Fargo Trust Officers host assembly at Davies High School

They spoke about mental health, positivity and social media.

FARGO, N.D.-  The assembly featured musicians and speakers including North Dakota First Lady Kathryn Burgum who spoke about her struggles when she was in high school. Everyone involved wants teens to know that they have people who they can reach out to. They also spoke about how social media influences kids to be someone they’re not to fit in and…

“Boost with Facebook” Teaches Local Businesses How to Grow Online

More than 230 local business owners gathered at the Avalon Events Center

FARGO, N.D. — Amanda Rydell has co–owned her vintage rental business for a couple of years. But her two business partners aren’t lifelong friends or former colleagues. “We were friends on Instagram, and then we just realized how much of a passion we have for the same thing, and then all connected and put our business plan together and started…

BBB Gives Tips on Managing Students’ Online Reputations

Social media can have big impact on students down the line

Social media can have a big impact on students when it comes time to apply to college or for a job. The Better Business Bureau has some tips. They say it’s a good idea for kids to consider what a future employer can find on their social media accounts before making a post. Making them private is also encouraged, though…

West Fargo Police Warns About Potential Dangers of Social Media Use Among Students

The forum was held to inform parents about the potential dangers social media poses and how it can get students in trouble

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo Police and Cheney Middle School teamed up Wednesday for another forum. It was held to inform parents about the potential dangers social media poses and how it can get students in trouble. Speakers shared startling statistics about how social media use among students can lead to bullying and harassment online. Some parents say they…

West Fargo Public Schools See Decline in Cyberbullying Incidents

The district has hosted community forums about social media since August

WEST FARGO, N.D. — As a dad with kids in their teens, West Fargo Police Chief Heith Janke makes sure his home is safe from cyberbullying and online predators. “My daughter may think she’s talking to a 13–year–old boy online, and there really could be a 45–year–old that’s trying to harm her, so we should always know the friends that…

West Fargo School District Holds Forum to Discuss Social Media Safety with Parents

Officers from the West Fargo Police Department and students also spoke

WEST FARGO, N.D. — After a teacher in her district pleaded guilty to having inappropriate relationships with students, Beth Slette decided it was time to teach the parents about the dangers kids face on their phones. “We have these students for six–and–half hours a day. I need to ensure that the children are safe in our schools, and I need to…

Teacher Loses State Licensing Board Position After Social Media Post Against President Donald Trump

Amy Hewett-Olatunde came under fire after using an expletive to criticize the president

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A former Minnesota Teacher of the Year has lost her position on a state licensing board. St. Paul teacher Amy Hewett-Olatunde came under fire after using an expletive in a social media post criticizing President Donald Trump. She says the president’s use of an expletive to describe African counties earlier this year has had a painful…

Boys and Girls Club of the Red River Valley CEO Starts Discussion about School Shootings on Facebook

Robin Nelson tries to engage both sides to come up with constructive solutions to the climbing numbers

FARGO, N.D. — In the aftermath of the shootings in Florida, the CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of the Red River Valley took to Facebook to discuss her feelings. Robin Nelson, a former Fargo school board member, asked questions about how communities will be affected by these shootings in a Facebook post last night. Nelson says her post…

Plastic Bag Facebook Post Causes Social Media Uproar

The photo was taken during a Detroit Lakes High School assembly Tuesday

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A Facebook post showing plastic bags over students’ heads at Detroit Lakes High School has gone viral. A post to social media is causing a strong reaction for many in Detroit Lakes. “I was a little ticked off that something like that would even happen,” said Monte Duel, stepfather to a Detoit Lakes High School student….

President Trump Tweets: Post Office Becoming “Dumber” and Needing “Good Old Global Warming”

Many climatologists say global warming is real and damaging for the earth and stress that cold weather doesn't necessarily connect with changes in climate

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption NATIONAL — President Trump is busy with his social media account, this time going after the U.S. Postal Service and making comments about the weather. With temperatures on the East Coast dropping significantly with the coming weekend, President Trump tweeted “Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good…