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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…

Senator John Hoeven Meets with President Trump’s Ag Secretary Pick

Senator Hoeven and Governor Perdue have worked together for many years on issues in the Ag industry

Senator Hoeven has spent some time with President Trump’s Ag Secretary nominee. Hoeven and Sonny Perdue, the former governor of Georgia, talked about the importance of building a coalition to pass a new farm bill. He says they also talked about maintaining strong crop insurance options for farmers and ranchers. Hoeven is a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and…

Repeal of ND Blue Law Still Alive in Legislature

The legislation is now headed to the senate with supporters hoping it passes

  The battle over Sunday shopping restrictions in North Dakota isn’t over yet. The house has voted to reconsider a bill to repeal the state’s blue laws. The vote was 48 to 46. The bill had failed on Monday after a vote of 50 to 44 in the house. It was reintroduced by state Rep. Pamela Anderson of Fargo, who…

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….

Red River Valley Fair Announces Grandstand Artists

The Red River Valley Fair announced that Granger Smith will take the Grandstand Stage on Tuesday, July 11th and LoCash will take the Grandstand Stage Thursday, July 13th

  The first two grandstand acts for this summer’s Red River Valley Fair have been announced, and they sound very country. Granger Smith will take the main stage on Tuesday, July 11 and LoCash will perform on Thursday, July 13. Opening acts are to-be-determined for both entertainers. Grandstand shows are free with your paid gate admission. The Red River Valley…

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…

LSS of North Dakota Feels Impact of Executive Immigration Order

Three refugees from Iraq hoping to resettle in North Dakota are one example of those affected by the immigration order.

Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota says the impact of President Trump signing the executive order on immigration came immediately. It has stopped dozens of people from coming to the state. Any state that welcomes refugees was expected to see an impact after President Trump’s executive order. But the pace of the change of plans is what hit staff at…

Fargo Man Sentenced for Sexually Assaulting Co-Worker

Michael Truelove is guilty of sexual assault, terrorizing, aggravated assault and interfering with an emergency call

  A Fargo man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman at his apartment in 2015. Michael Truelove, 25,  was found guilty last September of four counts: gross sexual imposition, terrorizing, aggravated assault and interfering with an emergency call. He was convicted of sexually assaulting a female co-worker. Police say Truelove emerged from the…