KNDS News Updates Get the latest news from the KNDS news department Julie Fowlis, Voice of ‘Brave’ Soundtrack, Slated at MSUM


Minnesota State University Moorhead sees a Scottish songstress and Disney soundtrack voice grace its stage this Thursday as part of its Cheryl Nelson Lossett Performing Arts Series.

This is Julie Fowlis, who brings the traditional Gaelic tunes of Scotland in her concert with husband Éamon Doorley and band members Tony Byrne and Duncan Chisholm. It’s another cultural flavor that fits the aim of this art series: to showcase the most diverse artists and performances for area audiences.

“We haven’t had anything like this as long as I’ve been working on the series,” Rebecca Sundet-Schoenwald, managing director of the arts series, said. She added that a local interest in such music exists and Moorhead’s Hjemkomst Center supports it with its Celtic Festival.

To U.S. audiences, Fowlis is perhaps best known for her role on the soundtrack of Disney Pixar’s animated film “Brave.”

Read more at The Spectrum

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Putting a Face on Tragedy and a Cause

The pain is still present for Lynn Mickelson as he stood by the dismantled vehicle displayed Wednesday near Shepperd Arena on what was becoming a sunny fall afternoon.

Mickelson said he remembers the date down to the hour, recalling the two highway patrolmen who visited Mickelson’s house to inform his family of the car wreck.

The Deutscher family consisted of Aaron, Mickelson’s pregnant daughter, Allison and one-and-a-half-year-old Brielle. The family was traveling in their 2009 Subaru Forester to a family reunion in Bismarck. They never arrived.

An intoxicated man with a blood-alcohol concentration of .25 was driving his pickup east in the westbound lanes of I-94 near Crystal Springs, N.D. when the wreck happened.

“I don’t care to call it an accident,” Mickelson said. “... What happened was a wreck.”

Silver Linings

On Wednesday, Mickelson spent his time visiting with students and staff passing by the vehicle in which his family died.

He does so to raise awareness and to “put a face” on the accident.

“This isn’t just another drunk-driving exhibit,” Mickelson said. “It’s not a show-and-tell project – my family died in there.”

Mickelson said he tries to travel with the Deutscher exhibit as often as he can. The wreckage travels around the Fargo-Moorhead region, often frequenting high school dances and community gatherings.

It is changing lives, Mickelson said.

He referred to multiple instances where he was notified by former alcoholics that they had changed their ways after seeing the exhibit and hearing about the tragedy.

“The silver lining is … if we get to one person to change their plans (to drink and drive),” Mickelson said. “Then it is worth it.”

Read more about Mickelson's campaign and what the university is doing about drunk driving at

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NDSU BIG Event a BIG Success Photo Courtesy of NDSUNews

NDSU held its annual BIG event on Thursday, April 24. More than 700 NDSU students volunteered for the BIG event. They worked a total of 1,402 hours at 38 nonprofits, three churches and 40 private homes. 

The national day of service was originally started by Texas A&M in the 1980s and has grown ever since.

This is NDSU's 6th year participating, with their first coming in 2009. 

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Walseth Named Women's Basketball Coach

Photo Courtesy: Josh Francis | The Spectrum

NDSU held a press conference to officially announce Maren Walseth as the new head women’s basketball coach Thursday.

The initial announcement came on Monday, one day before Carolyn DeHoff’s resignation became official. Walseth will be the 10th women’s basketball coach in NDSU history.

Director of women’s athletics Lynn Dorn said Walseth was an option from the beginning, but the biggest challenge was getting access to her to have the conversation.

“It was never because we didn’t know who we wanted, it was because of the success and the continuation of her program (in the postseason),” Dorn said.

President Dean Bresciani also spoke to the media [...]

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KNDS Announces Partnership with NDSU All-Access


KNDS Sports will not only be broadcast on 96.3 FM and this spring. As of Monday, all spring baseball and softball games will be broadcast by KNDS and the feed will be used by the university on their streaming system through NDSU All-Access. 


KNDS sports and news director Jonathan Lee says that this partnership will allow more people to hear the good things that are happening inside of the KNDS Sports team. 


"We have a lot of young guys that are eager to get on the air and learn from experience. This is a great way for them to get their voices heard by more people through NDSU All-Access," he said. 


