Need a Gift for Your Millennial? Think Student Loan Payment

The average monthly payment comes out to be about $350

  NATIONAL — Are you wondering what to get the millennial in your life for Christmas? Consider picking up the tab of one of their student loan payments. A new survey by the Student Loan Report states nearly 70 percent of borrowers want a loan payment this holiday season instead of that high-tech gadget or gift card. In another survey,…

Minnesota Speaker of the House Talks to MSUM, Concordia Students

Kurt Daudt says he wanted to let college students know the important role they can take in politics

MOORHEAD, Minn. —┬áMinnesota Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt is in town to talk with MSUM and Concordia students about why they should get involved in politics. Daudt says it’s important for him to let college students know the important role they can play in politics. He says he will help students get in touch with elected officials whether they…

NDSU Getting More Young Girls Involved in STEM Activities

Girls in kindergarten through second grade made parachutes, safe houses and flashlights

FARGO, N.D. —┬áNDSU engineers are trying to get more girls interested in the industry at a young age. About 12 percent of women are in engineering careers according to Bureau of Labor statistics, but just 11 percent of NDSU’s female students pursue engineering degrees. “In my classes, there will be like two girls and then you really bond with those…

Concordia College Works to End the Mental Health Stigma

Intramural volleyball players began a week of events for Mental Health Awareness Week

MOORHEAD, Minn — Students at Concordia College are serving up a week of ways to end the stigma of mental health. Their intramural volleyball teams kicked off the schools series of events for Mental Health Awareness Week. Leaders of the initiative said this and tomorrow’s yoga classes are ways to discuss how mental and physical health intertwine. They said they’re…

Community Starts Online Fundraiser After Arthur’s Barn is Destroyed by Fire

The celebrated venue holds decades of memories from dances to concerts

ARTHUR, ND — An iconic venue for dances and concerts in rural Cass County has burned to the ground. Arthur’s Barn, formerly known as Johnson’s barn, is considered a total loss. Flames engulfed a popular destination filled with memories of good times just after 1:30 this afternoon. “It’s just really sad,” said Dawn Moore who lives near the barn. “Part…

MSUM Celebrates Homecoming With Block Party

Live music, inflatable games, balloon artists, and free food are just come of the events offered to the community

MOORHEAD, Minn. — School Spirit is in the air as MSUM is celebrating homecoming at their block party! There is no shortage on fun on the campus mall. Live music, inflatable games, balloon artists, and free food are just some of the events offered to the community. Whether you are a current student, an alumni or just a member of…

#1 Ranked VCSU Sets Enrollment Record

School officials said 1,522 students are enrolled

VALLEY CITY, ND — It’s a record-setting fall semester for Valley City State University. School officials said 1,522 students are enrolled, which breaks the enrollment record set last fall of 1,452 students. President Tisa Mason says the percentage of students who return for their second year has increased each of the last five years. VCSU was recently ranked the “No….

The Dangers of Binge Drinking in College

"It makes you remember that you're out to have fun but at the same time you're not out to hurt yourself or anyone else"

FARGO, ND — Taking that extra drink or shot can turn deadly. “In the long run it’s the life we are trying to save,” said Don Martin, the Operations Manager with FM Ambulance. College students tend to binge drink and think more about the moment than the consequences. “What happens with college age they are playing drinking games, doing initiations,…

With Death of Burnsville Teen, NDSU Students Reflect on Social Choices

Devin's school is also offering support to his fellow classmates

FARGO, ND — A teen who was found unresponsive at an NDSU dorm on Sunday and was later pronounced dead has been identified as 17-year-old Devin Delaney of Burnsville, Minnesota. A spokesperson for the family says Devin was passionate about hockey and lacrosse at his high school. He says the family is devastated and asking for privacy. A GoFundMe account…

Valley City High School Placed in Lockdown After Spotting Suspicious Male

Authorities say Bergenheier was told by school staff that a college career day was not open to the public

VALLEY CITY, ND — Valley City High School went into a brief lockdown after a suspicious male entered the school. Police arrested 20-year-old Lucas Bergenheier of Valley City for criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. Authorities say Bergenheier was told by school staff that a college career day was not open to the public. A short time later he was seen…