Author: Raya Quttaineh

Fundraiser to help support Rape and Abuse Crisis Center goes virtual

This is the 9th annual Fabulous Fashion & Friends event

FARGO, N.D. — Celebrating with fashion, entertainment and friends. On the surface, that seems to embody what the fundraising event presented by My Best Friend’s Closet boutique of Fargo is all about. “Before, we’ve always held it at the Fargo Country Club with a dinner. It’s always been sold out, 250 people,” explains My Best Friend’s Closet owner Glenda Haugen….

Sanford Health, Dakota Lions Sight & Health partner to create birth tissue donation program

It is the first birth tissue donation program in the Upper Midwest

FARGO, N.D. — A new program at Sanford Health gives mothers who give birth through a planned Caesarean section the chance to make a difference in someone else’s life. The hospital has partnered with Dakota Lions Sight & Health to create a birth tissue donation program. Birth tissue contains special cells that are used to treat many conditions, including traumatic…

JRMC has robust unit of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners

The hospital has eight SANE nurses available 24/7

JAMESTOWN, N.D. — For those who’ve gotten sexually violated, the hours that follow can be some of the most painful of their lives. A team of nurses at Jamestown Regional Medical Center is working to make those moments less traumatic. “After an assault or rape, the first step towards a conviction, you know, before any evidence, testing, charges, before a…

Gov. Walz lays out 2022-23 budget proposal including tax hike on top earners

Walz recommends expanding the Working Family Tax Credit for more than 300,000 households

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz proposes an over $52 billion, two-year budget with an emphasis on COVID-19 recovery. It includes tax hikes on the state’s highest earners and corporations. The bulk of his budget focuses on ensuring students catch up on learning, and supporting small businesses and working families. Despite a $1.2 billion budget deficit, Walz is…

New COVID-19 vaccines awaiting approval could help ramp up vaccine rollout

Sanford Health's Dr. Doug Griffin says more vaccine supply is needed

FARGO, N.D. — New coronavirus vaccines are potentially on the horizon. As we slowly inch closer to public vaccinations for COVID-19, vaccines by Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca could soon be added to the list of options. Sanford Health Vice President and Medical Officer Dr. Doug Griffin says more vaccine supply is needed. “We’re eagerly — well, I think the…

Dem-NPL Chair shares what a Biden Administration could mean for North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — The chair of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL says she hopes North Dakotans will give the Biden-Harris administration a chance. Kylie Oversen says she recognizes that North Dakota remains deeply conservative and that some may feel anxious about a largely Democratic federal government.  However, she believes that the new administration will better our state by working to rebuild…

Marchers take to the streets in Fargo on Inauguration Day

Some people in the metro say a new administration in the White House doesn't mean much until real change is made

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — As President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are sworn into office in Washington, marchers take to the streets in Fargo. The “Solidarity March,” they say, is a call for people to come together and demand the changes they want to see this year and into the future. “Our officials from the very top, the…

Grand Forks County extends face mask mandate

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — People in Grand Forks County will still be required to wear face coverings in many public settings even though Gov. Doug Burgum is dropping a statewide mask requirement effective Monday. Grand Forks Health Officer Dr. Joel Walz says the order goes into effect Monday as the state mandate expires. The order requires masks in indoor businesses…