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Famous Photographer R. J. Kern Opens Exhibit At Plains Art Museum

R.J. Kern's work is called "The Unchosen."

FARGO, N.D. — A famous American photographer is showcasing one of his latest exhibits at the Plains Art Museum that has roots in the Midwest. R. J. Kern’s work is called “The Unchosen.” It’s about the honors and efforts of animals and their handlers who came in last place at 10 Minnesota county fairs. Kern says the artwork showcases the…

Former Colorado Officer Teaches Self-Defense Techniques at Fargo YMCA

He wants both men and women to know they can fight back from an attack

FARGO, N.D. — A retired Colorado officer is looking to teach people in the F–M area how to act fast when they’re in danger. Michael Jamison is teaching a self–defense class at the YMCA in downtown Fargo. He is teaching people moves they need to make to protect themselves from attackers. Jamison says his goal is to empower people and realize…

Burning at Orangetheory Fitness for Derrick Jacobs; How the Community is Honoring Him One Year Later

Hearts were heavy on January 6th of 2018...but one year later, the right kinds of celebrations are in place for Derrick Jacobs

FARGO, N.D. — One year ago, Derrick Jacobs of Fargo took his own life. Now 365 days later, friends and family are working out together to honor his memory. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen shows us how Orangetheory is more than just a work out. Hearts were heavy on January 6th of 2018…but one year later, the right kinds of celebrations are…

Biggest Class in 5 Years Moves into Concordia with the Help of President Craft

The biggest class in recent years is also one of the most diverse with students from 19 countries and almost all 50 states

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia College is moving in its largest freshman class in five years. But students and parents aren’t the only ones lugging heavy items up and down the stairs. President William Craft went from dorm to dorm helping new students and introducing them to the campus. The biggest class in recent years is also one of the most…

Class of 2022 Wraps of Welcome Week with Some Bison Traditions to Kick off the School Year

The class lined up so their bodies formed the letters NDSU while a picture was taken from the top of a building

FARGO, N.D. — Welcome week celebrations are wrapping up at NDSU and the class of 2022 took their signature NDSU picture. The class lined up so their bodies formed the letters NDSU while a picture was taken from the top of a building. For the last time as a class, students heard from the student body president and vice president…

Women Learn to Defend Themselves Physically and Mentally

She says when women learn these new skills; it gives them the confidence to stand up for themselves

FARGO, N.D. — MPX Fitness is teaching women how to defend themselves in case they feel threatened or in danger. Mariah Prussia, the owner, says it’s important to realize these classes aren’t about fighting; they are about knowing physical moves or ways to get out of an uncomfortable position. She says when women learn these new skills; it gives them…

Third Graders Perform at One Million Cups

They sang about subjects they learned throughout the school year

FARGO, N.D. — Third graders from Clara Barton Elementary got to show off what they’ve learned this school year by singing songs for the community. The songs covered a variety of subjects, from literacy to geography to social studies. Kids in Cheryl Bombenger’s class researched each of the topics they sang about as they learned them throughout the school year. The…

Incoming West Fargo Superintendent Talks District Challenges

Beth Slette is no stranger to the school district

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo Schools has hired Beth Slette to be the next superintendent. “The process of interviewing for superintendent was very overwhelming to me. So the process of finding out that I was being offered the position was very humbling and exciting,” she said. Slette is no stranger to the West Fargo school district. She’s been with them…

New Superintendent of Fargo Public Schools Selected

Rupak Gandhi will start his new job in July

FARGO, N.D. — After a week of interviewing finalists, Fargo Public Schools unanimously voted to hire Rupak Gandhi as the next superintendent. “I’m over the moon. I’m just so energized and exhilarated to be here,” Gandhi said. “My wife and I— to be honest— we were in tears this morning, because we’re so passionate about moving our family to Fargo and…

MSUM Seeing Boost in Enrollment

The official fall semester enrollment at the university stands at 6,019

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSUM is getting an enrollment boost from freshmen and graduate students. The official fall semester enrollment at the university stands at 6,019. That is up nearly two percent from last fall. The gains are credited to a 21 percent increase in graduate students and a 2.5 percent increase in new entering freshmen. Almost 24 percent of…