Author: Raya Quttaineh

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…

Local Kurd reacts to Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death

The ISIS leader died Saturday during a U.S. military operation in northwest Syria

FARGO, N.D. — Over the past three decades, Kurdish immigrant Kawar Farok watched as dictators in the Middle East came and went; the most recent of which is ISIS leader Bakr al–Baghdadi. “Extremism is an ideology. It doesn’t end with one person. We saw Bin Laden go. We saw Zarqawi go. We saw Abu Bakr al–Baghdadi go. So, if extremism…

Man blinded by pepper ball shot by Fargo Police

FARGO, N.D. – It all began with Stephanie Patel’s post on the social media platform Nextdoor over the weekend. She claims her son, 27-year-old Tyler Patel, was shot with pepper balls by Fargo police officers on October 2nd at 1300 Gateway Drive causing him to be blinded in one eye. Patel was arrested for terrorizing and preventing arrest. Police are…

‘Love Your Melon’ & Scheels Treat Local Families Battling Cancer To Shopping Sprees

Each family received a $2,000 Scheels gift card

FARGO, N.D. — 4–year–old Emma Basting is just as energetic as most toddlers out there. “She wants to be moving all the time. She loves to be in her wheelchair cruising around. Shopping is one of her favorite things to do,” says Emma’s father Aaron Basting. Fittingly, she got to spend the afternoon doing just that. Love Your Melon, an…

Our Redeemer Christian Children’s Center Hosts First-Ever “Trunk or Treat” Event

12 car trunks lined up for people to trick or treat out of

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Those at Our Redeemer Christian Children’s Center are saying leave the tricks at home — it’s time to trunk or treat. The center is hosting its first ever Trunk or Treat event. Twelve car trunks lined up in its Moorhead parking lot for families and community kids to trick or treat out of. The trunk hosts include…

Local Farmer Endures Difficult, Wet Harvest Season

He says this fall rain is unlike anything he's seen before

HOPE, N.D. — Tony Richards and his father have been farming for more than 50 years combined. He says the past few haven’t been the smoothest. “Margins are very, very tight, and one hiccup can turn you in from making a couple bucks to losing a lot.” Richards had to overcome more than just a hiccup recently. An unusual combination…

Gov. Doug Burgum Declares Statewide Flood Emergency

This paves the way for federal money to trickle into the state and help those struggling

FARGO & GRAND FORKS, N.D. — They say too much of a good thing is never good, and North Dakota growers can attest to that. Although the rain is usually one of the farmer’s greatest assets, Beau Bateman says this unusually wet fall has made things challenging. “In 125 years, this is the wettest it’s ever been this late, and…