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Fargo Big Brothers Big Sisters Agency Wins National Award

Only ten percent of local agencies nationwide win the American Quality Award

FARGO, ND — The Family Service Center received a major award from the national Big Brothers Big Sisters. The Fargo–based organization is one of 36 local agencies nationwide to receive the America Quality Award for team leadership and quality community programming. The Village has served over 200 children in the F–M area by connecting them to adult volunteers. The Village is…

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…

“Day Without Immigrants” Social Media Campaign Goes National

Some workers won't get paid, but many said protesting is worth the sacrifice

  NATIONAL — Dozens of restaurants and other businesses shut their doors in Minneapolis as part of a “Day Without Immigrants.” The social media-driven campaign is taking place in several cities across the country. It urges foreign-born people not to go to work or school, or shop, as a way to show how immigrants help the U.S. economy. Hundreds of protesters…

DGF Middle School Hosts Its School Wide Geographic Bee

6th, 7th and 8th graders compete at DGF middle school in the Geographic Bee

DGF Middle School held their 2017 National Geographic Bee. It’s the 29th year the National Geographic Society had the competition for students in thousands of schools across the U.S The bee started with classroom competitions. The top 10 scorers between all 6th 7th and 8th graders competed in the school level competition this afternoon. 8th grader Zachary McFarland was the…

Are Police Losing a Tool with Backpage.com?

Police have used the site as a tool to catch traffickers just as traffickers have used to site to do business

The site Backpage.com has removed its adult section after a Senate Homeland Security Investigation found it had knowingly facilitated online sex trafficking. Law Enforcement has used the site to help catch traffickers. “The audacity of a group of American citizens wishing to hide behind the first amendment when they exploit children is beyond me,” said North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp…