Poison Prevention Week: Keeping Children Out of Danger

Many poisonous items in our home may look appealing to a child

FARGO, N.D. — To a young child, medication can look like candy and cleaning supplies can look like apple juice. It’s National Poison Prevention week. Health professionals say if kids can move, they are at risk for putting something dangerous in their mouths. Last year, more than 5,000 poison exposure calls were made to the Minnesota Poison Center, the same…

Safe Kids: Keeping Children Safe from Accidental Injury in the Home

A group of social workers is set to teach younger parents about keeping their kids safe

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Safe Kids educators say keeping small children from accidental injury involves more than storing cleaning fluids out of reach. It’s why a team of social workers and home visitors are getting the tools they need to educate younger parents across the valley. A child care specialist said more kids are getting accidentally poisoned by prescription medication…

Downtown Fargo Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

The St. Patrick's Day parade took over downtown Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — The Irish spirit was felt all throughout downtown Fargo. For Timothy O’Leary, there are only four words to describe the atmosphere. “Very festive and happy,” said Timothy O’Leary. St. Patrick’s Day isn’t until next Friday, but those in the F-M area say it’s never too early to get your Irish on. “It’s cold, but people are loving…

Raging Red Band Festival at NDSU

Bands across the region are competing in the Raging Red Band Festival

FARGO, N.D. — Trumpet players are blasting their horns at NDSU for the next couple of days. At least 31 high school bands from North Dakota and Minnesota are competing in the 5th annual Raging Red Band Festival. Each band has the opportunity to perform in a professional performance space and receive a clinic session with a music educator. At the…

New Bill Introduced in Minnesota Turns “Snow Days” into “School Days” for Students

Minnesota Legislators are hoping to replace snow days with 'e-learning' days

MINNESOTA — Students in Minnesota may want to take advantage of any upcoming snow days before they’re over with for good. Sleeping in, building snowmen or having play dates with friends is what usually comes to mind when we think of having snow days. Yet, students may be kissing these days goodbye as lawmakers in Minnesota are working on establishing…

Kindergartners Learn That You’re Never too Young to Read

Kindergarten Success Storytime Series continues at the Fargo Public Library

FARGO, N.D. — You’re never too young to pick up a book. Kindergarten Success Story Time Series is an opportunity for children ages three through five to have some story time fun. This once-a-month series focuses on five practices important for reading success, including reading, talking, singing and writing. Every child left the event with a new book. “I pick…

Don’t Throw Out Your Old Books Just Yet

Children's Montessori Center is accepting all books for their book drive

FARGO, N.D. — Children’s Montessori Center in Fargo has had clothes drives, shoe drives and now it’s time for its book drive. The pre-school is looking for as many books as possible to be sorted and shared with classrooms and also to be donated to local shelters. Books needed should be geared towards toddlers between the ages of two and…

‘Power of Children’ Exhibit at the Hjemkomst Center

The power of the children exhibit was set up to teach kids the importance of discrimination and adversity

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Kids are out of school but still had the opportunity to get an art, science and history lesson all in one. The Hjemkomst Center and Inspire Innovation Lab teamed up to create the ultimate learning experience. An exhibit has been set up at the museum recognizing three kids who faced adversity and discrimination in order to change…

Liberty Middle School Gives Presentations on Cultural Backgrounds

Middle Schoolers created a Cultural Fair to learn each others backgrounds

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The Red River Valley Fairgrounds was jam packed with middle-schoolers sharing their backgrounds with the community. Liberty Middle School 7th graders from Team Trailblazer are currently studying immigration, cultures and traditions. The students created a cultural fair with presentations and demonstrations of Native American, European, African, Latin American and Asian cultures. They were also assigned in…

Neverland Visited Fargo in School Production of Peter and Wendy

Sixty-four students participated in the school musical production

FARGO, N.D. — Lincoln Elementary students took a flight to Neverland in their musical performance of Peter and Wendy. After only a week of school rehearsals, more than 60 students collaborated with the Missoula Children’s Theatre to put on the show. More than 100 children from kindergarten through fifth grade auditioned for roles, and 64 were cast in the show….