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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…

Former Sheyenne High School Teacher’s License Suspended Over Inappropriate Conduct

She quit before the start of the school year

  WEST FARGO, ND — A former West Fargo teacher has had her teaching license suspended for five years. The decision by the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board against Elizabeth Doster was unanimous. Allegations surfaced this summer that Doster was partying with students at her home and had alcohol in her classroom at Sheyenne High School. She quit…

McKinley Elementary Students Sing for Local Veterans

It's a Veterans Day tradition the school has carried out for years

FARGO, ND — More than 160 students from kindergarten to 5th grade sang for our local veterans. The nearly hour-long performance at McKinley Elementary paid tribute to veterans across the country. About 30 veterans sat in as honored guests along with least 100 parents and family members. This Veterans Day Program is a school tradition which goes back at least…

Illinois Man Arrested After Found with Missing Teen from Bemidji

He was found with the girl in Minneapolis and brought back to Beltrami County

BELTRAMI COUNTY, Minn. — A man from Illinois is being held in Beltrami County after picking up a 13 year old Bemidji girl and taking her to Minneapolis. Authorities say 21-year-old Chris Morales met the teen on social media. She was reported missing on Tuesday when she disappeared from her home and wasn’t at school. A neighbor of the teen…

Four Local Classrooms Receive Grants to Fund STEM Projects

Doosan-Bobcat of Fargo presented a check for $500 to fund a miniature escape room project at Liberty Middle School

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Four schools in the metro are getting grants from Doosan-Bobcat to help promote STEM projects. A seventh grade math class at Liberty Middle School was one of the four area classrooms to receive a check for $500. The award will allow the class to fund a miniature escape room project. Teachers at Liberty say that the…

Former Fergus Falls Teacher Sentenced for Child Pornography

He was a sub for the Fergus Falls School District for 15 years

  FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — A former Fergus Falls substitute teacher has been sentenced on child pornography charges. Joshua Noble, 39, is sentenced to five years in prison and he must pay $26,000 in restitution. He must also pay $5,000 in a special assessment to the Domestic Trafficking Victims Fund. Authorities say Noble was active on an internet-based messaging service…

Fargo Public School District Gives Itself a Report Card

The "State of the Schools" address details how the district is performing and dealing with consistent growth

FARGO, ND — It’s that time of year again for the Fargo Public School District to give itself a report card. The State of the Schools addressed how they’re dealing with consistent growth while continuing to face social challenges. Since the district’s operations facility opened in July, superintendent Dr. Jeff Schatz said his schools are more efficient than ever. But…

Kennedy Elementary Students Host Living Wax Museum

Each student has researched an individual of their voice and has written a biography to read for their character

FARGO, ND — Third grade students at Kennedy Elementary School are taking Halloween to the next level with a Living Wax Museum. Each student has researched an individual of their voice and has written a biography to read for their character. The students were dressed up, head to toe, with accessories who resemble their person. Students not only had the…

University of South Dakota Football Players Accused of Raping Woman

The university suspended all three players for last Saturday's game against Southern Illinois for unspecified violations of team rules

Danny Rambo Danny Rambo Dale Williamson Dale Williamson VERMILLION, SD — Police say two University of South Dakota football players burst into a bedroom and sexually assaulted a woman who was having consensual sex with another teammate. An affidavit by police in Vermillion shows the alleged October 22 attack happened at an off-campus residence that suspects Danny Rambo and Dale…

West Fargo Moving Forward with Yet Another School

Enrollment projections show the school district will need what would become their 20th school

WEST FARGO, ND — West Fargo is going to build yet another elementary school. It will be the district’s 15th elementary school and 20th overall. The so-called “city on the grow” continues to do just that. “We continue to experience relentless growth, particularly on the south side,” said superintendent Dr. David Flowers. With 19 schools either open or in the…