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…

Signs Kids are Overwhelmed With Back-to-School Stress

The stress may be too much if it interferes with day-to-day functioning

Going back to school can mean a lot of stress for students, whether that’s worrying about fitting in or doing well in class. Experts say transitioning from summer to the school year is often a total 180 for kids. “You kind of go from not a lot of expectations to all of a sudden having every hour your day planned…

“I’m Moving Out” NDSU Students Are Saying Goodbye to Parents And Hello College At Move-In Day

FARGO N.D-It’s moving time. “It’s our unofficial kickoff to the fall so although the calendar says it’s summer, it’s where the small semester starts,” Said Director of Resident Life Rian Nostrum. With hundreds of new kids trying to navigate their big day, a lot of planning goes into it. “So we literally take streets, and we make them one way…

Sen. Tina Smith Creates Rural Economic Working Group

the goal of the group is to take innovative ideas from small communities and incorporate them to ones who need more help throughout the U.S.

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — Taking innovative ideas from rural communities in Minnesota and incorporating them at the federal level. Senator Tina Smith says that’s what can really help some change places across the country need. She announced she is starting a bipartisan Senate “Rural Economic Working Group.” And she’s doing it alongside Republican South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds. “Our…

United Way Holds School Supply Drive Distribution Event

The organization hopes to help 6,000 students this year

FARGO, N.D. — Thousands of students get to head back to school with a new backpack and school supplies thanks to United Way. The organization held its annual school supply drive, and families gathered at the Fargodome for the distribution event. The goal is to help 6,000 students this year. “We really want to do everything we can to try…

STARTALK Chinese Summer Program Ends With Closing Performance

Four dozen students took part in the three week program

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Mandarin Chinese is the most spoken language in the world. Four dozen students got to dive into the culture through the STARTALK Chinese Summer Program. Third to eighth graders showed off what they learned at a closing performance. There was everything from a ribbon dance to a skit about travel plans to children’s songs. Native Chinese teachers came…

Bennett Elementary Students Hold “Clap Out” to Honor Fifth Graders and Retiring Staff Members

The procession was led by retiring teacher Kelly Welle

FARGO, N.D. — School’s out for the year in Fargo and Bennett Elementary students are super excited. A “clap out” honors graduating fifth graders and retiring staff members. Parents walk with their fifth graders as they leave the building for the last time. The procession was led by retiring second grade teacher Kelly Welle who has taught in the district for…

Centennial Elementary Second Graders Go “Camping” Inside

They do activities like camp bingo and a scavenger hunt

FARGO, N.D. — Second graders at Centennial Elementary in Fargo are going camping… without the heat, bugs and sweat. Dozens of students at Camp Skeeter do activities in the classroom like camp bingo, stories, writing, crafts and a scavenger hunt. They also eat snacks like trail mix and s’mores. One teacher says the two–day camp leaves kids with memories that will…

850 Students Get Their Diplomas at MSUM Commencement

Many students say the connections they've made with other people will stick with them

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Students across the country are taking the next step in their lives as they get their diplomas. MSUM has the core values of grit, humility, and heart, and for the 850 students walking across the stage, that’s what they’ll be carrying with them for the rest of their lives. For Christopher Cook, there’s been a lot of grit….