2020

Ag Commissioners Discuss State of the Industry

Big Iron Farm Show returns to West Fargo for its 40th year

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The picture painted by North Dakota and Minnesota’s Ag Commissioners at the Big Iron Farm Show for the remainder of 2020 and the future of 2021 is not a pretty one. “When you see almost a couple of thousand dairy farms go out of business, it’s a big deal,” said North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring….

YWCA of Cass-Clay hosts 2020 Women of the Year awards

FARGO, N.D. – YWCA’s Women of the Year 2020 event is underway, but this year it’s being held virtually. 29 women and THREE organizations were nominated and the winner will be determined by an independent panel of judges. Some of the women nominated include Kari Bucholz of Haley’s Hope, Jeanine Larson from Berkshire Hathaway, and former City Commissioner Melissa Sobolik….

Chamber Hosts Virtual 2020 ChamberChoice Awards

FARGO. N.D. – The annual ChamberChoice awards may be virtual this time, but that same energy they bring every year is still there. The ceremony celebrates important contributions made by businesses, non-profit organizations and entrepreneurs in Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo. “This community has a lot to be proud of thanks in part to the wonderful businesses in this virtual…

Moorhead High School Honors 2020 Graduates Through Online Graduation

Nearly 400 students graduated

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Following Minnesota’s COVID-19 guidelines, Moorhead High School went online for its commencement. Each band member at home, playing the traditional Pomp and Circumstance. Coming in one at a time to limit crowd sizes, these graduates say it’s an all around different experience. “Kylie and I will remember the class because of the unique playout of our seniors…

North Dakota Schools Allowed To Hold In-Person Graduation Ceremonies

Local school boards and superintendents will have the final say

BISMARCK, N.D. — There is some good news for high school seniors across North Dakota: some graduation ceremonies will be allowed. State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler says the governor has amended his school order and is allowing the use of school facilities with proper social distancing, cleaning and other safety precautions. Each school district will be allowed to consider whether a…

North Dakota Democratic Party Endorses Zach Raknerud For Congress

He will challenge Republican Rep. Kelly Armstrong

FARGO, N.D. — In a virtual convention due to coronavirus concerns, the North Dakota Democratic Party endorsed Zach Raknerud of Minot to run for the U.S. House of Representatives. The House seat is currently occupied by Republican Representative Kelly Armstrong, who is seeking reelection. Raknerude unsuccessfully ran for state legislature in 2018. He says from that experience and over the…

Census Committee Meets With Faith Based Organizations To Discuss 2020 Census

They are trying to find ways to target the audience that is usually missing from the census.

MOORHEAD, Minn.- They talked about why it’s important to fill out the census and how it impacts the community as a whole. The Federal funding that comes back to the state is determined by the count and the ¬†money is used for a number of things including roads and schools. They are trying to find ways to target the audience…

Cass County Asking Voters To Help Decide On New “I Voted” Sticker

The Winner Will Be Decided In April

FARGO, N.D. – Cass County is asking people to vote for the newest “I voted” sticker for the 2020 primary. The over 100 submissions crafted by the young artists of fourth grade classrooms across the county are being used to encourage voter registration. The winning vote will get passed onto the state government to compete against other counties with the…

First Babies Born In FM Metro In 2020 Are Cousins

Aubree Was Born At Essentia While Katalaya Was Born At Sanford

Aubree Joy & Kaytlynn Hoekstra FARGO, N.D. — There is a great twist in the story of the first babies born in the FM metro in 2020. Aubree Joy was the first newborn in 2020 at Essentia Health just before 8 a.m. Thursday. Her parents are Kaytlynn Hoekstra and Shawn Peterson. Kaytlynn’s brother Devan Foley and his girlfriend Cathy Krejci…