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West Fargo's Dauwen named North Dakota Teacher of the Year

Sep 29, 2016

An algebra teacher in West Fargo has been named North Dakota's Teacher of the Year for 2017.

Nancy Dauwen teaches Algebra I and II at Sheyenne High School in West Fargo. Governor Jack Dalrymple and State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler presented Dauwen with the Teacher of the Year award this afternoon in the Sheyenne Mustangs gymnasium in front of hundreds of high school students.

House Democrats hosted a forum Thursday to discuss Federal trust responsibility to Native American tribes, tribal sovereignty and treaty obligations.

College students vulnerable to scams, ID theft

Sep 15, 2016

Many college students are now immersed in their studies may not realize they are some of the most vulnerable when it comes to identity theft and fraud.

Dan Hendrickson is with the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota. He says there are a couple of new scams coming up that specifically target college students. In one scam, a student is called and told they owe taxes on their tuition - which isn't true. He says another scam threatens arrest.

Airports in ND receive federal grants

Sep 15, 2016

Over 364-thousand dollars in federal grants have been award to two airports in North Dakota to support improvements in their infrastructure.

Kyle Wanner is the director of the North Dakota Aeronautics commission. He says just over 117-thousand dollars will go toward improving the runway at the airport in Devils Lake - which is due for an upgrade.

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“Rewriting the Rural Narrative.”

That’s the title of a conference held in Bismarck Wednesday, sponsored by USDA Rural Development – and the NDSU Extension Service.

"It's about a positive future," said USDA Rural Development state director Ryan Taylor. "We need to look at ways to diversify, to add value, to utilize the people we have in our communities to come up with the next idea, the next part of the economy that will complement our commodities."

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Sep 14, 2016

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.

Cheri Kiefer is Health Communities Coordinator with the Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity. She says one in three children in the United States is overweight or obese, which sets them up for health complications later in life.

ND Center for Nursing works to address nurse shortage

Sep 14, 2016

The North Dakota Center for Nursing has been tracking the supply and demand of nurses in the state for the past 14 years.

Tension Over Dakota Access Pipeline Escalates

Sep 5, 2016
John Corley

The fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline escalated this weekend. Private security hired by the developer clashed with protesters at a pipeline construction site.

Concerned Citizens of Buffalo file appeal in Cass County

Sep 2, 2016

The Concerned Citizens of Buffalo have filed an appeal of approval by the North Dakota Department of Health to begin constructing a hog farm about a mile away from the city.

Highway Patrol working overtime for Labor Day

Sep 2, 2016

Lieutenant Tom Iverson with the North Dakota Highway Patrol says the Labor Day weekend is always a busy time for patrol officers.

This year, Iverson says many of the state patrol's resources are tied up with the Dakota Access Pipeline protest near Cannonball. But he says the patrol is committed to keeping roads safe this weekend.