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FARGO—When Jered Pigeon took in President Barack Obama's inauguration in 2009 during a watch party with hundreds of other students at Minnesota State University Moorhead, he felt optimism in the air. Wrapping up his undergraduate degree, Pigeon sold Obama T-shirts as leader of a black student organization on campus. He had his two young daughters along to see the country's first African American be sworn in as president. "There was this sense of opportunity being available for everybody," Pigeon said.
FARGO—A young woman killed in a crash on Interstate 94 near Valley City over the weekend was heading back to college here after spending Christmas break with her family in north central North Dakota. Brooke Schroeder, 18, of Max, was a freshman at North Dakota State University, where she was studying agriculture education. Her mother, Lynae Schroeder, said Brooke was class valedictorian, a dancer, a basketball player, and active in student council, band and FFA, or Future Farmers of America, at Max High School, from which she graduated in spring 2016.
FARGO—The North Dakota Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control Policy may find itself fighting for air in the coming weeks, as state lawmakers hope to tap the agency's trust fund as a way to shore up the North Dakota's sagging budget. Best known as BreatheND, the agency is holding news conferences here and in Bismarck on Tuesday, Jan. 10, to make a case for continued funding for its anti-tobacco work.
FARGO—Researchers in Fargo hope to develop new ways to make roads and bridges in the region safer, and make them last longer, through a newly-awarded federal grant. A five-state consortium headed by a research center at North Dakota State University will receive $2.5 million a year for the next five years to study methods of preserving and improving transportation infrastructure.
FARGO—The most tangible sign here of the new North Dakota constitutional amendment known as Marsy's Law is a simple white business card handed out to crime victims. In Fargo, the Marsy's card, distributed since Dec. 8 when the law took effect, directs victims to either the Fargo Police Department's or Cass County State's Attorney's website, where they can read the law in detail and learn more about their rights. Other law enforcement agencies and county prosecutor offices across the state are doing the same.
FARGO — Safety experts advise parents to put helmets on their children for a variety of activities, and now, some say it's time to add sledding to that list. A couple of pediatric trauma doctors in the Twin Cities issued a safety alert earlier this month saying children riding sleds, tubes or toboggans should wear helmets based on head-injury data they recently compiled. Dr. Michael McGonigal, director of trauma services at Regions Hospital and Gillette Children's, both in St. Paul, said skiers and snowboarders are getting the message and others should follow suit.
FARGO — Plenty of parents happily oblige their pediatrician or family physician's recommendation for their children to receive vaccinations to stay healthy. After all, having the shots or showing proof of some kind of exemption from them is the law in every state. The majority of those immunizations go just fine, with children bouncing back quickly after being fussy or feverish for a day or two.
FARGO—The last four months of Gov. Jack Dalrymple's time in office may have been packed with more controversy than all the rest of his six years leading the state of North Dakota.
FARGO — A snow plow operator remembers working 25 straight days for 12 hours at a crack, moving mountains of snow. A police officer recalls having to borrow four-wheel-drive vehicles from another city department in order to get around. A meteorologist is reminded of the North Dakota National Guard being called out for emergency snow removal. For a commuting mail carrier, being stranded comes to mind.
FARGO—When Brooke Sauskojus woke up to find her friend sexually assaulting her, she was so shocked she couldn't move. She pretended to be asleep. She didn't contact police for months. When she did come forward this summer—both to law enforcement and in public, posting on Facebook about the experience—it quickly led to a conviction against her attacker, former Fargo concert promoter and writer Christopher Hennen.