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National Book Awards at Concordia Postponed Due to Coronavirus Concerns

A new date for the awards has not been announced.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–The National Book Awards at Concordia College has been postponed due to the coronavirus. The awards were previously scheduled for March 12 and 13, but are now being rescheduled for a later date. The National Book Foundation has advised some of the authors not to travel for coronavirus concerns. Two of the 2019 Nonfiction honorees, Sarah M. Broom and…

Group Hosts Meeting To Discuss The Dangers Of Climate Change

The group is looking at holding another meeting at MSUM in two weeks.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Community members are coming together to raise awareness on the dangers of climate change. Red River Valley Climate Action group met up at Concordia College’s Integrated Science Center. They’re currently planning for Climate Emergency Training in March. The goal is to have a declared climate emergency called in the F-M area before Earth Day. The declaration would…

Concordia Students Talk Food Insecurity During MLK Jr. Day Celebration

According to a recent survey by Concordia, nearly 1/3rd of their students say they've experienced food insecurity within the last year

MOORHEAD, MN – “I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.” Martin Luther King Jr. delivered that message in 1964 as he accepted his Nobel Peace Price. 56 years later, college students of all walks of…

Concordia College Hosts 93rd Annual Christmas Concert

Roughly 20 percent of Concordia's student body sings in the choir

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia College is putting on its 93rd annual Christmas concert. The choir consists of around 400 students. 12,000 people attend every year, making the concert the biggest event on campus. One student singer says it’s hard work leading up to it, but the reactions from those attending make it well worth it. “Sometimes people are just teary-eyed….

Middle schoolers spend day hands deep in brains

Concordia College hosts Fargo-Moorhead BrainSTEM event

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The students took part in hands-on workshops including dissecting sheep brains, building bridges and building structures out of candy. The event aims to give under-represented groups of students inspiration by showing them women and people of color who are STEM professionals. “Our hope with this event is that we can work on reducing that prejudice and bias…

Nearly 2,000 Concordia Students Ready to Start Fall Semester

Classes begin thursday

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Getting through classes in college takes plenty of hard work but so does moving in just to get the year started. Nearly 2,000 students are attending Concordia College in Moorhead this year. Mikal Kenfield, the college’s director of residence life, says a little over half of the students enrolled also live on campus. While some parents…

Former Viking and Concordia College Football Player and Wife Found Dead

Todd County Sheriff Steve Och says they are looking for 22-year old Dylan Bennett, the couple's youngest son.

MINNEAPOLIS, M.N. -Two people found dead in a home in Long Prairie, Minnesota were a former NFL player and his wife. Deputies found Barry and Carol Bennett dead Wednesday afternoon at their home after a 911 call for a welfare check. Barry played in the NFL including one year with the Minnesota Vikings in 1988 and was a defensive lineman…

Cobbers Come Together for Annual Corn Feed

3,500 ears of corn were shucked in preparation for this year's feed.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Before the school year begins at Concordia College every year, there must first be corn. Thousands of people pack the north mall at Concordia in Moorhead for its annual corn feed. Organizers of the event say it’s always a great way for current and incoming students to be better acquainted to the college and their professors. They…

Concordia Sophomore Receives Award for Hunger Relief Efforts Totaling $115,000

19-year-old Lauryn Hinckley is from Bismarck

FARGO, N.D. — When Lauryn Hinckley was nine–years–old, a family caught her eye, but it wasn’t their appearance. “I actually witnessed a young family unable to afford their groceries at a local grocery store in my hometown of Bismarck. That wasn’t ok with me. It just did not sit right. I kept telling my mom ‘we need to do something,’”…

Leaders in Higher Education Share Vision for Students

Colleges and universities discussed importance of building a strong workforce in our region

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Leaders in higher education come together to discuss the vision for their students with the Chamber’s Eggs and Issues event. Representatives from MSUM, M State, NDSU, Concordia College and NDSCS touched on building a strong workforce in our region. Topics centered on providing an easy way for students to transfer and making class times flexible, especially for…