Jessie Cohen

Halloween: What is Culturally Appropriate vs. Inappropriate?

Every year people dress up for Halloween but do they always know the cultural significance behind each costume?

MOORHEAD, Minn. — In today’s world, people have gotten creative with their costumes on Halloween but many say there is still a fine line between being appropriate and what should be considered inappropriate. A student panel at MSUM is discussing these issues. Every year, people dress up for Halloween but do they always know the cultural significance behind each costume?…

The City of Fargo Changes Health Insurance Plan for City Employees

The estimated cost of premiums will drop from around $10 million annually to about $6.6 million.

FARGO, ND — Fargo is making a change to their health insurance plan for city employees that will save them $3.4 million. Commissioners have voted to switch from Sanford Health Insurance to Blue Cross–Blue Shield of North Dakota. The estimated cost of premiums will drop from around $10 million annually to about $6.6 million. City employees with family coverage are…

Flood Diversion Task Force Meets For The First Time

When establishing the task force, the governors and their staff created a set of rules with hopes of having a resolution by December 15th

FARGO, ND — The new Flood Diversion task force met for the first time at the Fargodome to discuss their ideas and concerns with the project. Although no decisions were made, Governor Burgum and Governor Dayton say it was crucial to start in the right direction. Sixteen people with different flood experiences have been chosen to create a solution for…

Delta Tau Delta at NDSU Raising Money for Diabetes Research

It is a global organization that funds type I diabetes research with a goal to end the disease worldwide

FARGO, ND — Greek Life students at NDSU are involved with different national philanthropies and one group is raising money with macaroni. The Delta Tau Delta Chapter at NDSU is hosting their annual Deltaroni event to raise funds and awareness for JDRF. It is a global organization that funds type I diabetes research with a goal to end the disease…

ND State Senator Carolyn Nelson Celebrates 80th Birthday, Receives Honor of First-Time Award

She is the first ever recipient of the "Outstanding Woman State Legislator Supporting the Arts award

FARGO, ND — Today marks two special celebrations for Senator Carolyn Nelson, her 80th birthday and the announcement of a special award. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Women in Government announced that she is the first ever recipient of the “Outstanding Woman State Legislator Supporting the Arts award. She is being honored as a leader…

No Tricks, Just Treats with the BBB this Halloween

The BBB wants you to have fun this Halloween but remember to stick with the experts when purchasing your costume

FARGO, ND — In less than two weeks, monsters, movie characters and action heroes will be roaming the streets looking for some candy. The Better Business Bureau wants to make sure that you have a happy Halloween by providing some tips on how to safely purchase a costume. Halloween is all about the frightening decorations and the eerie costumes. “Scream,…

The Drug and Alcohol Culture of the Red River Valley

One of the biggest messages being sent today is not to ignore the small stuff. He says those decisions can really affect your future

MOORHEAD, Minn. — People across the country are concerned about the drug and alcohol culture in today’s society. Drug and substance abuse is sweeping the nation and one officer is traveling from state to state to teach people what to look for. “What are all the trends you’re seeing, what do they mean, what’s going on, the why,” explained Jermaine…

Northwestern Mutual Cycling for a Cause

Whether you are a first time rider or a cycling enthusiast, all are encouraged to pay $25 per seat

FARGO, ND — Cyclebar is partnering up with Northwestern Mutual to host a fundraiser in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. After employees at Northwestern Mutual found out a coworker was diagnosed with breast cancer, they decided to hold a fundraiser to raise funds and awareness for her disease. Whether you are a first time rider or a cycling enthusiast,…

West Fargo Mayor Goes Pink; How You Can Help Support ‘Real Men Wear Pink”

As a cancer survivor himself, Mattern says it is important for us as a community to come together and support one another

WEST FARGO, ND — Mayor Rich Mattern is one of the many men supporting breast cancer through his Real Men Wear Pink Campaign and now he’s making some colorful changes. He added one bright pink streak to his hair for every $1,000 dollars raised and if he reaches $5,000, he will color all of his hair pink. As a cancer…

How the Metro is Battling the Opioid Epidemic

The Fargo Police Department says their priority is arresting the people bringing the drugs to the metro

FARGO, ND — Last year, 23 people died from opioids in Cass County. This year, through September there have been nine. The numbers seem to be decreasing in the metro, but the epidemic is still affecting hundreds. Solving a problem as big as the opioid epidemic is not simple. “The medical folks are dealing with the issues of drugs and…