SCHOOL DISTRICT

Frazee-Vergas School Bond Defeated

FRAZEE, MN (KFGO) – A $25.6 million bond referendum that was on the ballot in a special election held Tuesday in the Frazee-Vergas School District failed to get the approval of voters. The referendum included projects to update security at the elementary and high schools, add an auditorium, build a new gym and locker rooms and improve the outdoor running…

Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Schools To Close For Six Days

DILWORTH, Minn. – The Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton School District says all four of its schools will close March 13th through the 18th to remove snow from the roof of Glyndon-Felton Elementary. The district says in a note to parents it made the decision “upon the assessment and recommendations from a structural engineer (Tuesday) afternoon.” No classes, meetings or events will be held…

Man Arrested After Walking Into Fergus Falls High School

The school district reached out to parents through email and text, letting them know of the situation

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — One man is taken into custody after walking into the Fergus Falls high school. Parents received a text or an email from the school district letting them know that a man walked into Kennedy Secondary School around 12:45 this afternoon. He was immediately confronted by a staff member for not having the proper ID. Upon leaving…

West Fargo Schools $106.9 Million Bond Referendum Passes

WEST FARGO, N.D. – More new schools will be coming to the growing West Fargo Public School District. Voters overwhelmingly approve the district’s nearly $107 million school bond. 71% of the nearly 6,000 votes cast were in favor of the bond. The measure needed 60 percent approval to pass. Under the proposal, about $88 million would be used for new…

West Fargo School District Prepares for Referendum To Build A Middle & High School

WEST FARGO, N.D. –¬†Voters will decide if the West Fargo School District will go ahead with an $106.9 million dollar referendum to pay for a third high school and middle school. The district says the cost for taxpayers would be almost $16 per year for a $100,000 home. West Fargo and Sheyenne High Schools are expected to be over its…

New Members Elected to the Richland 44 School Board After Recall Election

COLFAX, N.D. – Scott Hendrickson, Amy Lehmann and Jody Lingen won seats on the Richland 44 School Board after a recall election Thursday night. Incumbents Lisa Amundson, Josh Mjoness and Sarah Myers were voted out. The school was recently part of a hazing and sexual misconduct investigation. The perception of Colfax may be a slightly tainted from the controversy the…

Former Detroit Lakes Principal Arrested After Embezzlement Investigation

He even used the district's credit card to allegedly buy a pair of cowboy boots

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Former Detroit Lakes Principal, Rod Thompson, who resigned as the superintendent for the Shakopee School District last June, has been arrested. Thompson is accused of abusing his district-issued credit card by making personal purchases such as airfare, hotels, electronics, sports memorabilia and flight upgrades. He even used the district’s credit card to allegedly buy a pair of…

Moorhead Property Taxes on the Rise

The 2018 preliminary city budget includes a $35 a year increase on a median value home

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Property taxes are going up for people living in Moorhead. The 2018 preliminary city budget includes a $35 a year increase on a median value home. That number could change with County and School District budget changes and adjustments to taxable property values. The 2018 budget for Moorhead is $82.2 million, an increase of $1.5 million over…

UPDATED: GoFundMe Set Up for Moorhead School District School Counselor

Franklin served in several schools in the district

MOORHEAD, Minn. — This story has been clarified from an earlier article. A member of the Moorhead School District has suffered an arterial dissection that has resulted in irreversible brain damage. Ellen Hopkins Elementary school counselor William Franklin collapsed¬†early Friday morning his wife confirmed to KVRR Local News. His family has requested privacy as they go through the grieving process….