Author: Raya Quttaineh

ND Department of Health Investigating Six New Probable Cases of Vaping-Related Illnesses

According to the CDC, 36 states have reported cases of vaping–related illnesses

NORTH DAKOTA — Doctors nationwide are getting more patients complaining of wheezing, coughing and difficulty breathing. But when they run the normal tests, the results are out of the ordinary. “We’re not finding any pneumonia, we’re not finding any strep, we’re not finding any legionella when we’re doing all of these medical tests. What could be causing it?” said North…

“Heart Flight” Now a Permanent Exhibit at Fargo Air Museum

It includes two paintings of the F–4 fighter jet used in 1986 for the flight

FARGO, N.D. — Nearly 33 years ago, a North Dakota Air National Guard pilot was assigned one of the most important flights of his career. He transported a donated heart from Fargo to San Francisco, where a little boy was waiting for it to save his life. Gen. Becklund got the heart to Stanford University Medical Center in under four…

Food Truck Community Remembers Man Killed Near Downtown Fargo In June

They say "healing with food" is the best way to remember Jay Halvorson

FARGO, N.D. — Hustle hard, dream big and live like there’s no tomorrow. Those are the words Jay Halvorson lived by. Now, his words live on through t–shirts his longtime friend is making in his memory. “This was Jay’s motto. He had it all over his Facebook page. His biggest thing was, ‘Well, I got to go hustle today, so,…

InterOffice Hosts “Chairs for Charity” Auction

It's partnering with Lend A Hand Up to raise money for local families in a medical crisis

FARGO, N.D. — A local furniture store is getting creative while giving back to the community with its “Chairs for Charity”. InterOffice is partnering with Lend A Hand Up, a nonprofit that raises money for local families facing a medical crisis. The furniture shop asked local artists to submit art pieces that are now vinyl wrapped around four chairs up…

‘Click It or Ticket’ Extra Seat Belt Enforcement in West Central Minnesota Kicks Off

Nearly 100 Minnesota drivers were killed last year because they weren't buckled up

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Local law enforcement officers say the first line of defense in a car crash is wearing a seat belt. But according to this year’s Seat Belt Survey, only 79 percent of west central Minnesota drivers are buckling up. “A lot of times people start to think that, ‘Hey, you know, most of those crashes just happen where…

MATBUS Kicks Off “I Go Eco” Challenge

The bus system is awarding those who use eco-friendly methods of transportation

  FARGO, N.D. — MATBUS wants you to “go green with your routine.” The bus system is kicking off its 9th annual “I Go Eco” Challenge. It’s urging community members to use eco–friendly methods of transportation at least once a week over the next month. Those who do can submit an online entry for a chance to win prizes like…

Community Members Walk for Suicide Prevention

About 2,000 people participated in this year's Out of the Darkness Walk

FARGO, N.D. — With every step taken, walkers at this year’s Out of the Darkness fundraiser are hoping to get to a world where suicide isn’t the answer for anybody. “We’re physically walking together, which I think has its own health benefits and community–building benefits, but the actual act of fundraising and raising money for a cause that you believe…

The Toasted Frog Hosts “Picklathon” Fundraiser

The event is supporting a local girl's fight against cancer

FARGO, N.D. — For the first time ever, The Toasted Frog in downtown Fargo opened its doors on a Sunday. It welcomed hundreds of community members to support a local girl’s fight against cancer. Leigha Fern is the two–year–old daughter of a team member at the restaurant and is battling stage 4 cancer. The restaurant hosted a “picklathon” and silent…

Members of The Chamber Celebrate Their Accomplishments Over the Past Year

The Chamber represents more than 109,000 people

FARGO, N.D. — More than 800 people are gathered for The Chamber’s ninth annual conference. But this is no ordinary meeting. “To see people from around the community, being involved in it and understanding where we are,” said Professionals of Color Chairman Thomas Jefferson. The event is awarding Chairman of Gate City Bank Steve Swiontek with the 2019 Legacy Leader title….

White House Plans to Ban Flavored E-Cig Sales

Local vape shop owner reacts

UNITED STATES — The Trump administration announces it’s preparing to ban flavored e–cigarettes as more vaping–related health concerns arise and more youth continue to vape. A local vape shop owner says the vaping–related health issues that have emerged recently are because of illegal products. They often include different ingredients than the ones found in his store. He says the upcoming…