Author: Raya Quttaineh

Suspect in deaths of 4 Minnesotans found in SUV surrenders in Arizona

MENOMONIE, Wis. – A suspect in the shooting deaths of four Minnesotans who were found in an abandoned SUV in Wisconsin has surrendered to authorities in Arizona. The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office said Friday that 38-year-old Antoine Darnique Suggs turned himself in to police in Gilbert, Arizona. The sheriff’s statement says Suggs had been living in the Phoenix area recently…

Fargo Liquor Control Board recommends extending nightclub’s liquor license suspension

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – In a four to one vote, the Fargo Liquor Control Board recommends City Commissioners extend Africa International Restaurant and Nightclub’s liquor license suspension for another 30 days. That time is to be used by the club to get new management in place and turn things around. One of the biggest changes the club is implementing is…

Amid nursing shortage, Sanford Health’s resources stretched to capacity

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — COVID-19 cases in the region are surging during a critical shortage of nurses. Sanford Health Fargo’s vice president says the hospital is in crisis. Essentia Health’s resources are also being stretched to capacity. “The time is now to take some action,” said Sanford Medical Officer Dr. Doug Griffin on Tuesday. Griffin predicts Fargo is two to…

Fargo School Board Meetings held virtually, woman claims move was made to silence public

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Fargo School Board meetings are now being held virtually due to some participants not wearing face masks. According to Board President Rebecca Knutson, some attendees and participants at recent meetings had not been following protocols including wearing masks inside district buildings. The decision to move meetings virtually was made at the last Governance Committee meeting. A…

Moorhead veteran gets surprised for 100th birthday with drive-by celebration

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — Family, friends and even strangers came together Saturday afternoon to celebrate the 100th birthday of a U.S. Navy veteran from Moorhead. Reflecting on previous birthdays, Martin Pelkey says there isn’t one in particular that stands out. “It’s been one right after the other,” he laughed. Until now, that is. With tears in his eyes, Pelkey reluctantly…

Salvation Army’s Coats for Kids & Families drive begins Friday

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – KVRR is a proud sponsor of the Salvation Army’s annual Coats for Kids & Families drive. Beginning Friday, all Hornbacher’s locations across Fargo-Moorhead will accept new and gently used coats and winter apparel for children and families. Last year, the Salvation Army handed out more than 900 coats and more than 1,300 winter accessories. The biggest…

West Fargo School Board approves mitigation measures based on COVID-19 infections

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – In a six to one vote, West Fargo School Board members approve a plan outlining steps to be taken if COVID-19 infection rates rise in schools within the district. Unlike Fargo and Moorhead Public Schools, West Fargo does not require masks. “Please don’t take our freedoms and our choices and our rights as parents. I…

9/11 poster exhibit on display at Fargo Public Library

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — As we near the 20th anniversary of 9/11, a new exhibit at the Fargo Public Library aims to educate people about the tragedy. The gallery features personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks. The posters also include photos of artifacts from the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s permanent collection. One librarian says it’s a…