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Students get trucking: Minnesota schools, industry partner to train students to obtain CDL
May 15, 2019 - 2:10pm
WILLMAR, Minn. — Jason Duininck has 20 jobs available right now at Duininck Inc. for applicants with a commercial driver's license.He's concerned...
Josh Duhamel talks about North Dakota roots and Hollywood career
May 15, 2019 - 8:25am
GRAND FORKS — WDAY's Matt Henson sat down with Josh Duhamel during the actor's visit to Grand Forks on Saturday, May 11, to receive an honorary...
Schoolteacher retiring after long career in rural North Dakota schools
May 13, 2019 - 11:29am
SWEET BRIAR, N.D — Wearing garbage bag ponchos and blue rubber gloves, students of Sweet Briar School gathered around Sheri Johnson as she...
Melania Trump honors Farmington robotics team at the White House
May 8, 2019 - 12:57pm
FARMINGTON, Minn. — The Farmington High School robotics team was recognized Tuesday, May 7, by the first lady for building a customized wheelchair...
After delay, Minnesota lawmakers to appoint new U of M regents
May 7, 2019 - 6:23pm
ST. PAUL — State lawmakers will come together to appoint new members to the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents after all, the St....
Former Sen. Heitkamp to speak at UND commencement; actor Duhamel to receive honorary degree
May 2, 2019 - 8:00am
GRAND FORKS - Former U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is set to address University of North Dakota graduates later this month. Heitkamp will speak at...
University of Jamestown trustee raises $30K for scholarships during 600-mile walk
May 1, 2019 - 8:21pm
It took Will Bernhagen 27 walking days to travel from Sheridan, Wyo., to the University of Jamestown campus. The gathering of students and administrators...
Minnesota education commissioner: Allow American Indian regalia at graduations
May 1, 2019 - 6:55pm
BEMIDJI — As graduation season gets underway, Minnesota’s commissioner of education urged school districts to recognize American Indian students’...
Minn. Democrats want to give more state grant money to undocumented immigrant students
April 29, 2019 - 8:30pm
ST. PAUL -- Democrats in the Minnesota House want to give more state grant money to undocumented immigrants who are attending college but do...
Concordia Language Villages trains students to ‘hit the ground talking’
April 29, 2019 - 4:43pm
Editor’s note: For 30 years, Christine Schulze has served as executive director of Concordia Language Villages, the unique program run by Concordia...
Universities keep watchful eye on Washington as Trump lays out higher ed reform proposals
April 28, 2019 - 6:10am
Leaders at area universities keep a watchful eye on conversations in Washington, D.C., that could affect their respective students and staff....
Demands for diversity delay appointments to University of Minnesota Board of Regents
April 24, 2019 - 7:19pm
ST. PAUL — State lawmakers have yet to come together to appoint four new members to the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents. They...
U of M regents to discuss building name changes
April 24, 2019 - 10:03am
MINNEAPOLIS - The University of Minnesota Board of Regents will hold a special meeting Friday to discuss and possibly act on proposed name changes...
UND's Kennedy calls himself ‘a champion for diversity’ during second day of Colorado tour
April 23, 2019 - 5:20pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy was on the road again Tuesday, April 23, making his case to a roomful...
Kennedy makes first stop in Colorado for university president position
April 22, 2019 - 6:36pm
DENVER — UND President Mark Kennedy took questions from the University of Colorado community Monday, April 22 as he made the first of five...