Author: Raya Quttaineh

“Boost with Facebook” Teaches Local Businesses How to Grow Online

More than 230 local business owners gathered at the Avalon Events Center

FARGO, N.D. — Amanda Rydell has co–owned her vintage rental business for a couple of years. But her two business partners aren’t lifelong friends or former colleagues. “We were friends on Instagram, and then we just realized how much of a passion we have for the same thing, and then all connected and put our business plan together and started…

New Superhero Exhibit at Moorhead’s Hjemkomst Center

It features more than 350 supernatural-themed pieces

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Your favorite superheroes are making a stop at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead. “America’s Monsters, Superheroes and Villains: Our Culture at Play” is the newest exhibit at the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County. Each display section is intended to explore a different time period in American history. The exhibit features more than 350 supernatural–themed pieces,…

College Application Month Helping Students Afford College Applications

Davies High School is one of 150 North Dakota schools participating

FARGO, N.D. — October is just hours away and for high schoolers, that marks the beginning of College Application Month. Schools nationwide are hosting events to help students and families in need with the process. More than 150 North Dakota high schools are participating in events hosted by the Bank of North Dakota. One of them is at Davies High…

Course Prepares Local Businesses for Active Shooter Emergency

"Stop the Threat - Stop the Bleed" is free and open to any organizations in Cass County

FARGO, N.D. — A collaboration between local police officers and Essentia is aiming to help save lives. It’s a joint effort between the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Fargo and West Fargo Police and Essentia to “Stop the Threat” and “Stop the Bleed.” “The key takeaway is knowing what to do should the worst happen in our community. All the things…

How A Family Affected by Suicide is Spreading Mental Health Awareness

According to the CDC, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States

HAWLEY, Minn. — A Hawley family is celebrating the memory of their daughter exactly one year after her passing. The Bjorndahls lost their daughter Katie to an overdose on September 29, 2018. Now, nearly 150 friends, family, teammates, teachers and colleagues are gathered at the Hawley Softball Field in her honor. The memorial is a marriage of music, poetry and…

BLU Water Creek Hosts Yearly Bash

The event includes sales, prizes and live music

FARGO, N.D. — The “Blu Water Bash” is back for the second time at Blu Water Creek. It’s the biggest event of the year for the Fargo shopping complex. All 14 businesses including A Cutting Edge Jewelry, Grain Designs and Hair Success had sales. The shops are also giving away 10,000 dollars worth of prizes. 14 Customers who shop at…

Pumpkin Patch Owner Struggles to Grow Quality Selection

Excessive amount of rain made it difficult to grow pumpkins this season

GLYNDON, Minn. — Mike Halvorson bought his farm about 20 years ago. After four years of owning the land, he got the idea to create the Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch. “It’s great. Yeah, we didn’t know what to expect when we first started it, so we really enjoyed what it turned out to be and we read all the comments…

Moorhead’s Senior Safety Academy Preparing the Elderly In Case of a Medical Emergency

According to the CDC, heart disease and strokes cause 1 in 3 deaths in the United States

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Nearly a hundred seniors came out for this year’s Senior Safety Academy at the Hjemkomst Center. It’s all part of TRIAD’s efforts to get seniors, law enforcement and the community talking about healthy living for the elderly. “It’s really phenomenal that seniors are coming out to learn how to help themselves or have law enforcement help them,”…

Recycling Business Hosts “Computers for a Cause” Fundraising Event

North Dakota E-Waste is collecting people's electronic waste

FARGO, N.D. — As technology keeps growing, so does our electronic waste. A Bismarck recycling business is in Fargo for the first time collecting the old tech people have lying around. North Dakota E–Waste is partnering with the Homeward Animal Shelter for their “Computers for a Cause” charity event. For every computer donated, the company is giving 5 dollars to…

Moorhead Looking to Sell City Hall Building, Renovate Downtown Area

The city is partnering with Fargo-based development company Roers

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead Center Mall has been around since the 1970’s, and some are saying it’s time to hit refresh. “The downtown location is ready for redevelopment. As you see what happens in the Fargo side and what has been happening, all that could be true for Moorhead,” said Roers CEO Jim Roers. City councilmembers are beginning to work…