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Bridge Bash Unites College Students From Fargo-Moorhead Area

This year's event is on the Main Avenue Bridge

MOORHEAD, Minn. —  Whether they’re just starting college or wrapping things up, the Bridge Bash is giving all college students a big welcome (back) to the area. “We’re so excited because we have NDSU students invited, MSUM, and Concordia, as well as all the other students,” said Sheri Larson with the Moorhead Business Association. Music, food and games are all…

Back to School Road Safety Tips for Drivers

It's the first day back to class for West Fargo Public Schools

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Going back to school isn’t just an exciting time for teachers and students. “Summer was fun for everybody it appears, but it’s time to be back. Time to learn, time to grow. It’s great to be back in the buildings.” Todd Pearson is an elementary School Resource Officer for the West Fargo School District. “I come…

Signs Kids are Overwhelmed With Back-to-School Stress

The stress may be too much if it interferes with day-to-day functioning

Going back to school can mean a lot of stress for students, whether that’s worrying about fitting in or doing well in class. Experts say transitioning from summer to the school year is often a total 180 for kids. “You kind of go from not a lot of expectations to all of a sudden having every hour your day planned…

Tips for Getting Kids’ Sleep Schedules Back on Track for the School Year

Many parents say they start the routine about a week before school starts

Since the school year is starting back up again, there are some tips for getting kids’ sleep schedules back on track. Parents say the first few days of getting kids back into the school routine is always the hardest. “There’s a lot of complaining,” Lisa Gedrose of Fargo said. “They always want to stay up later because it’s sunny out…

LIVE: Welcoming Students Back To School

Bruin Ambassadors Give An Enthusiastic Welcome At Fargo South

  Fargo Public Schools start classes today, and they’re starting with a bang at Fargo South. Four dozen Bruin Ambassadors gave students and enthusiastic greeting as they walked in the door for the first day. That includes a human tunnel students got to run through. They’re roaming the school throughout the first two days of school, talking to students and…

Kids Get Free Haircuts at Josef’s School of Hair, Skin and Body

The "Kids for Cuts" event is in collaboration with the Salvation Army

FARGO, N.D. — School is almost back in session, which means parents are prepping their children’s backpacks and lunchboxes. But, the Salvation Army is helping get kids school–ready in a different way. Many say that if you look good, you feel good. “Hair is everything. No matter if you’re a male, female, child, adult, your hair makes your day,” said…

LIVE: One Last Shot, Kids Without Vaccinations Could Be Kept Out Of School

ND Department Of Health Making Push To Get Your Shots Before School Starts

  This back-to-school season don’t forget to get your kids their shots, or else they might be kept out of class. August is National Immunization Awareness Month. The North Dakota Department of Health is making a push to get students vaccinated before they head back to class. Students need vaccines from Kindergarten all the way into High School. And if…

Church Hosts Back-to-School Garage Sale For Teachers

They're Selling Everything from Pencils to Locker Sets

FARGO, N.D. — Back to school supply shopping usually includes markers, pencils and backpacks. But teachers need a little more than that. Now they have somewhere to go without breaking the bank. Atonement Lutheran Church is hosting a garage sale with office supplies, toys and classroom furniture. Prices range from 25 cents for smaller supplies like crayons to 150 dollars…

Bremer Bank Donates 500 Backpacks to United Way’s School Supply Drive

United Way is trying to collect at least 6,000 by August 1st

FARGO, N.D. — Bremer Bank donates 500 backpacks to United Way of Cass–Clay’s School Supply Drive. The bank is giving back as part of its 75th anniversary. The bank has donated 5,500 backpacks overall to United Way locations in North Dakota, Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Fargo–Moorhead employees filled the backpacks in June, personalizing each one with a special note inside…