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Investigation shows S.D. train derailment resulted in $1.08M in damages
Obama orders review of 2016 election cyber attacks
Brainerd retiree, 66, hikes 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail
S.D. Highway Patrol increasing use of sobriety checkpoints statewide
Good samaritans rescue ice-covered deer, blinded by blizzard
Moorhead Burger King undergoing remodel; West Fargo location to open soon
Radisson Hotel in Fargo changes hands
New yoga studio, juice bar open in south Fargo
Beginnings provides West Fargo child care, education
Downtown Fargo restaurant Sazerac Alley closing for rebranding, concept change
Port: Kevin Cramer says he’d serve in Trump administration if asked, confirms McConnell meeting
Port: #NoDAPL activists raised at least $11.2 million for protests through 285 different online accounts
McFeely: Fargodome noise not so fearsome anymore
Port: Meet the guy who thinks the blizzard was a government attack on #NoDAPL protesters
Port: Congrats #NoDAPL; thanks to Dakota Access delays, more oil to be shipped by train
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Vikings' Berger out vs. Jacksonville
Thielen paved the way for fellow MSU-Mankato alumnus
In December, Stiegelmeier will take dome game even though it's on the road
A family tradition: Trio of Lipinskis thriving at Minot State
Officials still seeking missing duck hunter in S.D.
Hanson: 15-month milestone marked by testing Dad with 'The Look'
Gold Discovered in West Fargo
Late summer early fall notes
'Walking Dead' star among paranormal convention-goers in Mahnomen
Home & Garden
Red River Valley Fair
MN announces plans to close hatchery used to raise trout, salmon
Nocturnal bird a rich source of lore
Minnesota DNR deer leader: Population on way up
Flight Lines: Ranges not static, never have been
Zen and the art of hawk watching: Identifying migrating raptors always a challenge
Elizabeth "Liz" Kress
Kathleen Jule Meyer
Ronny G. McClellan
Edward (Skip) W. Hoger Jr.
November 30, 2016
West Fargo Schools planning ahead for 'relentless' growth
West Fargo School Superintendent David Flowers has a nice problem on his hands: Student totals are expected to continue to grow in the next few...
November 30, 2016 - 5:11am
November 9, 2016
Late starts and professional learning communities help teachers help students
When people pull up our district calendars, an often-heard initial reaction is that it looks like a patchwork quilt, with many different color-coded events. While our parents are probably quite familiar with our "quilt," some may wonder why we have late-start Wednesdays and the seemingly...
November 9, 2016 - 5:25am
October 12, 2016
Milestone marking: School District celebrates 140th birthday this week
On Monday, Oct. 10, at the West Fargo Public Schools' district office, the Leidal Education Center, its namesake, former Superintendent Marvin...
October 12, 2016 - 11:42am
Then and Now: WFPS Celebrates 140 Years
Oct. 9 marked the 140th birthday for West Fargo Public Schools. On that date in 1876, a group of individuals voted to build the district's first...
October 12, 2016 - 5:37am
September 21, 2016
Teachers: A Powerful Influence
I had the opportunity to be in our schools on the first days of school. Such excitement—from children, parents and teachers—to welcome...
September 21, 2016 - 6:33am
August 16, 2016
Flowers: Community responds to threats to children's wellbeing
It is not an easy day and age in which to be a child or a parent. Each day in the news, we learn of new or ongoing issues that threaten the well-being...
August 16, 2016 - 9:52am
July 13, 2016
The Math Isn't New, but the Pedagogy Is
We hear often a parent perception that "new math" makes it difficult for parents to help their children at home with math. We all tend to teach the way we were taught, and we expect that certain things, like 2 +4 = 6, are timeless constructs, as are the means to solving all problems...
July 13, 2016 - 12:37am
May 18, 2016
Dr. Flowers: Fentanyl is a serious threat
The past couple of weeks have been challenging and sobering for our school district and our community.
May 18, 2016 - 6:21am
March 23, 2016
Flowers: District revamps Staff of the Year program
One of our operational goals under the West Fargo Public Schools strategic plan is to “attract and retain the highest quality staff possible.”...
March 23, 2016 - 1:06am
February 10, 2016
Flowers: Diversity Council strives to develop cultural proficiency
During the 2014-15 school year, a cadre of West Fargo Public Schools administrators did a months-long study of the book “Cultural Proficiency: A Manual for School Leaders (3rd Edition),” by Randall B. Lindsey, Kikansza Nuri Robins and Raymond D. Terrell: Corwin, 2009. The book...
February 10, 2016 - 12:28am
January 13, 2016
Flowers: Focus shifts to strategic schools planning
Those who were in the school district in 2010-11 recall that it was a busy transition year. It was my first year in West Fargo Public Schools, and there were two imperatives for the new superintendent: 1) Pass a bond referendum to respond to facility needs resulting from the growth...
January 13, 2016 - 12:51am
December 9, 2015
Flowers: Thanks to West Fargo voters for referendum support
In the days since we were overwhelmed with a nearly 80 percent vote in support of the Nov. 17 $98.1 million referendum, we have had time to analyze...
December 9, 2015 - 12:40am
November 11, 2015
Flowers: Nov. 17 vote empowers us to create vision for future
Only four short years after the 2011 bond referendum, the West Fargo School Board is once again asking for the community to support the next long-range facilities plan for our growing school district. The Nov. 17 special referendum election for WFPS is to consider authorizing $98.1...
November 11, 2015 - 2:04am
October 7, 2015
Flowers: November 2015 bond referendum determines the future of WFPS
There is a special referendum election for WFPS on Nov. 17 to consider authorizing $98.1 million in bonds to accomplish the first phase of a long-range facility plan drafted by a community committee and approved by the school board. We have been, and continue to be, grateful for...
October 7, 2015 - 12:02am
September 9, 2015
Flowers: Foundation announces 2015 WFHS Hall of Famers
Perhaps you are aware, or perhaps not, of what a proud and impressive legacy is represented among graduates and staff of West Fargo Public Schools. Did you know that our graduates have gone on to distinguish themselves in service to their country, to humankind, to their community...
September 9, 2015 - 3:53am