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VIDEO: Fargo 14-year-old tickles the ivories to raise money for college PressPass

FARGO - When Cole Wills sits down at a piano or keyboard, he’s all business. After all, the 14-year-old has some college-level ka-ching to come up with. The Carl Ben Eielson eighth-grader wants to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to study engineering.

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Garrett Grommesh continues months-long fight to heal; his 55th surgery is planned today PressPass

ST PAUL – Garrett Grommesh has nearly died twice in the past three months. The Moorhead 13-year-old underwent the 54th surgery of his young life Thursday in Children’s Hospital here. Today, he will undergo his 55th surgery.

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Area school districts running out of bad weather make-up days, respond to critics of called-off day PressPass

MOORHEAD – The Moorhead School District had to take a snow day on its snow day.

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Moorhead worries nix land swap with DGF for this year PressPass

MOORHEAD – A proposal to swap land between the Moorhead and Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton school districts won’t go anywhere this year.

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'From a nightmare to a miracle': Lexi Bolstad continues remarkable recovery; LexiJam set Saturday PressPass

FARGO – If you saw Lexi Bolstad walk into Family Wellness on Thursday morning, you wouldn’t know that her life hung in the balance seven months ago.

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Fargo School Board election promises turnover; 2 incumbents not seeking re-election PressPass

FARGO – The Fargo School Board will definitely see some turnover in its June 10 election. Two of five board seats up for election on the nine-member board won’t be defended by incumbents, and a third incumbent said Wednesday that he is still weighing options. The possibility of a shake-up on the board comes after district voters shot down a proposal earlier this month to allow the district to keep its property tax rate higher than a state cap set to kick in at the end of next year.

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Aspiring pastors get hands-on experience through internships PressPass

FARGO - Kimberly Belken says God is pushing her toward the ministry, and that her latest job will be a blessing when it comes to making a final decision.

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New Hornbacher's planned in major south Moorhead commercial development PressPass

MOORHEAD – Hornbacher’s Foods will anchor a major new retail and commercial development in south Moorhead with construction of a 61,000-square-foot store on land at Eighth Street and 40th Avenue South.

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Former Detroit Lakes High School principal investigated before resigning PressPass

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – The former high school principal here resigned last July after admitting he had viewed adult pornography on a school-issued computer.

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West Fargo man urges Wal-Mart to let Girl Scouts inside to sell their cookies PressPass

FARGO – When John Kraft saw kids selling Girl Scout cookies in subzero temperatures outside the 13th Avenue South Wal-Mart, he decided to give the mega-corporation something to chew on.

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K-12 notebook: Fargo elementary principals receive state honor PressPass

Fargo School District elementary school Principals Bob Rohla and Maggie Mitzel were each recently awarded the “Service to Children Award” by the North Dakota Association of Elementary School Principals.

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K-12 notebook: Cheney students win Judge’s Award for robotics PressPass

The Cheney Middle School eighth-grade robotics league team “Chronic Fusion” earned the Judge’s Award at the 2010-11 North Dakota First LEGO League Championship Tournament on Feb. 5 in Grand Forks.

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K-12 Notebook: Shanley wins trip to New York to debate ‘Elite 8’ PressPass

Fargo Shanley High School has advanced to the “Elite 8” round of an international debate contest, earning an all-expenses-paid trip to New York and a chance to win a $10,000 grand prize.

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K-12 notebook: Jamestown students take 1st, 3rd at LifeSmarts PressPass

Teams from Jamestown High School took first and third in North Dakota’s 2011 LifeSmarts competition in Bismarck, the attorney general’s office announced.

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K-12 Notebook: Shanley students hold poetry contest PressPass

Say it loud, and say it proud. Fargo Shanley High School is holding its Poetry Out Loud finals Monday. All of the school’s English students were required to memorize a poem and present it in class.

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K-12 Notebook: Schools compete for Healthy School Makeover PressPass

Several area schools are among the top 10 nominees for the top prizes in the Healthy School Makeover Contest.

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K-12 Education Notebook: Two students will represent North Dakota at D.C. Senate program PressPass

Two North Dakota students were chosen as delegates to the 49th Annual United States Senate Youth Program, Sens. Kent Conrad and John Hoeven announced.

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K-12 Education Notebook: Moorhead High’s ‘Tommy’ receives Hennepin honor PressPass

The Moorhead High School production of the rock opera “Tommy” recently earned the highest musical theater honor bestowed by the Historic Hennepin Theater Trust, the school district reported.

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K-12 Notebook: Students invited to write about coming to US PressPass

Area students ages 13 to 19 who are immigrants or who have parents who are immigrants are invited to take part in an essay contest and write about their experiences in coming to America.

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K-12 Notebook: Oakes High band students step up for the needy PressPass

The Oakes (N.D.) High School concert band is collecting gently worn shoes through Wednesday for the Soles4Souls program.

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