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YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties and the West Fargo Public School District Partner to Provide Public Preschool

The program is directed at low–income families

WEST FARGO, N.D.– A partnership between the YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties and the West Fargo Public School District is providing public half–day preschool and day–long care. Beginning in August, 80 children will have the opportunity to begin preschool at YMCA’s Early Childhood Development program. The program is directed at low–income families. YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties says they…

Press, Shoot, Score! A Hidden Gem that is Helping You Relive Your Childhood

Most players have a childhood connection to the silver ball, or memories of a signature pinball wiggle

FARGO, N.D. — Whether you like movies, arcade games, or a night out with the family, this spot in Fargo could be your new favorite place. The unique sport is drawing so many players in. Looking from the outside, the colors and lights are unseen, but behind these walls lies a hidden gem. “There’s 30 different pinball machines here so…

MSUM Spelling Bee Raises Awareness for Cancer Research

Students competed by spelling cancer-related words

MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSUM students put on a spelling bee to raise awareness for cancer research in partnership with a non-profit called With Purpose. “We just want to create awareness in a way that’s fun and that can include kids too without making it too serious, but also making it serious enough,” said Samantha Rushford, With Purpose group leader. That’s why students…

Minnesota Lawmaker Proposes Anti-Vaxx Parents to See Doctor Before Making Final Health Care Decisions

He is introducing a proposal that parents need to visit with a doctor before not vaccinating their children

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — After a measles outbreak over the summer prompted several discussions over childhood vaccinations, a Minnesota lawmaker wants parents to see a doctor before opting to not vaccinate. The Department of Health says nearly 80 people were hit hard with the measles outbreak and State Representative Mike Freiberg says he wants parents who are considering not…

Tea with Royalty: Miss America Cara Mund Visits Sanford Children’s Hospital

She made a stop at Sanford's Children Hospital to have a tea party with some patients

FARGO, ND — Miss America made a stop at Sanford Children’s Hospital to have a tea party with some patients. Each child got to wear her own Miss America crown. They asked North Dakota native, Cara Mund, all kinds of questions, including whether or not she lives in a castle. Mund is serving as the National Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s…

Board of Trustees Tours Jeremiah Program Housing Facility

The two-story building will be home to 20 families which were recommended by social services to take part in the Jeremiah Program

FARGO, ND — The Jeremiah Program prepares single mothers to excel in a career and helps their children to succeed in school. National and local Board of Trustee members toured its campus in Fargo, which opens in January. The two-story building will be home to 20 families which were recommended by social services to take part in the Jeremiah Program….