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Fargo Police Department swears in two new officers

"Today is an important day for these new officers as they begin a challenging but rewarding career as guardians of our Fargo community."

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Police Department welcomes new officers to its law enforcement team. Officer Alex Torp is from New Prague, Minnesota, a graduate from University of North Dakota and a Lieutenant in the North Dakota Army National Guard. Officer Matthew Wolbersen comes from Alexandria, Minnesota and is a recent graduate from North Dakota State University. “Today is an important…

NDSU celebrates the 2020 winter commencement virtually

A total of one thousand 44 undergrad and graduate students were part of the graduating class.

FARGO, N.D.- The virtual celebration included messages from NDSU President Dean Bresciani, Provost Margaret Fitzgerald and student speaker Darby Beyer. A total of one thousand 44 undergrad and graduate students from eight different colleges are part of the graduating class. Student speaker Darby Beyer says students graduating should be proud of what they’ve accomplished amid a very difficult year. “We are…

NDSU students helping administer coronavirus vaccine

FARGO, N.D. – Nearly 200 nursing and pharmacy students at North Dakota State University are helping administer the coronavirus vaccine to frontline healthcare workers over the next several months. The university says the upper-level students have received training to administer the shots at healthcare systems in the region and are being supervised by faculty members in the clinics. NDSU Nursing…

Iconic Nickel Trophy moved to North Dakota Historical Society

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KNOX) – The Nickel Trophy has found a final resting place. The North Dakota Board of Higher Education has turned over the traveling trophy to the North Dakota Historical Society. The giant nickel was presented to the winner of the UND/NDSU football game between 1938 – 2003. In 2017 the legislature ordered the trophy be displayed at the…

Retirement home helps seniors get in the Christmas spirit with donated holiday wreaths

"We were just trying to bring some Christmas cheer here."

WEST FARGO, N.D. — It’s the season of giving and a senior living community is helping spread holiday cheer. “We were just trying to bring some Christmas cheer here and I just posted anybody who wants to donate a wreath. I really didn’t know if anybody would read it, really didn’t know the response and really it was the next…

Black organizations feel frustrated about NDSU President’s lack of authority

President Bresciani denied their request to meet with him, the task force on diversity and the equity office.

FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota NAACP and the Black Lives Matter chapters of North Dakota State University and Fargo Moorhead say NDSU President Dean Bresciani needs to stop hiding behind emails and show up for students of color. “Racism isn’t getting worse. Racists are just getting exposed,” says BLM NDSU Allye Doyle. Organizers say this is just the tip…

NDSU president says hate speech task force is working rapidly toward solutions

FARGO (KVRR) – North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani says a task force he commissioned in the wake of racist social media posts by students is “working rapidly” toward finding appropriate solutions. In a letter to the campus community Thursday, Bresciani said the panel has met twice this week, and plans to meet often. “The task force is working…

NDSU investigating another case of “potential hate speech”

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – In an email to students, faculty and staff, North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani says the school is investigating “potential hate speech incident involving an email that has been posted on social media.” Bresciani says the email has been referred to NDSU’s equity office for investigation. His statement did not say anything regarding what was…

University Leaders Take Action Against Racist Social Media Posts

several racist social media posts by some NDSU students sparked a protest at the university

FARGO-MOORHEAD — MSUM President Anne Blackhurst is taking a stand against bias incidents in the aftermath of several racist social media posts by NDSU students that sparked a protest at the university. Blackhurt says although the posts were not by MSUM students, they, quote, “affect all of us, particularly our Black students and colleagues”. A Bias Incident Response Team has…

Protesters demand change to NDSU’s hate speech policy

"I really feel now that it is up to administration to actually listen but until actions are taken then we don't feel heard," says one NDSU student

FARGO, N.D. — Protesters take to the streets for the second day in a row, after several racist social media posts made by a group of NDSU students resurface. The MSUM Black Student Union continues to show its solidarity for Black, Indigenous and People of Color. BLM protesters gathered outside NDSU President Dean Bresciani’s home to demand a change within…