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South Elementary School Student Wins 2017 Sun Safety Poster Contest

Fourth Grader, Londyn Salwey, Wins Essentia Health Cancer Center and Fargo Parks' 2017 Sun Safety Poster Contest

FARGO, ND — One local fourth grader is being awarded for her efforts to teach others about sun safety. Londyn Salwey of South Elementary school won Essentia Health Cancer Center and Fargo Parks’ 2017 Sun Safety Poster Contest. The contest was open to elementary aged kids from around the F–M area. Salwey’s poster pointed out things such as to avoid…

North Dakota Adds Virtual Reality Video to Encourage Seat Belt Use

The video is compatible with smartphones that play virtual reality media

FARGO, N.D. — The annual Click It or Ticket campaign is ready to kick off.  State officials were also in Fargo to unveil a new strategy to encourage more drivers to buckle up. Memorial Day Weekend is just around the corner, and law enforcement agencies in North Dakota will be on the lookout again for drivers not buckling up. “They…

Downtown Fargo Brightens Up the Streets for Spring

Fargo Park District Hangs Flower Baskets Down Broadway Street

FARGO, ND — Although the weather may be dreary outside, the Fargo Park District did their best to brighten up the Downtown Fargo area. The Park District hung 175 colorful flower baskets from lampposts all down Broadway. Greg Haberman of the Fargo Park District said that although it was wet out, the flowers were hung today because they came in…

Students Dive Head First into STEM

Students from Ben Franklin Middle School attended the second annual BrainSTEM event

  FARGO, ND — Students from Ben Franklin Middle School were on the NDSU campus to learn about science and STEM careers. Over 100 students attended the second annual BrainSTEM event. Student teams used science and math skills to solve engineering problems in varying workshops. STEM–related fields face a critical shortage of qualified available workers and the event is designed…

North Dakota Students Face Tuition Increases

Students at NDSU's Pharmacy school will see a rise of five percent

  NORTH DAKOTA — Some students in North Dakota will see a rise in college tuition. Undergraduates at the 11 state college campuses can expect to pay four percent more. Tuition at the UND Law School is going up by nine percent. Students at NDSU’s Pharmacy school will see a rise of five percent. The chair of the State Board…

Devils Lake City Commission Approves Buyouts of Police Chief and Captain

The commission suspended the officers on April 3rd after an internal investigation

DEVILS LAKE, ND — The Devils Lake City Commission unanimously approved contract buyouts of their police chief and captain. Chief Keith Schroeder and Captain Jon Barnett will remain on leave with pay but Schroeder will be done at the end of July and Barnett will be finished at the end of June. The commission suspended the officers on April 3rd…

Minnesota Lawmakers Work To Finalize Budget As Deadline Approaches

The deal must be finalized in less than a week, or the threats of a government shut–down become more likely

  ST.PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s political leaders are back at the negotiating table as the deadline to make a budget deal is coming up fast. Governor Dayton and Republican lawmakers have a number of issues to resolve before a two–year budget deal can be confirmed. The two sides resumed negotiations after the GOP backed away last week and began making…

Dwight Yoakam, Mary Chapin Carpenter Coming to Fargo Theatre

Dwight Yoakam, Mary Chapin Carpenter to perform at the Fargo Theatre

  FARGO, ND — Two country star legends are coming to the Fargo Theatre. Dwight Yoakam will be performing on Sunday, June 18 and Mary Chapin Carpenter will be performing on Wednesday October 11th. Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and he is a 21-time nominated, multiple Grammy Award winner. Carpenter is a five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter…

Minneapolis Spending Nearly $20,000 to Add Gender Neutral Restrooms in Government Buildings

The buildings affected also include police and fire stations

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The city of Minneapolis is spending nearly $20,000 to add gender neutral restrooms to its government buildings. Officials say at least 62 bathrooms in 44 government buildings will be built, including adding locks and signage. The buildings affected also include police and fire stations. Officials say anyone is allowed to use the bathroom and gender specific restrooms…

Lawmakers Won’t Override Gov. Burgum on Funding for Townships

Legislative leaders say they don't think they have enough votes to override the veto

  BISMARCK, ND — Lawmakers say they won’t dispute the veto made by Governor Burgum that cuts funding to at least 1,600 townships. After the session ended, the governor vetoed a $16.1 million bill that proposed giving each non-oil producing township $10,000. Gov. Burgum said the money is not a good use of the state’s “scarce financial resources.” Legislative leaders…