Education

West Fargo revises enrollment numbers

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – West Fargo Public Schools is reporting a record increase in the number of students for the 2021-2022 school year. The official enrollment is 12,254 students.  That’s an addition of 639 students from last year and an increase of 2,258 students from 2016. West Fargo Public Schools is the 2nd largest school district in North Dakota.  Bismarck…

NW Minnesota lawmakers discuss 2021 legislative session

MINNESOTA (KVRR) — A Minnesota Legislative wrap-up with District 4 legislators discusses actions and support they took during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. “As the COVID-19 pandemic upended many Moorhead businesses, Minnesota State lawmakers discuss the resiliency the community had to come back from difficult times,” DFL State Representative Heather Keeler of Moorhead said. With the Cares Act that…

Senator Tina Smith hopes Minnesota will lead in renewable energy

"As we think about what direction we're going with renewable fuels and clean energy, we can either lead or we can follow."

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – Senator Tina Smith is discussing plans to get Minnesota ahead in helping the nation lead through clean energy. Her plans involve getting the state to lead in a clean energy transition using renewable energy. Smith says the transition will help with the creation of jobs as well as helping keep utility prices stable, while also creating further…

Sanford Health Donates Land & Building In Concordia Partnership

Concordia College President William CraftMOORHEAD, Minn. —  Concordia College President William Craft announcing a partnership with Sanford Health. Sanford is donating the land and building where the 8th Street clinic now stands to Concordia. The college’s School of Health Professions is also being renamed the Sanford Heimarck School of Health Professions. The renovated building will be named the Heimarck Center….

Supt. says Covid-19 is ‘leading to increase of stress & anxiety’ among students

Johnson says that's one of the main reasons why they're determined to keep their school doors open.

NORTH DAKOTA –  Governor Doug Burgum invites educators to discuss the impact of COVID-19 in schools. Although North Dakota continues to break records for the wrong reasons, the governor says their goals continue to be the same. “Protect the vulnerable, ensure hospital capacity, keep kids in school in-person, keep our economy open, that’s what we’ve been about since the beginning…

Minnesota Zoo serves as a getaway destination to help people connect to the outdoors

Virtual resources available to bring outdoor learning into your home

APPLE VALLEY, Minn. – With autumn around for only a little while longer, the Minnesota Zoo in the Twin Cities is the perfect place to escape for a short weekend getaway. Its beautiful fall foliage line the park’s pathways and trails for beautiful outdoor scenery, but most importantly the animals are plentiful. “So, the Minnesota Zoo is a really unique…

Mapleton Kindergarten students send message to nurses

Mapleton Kindergartners reach out to nurses in their community with a message of thanks

MAPLETON, N.D — Kindergarten students in Mapleton are making connections between the letters of the alphabet and nurses in their community. Teacher Kayla Dornfeld is using a program called Kindergarten Bootcamp to teach her students the alphabet. The letter of the day is N, which lead her students to talk about nurses and how they’re helping the community. The class…

John Pence comes to Moorhead for Trump early voting campaign

Pence is also Vice President Mike Pence's nephew .

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign and Mike Pence’s nephew John Pence makes a stop in Moorhead as part of an early voting push in Minnesota. Pence talked with supporters encouraging them to get out and vote as well as to tell their family and friends to cast their ballots. Pence says Trump will continue to put…

North Dakota Superintendent visits with Fargo school cafeteria workers

Kirsten Baesler stopped at Ed Clapp Elementary to see how it's managing lunch time amid the pandemic

FARGO, N.D. — “Education will never be the same system that it was in February of 2020,” says State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler. All aspects of learning have changed because of COVID-19, she says, including the time of day that students typically get to let loose and relax: lunchtime. ” had to do some training,” she explains. “The school lunch people…