Author: Raya Quttaineh

10-Year-Old West Fargo Girl Collects Food Donations For Birthday

Instead of asking for birthday gifts, Gowri Pillai asks for nonperishable items to donate to the Great Plains Food Bank

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Most kids Gowri Pillai’s age get excited for their birthday. But she gets excited for a different reason than most. “My birthday’s around the time of giving, so we decided it was also a really good time for that,” she says. Gowri turns 11 just two days before Christmas, but she’s not looking for any gifts….

Health Concerns Regarding Frigid Temperatures

Medical professionals say it's possible to get frostbite after 5 minutes of being outside in this cold weather

FARGO, N.D. — The frigid temperatures we’ll be experiencing over the next couple of days are accompanied with health concerns. Those at Sanford say frostbite is the number one concern when it comes to negative temperatures. Family nurse practitioner Autumn Nelson says dressing in layers and minimizing any exposed skin is key. The first signs of frostbite include redness, tingling…

Local Radio Host Shares Her Story With “Silent Disease”

Endometriosis impacts one in 10 women, but it's rarely talked about

SABIN, Minn. — She’s the familiar voice on WAVE 104.1, but there’s something about Natalie Burbeck that many listeners can’t hear. Burbeck knew from a young age her body was experiencing something different from other girls. “I mean, you would talk with girlfriends about things and you find out, okay, they have these symptoms and you feel like yours are…

Concordia College Hosts 93rd Annual Christmas Concert

Roughly 20 percent of Concordia's student body sings in the choir

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia College is putting on its 93rd annual Christmas concert. The choir consists of around 400 students. 12,000 people attend every year, making the concert the biggest event on campus. One student singer says it’s hard work leading up to it, but the reactions from those attending make it well worth it. “Sometimes people are just teary-eyed….

Hector International Airport Showcases Local Singers

Free performances are held weekly for the public

FARGO, N.D. — Over the next few weeks, Hector International Airport will be more than just a place to get in and out of Fargo. The ArtWORKS program hosted by the Arts Partnership is launching weekly musical performances by local artists at the airport’s cafe. The concerts are free and open to the public. Local alt-country singer David Allen kicked…

North Dakota High School Freshmen Attend Career Expo

It allows them to explore careers in health, tech and trade industries

FARGO, N.D. — As high school freshmen, a lot of these students don’t know where life may take them after graduation. This interactive career expo allows them to envision future careers in health, tech and trade industries. “A lot of the reactions are, ‘I didn’t know this was a possibility’ or ‘This is really cool.’ And then sometimes students are…

Fargo Public Works Crews Continue Clearing Roads

Drivers should still be extra cautious over the next few days

FARGO, N.D. — The team at Fargo Public Works says there’s only one way to describe the state of city roads. “Icy. There’s some ice out there that we’re turning our — that’s our main focus today is dealing with some of the ice from the event this weekend, and we’re using some equipment to cut it off,” says Fargo…

Beyond Running Hosts “Cider” Monday

The event is a way to support local businesses

FARGO, N.D. — One local business wants people to ditch the “cyber” and indulge in “cider” instead. Beyond Running in downtown Fargo is hosting its Cider Monday event. The store is encouraging shoppers to keep their dollars within the local community instead of spending it at major retailers online. They are extending Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday deals through…

Bonanzaville Hosts 100th Anniversary Suffrage Gala

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment

WEST FARGO, N.D. — This candlelit dinner is about more than just appetizers and conversation. It’s about history and celebration. “Really it’s just a human right. It’s not a feminine issue, it’s a human right to vote,” says Bonnie Sayers of West Fargo. The gala at Bonanzaville is celebrating and remembering the Suffrage Movement, which ended nearly 100 years ago,…

Live Nativity at Fargo Faith United Methodist Church

It's the 30th year the church has put the event on

FARGO, N.D. — The wintry weather isn’t stopping the Fargo–Moorhead community from getting into the Christmas spirit. Roughly 300 people came out to the Fargo Faith United Methodist Church Live Nativity event in north Fargo. The scene includes actors from the Fargo Faith UMC congregation and real animals like alpacas and sheep. Event organizers say they hope the gathering encourages…