Author: Raya Quttaineh

Fargo School Board changes Woodrow Wilson High School to Dakota High School

Board members made the decision at Tuesday's School Board Meeting

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — What has stood in Fargo as Woodrow Wilson High School for years is now Dakota High School. “We know we’re giving the school a new name because we have to, but beyond that, why? What are we really hoping is going to happen as a result of a new name?” asks Fargo School Board President Rebecca…

Moorhead girl is one of 13 national art contest winners

The NAHRO's "What Home Means To Me" contest is a way to raise awareness about affordable housing issues

MOORHEAD, Minn. — With more time at home and school moving online, 10-year-old Lilly Ann Hoaglund of Moorhead found herself with more free time than usual. It’s allowed her to let her creativity flourish through her art. “It’s a way to express myself without having to say it,” she says. The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Official’s Housing America…

35th Annual Celebration of Lights is held pandemic-style

The Tree of Hope serves as a beacon of light to help erase the stigma of mental illness

FARGO, N.D. — Mental Health America of North Dakota and North Dakota Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health hosted the 35th annual Celebration of Lights ceremony virtually. The tree lighting was streamed on Facebook for people to watch safely without leaving their homes. Former First Lady Jane Sinner did the honors of lighting the tree at West Acres Mall….

COVID-19 vaccine likely coming to North Dakota week of December 14th

Vaccines will be available from pharmacies, public health and private health care providers

NORTH DAKOTA — The North Dakota Department of Health says two COVID-19 vaccines could make their way to the state this month. The FDA will discuss approving Emergency Use Authorization for the Pfizer vaccine next Thursday. Discussions about Moderna will take place the following week. “A vaccine will likely be in North Dakota the week of December 14th, and providers…

North Dakota’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony goes virtual

BISMARCK, N.D. — Christmas festivities have officially begun in North Dakota. Gov. Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Burgum ushered in the holiday season with a virtual Christmas tree lighting at the state capitol. The theme of this year’s tree is “Creating Connections.” It’s a reminder to reach out and stay socially connected this holiday season even while staying physically…

Local organizations partner to provide all kids across the metro with free books

Lyd's Kids and Trilogy Real Estate have received over 4,000 donated books from across the country

FARGO, N.D. — It’s the season of giving, and for a Fargo librarian, there’s no better gift than giving a child a book to get lost in. “It brings a tear to your eye,” says Lydia Faulkner, a librarian at Horace Mann Roosevelt Elementary. “I mean, just to see a child that really wants something and you’re able to provide…

14th annual Fill the Dome food drive looks different amid the pandemic

Donations will be accepted through December 17th

FARGO, N.D. — This time of year, the FargoDome is usually filled with thousands of pounds of food donations to be given to struggling families. With the coronavirus still rampant, the Dome will remain empty this year, but the donations will continue to come in. The holiday season is a time for giving back, and the need for generosity is…

Man arrested, charged with DUI following police chase

Authorities say Kevin Anderson was trying to drive into oncoming vehicles and brake checking officers

BARNES COUNTY, N.D. — A Fort Ransom man is arrested and charged with DUI after leading police on a chase in Barnes County Friday afternoon. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says 49-year-old Kevin Anderson was recklessly driving northbound on Barnes County Road 21, south of Kathryn. Authorities say he would not stop when they tried to pull him over and…

Essentia Health will restrict hospital visitors beginning Monday

Visitors will not be allowed in the hospital except in special circumstances and at the discretion of patients' care teams

FARGO, N.D. — With the significant growth of COVID-19 cases, Essentia Health in Fargo will restrict visitors of hospitalized patients beginning Monday. Essentia officials say they are taking this step to keep patients and staff safe during a time of high community prevalence. Visitors will not be allowed in the hospital except in special circumstances and at the discretion of…

Virtual vendor show aims to safely support local businesses amid pandemic

The Small Business Virtual Vendor Show runs November 27th & 28th

NORTH DAKOTA — Many retailers will not be hosting in-person Black Friday sales amid the pandemic this year. A local business owner is working to help support other small retailers during these difficult times. With many vendor shows also getting canceled, The Weathered Silo is hosting a completely virtual shopping event next weekend. The Small Business Virtual Vendor Show runs…