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Rothsay Public School bomb threat deemed not credible

Courtesy: Rothsay Public SchoolROTHSAY, Minn. (KVRR) – The Rothsay School District says nothing was found while law enforcement was investigating a bomb threat at a school on Wednesday. Superintendent Wade Johnson says he was told around 12:20 PM a note was found in an elementary bathroom saying “the bomb’s going off at 1 pm.” The Wilkin County Sheriff’s Office was…

Superintendent pleased with voter turnout at Grand Forks Public Schools special election

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) — Grand Forks Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Terry Brenner says he’s pleased with the turnout of voters at Tuesday’s special election. More than 4,100 people voted, with 65% voting “yes” to increase the district’s school building levy fund by 2.5 million dollars each year. Brenner says he hasn’t heard directly from those who voted “no,” but…

Superintendent in school van arrested for DUI

Michael GadboisKARLSTAD, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) – A school superintendent in northwestern Minnesota is facing a drunken driving charge after a Kittson County deputy said he found him in a school district van in the parking lot of a school building. Fifty-five-year-old Michael Gadbois is also charged with open bottle and having alcohol on school property. He was arrested Saturday. The deputy’s report…

Grand Forks Public Schools showcases buildings needing improvements ahead of Tuesday’s election

"Our intent is to combine the dollars that we receive to address HVAC issues, to address accessibility issues with bathrooms, to address just general disparity where we have locker rooms that aren't next to gymnasiums,"

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) — The Grand Forks school board is calling on people to vote in a special election that will help fund improvements throughout the district. After failing to pass an 86 million dollar referendum in June, the Grand Forks school district is inviting parents and community members to take an up close look at why the facilities…

Fargo School Board Votes To Censure Member Over Enrollment Allegations

The school board voted 7-2 to censure Jennifer Benson

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo School Board has voted to censure one of its own members for allegedly making false accusations against Superintendent Rupak Gandhi and a top assistant. Jennifer Benson says they intentionally withheld information about declining enrollment numbers. “What motivation would we ever have to withhold enrollment information? And then secondly, if we wanted to deliberately keep that information…

No K-12 School Starting Monday for 5 Days In North Dakota

Gov. Doug Burgum Following The Lead of Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz In Shutting Down Schools For The Time Being

BISMARCK, N.D. — Governor Doug Burgum announces the closing of North Dakota’s schools, public and nonpublic, for one week, beginning Monday. The governor and Superintendent Kirsten Baesler explained the reasons for the shutdown Sunday night. The decision will be revisited Friday. The order does mot apply to daycare facilities. Some of the reasons for the school closings: —The Centers for…

North Dakota State Superintendent Seeking Reelection

Kirsten Baesler says she will run for a third four-year term.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota’s state superintendent says she plans to seek reelection. Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler says she will run for a third four-year term. The superintendent is a nonpartisan official, but Baesler sought and received the Republican Party’s support in 2016 when she was elected with about 75% of the general election vote. Baesler says that it’s important…

Local Bands Aim To Pay Off Fargo Public Schools Student Lunch Debt

the district has accrued over $26,000 just in 2019

FARGO, N.D. — The power of a good voice and some strong beats goes well beyond their sound. “Music has affected change in society for years and so it seemed like a natural thing,” said Jason Boynton. What seemed very unnatural to Boynton and his friends was the $26,000 in student lunch debt at Fargo Public Schools. It’s why they’re…

Former Moorhead Superintendent Candidate Reaches Plea Deal For Indecent Exposure

Scott Staska was accused of exposing himself at stores in St. Cloud and Waite Park

ST. CLOUD, MN — A former candidate for school superintendent in Moorhead has pleaded guilty to indecent exposure. Scott Staska was accused of exposing himself at stores in St. Cloud and Waite Park between May 2017 and April 2018. He pleaded not guilty to all 19 counts in May. But under a plea deal reached on Friday, he pleaded guilty to…

Proposed Bill Gives ND School Districts Option of Online Learning on Snow Days

With virtual learning, school districts don't have to make up days from bad weather

NORTH DAKOTA –  A proposed bill offers online learning on days where school is called off because of bad weather. If the bill becomes law in North Dakota, school districts across the state would be able to decide whether or not they want to put the plan in place. The bill was introduced by Rep. Jim Grueneich of Jamestown. KVRR reached…