Author: Raya Quttaineh

NDSU Bison Invited to White House

Sen. Kevin Cramer tweeted about the invitation from President Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Kevin Cramer tweeted a photo saying the NDSU Bison football team is invited to the White House after winning the FCS National Championship. The tweet says President Donald Trump asked specifically about Matt Entz and “how they keep doing it with new head coaches.” The Bison visited the White House last March for the first time….

Police investigate “smash and grab” thefts, warn drivers of leaving valuables in vehicles

One theft was reported this morning at a local gym

FARGO, N.D. — Police are investigating a morning “smash and grab” theft at a local fitness facility. They say these thefts can happen almost anywhere  — in the parking lot of your gym, daycare or grocery store. “It’s very scary. I mean, you just never know what they take from you,” says Lainie Fenske of Hawley, Minnesota. It’s when thieves…

Fargo Force players deliver teddy bears to hospital patients

This is the 3rd year the team has hosted the Teddy Bear Toss

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Force players take to Essentia Health to give some patients a special gift. Families in the NICU and pediatric units of the hospital received a teddy bear from the hockey team. More than 700 bears were collected at the Force’s annual Teddy Bear Toss game earlier this month. For one player, giving back to the community…

The Salvation Army bell ringers raise close to $900,000

The organization says 2019 red kettle season was a success

FARGO, N.D. — The Salvation Army Fargo announces its 2019 red kettle season raised a little over 895,000 dollars. That’s roughly 5,000 dollars short of the organization’s 900,000 dollar goal. More than 1,000 bell ringers from across the community put in nearly 8,000 volunteer hours this past holiday season. Although a couple snowstorms impacted the number of donations on some…

Charity camp features athletes for a good cause

Nearly 100 kids from across the metro participated

FARGO, N.D. — “I started t-ball probably when I was 4, and I never stopped from there. I hope I can keep playing it, maybe in college a little bit. It’d be fun. I really like playing baseball,” says 15-year-old Abram Anderson of Fargo. Anderson says he’s loved baseball ever since he can remember. So you can imagine his excitement,…

West Fargo Asks for Public’s Help on Redevelopment Project

Officials say the Ninth Street East Corridor needs improvement

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo is asking for the public’s help in improving an area of the city that officials say needs better traffic flow. The Ninth Street East corridor from 13th Avenue East to 12th Avenue Northeast is the area they’re focusing on. Representatives from West Fargo, the Fargo-Moorhead Council of Government and Apex Engineering gathered at…

North Dakota International Pageant celebrates women from across the state

The competition has been held for more than 30 years

FARGO, N.D. — Sparkling dresses, stilettos and smiles filled the stage at the Scheels Center for the Performing Arts, but this isn’t your typical pageant. “We are exactly the opposite of what you think of for most pageants because our main goal is to build up women and to grow them into their best selves, so whatever that means for…

Local group stresses action on climate change

Red River Valley Climate Action was founded after the September 2019 climate strikes took place

FARGO, N.D. — A recently-founded group in the metro wants local politicians to take action on climate change. Red River Valley Climate Action hosted a meeting at the Red Raven Espresso Parlor in Fargo to discuss strategies on getting the group’s message heard. An upcoming goal for the group is to campaign for a climate emergency declaration in Fargo-Moorhead. One…

Local organization trains community on preventing child sexual abuse

Stand to Protect launched its education pilot program in 2019

FARGO, N.D. — Some say child sexual abuse is an invisible health crisis happening all around us. Last year alone, the Red River Children’s Advocacy Center conducted more than 350 forensic interviews with children who were sexually abused in the region. According to local experts, only 16 percent of victims report their sexual abuse during childhood, and the effects of…

MSUM celebrates “Appreciate a Dragon Day”

It's the 3rd year the university has celebrated the holiday

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Appreciate a Dragon Day is a national holiday celebrating dragons in popular literature and films, but MSUM is putting its own spin on the day. MSUM President Anne Blackhurst took the holiday as an opportunity to show thanks and appreciation for staff and students. She handed out red and white donuts provided by Sandy’s to every department…