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UND Celebrates Summer Graduates Digitally

The nearly 500 grads were part of the second online graduation for the university.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. –The University of North Dakota is sending off its summer graduates digitally. The nearly 500 grads were part of the second online graduation for the university. The school says the number of graduates is nearly the same as other summers. Students got their names read off with their major and a photo. Students can expect to get…

Advocates For MSUM Theatre Program Speak Out Against Cuts, Association Plans Forum

MSUM Faculty Association is hosting a public forum Monday night on the recent decision to cut 11 majors and numerous staff positions.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — “It makes the light at the end of the tunnel not seem so bright; I just think a huge letdown,” MSUM Theatre Student Connor Murphy said. After a public meeting, MSUM announced it would cut 11 majors at the university to solve a 6 million dollar budget deficit. One of the programs is the Theatre Arts Program….

A Program at Edgewood Wants To Lend A Hand To Caregivers

A family is looking for extra help as the father struggles with dementia.

FARGO, N.D.- “Anybody that knows my father, he’s just a jolly, just patient, carefree man and loves to be social and all that stuff so, it’s very hard to see him now. He’s just lost,” says Natalie Mccleary, whose parents are residents at Edgewood. It’s been a difficult couple of years for Natalie and her family. Especially her mom, who…

STARTALK Chinese Summer Program Ends With Closing Performance

Four dozen students took part in the three week program

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Mandarin Chinese is the most spoken language in the world. Four dozen students got to dive into the culture through the STARTALK Chinese Summer Program. Third to eighth graders showed off what they learned at a closing performance. There was everything from a ribbon dance to a skit about travel plans to¬†children’s songs. Native Chinese teachers came…

Students Are Getting Free Lunch and Breakfast at Madison Elementary School

Only certain schools across the country qualify for the USDA National School Lunch and Breakfast programs, and now Madison elementary school is on the list

FARGO, N.D. — A healthy breakfast and a balanced lunch are important for elementary school students to learn. But what about the parents that can’t afford to provide those meals? Well KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us about a new program at one Fargo elementary school that will take a lift off every parents’ shoulders….IN OUR LEAD STORY. As the summer…

Questions Are Raised After Fargo Brings Food Truck Pilot Program to People’s Attention

But both sides of the coin do agree on one thing, there needs to be some ironing out before this food truck pilot program goes into effect

FARGO, N.D. — As the City of Fargo is trying to implement a food truck pilot program, those with the trucks and downtown business owners are raising their questions. Jessie Cohen tells us what they had to say at an open house meeting with the city in our lead story. Some are looking to expand their business on wheels. “Look…

ND Department of Health Touches on Rules of Medical Marijuana Ads

North Dakota Department of Health staff say rules were drafted for their medical marijuana program, effective April 1st of 2018

FARGO, N.D. — Medical marijuana is coming to more states, including North Dakota, but a new study says ads could lead to teens using it for other reasons. North Dakota Department of Health staff say rules were drafted for their medical marijuana program, effective April 1st of 2018. They were aware of potential concerns and risks due to advertising and…

New Training Program for Addiction Recovery Coaches

Peer recovery support services can create a non-judgmental environment

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Cass Public Health put on a Recovery Coach Academy, which trains former addicts to become recovery coaches. “Because of that lived experience, we’ve been down the road, we know obstacles… we never tell people what they need to do. It’s not prescriptive. We help people make their own decisions,” said Kris Kelly of the Minnesota Recovery…

The Public is Giving Feedback About a Proposed Needle Exchange Program

It will help to prevent the spreading of diseases like Hepatitis C and HIV Aids

FARGO, ND — The public had the chance to let Fargo Cass Public Health know what they think about a proposed needle exchange program. Some said they were very proud of the direction Fargo is moving in with the program. The idea was taken from Moorhead’s Good Neighbor Project. It will help to prevent the spreading of diseases like Hepatitis…

North Dakota Launches Track-A-Plow Program

Drivers can use this information to plan their travel in advance

North Dakota Highway PatrolPlows try to navigate through heavy snow in North Dakota.  NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota’s DOT is launching a pilot program to educate drivers on where snowplows will be in the state. The “Track-A-Plow” program shows drivers in real-time where snowplows are working and what direction they’re headed. Drivers can use this information to plan their travel…