The majority of the spring broadcasts will be in one of two locations. Most of the spring double-headers will be broadcast on the new KNDS Sports Stream as an online only option for listeners.


Single games and crucial league games will be broadcast on the 96.3 FM signal over the air, as well as being available through the KNDS Sports stream, and on the "Listen Live" link.

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President and Vice President Candidates visit KNDS Student Government Campaign

The candidates for Student Body President and Vice President positions in Student Government visited the Bison Morning Show on Thursday. The candidates each talked about themselves, their platforms, their goals, and their experiences at NDSU. The candidates visited with Jon and Lisa from the Bison Morning Show about various things regarding their candidacy. 


The candidates will hold a debate Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in Thundar's Den in the basement of the Memorial Union. Students are encouraged to attend.


Voting for Student Government will take place April 9-10. Students are encouraged to vote and the voting will take place online.


More information and the platforms can be found on the cadidates at the following links:


Billy and Jodi:

Facebook: Billy and Jodi

Twitter: @vote_billy_jodi


Sarah and Hilary:

Facebook: Sarah & Hilary


Twitter: @sarahhilary2014

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Jim "Fang" Maroney Found Dead in Wreckage The Fargo AirSho has never been held without having Jim Maroney flying in it. Maroney was found dead in plane wreckage in the Cherokee National Forest according to WATE-TV in Knoxville, Tenn. Maroney was flying his De Havilland DHC-1 "Super Chipmunk" from Indiana to Georgia. He has flown in many air shows in the Fargo-Moorhead area. He flew F-16s  for the North Dakota Air National Guard Happy Hooligans. He reitred from the military in 2002, and was a chief pilot for Delta Airlines flying 757s and 747s.

Source: WDAY-TV 

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NDSU Basketball Playing with House Money Jonathan Lee

Sports Director

The NDSU Men's basketball team will meet the No. 11 ranked and No. 4-seeded San Diego State University Aztecs at 5:10 p.m. CT on Saturday, March 22 in Spokane Wash. Coming off their first ever win in the Division 1 NCAAA Tournament over Oklahoma, 80-75 (OT), the Bison are just along for the ride. 


"I don't know how this all worked out, but it's awfully fun." head coach Saul Phillips said in the press conference addressing the media on Friday. 


The Bison men have made a name for themselves as America's team in this year's NCAA tournament. The only team to upset the higher seed in the West region of the bracket, heads into a game against a long, athletic and defensive minded Aztec team coached by one Steve Fisher. 


"So you're going against a guy that's won a National Championship," Phillips replied when being asked about Fisher. "He recruited the Fab Five, now that's an iconic moment in college baketball history. And now he gets to recruit to San Diego. Okay, beaches, weather, it's just not fair. I mean they should spot us 10 points. We're in Fargo. We have beaches, but the lake is frozen over the whol time so it doesn't make any difference."


It won't be easy, but the veteran team and Phillips know that when it comes down to it, it's another basketball game. 40 minutes between the lines in Spokane Arena. Only difference? This time, a bid to the Sweet Sixteen is on the line. 

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Bohl to Wyoming North Dakota State University Head Football Coach Craig Bohl has accepted the Head Coaching Position at the University of Wyoming for the 2014 season. The news first broke last Saturday courtesy of Bruce Feldman of on Twitter. The news was confirmed by Coach Bohl himself on his weekly television show on KVLY at 10:30 am on Sunday. Much speculation has risen since the announcement, but NDSU Athletic Director Gene Taylor announced at his news conference on Sunday that Coach Bohl and his staff will finish the year with the Bison and their focus is on a third consecutive FCS National Championship. NDSU will take on Coastal Carolina on Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome, this Saturday, December 14th, at 11am in the Quarterfinals of the FCS Playoffs. Coverage of that game can be found right here on 96.3 KNDS Radio. 

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Congress comes to an agreement The Federal Government is officially back to operation as of Thursday. Congress came to an agreement to raise the debt ceiling. The decision comes hours before the deadline for the United States had to pay interest on its international loans. The United States has not defaulted on their loans in over 200 years and that will continue to be the case after this decision. President Obama signed the legislation into effect and gave a statement. More information and a video of his statement can be found here:

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