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West Fargo Public Schools Working with Local Non-Profits on Increasing Mental Health Awareness

The wellness center will help students battling mental illnesses in West Fargo school

WEST FARGO, ND — The West Fargo Public School District said mental health is a growing issue among its students. According to the North Dakota Youth Behavior survey, one in four kids in North Dakota are struggling with a mental health issue and nearly one in 10 have attempted suicide. With the help of the West Fargo Public School District, local nonprofits…

Former Bemidji Assistant Principal Facing Federal Child Exploitation Charges

He is charged with the production and distribution of child porn and enticement of a minor

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A former Bemidji assistant principal now faces federal child sexual exploitation charges. Brandon Bjerknes, 34, was arrested Tuesday and appeared today in U.S. District Court in St. Paul. He is charged with the production and distribution of child porn and enticement of a minor. Court documents show Bjerknes posed online as a 13 to 15-year-old male…

Students at Hawley Elementary School Prepared for Emergencies

Project Pillowcase visited Hawley Elementary to help get kids ready for a disaster

HAWLEY, Minn. — Students at Hawley Elementary School learned about the importance of fire safety. The Red Cross stopped by to present the Pillowcase Project promoting being prepared for disasters. The students decorated their own pillowcases which will be filled with items essential for survival in case of fire or other disasters. For the Red Cross, the project is the…

Experiments with KVRR Meteorologist Scott Sincoff: Human Vacuum

Fun and Easy Science Experiments

This week, Meteorologist Scott Sincoff became a human vacuum to display differences in air pressure with Ben Franklin Middle School Earth Science Teacher Barry Olson. What You Need: Vacuum cleaner with nozzle Large and thick garbage bags How to do the experiment: Lay out the garbage bag and step into it, sit down in the garbage bag leaving only your…

Lincoln Elementary Students Learn How Not to Burn

A fire truck visited Lincoln Elementary to teach students about fire safety

FARGO, ND — Students at Lincoln Elementary also took a break from classes to tour a fire truck. The event is a part of the Fargo Fire Department’s “Learn Not to Burn” Program. Firefighters spoke to students about the importance of fire safety as well as pointing out the highlights of a working fire truck. Firefighters believe that it’s never…

Superintendent of Moorhead Area Public Schools Announces Diagnosis

Dr. Lynne Kovash told staff yesterday

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — The superintendent of the Moorhead Area Public Schools announces she has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Dr. Lynne Kovash told staff yesterday. The district spokesperson Pam Gibb says Kovash “is seeking treatment through either Roger Maris Cancer Center or the Mayo Clinic.” Dr. Kovash has been the school’s superintendent since 2008. Categories: Community, Health, Local News,…

Central Cass Celebrates Groundbreaking for $26 Million Expansion Project

The project costing $26 million dollars is geared to improve school for students

CASSELTON, ND– Central Cass Public Schools is gearing up to start construction at full force. But, part of building something new means a bittersweet goodbye to the old. “We simply are completely out of room,” said Morgan Forness, Superintendent of Central Cass Public Schools. Central Cass Public Schools celebrated the start of its $26 million  expansion project. “We really needed to…

Eagles Elementary Students Tackle National Bike to School Day

Students participate in National Nike to School Day

FARGO, ND — Wheels were rolling in from every direction as hundreds of students participated in National Bike to School Day. “This is just a good way to jump start their day and get their brain moving before they have to use it,” said NDSU student Barbi Reuss. Students at Eagles Elementary were encouraged to ride their bikes, scooters or…

West Fargo School Board Votes on New Name for Elementary School

The West Fargo School District has 17 schools

  WEST FARGO, ND — West Fargo School Board has voted to name the district’s latest elementary school Willow Park. The school will be located just west of Blue Cross Blue Shield headquarters on 13th Avenue South, and is actually located in Fargo. Willow Park was one of three finalists along with Unity and Justice and came from a pool…

A Look Into School District Staff Social Media Policies

Are staff accountable for what they do on their own time on social media?

FARGO,N.D–In April, we told you about a West Fargo teacher resigning after being under fire for comments made on her personal twitter account. When it comes to staff conduct, all three public school districts in the metro say they have a clear policy. We use it to “follow” celebrities… To capture memories…and for fun. Social media gives us the chance…