Schools

WATCH LIVE: Trump: Schools ‘100%’ should open this fall

WASHINGTON–President Donald Trump says he is “100%” in favor of schools opening in the fall, during the coronavirus pandemic. and is “comfortable” with his son and grandchildren going back to school. Speaking in a news conference Wednesday at the White House, Trump insisted that young people “have very strong immune systems.” “They (children) don’t catch it (the coronavirus) easily and…

Governor Doug Burgum outlines K-12 Smart Restart Plan to open schools

The plan gives districts the opportunity to choose whether to teach students in person, virtually or with a hybrid of both

FARGO, N.D. — The decision on how to educate students this year will be left in the hands of each school district. District leaders will have the opportunity to decide whether to teach students in person, virtually or a hybrid of the two. Governor Doug Burgum says this prevents North Dakota from issuing a state-wide closure of schools. “Some school…

Fargo School Board Candidates Share Their Visions

Election Day for the school board is June 9th

FARGO, N.D. — All 13 candidates for the Fargo Public School Board joined a public forum about why they should get the job. The debate was hosted by the Red River Valley League Of Women Voters. The debate touched on multiple topics about education methods but talk of the town was COVID-19 and future plans. The questions also included audience…

Some MN businesses can reopen Monday, distance learning continues for rest of school year

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Tim Walz announces some businesses can reopen Monday and schools will continue distance learning for the rest of the school year. Industrial and manufacturing businesses like wholesale trade, warehouses can welcome back workers. Office-based businesses that aren’t customer-faced will also be open for business. This affects up to 100,000 workers and 20,000 businesses. In order…

WATCH LIVE: Gov. Walz Expected to Close Schools for Remainder of Academic Year

The announcement is expected to come during a news conference at 2 p.m.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn–Gov. Tim Walz is expected to announce that Minnesota schools will remain closed for the rest of the academic year on Thursday. Walz closed public schools in March and has repeatedly said it was “unlikely” they were reopen. The announcement is expected to come during a news conference at 2 p.m. KVRR will livestream the conference here. Categories: Coronavirus,…

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz Declares State Of Emergency For Coronavirus

The State Has Tested Over 500 People For The Coronavirus With Only 14 Confirmed Cases

ST.PAUL, MINN. — In an address at the state capital in Saint Paul, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz laid out the plans the state would be taking to battle the coronavirus. “I would ask you all to think of this as opening the tool box, we are not taking a tool out of it as of today in terms of things…

Fargo Cass Public Health hosts its first “Break Free Youth Action Summit”

The summit gave students tools and resources to find their voice and advocate for change.

FARGO, N.D. – Fargo Cass Public Health is hosting its first “Break Free Youth Action Summit.” The goal is to present techniques on how teens can be  successful tobacco prevention advocates. Following the e–cigarette outbreak, Fargo Cass Public Health in collaboration with Tobacco Free North Dakota decided to host their first summit to get the youth to take action and…

Breckenridge Elementary School Receives $100,000 Fitness Center Renovation

The goal of the organization is to promote health and wellness.

BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. – An Elementary School in a small Minnesota town gets the renovation of a lifetime. The National Foundation For Governors’ Fitness Councils revealed  A $100,000 new workout space for students, teachers and the community in Breckenridge. The Foundation’s “Don’t Quit Campaign” awards fitness centers to schools across the country as a way to promote physical activity and fitness…

Sen. Smith Introduces Mental Health Bill After Sharing Her Experience With Depression

The bill would help provide mental health resources to schools

FARGO, N.D. — May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and experts say one in five Americans suffer from a mental health issue. Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.) is introducing a bill to address it. She recently revealed she struggled with depression in her teens and late 30’s. “I’m really blessed that I was able to get the help I needed to…

F-M Ambulance Adds Additional Ambulance to South Fargo During Road Construction

officials say they did it because there's three schools in the area and several busy roads

FARGO, N.D. — F-M Ambulance adds an additional ambulance to southwest Fargo because of major road construction nearby. Officials say F-M Ambulance has not noticed an increase in calls around areas with construction on 52nd Avenue South. EMT’s say they also haven’t experienced delays when responding to an emergency. However, they selected southwest Fargo because it’s near three elementary schools and…