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SD man, awakened by 'screaming and someone knocking on his door,' arrested in fatal stabbing
Scientist studies how modern life is messing with sleep
West Fargo feels prepared if protests, counter-protests arrive in city
The light of an eclipse: An essay on the experience
Cass County Electric warns of scam
Building up the 'railroad': Tech conference touts ND's growth in high-speed internet
Sandy's Donuts offers same-day delivery, soon will be open Sundays
Informational meeting planned for proposed Devils Lake hog farm
Mayor says Duluth Trading Co. coming to West Fargo
'We could write a book': Stylists reminisce in advance of Village Hair Design's 30th anniversary
Port: Whoa: Dakota Access Pipeline owners file racketeering lawsuit against #NoDAPL activists
Port: North Dakota needs fewer elected offices
ND Republicans raise crop of candidates
Port: North Dakota Democrats face fraction as upstart progressives want a split
Schlecht: Wait for the rain to come
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
Brad Dokken: New border crossing system goes online in Northwest Angle
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ Mike Jacobs: Hummingbirds appear in the garden
UND will pull redshirt on freshman wide receiver
Busch dominates for ninth NASCAR Xfinity win at Bristol
UND unveils new hockey jerseys
Glen Perkins makes emotional return to Twins bullpen after 16-month absence
Starting lineup 'a top priority' for Vikings LB Edmond Robinson
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
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
Assessing nature not always clear-cut
LeRoy A. Bowman
Richard "Rick" Kramlich
James "Pat" Rufus
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
September 28, 2016
Schools budget moves forward
After hearing from residents last week who will see higher tax bills because their home valuations went up, the West Fargo School Board looked at just what it would take to create a 2016-17 budget with no change in the general fund mill levy. The district's proposed 2016-17 $120.3...
September 28, 2016 - 5:24am
September 21, 2016
Schools in Canadian province evacuated over potential threat
CHARLOTTETOWN, Prince Edward Island -- All schools in the small Canadian province of Prince Edward Island were evacuated because of a "potential...
September 21, 2016 - 10:17am
September 14, 2016
STUDY: Students often find school sex education negative and out of touch
Many students say the sex and relationship education in their schools can be negative and “heterosexist,” and the way teachers approach the...
September 14, 2016 - 2:03pm
Schools mull budget after residents voice tax concerns
The School Board took heat at its budget hearing Monday from residents who are still feeling the effect of the city of West Fargo's double-digit property valuations earlier this year. Nearly 30 residents attended the school district's budget hearing Monday. Most of those who spoke...
September 14, 2016 - 6:17am
August 30, 2016
Grand Forks teacher all smiles as she starts school year by winning $100,000 in Powerball
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Ruth Pederson, a Grand Forks middle school teacher of more than 20 years, had prayed Sunday night for a good first day...
August 30, 2016 - 9:42pm
August 22, 2016
Chicago Public Schools seeks $1.55 billion credit line
CHICAGO—The cash-strapped Chicago public school system will rely on a $1.55 billion line of credit in fiscal 2017 to boost cash flow, up...
August 22, 2016 - 5:38pm
August 17, 2016
West Fargo grad Christel building app for student, teaching community
Chris Christel got the idea not with focus. Rather, it hit him when he was distracted. Christel, a West Fargo graduate, was trying to study a...
August 17, 2016 - 7:38am
Looking for something prettier
The West Fargo City Commission wants to see a change in the look of the school district's new hockey facility before it will sign off on the master plan agreements. While the West Fargo School District broke ground Aug. 8 on the $18 million two-sheet hockey facility it planned as...
August 17, 2016 - 6:45am
August 16, 2016
Program provides school supplies for more than 5,000 area students
West Fargo students were among the more than 5,300 kids who received a backpack full of school supplies from the United Way of Cass-Clay's 18th...
August 16, 2016 - 9:55am
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
June 22, 2016
Schools' Food Service Department receives grant funding from US Dept. of Agriculture
The Food Service Department of West Fargo Public Schools was recently given a $6,827 grant award through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which funded a new roll-in refrigerator for L.E. Berger Elementary School. The new refrigerator replaces a 50-year-old walk-in system that was...
June 22, 2016 - 7:54am
West Fargo Public Schools Names Next English Language Coordinator
West Fargo Schools has hired Sonja Butenhoff as the district's next English language coordinator. Butenhoff has a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from St. Catherine University, St. Paul. She has two bachelor's degrees: the first in hospitality and tourism...
June 22, 2016 - 7:41am
June 14, 2016
Two challengers, Stedman win bids for West Fargo School Board
When the polls closed Tuesday, June 14, School Board President Patti Stedman was excited to know she could continue working on the projects started...
June 14, 2016 - 11:25pm