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School district defends handling of restroom incident at North Pole High School  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

The school district has been navigating issues around transgender students for years, from elementary school on up, and there hasn't been any big problems ...

North Pole High 'bathroom incident' raises concerns over bullying, policy  Alaska Public Media News

A full house of parents and interested citizens testified to the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Board Tuesday night. The community was concerned ...

Alaska lawmaker criticizes school district's handling of bathroom incident  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

A girl enrolled at North Pole High School was reportedly suspended for using excessive force on a boy last week after a group of boys entered the girl's ...

Community questions student motives in North Pole High bathroom incident

Community members poured into a school board meeting to weigh in on an incident last week, where high school boys entered a girls bathroom, and a girl ...

North Pole bathroom incident sparks calls for more efforts to address bullying  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

A group of male students' desire to post a selfie from the girls restroom at North Pole High School on April 4 was an attempt to bully a transgender student,

School district: No evidence boys threatened girl in North Pole bathroom incident  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

An investigation conducted by the Fairbanks school district has found no evidence of male students threatening a female student during an incident that ...

Boys stormed a girls’ bathroom to ‘protest.’ A girl got expelled for fighting back, family says.  The Washington Post

The boys were protesting a transgender student's use of the boys' bathroom in a North Pole, Alaska high school, the superintendent said.

North Pole students beautify their school with an art project for all seasons  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

NORTH POLE — The view on the way to math class at North Pole High School got a little brighter with colorful glass landscapes.

North Pole high school students of Air Force JROTC to receive scholarships  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Two Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from North Pole High School have been selected for the Air Force JROTC Chief of Staff Flight ...

Blood Bowl 2019: Eielson vs. North Pole Preview  webcenter11

The first taste of high school football action takes place this weekend with week one.

Hollett named North Pole football coach | Sports  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Mike Hollett, a former offensive lineman for North Pole High School, will be his alma mater's head football coach this fall.

North Pole football begins season tonight | Sports  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

The North Pole High School football team begins its season tonight at home against last year's Division III state champions, the Eielson Ravens, and the team is ...

Honoring the fallen at memorial park in North Pole  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Community editor and columnist Kris Capps is a longtime resident of Fairbanks and Denali Park. Contact her at, in the office at ...

District: Student who took gun to school Friday not a threat to others  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Staff at a small North Pole high school responded to a report that a student had brought a weapon to school Friday and secured a handgun in ...

Fairbanks superintendent to hold 'listening sessions' following school incidents  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Superintendent Karen Gaborik told the Borough Assembly that she plans to hold meetings with students and ...

North Pole teen heads to remote control aeronautics camp  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

When North Pole High School student Seth Rupe flew to Muncie, Indiana, this week to attend a special remote control aeronautics camp, he did not go empty ...

Two North Pole-area lakes closed because of contamination; stocking of all Eielson lakes halted  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS—Two North Pole-area lakes that were recently closed to fishing because of water pollution had concentrations of contaminants well above ...

BP celebrates seven educators at awards banquet | Local News  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

A kindergarten teacher, a choir teacher and two special education aides were among those saluted at the 2019 BP Teachers of Excellence banquet Tuesday.

School principal changes for 2019 - 2020 school year  webcenter11

Four school district schools will have a change in principal for the 2019-2020 school year.

Bakker, Winders pace North Pole triathletes | Local  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Mick Bakker won overall two years ago in his first entry in the North Pole Triathlon.

Fairbanks North Star Borough school board passes optimistic preliminary budget  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — A new charter school, new language arts curriculum materials and an information technology security officer are some of the enhancements in ...

Lathrop sweeps North Pole in soccer openers | Sports  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The first game of the season for the Lathrop High School boys soccer team turned out better than head coach Logan Lyle was expecting.

Former Fairbanks football player not guilty of sexual assault; guilty of harassment  webcenter11

Andrew Gaines, a former football player for North Pole high was acquitted on charges of sexual assault by a jury yesterday but found guilty of one count of ...

Two Alaskan lakes closed to fishing after contamination found

FAIRBANKS, Ak (AP) - Alaska wildlife officials have closed two lakes to fishing near North Pole after water testing found contamination. The Fairbanks Daily ...

North Pole football falls to Palmer, head coach on administrative leave  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

NORTH POLE — The North Pole High School football team's distraction-filled week ended with a 43-6 loss to the Palmer Moose on Friday night at North Pole ...

New Fairbanks principals announced, search for additional principals to begin in 2020  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

The Fairbanks school district announced this week that a search will begin for new principals at North Pole High School and Tanana Middle School for the ...

For petroleum engineering student, oil prices may change but dreams stay the same  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

College graduation is just around the corner, and many students will be heading into the working world to try to figure out what they want to do with the hours.

Then and Now: North Pole High School | Fairbanks Focus |  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS - Fairbanks Focus is a weekly feature that explores the community. To view this and previous Fairbanks Focus installments, visit ...

West Valley football shuts out North Pole | Sports  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — West Valley sophomore Shaun Conwell worked hard through the first six games of the season, holding out hope that he'd eventually get an ...

Interior Alaska students create warm welcome for new kids  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

NORTH POLE, Alaska — Abby Creer knows what it is like to be the new kid at school.

North Pole High students learn about scuba diving  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

NORTH POLE—High school science teacher Jill Gates knew last summer when she was planning her marine biology and zoology classes that she wanted her ...

Lader, Nussbaumer finish first in Santa Claus Half Marathon  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

North Pole's Chena Lakes Recreation Area was packed with runners, volunteers and cheering families on Saturday for the 2019 Santa Claus Half Marathon.

North Pole choir teacher honored | Local News  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Top honors from the BP Teachers of Excellence program went to music teacher Bruce Hanson at a banquet Tuesday at the Wedgewood Resort.

Among the many festivities to enjoy today, the North Pole parade  webcenter11

The streets of North Pole were lined with residents, waiting to cheer on the annual parade.

Golden Heart Utilities suspends compost sales over PFAS contaminant concerns  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Golden Heart Utilities has suspended all sales of its compost that has been sold annually to local farmers and gardeners due to PFAS contaminants in the ...

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, April 17, 2019  Alaska Public Media News

Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN's newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at ...

DeVaughn starts 20th year as Ravens coach | High School  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

David DeVaughn is entering his 20th season as the head football coach at Eielson High School, his alma mater.

New FNSB school principals announced | Local News  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Five public schools are getting a new principal for the 2018-19 school year, according to an announcement from the Fairbanks North Star ...

North Pole couple tows trailer business into Alaska  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — White Spruce Trailers started when founders Leslie and Jerry Gustafson noticed a need for a trailer dealership in Alaska. They opened what to ...

Saturday fundraiser in Nenana will benefit mother fighting cancer  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

If you are driving the Parks Highway on Saturday, take a moment to stop in Nenana for a special all-afternoon and evening fundraiser being held for a local ...

Eielson-based National Guard pilot dies during Guam deployment  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS—An Alaska Air National Guard pilot from Eielson Air Force Base died this week while he was deployed to Guam in what the Air Guard classified ...

Exploring the beauty and danger of ice caves  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — It isn't the cascading ramp of ice that draws most people to see one of the glaciers that's most accessible from Fairbanks.

North Pole choir teacher gets statewide honor  webcenter11

Members of the community and the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District honored a North Pole music teacher this week for his time and dedication to ...

Two Fairbanks sheep hunters die in plane crash  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — A search for two overdue hunters from Fairbanks and North Pole ended Sunday after their plane was found crashed with their bodies inside, ...

Fairbanks school district professionals trained for violent intruder, active shooter situation  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — School administrators, community organization representatives and local law enforcement agencies gathered at the Carlson Center on Monday ...

MRAK Almanac: What's happening on the 3rd and 4th of July in Alaska?  Must Read Alaska

The MRAK Almanac is your place for political, cultural, and civic events, events where you'll meet political leaders or, if you are interested in getting to know your ...

Malemutes take flag football win over Wolfpack | High School  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Lathrop produced both of its touchdowns in the first quarter and held on for a 13-6 victory over the West Valley Wolfpack in Tuesday night's Mid ...

Alaska stops testing for four types of PFAS  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Alaska has cut four chemicals from a list used to determine if a polluter needs to provide clean drinking water to neighbors.

BP names Teachers of the Year

BP announced the winners of the 2019 Alaska Teachers of Excellence on April 8, an award that for more than two decades has recognized the state's top ...

