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Teachers And Grand Forks Public School District Reach Tentative Deal

The agreement still needs to be ratified by the teachers and the school board

GRAND FORKS, ND — A tentative contract agreement has been reached between teachers and the Grand Forks School Board. In addition to some language changes, the package calls for a 1.5% pay increase in each of the next two years. Adding step increases pushes the percentage to over 3% each year. The agreement leaves health insurance as is, with premiums…

Minnesota’s Minimum Wage Goes Up to $9.86 for Large Employers, $8.04 for Small Employers

The rates are adjusted for inflation

MINNESOTA — The new year means some new laws are going into effect, and that includes Minnesota’s new minimum wage. For large employers, the new minimum wage for workers is $9.86, which is twenty one cents more than before. For small employers, it’s $8.04, which is seventeen cents higher. If a business’s yearly gross revenue is less than $500,000, they are…

Golden Drive Homeless Kids Raises Awareness With BBQ

They're having their 6th annual Community Event and Bike run next month

FARGO, N.D. — Golden Drive Homeless Kids has a big event coming up, and they want to make sure you know about it so you can help the homeless while still having fun. The organization held a barbeque today to raise awareness for kids without homes. They’re having their big community event next month, which will have everything from Star Wars…

High School Students are Fishing for a Cure

Students are dipping in their fishing rods hoping to pull out some cancer research funds ahead of Relay for Life

FARGO, ND – Students are dipping in their fishing rods hoping to pull out some cancer research funds. In preparation for Relay for Life on Friday April 13th, students at Fargo North High School went fishing for a cure, using magnetic rods to fish out a prize. During the school lunch periods, kids donated $1.00, casted the lure into a…

Sunshine Kids Foundation Gets Big Boost from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

The Sunshine Kids provides week-long activities, free of charge for young cancer patients

BERKSHIRE 1 BERKSHIRE 2 BERKSHIRE 3 BERKSHIRE 4 FARGO, ND — The Sunshine Kids Foundation is getting another huge donation from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. Team members from North Dakota and Minnesota held a number of events this year to raise nearly $48,000 for the foundation. The Sunshine Kids provides week-long activities, free of charge for young cancer patients. Money raised…

Mega Millions About to Get More Expensive, Harder to Win

Powerball raised its ticket prices and odds back in October 2015

  NATIONAL — Beginning on Saturday, October 28, Mega Millions tickets are increasing from $1 a ticket to $2. That means for tonight’s (Tuesday’s) and up to Friday night this week, you’ll still only have to pay $1 for a chance to win the estimated $25 million jackpot. According to lottery officials, they say this has been done to keep…

Northwestern Mutual Cycling for a Cause

Whether you are a first time rider or a cycling enthusiast, all are encouraged to pay $25 per seat

FARGO, ND — Cyclebar is partnering up with Northwestern Mutual to host a fundraiser in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. After employees at Northwestern Mutual found out a coworker was diagnosed with breast cancer, they decided to hold a fundraiser to raise funds and awareness for her disease. Whether you are a first time rider or a cycling enthusiast,…

Churches United Fundraiser: Annual Soup Competition Helping the Homeless in the Metro

The Gourmet Soup Kitchen is one of the biggest fundraisers for Churches United

FARGO, ND — Hundreds of business and political leaders throughout the metro are helping the homeless with competing soup recipes. About 40 soup recipes line the tables at the Holiday Inn in Fargo. “Everything from knoephla to one that is made with cheddar and apples,” said Lisa Richmond, Member Relations Director with Churches United It’s for one of the biggest…

Despite One-Year Contracts, Many Fargo Teachers Optimistic About School Year

Although many faculty members are not happy with the decisions outlined in the contract, they aren't letting that stop them

FARGO, ND — Kids in Fargo are getting ready for school to start on Thursday, but teachers still have time to sign their contracts. After months of failed negotiations, the Fargo School Board voted on a one–year contract and a $500 raise. Although many faculty members are not happy with the decisions outlined in the contract, they aren’t letting that…

Minnesota Increasing Minimum Wage for Large Employers

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota’s minimum wage for most large employers will increase to $9.65 an hour in 2018. It’s the first annual increase stemming from a 2014 bill that hiked the minimum wage to $9.50 an hour by 2016. Other smaller employers will pay at least $7.87 hourly, up from $7.75 The modest raise taking effect January 1st is the…