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Aging rock stars Rundgren, Etheridge face court hearings in ND after marijuana, hash charges at border
Mogadishu blast that killed over 300 stuns local Somalis
Local Family Fare stores raise $8,200 for food bank
T-shirt weather in October: Above average temps forecast for the rest of the week
Sentencing reset for man convicted in Mapleton attack
Come for the booze, stay for the food at these 5 local pubs
Beyond Running opens, to hold grand opening event later this month
Fargo's Downtown Community Partnership hires new president and CEO
Maximum Performance & Fitness expected to open WF location in December
Lululemon store is coming to West Acres
PORT: 'Completely perverse' wind energy subsidies aren't reducing emissions
FIELDING QUESTIONS: Shrub with berries identified as nuisance species
McFeely: Pelini takes chance giving convicted rapist a spot
PINKE POST: We're glad you're here
Commentary: President Trump’s threat against NBC’s broadcast license is stupid and counterproductive
Bear trapped in Duluth tips scale at 605 pounds
Sophie's season: The Johnsons’ Brittany bounced back from a severe injury and still finds plenty of grouse and woodcock
Passing it on: Third generation of Hansen family outfitting canoeists for adventures in the Boundary Waters
Nursery News (8-16-17)
Young trapshooters from Grand Forks Gun Club make their mark on a national level
Backup plan is a winner for Vikings
UND FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Injury bug takes another bite
Today: Live Bison-YSU pregame show at 3:30, live blog at 5 p.m.
McFeely: Truth is, MAC would be better fit for Youngstown State than MVFC
Davies clinches first state boys soccer title berth with shootout upset of West Fargo
FLIGHT LINES with AUDIO: Nomadic bird making a local showing
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
Home & Garden
Red River Valley Fair
To feed or not to feed
Flight Lines: The water giveth and it taketh away
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
Ione A. Johnson
Alvin H. Zaeske
Linda R. Rieniets
Kathleen M. Burkett
October 11, 2017
Flowers: Why give to United Way
We shared a communication similar to this with our West Fargo Public Schools staff this fall, and I thought it might be of interest to Pioneer...
October 11, 2017 - 9:28am
September 13, 2017
District growth presents continuing challenges
On Aug. 29, the first day of school in West Fargo, we had 10,635 students in school or enrolled, an increase from the first day in 2016 of 584...
September 13, 2017 - 6:32am
August 29, 2017
West Fargo grows by almost 600 students
WEST FARGO — West Fargo Public Schools has grown by nearly 600 students. A district news release states that 10,635 students were counted...
August 29, 2017 - 7:09pm
July 12, 2017
Managing the budget in a growing school district in tough times
As you consider your own household budget, imagine the following set of circumstances applies to you: your income will be fixed, or have minimal...
July 12, 2017 - 5:17am
June 26, 2017
Creative job shifting allowed the West Fargo school district to keep its budget in the black
WEST FARGO— With some creative job shifting and cutting of supplies, West Fargo School District officials were able to pull its budget...
June 26, 2017 - 10:03pm
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