Maria Santora

Bison Football is Back: Turning a New Leaf

It's NDSU's first time since 2011 that they enter the season not the reigning FCS champs

FARGO, N.D. —Have no fear, bison football is finally here. The three month hiatus of the off season  has left a sour taste in everyone’s mouth following the 2016 season. It’s NDSU’s first time since 2011 that they enter the season not the reigning FCS champs, but the team is turning a new leaf and the expectations for 2017 are…

Vikings Training Camp: Moving from Mankato to Minneapolis

This will be the final Vikings Training Camp held in Mankato

MANKATO, Minn. — The Vikings did not finish last season where they hoped they would, but it’s time to turn over a new leaf as they get set for the 2017 season in the same place for one last time. “Mankato is a very cool city and I think they really benefit from it being here and things like that,”…

Vikings Wide Receiver Adam Thielen is Prepping for another Breakout Season

Thielen had 967 receiving yard and 5 touchdowns in 2016

MANKATO, Minn. — Adam Thielen had a breakout season one year ago with nearly one-thousand receiving yards. He is preparing for year four in the league in very familiar territory. Thielen went to school at Minnesota State in Mankato, and has spent the last four training camps on campus. Thielen says things are a little different now that he is…

Xavier Rhodes Signs Contract Extension Worth $70M

This is Rhodes' 5th season with the Vikings

MANKATO, Minn. (Minnesota Vikings) – In a summer where commutes are wrought with construction, this is one Rhodes closure that Minnesotans are welcoming with open arms. The Vikings announced Sunday that they have signed cornerback Xavier Rhodes to a contract extension. “A childhood dream,” Rhodes said as he inked his name. “A dream turning into a reality. I can’t believe I’m actually…

RedHawks Player Profile: Will Solomon

This is Solomon's second year with the RedHawks

FARGO, N.D. — Baseball often takes athletes to new and exciting places, and RedHawks pitcher Will Solomon is no exception. “Well I went to three different colleges and then my last year I got drafted by the Padres,” said Solomon. “They didn’t sign me. I was only there for two days and then about a week later I got a…

Wiggles and Giggles Kids Take Special Shopping Trip with the United Way of Cass Clay

The goal is to help 5,800 kids at this year's school supply drive

FARGO, ND — The 2017 United Way School Supply drive is just nine days away and the kids from Wiggles and Giggles are hard at work to make it a success. The kids went to Walmart with the $5000 they raised to purchase school supplies for those in need. They purchased backpacks, pencils, highlighters, folders, binders. You name it, they…

Red River Zoo’s “Zoo Brew 2017” a Success!

Local breweries had some of their newest and most popular beers on tap for people to sample

  FARGO, ND — Lions, tigers, and beers…Oh my! The Red River Zoo is holding its second annual Zoo Brew, giving people the chance to drink some beers while exploring and checking out some animals. Local breweries had some of their newest and most popular beers on tap for people to sample. Visitors could also feed camels and take selfies…

A Community Change Initiative Project hopes to Entice Grads to Stay Local

A recent study found seven out of 10 college students leave the community after graduation

FARGO, ND — A recent study found seven out of 10 college students leave the community after graduation. A new pilot program being launched at five area universities hopes to change that. “Experience FMWF” is the Chamber’s latest plan to keep graduates from relocating and taking jobs elsewhere. Workers on the project say if they can open up students’ eyes…

Benefit held for Sutton Steichen

Sutton was attacked by a dog in early March and has since undergone 4 surgeries

HORACE, N.D. —  The Horace community is coming together to help a 4-year-old girl who was attacked by a dog. Sutton Steichen had to undergo several surgeries. Hundreds of community members filled the Horace Lutheran Church all for Sutton. The turnout to raise money for Sutton’s four procedures and any future surgeries has overwhelmed the family. “There was still people…