A local children’s author shared her love of books and Ethiopia with Bennett Elementary students during an assembly Tuesday. Jane Kurtz, an Oregon-based author of more than 30 children’s books, visited the school to thank students for raising money to donate books to children in Ethiopia.
At first, nothing seems out of the ordinary in Kriste Ross’ home office. The small, cream-colored room with a slanted roof has a desk covered with papers, family portraits hung on the walls, cardboard filing boxes and a small bookshelf.
You may be familiar with Thundar, the North Dakota State Bison mascot. Meet Flugdar, a flying-bison aircraft. Or, perhaps more accurately, architects/crew members hope Flugdar will “fly,” if only for a few seconds.
The ESPN GameDay crew is heading downtown. North Dakota State announced Monday the popular pre-game college football show will air from the corner of Third Avenue North and Broadway, which is more commonly known as the First Bank Plaza area.
To Barb Hanson, a parish nurse at Atonement Lutheran Church, the connection between faith and health is clear. “God gave us this body and lives within us and wants us to take care of that body so we can serve him and serve others,” Hanson said.
The North Dakota Grocers Association is holding its 52nd Annual Convention and Trade Show in Fargo. Retailers from North Dakota, South Dakota and western Minnesota are expected at the three-day gathering that runs through Tuesday.
For one jail inmate named Todd, it must have seemed like his lucky day. Meanwhile, the other Todd was left to wonder why he was still behind bars. It was March 3, 2008, and the Cass County Jail inadvertently released the wrong Todd from custody.
Sheriff Paul Laney has found an unexpected solution to the staff shortage at the Cass County Jail: Accept more inmates. Laney is asking for 13 new positions at the jail in his 2014 budget request as the facility prepares to quadruple the number of beds reserved for federal prisoners.
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