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“If the Dress Fits” Gives High School Girls Free Prom Dresses

This is the fourth year the organization has given away dresses

MOORHEAD, Minn. — “If the Dress Fits,” a non-profit organization, is making sure all high school girls can have a beautiful dress to go to prom. “Seeing some of these dresses, I’m like, ‘man I wish I had these when I was going to prom.’ I want to try them on and all that kind of stuff so it’s a…

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Brings Hundreds of Eighth Graders to NDSU

They did activities like designing a heart valve replacement simulation

FARGO, N.D. — Hundreds of eighth grade girls visited NDSU and area companies as part of Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. The day is part of a nationwide effort to inspire young women to pursue careers in STEM. “Less than 15 percent to engineers are women. So, we really want to show these girls that there’s a place for them…

Fathers and their Kiddos are Celebrating the Day All About Dad

Dads and their kids got creative when finding ways to celebrate the special day

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a day all about dads and people in our area are out and about saying thank you to their old man. Creative outings in town give dads and their kids a fun way to celebrate. Whether they are eating his favorite meal, playing his go to game or trying something new, these dads are just happy…

Local Students Take Part In National Engineering Week

Middle school students rotated through a variety of activities

FARGO, N.D. — It’s National Engineering Week and several companies teamed up with North Dakota State University to let middle school girls explore the STEM field. Mentors want girls to walk away with an appreciation of what engineering does. “It’s fun, it’s exciting, really anyone can do it,” said Spencer Mindeman, a software engineer taking part in the event. Students rotated…

NDSU Getting More Young Girls Involved in STEM Activities

Girls in kindergarten through second grade made parachutes, safe houses and flashlights

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU engineers are trying to get more girls interested in the industry at a young age. About 12 percent of women are in engineering careers according to Bureau of Labor statistics, but just 11 percent of NDSU’s female students pursue engineering degrees. “In my classes, there will be like two girls and then you really bond with those…

Sioux Falls Man Dies After Attack at House Party, Teen Girls Arrested

Police say the girls, ages 16 and 17, repeatedly punched the 55-year-old man in the head Friday

  SIOUX FALLS, SD — A man attacked by two teenage girls at a party at his house in Sioux Falls has died of his injuries. Police say the girls, ages 16 and 17, repeatedly punched the 55-year-old man in the head Friday. The three were acquainted, but it isn’t clear what motivated the teens to attack the victim. Neighbors…

Two More People Charged in Genital Mutilation Case

A defense attorney claimed this was a religious ritual

1/2 Dr. Fakhruddin Attar Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Dr. Jumana Nagarwala Show Caption Hide Caption DETROIT, Mich. — Two more people are being charged for allegedly performing genital mutilation on two Minnesota girls. Dr. Fakhruddin Attar and his wife, Farida Attar, both of Detroit, have been charged with conspiracy. Authorities said the Attars allowed Dr. Jumana Nagarwala to perform…

Roller Derby: The Action Packed Sport on Wheels Rolls into Fargo

Roller derby is pushing and shoving it's way back to the Fargo Civic Center

FARGO, N.D. — If you’re looking for something other than hockey to do this weekend, we may have just the event for you. Roller Derby has returned to Fargo. “Roller Derby is one of the unique sports in the world today. It’s one of actually the fastest growing sports,” said FM Derby Girls president Samantha Adducci. “It’s an hour long,…

UND Engineering Class Welcomes Grand Forks Eighth Graders

An Engineering Professor encourages young women to explore the benefits of an engineering career

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Engineering students at UND may have noticed some new students in class. Area 8th grade girls got hands on experience with different types of engineering. The tour was led by Society of Women Engineers. The students from five different middle schools in the Grand Forks School District were nominated by their teachers for excelling in math…

School Dating Assignment Shut Down After Mother Takes Action

The mother of a student at Highland High School in Salt Lake City says the assignment is "old-school" thinking

One mother of an 11th grade student at a high school in Salt Lake City, Utah says she is upset after her daughter was given a homework assignment she felt was inappropriate. Jenn Oxborrow’s daughter and other 11th grade students are required to attend the “Adult Roles and Financial Literacy Class” and must complete the course to graduate high school. Their teacher gave them…