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Why did West Fargo water bills spike more than expected?
SD breaks record with six days above 60 degrees, but major snowstorm on its way in southern counties
Minnesota Legislature begins work to overhaul teacher licensing
Pipeline protest camp being evacuated, with Corps set to move in
Tax break reform plan could 'cripple' downtown Fargo growth, officials say
FM News reopens in south Fargo with new owners
Fargo's Grazies Italian restaurant to reopen with new owner
Passenger boardings continue to fall at most ND airports
New store coming to former Moorhead Kmart building
West Fargo Applebee's goes out of business
Port: State of North Dakota buys hotel rooms and bus tickets home for #NoDAPL protesters
Port: Feds a no-show again as N.D. police receive hazmat training before squaring off with protesters
McFeely: Legendary coach needs all of his competitiveness after car crash
Port: House votes to restrict civil asset forfeiture despite opposition from law enforcement
Port: Anger and insults in the ND House, casino suffers and wind industry targeted
Lloyd & Joan (Short) Anderson
Wes And Harryette Bartron
Nursery News (2-15-17)
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Nursery News (1-18-17)
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Senior luncheon, baked potato feed coming up
Blackhawks close in on first-place Wld with win in St. Paul
Pitino finds lots of new friendly fans as team goes to 20-7
Garnett says return dreams with Wolves died with Sanders
Is a Rubio-for-Rose swap in the works?
Sansevere: Boucha legend taking documentary form for Warroad hockey
Heart full of hope
Flowers in winter can brighten up the snowy blues
Gardening for seniors
Red River Singles sets schedule
Lighting up the night
Home & Garden
Red River Valley Fair
Personal journeys now shared on website
Flight lines: Staying connected with birds and those who watch them
Flight Lines: Difficult conditions don't stop local bird count; local birders take part in hemisphere-wide census
Cook: Some days just require a fire
MN announces plans to close hatchery used to raise trout, salmon
Marcella Mae Heiden
Beverly Fern Lien
January 11, 2017
School boundary changes make room for new Brooks Harbor Elementary, ease crowding at Aurora, Freedom
About 200 elementary school students will move to new schools when the West Fargo School District opens its newest elementary school, Brooks...
January 11, 2017 - 10:38am
2017 legislative session will be important to WFPS
The 2017 North Dakota Legislative Assembly is now underway, and from all indicators it will be a challenging one financially. We are fortunate to have representation in Bismarck from the West Fargo community and the West Fargo School District who are open and willing to communicate...
January 11, 2017 - 10:33am
December 14, 2016
Flowers: Much has happened since November 2015
So much has happened since Nov. 17, 2015—just one year ago! On that date, voters overwhelmingly approved a $98.1 million referendum to address continued growth and other needs in West Fargo Public Schools. Since we have just passed that important anniversary, I thought it appropriate...
December 14, 2016 - 5:18am
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