school

This Lemonade Stand Is a Little Sweeter Than Most

How A Local Daycare Center is Inspiring Change in The Community, One Lemonade at a Time

FARGO, N.D. — Back to school season isn’t much fun for most students, but it can be even more difficult for those in need. What started out as a front yard fluke seven years ago has now turned into an annual event, where children and their families from Wiggles & Giggles, a local in-home child care center, host a lemonade…

Red Lake Police Try To Identify Young School Vandals

They Want to seek restitution from the boys' parents

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption RED LAKE, MN — Police are searching for a group of kids that broke into schools and bus garages in Red Lake, Minnesota causing thousands of dollars in damage. They posted these pictures to Facebook and said the kids, who are believed to be ages 11…

Bennett Elementary Students Hold “Clap Out” to Honor Fifth Graders and Retiring Staff Members

The procession was led by retiring teacher Kelly Welle

FARGO, N.D. — School’s out for the year in Fargo and Bennett Elementary students are super excited. A “clap out” honors graduating fifth graders and retiring staff members. Parents walk with their fifth graders as they leave the building for the last time. The procession was led by retiring second grade teacher Kelly Welle who has taught in the district for…

UPDATE: No Arrests Made In Jamestown School Lockdown Investigation

Authorities respond after the report of a person with a gun approached the school

UPDATE: Jamestown Police say the man detained after a report he had a gun near the high school has not been arrested and the investigation is ongoing.   JAMESTOWN, N.D. — A lockdown has been lifted at all Jamestown schools after a report of a person with a gun approaching the high school Thursday afternoon. Jamestown Police say officers responded…

MN schools cannot withhold diploma based on meal debts, AG says

(FOX 9) – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison issued a binding written opinion that under state law, “public schools are prohibited from denying students — who are eligible to receive their diploma — the opportunity to participate in graduation ceremonies due to unpaid meal debts.” The opinion comes in response to a request from the Commissioner of Education following reports of some…

Community Learns About $9 Million Northern Cass Bond Proposal

The bond would bring new programs to the school district

ARGUSVILLE, N.D. – Community members in the Northern Cass School District discuss a nine million dollar bond that would bring new programs to the school district. The bond will be on the ballot for the general election on June 11th and would add a vocal and instrumental music space. It would also repurpose the current gym into a personalized learning lab…

Waubun School Lockdown Lifted After Report of Person With Weapon

WAUBUN, Minn. – Waubun High School was under lockdown for nearly three hours Tuesday because of a report of a person with a gun near the building. The Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office says the Becker County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call around 11:00 AM. White Earth Police, the Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota State Patrol responded and the school…

Minnesota Governor Signs “Snow Day Relief” Bill Into Law

Minnesota normally requires public schools to hold 165 days of classes per academic year, or they could lose state aid

ST. PAUL, MN — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signing the “Snow Day Relief” bill passed by the legislature The bill was passed last week to allow school districts to count cold or snow days as instructional days, so they aren’t penalized for keeping students safe. “This was a compromise there was some issues to be worked out in making sure we…

Schools Could Be Getting A Break For Calling Off Classes This Winter

Gov. Walz: Districts Won't Be Punished; Gov. Burgum: Willing to Consider Waivers

School districts are being surveyed to decide whether to ask lawmakers for a shorter school year after winter weather forced many to cancel classes. The Minnesota Department of Education and lobbying groups are seeking information about how the last two weeks of extreme cold and snow have affected class time totals. A number of districts could fall short of the…