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Tech Tip Today: Facebook Messenger

It's a little tricky to use at first. Francie Black has some tips to help you spruce it up.

Facebook Messenger can be a little confusing at first, but it has a lot of features that can help you. Not only can it make communicating with your friends faster and more efficient, you can show more of your personality in it as well. Check out this week’s Tech Tip Today. Categories: Business, Community, Entertainment, Morning – Features

Two Thousand Fargo Residents Opt Out of “All in One”

Fargo will go to an all–in–one recycling program this summer.

Just over two thousand Fargo residents chose to do their own recycling. Fargo will go to an all–in–one recycling program this summer. 23 thousand homes will get a 96 gallon bucket in June. The new service is $3 a month and eliminates the sorting process when you recycle. Right now the service is only available for residential recycling. Apartments and…

Veterans Show Off Artwork at Fargo’s Veterans Creative Arts Festival

Veterans presented various works they've made through art therepy to help treat their post-traumatic stress

FARGO, N.D. — Post-traumatic stress disorder is all too common among veterans, but one way to ease some of the pain is through art therapy. Some local veterans who use this method showed off their best work at the Fargo VA Medical Center. More than 40 artists submitted about 70 pieces of artwork for this exhibition. The pieces fall under…

State of the City Address: “Grand Forks is Open for Business”

Grand Forks Mayor Michael Brown is excited for the city's continued economic progress

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Mayor Michael Brown delivered his “State of the City” speech to a crowd of over 600 at the Alerus Center this afternoon. Brown says the theme for his speech is, “Make it Happen.” With more than 1,400 jobs opening this week, Brown made it clear: Grand Forks is open for business. “We have a great University,…

Defending Yourself…On and Off the Internet

Safety Tips for Students on a College Campus

FARGO, N.D. — You can never be too prepared when it comes to protecting yourself on and off the internet. We talked with different professionals throughout the F-M area on how college students can better prepare themselves. Many different colleges around the U.S., including NDSU, MSUM and Concordia College, have put programs in place to protect their students. Some of the…

Jamestown Teen Injured in One-Car Crash on I-29 in Fargo

The 18-year-old driver hit a tree after going down into the ditch and had to be cut out of the vehicle

  FARGO, N.D. — A driver is injured after a one-vehicle crash on I-29 after they drove off the on ramp in Fargo. The state patrol said the 18-year-old female driver from Jamestown was attempting to exit I-94 eastbound and enter I-29 southbound. They say the driver went off the shoulder of the road, over-corrected and went into the ditch,…

NDSU Working on Keeping Self-Driving Technology Secure

Are you interested in keeping self-driving technology in the right hands?

FARGO, N.D. — Many say self-driving cars will be the standard in the future. But due to their computerized nature, some fear they could be susceptible to cyberattacks. A team of students at NDSU is working on developing cybersecurity software that could be used in the cars to keep them safe from attack. Team leaders say they’ve made good progress…

Young Professionals Network Tours Fargo Fire Station 1

There is no age restriction on joining the Young Professionals Network

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Fire Department’s Station 1 opened its doors for the future leaders of Fargo. The Chamber’s Young Professionals Network visited the newly remodeled fire station. The group got a look into the space where firefighters spend time when they aren’t at the scene. Fargo’s Fire Chief spoke about fire safety and the history of the department. Station…

Gov. Burgum Issues Evacuation Order for Main DAPL Protest Camp

Gov. Burgum said the garbage left at the camp is a threat to the Missouri River system

  BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum isn’t waiting. He has issued an evacuation order for people at the main Dakota Access protest camp in Morton County. The governor held a late-afternoon press conference in Bismarck to make the announcement. He said the U.S. Army Corp’s initial timeline of February 22nd to clear the camp out is no…

South Dakota Considers Lawmaker Approval on Refugee Resettlement

States across the country are looking into similar bills after President Trump issued the travel ban earlier this year

  SOUTH DAKOTA — South Dakota lawmakers are considering taking more control of refugee resettlements in the state. The Senate State Affairs Committee approved amending a bill that would require state lawmakers’ seal of approval on refugee resettlements. The bill would require private refugee resettlement groups to provide certain information about the process, like services provided, demographics and the number…