Author: Danielle Church

NDSU Helps Farmers Create Succession Plan

There are two million farms in America, according to the USDA

  FARGO, N.D. — It wasn’t until after his father and grandfather passed in 2012 that Jon Bertsch decided to take over the family farm in Hillsboro. With it came the many challenges farmers face daily. “A lot of things are out of our control, mother nature,  the trade war, different things in regards to the ethanol industry. It’s harder to…

Biting Into Summer’s Colorado Peaches Fundraiser

the Fargo West rotary club has put on the event for 26 years

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo West Rotary Club is biting into the sweetest part of summer with their Colorado Peaches Fundraiser. The 26th annual event is one of two big fundraisers the group puts on each year. Proceeds go to charities throughout the F–M area. Peaches were ordered in advance. In its first year, the fundraiser sold about 15–hundred lugs of…

Calling for Action on Two-Year-Anniversary of Savanna Greywind’s Disappearance, Murder

Savanna's Act was blocked in the House in December

FARGO, N.D. — The memory of 22-year-old Savanna Greywind still lives on, as well as the pain that comes along with her tragic story. “My heart hurts a lot when I think of her and her family and that baby and the longing her spirit probably has for her daughter. And I never want to see that again for any…

Biotech Company Breaks Ground on 14-Acre Expansion in Fargo

it'll include three new buildings

FARGO, N.D. — Biotech company Aldevron breaks ground on a 14–acre expansion right here in Fargo. It will include three buildings next to its headquarters in south Fargo. Aldevron’s co–founders, Michael Chambers and John Ballantyne, both started their business at NDSU in 1998 as a way to create plasmid DNA for research scientists. Now one of the new buildings will…

Friends, Family, Alumni Cheer on Fargo Post 2

the game will continue tomorrow because of rain

  FARGO, N.D. — As Fargo’s Post Two team competes on a national stage, they’ve got plenty of fans cheering them on back home. Friends, family and alumni of the team all watched the third game of the American Legion World Series at Herds and Horns. Fargo Post two lost the first game in the series but won the second….

Fargo Food Truck Community to Remember Jay Halvorson September 17

Halvorson was shot to death in downtown Fargo this June

FARGO, N.D. — A man considered by many to be a leader in Fargo’s food truck scene was killed in June. Now his food truck family is coming together to remember him. Jason “Jay” Halvorson was shot in downtown Fargo during a confrontation. His body was found next to his Texas Q BBQ and Catering food truck. Halvorson’s former fiancé…

United Way Preparing Students for Success on First Day of School

the organization collected 6,000 backpacks and are still giving them away

FARGO, N.D. — As an educator for more than 40 years, Greg Vandal says there was one thing that never went unnoticed. “There was always a differential between families. Some have resources, some are struggling. Schools are responsible to serve everyone,” Vandal said. United Way of Cass–Clay is now helping out some of those families who could use a helping hand…

Moorhead Public Schools Continues Teacher Contract Negotiations

there's no word on when there will be an agreement

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead Public Schools Teachers Union is in its fourth session to negotiate contracts. While salary and benefits are what you can usually find in a contract, the union is also negotiating classroom sizes, teachers’ safety and more mental health resources for students. The union’s president of education says the district is always trying to make sure the…

Sen. Tina Smith Creates Rural Economic Working Group

the goal of the group is to take innovative ideas from small communities and incorporate them to ones who need more help throughout the U.S.

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — Taking innovative ideas from rural communities in Minnesota and incorporating them at the federal level. Senator Tina Smith says that’s what can really help some change places across the country need. She announced she is starting a bipartisan Senate “Rural Economic Working Group.” And she’s doing it alongside Republican South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds. “Our…