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Eagles Elementary Students Interview Touchmark Seniors

Students at Eagles Elementary School Practice Interviewing with Seniors of Touchmark at Harwood Groves Senior Living Community

FARGO, N.D. — Local first graders paired up with a senior living community to practice their interview skills. Students at Eagles Elementary School traveled to Touchmark at Hardwood Groves Senior Living Community to learn more about their elders. One of the questions the students asked was, “what was your favorite part about elementary school?” After interviewing the seniors, partners crafted…

City of Fargo Selected for What Works Cities Initiative

Fargo is now participating in Bloomberg Philanthropies 'What Works Cities' Initiative

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo has been selected to join 63 other cities in the national What Works Cities Initiative. What does that mean for Fargo? What Works Cities is backed by Bloomberg Philanthropies, a company which works in more than 120 countries around the world. The city of Fargo is collaborating with WWC to help make data more accessible to…

Red River Zoo Hoping Two Pallas Cats Find Love…with Each Other

The Red River Zoo is hoping love is in the air to help this species of cat to survive

FARGO, N.D. — Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and the Red River Zoo has two animals waiting to just fall in love. Sural, a male Pallas cat from Japan was brought to the zoo last fall and a new female Pallas cat has just been introduced for mating. The felines are currently threatened in the wild. Their numbers are dwindling and…

Technology and Golf Meet at PGA Seminar

Golfers discuss how technology can relate to various swing techniques

FARGO, N.D. — Sometimes teachers become the students again. The Dakota PGA Chapter hosted a teaching seminar for golf instructors. The workshop highlights new technologies coaches can use on their golfers. Examples include devices that track both your swing and how far the ball goes. Participants had the chance to be the test subject, so the group could figure techniques…

Son of Jerry Sandusky Charged with Child Sex Crimes

Police accuse him of sending inappropriate texts to a victim and asking for naked photos

  NATIONAL — Jerry Sandusky’s son, Jeffrey, has been charged with child sexual abuse. The 41-year-old Sandusky was charged with 14 counts, including criminal solicitation and corruption of minors. His bail was set at $200,000. Police accuse him of sending inappropriate texts to a victim and asking for naked photos. The charges come five years after his dad, Jerry Sandusky,…

Pyrotechnics Guild International Coming Back to West Fargo

The PGI is one of the largest firework shows in the world

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The Pyrotechnics Guild International annual convention and show is coming back to West Fargo. This is video of their 2011 gathering. It is one of the largest firework shows in the world. The convention will take place August 5th through 11th at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds. Shows will take place on four nights; August 6th,…

Former U.S. Representative Clint “Marlboro Man” Roberts Dies

Roberts starred in TV commercials and had some small movie roles

SOUTH DAKOTA — Former South Dakota U.S. Rep. Clint Roberts has died. The rancher and politician was also known for being a finalist to be the Marlboro Man. He starred in TV commercials and had a few small roles in movies. Roberts served in the state Senate and as the state’s Secretary of Agriculture before he was elected to Congress…

North Dakota House Considering Bill on Concealed Firearms in Schools

One proposal is to allow concealed firearms in schools

  BISMARCK, N.D. — More than a dozen bills relating to guns will be debated in Bismarck as the first half of the current session winds down. Among them is a proposal to allow carrying a concealed firearm in schools, if education officials allow it. Republican Rep. Dwight Kiefert says there are schools that are an hour away from help…

City of Grand Forks Wants Your Input on I-29 Corridor

Your input will help the city determine what is needed to improve current transportation needs

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — If you live in or near Grand Forks and would like to give your input on improving the I-29 corridor, here’s your chance. A public meeting will be held to talk about current and future transportation needs. It’ll be held Thursday night from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Alerus Center. A formal presentation will be given…

Fargo Recycling: Only Call to Opt-Out of Program

There is no action required to join the single stream recycle program

  FARGO, N.D. — The city of Fargo is going to an all–in–one recycling program this summer. Staff at Fargo Recycling told KVRR they found the phones are ringing off the hook over confusion about the program. We knocked on doors and talked to people who said separating cans from plastics and glass can be time consuming. Staff said they heard similar…