LEADERSHIP

Women Celebrate Completing United Way’s 35 Under 35 Program

The program helps women practice leadership skills and get engaged in the community

FARGO, N.D. — Thirty five women under the age of thirty five are being honored after finishing the United Way Leadership Program. The women are joined by over two hundred mentors, family members, and friends during the celebration. The six–month program is designed to help women get engaged in the community and practice leadership skills. Women get to hear from local…

Rep. Marquart of Dilworth To Chair MN House Taxes Committee

ST. PAUL, Minn. – DFL Rep. Paul Marquart of Dilworth will Chair the Minnesota House Taxes Committee for the 2019-2020 biennium. Democrats took over the lower chamber after flipping 18 seats, mostly in the Twin Cities suburbs, to have a 75-59 advantage over Republicans. “Our caucus and our chairs represent communities from all geographic areas of the state, from the Iron…

Fargo Police Chief Wins Highest Honor From Alma Mater Oak Grove Lutheran School

Chief Todd says he is humbled for receiving this award, but says he owes it to his past teachers for receiving this recognition

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Police Chief David Todd has received the Living the Mission Award from his High School Alma Mater. Chief Todd says he is humbled for receiving this award, but says he owes it to his past teachers for receiving this recognition. “Oak grove is a special place to me. The teachers there are really compelled by the…

Congrats Grads! Twenty-Two Students Say Goodbye to Cass County Youth Commission

Everyone in the program learned leadership skills, about local government and how to fundraise

FARGO, N.D. — Like many people, Grace Beauchamp was shy growing up. “I moved schools last year and I was terrified. I had an hour car ride every day and I didn’t want to talk to people, I didn’t want to go to school,” Beauchamp said. That is until a little thing called passion sparked inside of her this year. She…

As Senator Franken Prepares to Exit, Leadership Battle Waits to Take Center Stage in Minnesota

Republican state Sen. Michelle Fischbach is poised to become lieutenant governor after Lt. Gov. Tina Smith is sworn in tomorrow to replace Franken

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — This is Sen. Al Franken’s last day as a member of Congress. The Democratic Minnesota lawmaker will resign his seat officially tomorrow after numerous allegations of sexual harassment. Republican state Sen. Michelle Fischbach is poised to become lieutenant governor after Lt. Gov. Tina Smith is sworn in tomorrow to replace Franken. But Fischbach plans to…

West Fargo PD Leaders Get Reviewed: Janke Expands the Department

In his first 100 days, Chief Heith Janke is restructuring the leadership workflow and adding new positions

WEST FARGO, ND — Leaders of the West Fargo Police Department were anonymously reviewed by employees. This about four months after Police Chief Heith Janke replaced former Chief Mike Reitan who was under fire for creating a hostile work environment. In a request for more sergeants from the city of West Fargo, Chief Janke outlined the department’s faults. “We set…

ND State Senator Carolyn Nelson Celebrates 80th Birthday, Receives Honor of First-Time Award

She is the first ever recipient of the "Outstanding Woman State Legislator Supporting the Arts award

FARGO, ND — Today marks two special celebrations for Senator Carolyn Nelson, her 80th birthday and the announcement of a special award. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Women in Government announced that she is the first ever recipient of the “Outstanding Woman State Legislator Supporting the Arts award. She is being honored as a leader…

North Dakota GOP Has Concerns About Sen. Heitkamp’s Leadership

They don't agree with her choices on healthcare, jobs, the security of American people and agriculture

FARGO, ND — North Dakota’s GOP wants people in the U.S. Senate who will work in accordance with President Trump’s agenda. They held a press conference to voice concerns they have with legislation by Senator Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat. They don’t agree with her choices on healthcare, jobs, the security of American people and agriculture. North Dakota Young Republicans and…

Applications for West Fargo Police Chief Slow in Coming in

The annual starting salary is just over $89,000

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — Only two people have applied to be the next police chief in West Fargo. The job was posted three weeks ago. A city spokesperson says there has been a lot of last minute interest shown by prospective candidates and she expects a rush of applications before the 5 p.m. Friday deadline. The annual starting salary…

Teaching Leadership to Native American Youth in Fargo

In the midst of a language crisis and troubles at home, a speaker teaches leadership to Native American youth

FARGO, N.D. — A language crisis and struggles at home are problems faced by local Native American youth. It’s why one speaker is teaching Native American kids in Fargo about their heritage and about leadership. Ricky White, a school superintendent in White Earth, said these middle school students are at an important transition. “It’s really that turning point in their…