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Fargo Public School Names Teacher of the Year

Leah Juelke wins teacher of the year for Fargo Public School District

FARGO, N.D. — The award for Fargo Public School Teacher of the Year goes to…Leah Juelke. The surprise announcement was made during a school fire drill assembly. Juelke is an alumnus of Fargo Public Schools and began teaching as an English Learners Language Arts Instructor in the district in 2013. Her selection as teacher of the year was based on…

West Fargo Teacher Gets Surprised with “Staff Member of the Year”

Science teacher in West Fargo thought it was a regular staff meeting Wednesday morning

WEST FARGO, N.D. — A West Fargo science teacher was honored with a surprise award this morning. Cheney Middle School’s very own Sandy Evenson was named the Professional/Licensed Staff Member of the Year. All staff members were called to a meeting this morning where she was surprised with the award. She says friends and family were there to cheer her…

Onword Together and the Unmasking Brain Injury Project

Brain injury survivors are creating masks to show what it's like living with a brain injury

FARGO, N.D. — Creativity was shown all throughout Onword Therapy in Fargo during a mask making get together. Brain injury survivors spent the afternoon decorating masks to display at the capitol. It is one way the North Dakota Brain Injury Network is giving brain injury survivors a chance to share their stories. The Unmasking Brain Injury Project allows people to…

Liberty Middle School Gives Presentations on Cultural Backgrounds

Middle Schoolers created a Cultural Fair to learn each others backgrounds

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The Red River Valley Fairgrounds was jam packed with middle-schoolers sharing their backgrounds with the community. Liberty Middle School 7th graders from Team Trailblazer are currently studying immigration, cultures and traditions. The students created a cultural fair with presentations and demonstrations of Native American, European, African, Latin American and Asian cultures. They were also assigned in…

Former Grand Forks Teacher Admits to Sexual Relationship with Student

James Whalen, 42, will be sentenced on April 24th

A former Grand Forks teacher has admitted to having a sexual relationship with a student. In a plea deal, James Whalen pleaded guilty to sexual assault and two counts of corruption of a minor. A third corruption of a minor charge was dropped. The 42-year-old Whalen will be sentenced on April 24. His plea deal calls for a five year…

School Dating Assignment Shut Down After Mother Takes Action

The mother of a student at Highland High School in Salt Lake City says the assignment is "old-school" thinking

One mother of an 11th grade student at a high school in Salt Lake City, Utah says she is upset after her daughter was given a homework assignment she felt was inappropriate. Jenn Oxborrow’s daughter and other 11th grade students are required to attend the “Adult Roles and Financial Literacy Class” and must complete the course to graduate high school. Their teacher gave them…

Former Grand Forks Teacher Expected to Plead Guilty in Sex Assault Case

James Whalen is expected to change his plea to guilty in his North Dakota case, but still has a trial scheduled for the charges he faces in Minnesota

The trial for a former Grand Forks teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student has been canceled. James Whalen is expected to plead guilty during a change of plea hearing on January 23 in Grand Forks. His trail on three counts of corruption of a minor and one count of sexual assault was scheduled to begin on…

Shakopee Teacher Dies in Officer Involved Shooting in Mankato

Police say an officer confronted Chase Tuseth and the two of them struggled before the officer fired at him

A man who died in an officer-involved shooting in Mankato over the weekend was a teacher at a school in Shakopee. Chase Tuseth first started working at the Tokata Learning Center in Shakopee as a science and P.E. teacher in August. Police responded to a disturbance Saturday morning at the Country Inn & Suites in Mankato. They say Tuseth was…