Author: Raya Quttaineh

Two years following Cameron Bolton’s death, his organ donations continue impacting lives

Cameron died on July 2, 2018 from injuries he incurred in a car crash

FARGO, N.D. — July 2nd marks exactly two years since 22-year-old Cameron Bolton died of his injuries following a car crash a few miles west of Fargo. For Sarah Fisher, this time of year brings back vivid memories of a tragedy no mother should have to experience. “I actually saw Cameron’s accident on the news that night, and I thought,…

Fireworks sales booming amid pandemic

FARGO, N.D. — Fireworks sales across the metro are booming, and the pandemic may be a factor. With official 4th of July celebrations canceled, those at Memory Fireworks say many customers are celebrating on their own. The fireworks retailer ordered more inventory than ever this year. Even so, staff is having a hard time keeping some fan favorites like the…

Dozens in MN, ND sick with intestinal illness linked to bagged salads

More than 200 people in the Midwest have been infected with Cyclospora

MINNESOTA & NORTH DAKOTA — An outbreak of Cyclospora has hit eight Midwestern states, including both Minnesota and North Dakota. According to the CDC, 25 Minnesotans and six North Dakotans have been infected. “Cyclospora is a parasite that causes a diarrheal illness, and it is transmitted by consuming food or water contaminated with feces that contains the parasite,” says Essentia…

Ubuntu Racial Dialogue serves as safe, peaceful setting for conversations around racial inequality

FARGO, N.D. — As president of MSUM’s Students Internationally Together organization, Joseph Lewis says he’s always been involved in conversations regarding diversity. He created the Ubuntu Racial Dialogue events as a way for the community to come together and simply listen to one another. Most importantly, he says it’s a way for those who’ve been oppressed to have their voices…

Fargo Police Department closing road due to heat damage

42nd Street South between 34th Avenue South and 36th Avenue South will be closed

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Police Department is going to close 42nd Street South between 34th Avenue South and 36th Avenue South due to road damage from the heat. They’re asking drivers to use alternate routes. The Fargo Street Department is on their way to analyze the situation.

Can businesses require customers to wear face masks?

Face mask requirements have posed a problem for some who claim a medical disability prevents them from wearing one

FARGO, N.D. — For many businesses, reopening during the pandemic brings along safety concerns for both shoppers and employees. “Research shows that wearing a mask is one of the best ways to prevent spreading COVID-19, and then that way, if we’re protected and our customers are protected, that helps us keep our doors open,” says Erica Sponsler, co-owner of Game…

Travel picking up despite COVID-19 spikes in some states

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Despite COVID-19 spikes in some states, a local travel agent says business has been picking up slightly with more people taking trips. Tod Ganje with Travel Incorporated in Moorhead says the main reasons people are traveling again are to see family and for business. He says more people are planning their vacation trips in advance for the…

Recount for West Fargo School Board election to continue Tuesday

WEST FARGO, N.D. — A recount for the West Fargo School Board election began at 10:30 Monday morning, but staff members weren’t able to finish reviewing the ballots. Cass County Election Coordinator DeAnn Buckhouse says the group will reconvene Tuesday morning. Ballots are reviewed manually by county employees and ran through a scanning machine. Eight candidates were in the West…