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Fargo School Board reaches consensus on elementary boundary plan

FARGO – A new plan that rearranges the area from where Ed Clapp Elementary School will draw its students received consensus approval from the Fargo School Board on Tuesday.

Learned language pays off big for Fargo South sophomore

FARGO - For Anna Sprunger, it pays to be competitive. The Fargo South High School sophomore won a four-week trip to Germany this summer thanks to language skills that nailed down a score in the 96th percentile on the National German Exam.

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Guten Tag: German is ND's second-most-spoken language

WISHEK, N.D. - George Just will give you a hearty “Guten Tag!” at Stan’s Supervalu here. Beyond that, the 77-year-old won’t promise you but a handful of other German words.

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Moorhead's Horizon Middle School lockdown triggered by alleged luring attempt

MOORHEAD – Moorhead’s Horizon Middle School was locked down for about 45 minutes Friday as police checked the building and neighborhood to be sure a man hadn’t entered the school after allegedly trying to lure a child.

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'Cold water challenge' new trend for teens that poses risks

FARGO – It used to be an insult to tell someone to go jump in a lake. Now, it's apparently a challenge to have fun, often with a hook requiring a donation to charity.

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Ex-mayor who took on divisive issues leaving Fargo

FARGO - Jon Lindgren, one of Fargo’s most outspoken residents and its second-longest serving mayor, is packing his bags and heading off to Iowa. Lindgren was mayor for 16 of his 46 years here.

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NW Minn. ELCA synod urges Thrivent to end restrictions on donation policy

MOORHEAD – A measure urging Thrivent Financial to rescind restrictions on donations to groups based on their stances on issues such as abortion, sexual orientation or gun control, was passed – barely – by the Northwestern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Fargo firefighters called to landfill fire

FARGO – A large fire burned about two hours on the side of a hill at the Fargo landfill Saturday before landfill personnel smothered it with dirt and clay dumped by payloaders and bulldozers.

Fargo board asks to see alternatives to splitting elementary students between north and central middle schools

FARGO – Plans to change attendance boundaries starting in August 2015 for the Fargo School District’s elementary, middle and high schools will get some new alternatives in the next couple weeks.

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Fargo to consider changing school attendance areas

FARGO – A first-draft plan of attendance boundary changes tied to the opening of Ed Clapp Elementary School in August 2015 will be reviewed Tuesday night by the Fargo School Board.

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K12 notebook: Moorhead teen named Scholar of Distinction

Trevor Larson of Moorhead High School was recently honored as a Scholar of Distinction at the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley, Minn.

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K-12 Notebook: Dickinson students tops in auto competition

Two Dickinson (N.D.) High School students were crowned North Dakota’s top high school auto technicians on Thursday. Jared Meduna and Austin Tysver won the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills State Finals in West Fargo.

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K-12 notebook: Moorhead High speech team tops at state tourney

Moorhead students won gold medals in Class AA of the Minnesota State High School League state tournament recently at Chanhassen High School.

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K-12 notebook: Scholarships to go to students for flood effort

Forty students from Cass and Clay counties will be awarded $1,000 college tuition scholarships Monday at the Fargo City Commission meeting during a presentation ceremony for the “Scholarships for Sandbags” program.

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K-12 Notebook: South High director receives state theater honor

Steve Stark, a Fargo South High School director, has been named the 2011 Director of the Year for the Communication, Speech and Theatre Association of North Dakota.

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K-12 Notebook: Moorhead elementary wins Healthy School prize

Moorhead’s Ellen Hopkins Elementary School won a $3,000 grand prize in the Healthy School Makeover Contest of the Fuel Up to Play 60 “Show Your Spirit” Challenge.

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K-12 Notebook: Area teams compete in Minnesota State Knowledge Bowl

Teams from five area high schools in the Lakes Country Service Cooperative Region IV will advance to the Minnesota State Knowledge Bowl meet April 7-8 at Cragun’s Resort in Brainerd.

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K-12 Notebook: Moorhead Catholic school wins national award

St. Joseph’s School in Moorhead has been named a “2011 Catholic Schools for Tomorrow National Award” winner. The school received the award for innovative restructuring to add seventh and eighth grades, said Stacia Erdmann, the development and stewardship coordinator.

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K-12 education notebook: Moorhead student a semifinalist in essay contest

Jordan Slaughter, a Moorhead High School student, is one of 100 semifinalists in “A Legacy of Leadership: The Ronald Reagan Essay Contest,” sponsored by the Freedom Foundation of Minnesota.

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K-12 notebook: Fargo students raise money for boy hit by bus

Students at Fargo’s Lincoln Elementary School showed their character recently by holding a series of fundraisers dubbed “Crazy for Isaiah” to help 6-year-old Isaiah Northington and his family.

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