FARGO — About 6,000 students throughout North Dakota have been participating in an "Hour of Code" during national computer science education week. Gov. Doug Burgum and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler have encouraged changes to be made in K-12 education to emphasize computer science and online safety. Jackie Brown, a language arts teacher at Discovery Middle School, was in charge of bringing out the fun in coding for her sixth-grade students. She said the skill can help bring out what students have a desire in doing.
HUNTER, N.D. — Six different school districts in North Dakota are getting improved mental health counseling access in their schools. The locations include the Northern Cass, Central Cass, Kindred, Hillsboro, Milnor, and Wyndmere school districts. United Way of Cass-Clay, the Burgum Foundation and North Dakota public school districts recently joined together to expand services to the point mental health services can now be provided to the school districts one or two days a week.
FARGO — The Fargodome Authority is considering a potential plan for a Fargodome expansion that contemplates a possible 45,000-square-foot conference center that would be attached to the dome on the south side. Other possible changes include adding more accessible seating for those who are disabled, new club and suite seating, new concessions areas, and a bathroom and other changes to the press box.
BISMARCK — What began as a class project has led to a bill to be presented in the upcoming North Dakota legislative session about how school make-up days can be eliminated. Jamestown legislators Rep. Bernie Satrom and Rep. James Grueneich, both Republican, decided to research and draft a bill that will replace make-up days with virtual classrooms on the cancelled days at brick-and-mortar schools.
FARGO -- Fargo has the 10th-best job market while Grand Forks is tied for 19th best in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The rankings are based off of monthly rates of unemployment through many metro areas throughout the nation. In the latest rates for September, Fargo had a 2.1 percent unemployment rate while Grand Forks had a 2.2 percent unemployment rate. Bismarck was also tied at 27th in the U.S. with a 2.3 percent unemployment rate.
BISMARCK — It started as a list. But it turned into a massive research project commemorating North Dakotans who served in World War I. This Nov. 11 marks the centennial for the end of the Great War, which the North Dakota Historical Society wanted to document for an exhibit at the North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum. The supposed “war to end all wars” took the lives of nearly 1,400 North Dakotans, according to the research by the state’s Historical Society. The exhibit compiles letters, photos and data to honor fallen North Dakota soldiers who served in the war. Dr.
BISMARCK — The majority of North Dakotans voted in favor of Measure 2 on Tuesday, Nov. 6, according to complete but unofficial results. With all 424 precincts reporting, the measure passed by a 66 to 34 percent margin.
FARGO — Practicing historian and University of North Dakota doctoral student Janet Strand is ensuring those who died from the influenza pandemic of 1918 aren't forgotten. Pvt. Floyd Fuller was a member of the Student Army Training Corps at UND. When he was inducted into service Sept. 1, 1918, in Fargo, he was bound for Grand Forks for service. He died October 24, 1918, from influenza.
FARGO—Measure 2 is presented by a sponsoring committee of 37 members including North Dakota GOP Senate candidate Gary Emineth as the chairman. The measure aims to change the language of a Article II, Section 1 from "Every citizen of the United States, who has attained the age of eighteen years and who is a North Dakota resident, shall be a qualified elector." to "Only a citizen of the United States, who has attained the age of eighteen years and who is a North Dakota resident, shall be a qualified elector."
BISMARCK — Gov. Doug Burgum recognized the winning photographs and honorable mentions for the 15th annual North Dakota Governor's Photo Contest on Wednesday, Oct. 10, in Bismarck. Minot resident Steve Silseth's photo, "Pintail," was named Best of Show and was also the winning photograph for the Wildlife category. The photo was selected best out of 1,072 submitted into the contest, according to a North Dakota Tourism press release. Silseth's photo took patience and a keen eye for the duck's behavior.