Author: Raya Quttaineh

Local organization trains community on preventing child sexual abuse

Stand to Protect launched its education pilot program in 2019

FARGO, N.D. — Some say child sexual abuse is an invisible health crisis happening all around us. Last year alone, the Red River Children’s Advocacy Center conducted more than 350 forensic interviews with children who were sexually abused in the region. According to local experts, only 16 percent of victims report their sexual abuse during childhood, and the effects of…

MSUM celebrates “Appreciate a Dragon Day”

It's the 3rd year the university has celebrated the holiday

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Appreciate a Dragon Day is a national holiday celebrating dragons in popular literature and films, but MSUM is putting its own spin on the day. MSUM President Anne Blackhurst took the holiday as an opportunity to show thanks and appreciation for staff and students. She handed out red and white donuts provided by Sandy’s to every department…

Human Rights Film & Arts Festival emphasizes human rights for all

The exhibit features artwork by more than 65 artists

FARGO, N.D. — Step onto the third floor of the Plains Art Museum, and you’ll see paintings, photographs, films and letters blanketing the walls. The images created and words written are intentional. Their goal is to bring about change within the local community. “The issues that these artists are talking about in their works are issues that impact every single…

Sandy’s Donuts to provide vegan options

Vegan donuts will be available at all locations beginning Tuesday

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Sandy’s Donuts is revealing a new recipe for vegans who still want to indulge. Vegan donuts will be available at all Sandy’s locations starting Tuesday morning. The shop is offering seven different kinds, including glazed, cookies and cream, and dark chocolate. The treats are made without any milk or egg products. The owner of Sandy’s says…

First United Methodist Church hosts decluttering workshop

The session featured organizing specialist Linda Lammers

FARGO, N.D. — A new year means lifestyle changes for a lot of people. Most include eating healthy and getting to the gym more. But Fargo’s First United Methodist Church recognized a different kind of change folks need help with: decluttering their homes. “There’s so many people who, we realize we have so much stuff and it gets in our…

Creatively Uncorked celebrates six years in business

The studio hosts painting parties for people of all artistic levels

WEST FARGO, N.D. — A local business celebrating its 6th year being open is hoping to bring more art awareness to the metro. Creatively Uncorked in West Fargo encourages community members to tap into their artistic side by creating take-home canvases, even if they have no painting experience. In celebration of being open for six years, the studio hosted several…

Fireworks sold now until January 1st in North Dakota

Make sure to follow safety guidelines when using fireworks

HORACE, N.D. — Fireworks can be sold to North Dakotans today through January 1st. Non-North Dakota residents can buy fireworks in North Dakota any time of the year. Those living in West Fargo are allowed to light fireworks within city limits on New Year’s Eve from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. on January 1st. If you are planning on taking…

Community pulls together to help local family undergoing tough circumstances

Margaret MacVicar and Richard Dagostino will be evicted from their trailer home on Monday

FARGO, N.D. — Some say it’s the most wonderful time of the year. But for one Fargo couple, this holiday season has been far from it. “My take on it was just, ‘Hurry up and be over.’ I didn’t want the holidays to come. Didn’t want to deal with the holidays. It was just too much to deal with. I…

Local Businesses React to Raising Federal Tobacco-Buying Age

President Trump recently signed a spending package that, among other things, raises the federal legal age for buying tobacco from 18 to 21

FARGO, N.D. & MOORHEAD, Minn. — Walk into almost any convenience store or gas station, and you’ll see multiple shelves and display cases packed with cigarettes, vaping devices, and other forms of tobacco products. The National Association of Convenience Stores says 34 percent of all in-store purchases are attributed to tobacco. But beginning in the summer, these numbers may change….

Several Area Restaurants Open On Christmas

If you want to enjoy your Christmas dinner outside of the house, you're in luck

FARGO, N.D. & Moorhead, Minn. —┬áSeveral restaurants across Fargo-Moorhead will be open for the Christmas holiday. Some, including The Gallery Restaurant, Level 2 Eats & Drinks and Marlin’s Family Restaurant in Fargo are serving traditional Christmas dinners. Urban 42 at the Delta by Marriott Fargo will also be open. The kitchen and bar is sticking with its normal menu for…