Education

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…

Parent and Family Resource Centers Helps Families Dealing With Changes From COVID-19

The classes are being offered online

FARGO, N.D. — The Parenting and Family Resource Center is a new way for families having trouble with COVID-19 to get help. The center provides educational programs for parents with kids of all ages to help families succeed. The center is a part of the NDSU Extension program in Fargo.. The classes are being offered online. Staff say the services…

DFL State House candidates discuss race to represent Moorhead, Oakport Township

The primary is on Tuesday and whoever wins will go against Republican Edwin Hahn in November.

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Heather Keeler is a native of Lake Andes, South Dakota and is the vice chair of the Moorhead Human Rights Commission. She says growing up not seeing people who look like her in positions of power inspired her to take matters into her own hands. “I need to have the courage to step up. We need to…

NDSU Helping People Return To School With Degree Completion Program

Potential students are offered the option to choose between online and in-person schooling depending on their needs.

FARGO,N.D. — In an uncertain economy NDSU is offering new ways for people to get back to school. The school is offering a degree completion program for adults with college credits who are looking to finish their degree. Potential students are offered the option to choose between online and in-person schooling depending on their needs. Staff say having the extra…

Public Encouraged to Complete Survey about Federal Education Aid

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler is asking the public for suggestions about how to use the federal education aid recently approved by Congress. The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction has $3.1 million in discretionary federal aid on top of $30.06 million in federal grants to distribute to school districts. A survey is available on the NDDPI’s website…

Fargo Public Schools Announces Discovery Middle School Principal

FARGO, N.D.–Fargo Public Schools has named Amy Herrick as principal of Discovery Middle School. Herrick has worked for Fargo Public Schools since 2002 and has been assistant principal at Discovery Middle School since 2013. She has a Master of Science degree in Education Leadership and a Bachelor of Science degree in K-12 Art Education from Minnesota State University Moorhead. While…

Ada-Borup Band Teacher And Students Puts Together Graduation Song For Seniors

Tuttle says he and his 27 students worked together over multiple days practicing and sending in video digitally to help craft a graduation song for the class of 2020.

ADA, Minn. — As the school year nears it’s close for seniors Ada-Borup, the school’s band director who’s seen two decades worth of seniors walk through his doors wanted to make sure this class wouldn’t be forgotten. “So my take was to take these performances, these videos they uploaded putting them together so in a way we can kind of…