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ND University System using "e-transcripts"

Sep 13, 2017
ND University System

North Dakota is one of the few states that utilizes “e-transcripts.”

It’s described as an electronic repository for all things a high school student takes on academically. That includes grades, dual credit coursework, advanced placement classes and ACT scores.

"So the beauty is, when high school students apply to North Dakota colleges and universities, we recognize the 'e-trasnscripts' and all the things ride in on it as official," said University System Director of Academic Affairs Lisa Johnson. "It could be AP scores, ACT scores or dual-credit scores."

Dave Thompson / Prairie Public

More than 85 firefighters, police officers and others participated in the North Dakota 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb – held at the state Capitol.

"The 9-11 stair climbs are nation-wide events, designed to commemorate the responders in New York City who climbed 110 stories of the World Trade Center," said Mandan firefighter Andrew Beck, one of the event's organizers. "It's a common thing for firefighters to climb stairs into a building where there is a problem and try to rescue people. And that's exactly what they did."

UTTC Pow-Wow honors WWI veterans

Sep 11, 2017
Lisa Johnson / KUMD/Duluth

Native American veterans of World War One were honored at the annual United Tribes Pow-Wow this weekend in Bismarck.

They served even though at the time, they were not recognized as citizens of the United States.

"Native Americans were the largest per-capita in America to serve in the Great War<" said National World War One Centennial Commission member Terry Hamby. "There were 12,000 Native Americans that served. Over 800 gave their lives."

Hamby said he hopes the UTTC event will help tell a story that should be told.

For the current chairman of the United Tribes Technical College Board of Directors, the annual United Tribes Pow-Wow and the Tribal Leaders Summit have been “a family affair.”

David Flute is the chair of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate tribe. He said he’s been coming to the event for many years.

"My dad was chairman of the Tribe for a number of years," Flute said. "He also chaired United Tribes for a nunber of years in the 70s and 80s. So, I've seen this event grow."

Flute said it's a great event.

Tribal Leaders Summit may adopt Greywind resolution

Sep 5, 2017
United Tribes Technical College

Those who are attending the 21st annual United Tribes Technical College Tribal Leaders Summit in Bismarck are considering offering a resolution regarding the disappearance and death of a Fargo woman.

North Dakota's economy strengthens in August

Sep 5, 2017
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North Dakota's economy is looking strong at the end of the summer.

Crews, Hoehn to be charged in Greywind death

Aug 28, 2017
Fargo Police Department

Charges will be filed this afternoon against two suspects in the disappearance and death of Savanna Lafontaine-Greywind. 

As law enforcement and volunteer search parties narrowed the scope of their investigation, Fargo Police Chief Dave Todd says two recreational kayakers came upon Greywind's body in the Red River.

Greywind's body found in the Red River

Aug 28, 2017

Fargo Police Chief Dave Todd has announced that the body of 22 year-old Savanna Greywind was found Sun. in the Red River north of Moorhead. 

The discovery was made by two people in a kayak at about 8:20 p.m Sunday,  according to Todd.  The location was near Clay County Hwy. 26.  

Fargo Police Department

Fargo Police Chief Dave Todd says he is confident the people they have in custody are responsible for the disappearance of Savanna Lafontaine-Greywind.

Baby found at apartment building of missing Fargo woman

Aug 24, 2017

There's been a significant development in the search for a missing pregnant woman in Fargo.

Police in Fargo have surrounded the apartment building where Savanna Lafontaine-Greywind was last seen, and they have removed a two day old infant. Fargo Police Chief Dave Todd released a statement that was streamed live on the Fargo Police Department Facebook Page: