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School closings put day care providers and parents in a pinch
WEST FARGO - When area school districts decided to close Monday due to extreme temperatures, many day care providers followed suit. Thinking the closure would put some parents in a bind, Bridget Lundgren saw an opportunity.
Thursday, January, 09, 2014 - INFORUM - News

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Letter: A motive behind school closings?
We are writing about the call we received last Sunday evening regarding closing Clara Barton and the other schools that do not have air conditioning.
Sunday, September, 01, 2013 - INFORUM - Opinion

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Letter: In school closings, first consider safety of kids
Snow days were a little more interesting in my house growing up. My father, Duane J. Carlson, had the responsibility to make the call to cancel classes for the Fargo Public Schools.
Saturday, January, 25, 2014 - INFORUM - Opinion

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Sun day: Small Washington school closes because of nice weather
SEATTLE — In sun-deprived Washington state, the promise of nice spring weather has prompted a small private school to give students a day off to enjoy the sunshine.
Friday, May, 03, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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6 Fargo schools close remainder of week due to heat
FARGO – The Fargo School District announced Wednesday that classes at Clara Barton, Horace Mann, Lewis and Clark, McKinley and Roosevelt elementary schools are canceled today and Friday due to hot, humid weather.
Thursday, August, 29, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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Minnesota leaves Tuesday school closing decision to local officials as Midwest shivers
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Monday decided to leave the decision about closing schools on Tuesday to local officials as the Upper Midwest fought bitterly cold weather today, with Tuesday warming in some places but still remaining frigid.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - INFORUM - News

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F-M metro public schools closed Monday in anticipation of blizzard
Schools across the Fargo-Moorhead area have announced closures in anticipation of the blizzard that's forecast for the Red River Valley.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - INFORUM - News

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Fargo School Board approves bids for air conditioning at two schools
FARGO – It may seem crazy to think about air conditioning when temperatures are in the single digits above zero, but Fargo School District officials are determined not to have another round of school closings this August if a late summer heat wave hits.
Saturday, February, 22, 2014 - INFORUM - News

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Bitter cold lingers as Northeast digs out from snow
NEW YORK - Residents of the northeastern United States on Wednesday dug out from a deadly winter storm that dumped more than 15 inches of snow in some places, with frigid temperatures forcing school closings and extensive flight delays and cancellations.
Wednesday, January, 22, 2014 - INFORUM - News

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DGF schools close; all Moorhead public and private schools will dismiss early today
DILWORTH, Minn. - Blowing snow and deteriorating road conditions have led Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton schools to close at 12:30 p.m. today, Barnesville schools will have their buses on the road by 1 p.m., and all of Moorhead’s public and private schools are dismissing classes one hour early.
Wednesday, December, 04, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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Brutal weather brings bold moves as interstates, schools close across vast areas of region
FARGO - Emergency responders, sometimes with snowplow escorts, were busy Sunday rescuing stranded highway motorists in the winter’s worst blizzard. Although highways including Interstates 29 and 94 were shut down over vast areas of North Dakota and Minnesota, many motorists failed to heed no-travel advisories and got stuck in drifts in windswept rural areas.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - INFORUM - News

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Forum editorial: Weather decision right call
The grousing over school closings that was prompted by Monday-Tuesday storm warnings in the Red River Valley is a woeful example of second guessing. Whether it came from parents who apparently can’t plan for a change in routine, or talk- show blowhards who have the luxury of being blithely irresponsible, criticism of the schools was misguided.
Thursday, April, 03, 2014 - INFORUM - Opinion

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Joan Schatzke
Joan Schatzke, 66, Chaffee, ND died on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 surrounded by her loving family at her daughter’s home near Casselton, ND.

Joan Elizabeth Pietsch was born on April 30, 1947 to Edwin and Marjorie (Collins) Pietsch in Fargo, ND. She attended school at Everest District 90 and in Casselton. After graduating from Chaffee High School, she attended Jamestown College and graduated from Valley City State College with a teaching degree. On August 17, 1969, Joan was united in marriage to Keith Schatzke at St. Peter Lutheran Church where she was a life time member. She taught school at Chaffee until the school closed in 1994 and then taught at Central Cass in Casselton. She retired after 31 years of teaching and was known to many of her students as “mother superior.”
Sunday, November, 17, 2013 - INFORUM - Obits

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Jerry Morgan Ford
Jerry Morgan Ford, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at home under Hospice care with family by his side.

Jerry was born the 3rd child of Morgan and Arlene (Deitze) Ford on March 3rd, 1950. Jerry grew up and attended school in Amenia, North Dakota. At an early age, his dad put up a basketball hoop in the park on a dirt clearing. His love of basketball began there and never ended. In the fall of 1966 the Amenia school closed and Jerry finished high school in the newly restructured Central Cass School at Casselton. In 1968 the Central Cass Squirrels won the Class B State Tournament with Jerry as their point guard. It was one of the high lights of his life. He went on to play basketball at Valley City State College and was a player on the Hall of Fame teams of 1969-70 and 1970-71. He continued to play amateur basketball for many years, earning MVP honors at the State Tournament multiple times. Jerry also extended his love of the game by officiating boys and girls basketball for 35 years. Next to his family, basketball was the great love of his life.
Sunday, July, 07, 2013 - INFORUM - Obits

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Fargo School Board to discuss future of its schools tonight
FARGO – The Fargo School Board will try to decide tonight whether the School District should keep all of its current elementary schools open in the next decade, or consider repurposing, mothballing or permanently closing one or more schools north of Interstate 94.
Tuesday, September, 24, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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Forum editorial: Spurge to school critics
LEAFY SPURGE: To critics of school officials and state leaders who put the safety of children ahead of all else by calling off school during the recent spell of dangerous sub-zero weather.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - INFORUM - Opinion

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Coming Home: Boomtown makes room for travel center in old schoolyard
It’s not open yet, but the big black and yellow sign sits stuck in the frozen ground to remind me and the 10 million trucks and pickups that pass on the intersecting highways that it’s coming soon.
Saturday, February, 15, 2014 - INFORUM - Life

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Letter: Rethink Fargo neighborhood school concept
I have been following the discussion of the Fargo School District’s idea of building a new elementary school on the south side of Fargo and the closing of smaller elementary schools throughout the district.
Sunday, May, 12, 2013 - INFORUM - Opinion

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Frigid weather threatens oil output from Texas to N.D.
The severe cold weather sweeping across the mid-United States is threatening to curtail booming oil production as it disrupts traffic, strands wells and interrupts drilling and fracking operations.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - INFORUM - News

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Minnesota to step up evaluations of charter school overseers
ST. PAUL – Minnesota is preparing to step up oversight of the nonprofits, school districts and colleges that monitor the state’s charter schools.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - INFORUM - News

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