Author: Anthony Fridgen

Shanley High School Hosts In-Person Graduation With Parents

Everyone in attendance was required to wear masks at all time, there were no handshakes or hugs being given out this year.

FARGO, N.D. — All 86 seniors of the 2020 class sat in their social distanced seating as parents watched and cheered from afar. Staff says this type of graduation was only possible after lengthy conversations with both faculty and healthcare professionals. “Yes there were some misgivings and some apprehension but we just kept working the plan and it worked out,”…

FM Antiques Remodels For Smart Reopening On Tuesday

The store will open it's doors at 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The steel gates won’t be up for much longer as DeeDee Sonstelie and her team are working to have their shop FM Antiques in the Moorhead Mall for it’s Tuesday re-opening. “It’s kind of nerve-racking and exciting at the same time so it’s exciting but we don’t know what to expect, so we are just preparing for…

MSUM Graduate Teaches Class Online In Italy To His Students During Shutdown

He says the switch to online classes has come with challenges but also new opportunities to test with his students

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The music room may no longer be creating harmonies as MSUM Music Education Graduate Antone Leustek and his choir kids at the Sigonella Naval Air Station outside of Catania, Sicily, Italy. It’s where Luestek has been leading this group of both American military and NATO kids from all different countries as the choral director working for the…

Ada-Borup Band Teacher And Students Puts Together Graduation Song For Seniors

Tuttle says he and his 27 students worked together over multiple days practicing and sending in video digitally to help craft a graduation song for the class of 2020.

ADA, Minn. — As the school year nears it’s close for seniors Ada-Borup, the school’s band director who’s seen two decades worth of seniors walk through his doors wanted to make sure this class wouldn’t be forgotten. “So my take was to take these performances, these videos they uploaded putting them together so in a way we can kind of…

Fargo Fire Dept. Honors New Firefighter Graduates

The ceremony was limited to immediate family.

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Fire Department honors it’s newest class of firefighters. Logan McConnell, Rick Winter, Chris Harig, Todd Hanson, Ross Jones and West Fargo Firefighter Nick Wavra were all in attendance for their graduation at city hall. After eight weeks of intense training and education they are ready to suit up. The ceremony was limited to immediate family….

Fargo South Seniors Surprised With Special Scholarship Parade

The staff normally honors the students at an annual banquet but because of COVID-19 they are showing their support in a safer way.

FARGO, N.D. — All these vehicles are lined up and ready head out across the F-M area to hand out scholarships for the 2020 seniors. The staff normally honors the students at an annual banquet but because of COVID-19 they are showing their support in a safer way. “It’s difficult, I imagine it’s more difficult for them so we just…

Fergus Falls High School Teacher Becomes One-Man-Band For Graduating Seniors

Kummrow says he sent a different version to students with a personal message wishing them well.

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — It’s a new take on a one-man band. Fergus Falls High School band teacher Scott Kummrow performed “Pomp and Circumstance” for his graduating seniors. The Fergus Falls teacher played over 22 different parts in the song including conducting himself. The video has been going viral with over 13,000 views and continues to grow. Kummrow says he…

Fargo Church Becomes Caroling Caravan For Seniors Stuck At Home

The drive-thru service only lasted a handful of minutes but what most important Pastor Dan says is making sure those watching from the windows that they care.

FARGO , N.D. — A caravan of carolers in their cars circled up around the Edgewood Vista Senior Living Facility in Fargo. Living Waters Pastor Dan Dorfeld says the little rain isn’t going to stop this mobile congregation from belting some sound. “The weather is going to knock it down a little bit but whoever shows up I think it’s…

Fargo Leaders Expecting More State Help As Covid Numbers Go Up

City officals say that case numbers will continue to rise as more testing is made available.

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo leaders are expecting to get more help from the state as COVID-19 numbers continue to rise. Fargo Cass Public Health is increasing it’s contact tracing to help identify people who may have been in contact with an infected person. City officals say that case numbers will continue to rise as more testing is made available. The…