A Behind the Scenes Look at MSUM Fireworks Show Preparation

A 20 minute show takes lots of coordination

MOORHEAD, Minn. — You probably don’t think about all the work that goes into putting on a fireworks show. A 20 minute show takes hours of preparation. Crew members spent the day loading shells into tubes and getting the circuits hooked up. “I love everything about it, the adrenaline once the show starts, seeing what can happen up in the air…

Leaders in Higher Education Share Vision for Students

Colleges and universities discussed importance of building a strong workforce in our region

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Leaders in higher education come together to discuss the vision for their students with the Chamber’s Eggs and Issues event. Representatives from MSUM, M State, NDSU, Concordia College and NDSCS touched on building a strong workforce in our region. Topics centered on providing an easy way for students to transfer and making class times flexible, especially for…

High Schoolers Explore Medical Field at Scrubs Camp

They learn about everything from nursing to cardiovascular technology

MOORHEAD, Minn. –High schoolers are scrubbing in and learning about all things medical at Scrubs Camp, a partnership between M State, MSUM, and HealthForce Minnesota. Camp attendee Katelyn Pagel, a rising senior from GFW High School, says she’s always wanted to go into the medical field. “Just like helping people, just has always been a dream of mine because I…

850 Students Get Their Diplomas at MSUM Commencement

Many students say the connections they've made with other people will stick with them

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Students across the country are taking the next step in their lives as they get their diplomas. MSUM has the core values of grit, humility, and heart, and for the 850 students walking across the stage, that’s what they’ll be carrying with them for the rest of their lives. For Christopher Cook, there’s been a lot of grit….

MSUM Psychology Club Helps People Step Up to the Mental Health Stigma

This is the first time the club has hosted a 5K

MOORHEAD, Minn. — People are stepping up to the mental health stigma. Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Psychology Club is hosting a 5K for mental health awareness. People are going 13 laps around the track at Nemzek Fieldhouse and walking for those affected with a mental disorder. Club representatives say they want these types of events to reach the whole community. “We…

Coach of the Week: MSUM Football Coach Steve Laqua

The Dragons have their Spring Game on April 27

MOORHEAD, Minn. — In 2018, MSUM football had its most successful in decades. The Dragons won eight games, earning an invite to the Mineral Water Bowl. As the team wraps up Spring Practice and tries to raise the bar yet again, head coach Steve Laqua is the KVRR Coach of the Week. Categories: College, KVRR Sports Extra, Top Sports Headlines…

MSUM Remembers Vietnam Through the Camera Lens

'Picturing Nam' is an exhibit featuring photographs from the Vietnam War

  MOORHEAD, MINN.– The National Archives Traveling Exhibit is headed to Moorhead to celebrate Minnesota Remembers Vietnam. ‘Picturing Nam’ is an exhibit featuring photographs from the Vietnam War. They showcase the conditions and events the soldiers and civilians had to endure. The Vietnam War ended nearly 50 years ago, but the memories and hardships are still with those affected by…

Moorhead To Host Flood Meeting On Tuesday

People living in riverfront neighborhoods will have a chance to meet with flood zone leaders

MOORHEAD, MN — Moorhead city leaders will hold a community flood information meeting on Tuesday. They will talk about the city’s flood preparedness. People living in riverfront neighborhoods will have a chance to meet with flood zone leaders assigned to their neighborhoods to get any questions answered. The meeting is set for April 2 at 7 pm at the Comstock Memorial…

MSUM’s Volkert Looking to Extend Collegiate Career on Friday

The Dragons play in the NCAA Tournament against Duluth on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — One day away from the Division-II NCAA Tournament, MSUM women’s basketball is still in Moorhead, Minn. The Dragons had their flight pushed back due to weather and will now leave for Hays, Kan., at around 7:00 Friday morning. The team plays about 12 hours after that against Minnesota-Duluth. MSUM just faced the Bulldogs in the NSIC title…