Kindergartners Learn from NDSU’s “Bug Man”

The Bug Man brought live bugs for the students to see

FARGO, N.D. — Kids at Eagle Elementary wrapped up a week learning about bugs with a visit from Don Carey, or NDSU’s “Bug Man.” Carey works at NDSU’s entomology department. He brought live bugs for the kids to see, like a centipede and tarantula. Kindergartners have been learning about a new bug every day of the week by making bug crafts…

Teacher Loses State Licensing Board Position After Social Media Post Against President Donald Trump

Amy Hewett-Olatunde came under fire after using an expletive to criticize the president

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A former Minnesota Teacher of the Year has lost her position on a state licensing board. St. Paul teacher Amy Hewett-Olatunde came under fire after using an expletive in a social media post criticizing President Donald Trump. She says the president’s use of an expletive to describe African counties earlier this year has had a painful…

Students at Fargo’s Eagles Elementary Get Green Thumbs By Developing A Snack Garden

FARGO, ND – Students at Fargo’s Eagles Elementary School are learning about planting and healthy food while developing a snack garden. It’s part of a grant–funded project the school is using to teach kids about project–based learning. Fifth graders are creating their plan to build the garden this week. Later this month, they will work with Eagles Elementary’s Educational Autism Academy…

Amanda Boyeff Named Fargo Public Schools Teacher of the Year

She is a special education teacher at Lincoln Elementary

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Public Schools has named its 2018 Teacher of the Year. Lincoln Elementary School special education teacher Amanda Boyeff won the award. Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Schatz made the surprise announcement at a school assembly Friday morning. Boyeff has been with Lincoln Elementary since 2004. Her selection for the award was based on testimonials from parents, colleagues, and administrators….

Teacher Accused Of Child Sex Abuse With Three Girls Under 15

Everest Moore Charged With Gross Sexual Imposition

WILLISTON, N.D. — Bond has been set at $50,000 for a Williston teacher accused of child sex abuse. 28-year-old Everest Moore was placed on administrative leave last month by St. Joseph’s Catholic School due to alleged employee misconduct. Moore was arrested Friday on charges of gross sexual imposition. He is accused of sexual misconduct with three girls under the age…

Senator Hoeven Answers Questions About GOP Tax Reform and How it Benefits You

Throughout the last seven weeks, Americans have gone through a range of emotions when it comes to their financial futures

MOORHEAD, Minn. — It’s been a week since the GOP tax plan was signed by President Trump. Throughout the last seven weeks, Americans have gone through a range of emotions when it comes to their financial futures. Senator Hoeven says he is making an effort to educate Americans, clear up misunderstandings about tax reform and explain why he thinks it…

Former Fergus Falls Teacher Sentenced for Child Pornography

He was a sub for the Fergus Falls School District for 15 years

  FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — A former Fergus Falls substitute teacher has been sentenced on child pornography charges. Joshua Noble, 39, is sentenced to five years in prison and he must pay $26,000 in restitution. He must also pay $5,000 in a special assessment to the Domestic Trafficking Victims Fund. Authorities say Noble was active on an internet-based messaging service…

Duluth Police Say Woman Set Herself on Fire Near Lake Superior College

Authorities say the woman suffered critical, life-threatening burns and was taken to a Duluth hospital

  DULUTH, Minn. — Duluth police now say that the severe burns suffered by a woman found on fire last week were self-inflicted. The 24-year-old Duluth woman was found on fire in a car along Highway 23 in Fond du Lac near the Lake Superior College Fire Training Center Thursday. Lake Superior College officials say the woman was not a…

North Dakota Seeing Decrease in Emergency Teacher Certification Applicants

The board indicated that more flexible teacher licensing on the federal level could have played a part

  BISMARCK, ND — North Dakota is seeing a major drop in emergency teacher certifications compared to years past. The state Education Standards and Practices Board revealed that 25 alternate licenses were approved for the current school year, compared to 83 last year. The licenses are issued through an emergency measure that allows people without a teaching license to teach…

Grand Forks Middle School Honors Late Teacher With Scoreboard Dedication

Troy Bazey worked as a teacher and coach at Schroeder Middle School for over 20 years

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A Grand Forks middle school took time from their day to celebrate the life of a beloved teacher and coach, Troy Bazey. Schroeder Middle School honored the life of Bazey. “It’s just amazing.  The Schroeder family has been so supportive throughout the whole ordeal,” said Kaci Bazey, Troy Bazey’s daughter. Troy Bazey lost his battle with…