Author: Kathryn Gallo

GoFundMe started for family of Moorhead man found dead

Marwan Asaad's family is seeking the community's help bringing their son home to bury him in Kurdistan. The additional money raised will go towards supporting his wife and their newborn child.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — On November 12th, 28-year old Marwan Asaad went missing. His loved ones spent the next week doing everything they could to find him. “The family exhausted all options,” explained Kawar Farok, a community member who was friends with Asaad’s family. “They went to everyone else, called everybody, sought out places of business to see if he is…

Fargo mother asks for help finding quilt made of clothes from her late daughter

The quilt was inside her van that was stolen from her home on May 31st in Fargo.

FARGO, N.D. – Joanie Carey was in the process of moving homes in May. An already stressful endeavor was made even more difficult when she woke up to discover her van was nowhere to be found. “We just loaded up the van and we were just so exhausted so I parked it in the parking lot in the apartment and…

Minnesota hospitals urge adherence to guidelines to limit community spread

Hospitals say they are facing problems with staffing as thousands of health care workers are out of work because they have COVID-19 or are in quarantine.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Governor Tim Walz’s latest restrictions are receiving support from the state’s hospitals. Representatives from both metro and rural hospitals spoke about the toll the surge in COVID-19 cases is taking on their facilities. Some hospitals say they have had to turn patients away or have had to stop both elective and non-elective surgeries. The biggest…

Walz’s restrictions ‘heartbreaking’ for bars and restaurants

Governor Walz is restricting bars and restaurants to take-out and delivery service only between November 20th-December 18th.

MINNESOTA — Bars and restaurants have gradually learned to adapt to the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic and to state guidelines. They have made many changes and sacrifices to keep their doors open that have included limiting capacity, requiring face masks for employees and rearranging spaces so that tables are at least 6 feet apart. That is why some feel Minnesota’s newest…

Fargo Fire Dept. recruiting new members to its team

The fire department is looking to hire four to five new firefighters/EMTs to the team by the spring of 2021

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Fire Deparment is recruiting for the position of firefighter/EMT. In order to apply, you must be 18 or older, have completed at least 60 college credits, have a valid drivers license, be of sound mental and physical health and have the ability to understand written and spoken English. Eligible candidates will undergo a written test,…

Churches think creatively to keep holiday traditions alive through the pandemic

Some churches will hold online or drive-by services. Others may hold outdoor nativity scenes or send home advent kits.

FARGO, N.D. — One of the most the difficult things people have had to miss out on during the pandemic is attending church; a practice that many hold close to their hearts. “A lot of people have had trouble adjusting to the fact that they would not be in a house of worship,” said Pastor Bob Ona. At Northview Church…

City Commissioners try to strike down Mayor Mahoney’s Covid-19 order

The order now limits occupancy for bars and restaurants to 50% and up 150 people. It also works to accommodate attendance sizes with places of worship.

FARGO, N.D. — The coronavirus surge in North Dakota is among the worst in the U.S. Cass County is playing a big part. “The cases in the state as well as Cass County continue to increase on a weekly basis,” said Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney. “Cass County has 1,562 active cases. One of our highest yet.” In Fargo, Mayor Mahoney…

ND United members seek state to do more to slow spread of COVID-19

In a poll of 756 teachers and education support staff conducted in October, 67% say Governor Doug Burgum has not gone far enough in trying to slow the spread.

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota United has conducted three polls since July to hear from K-12 teachers and education support staff on what concerns they are facing during this unprecedented school year. The most recent survey suggests these educators are growing more fearful of the coronavirus and are asking for more to be done to help slow the spread. There…

Clay County Sheriff says social gathering restrictions will be ‘difficult’ to enforce

Governor Tim Walz issued an executive order on Tuesday limiting the size of social gatherings to no more than 10 people and no more than three households.

MOORHEAD, Minn. – More restrictive changes are coming to Minnesota as the state tries to limit the uptick in COVID-19 cases. Governor Tim Walz issued an executive order that set a curfew of 10 p.m. for bars and restaurants, limits the number of guests at weddings to 50 people and allows for no more than 10 people from no more…