Author: Raya Quttaineh

Church Hosts Fair Trade Market

The items come from all over the world, including right here in the United States

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A fair trade market at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Moorhead is helping people get their holiday shopping done while giving back. The items at this market come from all over the world, including right here in the United States. They’re all fair trade products, meaning the money spent on them will be put back…

Car Catches on Fire Behind Kroll’s Diner

No one was hurt in the fire

FARGO, N.D. — A car belonging to a Kroll’s Diner employee was completely engulfed in flames behind the diner on 45th Street South in Fargo around 2 this afternoon. Fargo fire crews were able to put the fire out quickly, but the car is a total loss. The cause of the fire is still unknown. Battalion Chief Joe Mangin says…

Using ‘Blanket Exercise’ to spread awareness about Indigenous communities

Lutheran Social Services ND partners with F–M Missing & Murdered Indigenous People Taskforce

FARGO, N.D. — For Amanda Vivier, also known as ChokeCherry Woman from the Turtle Mountain Reservation, being targeted is an everyday occurrence. “I’ve had people follow me around in the stores. We deal with those things every day,” said Vivier, a member of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Taskforce. Those at the Taskforce say a lack of awareness and…

Students bring organization ‘PERIOD’ to North Dakota

The nonprofit organization fights for menstrual equity

FARGO, N.D. — A student group at NDSU is pushing to make menstrual care products more accessible to those who need them. According to PERIOD, a nonprofit fighting for menstrual equity, 1 in 5 teens have struggled to afford period products or are unable to buy them. Allison Schwark and Taylor Spreeman brought a local chapter of PERIOD to NDSU…

West Fargo Celebrates Sheyenne Street Completion

The two-year project was a collaboration between the city and NDDOT

WEST FARGO, N.D. — State and city leaders, business owners and community members are celebrating the completion of the Sheyenne Street reconstruction project. The two–year West Fargo project is a collaboration between the city and NDDOT, estimated to cost a total of about $45 million. The project added lanes from 13th to 40th Avenues West and reconstructed the I–94 Sheyenne…

Moorhead School Bond Referendum Election Is Tomorrow

The $110 million bond would completely reconstruct Moorhead High School

MOORHEAD, Minn. — People living in Moorhead’s 152nd Independent School District can vote on Tuesday November 5th on the high school’s bond referendum. The $110 million referendum would rebuild the Moorhead High School and renovate the former Sam’s Club building as a Career Academy for students. Officials say the school is already over its capacity limit and the student body…

Local Wholesaler Struggles Under Rough Weather

Not expecting early snow and heavy rain, Bjorn Solberg bought Hugh's Gardens this past spring

HALSTAD, Minn. — As a young entrepreneur, Bjorn Solberg was full of hope as he purchased his first business. “I wouldn’t have bought this business if I didn’t see a potential opportunity for growth right away,” Solberg says. He bought Hugh’s Gardens in Halstad, a decades–old organic produce supplier and storage plant, this past spring. “Kind of right at the…

Holiday Market Is Back At Burlap Rustic Chic

It's the boutique's second year hosting its annual holiday showroom

  FARGO, N.D. — It may only be the beginning of November, but it’s starting to look a lot like Christmas inside one Fargo boutique. After a year of prepping, Burlap Rustic Chic is putting on its second annual holiday market. The two–day event shows off various holiday decor, from ornaments and signs to pillows and candles. The shop owner…

Man accused of starting North Fargo house fire facing multiple charges

Tate Smith–Nerlien was arrested Thursday morning

FARGO, N.D. — Tribecca Corporation Supervisor Jack Wilson had an out–of–the–ordinary awakening at 2:00 Thursday morning, when his security alarm system went off. “I checked it to see a couple individuals in my trailer. I then said, ‘I’m calling the cops. They’re on their way,’ and then I called the cops.” And I guess they didn’t take my warning because…

Sanford hosts “backwards” trick or treating for sick kids

The staff dressed up in their favorite costumes to bring candy to Children's Hospital

FARGO, N.D. — Superheroes, dinosaurs and even infamous board game characters come out to play at Sanford Children’s Hospital. The staff dressed up in their favorite costumes to bring trick or treating to sick kids who had to stay inside for the holiday. Sanford calls it “Backwards Trick or Treating.” It gives children like Kendra Murinzi, who’s in the hospital…