Kids Compete At First Lego League Qualifier

The tournament had 38 teams compete in the Regional Qualifier.

FARGO , N.D. — Kids from grades 3-8 presented and battled their blocks inside the Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse at NDSU. These talented technicians spent months working on their crafts for them to go head to head in missions using their Lego bots. “I have been doing this since I was in 3rd grade and my mom I think she saw…

Ben Franklin Middle School Students Discover Mobile Jobs through Careers On Wheels

7th graders are learning some jobs don't require a desk

FARGO, N.D. — Seventh graders at Ben Franklin Middle School are discovering how jobs can be mobile. Students are talking with professionals whose careers are on-the-go through the Careers on Wheels event. Police officers, construction workers and truckers are taking students inside their vehicles and letting them use their equipment. Members of the school’s staff say it’s a great way for…

NDSU Students Present Projects on Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

The banquet will feature a former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU students are showing off their projects on agricultural and biosystems engineering. About 20 projects are presented at the Agricultural Technology Expo. It’s a science fair–style event, and there are topics ranging from irrigation to new machinery. This is the 71st year the expo has been held. The expo banquet will feature Ed Schafer, former North Dakota governor…

Fargo South High School Students Explore Career Fields

Each Fargo public high school holds a Career Day every other year

FARGO, N.D. — Students at Fargo South got to explore different career fields to get a better sense of what they want to be when they grow up. About 70 local professionals across all job fields gave “Career Day” presentations. Students were able to sign up for the sessions they were most interested in. Organizers say the most popular sessions…

5th Annual Bartenders Battle Goes Tiki Themed!

Now the top eight get to compete for the title based on taste, presentation and creativity

FARGO, ND — The 5th Annual Bartenders Battle kicked off at the Holiday Inn where everyone was decked out in tiki themed outfits! Over the last three months there has been a competition between some of the best local bartenders called the cocktail showdown. Now the top eight get to compete for the title based on taste, presentation and creativity….

Fargo Public School District Gives Itself a Report Card

The "State of the Schools" address details how the district is performing and dealing with consistent growth

FARGO, ND — It’s that time of year again for the Fargo Public School District to give itself a report card. The State of the Schools addressed how they’re dealing with consistent growth while continuing to face social challenges. Since the district’s operations facility opened in July, superintendent Dr. Jeff Schatz said his schools are more efficient than ever. But…

F-M Community Asking Drivers to be Mindful Around Schools

With kids out and about at schools the roads become more dangerous

RED RIVER VALLEY — Officials throughout the F-M area are teaming up to remind you to be careful while driving during school hours. Police officers, school directors, and AAA gave a presentation on what to do when you see a bus stop arm and the repercussions if you violate doing so. Officers also reminded parents the importance of walking their…

Health Officials are Promoting HIV Awareness Across the Valley

A public education session was held giving the facts behind HIV

FARGO, N.D. — State health officials said there are misconceptions about HIV, even though the disease has been around for more than 30 years. The North Dakota Department of Health and Family HealthCare held public education sessions to promote HIV awareness. They put up presentations teaching about how to prevent STD’s. After the event, opportunities for a Q&A opened up….

Fargo Public Schools Names 2017 Support Staff Member of the Year

Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Schatz made the surprise announcement and award presentation during a District Office staff meeting

FARGO, ND — And the award goes to….Idette Graham. Teaching and Learning Secretary Idette Graham has been named the Fargo Public School District 2017 Support Staff of the Year. Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Schatz made the surprise announcement and award presentation during a District Office staff meeting. Graham’s selection was based on her work ethic, “can do” attitude, leadership skills and…

Teaching Leadership to Native American Youth in Fargo

In the midst of a language crisis and troubles at home, a speaker teaches leadership to Native American youth

FARGO, N.D. — A language crisis and struggles at home are problems faced by local Native American youth. It’s why one speaker is teaching Native American kids in Fargo about their heritage and about leadership. Ricky White, a school superintendent in White Earth, said these middle school students are at an important transition. “It’s really that turning point in their…