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Man missing following Fish Hook Lake accident identified
N.D. leaders shift toward willingness to spend Legacy Fund earnings for 2017-19 budget --EMDASH-- but which earnings?
Molitor plans team meeting during losing streak
Falcon Heights mayor gets home visit from civil rights activists
Nurses at 5 Twin Cities sites set Labor Day strike
Whirlpool to recall 15,200 microwaves due to fire hazard issue
Oil prices drop as analysts say price rally overdone
Wall Street little changed as biotechs offset energy drop
Wentz signs endorsement deal with BlackRidgeBANK
Loren Lee's provides casual fine dining for West Fargo
Chief's Corner: 2016 crime stats shaping up for a busy year
Parks want to say, 'Thank you'
Cartoon: Aug. 24, 2016
It is time for property tax reform
McFeely: Klieman’s--and others--friendship with Scott Miller went deeper than words
Nursery News (8-24-16)
Nursery News (8-3-16)
Growing Summer Arts Intensive production group to play “Hair”
Nursery News (7-20-16)
Nursery News (7-13-16)
Mule Deer Foundation holding banquet, auction at Bonanzaville
Gardening in small spaces
Library News: May 4, 2016
Breitling: Time for Color
Library News (April 27, 2016)
home & garden
Red River Valley Fair
Flight Lines: Feathers and leaves comparable
Flight Lines: Riding Mountain, the other nearby national park
Flight Lines: Rest easy birders, the future is bright
Flight Lines with VIDEO: Willet's scientific name changed
Flight Lines: Bug hunter declining in numbers
Richard A. Burckhard
Michael L. King
Kip J. Johnson
Dennis D. Keblar
Ralph M. Peterson
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
August 12, 2015
Flowers: Parents key partners in educating children
It doesn’t seem possible that it is August, and that in just a few short weeks students will be back in school! It is indeed a busy time for parents, teachers, principals, counselors and all of the school staff that will be reporting back soon to have classrooms ready for excited...
August 12, 2015 - 12:10am
July 8, 2015
Flowers: District moving forward with one-to-one technology initiative
Like many other districts, WFPS has decided to implement a one-to-one technology initiative — the provision of a computer or similar device to every student in order to access content and software. At the June 22 School Board meeting, the board heard a report on this initiative,...
July 8, 2015 - 12:58pm
July 1, 2015
West Fargo may be facing not one but two referendums
Instead of asking the public to approve one giant bond referendum for buildings this fall, the school district here might consider sending the issue to voters in two parts. The Long Range Facilities Planning Committee started looking at how it might build more buildings in two...
July 1, 2015 - 5:38am
June 24, 2015
Community planning committee meets tonight about school buildings
The community based committee tasked with planning the future of West Fargo School buildings will be narrowing down possible scenarios at its third meeting today. The roughly 40-person Long Range Facility Planning Committee is scheduled to come up with two different building scenarios...
June 24, 2015 - 3:28pm
June 10, 2015
Flowers: Summer an important part of schooling in the community
I and many educators wish we had a dollar for every time we are asked this question. With graduation of nearly 500 students on May 31, many people...
June 10, 2015 - 2:30am