FARGO -- Fargo has the 10th-best job market while Grand Forks is tied for 19th best in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The rankings are based off of monthly rates of unemployment through many metro areas throughout the nation. In the latest rates for September, Fargo had a 2.1 percent unemployment rate while Grand Forks had a 2.2 percent unemployment rate. Bismarck was also tied at 27th in the U.S. with a 2.3 percent unemployment rate.
BISMARCK — It started as a list. But it turned into a massive research project commemorating North Dakotans who served in World War I. This Nov. 11 marks the centennial for the end of the Great War, which the North Dakota Historical Society wanted to document for an exhibit at the North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum. The supposed “war to end all wars” took the lives of nearly 1,400 North Dakotans, according to the research by the state’s Historical Society. The exhibit compiles letters, photos and data to honor fallen North Dakota soldiers who served in the war. Dr.
BISMARCK — The majority of North Dakotans voted in favor of Measure 2 on Tuesday, Nov. 6, according to complete but unofficial results. With all 424 precincts reporting, the measure passed by a 66 to 34 percent margin.
FARGO — Practicing historian and University of North Dakota doctoral student Janet Strand is ensuring those who died from the influenza pandemic of 1918 aren't forgotten. Pvt. Floyd Fuller was a member of the Student Army Training Corps at UND. When he was inducted into service Sept. 1, 1918, in Fargo, he was bound for Grand Forks for service. He died October 24, 1918, from influenza.
FARGO—Measure 2 is presented by a sponsoring committee of 37 members including North Dakota GOP Senate candidate Gary Emineth as the chairman. The measure aims to change the language of a Article II, Section 1 from "Every citizen of the United States, who has attained the age of eighteen years and who is a North Dakota resident, shall be a qualified elector." to "Only a citizen of the United States, who has attained the age of eighteen years and who is a North Dakota resident, shall be a qualified elector."
BISMARCK — Gov. Doug Burgum recognized the winning photographs and honorable mentions for the 15th annual North Dakota Governor's Photo Contest on Wednesday, Oct. 10, in Bismarck. Minot resident Steve Silseth's photo, "Pintail," was named Best of Show and was also the winning photograph for the Wildlife category. The photo was selected best out of 1,072 submitted into the contest, according to a North Dakota Tourism press release. Silseth's photo took patience and a keen eye for the duck's behavior.
FARGO—On the 3rd Annual Indigenous Peoples' Day celebration, a former Fargo cultural planner and current spiritual leader received the Gladys Ray award. The award is given to those who have made a special impact in the indigenous community in Fargo and abroad. Willard 'Yellowbird' Jr. led and closed the ceremony in prayer, but he never expected the award he received from Gladys Ray's granddaughter, Amber Mattson.
WEST FARGO — Pete Kostelnick enjoys running ... a lot. In a trip he's calling, "Ke2Key: Unlocking my Wildest Dream," he is running from Kenai, Alaska, to Key West, Fla. In 2016, he already broke the record for fastest time to run across America. It took him 42 days to run from San Francisco to New York City, a nearly 3,100-mile trip. This trip from Alaska to Florida? 5,200 miles. His supplies in the cart he brings include food, water, Gatorade, toiletries, five changes of laundry, bear spray, a tent and water bladders.
Editor's Note: This is the second installment for Above and Beyond, a regular video series that will look at people making a difference in their communities. If you know of someone who would make for a great story, email Austin Howard at email@example.com . FARGO—C.J. English is a popular author in the Amazon Kindle world for her best-selling weight-loss book, "WTF am I supposed to eat?", and has written two other memoirs that have been published. But the Fargo native wanted to be bigger. Not in fame, but in making an impact.
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Information Technology Department said there were malware attacks on one-third of North Dakota schools in February 2018. The hackers behind the attacks were from different international locations including North Korea and the malware was downloaded from multiple access points. According to ITD's Director of Security Sean Wiese, hackers used DoublePulsar malware that easily gives "bad actors" the ability to infiltrate other systems.