North Pole adds 650 tainted properties to water system  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The Governor's Office announced Tuesday that the state had struck an agreement with Flint Hills Resources Alaska for a major expansion of the ...

Linda Van Wallinga | Obituaries  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Linda Ann Van Wallinga (Ms Van), age 73 of Willow Alaska, Passed away on November 29, 2018 after 14 year battle fighting her Lyposcarcoma cancer.

North Pole library moving to new building | Local News  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

NORTH POLE — Sue Rothenhoffer took her time browsing for books at the North Pole Branch Library on Tuesday.

Nenana School receives Project Lead the Way honor, 2nd year  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Nenana teacher Mindy Jacobsen is pretty good at keeping a secret from her junior high students.

18-year-old accused of sex assault on incapacitated person  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — An 18-year-old Fairbanks man faces multiple charges on suspicion of raping an incapacitated person in April.

North Pole's Sierra Denny signs with Nebraska Wesleyan women's soccer  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Sierra Denny and Tudor Flintham started corresponding three years ago. They'll talk more this fall, when the North Pole High School senior ...

North Pole Patriots whomp Thunder Mountain Falcons | High School  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Defense set the tone Saturday for the North Pole High School football team's overwhelming shutout of the Thunder Mountain Falcons at Patriot ...

JROTC cadets assemble for drill competition | Local News  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Precision was key for cadets in the 2016 Alaska JROTC Interior Drill Competition Saturday morning at North Pole High School. Cadets from ...

West Valley track standout Herron signs with Arizona  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Doug Herron didn't offer his son, Camron, a West Valley High School senior, advice on picking a college to be a student and compete in track ...

Public Safety Report: June 12, 2018 | Public Safety Report  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

The Public Safety Report is compiled from criminal complaints filed in state and federal courts, as well as some police blotter information, trooper dispatches, fire ...

North Pole celebrates the coronation of new community king and queen  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

NORTH POLE — The red-robed man and woman who preside over this ceremony Sunday afternoon at North Pole High School auditorium aren't Mr. and Mrs.

Open school board seat draws four hopefuls | Local News  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Editor's note: News-Miner coverage of the candidates and issues on the Oct. 3 ballot continues through Oct. 1. The race for Fairbanks North Star Borough School ...

North Pole Fire Captain and EMT Kevin Haywood enjoying tough job  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS—North Pole Fire Captain and EMT III Kevin Haywood loves his job and he's not afraid to admit it.

Lathrop stays unbeaten as tennis winds down | Sports  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — This Mid Alaska Conference high school tennis season has experienced 13 rainouts.

Fallen heroes honored at memorial ceremony | Kris Capps  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Three fallen heroes were honored this week at the North Pole Memorial Park, a rainy day ceremony attended by a large crowd of family, ...

North Pole native Pheonix Copley heads to NHL to play for Washington Capitals  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — When Pheonix Copley was younger, he barely reached the crossbar when playing in net for North Pole.

3-time Alaska state champion Kailey Fowlkes signs with Southern Oregon University  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

NORTH POLE — A few of Kailey Fowlkes' future college wrestling teammates were not in the Alaska Airlines Center at the University of Alaska Anchorage last ...

Alaska school districts put more security cameras in schools  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Video cameras will be installed in middle schools and elementary schools, and the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District is adding to the ...

North Pole man injured in Vegas shooting released from hospital  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS - The North Pole man who was shot three times in the chest when a lone gunman opened fire on attendees of an outdoor concert in Las Vegas the.

North Pole: Home of Santa Claus and much more  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - There's more to do in North Pole than check out where Santa Claus lives.

Star of the North school opens time capsule, just a bit late  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — In 2005, the founders and first students at Star of the North Charter School lowered a time capsule into the ground in front of their newly ...

North Pole's 4th of July parade and celebration  webcenter11

This year's theme for the 4th of July celebrations in North Pole was 'My Town.'

North Pole wrestler Kailey Fowlkes appears in Sports Illustrated  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The cover of the Jan. 16 issue of Sports Illustrated features wide receiver Hunter Renfrow making the game-winning touchdown catch for ...

North Pole edges Kodiak in gridiron shootout | Football  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS—The North Pole Patriots prevailed against the visiting Kodiak Bears in a pinball game that was disguised as a high school football matchup.

