Robin Nelson

Non-profit leaders push for ND legislature to pass school meal bills

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Leaders from local nonprofits including the Great Plains Food Bank and YWCA are calling for the North Dakota legislature to pass two bills regarding school meals. “Families are really struggling. Their dollars are not stretching as far and they’re having to choose between food and rent or food and heat. The decision they shouldn’t have to…

Fargo School Board could reinstate reciting Pledge of Allegiance before meetings

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Following “significant negative local and national feedback” the Fargo School Board will hold a special meeting on Thursday to consider reinstating the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of board meetings. The Fargo School board voted 7-2 last week to discontinue reciting the pledge of allegiance. The school board had been regularly reciting it since April….

Fargo Board of Education Votes 7-2 Against Reciting Pledge of Allegiance

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo’s Board of Education votes 7-2 to reverse course and discontinue reciting the Pledge of Allegiance before its meetings. The motion was put forward by member Seth Holden who doesn’t believe it is appropriate since the text includes “GOD” and no other faiths. He says that goes against the district’s policy of inclusion. “The exclusion of…

ND United members seek state to do more to slow spread of COVID-19

In a poll of 756 teachers and education support staff conducted in October, 67% say Governor Doug Burgum has not gone far enough in trying to slow the spread.

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota United has conducted three polls since July to hear from K-12 teachers and education support staff on what concerns they are facing during this unprecedented school year. The most recent survey suggests these educators are growing more fearful of the coronavirus and are asking for more to be done to help slow the spread. There…

Fargo School Board to Consider Woodrow Wilson, Agassiz Name Change

Wilson and Agassiz are being removed from some buildings for racist policies across the country

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo School Board is considering changes to the names of Woodrow Wilson High School and the Agassiz school building. President Robin Nelson says the topic is gaining steam. Wilson and Agassiz are being removed from some buildings for racist policies. Nelson says they will address the change at the governance committee and decide if it should be…

Boys and Girls Club of Red River Valley Reveals Completed Renovation Project

The Club was award a $50,000 Renovation Across the Nation Grant from Lowe's Home Improvement

FARGO, N.D. —¬†Every year, Lowe’s Home Improvement chooses one Boys and Girls club in each state to receive a $50,000 Renovation Across the Nation grant to make improvements in their facility. This year, the Club of the Red River Valley was the chosen one from North Dakota. “With the commitment to kids and youth, we enthusiastically accepted,” CEO Robin Nelson…

Boys and Girls Club of the Red River Valley CEO Starts Discussion about School Shootings on Facebook

Robin Nelson tries to engage both sides to come up with constructive solutions to the climbing numbers

FARGO, N.D. — In the aftermath of the shootings in Florida, the CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of the Red River Valley took to Facebook to discuss her feelings. Robin Nelson, a former Fargo school board member, asked questions about how communities will be affected by these shootings in a Facebook post last night. Nelson says her post…