekends, Great Plains Food Bank has their backpack program to provide them enough food. The program is offered year round, and volunteers can come fill backpacks every Monday and Tuesday. One of NDSU’s arts and humanities classes took…

From Being a Felon to Gaining a Future

Eric Bridges attributes part of getting back on his feet to his case manager Amy Feland

FARGO, ND — Eric Bridges was left homeless last year after getting out of prison. To get his life together, he turned to resources in the metro including the United Way and the Lakes and Prairies Community Action Partnership. Filling out a job application was different for Eric Bridges. “Once they get that and see you have a felony, they don’t…

Hjemkomst Center Lets People Try Foods from the Bible

brunch included many Mediterranean dishes

MOORHEAD, Minn. — During the era in which the St. John’s Bible takes place, there was no such thing as coffee, sugar, chocolate or potatoes. The Hjemkomst Center gave people the chance to experience what food was like during that time period at a “Foods in the Bible” fundraiser. Much of the food included Mediterranean dishes including lamb, goat, cheese and…

Red River Valley Scarecrow Garden Offers Alternative to Trick-Or-Treating

organizers got the idea when they saw it in nashville

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Anyone looking for an alternative to trick-or-treating can check out the Red River Valley Scarecrow Garden. More than 30 businesses, community organizations and other people created scarecrows which look like some familiar faces. Activities for kids include face painting, a penny in the straw pile and lawn dice. Vendors are also at the garden to sell some favorite…