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North Dakota Senate rejects bill to ban abortion clinics within 30 miles of a school

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KCND) – The North Dakota Senate has rejected a bill that would prohibit abortion clinics from operating within 30 miles of a school. Opponents of the measure say it would supersede the authority of local governments to make zoning decisions. Turtle Lake Republican Senator Howard Anderson says if the bill passed, the state would, in effect, be “banging…

North Dakota leaders discuss returning to in-person learning with CDC experts

Strategies include usage of masks, social distancing, cleaning and disinfection, hygiene etiquette, and contact tracing

NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, Superintendent Kirsten Baesler and school board members meet with CDC and Brown University officials to discuss strategies for returning to in-person learning. They are looking at three key indicators, including the number of new cases per 100,000 people and percentage of positive COVID tests over the last 14 days. They’re also looking…

North Dakota Superintendent visits with Fargo school cafeteria workers

Kirsten Baesler stopped at Ed Clapp Elementary to see how it's managing lunch time amid the pandemic

FARGO, N.D. — “Education will never be the same system that it was in February of 2020,” says State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler. All aspects of learning have changed because of COVID-19, she says, including the time of day that students typically get to let loose and relax: lunchtime. ” had to do some training,” she explains. “The school lunch people…

D-G-F Moving Middle & High Schools To Full Distance Learning

GLYNDON, Minn. — Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton is moving to full distance learning for its middle and high schools starting Monday. In a letter posted on the district’s website, the superintendent says there has been an increase in students and staff reporting that they have been exposed or tested positive for the coronavirus. The full distance learning for the middle and high schools…

Superintendents ready to face challenges of new school year

Despite all of the challenges the school districts are facing, they feel ready to meet the needs of their students.

FARGO, N.D. – Over the next two weeks, 30,000 students will head back to school in-person for the first time since the pandemic began. The school districts of Fargo, West Fargo, and Moorhead, have spent the summer carefully preparing for all of the challenges that lie ahead of them, especially COVID-19. “Every generation has had a challenge, and this is…

Local organization gives kids a head start in time for new school year

It's offering 400 free backpacks, school supplies, hair cuts, and health screenings to the public at no charge

FARGO, N.D. — The local nonprofit Faith4Hope is hoping to remove some barriers local families can face when preparing to go back to school. “We find that people needed the most right now. With COVID going on it’s kind of hard to juggle everything. Hybrid classes, at home, and so, now they’re going back to school, and we want them…

Moorhead Area Public Schools to announce learning plan for 2020-21 school year at 9 a.m.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–Moorhead Area Public Schools is scheduled to announce its Return to Learn Plan for the start of the 2020-21 school year. MAPS is holding a press conference at 9 a.m. to share the plan. According to MAPS, the plan has been built using guidance from Gov. Walz, recommendations from county and state education agencies and input from parents and…

UND Reminds Students Of Changes When Coming Back To Campus

University President Andy Armacost is recommending students to get tested before coming back to school.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The University Of North Dakota is reminding students of the changes they can expect with going back to school in person. University President Andy Armacost is recommending students to get tested before coming back to school. He says the state has multiple testing sites as well some that will be provided by the campus. Armacost says…

As school year nears, parents grapple with challenges to come

One West Fargo parent says she's scared for her family

WEST FARGO, N.D. — As parents across Fargo-Moorhead prepare for the fall semester, some say they’re left with no good options. For one West Fargo mom, sending her daughters back to school wasn’t an easy decision. “They need to go back,” said Ntakirutimana Berita. “There’s nothing I can do.” She says distance learning this past spring simply wasn’t effective. Her…

LIVE: Moorhead Area Public Schools to host feedback session for parents to select learning model for 2020-21 school year

MOORHEAD, Minn.–Moorhead Area Public Schools is hosting a virtual feedback session for parents and guardians on Monday. The feedback will help local schools select a learning model for the 2020-21 school year. Parents and guardians will be able to view the progress the school has made on its re-entry plan and help the schools develop a learning plan. The session…