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MSUM Men’s and Women’s Basketball Going to NCAA Tournament

MSUM's men's and women's basketball teams are heading to the NCAA tournament

MOORHEAD, Minn. — It’s a great time to be an MSUM basketball fan. Both Men’s and Women’s basketball teams have made it to the Division 2 NCAA basketball tournament. This is the first time the women’s team is playing in the tournament since the 2008-09 season. The Dragons earned the No. 3 seed in the Central Region and the women’s…

UND Engineering Class Welcomes Grand Forks Eighth Graders

An Engineering Professor encourages young women to explore the benefits of an engineering career

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Engineering students at UND may have noticed some new students in class. Area 8th grade girls got hands on experience with different types of engineering. The tour was led by Society of Women Engineers. The students from five different middle schools in the Grand Forks School District were nominated by their teachers for excelling in math…

Fargo Police Department Accepting New Recruits

Testing will be held on February 20th to join Fargo Police Department

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Police Department wants to know if you have what it takes to join their squad. The department is looking for both men and women to join their ranks. Entrance exam testing will be held on Monday, February 20th at 8am in the Fargo Public Safety Building. Those who pass the written test may move on…

February is American Heart Month & Fargo is Going Red

Local organizations are celebrating Go Red for Women to raise heart disease awareness

February is American Heart Month and heart disease is the number one killer of women causing one in three deaths each year. Go Red for Women is celebrated on the first Friday of February each year and Fargo is one of the many cities that have been holding events throughout the day to bring awareness to heart disease. “Way more…

Health Officials Urge Women to Get Screened for Cervical Cancer

A local nurse practitioner recommends women start getting pap smears at 21 years old

January is Cervical Cancer awareness month. Cass County health officials say getting screened and vaccinated are the best ways to prevent cervical cancer. Fargo Cass Public Health says each year, 12,000 women in the U.S. get cervical cancer, and 4,000 of them die. They say 93% of those cases were preventable by screenings and HPV vaccinations. Audrey Eckes, a nurse…

Anne Blackhurst Coauthors Article Published by the Chronicle of Higher Education

The article talks about the success of diversifying college and university presidents in Minnesota

An article coauthored by MSUM’s President Anne Blackhurst has been published in the prestigious Chronicle of Higher Education. The article talks about the success of Minnesota colleges and universities achieving well above the national average in their rates of female presidents. The article said just shy of 50% of all Minnesota schools are run by women. The article tries to…