school

Flood Control Buyouts Spark New Facility for Fargo Schools

New warehouse puts the behind the scenes operations under one roof

FARGO, ND — Flood control efforts sparked a new warehouse for the Fargo Public School District. Officials said their new operations facility will help improve the lives of their students. Faculty and staff are celebrating the end of a big move. “Make sure our buildings are prepared and ready to go for students and the education they receive,” said Superintendent…

Woodrow Wilson School Transformed Into New Apartments

One that's kept the original school structure with some added modern twists, and a new side that reflects the same decorative style

FARGO, ND — What started off as a building to house twelve elementary classrooms has now been transformed into 97 apartments. “Woodrow Wilson School is the second oldest school in Fargo,” said Deb Wendel-Daub, the Kilbourne Group’s Senior Program manager. “We’re celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Woodrow School.” The grand opening of the complex gave community members an opportunity…

United Way Kicks Off Annual School Supply Drive

The backpacks and supplies will be distributed to students and families in need on August 5th and 8th at the Fargodome

MOORHEAD, Minn — It’s only the second week of July, but the United Way has already kicked off its 19th annual School Supply Drive. Schools supplies will be collected until July 28th. The program provides a backpack and school supplies to any child attending K-12 in Cass and Clay counties. The backpacks and supplies will be distributed to students and…

NDSU School of Pharmacy Receives Funding for Opioid Treatment

The school recieved over eleven thousand dollars for a new program starting in the fall

FARGO, ND — The School of Pharmacy at NDSU has received funding for a program to help fight the opioid crisis in the area. The North Dakota Board of Pharmacy and the FM Area Foundation have teamed together to award the program over $11,000. The funding will help train pharmacists in the area on the use of naloxone to reverse…

Giggles and Wiggles Daycare Raising Money for United Way School Supply Drive

The kids have partnered up with United Way to donate their proceeds to the annual school supply drive

FARGO, ND — A group of young kids is learning the importance of giving back to the community. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade and sell it at an annual lemonade stand. The kids at Giggles and Wiggles Daycare are doing exactly that. “This is our fifth year,” said Emma Vritel and Alyssa Aarsvole, who are two of the kids…

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…