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A Fargo couple got married at the hospital so the bride's terminally ill father could be there
After Yanez verdict, police asked to keep low profile at Twin Cities Pride parade
'We just want to find him alive': Family of missing restaurateur meets with police to keep pressure on investigation
Uncertainty abounds about next year's individual health insurance market
Sanford bash for 15,000: Concert featuring Fergie, Lionel Richie, marks completion of nearly $500 million hospital
New Perspective opens with focus on successful aging
How to hang on to millennial workers, according to millennials
Bobcat unveils building renovated for 'innovative and collaborative culture'
Inside Business: 2017 ChamberChoice awards announced for businesses, entrepreneurs
Worker shortage forces owner to close Fargo restaurant after three months
Port: Kevin Cramer says Democrats caught in "academic bubble" where "socialism makes sense"
Port: Where is this wave of anti-Trump backlash we were promised?
Summer is here but not all seasons are over
Mike Jacobs: North Dakota's reigning party splits again
Port: That Supreme Court ruling won’t change a thing with the Fighting Sioux nickname controversy
Nursery News (6-14-17)
Nursery News (6-7-17)
Nursery News (5-24-17)
Nursery News (6-21-17)
NBA draft should offer plenty of top prospects for Timberwolves to choose from
UND football will open 2020 season against Valpo
Top UND prospect Grant Mismash readies for NHL Draft
Schatz leads the World of Outlaws back to Red River Valley Speedway
2 years in the making, new jersey unveiled for Wild
Confessions of a traveling rarity chaser
Duluth woman meets the German donor whose stem cells saved her life
Heart full of hope
Flowers in winter can brighten up the snowy blues
Gardening for seniors
Home & Garden
Red River Valley Fair
The sometimes subtle clues birds leave, including tracks
Canadian bird heading back home for summer; Early spring means tree sparrows; Misnamed bird making an appearance
Oh the places I would go
Assessing nature not always clear-cut
Personal journeys now shared on website
Pauline C. Geck
Donald Edward Monson
June 7, 2017
Commencement is really about Being Ready for Lifelong Learning
I recently had the honor of watching over 500 West Fargo Public Schools students graduate in our various ceremonies, and I had the privilege...
June 7, 2017 - 5:35am
May 10, 2017
Flowers: May showcases student achievements
May is an exciting time for educators, and not just because they look forward to some time off! It is exciting because it is the month with...
May 10, 2017 - 10:35am
West Fargo names its newest elementary school
WEST FARGO—The West Fargo School District's 15th elementary school slated to open in fall 2018 has been named after the Fargo neighborhood...
May 10, 2017 - 10:20am
March 8, 2017
Changes in boundaries is the price of growth
People love their neighborhood schools. So much so, that from my experience, this is a truism: The last things a superintendent wants to do...
March 8, 2017 - 6:32am
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