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Moorhead students encouraged to enter the 2020 Mayor for a Day essay contest

Students will have to handwrite their essays and have them postmarked by December 7.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–The City of Moorhead is encouraging fourth, fifth and sixth graders to enter the 2020 Mayor for a Day essay contest. Three winners will be chosen from all across Minnesota. The winners will be awarded $100 and will have their essays published in the League’s Minnesota Cities Magazine. The essay question is, “Cities provide a variety of services and programs…

Small restroom fire at Liberty Middle School

West Fargo Fire responded to the school on Monday morning after a small fire caused the school's alarm to go off.

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The West Fargo Fire Department was called to Liberty Middle school after a small fire broke out in a restroom. Students and faculty evacuated the building after the fire set off the school’s alarm. The fire was put out before the fire department arrived and there were no injuries. The cause of the fire is still…

Great Plains Food Bank continues Farmers to Families Food Box program

The nonprofit organization began distributing food boxes from this program in June. The program gets food directly from farmers to give to families in need.

FARGO, N.D. — The Farmers to Families Food Box distribution has been getting food in the hands of people in the Red River Valley since June. The Great Plains Food Bank is happy to be able to offer this service into the fall. “There was a time we weren’t sure about October and then we brought in 17 distributions that…

UND unveils new display in celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The university is honoring their newly approved Land Acknowledgement Agreement with a new display on campus

GRAND FORKS, N.D. –  The University of North Dakota is celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day with the unveiling of a new display on campus. The Land Acknowledgement Agreement is an official statement from the university recognizing its position on ancestral homelands. The administration visited with North Dakota and Minnesota tribes, archaeologists, and historians to write it. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, they…

Menahga woman celebrates 100th birthday: “It feels great!”

Turning 100 years old is a milestone fewer than 1% of Americans get to pass, according to the 2010 Census

MENAHGA, Minn. — It’s a day not many get to see in their lifetimes. “I turned 100 today,” Lorraine Madsen of Menagha, Minnesota says with a smile. She may have just turned 100, but Lorraine says she doesn’t feel a day over 75. “It feels great. It feels great!” She adds, “I feel honored and special, and all my kids and…

Truckers drive through West Fargo to raise money for Special Olympics North Dakota

More than 40 trucks took part in the event

WEST FARGO, N.D.-The North Dakota trucking community and local law enforcement host their annual drive to raise awareness and funds for the state’s Special Olympics. Chad Sorensen works at Kyllo Trucking Inc. in Larimore, North Dakota. He’s been part of the truck drive for the Special Olympics North Dakota for over a decade. “It’s just a fundraiser that brings the…

Red River Market celebrates 100th Market Day

The market is in its sixth season

FARGO, N.D. — The Red River Market is celebrating a milestone: its 100th Market Day since it first opened back in 2015. To celebrate, some vendors are offering specials and the market had a free sticker giveaway where they handed out over a thousand stickers. They also had prize drawings every hour and live music performances. Those at the market…

President Trump signs Savanna’s Act into law

WASHINGTON — President Trump signed Savanna’s Act into law Saturday. The Act seeks to combat violence against the most vulnerable members of the Native American community. It directs the Department of Justice (DOJ) to review, revise, and develop law enforcement and justice protocols to address missing or murdered Native Americans. Savanna’s Act is named for Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind from North Dakota…

New material is being used on a road in Barnesville after dust complaints

The application started yesterday and they are expecting to finish today.

BARNESVILLE, Minn.- The City of Barnesville is applying experimental polymer to a road after years of dust complaints. Keith Jackson has been living between 12th and 13th Street Southeast in Barnesville for almost half a decade. When he first saw the home they knew it was the family’s “dream home.” It was everything he could imagine and more, ut there…

“Thankful for” plaques help benefit United Way

Local company partners up with non-profit for a way to give back to those in need.

FARGO, N.D. – Office Sign Company is creating unique “Thankful For” plaques with part of the proceeds benefiting the United Way of Cass-Clay. These decorative plaques are completely customizable with photo and text to show who or what you are thankful for. The non-profit organization strives to put an end to homelessness for children and families throughout the valley. Each…