Author: Danielle Church

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…

UND Memorial Union’s Demolition to Be Completed This Week

Officials say the new building should be open by May 2021

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND expects to have the demolition of its Memorial Union done by the end of this week. Director of Construction Management Brian Larson says that means construction workers will get started on the new building immediately after. Students voted to build a new Memorial Union during the last academic year. Larson says it’s on track to…

Mapleton Man Helps Amish Teen Adjust to New Life

25-year-old John Shrock picked up Jay Miller in the beginning of July after he left Wisconsin Amish community

MAPLETON, N.D. — We spend our entire lives forming relationships, but it was when John Shrock turned 17 that his came to a standstill. “I lost everyone, all my friends, all my relationships just cut off in one day,” Shrock said. That’s when Shrock left an Amish community in Wisconsin. He says his mother even reached out to him saying…

Community Brings Out All the Rainbows for 19th Annual F-M Pride Parade

a rally was held at the Fargo civic center afterwards

  FARGO, N.D. — It’s the last chance to get decked out in all your rainbow gear. F-M Pride Week 2019 is closing out with a parade. It started at Moorhead City Hall and ended at Fargo City Hall. Some people who are attending the parade for the first time say coming is a great way to show their kids…

Growing Together Gardens Begin Selling Produce Through October

There are six locations

FARGO, N.D. — Now you can get all the produce you want while also getting to know the people around you at six different community gardens. “Growing Together” Community Gardens will sell all their goodies from three to six every Tuesday through October. Founders say they started the community garden 13 years ago but it has quickly spread to several…

Murder, Arson Suspect Blames Media for “Printing Lies” as Judge Sets Bail

44-year-old Sheldon Davis' next scheduled court appearance is for his preliminary hearing on September 5

FARGO, N.D. — 44-year-old Sheldon Davis is charged in the death of 52-year-old Denise Anderson, his on and off girlfriend. He’s also charged with then setting a North Fargo apartment on fire. Davis is being held on a one-million-dollar bond. According to court documents, Davis previously told a friend he thought about killing Anderson. They also say he went to…

Murder Victim’s Son Says He Confronted Her Alleged Killer, Told Him to “Stay Away”

44-year-old Sheldon Davis is accused of murdering 52-year-old Denise Anderson, then setting the apartment on fire

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo man accused of killing his girlfriend and setting fire to his apartment is set to appear in court Tuesday morning on three felony counts including murder, arson and endangering by fire. Sheldon Davis claims he’s innocent in the death of 52–year–old Denise Anderson. Authorities say she died of traumatic injuries before the fire Thursday. Davis…

University of Jamestown Offering Three New Online Majors

The school plans to raise online enrollment by 400 percent over the next five years

FARGO, N.D. — Students at the University of Jamestown will have even more career choices to choose from this fall. The university held a ribbon cutting at its Fargo campus to celebrate the launch of the Professional Studies Program. It offers three new majors online: communications, business studies and a master’s in leadership. A master’s degree in clinical counseling will…