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It’s a Great Day to be a Dragon: MSUM Celebrates Graduation

MSUM held their 2017 Spring Commencement Ceremony

MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSUM students had grins cheek to cheek as they got ready for the one of the biggest days of their college careers. “I’m nervous! I’m really nervous but I’m excited,” said graduate Sara Bogardus. “Honestly it’s a little bittersweet feeling,” said graduate Jordan Cresap. “Well, I don’t think it really hit me until last night when I…

Cheney Middle School Celebrates Cultures at New Neighbor Night

People from the FM area and around the world celebrate the cultures of their neighbors

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Through dance, food and games, West Fargo Public Schools is welcoming its new neighbors from around the world. More than 1,000 people from the Valley and many other corners of the globe gathered at Cheney Middle School to celebrate. From Chinese calligraphy to Nepali dances, the New Neighbor Night celebrates the diverse cultures living in West…

NDSU Gives Back During Move Out Week

One student's trash may be another student's treasure during move out week

FARGO, ND — While finals may be coming to an end, another stress begins. It’s move out week. “We should probably put the guitar first,” one NDSU¬†student said as they packed up. The semester may be over for some students, but now they tackle a new test. Fitting everything into a car. “I had to get rid of my mirror,”…

Eagles Elementary Students Tackle National Bike to School Day

Students participate in National Nike to School Day

FARGO, ND — Wheels were rolling in from every direction as hundreds of students participated in National Bike to School Day. “This is just a good way to jump start their day and get their brain moving before they have to use it,” said NDSU student Barbi Reuss. Students at Eagles Elementary were encouraged to ride their bikes, scooters or…

Hundreds of Concordia College Students Graduate

Over 500 students graduate in spring commencement

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Hundreds pack into Concordia’s Memorial Auditorium to join graduates for their spring commencement. As students enter commencement with smiles and laughter, it’s safe to say there’s one word to describe how they are feeling. “Excited. Like, it’s super bittersweet,” said student body president at Concordia, Rachael Schauper. “I’m excited. I’m excited,” said graduate Shawn Neison. “I’m very…

Parents and Teachers Throw Color at Students to Promote Exercise

Lewis and Clark Elementary hosted the third annual Family Color Run

FARGO, N.D. — It’s National Fitness Month and to celebrate, kids in Fargo are running with style.¬† They picked a nice sunny day for Lewis & Clark Elementary School’s third annual Family Color Run. Clouds of bright colors and vibrant hues were thrown on the runners. Organizers want this event to promote physical exercise with families in the area. Teachers…

Leaders of UND Hope to Move Forward with a New Strategic Plan

A presentation at UND was held to discuss the new five year strategic plan

GRAND FORKS, ND — UND is working on overcoming many obstacles throughout the school year after being hit with major budget cuts. From the commotion of cutting women’s hockey, controversy over re-branding athletics and getting a new president, one of North Dakota’s major universities went through several changes in a short amount of time. “I’m hoping there’s no more allotments…

Therapy Dogs Helping College Students Finish Strong

At least 7 therapy dogs were on UND's campus to help relieve the stress of finals

GRAND FORKS, ND — Students studying for finals at UND had some extra furry visitors for the day. Seven therapy dogs made appearances at the university to take the edge off of students who are studying for finals. Students were able to sit and play with the dogs from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Chester Fritz Library in order to…

Cupcake Wars: The Fargo Davies High School Edition

Young students get a taste of competitive baking

FARGO, N.D. — High school students in Fargo are getting in on a Food Network inspired competition. Teams of students at Davies High School were given 20 minutes of baking time for its annual Cupcake Wars competition. Like in the show, they had to use secret ingredients, which were limes, cayenne pepper, avocado and Mexican chocolate. We asked one of…

Drivers Identified in Bemidji School Bus Crash

Police say one child was pinned inside and had to be cut out of the bus by rescue workers

  BELTRAMI COUNTY, Minn. — Authorities have identified the two drivers involved in a Bemidji school bus crash in Beltrami County. Police say 29-year-old Thomas Nielson of Chattanooga, Tennessee was driving a passenger vehicle when he drove through a stop sign and hit the school bus, being driven by 47-year-old Patrick Stout of Bemidji. They say Stout lost control of…