Danielle Church

Gov. Mark Dayton Proposes Safe and Secure School Act

it would provide more safety in schools and funding for more mental health programs

MINNESOTA — Governor Mark Dayton this week announced a $21 million proposal to make Minnesota schools safer. The funding would go towards security enhancements and more mental health services. Dayton’s Safe and Secure School Act even includes support for expelled students to ensure they’re doing well at their alternative schools. Some say Dayton’s plan would especially help schools in rural areas…

Family Owned, Operated Straus For Men Closing For Good

The Clothing Store Can't Compete With Online Shopping

FARGO, N.D. — Straus for Men first opened in Sanborn, North Dakota in 1879. Over the years, the business boomed, expanding to nine shops across the state. “Fargo was one of the main ones, especially in the last few decades. Probably since the late forties or fifties. But they had stores in Valley City, Jamestown, Grand Forks, Devil’s Lake, Sanborn,” said…

Essentia Health Named STEMI Receiving Center

one in fargo and one in duluth were awarded the title

FARGO, N.D. — More than 250,000 people suffer from the most severe heart attack a person can have, known as a STEMI. Two Essentia hospitals, St. Mary’s in Duluth and one right here in Fargo, are now being recognized for treating those types of heart attacks. Both hospitals received an award from the Minnesota Department of Health. The staff at Essentia…

Moorhead Dairy Queen Reopens for the New Season!

Customers say they've been waiting in anticipation since the ice cream shop closed in October

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead Dairy Queen customers wait in anticipation all winter long for the iconic ice cream shop to reopen its windows on March 1st. Paul Kukowski has been coming to the Moorhead Dairy Queen since he was a kid. “It was always a good time and everybody’s so friendly. You don’t see anybody in a bad mood here,” Kukowski  said….

Plains Art Museum Celebrates Youth Art Month

grades k-12 are the ones who have their artwork up

  FARGO, N.D. — More than 40 schools from around North Dakota and western Minnesota are showcasing their art at the Plains Art Museum. The exhibition is being put on as part of Youth Art Month at the museum, which they’ve been doing for 16 years now. Schools within a 40 mile radius of the museum were eligible to submit their…

Fargo School Board President Removed for Accusations of Bullying

School Board Vice President Rebecca Knutson will take over the rest of Johnson's term

FARGO, N.D. — Jennifer Benson continued to choke up as she addressed her fellow Fargo School Board members. “It might take me a bit to get through this but please bare with me because I think it’s important that we talk about even though it’s very, very difficult clearly,” she said. She told them how their president, Jim Johnson, had bullied…

McKinley Elementary Celebrates Dr. Seuss’ Birthday With Books, Green Eggs and Ham

people from the community showed up to read the books to students

  FARGO, N.D. — As part of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, kids at McKinley Elementary celebrated with none other than some green eggs and ham. It’s also Read Across America Day which is why firefighters, police officers and NDSU football players also attended the breakfast. They read books to students as a way to celebrate not just reading but the community as…

Fargo City Commission Backs Plan to Allow Drinking At Downtown Events

The Downtown Community Partnership hopes to have the changes in place by the 2018 Street Fair in July

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo City commissioners are on board to allow drinking alcohol in public at events like the Street Fair and Cork and Canvas Art Walk in downtown Fargo. The Downtown Community Partnership (DCP) may be trying to change the liquor ordinance in downtown Fargo, but even they say safety is of the utmost importance. “We want to make sure…

Moorhead High School Joins National Movement to Remember Florida Shooting Victims, Create Change

they also want to unite the school

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Students at Moorhead High School were in a government class talking about the Parkland, Florida shootings and the walkouts that are taking place. It was then when the question was raised: will we follow suit in the Fargo-Moorhead area? “If not us, then who? I’m not one for leading protests or marching in the streets but this is…

North Dakota VFW Honors Longfellow Elementary Teacher With Award

Sally Hamilton was given the title "teacher of the year"

  FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota’s VFW is recognizing one Fargo teacher for showing students the importance of patriotism. Sally Hamilton was given the VFW Teacher of the Year award. She is a first grade teacher at Longfellow Elementary. She was nominated for the award after she took her first grade class to the VA to hand out Valentine’s Day cards….