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Standards Based Education and the Common Core State Standards
By Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Schatz During the past few months there has been a movement launched across the United States to slow down or stop the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (...
11/8/13 at 8:00 AM WATCH D.O.G.S. invade north side elementary 5/10/13 at 7:37 AM
2012 Breakthrough Conference a smash success 1/31/12 at 3:05 PM
Mystery Bridge Nr. 30: Little Bridge on the Prairie
I'm sure many of us have heard of and watched the TV series "Little House on the Prairie" while growing up. The same series that was based on the travels of Laura Ingalls Wilder, who was played by M...
9/19/13 at 3:30 AM
The long-awaited potato salad recipe
During the recent Nobles County Fair, I spent a few-hour stint at the Daily Globe booth, helping people take advantage of the fair special to renew their subscriptions, picking up a few story ideas fo...
8/21/13 at 6:28 PM
UND student Laura Harmon headed to Miss America Pageant Sept. 15
Singing opera is her talent and advocating for responsible energy use is her platform By Kate Menzies, University & Public Affairs student writer University of North Dakotastudent and Grand Fo...
8/8/13 at 8:12 AM
If You Build a Girl a Bookcase
There isa popular children's book titled, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, that I am sure most parents and grandparents are familiar with. The premise of the book that the cookie is only the beginning of...
4/7/13 at 10:05 PM That was pretty filling... 2/11/13 at 9:21 PM
DFL House plan would raise taxes on rich for school aid
By Don Davis Minnesota schools would be the biggest beneficiaries of a state House Democratic budget proposal that goes beyond the governors plan to increase taxes on the rich. Minnesota House Spe...
3/19/13 at 4:30 PM College, university students look back to move ahead 2/13/13 at 5:19 PM
MPCA credits 1972 law for cleaning waters 10/19/12 at 1:49 PM
An Invisible Thread
We're going to be talking soon on WDAZ News @5 with the author and the subject of the New York Times bestseller An Invisible Thread. It's the true and very touching story of an 11-year-old panhandler ...
2/26/13 at 3:56 PM Laura Rowley 3/26/10 at 1:45 AM
Storytelling gains a new platform: Q&A with founder of 'The Tell'
Charly Haley, MSUM Multimedia Journalism FARGO, N.D. While a project out of New York City may have sparked Laura Eglands recent creative venture, stories and people from Fargo-Moorhead are what cu...
11/20/12 at 10:24 AM
Rain Taxi Twin Cities Book Festival
Yesterday I drove 8 hours--4 to St. Paul, leaving the house at 5:20 a.m., and 4 more to get home. The drive was with good company--Emilee and Karl--and for good cause: exhibiting New Rivers Press book...
10/14/12 at 12:11 PM
An April Blizzard
Although this year was definitely an exception with a record breaking March, it is usually April that we can start thinking about spring weather. The average high temperature climbs from 46 to 64 de...
3/29/12 at 6:28 AM The Long Winter 10/15/10 at 5:40 AM
October Blizzard 10/15/09 at 1:43 AM
Fargo-Moorhead's Celebration of Women & Their Music
This coming Saturday (February 18th) is the Fifteenth Annual Celebration of Women and Their Music. Im not sure how I was unaware of this event until just this week since Deb Jenkins founded it in 19...
2/16/12 at 4:04 PM
Last Night We Went To The "Ice Cube" in The Amsoil Arena
Last night Roger Reinhert had a free open invitation "get together "at the Ice Cube. It was a great turn out and fun to network with some folks one had not seen for awhile. The new Amsoil Arena has a...
1/8/11 at 7:37 AM
Today's Ask Your Government
Dear readers, A Grand Forks reader wrote me the following: Several weeks ago, you wrote a column about how people can report possible inappropriate action by state employees. You should revisit th...
1/2/11 at 9:42 AM
faith fridays: 7 quick takes friday (vol. 29)
Welcome back to 7 Quick Takes Friday, an occasional feature that offers a glimpse of where my thoughts have been lately. -1- QUOTE WORTH SHARING: I heard this on Catholic radio this morning and i...
10/21/10 at 11:00 PM
Dragons host volleyball tournament, Tvrdik nearing 1,000 career kills
Minnesota State Moorhead hosts the Dragon Classic volleyball tournament this weekend at Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse. The Dragons play Adelphi (N.Y.) and Northern State on Friday and the Univerity of Siou...
9/7/10 at 8:44 PM Dragons volleyball team picked to finish seventh in the NSIC 8/12/10 at 6:31 PM