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UND publishes advice for parents learning to teach children remotely

UND College of Education & Human Development faculty outlines tips for homeschooling kids

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Marcus Weaver-Hightower is a professor of educational foundations and research at UND, but he’s also a parent. When his children’s schools closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, his education background gave him a leg up on knowing how to teach his own kids, but he quickly realized not everyone was in that same boat. “It occurred…

Santa Visits Candy Cane Carnival in Fargo

People packed the Avalon Events Center for some holiday fun

FARGO, N.D. — Parents, boys and girls of all ages packed into the Avalon Events Center to stay warm and enjoy some early holiday time together. “It’s a great day to have the families come out and spend time together and do some activities take pictures with Santa, ya know, walk around and just spend time together for the holidays,”…

Fans Celebrate Dakota Bowl Games

Fans from every region of North Dakota packed into the Fargodome.

FARGO N.D. — Fans from every region of North Dakota packed into the Fargodome and while parents and fans waited for their kids games. Reberta Erickson drove all the way from Beulah say it’s great to see so much support. “The schools are the heart of our community and we just come out to support our kids and hope they…

ND Has 72 Percent Rate of Car Seat Misuse, Experts Give Safety Tips

All kids younger than 13 should be in the back seat

FARGO, N.D. — The rate of misusing car seats in North Dakota has improved over the past nine years, but it’s still very high at 72 percent. One of the common things parents get wrong is the tightness of harnesses. See the video for demonstrations. “You want the harness to be at or below the child’s shoulders, and you want…

Several Families Welcome Babies on New Year’s Day

One New Year's Baby even shares a birthday with her mom

FARGO, N.D. — Several families are celebrating the start of a new life along with the new year. “I was in the middle of a contraction and heard someone say, ‘oh it’s 2019,’ so not what I expected for a celebration,” Brittany Nygaard, a new mom, said. That’s certainly not a typical way to ring in the new year. After being…

Fastest Man on the Planet and Three-Time Gold Medalist Teach Young Swimmers

Both famous athletes say it's a great opportunity to meet young swimmers all over the country to teach them a thing or two

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Young swimmers are learning from the fastest man on the planet, 5–time American record holder and 2016 Rio Gold Medalist, Caeleb Dressel. Up Aquatics hosted the Heidi Hulbert Rowe Swim Clinic with Dressel and another famous name, Josh Davis. He is a three–time Gold Medalist and Master Swim Instructor. Both famous athletes say it’s a great…

KVRR’s TJ and Alison Read to Children for “Read for the Record” Annual Event

This year, the chosen book is Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood

FARGO, N.D. — People are trying to break the record for reading the same book to as many children as possible. Alison and I had the pleasure of joining in on the fun. During the annual “Read for the Record”, the NDSU chapter of Golden Key International Honour Society invites kids and families to listen to the story at West…

Teen Driver Safety Week; How You Can Prevent 1,000,000 Crashes from Happening

In 2016, teens were involved in more than 1,000,000 crashed nationwide, hundreds of thousands which were fatal

FARGO, N.D. — As a part of Teen Driver Safety Week, the Fargo Police Department and Triple A are asking parents to have a talk with their kids. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us why too many teens are dying on the roads. “In 2016, teens were involved in more than 1,000,000 crashed nationwide,” said Gene LaDoucer, with AAA in Fargo….

West Fargo School District Holds Forum to Discuss Social Media Safety with Parents

Officers from the West Fargo Police Department and students also spoke

WEST FARGO, N.D. — After a teacher in her district pleaded guilty to having inappropriate relationships with students, Beth Slette decided it was time to teach the parents about the dangers kids face on their phones. “We have these students for six–and–half hours a day. I need to ensure that the children are safe in our schools, and I need to…

Department of Public Instruction Travels State Wide to Hear about School Safety Concerns

Behavioral health has been noted from the youngest students to the oldest in North Dakota.

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota’s Superintendent of Public Instruction and other state officials are traveling from city to city to hear the public’s school safety concerns. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us about the forum held at Fargo South where parents, teachers, legislators and event students voiced their opinions. The state wants to know what your biggest concerns are about school…