Author: Raya Quttaineh

Moorhead party ends with gunshot, police search for shooting suspect

MOORHEAD POLICE ASK FOR PUBLIC'S HELP IN SOLVING A SHOOTING

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead Police officers were sent to a “loud party” on the 1200 block of 5th Street at around 1 a.m. Saturday. As they responded to the call, there was a report of a shooting at the same location. Officers say they saw people running from the scene as they arrived. They say a 19-year-old man from Nebraska…

I-94 westbound lanes remain closed after semi hits overpass

  FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a semi hauling an excavator struck the overpass at mile marker 342 on I-94 Westbound Friday evening. Both westbound lanes are closed and officials say they will remain closed for the foreseeable future. They urge drivers to use caution if traveling through the area one mile west of Main Avenue….

North Dakota Superintendent visits with Fargo school cafeteria workers

Kirsten Baesler stopped at Ed Clapp Elementary to see how it's managing lunch time amid the pandemic

FARGO, N.D. — “Education will never be the same system that it was in February of 2020,” says State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler. All aspects of learning have changed because of COVID-19, she says, including the time of day that students typically get to let loose and relax: lunchtime. ” had to do some training,” she explains. “The school lunch people…

Fans Gather for Sunday Football at The Lights in West Fargo

Although fans can't watch the game in person in Minneapolis, they're still enjoying it right here in town

WEST FARGO, N.D. — With no fans allowed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the first NFL Sunday of the season was less than ideal for football fans in the area. “Definitely disappointed, but I think with everything going on, there’s also a way to look at the bright side of things and be able to get out into your own…

Arrest made in early September Jamestown stabbing

JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Jamestown Police have made an arrest in a stabbing that took place September 2nd. 41-year-old Randy Houle has been arrested on aggravated assault and other charges. Officials say the 63-year-old man who was stabbed suffered serious injuries and remains in a Fargo hospital. Police say tips from the public helped identify Houle. They have not said what…

New West Fargo police chief plans policy review, engaging with community

Chief Denis Otterness has been in his role for nearly three days

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo’s new police chief Denis Otterness says he’s always known police work is his calling. “I was one of those young kids that always dreamt about being a police officer and never really had aspirations to do anything else,” he recalled. After nearly 29 years of experience in law enforcement, Otterness was sworn in as…

Cleanup Week begins Monday

People can dispose of tires, appliances and other large items for free

FARGO-MOORHEAD — Cleanup Week for cities across the metro begins Monday. Those living in Fargo, West Fargo and Clay County can toss out larger items they no longer need. This year, the pickup schedule will match each household’s recycling collection day. Unwanted items should be set out before 7 a.m. Two appliances and up to four tires and rims will…

Business owners are glad Main Avenue reconstruction project is complete

The project in its entirety took two years to finish

FARGO, N.D. — The final phase of the Main Avenue reconstruction project is complete, and that area is once again fully open to traffic. Rhombus Guys General Manager Drew Balstad says the City of Fargo did a good job of listening to feedback from business owners in the area. Since it’s a holiday weekend, he says it’s difficult to tell…

Labor Day 2020: Coronavirus pandemic brings new challenges for workers

Although Labor Day is often known as the unofficial goodbye to the summer, the holiday holds a deeper meaning

FARGO, N.D. — As with most things amid the coronavirus pandemic, this Labor Day feels and looks a bit different. “Unfortunately, there are many people who are unemployed, and most of it is because of this pandemic that we’re going through,” said North Dakota AFL-CIO President Landis Larson. “So, without tackling the pandemic, it’s not going to do any good…

Volunteers host Indigenous census and voter info drive-thru event

The event took place at University Park in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A group of volunteers in Grand Forks is working to make sure local Indigenous communities get their voices heard and votes counted this election. In collaboration with North Dakota Native Vote, they hosted a drive-thru event at University Park where community members stopped by to complete their 2020 census and get voting information. The organizers say…