Education

LIVE: Minnesota Legislative Recap With Sens. Kupec & Rasmusson

Abortion. Gun control. Marijuana. Taxes. Education. A budget surplus. The Minnesota legislature tackled all that and more in a busy session.

Abortion. Gun control. Marijuana. Taxes. Education. A budget surplus. The Minnesota legislature tackled all that and more in a busy session. The legislative session wrapped up this week, and local lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are telling us how they think the big changes will impact people in our region. DFL State Senator Rob Kupec of Moorhead says…

Senate bill in ND legislature focuses on parents’ fundamental rights

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — A bill in the North Dakota legislature focuses on parents’ rights, education and consenting medical treatment for their children. The Senate bill would let parents direct the education, moral and religious training of their child. Parents are free to opt out of any school curriculum if they feel it threatens their family values. Supporters say it’s…

Jamestown Teacher Facing Drug Charges Resigns

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) — Jamestown School Board has accepted the resignation of Amy Tarno. The high school business education teacher and assistant volleyball coach is charged with a felony, eight misdemeanors, and a criminal infraction following a police search of her home. According to the complaint, Tarno admitted she had meth and marijuana in her basement, and she and her…

Local education leaders address staffing shortages

Educators across the F-M area took part in the Chamber's monthly Eggs and Issues panel.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — F-M area education leaders address pressing issues on staffing shortages and other potential improvements across education. They talked about how education and businesses respond to workforce demands and what needs to be done to meet current and future needs. Dr. Denise Jonas, the Director at Cass County Career and Technical Education, says there are things employers…

Dakota Girls & Boys Ranch to use Kiwanis grant to renovate Dakota Memorial School

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The Kiwanis Club of Fargo awards the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch with a $2,500 grant. It will help renovate and furnish their library and media center at Dakota Memorial School The school educates students with complex learning needs due to psychiatric, behavioral, social/emotional, and trauma challenges. “The kids use this area for their library. They…

Student Loan Debt Relief Could Be Announced as Early As Wednesday

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It looks like The White House may tie student loan debt relief to an income threshold. Sources say the Biden Administration is leaning towards canceling up to $10,000 in student loan debt for every borrower, but they have to earn less than $125,000 a year. President Biden’s plan could be announced as soon as Wednesday. Sources also…

Hepola introduces Pelican Rapids native Dr. Uselman as running mate

Perham native Cory Hepola, an independent candidate running for governor, introduces Pelican Rapids native Dr. Tamara Uselman as his running mate.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – The Forward Party team strives to change the landscape of education in the state. “We have an outdated educational model here in Minnesota. We are trying to prepare our kids for 2023 and beyond by using a 20th century educational model. It’s broken, it’s in need of holistic changes. Someone from the outside to say ‘Here’s…

Minnesota House Democrats want $1.15 billion more for education

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota House Democratic majority has proposed spending $1.15 billion of the state‚Äôs $9.25 billion budget surplus on education. The plan emphasizes mental health supports, special education and English language learners. It draws a sharp contrast with Senate Republicans who want to cut taxes by $3.4 billion while spending $30 million more on schools. The big…