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Cobbers in Action Creating More Smiles, Giving Back to Community With Babb’s Buyout

the organization bought $400 worth of coffee for customers at Babb's Coffee House

  FARGO, N.D. — There’s nothing that creates more smiles quite like free coffee. That’s why Concordia’s Cobbers in Action bought $400 worth of coffee for customers at Babb’s Coffee this afternoon. The club was formed about a year and a half ago at the college to spread a little more kindness throughout the community. But students in the organization are…

World Famous Mime Bill Bowers Shows Off His Skills in Moorhead

Bill Bowers travels around the world to showcase his miming skills

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A world–renowned mime racked up the laughs while teaching others about his craft at Concordia College. Bill Bowers trained under Marcel Marceau and has been performing as a mime for several years. His show featured some physical storytelling, some acts centered around music, and even some lip–syncing. His goal is not only to create a legendary night, but…

Concordia College Celebrates MLK’s Life and Legacy on 36th Remembrance

They chose speakers they believe Martin Luther King Jr. would stand behind

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Students at Concordia spent the day honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. When Shontarius Aikens grew up, it was his mother who taught him what it means to really be fearless. “I was the only African American one the baseball team. I was pretty much the only one at things and I definitely had fear…

Lighting Lanterns to Remember Former Barnesville Coach, Concordia Basketball Player Killed in Crash 1 Year Ago

BARNESVILLE, Minn. – Barnesville community members lit up the sky for 28-year-old Jaynie Halvorson Wednesday night. She was taken from them exactly a year ago, killed in a car accident. Halvorson was a basketball and volleyball coach at Barnesville High School. Those who were close with her say lighting the lanterns were not meant to reflect on their loss but instead…

Elementary Students Present Community Hunger Research

The presentations centered on topics such as food waste, emergency food pantries, and food nutrition

WEST FARGO, N.D. – Fourth graders at Washington Elementary are taking hunger food research into their own hands. Students and their Concordia College mentors presented their displays at West Fargo’s Family Fare. Each group of students spent more than two months researching ways to combat hunger in the community. The presentations centered on topics such as food waste, emergency food…

Polling sites will return to MSUM and Concordia

MOORHEAD, MINN. (KFGO) – The Moorhead City Council has voted 6-2 to return polling sites to the campuses of Concordia College and Minnesota State University Moorhead. The council took heat from students and others after changing those voting locations earlier this year. Some claimed the new locations caused “mass confusion” and criticism from students who said the change made it…

Plains Art Museum Celebrates 20 Years of Concerts Bringing Holiday Cheer

Noon concerts are meant to help get people into the museum

FARGO, N.D. — A holiday tradition at the Plains Art Museum means people can stop by on their lunch break for three weeks of free concerts. The museum started putting on their noon holiday concerts 20 years ago. Monday through Thursday, you can find a different musician playing some of your holiday favorites in the noon hour. The concerts help get…

Concordia Students Discuss America’s Future Post-Midterm Elections

they have the political cafes so they have a platform

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia students discuss America’s future now that the midterm elections are over. That includes the divide between the House and the Senate, voter turnout and how it all specifically impacts North Dakota and Minnesota. In the past, students have held political cafes to discuss how people communicate across the political divide and to talk about Russian politics. They…

Secret Service Agent To Receive Rough Rider Award

Hill is perhaps best known for being in the motorcade when President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas in 1963.

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFGO) – Former Secret Service agent and author Clint Hill is the 44th recipient of North Dakota’s Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award, the state’s highest commendation. Hill is perhaps best known for being in the motorcade when President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas in 1963. He is the agent famously seen in movies and photos jumping on the…