competition

Top End Dragways Drifts Into Competition With Adrenaline

The drifting track was added to the racecourse last year

  GLYNDON, Minn. — Glyndon’s Top End Dragways is drifting into September with plenty of adrenaline. The track’s drifting coordinator says it’s like figure skating with cars. Drifting is becoming one of the fastest growing motorsports in the country. Nearly 30 drivers raced on the track this weekend. “It’s easy to get into drifting. Your car doesn’t have to be…

Potato Days Brings Community Together, Becomes Part of Family Traditions

A father and son will compete against each other in the potato throwing contest next year

BARNESVILLE, Minn. — Potato Days has become a family tradition for many. Justin Camperud is an eight-time winner of the potato throwing contest. His tips? “Balance. Make sure you throw with both arms, not try to one hand it. A lot of people try to tip it the long way and try to push it with one hand as opposed…

Sheyenne Red River Rodeo Draws Hundreds of Student Competitors Across the Region

Students from North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Montana are taking part

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Get your cowboy hat and spurs on and get ready for a tradition that’s been going on for more than 40 years. The Sheyenne Red River Rodeo is hosting their 44th annual high school rodeo. They’ve been doing a junior high rodeo for 14 years as well. About 500 horses are involved with the event. Over 300…

Select Students Put Their Knowledge to the Test at Park Christian Spelling Bee

20 Park Christian School students competed in this year's spelling bee

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Students at Park Christian School are putting their spelling knowledge to the test by competing in the school’s 2019 spelling bee. The students took a preliminary test in order to be eligible for the spelling bee. After narrowing the list down, 20 fourth through eighth graders participated in the competition. A faculty member at the school says…

14 Brave Students Compete in Eggnog Chugging Contest

Contestants try to chug a quart of eggnog

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Fourteen brave students signed up to compete in quite the competition to get in the holiday spirit: Park Christian’s annual eggnog chugging contest. Whoever can chug one quart of eggnog the fastest is the winner. Other students cheered the contestants on as they downed the drink as fast as they could. The Student Council organized the event to…

Maintenance Technicians Putting Their Skills to the Test: Can They Beat the Clock?

Work can become second nature...for these guys twisting and turning is almost natural

FARGO, N.D. — Work can become second nature…for these guys twisting and turning is almost natural. But what happens when they try to beat the clock? “When they did their practice rounds they were a lot quicker and not used to having everybody cheer them on,” said Jamie Hager, with the Greater Red River Apartment Association. It’s the first time…

Teams Create Public Safety Programming in 24-Hour Hackathon

Programmers of all levels could compete

FARGO, N.D. — Hackers gathered to put their skills to the test and create something… all under deadline pressure. Six teams competed by building a computer program based on public safety. They can use tools like data sets and programming interfaces. The challenge is done in 24 hours, and top competitors will get prizes. It’s not necessary to be a master…

Miss America Organization Says “Bye Bye Bikinis”, Gets Rid of Swimsuit Competition

They also changed the name of the competition and changed the ruled for the evening gown competition

  ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Sydney Hella has been competing in pageants for years and says it’s what has challenged her and given her the confidence to become the woman she is now. That includes learning to walk across a stage in a bikini and heels for judges, despite having what she says isn’t your “typical pageant body.” “I’m a…

Drone Racing is Taking Flyers to New Heights with the Fargo-Moorhead Quad Squad

That's how flyers feel when they are 20 feet in the air, whizzing 80 miles an hour

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Whether you enjoy thrill seeking adventure or looking down from tree top heights, drone racing could be your new favorite sport. This one of a kind experience is taking flyers to a new level. “They’re excited; it’s fun, it’s exhilarating, adrenaline rush,” said Tony Bjerke, the President of the Fargo Moorhead Quad Squad. That’s how flyers feel…

Local Businesses Go Head-to-Head in Tenth Annual Chamber Corporate Cup

52 businesses and 750 employees gather at MSUM's Nemzek Fieldhouse

MOORHEAD, Minn. — It was not quite a normal day at the office for several workers across the metro. “Well, our goal is to really just get to know all of our co–workers on a personal level. We get to have fun outside of our work setting,” said Sam Callahan of Anytime Fitness. Employees from 52 companies including Goldmark, Anytime Fitness,…