Author: Raya Quttaineh

14th annual Fill the Dome food drive looks different amid the pandemic

Donations will be accepted through December 17th

FARGO, N.D. — This time of year, the FargoDome is usually filled with thousands of pounds of food donations to be given to struggling families. With the coronavirus still rampant, the Dome will remain empty this year, but the donations will continue to come in. The holiday season is a time for giving back, and the need for generosity is…

Man arrested, charged with DUI following police chase

Authorities say Kevin Anderson was trying to drive into oncoming vehicles and brake checking officers

BARNES COUNTY, N.D. — A Fort Ransom man is arrested and charged with DUI after leading police on a chase in Barnes County Friday afternoon. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says 49-year-old Kevin Anderson was recklessly driving northbound on Barnes County Road 21, south of Kathryn. Authorities say he would not stop when they tried to pull him over and…

Essentia Health will restrict hospital visitors beginning Monday

Visitors will not be allowed in the hospital except in special circumstances and at the discretion of patients' care teams

FARGO, N.D. — With the significant growth of COVID-19 cases, Essentia Health in Fargo will restrict visitors of hospitalized patients beginning Monday. Essentia officials say they are taking this step to keep patients and staff safe during a time of high community prevalence. Visitors will not be allowed in the hospital except in special circumstances and at the discretion of…

Virtual vendor show aims to safely support local businesses amid pandemic

The Small Business Virtual Vendor Show runs November 27th & 28th

NORTH DAKOTA — Many retailers will not be hosting in-person Black Friday sales amid the pandemic this year. A local business owner is working to help support other small retailers during these difficult times. With many vendor shows also getting canceled, The Weathered Silo is hosting a completely virtual shopping event next weekend. The Small Business Virtual Vendor Show runs…

Medical experts urge people not to gather during the holidays

CHI St. Alexius Health in Bismarck is working to make sure COVID patients and their families can still connect in some way

BISMARCK, N.D. — More than 1,900 people in Burleigh and Morton counties currently have COVID-19. An infectious diseases specialist at CHI St. Alexius Health in Bismarck says the medical center is working to make sure COVID patients and families can connect in some way over the holidays. The hospital is allowing each patient one mask-wearing visitor per day. Staff is…

Bismarck man creates COVID Memorial Project to honor coronavirus victims

The memorial is in memory of the hundreds of North Dakotan who've lost their lives to COVID-19

BISMARCK, N.D. — At a nursing home in the small town of Bottineau, North Dakota, Cathy Jose was one of 18 people who lost their battle with COVID-19 in the span of two and a half weeks. “I think that wherever she is, she would say that she’s proud of what we’re doing,” says her son Carl Young. Born out…

R.D. Offutt honors memory of Wadena woman killed in crash

The investigation into the incident that killed Amber Gorentz is now closed

WADENA, Minn. — The family of a Wadena woman who was hit by a car and killed says they’re through looking for answers and are instead searching for closure. Tasha Gorentz says she and her family may never know what led to her sister’s death that one early September morning. “There’s not a lot of answers, and I think that’s…

Socially-distanced Veterans Day celebrations planned

All events are limited to 25% capacity

FARGO, N.D. — As COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the metro, Veterans Day celebrations will look different this year. Although the annual ceremony at the Fargo Civic Center will not go on as usual, other activities will. Some of the festivities include a parade, get-together over stew, and small flag-raising ceremony. Commander of the United Patriotic Bodies Jason Hicks…

Dem-NPL Party on what a Biden-Harris administration means for rural communities

Although more Americans nationwide voted for Joe Biden to be the next president, that wasn't the case in North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — As general election results rolled in, the night of November 3rd was a tough one for democrats in North Dakota. “It was not because we didn’t have good candidates or the right strategy. We’re just — we’re in a state that is increasingly conservative and that supported Trump by a large margin,” says Democratic-NPL Party Chairwoman Kylie…

One man hurt in Grand Forks crash

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A man was taken to the hospital following a crash in Grand Forks Saturday afternoon. Police say two Chevrolet pickups collided at the intersection of 31st Street and 32nd Avenue South. The initial investigation is indicating that a red Chevrolet pickup driven by Sharon Krueger of Grand Forks was going eastbound on 32nd Avenue South. A…