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

Lawmakers working to prevent tuition rises in Minnesota colleges and universities, WDAY: “College students in Minnesota may be saving a few dollars over the next few years. A bill proposed by Minnesota lawmakers would prevent tuition cost from rising for two years at state colleges and universities.”

Plastic bag problems prompt creation, mission of new task force, WDAY: “Council member Sara Watson Curry spent her Saturday volunteering with Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Sustainability Club to pick up plastic bags and other debris surrounding the Clay County landfill.”

Minnesota State Moorhead drop doubleheader to Northern State, Inforum: “Kennady Thompson drove in two runs to lead Northern State to a 8-1 win in game one of a doubleheader against Minnesota State Moorhead on Tuesday, March 28.”

Anthropology talk April 3 at MSUM, Inforum: “Garry Running, a professor in the geography and anthropology department at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, will present a talk, ‘Prehistoric beachfront property: Locating prehistoric deposits and landforms,’ at 4 p.m. Monday, April 3, at Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Center for Business, room 111, 1104 7th Ave. S.”

MSUM creates ‘MSUM 4 All’ campaign to welcome more diversity to campus, WDAY: “A new campaign at Minnesota State University Moorhead is trying to make the campus more welcoming for students from diverse backgrounds.” 

Fargo names 3 to elementary principal positions, Inforum: “The Fargo School District has named three new elementary school principals for the 2017-18 school year.” All three are MSUM alumnae.

‘I just share from my heart’: MSUM student speaks out after brother’s fatal DUI crash, Inforum: “Rylie Langer regrets that she turned down her brother’s invitation on that fateful night. Now she wants something good to come of that regret.”

Dragon softball splits with Bemidji State, Inforum: “Minnesota State Moorhead split a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference softball doubleheader with Bemidji State Saturday, April 1, with an 8-0 loss in game one and a 10-6 victory in game two.”

Native American Tribes Came to MSUM for a Powwow, KVRR: “Drums were booming throughout MSUM for the 28th annual Celebration of the Woodlands and High Plains Traditional Powwow.”

Dragons carry high expectations into spring practice, WDAY: “This spring the expectations for the MSU Moorhead football team are as high as they’ve been in recent years.”

MSUM Celebrates and Welcomes All Nations to Campus, KVRR: “Flags were raised at MSUM as the school spent the evening celebrating nations. Students are sharing their music, their favorite foods and their style of clothing which represents their culture the best.”

Dragons Football more mature this spring, Valley News Live: “Minnesota State Moorhead is in full swing of spring practice. The Dragons are coming off their most successful season under head coach Steve Laqua, who is entering his seventh year with the program at 7-4 in 2016.”

Dragons softball splits at Minnesota Crookston, Inforum: “Minnesota State Moorhead won the first game 9-3 and lost the second 2-1 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference softball action Sunday, April 2.”

Coach of the Week: MSUM Football’s Steve Laqua, KVRR: “Steven Laqua is heading into his 7th season as the Minnesota State Moorhead Dragons’ head coach.”

West Fargo restaurant finds new way to support local youth, Bakken.com: “As owners of Maxwells Restaurant & Bar, General Manager Ramon Sosa and Executive Chef Mike Wald weren’t searching for a way to promote their restaurant. They don’t typically offer coupons or promotions. The experience of eating at the high-end West Fargo restaurant speaks for itself.”

Fargo playwright’s work staged Down Under, Inforum: “A Fargo playwright is over the moon at having one of his works produced Down Under.”

Four Dragon tracksters win at Mustang Open, Inforum: “Four Minnesota State Moorhead track and field athletes produced first-place finishes Saturday, April 1, at the Southwest State Minnesota Mustang Open.”