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Minnesota State system to pay $1.9M in unpaid wages to faculty
May 22, 2019 - 6:41pm
ST. PAUL — Minnesota State has agreed to pay up to $1.9 million to settle a wage dispute with faculty at its two-year colleges. The Minnesota...
UND to offer raises based on merit in addition to state compensation increase
May 22, 2019 - 4:45pm
GRAND FORKS — Employees across the University of North Dakota campus can expect a small pay increase this year, regardless if their position...
New North Dakota student test info can help parents, Baesler says
May 22, 2019 - 9:59am
BISMARCK - Student results from the North Dakota State Assessment for English and math are now available for parents to request from their childrens’...
MSU Moorhead to close clinic, pharmacy and medical lab
May 22, 2019 - 7:00am
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota State University Moorhead will close its clinic, pharmacy and medical lab next month after leaders determined they...
Rochester teachers' signs get social media blowback
May 21, 2019 - 8:00pm
ROCHESTER, Minn. - A group of Rochester Public Schools teachers traveled to St. Paul on Saturday to lobby state lawmakers for more K-12 public...
Housing and commercial center planned for Jamestown campus
May 16, 2019 - 10:28am
JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Officials are hoping a planned $12 million multipurpose project on the campus of the University of Jamestown can move off the...
Ellison: Schools can't block students from graduation for lunch debt
May 15, 2019 - 6:18pm
ST. PAUL — Minnesota students who have unpaid lunch debt cannot be blocked from walking in their graduation ceremonies, Attorney General Keith...
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’...