Fairbanks students stage a walkout against gun violence at schools  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS—A few hundred students from Lathrop, West Valley, Hutchison and Ben Eielson Junior/Senior high schools staged a walkout Tuesday to call for ...

North Pole Library Staff Begins Moving Into Spacious, Fully 'Wired' New Facility  KUAC

North Pole Branch Library staff closed their cramped 40-year-old building Tuesday and prepared to move the collection into a spacious new facility a few.

The Sunday Minefield - April 21, 2019  Alaska Landmine

Happy Easter to all of our Christian readers. And happy Passover to all of our Jewish readers. A lot happened this week in Juneau, most notably the joint session ...

North Pole Patriots start gridiron season with two away games in six days  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS—Its first two games could say a lot about the North Pole High School football team this season. It's because the Patriots are playing those games in ...

West Valley, Monroe volleyball fall in state openers  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The Monroe Catholic and West Valley high school volleyball teams suffered first-round losses Thursday morning in the Alaska School Activities ...

Duly Noted — Sept. 2, 2014 | Features  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Fairbanks Retired Teachers announces the following 2014 scholarship winners.

Low Enrollment Pushes Juneau, North Pole Football Teams To Southeast Conference  Alaska Public Radio Network

The Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears and North Pole Patriots football teams are playing in the medium schools football division this year. The two used to ...

Lathrop wrestlers capture Mid Alaska Conference championship | UAF Nanooks  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS—Josh Miller returned to the Lathrop High School wrestling team after a one-year break to focus on the martial art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Fairbanksans join nationwide protest against gun violence | Local News  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — An estimated 200 people filled the Golden Heart Plaza on Saturday to rally against gun violence and show solidarity with hundreds of thousands ...

Boy Scout builds fire pit for North Pole church  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Boy scouts and other groups can now relax around the new fire pit at the Lord of Life Lutheran Church in North Pole, thanks to a new Eagle.

North Pole Celebrates Brad Oleson Day | News  youralaskalink

At the top of April, Brad Oleson notched another milestone to his already impressive basketball career.

Fairbanks Imagination Library announces Champions for Children | Kris Capps  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — If nominations for the North Star Imagination Library's Champions for Children are any indication, the children of Fairbanks are in good hands.

Interior Alaska gets festive for Fourth of July  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — From lumberjack games to Santa Claus appearances, communities across the Interior are celebrating Independence Day today with their own ...

BP Teachers of Excellence surprised in Anchorage  KTVA

BP has announced Teachers of Excellence winners and surprised a few recipients in Anchorage, with the help of ASD superintendent Dr. Deena Bishop.

'Extreme Makeover' house on sale, drawing mixed reactions from community  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The North Pole “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” house opened its doors Saturday to potential buyers, curious onlookers and a few volunteers ...

Local swimmers tear up the pool at state swimming and diving meet  Alaskastar

Last year's state high school swim meet proved to be a pool of despair for Eagle River's John Heaphy and Chugiak's Izzy Powers. The duo entered the meet as ...

Teachers work past retirement to help students | Kris Capps  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Retired teachers in Fairbanks are still looking out for young people, even though these educators are not in the classroom anymore.

“Kudos” to the Eagle River High School Air Force JROTC  Echo NEws

Members of the ERHS Air Force JROTC drill teams collectively took second place overall while competing on Sat., Dec. 3, at the Interior Drill Competition held at ...

Senator, educators talk future of schools | Local News Stories  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

WASILLA — There was a lot to be said by students and some of Alaska's educational leaders at the Alaska Association of Student Governments conference last ...

Fairbanks Focus: Past and Present | Fairbanks Focus  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Zach Wall, 18, stands with his new car and the old little red wagon at Nussbaumer Park on Thursday, June 25, 2015. "We would just walk over her and play," ...

Ryan Assistant Principal Petra Timmons wins statewide recognition  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The National Association of Secondary Principals has selected Petra Timmons as the Alaska Assistant Principal of the Year. Timmons is in her ...

100 years of football wisdom retires in Juneau | Alaska News  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The game was simpler when Jeep Rice, Ray Bradley and Tom Ramage began coaching. Juneau football was run out of the beds of ...

Teachers see behind the Prudhoe Bay curtain | Education  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

PRUDHOE BAY — Twenty-one years ago, BP began celebrating great educators through its Teachers of Excellence program and by flying them to the North ...

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