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Hundreds of Concordia College Students Graduate

Over 500 students graduate in spring commencement

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Hundreds pack into Concordia’s Memorial Auditorium to join graduates for their spring commencement. As students enter commencement with smiles and laughter, it’s safe to say there’s one word to describe how they are feeling. “Excited. Like, it’s super bittersweet,” said student body president at Concordia, Rachael Schauper. “I’m excited. I’m excited,” said graduate Shawn Neison. “I’m very…

Leaders of UND Hope to Move Forward with a New Strategic Plan

A presentation at UND was held to discuss the new five year strategic plan

GRAND FORKS, ND — UND is working on overcoming many obstacles throughout the school year after being hit with major budget cuts. From the commotion of cutting women’s hockey, controversy over re-branding athletics and getting a new president, one of North Dakota’s major universities went through several changes in a short amount of time. “I’m hoping there’s no more allotments…

Special Star Wars Day Puts Wisconsin School into Lockdown

Today is globally celebrated by fans of Star Wars as "May the Fourth be with You Day"

  ASHWAUBENON, WI — A high school in Wisconsin was evacuated and put into lockdown early this morning after a parent watched a student dressed in what appeared to be a bullet proof vest and a mask enter a back door of the building. Authorities responded quickly to the scene but after a quick investigation, realized the student was only…

McKinley First Graders Become Inventors

"Not a Box" Inventions were presented by first graders as part of their 21st century learning curriculum

FARGO, ND — First graders are showing how innovative they are at such a young age. Students at McKinley Elementary presented cardboard box inventions to classmates and invited guests. Small groups were asked to utilize their 21st century skills. They were responsible for planning, gathering supplies, building, testing and evaluating their final “Not a Box” inventions. Teachers say it was…

Experts Say Fit Sleep into Your Finals Schedule

Sleep may help you get a better grade on that test

FARGO, ND — Before you hit the books all night to study for finals, you may want to consider this. A study done by Harvard University suggests that dreaming can help boost your memory. Sacrificing sleep to study is an age old ritual of finals week, but experts say it may leave you dragging. A local sleep doctor says it’s…

West Fargo’s Berger Elementary Officials Investigating Suspicious Bites

The bites are small in size and neither person knows what may have bitten them

  WEST FARGO, ND — West Fargo school officials are investigating after a staff member and student were both bit by something unknown. The bites are small in size and neither person knows what may have bitten them. School officials say they are consulting with a company to find the cause. Their Family Fun Night, scheduled for tonight, has been…

Agassiz Variety Show Creates Positive School Culture

This was the fourth year for the school's variety show

FARGO, ND — Students and staff at Agassiz School in Fargo held their fourth annual variety show. The show unites all age groups and each of the building’s four schools. Performers showed off a variety of skills and parts of their culture.  Acts included traditional cultural dances, comedy skits and singers. The variety show is designed to promote interactions among…

Voters Reject Maple Valley School District Bond Referendum

Superintendent Brian Wolf says 544 voters approved the bond issue with 381 against

  TOWER CITY, N.D. — For the fourth time, voters in the Maple Valley School District failed to get the necessary 60% super majority to pass a $14.3 million bond referendum. Yesterday’s vote came up less than 2% short. Superintendent Brian Wolf says 544 voters approved the bond issue with 381 against. Voters were asked to approve the measure which…

Suspended West Fargo Teacher at Center of Twitter Controversy Speaks Out

Tihista's posts online claim she called parents of her students "monsters"

WEST FARGO, N.D. — A West Fargo special education teacher says she made a mistake when she wrote offensive social media comments. Sheridan Tihista was placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation. Tihista released the following statement to KVRR Local News: “I attended basketball games, bought my kids lunch when their accounts were negative, attended adoption…

New Standardized Tests in North Dakota Schools for 2017-2018

State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler says she has approved new math and English testing

  BISMARCK, N.D. — There will be new standardized tests in North Dakota schools for the 2017-2018 year. State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said she has approved new math and English testing. She said the new tests will not be based on the Common Core system but were created by two committees that had more than 70 math and language…