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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…

Former Glyndon-Felton Elementary Principal Reaches Plea Deal in Theft Case

A court complaint states Dahlberg would use the self-checkout lane to scan low price items while keeping high dollar items in her cart

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — The former principal at Glyndon-Felton Elementary has reached a plea deal in a theft case involving Sam’s Club in Moorhead. Shannon Dahlberg, 46, has agreed to plead guilty to two counts of misdemeanor theft. Two felony theft charges will be dropped. She’ll be sentenced May 10. A court complaint states Dahlberg would use the self-checkout lane…

NDSU Nursing School on the Chopping Block?

The school in Bismarck has been targeted by an amendment to the budget to be returned to Sanford Health

FARGO, N.D. — The budget deficit in North Dakota could lead to additional cuts at NDSU. State lawmakers are considering cutting the nursing school in Bismarck. Hospitals in the metro depend on graduates from local nursing programs. An amendment to the higher education funding bill has caused some confusion among state lawmakers. It states that neither the higher education board…

Teachers Needed in Northern Minnesota

Struggle to hire and retain teachers all across Minnesota

School districts across Minnesota are struggling to hire and retain teachers. The superintendent of the Kittson Central district says schools in the rural, northern part of the state have struggled harder than ever to fill open jobs in the past few years. State data show that teacher turnover is higher in smaller districts. Since 2010, districts of fewer than 300…

Longfellow Elementary Students Share Love of North Dakota with Sen. Heitkamp

Heitkmap announced winners for the "Why I Love North Dakota" essays

FARGO, N.D. — Senator Heitkamp took time off from her busy schedule and headed to Longfellow Elementary School. At least 65 fourth graders at Longfellow Elementary shared their personal “Why I Love North Dakota” essays with Senator Heidi Heitkamp just before Valentine’s Day. The Senator decided to make a personal trip to the school to announce her top essay choices…

Fargo Public School Names Teacher of the Year

Leah Juelke wins teacher of the year for Fargo Public School District

FARGO, N.D. — The award for Fargo Public School Teacher of the Year goes to…Leah Juelke. The surprise announcement was made during a school fire drill assembly. Juelke is an alumnus of Fargo Public Schools and began teaching as an English Learners Language Arts Instructor in the district in 2013. Her selection as teacher of the year was based on…

Seven Children Injured in School Bus Crash with Suspected Drunk Driver in Minnesota

The bus was carrying 22 children at the time of the accident. Seven of them suffered minor injuries

  ROBBINSDALE, Minn. — Five children were sent to the hospital and are now recovering after an erratic driver crashed into a school bus in a suburb of the Twin Cities. Robbinsdale Police say the driver, identified as 28-year-old Argeni Fernandez of Minneapolis,┬áhit the school bus while he was trying to flee from authorities. Police say Fernandez was found behind…

Look Out Drivers: Fargo’s 2017 Construction Season Gets an Early Start

Favorable weather conditions is allowing work on 32nd Ave South to begin next week.

FARGO, N.D. — The dreaded construction season is making an early comeback this year. City workers said orange cones could go up as soon as Monday. Remember 2016’s road construction on 13th Ave South? A new project in 2017 could look similar. City workers say if 32nd Ave South by Interstate 29 is on your work commute, you might want…