Author: Raya Quttaineh

Some Weddings Cancelled Over Coronavirus Concerns

The CDC is recommending all events of 50 or more people be cancelled or held virtually

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Planning a wedding in and of itself is plenty stressful. But those who have been planning for their big day for months couldn’t have predicted it’d get cancelled last minute because of coronavirus concerns. Brianna Volk with Moorhead’s Courtyard by Marriott says, “It’s stressful, it’s sad, it’s just devastating, and to contact all of your friends and…

Police Warn of Coronavirus-Related Scams

Officials say scammers are looking to capitalize on people's fears

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Police is warning the elderly about coronavirus-related scams. Officials say scammers are calling elderly people claiming they have a COVID-19 vaccine. The scammers are asking people to reserve a dose with over-the-phone payments. A COVID-19 vaccine does not yet exist. Police are also warning people of coronavirus phishing emails. Although there are no reports of these…

Local Churches Respond to Coronavirus Pandemic

As confirmed COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the nation, places of worship in the metro are taking precautions

FARGO, N.D. — Although low church attendance isn’t usually good news for pastors, things are a bit different this Sunday. “I think that’s a good sign because I think people are making good, solid decisions for their own health and they know what’s best for them,” says Pastor Ray Baker of Faith United Methodist Church in Fargo. Baker says the…

Community Comes Together for Tanya Anderson Benefit

The Hawley woman is battling cancer and Acute Liver Failure

FARGO, N.D. — People from across the metro came together at the El Zagal Shrine in Fargo in honor of a Hawley woman battling cancer. Tanya Anderson, wife of 101.9 JACK FM radio personality “Scotch” Anderson, was diagnosed in July. She then had a rare side effect to the chemotherapy that has put her in Acute Liver Failure. To help…

Vehicle rollover on Veterans Blvd

The driver was stuck inside his pickup truck, but first responders got him out with no injuries

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo police responded to a vehicle rollover at the 2000 block of Veterans Boulevard at around 10:30 Saturday morning. Officers say they found the driver of a Dodge Ram stuck inside his pickup truck. First responders were able to get the 49-year-old Fargo man out with no injuries. The driver was cited for Care Required….

North Dakota Voters Prepare for presidential caucus

Fourteen Democratic delegates are up for grabs

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota supporters of both Democratic presidential candidates say they’re optimistic about Tuesday’s caucuses. “We certainly have energized and committed voters who are supporting Sen. Sanders and those who are supporting Vice President Biden,” says North Dakota Democratic-NPL Chairwoman Kylie Oversen. Voting begins at 11 a.m. and will go until 7 p.m. There are 14 polling locations…

Healthy blood donors needed among Coronavirus concerns

Those at Vitalant say there's been a drastic decline in donors

FARGO, N.D. — Staff at Vitalant in Fargo say the need for blood donations is more urgent amid coronavirus concerns. They say there’s been a decline in donors coming in and a 30 percent increase in no-shows. The CDC says it’s highly unlikely COVID-19 can be transmitted through blood transfusions. Those at Vitalant say it’s imperative that healthy people donate…

International Women’s Day Event Celebrates Human Rights and Gender Equality

Although the day has occurred internationally for over 100 years, Fargo is celebrating it for the first time

FARGO, N.D. — International Women’s Day holds a special place in Nyamal Dei’s heart. “I celebrate this event since I was a child in Africa, and I always know I want to put an event together like this one,” she says. For the first time, she’s hosting a get-together at the Dakota Medical Foundation for women of all backgrounds and…

Fargo fire damages unattached garage

Damage is estimated at $45,000

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo firefighters responded to a fire of an unattached garage at 800 17th St. S. at noon. Loss from the fire is estimated at $45,000. Crews quickly extinguished the fire and confirmed there was no one inside the garage. They say the fire did not extend to other buildings around it, so the fire damage was limited…

Local senior care facilities address Coronavirus concerns

Some have limited visitors from coming in and are focusing on hygiene of their tenants and employees

FARGO, N.D. — Between its two locations in Fargo, Bethany Retirement Living usually sees about 300 visitors a day. But with concerns over the Coronavirus and other infectious diseases like the flu, staff members are trying to cut that number down to zero. “We’re asking people that if they don’t need to come and visit, don’t,” says Grant Richardson at…