College

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…

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…

BBB Gives Tips on Managing Students’ Online Reputations

Social media can have big impact on students down the line

Social media can have a big impact on students when it comes time to apply to college or for a job. The Better Business Bureau has some tips. They say it’s a good idea for kids to consider what a future employer can find on their social media accounts before making a post. Making them private is also encouraged, though…

“I’m Moving Out” NDSU Students Are Saying Goodbye to Parents And Hello College At Move-In Day

FARGO N.D-It’s moving time. “It’s our unofficial kickoff to the fall so although the calendar says it’s summer, it’s where the small semester starts,” Said Director of Resident Life Rian Nostrum. With hundreds of new kids trying to navigate their big day, a lot of planning goes into it. “So we literally take streets, and we make them one way…

MN State Chancellor Promotes Millions of Dollars in Scholarships Available in Moorhead Visit

MOORHEAD, Minn. – The Chancellor of the Minnesota State system stops by M State in Moorhead to tout a scholarship program for students looking for jobs in high demand areas. In the latest legislative session, $7 million was added to the program. It looks to combat the state’s workforce shortage in fields like healthcare, I.T., manufacturing and agriculture. “If the…

Five Women Take Reunion Trip to Fargo to Celebrate 50 Years of Friendship

They've done a reunion every year for the past five years

FARGO, N.D. –Five women who call themselves the “1972 Sistas” truly embody what it means to be lifelong friends. The ladies graduated from Mankato State College in 1972. “One bedroom, three sets of bunk beds, so that’s where the humor really developed,” Alice Foster said. They haven’t seen each other until five years ago. Now, they do a reunion in…

Fargo College Student Starts Clothing Line to Spread Kindness

Emma Bartelson got the idea after starting an Instagram page for thrift shopping

FARGO, N.D. — A college sophomore is doing the most Fargo thing ever: spreading some kindness. But she’s using clothing to do it. Emma Bartelson started an Instagram page last June called “Happyfindz” after everyone kept asking her where she found such great thrift store finds. With more than 7,000 followers, Bartelson has now started a clothing line with one…

“Operation Intern” Offers Matching Funds To North Dakota Employers

Employers can receive up to $4,000 in matching funds by taking on high school and college interns

BISMARCK, ND — If you have a business in North Dakota and need some help this summer you might want to check into “Operation Intern” from the state Department of Commerce. Employers can receive up to $4,000 in matching funds by taking on high school and college interns. The program’s primary focus is employers in energy, advanced manufacturing, value-added agriculture, tourism…