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How the West Fargo Park District Transforms Local Arena into Pumpkin Patch

Not only do families get to pick them out, but they get to bring them inside to decorate

WEST FARGO, N.D. — What better way to get into the fall spirit than picking pumpkins right in your neighborhood? The West Fargo Park District is bringing the farm style pumpkin patch and hay barrels to Veterans Memorial Arena. Not only do families get to pick them out, but they get to bring them inside to decorate. Many of the…

Fargo Park District Hosts Annual Fall Festival

The festival offers games and activities for the entire family to enjoy

FARGO–Fargo Park District is getting festive for the fall season with its annual Fall Festival. This is the 20th year Fargo Park District is hosting its annual Fall Festival. The festival offers games and activities for the entire family to enjoy. If you purchase an activity pass, you can participate in activities such as pumpkin decorating and horse-drawn carriage rides….

Store Offers Discount Wall to Help Teachers Shop for School Supplies

Art & Learn has a discount section

FARGO, N.D. — It may be summer but teachers still have to get school supplies for the fall. Art & Learn is a store in Fargo at the corner of 13th Avenue South and University Drive, which only sells school supplies and décor. Although they can’t discount everything in the store, owners say they do have a 75 percent off section….

UND Students Select New “Fighting Hawks” Mascot

Students were asked to select one of three designs composed by Rickabaugh Graphics of Ohio

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND has revealed its new mascot. The “Fighting Hawks” mascot was chosen by students through a special election this week. Students were asked to select one of three designs composed by Rickabaugh Graphics of Ohio. Funding for the design came from private donations. The mascot will make its debut in the fall. It’s expected to be…

Shoveling Snow: Know Your Risks

When you are shoveling, go slow, dress in layers and over your mouth, head and neck from the cold weather

NATIONAL — When it comes to shoveling snow, it’s important to remember there is a right way and a potentially harmful way. Doctors say shoveling snow causes significant strain on the body and if you have not been physically active throughout the year, it can put you at risk for many conditions. The activity can cause an increase in blood…

Getting SAD: Behind Seasonal Affective Disorder

A look at Seasonal Depression

Cloudy skies, snow, and frigid wind chills make it perfect weather for people to stay indoors, but seeing that weather from the inside can sometimes make people SAD with Seasonal Affective Disorder. SAD is a seasonal depression that occurs to people across the country, usually in the fall and winter, but sometimes can occur in the spring. Dr. Swati Dhankikar,…

Area Colleges Prepare for Graduation Ceremonies

Winter commencement ceremonies will be held this week at NDSU, UND and MSUM

  REGIONAL — Hundreds of students are getting an early Christmas gift: a college degree. Winter commencement ceremonies will be held this week at NDSU, UND and MSUM. This year, 657 students will participate in NDSU’s winter commencement on Friday at 2 p.m. in the Sanford Health Athletic Complex. UND will hold three commencement ceremonies for the more than 850…

Starbucks Unveils Zombie Frappuccino for Halloween

The Zombie Frappuccino is here

  NATIONAL — If you went bananas over Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino, then wait until you get a load of their special drink for Halloween. The Zombie Frappuccino is here. It’s made of tart apple and caramel flavored Frappuccino crème and topped with red mocha drizzle and pink whipped cream, that looks like a fluffy brain. The flavor is inspired by…

City of Fargo Prepping for First Snowfall of the Season

Staff at Fargo Public Works are checking the equipment and getting it prepared for the first snow of the season

FARGO, ND — With the possibility of snow falling in the Metro, it also means a higher chance of danger on the roads. After a summer of warm days and beautiful sunshine, it is time to embrace a true North Dakota winter. “Early fall snow storms can catch anybody off guard,” said Mark Williams, who is with Fargo Public Works. Williams…