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NDSU Smash Bros: Fraternity Builds Stronger Bond Using Sledgehammer, Car

It was just one of Theta Chi's recruitment week activities

FARGO, N.D. — What better way is there to celebrate brotherhood than…smashing a car? It’s recruitment week at NDSU for those who want to get involved in Greek life on campus. But NDSU’s Theta Chi decided to try something a little different this year to bond with some of their new brothers. Each of them picked up a sledgehammer and destroyed…

Moorhead Public Schools Opening Day Enrollment Increases by Almost 300 Students

The district has added more than 1,000 students in the last five years

MOORHEAD, Minn. — It’s back to school for kids in Moorhead and the public school district added 286 more students than last year. The district has added more than 1,000 students over the past five years. Superintendent Brandon Lunak says the most significant growth in the district is within kindergarten through fourth grades. Moorhead opened an additional elementary school and middle…

North Dakota’s First Ever HIV Awareness Walk Gets Rid of Misconceptions Behind the Virus

The North Dakota Community Planning Group, Family Healthcare and the North Dakota Department of Health put on the walk

FARGO, N.D. — The HIV virus has been in the United States since the 1970’s but to this day, it still carries a stigma with it. “People think someone is HIV infected because they’re a gay man or they do drugs and stuff like that,” said Ryan Braunberger, community co-chair of the North Dakota Community Planning Group. Braunberger says it’s…

St. Joseph’s Chalks it Up Into the New School Year

The event connects alumni with new students

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Chalk is one art form that allows kids to express themselves. But at St. Joseph’s School in Moorhead, chalk has an entirely new purpose at its Chalk the Block party. It’s a bittersweet farewell to summer. “It’s kind of tied because I heard fifth grade is a pretty good year but again I don’t want summer to end…

Fargo Brewing Company Fights to Prevent Suicide

Some say prevention can only happen by getting rid of the stigma against mental health

FARGO, N.D. –Fargo Brewing Company is spending the holiday fighting suicide. For every pint of beer purchased, the brewery will donate one dollar to North Dakota’s Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. One  hundred and forty people committed suicide in North Dakota in 2018 so far. The Foundation hopes to decrease that statistic by at least 20 percent in…

Steam Threshers Reunion Memorializes Rollag Community Member

Carol Engen passed away in February

ROLLAG, Minn. — This year’s Steam Threshers Reunion is about much more than these two women re-navigating history. It’s also about remembering a beloved member of Rollag. Carol Engen passed away from a heart attack in February. Her family and friends are carrying on her memory with a bench built entirely by volunteers. It sits at the reunion grounds. They held…

“Ladies of Steam” Bringing New Generation of Threshers Into History

They started their organization back in 2015

  ROLLAG, Minn. — By stepping onto the grounds of the Western Minnesota Threshers Reunion, you take a trip back in time. While there may be a lot of history in this old farm equipment, it doesn’t mean there aren’t new milestones being celebrated. Steam threshers may seem impossible to navigate but looks can be deceiving. “Steam engines are really, simply…

China Trade Dispute Results in No Bids on Soybeans

Over half of All soybeans grown in the U.S. are sent overseas

FARGO, N.D. — The trade dispute with China is having an impact on North Dakota’s soybean industry. Half of all soybeans grown in the U.S. are sent overseas. Of that 60 percent is exported to China. Now it’s all at a standstill. “The local grain elevators have not had bids to export soybeans out of the PNW or the Pacific…

Fargo Woman Bringing American Mothers Chapter to the Metro

This will be the only chapter in North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — Of the four jobs Emily Brooks has, only one is what she calls her greatest achievement. “No matter what, Oh, God I can’t even say it. No matter what I do with my life, the most important thing I will ever do is raise my children,” Brooks said. Not long ago, Brooks’ mother earned North Dakota Mother of…

NDSU Brings Its Campus Organizations Right to the Students

The university will have another involvement fair in the spring

FARGO, N.D. — Whether someone is a freshman or a senior in college, it’s never too late for them to get involved in campus organizations. NDSU held their annual involvement fair to showcase 150 student organizations. Everyone from Greek life to agriculture clubs, foreign language clubs and student government was there. Organizers say the more students get out and just talk…