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Category: Education

NDSU Students Create Virtual Downtown Minot

Animated Presentation lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com  FARGO – A lot of what people learn in college is not only in class but also practicing the job themselves, as 16 architecture students at North Dakota State University did creating a virtual model of downtown Minot. Kristi Hanson, an adjunct professor for the students, directed the project, saying she had […]
by Lydia Hoverson
May 10, 2023

Heritage Center Opens New Exhibit 

Native American History  lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   BISMARCK – The North Dakota Heritage Center, a museum here featuring the history of North Dakota, is continuously evolving to include new exhibits to feature different aspects of history.  On April 27 the center added a Native American exhibit to its collections, called “On the Edge of the Wind”, displayed in […]
by Lydia Hoverson
May 6, 2023

Magic City Discovery Center Building Dedicated

Educational Center for Minot Region Minot – The Magic City Discovery Center celebrated the completion of its one-of-a-kind hybrid children’s museum and science center during today’s building dedication ceremony. The MCDC Board of Directors was joined by more than 100 supporters and their families in marking the completion of the nearly $20 million project that […]
by The Dakotan
April 29, 2023

Parental Rights Bill Killed in House 

Public School Access  lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   BISMARCK – The North Dakota State House has killed a bill that would have established certain rights of a parent in the context of public school.  House Bill 2260 states that the government cannot substantially burden a parent’s right to direct the upbringing of their child. Some of the rights established […]
by Lydia Hoverson
April 26, 2023

House Fails to Override School Choice Veto 

“Sick and Tired of Vetoes”  lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   BISMARCK – House Majority Leader Mike Lefor, R-Dis. 37, Dickinson, said he is sick and tired of vetoes before the North Dakota State House failed Tuesday to override Gov. Doug Burgum’s veto of a bill to give students of private schools financial aid.  House Bill 1532, being called the […]
by Lydia Hoverson
April 25, 2023

New Free School Meals Passes House

Constitutionality Questioned lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   BISMARCK — An attempt to again pass funding to make school meals free for families making up to $60,000 a year was successful in the North Dakota State House Thursday evening. This comes after a previous single-subject bill that would have done the same thing failed in the Senate.  Senate Bill 2284 […]
by Lydia Hoverson
April 21, 2023

Farmers Union Camp to mark 89th season

JAMESTOWN – In June, North Dakota Farmers Union will embark on its 89th season of Farmers Union Camp. The summer camp program annually draws more than 1,200 farm and city kids from across the state to the shores of Lake Tschida near Elgin and the Jamestown Reservoir, where Farmers Union camp facilities are located.  “We’re excited to […]
by The Dakotan
April 19, 2023

Discovery Center to Open 

Minot –The public is invited to the grand opening of the new Magic City Discovery Center located on Minot’s North Hill on Friday, May 5, 2023. The center’s doors will be open at 10 a.m.   Executive Director Wendy Keller shared, “This discovery center is a world class facility and one of a kind. The signature […]
by The Dakotan
April 19, 2023

Race Bill Debated Again 

Accreditation Concern  lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   BISMARCK – The North Dakota State House has once again debated and passed a bill prohibiting the penalization of people based on their support or opposition to specified concepts such as the idea that one race is privileged over another.  Senate Bill 2247 would prohibit state universities from conducting mandatory noncredit earning […]
by Lydia Hoverson
April 14, 2023

House Again Passes Private School Tuition Funds 

Bill Subject to Veto  lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   BISMARCK – The North Dakota State House has twice approved a bill providing students at private schools tuition aid. The second passage of the bill took place Thursday morning but lacked two thirds vote needed to override a possible veto from the governor.  House Bill 1532 would provide funds to […]
by Lydia Hoverson
April 13, 2023
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