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Mental Awareness Fair Lets NDSU Students Know They’re Not Alone

The group sets out to tackle mental health issues with young adults across the country

FARGO, N.D. — A group which brings awareness to suicide adds NDSU to the more than 100 colleges they’ve visited. The ALIVE mental health fair taught students at the university about things like PTSD, anxiety and depression. Participants could test their knowledge about mental illness and ask about resources in the area. They had a graffiti board for writing positive…

Fargo City Attorney Seeks Guidance On Recall Effort

Fargo's city attorney is wondering whether there's enough time between when a special recall vote for City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn could be held and when he would be up for re-election.

FARGO (KFGO) – Fargo’s city attorney is wondering whether there’s enough time between when a special recall vote for City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn could be held and when he would be up for re-election. Erik Johnson wants the attorney general to decide. He’s asking for an attorney general’s opinion. State law there must be 95 days from the time the…

Fargo Commissioners Cleaning the Coop of Vague Backyard Chicken Laws

Clucking soon to a neighborhood near you...

FARGO, N.D. — A national movement to grow your own food is ruffling feathers in the FM area. Fargo city commissioners have passed a new ordinance on backyard chickens. Some health officials said the rules were too vague before. “People want to know where the food is coming from,” said┬áKim Lipetzky, a Fargo public health nutritionist. Urban farmers can have…

The Hearts of Volunteers: Fargo Celebrates Community Day of Service

Volunteers spent the day doing a full day of service

FARGO, N.D. — Local organizations received some extra helping hands during a fun filled day of service. “Look at all these people caring,” said Norene Baeth, who is the coordinator with the Fargo chapter of Project LINUS. “They’re all helping us today.” Shirt sleeves were rolled up, paint brushes were out and floors were being scrubbed throughout this day of…

Rollover Accident Shuts Down Busy Fargo Intersection

45th Street was closed at 19th Avenue South for just over an hour

FARGO, N.D. — A truck hauling vehicles ended up on its side and shut down a busy stretch of road in south Fargo. The truck rolled over at the intersection of 45th Street and 19th Avenue South just before 11 this morning. According to fire department officials on scene, the truck tipped over as it was turning left onto 45th…

Suspended West Fargo Teacher at Center of Twitter Controversy Speaks Out

Tihista's posts online claim she called parents of her students "monsters"

WEST FARGO, N.D. — A West Fargo special education teacher says she made a mistake when she wrote offensive social media comments. Sheridan Tihista was placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation. Tihista released the following statement to KVRR Local News: “I attended basketball games, bought my kids lunch when their accounts were negative, attended adoption…

Critical Conversations: Celebrating Diversity at NDSU

Critical Conversations is being held at NDSU to tackle important issues in the community

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU is addressing diversity challenges through ‘Critical Conversations’. It’s a three day inaugural conference created to identify issues surrounding race and diversity and how to provide a safe venue for people to be heard. It also includes speeches and seminars about understanding each other’s stories in order to eliminate racism. Performances by a student drum group and…

Speaker Daudt Gives Update on Current Legislative Session

The Minnesota Speaker of the House says tax relief for Minnesotans is a top priority

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt stopped by the Moorhead City Council chambers to give an update on the current legislative session. Daudt talked about the efforts Republicans and Democratic Governor Dayton have taken to find a compromise on the state’s nearly $2 billion dollar budget surplus. Topics also included improving the state’s health care system,…

Looking to Get Away? Book Your North Dakota Vacation

A Guide of What to Do This Summer in North Dakota

  FARGO, N.D. —┬áLast weekend’s warm weather may have you ready for summer. Now is the perfect time to start planning and booking your North Dakota vacation plans. For the outdoor lover, there are many national and state parks to visit in North Dakota, including Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Other famous attractions include the Bully Pulpit Golf Course, the Maah…

UND Fans “Move on to the Future” After Athletic Program Cuts

It's a sad time for some, but UND fans in Fargo say they're looking forward to the future

FARGO, N.D. — Many older Fighting Hawks fans in Fargo say it’s a solemn time for UND fans, but it’s also a time to look forward to the future. It was the last UND Athletics Fan Luncheon of the season. Many fans and some UND coaches were there. Although UND is in Grand Forks, Alumni Foundation officials said the fan…