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NDSU Students Legally Hack Into University’s Network

Students found a few vulnerabilities in the system

FARGO, N.D. — Computer hacking may not sound like something that’s encouraged, but an NDSU computer science event let students test out their hacking skills. Students legally hacked the university’s network to find vulnerabilities in the system. The penetration testing exercise is designed for students to apply skills to a real–world network. “This is very important because this helps companies and…

People in the Community Using Bike Sharing for More than Just Transportation

They have 11 different docks around the area. Some scattered throughout downtown and some on and near the NDSU campus

FARGO, N.D. — People around town are using Great Rides Bike Share to do more than just get from one place to another; they are using it for fun. Students at NDSU took a field trip to the Red River for a two hour bike ride to see different parts of nature. Those with Great Rides say there are so…

Medical Examiner: Singer Tom Petty Died of Accidental Opioid Overdose

The coroner says Petty had traces of fentanyl, oxycodone and several other drugs in his system

ReutersLOS ANGELES, Calif. — An autopsy report concludes that singer and songwriter, Tom Petty, died from an accidental drug overdose. Petty, 66, had just ended a tour with his band, the Heartbreakers, when he suffered a heart attack at his home in Malibu on october 2. The coroner says Petty had traces of fentanyl, oxycodone and several other drugs in…

ND Board of Higher Education Discussing Complaints of Hostile Work Environment and Discrimination

Hagerott says he "strongly disagrees'' with her assertions

BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota Board of Higher Education met behind closed doors for about an hour to discuss a labor complaint against the university system chancellor. The complaint was filed by former vice chancellor Lisa Feldner after she was fired by Chancellor Mark Hagerott in September. She accuses him of creating a hostile work environment and discriminating against…

FDA Approves New Epi-Injector for Infants and Small Children

The injector has shorter needles and a lower dose of epinephrine

  NATIONAL — The FDA has approved a new system to treat life-threatening allergies in infants and small children. It’s called the Auvi-Q Epinephrine injector and is specifically designed for treating infants and small children who weigh between 16 and a half and 33 pounds. The injector has shorter needles and a lower dose of epinephrine. Kaleo, the company who…

Altru Health System to Build “21st Century Hospital”

The specifics of the new hospital are still being determined

  GRAND FORKS, ND — Altru Health System is making a major investment in new facilities and new technologies in Grand Forks. They have announced plans to invest over $250 million for what they call a “brand new 21st century hospital”, expand clinic services and cutting-edge surgical and emergency services. The president of Altru, Dr. Eric Lunn, said the structural…

Time is Running Out on Fargo’s Great Rides Bike Sharing System

The 100 bikes and 11 stations will be removed and placed into storage until next spring

  FARGO, ND — You still have time to get in one last “Great Rides” bike ride for the season. The bike share system will end its third season in operation on November 5th as daylight saving time ends. The 100 bikes and 11 stations will be removed and placed into storage until next spring. The non-profit, seasonally-operated bike share…

University of Hawaii Prepares Students for a Nuclear Attack

An email from the school was sent out to students, giving details as where to go and what to do

  HONOLULU — The University of Hawaii is warning their students what to do if they are faced with a nuclear attack. An email from the school was sent out to students, giving details as where to go and what to do. The email stated, in part: In light of concerns about North Korea missile tests, state and federal agencies…

Discussion Request Rejected Over ND Board of Higher Education Chancellor Mark Hagerott

Hagerott's request came on the heels of his decision to fire vice chancellor Lisa Feldner

BISMARCK, ND — The state Board of Higher Education has rejected a request for a special meeting to discuss the contract of Chancellor Mark Hagerott. Board member Mike Ness said that he wanted to talk about Hagerott and possible legal action that could be related to the events of the last couple of weeks.” Hagerott earlier this week asked for…

Homeland Security: North Dakota’s Election System Targeted in 2016

The Dept. of Homeland Security say the systems were targeted but not breached

  NORTH DAKOTA — There was an attack on North Dakota’s election systems in the summer of 2016. The Department of Homeland Security delivered that news to the Secretary of State’s office on Friday. They said the systems were targeted but not breached. North Dakota was among 21 states targeted last summer. Secretary of State Al Jaeger said he is…