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Kids Across the Metro Excited to Take Part in Plastic Bag Challenge

The winning school gets a bench made out of recycled plastics

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Kids across the metro are getting ready to clear their communities of plastic bags. Fifth graders from Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead, Dilworth, and Glyndon will take part in the 2019 Plastic Bag Challenge. The school that collects the most plastic bags will receive a customized bench made of recycled plastics, while the second place school gets a pizza…

Fifth Graders Across F-M Area to Take Part In Plastic Bag Challenge

They will bring in as many plastic bags as they can to be recycled

Schools across the F–M area are competing to be more sustainable with the Plastic Bag Challenge. According to the Plastic Bag Task Force, the average person uses 250 bags each year, and that’s something they want everyone to cut back on. “Introducing these ideas when they’re kids… it’s something they bring up to their parents, something they talk about, something that’ll…

Gate City Bank Donates 30,000 Reusable Bags to Hornbacher’s Locations

The bank has donated more than one million since 2007

FARGO, N.D. — Gate City Bank wants you to do away with your plastic grocery bags for a day. The bank donated 30,000 reusable bags to customers at Hornbacher’s locations around the metro. Gate City has given away more than one million reusable bags since 2007 to create a cleaner, greener community. Some say these small acts are what really have…

F-M Plastic Bag Task Force Ramps Up Efforts to Educate Public about Plastic Bags

The group lobbies with city leaders to make June 5 a "day without plastic bags"

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Thousands of used plastic bags are scattered in areas across the metro. According to the F–M Plastic Bag Task Force, more than 50,000 pounds of plastic bags are used by grocery stores each year. “In Clay County we have our landfill, and I know in Fargo they have a landfill, and the litter around the landfill is for…

Downtown Fargo Eateries Do Away with Plastic Straws and Plastic Bags

Blackbird Woodfire and Nichole's Fine Pastry say the changes are their way of helping environment

FARGO, N.D. — In the United States, Americans throw away over 500 million plastic straws every year, enough to circle the Earth twice. For Blackbird Woodfire in downtown Fargo, the decision to eliminate plastic straws was simple. “We talked about it for a while as a group, and we were looking at ways to cut down on our plastic use. In…

Plastic Bag Facebook Post Causes Social Media Uproar

The photo was taken during a Detroit Lakes High School assembly Tuesday

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A Facebook post showing plastic bags over students’ heads at Detroit Lakes High School has gone viral. A post to social media is causing a strong reaction for many in Detroit Lakes. “I was a little ticked off that something like that would even happen,” said Monte Duel, stepfather to a Detoit Lakes High School student….