Author: Danielle Church

FMWF Chamber: Shaquille O’Neal Shares Story for Voices of Vision

this the eighth speaker the chamber has brought to fargo

FARGO, ND — One of the biggest names in basketball comes to Fargo. The chamber of commerce brought Shaquille O’Neal to speak at its “Voices of Vision” presentation. Jason Aamet said he’s only been nervous three times in his life. “When my baby was born, when I got married and today,” he said. After 30 years of waiting to meet his…

Concordia College Organizes Blood Drive for Las Vegas Victims

This was the first blood drive the Campus Events Commission held and they say they may host the event for two days next time

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia College students are trying to send as much blood as they can to Las Vegas. The Campus Events Commission holds at least one service event each month and had already planned to hold the blood drive before the shootings on Sunday. Concordia’s goal was to have 50 appointments scheduled throughout the day in order to raise…

Fargo Schools Celebrate National Walk to School Day

students walked and rode their bike to school instead of hitching a ride

FARGO, ND —  A few local elementary schools are trying to inspire kids to be more active. Eagles Elementary and Ed Clapp Elementary each had their own way to participate in National Walk to School day. Ed Clapp Elementary held a walk-a-thon to raise more than $5,000 for enrichment programs and teacher classroom grants at their school. Eagles Elementary encouraged…

Local Public Establishments Installing Mamava Suites for Breastfeeding Mothers

they are in public places like airports, the fargodome and red river zoo

FARGO, ND —  Bathrooms aren’t the only private places mothers can breastfeed anymore. “We don’t want moms to feel like if they want privacy, that they have to go to the bathroom,” said Jackee Haak, president-elect for the North Dakota Breastfeeding Coalition. “Who wants to eat their lunch in the bathroom? Nobody.” It’s all thanks to Mamava suites. They’re pods installed…

Vandals Hit Fargo Catholic Church for the Second Time

Staff says the people who busted the windows got the rocks from the roof

FARGO, ND — It’s the second time within two months Nativity Catholic Church and Elementary have been vandalized. The first time was in August when more than 37 windows were smashed. Yesterday morning, the exterior panels of four windows were busted with fist-sized rocks. Staff says the people who busted the windows got the rocks from the roof. Damage from…

BCBS of North Dakota Hoping to Help with Wellness in the Workplace

Anyone interested in creating a healthy workplace environment could attend the event, which had keynote speakers who each later held a workshop

FARGO, ND — Wellness programs in the workplace can have a significant impact on your productivity and your health. That’s why Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota hosted its eighth annual Worksite Wellness Summit. Anyone interested in creating a healthy workplace environment could attend the event, which had keynote speakers who each later held a workshop. Blue Cross Blue…

Minnesota Group Reenacts Civil War Battle

they also worked on a trench, camped out, did war drills, held a posting guard detail

OAKPORT, Minn. — The Minnesota Infantry Company D took people back in time to the Civil War at Probstfield Farm in Oakport. The organization held a battle reenactment between people dressed as Confederate and Union soldiers. They also had troops working on a trench, posting guard detail, camping out and doing war drills. Twenty-five people became a part of the…

Concordia Celebrates Homecoming at Annual Parade

More than 65 participants were showcased in the festivities

MOORHEAD, Minn. —  As homecoming at the Metro’s universities come to an end, Concordia started the day with a parade. School officials say they’ve been planning the parade for about nine months. Sixty-five groups became a part of the street festivities from local businesses to student-run organizations. Thousands of attendees enjoyed the floats, bikes and trailers parading across 8th Street….

Alumni Remember College Years at NDSU Homecoming

Many of their family members have attended North Dakota State as well

FARGO, N.D. — Greg Holte fell in love with NDSU as a senior in high school. “I came and marched with the Gold Star band during halftime of the game and I believe it was during homecoming,” Holte said. “That’s what really hooked me.” He graduated from the university in 1974. You can now find him every Saturday at the one…

Pharmacists, NDSU Pharmacy School Tackle Opioid Crisis

The university recieved an $11,000 grant in July which they used for the seminar

FARGO, N.D. — Drugs containing opioids do not discriminate. “Problems with opioids can crop up with any person,” said Amy Werremeyer, psychiatric pharmacist at Sanford Health. “You can never predict who it will impact next,” said Siri Burck, NDSU third-year pharmacy student. According to the CDC, more than 91 percent of Americans die every day from opioid addiction. At NDSU Pharmacy School, students…