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A map shows potential new boundaries to help the West Fargo School District must consider to ease overcrowding at current elementary schools south of Interstate 94. This proposal would send about 91 students to an elementary school north of I-94. This is considered "Option 2a with northside options" by the district. Special to the Pioneer.

WEST FARGO — The West Fargo School District continues to grapple with potential boundary changes to ease overcrowding at its elementary schools directly south of Interstate 94.

While the West Fargo School Board recently approved boundary changes that especially affected Aurora Elementary in an effort to ease populations in the Sheyenne High School feeder system, the board met during a workshop meeting Monday, Jan. 31, to consider options for overcrowding at four elementary schools just south of the freeway. Full story here.

Here are the 5 finalists in the search for NDSU's next president

The North Dakota State University campus. Forum file photo
The North Dakota State University campus. Forum file photo

FARGO — The field of candidates for president of North Dakota State University has been winnowed to five finalists who will be interviewed on campus.

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The North Dakota State University Presidential Search Committee announced the finalists on Tuesday, Jan. 18, selected from a national pool of candidates.

“The candidates bring leadership experience from flagship universities, institutions with robust and growing research portfolios, and land grant institutions,” Jill Louters, vice chairwoman of the State Board of Higher Education, said in a statement. Full story here.

DNR to begin northwest Minnesota aerial elk survey

A herd of northwest Minnesota elk is counted in this undated photo from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Results from the DNR's annual winter aerial survey shows a continued decline in elk numbers near Grygla, Minn., and an increase near Lancaster, Minn., in Kittson County. (Minnesota DNR photo)
A herd of northwest Minnesota elk is counted in this undated photo from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Results from the DNR's annual winter aerial survey shows a continued decline in elk numbers near Grygla, Minn., and an increase near Lancaster, Minn., in Kittson County. (Minnesota DNR photo)

THIEF RIVER FALLS – Minnesota’s winter aerial elk survey is set to resume in the next few days after the COVID-19 pandemic grounded last winter’s aerial count.

The Department of Natural Resources will conduct the survey in the Kittson County and Grygla elk ranges of northwest Minnesota. Except for last year, the DNR conducts the winter surveys annually, weather permitting. Full story here.

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