Fargo Public Schools Mill Levy Election Voting

Starting Monday, you can vote in the Fargo Public Schools Mill Levy Election

Early voting in the Fargo Public Schools Mill Levy Election begins Monday. You can vote Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 to 7 each day at Baymont Inn in Fargo. The general election will take place on Tuesday, March 7. A “YES” vote will allow the district to receive tax dollars based on the true assessed value of individual property…

Gym Fire Closes Sisseton Elementary School

There were no injuries and school officials hope to re-open the school by Tuesday

SISSETON, S.D. — No one was hurt after a fire broke out at a Sisseton elementary school. School officials say nearly 500 students in kindergarten through fifth grade were evacuated after a fire was discovered in the gym of Westside Elementary School. They say it appears the fire began in a mechanical room and it is accidental. Students and staff…

Neverland Visited Fargo in School Production of Peter and Wendy

Sixty-four students participated in the school musical production

FARGO, N.D. — Lincoln Elementary students took a flight to Neverland in their musical performance of Peter and Wendy. After only a week of school rehearsals, more than 60 students collaborated with the Missoula Children’s Theatre to put on the show. More than 100 children from kindergarten through fifth grade auditioned for roles, and 64 were cast in the show….

Former Grand Forks Teacher Admits to Sexual Relationship with Student

James Whalen, 42, will be sentenced on April 24th

A former Grand Forks teacher has admitted to having a sexual relationship with a student. In a plea deal, James Whalen pleaded guilty to sexual assault and two counts of corruption of a minor. A third corruption of a minor charge was dropped. The 42-year-old Whalen will be sentenced on April 24. His plea deal calls for a five year…

DGF Middle School Hosts Its School Wide Geographic Bee

6th, 7th and 8th graders compete at DGF middle school in the Geographic Bee

DGF Middle School held their 2017 National Geographic Bee. It’s the 29th year the National Geographic Society had the competition for students in thousands of schools across the U.S The bee started with classroom competitions. The top 10 scorers between all 6th 7th and 8th graders competed in the school level competition this afternoon. 8th grader Zachary McFarland was the…

Kids at Ben Franklin Middle School Learn Retail

Partnering with the Kilbourne Group, kids imagine a shop for Roberts Common in Fargo

Students at Ben Franklin Middle School got a crash course in retail over the past few months. The students presented their plans for unique retail stores that could be built in Roberts Commons in Fargo. They worked over the past few months along with the Kilbourne Group to come up with the ideas for the stores. They identified target audiences,…

School Dating Assignment Shut Down After Mother Takes Action

The mother of a student at Highland High School in Salt Lake City says the assignment is "old-school" thinking

One mother of an 11th grade student at a high school in Salt Lake City, Utah says she is upset after her daughter was given a homework assignment she felt was inappropriate. Jenn Oxborrow’s daughter and other 11th grade students are required to attend the “Adult Roles and Financial Literacy Class” and must complete the course to graduate high school. Their teacher gave them…

A Fun-Filled Day of Compassion at Jefferson Elementary School

Jeffereson Elementary held a day of compassion for fourth and fifth graders

FARGO, N.D. Jefferson Elementary School took a day off from the routine and hosted a Day of Compassion. Fourth and Fifth grade students spent the day with South High student leaders doing compassion based activities. They did team building, discussed respect, bullying prevention and took part in building relationship workshops. Rollie Johnson and Erik Hatch with First Lutheran Church led…

Horizon Middle School Has Late Thursday Start Due to Water Concerns

Officials say there is a concern after they believe kids became sick after drinking from a water fountain

There is a concern with the drinking water at Horizon Middle School in Moorhead. Several kids got sick from possible copper poisoning after drinking from a water fountain. Moorhead Public Service is working with the school district to identify the source of the contamination. It is believed to be an isolated plumbing issue on the premises. In order to finish…

Record Snowfall Hits the Red River Valley

Fargo set a one-day snowfall record with more than nine inches of snow in a 24 hour period

Record snowfall in parts of North Dakota and Minnesota is mostly to blame for making travel difficult in the region. As much as 10 inches of new snow fell in the Red River Valley with Fargo setting a single-day record on Monday of 9.2 inches. Students in some school districts had an extended winter break because of the dangerous travel…