Take a look at the news stories featuring MSUM in the last two weeks. Stories are presented in chronological order.

How the Supreme Court Nominee Impacts a Generation, KVRR: “It’s a decision which affects all of us, and could affect us for a whole generation. MSUM political science professor Dr. Barbara Headrick said this is one of the most important positions in Washington D.C.”

Dragons target depth in trying to build championship-level program, Inforum: “Minnesota State Moorhead head coach Steve Laqua wasn’t looking for many quick fixes this recruiting season, an indication of how the Dragons football program has matured since he took over.” 

MSU Moorhead goes into enemy territory to highlight 2017 recruiting class, WDAY: “The MSU Moorhead football team unveiled a recruiting class of 27 players on Wednesday highlighted by a number of area standouts, including Richland’s Austin Roob and Waubun’s Peyton Syverson. The Dragons also raised some eyebrows by nabbing eight players from the state of South Dakota, including six from Sioux Falls, a city that hosts conference opponents Augustana and the University of Sioux Falls.”

MSUM’s recruiting class features several local commits, WDAY: “MSUM inked 27 commits on Wednesday as part of National Signing Day. The class features a number of local standouts.”

Dragons junior Kretchman reaches 1,000 points, nearing career assists record, Inforum: “Minnesota State Moorhead junior point guard Tanner Kretchman has joined the 1,000-point club, becoming the 31st player in men’s basketball program history to reach the milestone.”

Volkert, No. 17-ranked Dragons women rally for overtime victory, Inforum: “A game that started with No. 17-ranked Minnesota State Moorhead trailing by 15 points in the opening minutes, ended with sophomore guard Jacky Volkert at the foul line needing to make clutch free throws.”

Basketball: Riewer living his dream in Europe, Brainerd Dispatch: “From the small ‘Village’ of Staples to Minnesota State University Moorhead to playing professional basketball overseas Jordan Riewer has been places few have.”

MSUM sweeps Winona State to open the weekend, WDAY: “Minnesota State Moorhead head coach Chad Walthall didn’t find too much wrong with his team’s performance Friday, Feb. 3, at Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse.”

Kretchman lifts Dragons men to thrilling victory against Upper Iowa, Inforum: “Minnesota State Moorhead had a simplistic offensive approach in the final couple minutes Saturday: Put the ball in point guard Tanner Kretchman’s hands and let him make a play.”

No. 17 Dragons women rally to earn at least a share of North Division crown, Inforum: “Minnesota State Moorhead chased the lead for most of the game Saturday, Feb. 4, but the evening ended with a championship.”

The Stars of PBS Shows Help Kids Explore Engineering and Science, KVRR: “Shows on PBS like Sesame Street, Arthur and Clifford all have one thing in common — they are educational. PBS brings their educational programming to life at MSUM with Stars of PBS.”

Five students to intern at Hoeven’s offices in Washington, D.C., Fargo, Inforum: “Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., announced Friday, Feb. 3, that five students are interning in his Washington and Fargo offices. Alaura Williams of Fargo, … will work in the senator’s Washington office. Williams is a junior studying political science and criminal justice at Minnesota State University Moorhead. She is the daughter of Angela Williams and Harold Turner.”

Dragons swimmers win individual titles at NSIC championships, Inforum: “Minnesota State Moorhead junior Erin Sullivan and sophomore Taylor Beynon each won a conference title in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference women’s swimming and diving championships on Thursday, Feb. 9.”

Dragons’ Thorson proud to play for grandma, who is a cancer survivor, Inforum: “Verna Mae Goldal is a cancer survivor and Minnesota State Moorhead junior Cassidy Thorson couldn’t be more proud of her grandma.”

Battle tested Dragons ready for Bemidji State, WDAY: “The 24th ranked MSU Moorhead men’s basketball team wraps up its regular season home schedule this weekend.”

Hot shooting keeps Dragons men a step ahead in NSIC race, Inforum: “Minnesota State Moorhead remained one step ahead in the race for the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference men’s basketball championship. The Dragons shot 66 percent from the field to fuel a 102-78 victory against Bemidji State on Friday, Feb. 20, at Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse before 1,502 fans.”

No. 16 Dragons women clinch North Division crown outright, Inforum: “No. 16-ranked Minnesota State Moorhead accomplished something Friday, Feb. 20, the women’s basketball team hadn’t done since the early 1990s: Earn back-to-back 20-win seasons.”

Dragons men add to North Division championship streak, Inforum: “Minnesota State Moorhead kept its North Division championship streak alive Saturday, Feb. 11, at Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse.”

Thorson helps Dragons women clinch overall regular-season NSIC crown, Inforum: “Minnesota State Moorhead junior Cassidy Thorson spent the second half scorching the nets and that led to the Dragons cutting down the nets after the game.”

Dragons basketball program earns rare double NSIC championship, Inforum: “The Minnesota State Moorhead basketball program earned a rare double championship over the weekend. The men’s and women’s teams both clinched Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference overall titles on Saturday, Feb. 11, with a home doubleheader sweep against Minnesota-Crookston.”