FARGO – Things are happening fast in Keianna Gafkjen’s life. The 16-year-old, who goes by Anna, got married Nov. 14. In January, the Fargo teen will be having a baby. While her husband attends Woodrow Wilson High School, Gafkjen has spent the last three weeks on the second floor of the Agassiz building, studying for and taking five GED tests.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO – Heat waves should be a lot more bearable in the future at six Fargo elementary schools. And heating bills should be lower, too.
WEST FARGO – Two hours into Friday’s classes at Freedom Elementary School, Shannon Bartnick sees some of her fourth-graders yawning during math. It’s time for a brain break.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO - Ask Heather Arntson and she’ll tell you: Video games are threatening to turn today’s kids into Generation Fluffy. Arntson, who heads Moorhead High School’s physical education department, says lots of kids have speedy fingers and thumbs of steel from video games but can’t do 10 decent pushups or pullups.RELATED CONTENT
WEST FARGO – The West Fargo School Board on Monday got its first look at architects’ renderings of what the district’s next elementary school will look like.RELATED CONTENT
WASHINGTON – North Dakota is ranked first in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and to help smokers quit, according to a report released Monday by a coalition of public health organizations.
MOORHEAD – Does a rose, if it’s not in a garden or a vase, smell as sweet? Linda and Dave Anderson are about to find out.RELATED CONTENT
CASSELTON, N.D. – The state Highway Patrol reported 19 crashes in the southeast region Sunday night, after the first of three waves of snow expected to hit the region iced up roads and highways, dropping travel speeds, and causing people to slide into ditches and each other in parts of the region.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. – The first of three waves of snow expected to hit the region are icing up roads and highways across swathes of North Dakota, dropping travel speeds throughout the region.
Three rounds of snow are forecast for eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota over the next few days, followed by a cold front that will usher in a shot of bitter arctic cold by the end of the week with highs below zero, WDAY meteorologist Aaron White said Saturday.RELATED CONTENT
Trevor Larson of Moorhead High School was recently honored as a Scholar of Distinction at the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley, Minn.RELATED CONTENT
Two Dickinson (N.D.) High School students were crowned North Dakota’s top high school auto technicians on Thursday. Jared Meduna and Austin Tysver won the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills State Finals in West Fargo.RELATED CONTENT
Moorhead students won gold medals in Class AA of the Minnesota State High School League state tournament recently at Chanhassen High School.RELATED CONTENT
Forty students from Cass and Clay counties will be awarded $1,000 college tuition scholarships Monday at the Fargo City Commission meeting during a presentation ceremony for the “Scholarships for Sandbags” program.RELATED CONTENT
Steve Stark, a Fargo South High School director, has been named the 2011 Director of the Year for the Communication, Speech and Theatre Association of North Dakota.RELATED CONTENT
Moorhead’s Ellen Hopkins Elementary School won a $3,000 grand prize in the Healthy School Makeover Contest of the Fuel Up to Play 60 “Show Your Spirit” Challenge.RELATED CONTENT
Teams from five area high schools in the Lakes Country Service Cooperative Region IV will advance to the Minnesota State Knowledge Bowl meet April 7-8 at Cragun’s Resort in Brainerd.RELATED CONTENT
St. Joseph’s School in Moorhead has been named a “2011 Catholic Schools for Tomorrow National Award” winner. The school received the award for innovative restructuring to add seventh and eighth grades, said Stacia Erdmann, the development and stewardship coordinator.RELATED CONTENT
Jordan Slaughter, a Moorhead High School student, is one of 100 semifinalists in “A Legacy of Leadership: The Ronald Reagan Essay Contest,” sponsored by the Freedom Foundation of Minnesota.RELATED CONTENT
Students at Fargo’s Lincoln Elementary School showed their character recently by holding a series of fundraisers dubbed “Crazy for Isaiah” to help 6-year-old Isaiah Northington and his family.RELATED CONTENT