Wacky Science at Barnes and Noble

The session focused on how kids can use household items for experiments of their own

FARGO, ND — As a kid, there is a lot to learn and Barnes and Noble is giving kids of all ages an opportunity to explore and experiment right in the store. Every Wednesday and Saturday morning, the bookstore is providing an activity, book reading and a coloring session about a new topic. Today’s topic was on wacky science. The…

Health Officials are Promoting HIV Awareness Across the Valley

A public education session was held giving the facts behind HIV

FARGO, N.D. — State health officials said there are misconceptions about HIV, even though the disease has been around for more than 30 years. The North Dakota Department of Health and Family HealthCare held public education sessions to promote HIV awareness. They put up presentations teaching about how to prevent STD’s. After the event, opportunities for a Q&A opened up….

Minnesota Lawmakers Struggling to Salvage Budget Deal

It remains unclear how long it will take the Legislature to finish

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s legislative leaders are searching for how to salvage a special session to finish a two-year, $46 billion budget. They worked around the clock Tuesday and it took a toll on some lawmakers as you can see when you watch the video. The Legislature missed another deadline this morning as they blew through a self-imposed goal…

No Budget Deal Yet: Minnesota Lawmakers Have Until Midnight

Both sides are trying to avoid the first government shut down since 2011

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota legislative session ends at midnight and there is still no agreement on the budget. Both sides have agreed to make changes to original proposals, but divisions remain on what areas to focus on within the nearly $46 billion budget bill. Republicans favor returning much of a $1.6 billion surplus in the form of…

ND Department of Health Holding HIV Education Forums

Health officials recommend every person be tested for HIV at least once in their lifetime, regardless of risk factors

  NORTH DAKOTA — The North Dakota Department of Health is teaming up with Family HealthCare to help communities across the state understand more about HIV. Organizers of the public forums say they want the public to be educated on the most current information on HIV transmission and treatment, as well as understanding the ways you can prevent and stop…

North Dakota Students Face Tuition Increases

Students at NDSU's Pharmacy school will see a rise of five percent

  NORTH DAKOTA — Some students in North Dakota will see a rise in college tuition. Undergraduates at the 11 state college campuses can expect to pay four percent more. Tuition at the UND Law School is going up by nine percent. Students at NDSU’s Pharmacy school will see a rise of five percent. The chair of the State Board…

Minnesota Author, Illustrator Visits with Eagles Elementary Students

Anderson has illustrated more than 20 children's books and wrote 7 of his own

FARGO, N.D. — Imagine getting paid to make things up for a living. That’s what author and illustrator Derek Anderson says is the best part of his job. Students at Eagles Elementary School in Fargo heard how the Minneapolis based author turned his creativity into a career. Anderson has illustrated more than 20 children’s books and wrote seven of his…

Twin Cities High School Teacher Arrested for Sexual Communications with Student

The school district said they received a complaint about Akervik last Saturday and immediately began an investigation

BURNSVILLE, Minn. — A high school teacher in the Twin Cities has been arrested on suspicion of having explicit electronic communications with a student. Officers arrested Erik Akervik, a music teacher at Burnsville High School, at the school on Monday morning. The school district said they received a complaint about Akervik last Saturday and immediately began an investigation. Police were…

Maple Valley School District Holds Voter Education Meeting on School Bond Proposal

If the bond passes, Oriska and Buffalo school buildings would be gradually shut down while an expansion is made on Tower City's school

TOWER CITY, N.D. — People living in the Maple Valley School District are learning about an upcoming school bond vote. Previous bonds have been voted down three times, most recently last September. On April 25th, voters will be asked to decide a $14.3 million school bond to shut down two schools and expand the third into a larger K-through-12 facility….

Fargo Public School Names Teacher of the Year

Leah Juelke wins teacher of the year for Fargo Public School District

FARGO, N.D. — The award for Fargo Public School Teacher of the Year goes to…Leah Juelke. The surprise announcement was made during a school fire drill assembly. Juelke is an alumnus of Fargo Public Schools and began teaching as an English Learners Language Arts Instructor in the district in 2013. Her selection as teacher of the year was based on…