Lindsay Whalen steps down as Gophers basketball coach after five seasons

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Lindsay Whalen is stepping down as the University of Minnesota women’s basketball coach after five seasons, Gophers’ Athletic Director Mark Coyle announced Thursday. The Gophers finished 11-19 overall this season, just 4-14 in Big Ten play and had their season end in a 72-67 loss to Penn State on Wednesday at the Big Ten Tournament. That’s despite Whalen…

Scheels Arena Gears Up for Curling National Championships

Some former Olympic athletes will compete

FARGO, N.D. — The U.S. Curling National Championships will begin on Saturday. Organizers say the sport is becoming more popular after the men’s Olympic team brought home a gold medal. “We’re hoping for a really good turnout, riding that Olympic wave. I think this is a great opportunity to see those elite athletes in our country,” said Amelia Young, event co-chair….

Community Begins Prepping for 2018 Women’s March in Fargo

Many people from the community started making posters to carry around

FARGO, N.D. — The Metro is one step closer to tomorrow’s women’s march. Many people from the community started making posters to carry around. The posters mentioned how often women are sex trafficked, why people need to stop catcalling them and dealt with other issues women face on a daily basis. Marchers say speaking out about the issues is the…

UND Fans “Move on to the Future” After Athletic Program Cuts

It's a sad time for some, but UND fans in Fargo say they're looking forward to the future

FARGO, N.D. — Many older Fighting Hawks fans in Fargo say it’s a solemn time for UND fans, but it’s also a time to look forward to the future. It was the last UND Athletics Fan Luncheon of the season. Many fans and some UND coaches were there. Although UND is in Grand Forks, Alumni Foundation officials said the fan…

Lamoureux Twins Ask President Kennedy to Reconsider UND Program Cuts

Two-time Olympic silver medalists Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux are asking him to reconsider cutting the women's hockey program

  GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The fallout over the cutting of UND’s women’s hockey program continues as two former star players of the program say the university is taking a step back for women athletes. Two-time Olympic silver medalists Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux are asking him to reconsider cutting the women’s hockey program. The sisters, who are now on the…

“Half of it is Gone”: UND Students React to Program Cuts on Campus

Many students said that hockey is the reason why they came to UND in the first place

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — News of the women’s hockey team getting cut at UND has shocked students on campus. Many players on the women’s hockey team have expressed disappointment and sadness about the decision on social media. The feeling seems to be mutual among the student body. “You think hockey, you think UND,” said student Robert Koop. “Now, half of…

League of Women Voters Highlights the History of Women’s Suffrage

The LWV held a meeting discussing women's rights and suffrage

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The League of Women Voters came together at the Rourke Art Museum in Moorhead for Saturday morning brunch. The LWV held a meeting, which focused on women’s suffrage. Heroines of the United States Suffrage Movement were honored with a presentation called, “Dressing the Part – Advocates for Women’s Suffrage.” The audience also took part in a walkthrough…

Roller Derby: The Action Packed Sport on Wheels Rolls into Fargo

Roller derby is pushing and shoving it's way back to the Fargo Civic Center

FARGO, N.D. — If you’re looking for something other than hockey to do this weekend, we may have just the event for you. Roller Derby has returned to Fargo. “Roller Derby is one of the unique sports in the world today. It’s one of actually the fastest growing sports,” said FM Derby Girls president Samantha Adducci. “It’s an hour long,…

Hundreds Gathered for the Women’s March in Fargo

The Women's March on Washington Took Place In Every State, Including Right Here in North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — The Women’s March on Washington has expanded to all 50 states. Hundreds of people gathered together in downtown Fargo to march for equal rights. The mission statement for every Women’s March reads:  “We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.” “It’s important because when someone’s rights have been intervened…