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Fargo Middle School Teacher, Coach Named District’s 2019 Teacher of the Year

Travis Hoeg joined the school in 2006

FARGO, N.D. — Many students are honored at Ben Franklin Middle School’s assembly, but just one teacher got quite the surprise at the event. Travis Hoeg is named Fargo Public Schools 2019 Teacher of the Year. Students describe him as “the best teacher ever” and their “favorite teacher.” Hoeg teaches science and English and coaches basketball, volleyball, and track. Superintendent Rupak…

8-year-old Girl and Neighbor Save Mother’s Life After Heart Attack

They were presented with awareds from FM Ambulance and Fargo Fire Department

FARGO, N.D. — An 8–year–old girl and her neighbor are honored for saving her mom’s life after a heart attack. On Nov. 25,  8–year–old Sloan Stoltz  showed up to her neighbor Mark Donarski’s house looking distraught. “She was trembling, shaking, and she was holding a phone and said, ‘Mark, can you come help Mom. I can’t wake her up.’ I…

Changing the World Through Community: Two Leaders Receive Human Rights Awards

These people have full–time jobs and they are going to school or working full–time yet they find time to go out and help others

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead’s Human Rights Commission awards two people for their advocacy and ability to make a difference in the community. It’s a special kind of feeling when you love what you do for a living. “It’s amazing. I would not change what I’m doing for the world. I love it and get an award for it. I don’t…

Fargo South Teacher Wins Prestigious National Award

Only five people nationwide are given the Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence

FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo South teacher gets a very special award at a school assembly. Leah Juelke, a language arts teacher, received the Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence. She teaches English learner students from ninth through twelfth grade. Winners are chosen by an expert panel, only five people nationwide are given this award from the NEA Foundation. “I’m really…

Man Honored for His Devotion to Others this Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Gladys Ray's granddaughter says she was a constant in the community

FARGO, N.D. — As many celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day, dozens from around North Dakota came to Fargo to observe the holiday. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us why one man was honored for devoting his life to taking care of others. A room filled with culture, appreciation, and family… …where tribal flags are presented and blessings heard… …provides hope for the…

Freedom Elementary School Principal Surprises Students with Blue Ribbon Award

Kids at freedom elementary in West Fargo were expecting a presentation about bullying, but instead they became a part of their own game show...three strikes and you're out!

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Three North Dakota schools have been added to the list of nationally recognized blue ribbon schools. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen joins us live to tell us how one local principal surprised his students with the announcement. Kids at freedom elementary in West Fargo were expecting a presentation about bullying, but instead they became a part of their…

Fentanyl Ring Investigation Lands North Dakota Prosecution Team DEA Award

"Administrator's Award for Outstanding Group Achievement"

U.S. Attorney for North Dakota Christopher Myers/Bailey Henke, Grand ForksFARGO, N.D. — An investigation into a deadly fentanyl ring has resulted in a prestigious award for U.S. Attorney Christopher Myers and his team. The DEA has recognized the team of investigators and prosecutors with the “Administrator’s Award for Outstanding Group Achievement” at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. This is the…

ND & SD Girl Scouts Honored With Gold Awards

Nine girl scouts were awarded the 2018 Girl Scout Gold Award for their time and service dedicated to their communities

FARGO, N.D. – 9 girl scouts from North Dakota and South Dakota were awarded the 2018 Girl Scout Gold Award for their time and service dedicated to their communities. One award recipient devoted her project to a passion of hers. “It’s a program that focuses on girls on the prairie and what life was like before technology,” 2018 Girl Scout Gold…

Bench Made of Recycled Plastic Donated to Sustainable Group at MSUM

The group had a goal and exceeded the 500 pound goal during their six month plastic bag recycling competition

MOORHEAD, Minn. — After collecting 574 pounds of plastic materials the Sustainable Students Association at MSUM has been awarded a bench made of recycled plastic. The group had a goal and exceeded the 500 pound goal during their six month plastic bag recycling competition. The students say it’s really important to being awareness to college campuses and show students how…

Amanda Boyeff Named Fargo Public Schools Teacher of the Year

She is a special education teacher at Lincoln Elementary

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Public Schools has named its 2018 Teacher of the Year. Lincoln Elementary School special education teacher Amanda Boyeff won the award. Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Schatz made the surprise announcement at a school assembly Friday morning. Boyeff has been with Lincoln Elementary since 2004. Her selection for the award was based on testimonials from parents, colleagues, and administrators….