Author: Raya Quttaineh

3rd Annual North Dakota Senior Games Begin

Nearly 150 seniors are competing in this year's tournaments

FARGO & WEST FARGO, N.D. — Cindy Miller learned from the people closest to her how important it is to stay active. “At the age of 91, my mom started trying to play pickleball. And her eyesight was a little shaky right then, but she was a tennis player. She played all the way up until she was almost 93,”…

MN State Patrol Increases DWI Enforcement

Labor Day weekend is third worst holiday for drunk drivers

MINNESOTA – Labor Day weekend means the end of summer, barbecues and time with family and friends. But it’s also a red flag for law enforcement. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is warning people to drive sober or get pulled over. The campaign is pushing to combat drunk driving by implementing more DWI enforcement. 3.8 arrests are made every hour…

Sen. Hoeven’s State of Technology Conference Stresses Agriculture and Technology Intersection

The 9th annual conference highlighted the work of more than 70 entrepreneurs

FARGO, N.D. — Tech companies from agriculture, cyber security, elderly care backgrounds and more are sharing their work at Sen. John Hoeven’s 2019 State of Technology Conference. The event stresses the importance of converging agriculture and technology. Some say that integration should start with young people. “Working together with our universities, with our community colleges, even with our high schools,…

Scammers Use Local Numbers to Reach Victims

Gift cards and reload cards are now the number one reported method of payment for imposter scams

FARGO, N.D. — A woman receives a call from the Fargo Police Department’s phone number asking her to pay for fines with gift cards. But police say it’s a scam. Scammers using spoof devices to call victims from a local phone number demanding payment is becoming more common. According to the FTC, gift cards and reload cards are now the…

New Affordable Housing Facility in West Fargo Opens Its Doors

The facility has 30 fully–furnished units

WEST FARGO, N.D. — After two years of planning and building, a new affordable housing facility opens its doors across from Menards and Marshalls in West Fargo. But this apartment building is more than just a place to live. “As soon as you walk through Grace Garden, you feel the love, you feel the care. The intentionality of not making…

Katina Tropical Food Brings African-European Cuisine to Fargo

Katina Tropical Food has been open for about two months

FARGO, N.D. — A recently opened restaurant is bringing African–European cuisine to Fargo. Neli Oma, owner of Katina Tropical Food, says he grew up in the kitchen. His mother was a chef in Equatorial Guinea, the only Spanish–speaking African country. He says his unique cultural background is what inspired him to bring a different flavor to the area. The entrees…

Fargo’s Luther Hall Recognized for Changing Youth Lives

Luther Hall is one of three juvenile programs in the nation to receive the PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen award

FARGO, N.D. — Home is where the heart is, but for some young people, home is where they can get the mental help they need. “All the youth that live here have mental health diagnoses and need help managing that and getting as healthy as they can be so they can return to the community,” said Clinical Team Leader Jody…

Red River Zoo Teaches Kids About Environmentalism

1st and 2nd graders are learning what it takes to be a park ranger

FARGO, N.D. — A group of 20 kids are seeing if they have what it takes to be park rangers at the Red River Zoo. Explorer Camp, an all–day event for 7 to 9 year-olds, teaches kids about environmentalism and how to care for animals and national and state parks. Kids spend all day reading books and making crafts. They’re…

HUD Secretary Ben Carson Tours Housing Facility in Grand Forks

He says local, state and federal officials must work together to implement more "housing-first" projects

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Sometimes, life throws you one curve ball after another.  “I worked at Canad Inns for eight and a half years, then my wife passed away and I kind of lost it. Ended up at the Northlands Rescue Mission. I lost my job at Canad Inns. Just couldn’t handle my wife passing away,” said LaGrave on First…

Sanford Medical Center is Delivering More Babies Than Ever

The hospital delivered a total of nearly 800 babies over the past three months

FARGO, N.D. — Emmie Lee and Elle came into the world just a week ago. “It hasn’t sunk in yet. Even from the day I found out that we’re having twins, it was a complete shock,” said their mother, Amanda Garcia. The news of identical twins may have surprised Amanda, but it wasn’t a shocker to the Sanford Medical Center…