Author: Raya Quttaineh

Police issue Silver Alert for Mandan man

UPDATE: Smith was found safe in Fargo. ————————————– MANDAN, N.D. — A Silver Alert is being issued at the request of Mandan Police for 64-year-old David Smith. Smith is a Native American man. He has brown eyes, is 5’7″ and weighs 191 pounds. His last known whereabouts were on August 1st at 2:19 pm walking east bound on Interstate 94…

Two dead after two-vehicle crash in Fargo

FARGO (KFGO) – Two people are dead after a two-vehicle crash in northwest Fargo. The collision happened at about 4:45 p.m. Friday at 7th Ave. and 43rd St. N near the city landfill. Police say the names of the two people killed will not be released until Monday. The drivers of both vehicles died. There were no passengers in either…

Fargo Public School Board approves “Smart Restart” draft plan

The school year will now begin September 2nd instead of August 27th

FARGO, N.D. — After hours of deliberation, the Fargo Public School Board approved a Smart Restart plan for the upcoming school year. It also approved moving the school year’s start date from August 27th to September 2nd. If there’s one certainty about the drafted plan, it’s that almost nothing about it is certain. “Everything in this document can change,” said…

City Commission meeting gets heated when OneFargo leader speaks out

FARGO, N.D. — Monday’s Fargo City Commission meeting turned hostile when some members of the public got to the microphone. Wess Philome of OneFargo was invited by the Human Relations Commission to discuss a “We Are One” Statement of Intent between his group and the city surrounding racial equity. The document was created to establish regular meetings between OneFargo, police,…

City Commission encourages usage of face masks in Fargo through directive

The directive "strongly encourages" people in Fargo to wear face masks in public when social distancing isn't possible

FARGO, N.D. — In a 4-1 vote, Fargo City Commission approves a directive encouraging people to wear face masks in public. Commissioner John Strand says he doesn’t want mask police; he says what he wants is “a community approach to a health crisis.” “We don’t have to be fighting after something so little as — I’m not going to say…

Black Lives Matter Fargo-Moorhead leads downtown Fargo protest

Members of the local Black Lives Matter chapter say some city leaders are reluctant to act on systemic change

FARGO, N.D. — A rally seeking justice and accountability from those in power began with a prayer at Fargo City Hall. “Lord, we say lord, we ask you for justice in the land,” said Pastor Gloria Shields with Latter Rain Ministries. “We ask you for justice in Fargo-Moorhead and the surrounding regions, and yes, in this country.” Led by Black…

COVID-19 hits immigrant communities across the metro

Multiple factors have heightened the impacts of the pandemic on communities of color, both financially and physically

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota is one of three states that doesn’t share any COVID-19 data broken down by race or ethnicity, according to Johns Hopkins University. Some communities of color across the metro say they’ve been hit extra hard by the pandemic. For some, the pandemic even brings back memories of a world they’d hoped they could one day…

“Donate Life” rocks placed across town help promote organ donation

HORACE, N.D. — Two women multiple states apart are brought together by a common goal: spreading awareness of the importance of organ donation. Terri Reed of Colorado Springs and Sarah Fisher of Horace both lost their sons at just 22 years old. Both Travis Wagner and Cameron Bolton’s organs have helped save lives. To promote conversations surrounding organ donation, Reed…