North Dakota News

Experts Give Children Free Safety Tips at the Zoo

Safe Kids FM Safety Safari took place at the Red River Zoo

FARGO, N.D. — Firefighters, police and FM ambulance went to the Red River Zoo, but not because of an emergency.  Sanford Children’s Safe Kids FM and AAA hosted their annual safe Kids FM Safety Safari. Animal presentations, a rollover simulator and safety games were set up for children and parents. Organizers say it’s a great way to get the community…

Parents and Teachers Throw Color at Students to Promote Exercise

Lewis and Clark Elementary hosted the third annual Family Color Run

FARGO, N.D. — It’s National Fitness Month and to celebrate, kids in Fargo are running with style.  They picked a nice sunny day for Lewis & Clark Elementary School’s third annual Family Color Run. Clouds of bright colors and vibrant hues were thrown on the runners. Organizers want this event to promote physical exercise with families in the area. Teachers…

Valley City Couple Volunteering in Missouri to Help Flood Victims

The longtime Red Cross volunteers are heading to St. Louis

FARGO, N.D. — As flooding continues to make waves across Missouri communities, a Valley City couple set out to give victims a hand in their time of crisis. Paul and Barb Henke started their journey this morning, saying severe flooding is an issue their community knows all too well. The longtime Red Cross volunteers are using one of the organization’s…

Leaders of UND Hope to Move Forward with a New Strategic Plan

A presentation at UND was held to discuss the new five year strategic plan

GRAND FORKS, ND — UND is working on overcoming many obstacles throughout the school year after being hit with major budget cuts. From the commotion of cutting women’s hockey, controversy over re-branding athletics and getting a new president, one of North Dakota’s major universities went through several changes in a short amount of time. “I’m hoping there’s no more allotments…

Therapy Dogs Helping College Students Finish Strong

At least 7 therapy dogs were on UND's campus to help relieve the stress of finals

GRAND FORKS, ND — Students studying for finals at UND had some extra furry visitors for the day. Seven therapy dogs made appearances at the university to take the edge off of students who are studying for finals. Students were able to sit and play with the dogs from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Chester Fritz Library in order to…

President Kennedy Ready for Title IX Challenge

President Mark Kennedy at UND discusses the Title IX complaint against the University

GRAND FORKS, ND — As if budget cuts weren’t enough, UND is also facing complaints against their athletic programs. Earlier this year, UND announced it was cutting their women’s hockey and men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams. A federal Title IX sex discrimination complaint has been filed, stating the university does not give women equal opportunities in athletics. President…

Stenehjem Says Piepkorn Recall Efforts Can Move Forward

Petition efforts to recall Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn started earlier this year

FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota attorney general says recall efforts against Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn can move forward. Piepkorn’s position is up for re-election on June 12th of 2018. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said as long as the recall petition is certified by June 12th, the election can take place. Piepkorn is known for wanting to know how…

CEO of Camping World Says Fargo’s Gander Mountain Location Will Stay Open

These signs hinting at the location's closure went up on Thursday

  FARGO, ND — A CEO says Gander Mountain of Fargo will stay open even though store front signs say, “Going out of business,” and “everything must go.” The CEO of Camping World, the company which won a bankruptcy auction on Gander Mountain, said Fargo’s store will remain open in a Tweet. It’s located along I-94 and 45th Street South….

6-Year-Old Boy Identified in Fatal Car Crash Near Cando

Eugene, who was wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle as it rolled into a ditch

  TOWNER COUNTY, ND —  Authorities have identified the six-year-old boy who died in a car crash near Cando. Eugene Cain, of St. John, died after the vehicle he was riding in hit another vehicle on U.S. Highway 281 at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Eugene, who was wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle as it rolled into a ditch….

West Fargo Officials May Take Action Against the Waste Pond Stench

In a public meeting on Thursday, city officials brought up three options

WEST FARGO, N.D. — For many years, people living in West Fargo have complained about bad summertime smells. City workers are looking into possible solutions. You smell them before you see them. Bad smells coming from West Fargo’s stabilization ponds are a growing concern among citizens. City officials want to hear your thoughts on three proposed ways to reduce the…