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North Dakota To Finish 2nd Round of Long-Term Care COVID-19 Testing

Will Be First State In the Nation To reach That milestone

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota is leading the nation in testing it’s long-term care population. A second round of testing all staff and residents will be finished by Friday, making the state the first in the nation to reach that milestone. “Seven days out of the first 14 days in June, we had zero new cases in the state of…

ND Colleges Receive Second Half of Cares Act Funding

The U.S. Department of Education awarded a total of $11,438,044 to North Dakota colleges and universities.

NORTH DAKOTA–The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the second half of funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act to colleges and universities in North Dakota. The funding was awarded to higher education institutions to fund IT programs which support remote learning. The U.S. Department of Education awarded a total of $11,438,044 to North Dakota colleges and…

Minnesota Lawmaker Calls for Refunds for College Student Housing Expenses

COVID-19 has forced most institutions to go to “distance learning.”

ST.PAUL, MINN, – State Representative Pat Garofalo of Farmington is introducing a bill that would require Minnesota colleges and universities to refund 90 percent of students’ unused room and board expenses. COVID-19 has forced most institutions to go to “distance learning.” Garofalo says some students are getting as little as half of what they paid, and it would be wrong…

University of Minnesota Suspends In-Person Instruction Amid COVID-19 Concerns

Students to stay home and continue with classes online.

MINNEAPOLIS–The University of Minnesota is suspending in-person instruction at its five campuses due to concerns over COVID-19. In an email to students, officials said the university is moving to online instruction through at least April 1. Students on the Morris and Crookston campuses will have in-person classes through Friday, March 13. Spring Break will be extended on the Duluth, Rochester…

Concordia College Students Talks LGBTQ Issues At Gender Matters Expo

The topics ranged from sexual violence, discrimination and LGBTQ issues.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Students and staff packed into Firda Nilsen Lounge to talk about gender issues in the community. The topics ranged from sexual violence, discrimination and LGBTQ issues. “The issues that are very real gender affects our material lives and to help identify and continue to make people’s lives better,” Co-director, Women’s & Gender Studies Karla Knutson said. Allie…

Students Attend MSUM Preview Day

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Potential MSUM students are given a taste of the college experience as part of the universities Preview Day. 60 students were taken on a tour of the campus and dorms. They had the opportunity to meet faculty and department directors to discuss what their future in the program would look like. They also learned about student service…

Merger of Five Iron Range Colleges Approved

The colleges have a combined enrollment of about 2,900 full-time students.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Five colleges on Minnesota’s Iron Range hit by declining enrollment in recent years plan to merge. Minnesota State higher education system trustees endorsed the merger of the Northeast Higher Education District schools Wednesday in an unanimous vote. The colleges, which have a combined enrollment of about 2,900 full-time students, share a president and some services. Despite the cooperation…

Twenty Below Coffee To Open Moorhead Doors In Spring

Twenty Below Coffee shop will be opening up it's doors to customers this upcoming spring.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead is just a couple months away from adding a new local coffee shop to it’s downtown area. Twenty Below Coffee shop will be opening up it’s doors to customers this upcoming spring. The shop which is located in Comstock Commons on 8th Street South will be the 2nd location in the F-M area. The owner says…

Minnesota ACT Scores Outperform Participating States

About 95% of Minnesota's graduating seniors took the test.

MINNEAPOLIS–Minnesota hangs on to its top spot for student scores on the ACT college entrance exam in states where nearly all high school seniors take the test. According to test results released Wednesday, Minnesota students had a composite score of 21.4 out of a possible 36. It’s about the same as last year’s state average when students scored 21.3. The…

Walz Considering Legislation to Pay College Athletes

Walz says college athletics is a multi-billion dollar business and athletes should have a right to agent representation.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz says he’s willing to look at legislation that would allow college athletes in Minnesota to hire agents and make money off endorsements, like the law signed in California. Walz says he’s always been fairly uncomfortable with NCAA rules that prohibit athletes from earning endorsements. California’s first-in-the-nation law is cast as an attempt to bring more…