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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…

National Diabetes Prevention Program Offered to People in the Metro

The year–long program encompasses healthy eating, physical activity, stress management, and other tools to create a healthier lifestyle

FARGO, ND — The National Diabetes Prevention Program is being offered at no cost to people in the metro. The year–long program encompasses healthy eating, physical activity, stress management, and other tools to create a healthier lifestyle. There has been an increase in the number of obese people in the world and the collaboration is aiming to prevent diabetes and…

Governor Dayton Urging Congress to Save DACA

It protects young immigrants from deportation

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Mark Dayton is among 11 governors urging Congress to save DACA. It protects young immigrants from deportation. President Trump phased out the DACA program earlier this year, leaving Congress to negotiate a permanent replacement. Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and nine others wrote congressional leaders that their states are…

Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Helping People with Special Needs Take to the Skies

There is hope and help for families feeling grounded by fear. KMSP Fox 9's Amy Hockert has this special report.

MINNEAPOLIS — Flying is stressful and it can be even harder if you’re traveling with someone who has special needs. There is hope and help, though, for families feeling grounded by fear through a new program in Minneapolis that’s looking to be a national model. When you’re little, life is full of unexpected moments. When you’re little and you have…