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Sculpture Artist of Minnesota’s Mary Tyler Moore Statue Dies

Gwendolyn Gillen, 76, passed away in Madison Wisconsin

In an odd twist of fate, the artist who created the bronze sculpture of Mary Tyler Moore that is located in downtown Minneapolis has died. Gwendolyn Gillen died Friday in hospice care in Madison, Wisconsin. She was 76. She passed away just two days after legendary actress Mary Tyler Moore died at the age of 80. Gillen’s sculpture celebrating “The…

The Great Plains Food Bank Helps North Dakota’s New Face of Hunger

The food bank delivered almost 800,000 pounds of food in 2016

FARGO, N.D. — The Great Plains Food Bank has been helping the less–fortunate in our community since 2008, and they rely on donations from the public. The demand for their food increases every year, and it comes from places you might not expect. The Great Plains Food Bank’s mobile pantry delivers food to the needy across North Dakota. “The mobile…

The City on the Grow: Introducing ‘West Fargo 2.0’

The Vision Session allowed for the community to contribute ideas for an expansion plan

The City of West Fargo and the West Fargo Park District are brainstorming in an effort to create what they call ‘West Fargo: 2.0’. West Fargo officials say they need a little bit of thinking outside the box so the city can be bigger…and better. City planners, representatives with the park district and consultants from Town Planning and Urban Design…

Analyzing the Home Builders Association’s 2016 Report

Overal things look good, but there is some concern for affordable housing

Between Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead, and Dilworth Housing activity is steady and values are the highest they’ve been since 2008. That’s according to the Home Builders Association of Fargo–Moorhead’s 2016 Annual Report. The report shows positive numbers in just about all areas and where there were declines, they were mostly minimal. Overview   Last year 4,550 building permits, which include…

NDSU Students are Freezin’ for a Reason

Members of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and Kappa Delta Sorority hosts their annual Freeze–A–Thon

NDSU students say they are freezin’ for a reason this week. Members of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and Kappa Delta Sorority are hosting their annual Freeze–A–Thon. Day or night, rain or shine, nothing will stop these students from fundraising. “We stand here on the corner of 12th and University for 120 hours straight, five full days to accept donations for…

Fargo Park District Announces Ticket Sales for Butterfly Ball

The popular annual event sells out every year

  Tickets go on sale in one week for a very popular Fargo Park District event for fathers and daughters. The annual Butterfly Ball, a semi-formal father-daughter dance, will be held on two nights this year. It will be held March 3 and 4 at Ramada Plaza & Suites. The event sells out each year. Tickets are $20 per person…

Two Investigations of Thief River Falls Hockey Players Result in Game Forfeitures

TRF School Superintendent says due to Minnesota privacy laws, he cannot give further information on the investigations

Courtesy: Thief River Falls High School Website  Two investigations of hockey programs in Thief River Falls have resulted in a number of games being forfeited. According to Thief River Falls School Superintendent Bradley Bergstrom, high school and JV players were told last night they will forfeit games on Thursday and Saturday. The JV team will also forfeit a game tonight….

UND Stands Together After President Trump’s Latest Immigration Ban

A vigil was held at UND for students to comfort one another after President Trump's latest immigration ban

A vigil was held this afternoon on campus to show support for international students in the wake of the travel ban. UND recently sent out an email to the campus cautioning international students to avoid out of country travel for the time being. This was following President Trump signing an executive order restricting entry into the U.S for citizens of…

Valley City Student Dies After Medical Call to High School

Valley City High School 9th grader David Lynch died Monday afternoon at the local hospital

Family, friends and classmates of a Valley City High School 9th grader are in mourning. David Lynch died Monday afternoon in a Valley City hospital. An autopsy is being done in Grand Forks to determine his cause of death. Valley City Public School Superintendent Josh Johnson released a statement saying in part: “Our students and staff are pulling together to…

No Spell Check Needed: Park Christian 7th Grader Wins Spelling Bee

Park Christian School in Moorhead Holds Their Annual Spelling Bee

Some Moorhead students proved today that they don’t need to rely on spell check. “Our fourth through eighth graders can all compete together at the same level and a fourth grader can take on an eighth grader,” said Kris Weinberger, a sixth grade teacher at Park Christian. “You never know what can happen.” Seventh grader Sophia Beach ended up on…