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Concordia College Comes Together During Interfaith Week

Interfaith and World Harmony week is a week long event filled with discussions and meetings of coming together as one in the community

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Interfaith and World Harmony week at Concordia College is an opportunity for students to learn, engage and grow together. This is the 2nd annual Interfaith and World Harmony Week bringing the Concordia community together. In light of current issues surrounding refugees in North Dakota and Minnesota, students say this is the perfect week to recognize each other’s…

Fatal Crash in Otter Tail County

The state patrol says the only survivor of the crash is a two-year-old passenger

  Two women are dead after a head-on crash in Otter Tail County. It happened Sunday afternoon on Highway 29 just east of Deer Creek. The state patrol says 31-year-old Jessica Lannes of Wadena was attempting to pass another vehicle when she collided head-on with a vehicle driven by 63-year-old Lucille Rehm of Parkers Prairie. Both women were killed. A…

The Stars of PBS Shows Help Kids Explore Engineering and Science

Stars of PBS visited MSUM's Planetarium to help kids and families to learn about astronomy

FARGO, N.D. — Shows on PBS like Sesame Street, Arthur and Clifford all have one thing in common — they are educational. PBS brings their educational programming to life at MSUM with Stars of PBS. “It’s just an opportunity to learn about the stars and the sky,” said Sara Schultz, Planetarium Director. PBS and Moore Engineering teamed up for the…

Gold’n Plump Worker Accused of Contaminating Chicken at Cold Spring Plant

Faye Slye, 36, is charged for contaminating the 27 tons of chicken that had to be recalled by the company

COURTESY: goldnplump.com  A worker at the Gold’n Plump chicken plant in Cold Spring is accused of contaminating the company’s chicken that led 27 tons of product recalled. Faye Slye, 36, is charged with felony criminal damage to property. Investigators say Slye put sand and dirt from the parking lot of the plant on chicken she was handling. The plant’s owner…

Hawley Takes First Place in Regional Science Olympiad

MSUM held a day of science competitions between middle and high school students

Science teams from Hawley and Moorhead snagged the top two spots at the 2017 Science Olympiad at MSUM. Hawley took home first place with Moorhead coming in second. Teams from all over Minnesota come to compete. The Olympiad focuses on scientific challenges including invasive species, robotic arms and astronomy. The teams have been training for months to gear up for…

Mayo Doctors say Governor Dayton’s Cancer is Treatable

The governor announced he had cancer the day after fainting while giving Minnesota's State of the State address

  A Mayo Clinic official says Gov. Dayton’s prostate cancer was caught early and is `treatable and curable’. The governor was at the clinic Tuesday and Wednesday for more tests, which found no signs the cancer has spread, and to develop a plan of attack. The official says Dayton can continue his executive duties. Last week, the governor announced his…

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…

Motorist “Unaware” He Hit Woman Walking in Moorhead

Sherri Himrod has injuries to her leg and ribs

A woman walking near Target in Moorhead was involved in a hit and run. Authorities say 49-year-old Sherri Himrod, who has no permanent address, was hit around 3 o’clock on 34th Street and Highway 10 East. She had serious injuries to her leg and ribs and was taken to Sanford. The state patrol located the driver a short time later….

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…

How the Supreme Court Nominee Impacts a Generation

We ask a local political scientist why this important decision can reshape the constitution

  It’s a decision which affects all of us, and could affect us for a whole generation. MSUM political science professor Dr. Barbara Headrick said this is one of the most important positions in Washington D.C. “You only have nine people on the Supreme Court and that is the final arbiter of what does the constitution mean, what do federal…