Polk County Sheriff warns parents of dangerous social media sites

POLK COUNTY, Minn.–The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is sending a reminder to parents to monitor potentially dangerous social media sites. The Sheriff’s Office recently became aware that teenagers have been using a website called to chat and video chat with others. The site does not require an account or login credentials. Once teens are on the homepage, a link…

Man Facing Child Porn Charges Not Tied To Social Media Rumors In Detroit Lakes

Investigators say they have no knowledge that the incident being talked about on social media occurred nor of Alexander Coyne's alleged involvement

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Authorities in Detroit Lakes say the arrest of a man for child porn is not related to a social media rumor alleging an incident in the city. 31-year-old Alexander Coyne is behind bars for possession of pornographic work involving minors. Formal charges are expected in the next few days. Coyne, seen here in 2018, is also…

Cass County Sheriff’s Office Employee On Administrative Leave

A Facebook post many have found offensive

FARGO, N.D. — Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner says an employee has been placed on administrative leave over a Facebook post many have found offensive. The post is by a Cass County Sheriff’s Office Non-licensed Correctional employee. It has drawn the attention of Native Lives Matter and many others. Jahner says his office does not condone the behavior or comments,…

Social Distancing: Dealing With The Stress

Tips From An Expert For When The Bad News Weighs You Down

  We’ve been trying to navigate through a pandemic. Now we have worldwide protests addressing centuries of mistreatment of black people in America after the death of George Floyd. Some of those have led to violent clashes with law enforcement. Social Media amplifies a lot of the strife. It can feel like you’re mainlining misery, and a lot of times…

Advocates For MSUM Theatre Program Speak Out Against Cuts, Association Plans Forum

MSUM Faculty Association is hosting a public forum Monday night on the recent decision to cut 11 majors and numerous staff positions.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — “It makes the light at the end of the tunnel not seem so bright; I just think a huge letdown,” MSUM Theatre Student Connor Murphy said. After a public meeting, MSUM announced it would cut 11 majors at the university to solve a 6 million dollar budget deficit. One of the programs is the Theatre Arts Program….

Fargo’s Mainstream Botique Uses Facebook Live To Showcase Items For Sale

Gurbanova Opened Up Shop On 32nd Avenue South Fargo Back In September.

FARGO, N.D. — At Mainstream Boutique in Fargo the doors may be closed but customers are still taking a tour in the store through Facebook. “We had many comments and it was fun for customers, we will respond to comments at the same time, I think they like it and we get requests to do more,” Owner Of Mainstream Boutique…

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…