Author: Raya Quttaineh

Body found inside home completely destroyed by fire

The identity has not yet been released

UPDATE — Grand Forks Police say a body was found at the scene. The identity has not been released. The case is still under investigation. —————— GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A home fire 5 miles north of Grand Forks broke out early Saturday morning, destroying the home completely. Grand Forks Police say the homeowner has not been accounted for, and…

Natural Pet Center hosts animal-loving charities for Giving Hearts Day

CATS Cradle Shelter, Minn-Kota Paaws and 4 Luv of Dog Rescue are still accepting online donations

FARGO, N.D. — Natural Pet Center in Fargo is hosting three animal-loving charities at its store for Giving Hearts Day. CATS Cradle Shelter, Minn-Kota Paaws and 4 Luv of Dog Rescue are accepting in-person and online donations all day. Those who stop in to donate in person get free gifts like doggy treats and gift cards. They also get the…

Sheriff Jesse Jahner gets “heartastic” haircut for a special cause

He's hoping to encourage the community to raise money for the Jail Chaplains

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a special haircut for a special cause. As part of Giving Hearts Day, Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner vowed to shave hearts into his head if the Jail Chaplains charity raises $100,000. That would then be matched to equal a total of $200,000 for the organization. Although the charity’s goal hasn’t been fully reached, Sheriff Jahner…

Generosity of donors sweeps Red River Valley for Giving Hearts Day

The millions of dollars raised are being put right back into communities across the region

RED RIVER VALLEY — Raising a child who has mobility challenges can be tough. “All too often, you kind of get discounted and put off to the side when you’re in a wheelchair. You have a mobility challenge, you can’t, you don’t know where you fit in and that’s where Hope comes in. You know, we welcome everybody into our…

Addie Loerzel of Addie’s Royal Cupcake Stand Receives Top Honor

Addie is getting 1,000 dollars, a medallion and a trip to Washington, D.C. in May.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Eighth-grader Addie Loerzel of Moorhead is one of two Minnesota teens named top youth volunteers of 2020 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Addie is being recognized for her Addie’s Royal Cupcake stand, which she’s hosted every year since 2013. She sells thousands of cupcakes each year to raise money for the Sunshine Foundation. All of…

“Feed Your Heart” Concert Kicks Off Giving Hearts Day Week-Long Celebration

Make donations at www.givingheartsday.org.

FARGO, N.D. — Last year alone, the Emergency Food Pantry in Fargo gave out over two million pounds worth of food to people who would’ve otherwise gone hungry. “The people I’ve been able to meet are families who, it’s that one thing that places them over the top. A car battery, a medical condition,” says the Emergency Food Pantry Executive…

Sisters meet for first time after discovering each other through DNA test

Barb Pohl and Kathryn Graves share the same dad

DILWORTH, Minn. — It’s a day Barb Pohl will never forget. “I’m kinda nervous,” she says. Her whirlwind of emotions all started with an at-home genealogy test. “Both my brother and I took DNA from ancestory.com.” That one DNA kit turned into something much bigger just a week ago, when it connected her to a genetic match. “I found her,…

“Ties and Tiaras” Valentine’s dance celebrates local families while giving back

It's Mission Fargo's first year hosting the event

FARGO, N.D. — A local organization is encouraging families to dance the night away while giving back to the community. Mission Fargo is hosting its first ever Ties and Tiaras Valentine’s Dance at the Ramada in Fargo. The father-daughter dance is for families to let loose and have fun while raising money for Mission Fargo’s Lost Boys Fund. The organization…

Douglas County home damaged by fire

The home sustained light to moderate smoke and fire damage

GARFIELD, Minn. — Crews responded to a home fire on Moe Hall Road around 8:30 Saturday morning in Garfield, Minnesota. Authorities received a 911 call saying the home was filling with smoke. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Deputies found a fire on the exterior of the home adjacent to a wood stove chimney. Fire crews were able to fully extinguish the…

Fire breaks out at UND West Hall laundry facility

There were no injuries

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Crews responded to a fire at UND’s West Hall at 3530 University Avenue around 11 o’clock Friday night. When crews arrived, the building had been evacuated. They put out the fire in a clothes dryer. Fire and smoke damage was contained to the laundry area. Officials are investigating the cause of the fire. Damage estimates are…