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MSUM’s Dia de los Muertos altar pays respects to victims of police brutality

The altar features information on victims of police brutality and violence as well as resources for students on the topic

MOORHEAD, Minn. –  Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Diversity and Inclusion Department is celebrating Dia de los Muertos with an altar display in the Comstock Memorial Union. Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a multi-day Mexican holiday of remembering friends and family who have died. The display is up to pay respect to those who have lost…

MSUM moves all classes online after Thanksgiving break

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Minnesota State University Moorhead will move all classes online after the Thanksgiving break beginning November 30th until the end of the semester. President Anne Blackhurst says in an email to students and staff the move was done because of “the high COvid-19 case rates in Minnesota and North Dakota combined with the likelihood students will travel to…

YWCA hosts discussion on race ahead of Indigenous Peoples Day

FARGO-MOORHEAD – The YWCA Cass Clay ‘s Racial Justice Committee hosts a community conversation about race with a particular focus on Native women. One of the topics asked participants to mention words they have heard people use to describe Native American women. Some of the responses include redskin, savage, dumb and lazy. The organizers say events like these provide an…

Local expert talks vice presidential debate & why rural issues tend to be ignored

Debate topics always tend to be the main issues affecting the country at the moment.

MOORHEAD, Minn.- A Minnesota State University Moorhead political science professor says presidential and vice presidential debates don’t tend to focus on issues important to rural America. Dr. Barbara Headrick says most Americans don’t tend to tune in to vice presidential debates, but this is no ordinary race. It was Vice President Mike Pence’s turn to go head-to-head with Democratic vice…

Locals Call The First Presidential Debate Chaotic And Aggressive

The next Presidential debate will be on October 15.

FARGO-MOORHEAD – Many in North Dakota and Minnesota tuned in with millions of other Americans to watch the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. “Do you have any idea what this clown is doing?” Former Vice President Joe Biden said. The candidates went head-to-head in a debate many are describing as chaotic. Some…

MSUM Commemorates Banned Book Week

Livingston Lord Library wants to take a stand with the first amendment by defending Literature

MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSUM’s Livingston Lord Library is showing solidarity with other libraries across the country by celebrating the freedom to read during banned books week. In a push for literary freedom, the library has put up a board allowing visitors to write out the names of books that had a positive effect on them but were at least at…

Minnesota State University Moorhead finalizes budget plan proposed in April 2020

MOORHEAD, Minn.–Minnesota State University Moorhead officially laid off 24 faculty members as a part of its comprehensive budget plan. The budget plan was proposed in April 2020 and is designed to close a projected gap of $6 million in the fiscal year 2022. Nine programs will be closed and the School Psychology Graduate Program will be suspended. The 149 students…

MSUM displays local suffrage stories

MOORHEAD, Minn. – In the spirit of this year’s election, MSUM’s Livingston Lord Library is hosting a display presenting women’s rights activist and information about suffrage. The display features many women who made a mark during the suffrage movement from the region. Wednesday marked 100 years since the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. The library…

MSUM And NDSU Students Move Into Campus With New COVID-19 Restrictions

Students Start Class On Monday, August 24th.

FARGO-MOORHEAD – “I would say I’m completely nervous with you too, that means we are all in the same boat, we are here to help each other and support each other,”  Student Orientation Counselor Emily Olson said. Families are unloading vehicles and moving their kids into the dorms for the start of a new type of school year for students…

Athletics suspended through end of the year at MSUM, Minnesota Crookston

The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference's Board of Directors has canceled NSIC fall competition & championships, and has suspended all athletic competition through Dec. 31, 2020.

BURNSVILLE, Minn. — In light of the NCAA Board of Governors’ decision to direct all institutions and conferences to meet specific requirements to conduct fall sports and the NCAA Division II Presidents Council’s announcement that all NCAA Division II fall championships are canceled, the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference’s Board of Directors has canceled NSIC fall competition & championships, and has…