Volunteers Pedal and Grill to Help Area Single Mothers

Proceeds from Community Day and Cyclebar's Ride will go to the Jeremiah Project

FARGO, ND — People are putting hot dogs on the grill and their feet on the bike pedals to help single mothers in the Valley. It was an afternoon of working up a sweat for a good reason. Staff members from Rasmussen College were outside grilling up hot dogs for their 9th annual Community Service Day. “This year we decided…

UPS in Fargo is Helping its Employees Earn and Learn their Way Through College

The new program was started to help keep the company's employees in place while they attend school

FARGO, N.D. — For both large companies and small businesses, finding qualified employees has been difficult in the F–M area.  One major company is helping its part–time employees earn college degrees.  UPS is expanding its tuition reimbursement program into the eastern half of North Dakota. “Up until now, we’ve been holding our own, but it’s still very hard to find…

North Dakota Governor’s School Showcase Projects at NDSU

North Dakota Governor's School is a six week program for highly motivated North Dakota high school sophomores and juniors

FARGO, ND — North Dakota Governor’s School is a six week program for highly motivated North Dakota high school sophomores and juniors. The program offers instruction and experience in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, English Studies, Information Technology, Laboratory Science, Mathematics and Visual Arts. The students have the chance to live on the NDSU campus and enjoy its amenities. The program…

NDSU School of Pharmacy Receives Funding for Opioid Treatment

The school recieved over eleven thousand dollars for a new program starting in the fall

FARGO, ND — The School of Pharmacy at NDSU has received funding for a program to help fight the opioid crisis in the area. The North Dakota Board of Pharmacy and the FM Area Foundation have teamed together to award the program over $11,000. The funding will help train pharmacists in the area on the use of naloxone to reverse…

Train Derailment Safety Program Facing Elimination

Its annual budget of about $300,000 is funded by a tax that railroads pay on diesel

  NORTH DAKOTA — A safety program aimed at lowering the risk of disastrous train derailments involving the state’s crude oil could be eliminated. Republican legislative leaders say the pilot program duplicates federal and industry inspections programs. Its annual budget of about $300,000 is funded by a tax that railroads pay on diesel. State inspectors have found nearly 2,700 “defects,”…

Gov. Burgum Signs Bill Eliminating a Percentage of Property Tax Rates

The two-year program eliminates counties' ability to tax for those services

  BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Burgum has signed a bill eliminating a 12 percent buydown of property tax rates. It’s part of a bill that has the state taking over social services costs for its 53 counties. The two-year program eliminates counties’ ability to tax for those services. In exchange, the legislation ended the so-called tax relief fund. Burgum says…

Gov. Burgum Vetoes Measure Limiting Governor Employee Bonuses

It was Burgum's first veto of a bill since the Republican won the governorship in November

  BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Burgum has vetoed a measure that would limit employee bonuses from the governor. Burgum said the bill “places unprecedented and intentional restrictions” on a governor’s ability to recruit and retain key employees. It was Burgum’s first veto of a bill since the Republican won the governorship in November. The measure was spurred after then-Gov. Dalrymple…

Minnesota Sober School Asking Lawmakers for Funding

It's one of only six so-called sober schools in the state

  WAITE PARK, Minn. — Leaders of a new school that helps students struggling with alcohol abuse are asking lawmakers for funding. Seven students have been treated so far at the McKinley Recovery School, which is in its first year in Waite Park, Minnesota. It’s one of only six so-called sober schools in the state. School leaders say that despite…

Civil Rights Complaint Filed on NDSU After Student Denied Accommodations

  FARGO, N.D. — A student with cerebral palsy has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights after she was denied admission into the pharmacy program at NDSU. Kelli Sem was given conditional acceptance into the program last spring, provided she could meet physical requirements under newly adopted technical standards for pharmacy students. She…

Two Investigations of Thief River Falls Hockey Players Result in Game Forfeitures

TRF School Superintendent says due to Minnesota privacy laws, he cannot give further information on the investigations

Courtesy: Thief River Falls High School Website  Two investigations of hockey programs in Thief River Falls have resulted in a number of games being forfeited. According to Thief River Falls School Superintendent Bradley Bergstrom, high school and JV players were told last night they will forfeit games on Thursday and Saturday. The JV team will also forfeit a game tonight….