Author: Raya Quttaineh

SpartanNash Celebrates New Facility Completion

The 80,000 square foot warehouse is complete after two years of planning and construction

FARGO, N.D. — A nationwide wholesale produce and floral distributor is expanding its reach in Fargo. SpartanNash’s new warehouse features technology like product selection through voice recognition. The building is only a few minutes away from the company’s other warehouse on Main Avenue. “We have to make sure that we do a great job of getting the freshest product and…

Girl Scouts Help Dogs Find Homes

Troop 30315 is making dog toys for Turtle Mountain Animal Rescue shelter

FARGO, N.D. — Two Dakota Horizons Girl Scouts in Fargo are aiming to make a difference in the community by helping a few dogs find homes. The 10–year–olds, along with help from family and friends, spent the day making 150 dog toys to be donated to the Turtle Mountain Animal Rescue shelter at a “Meet and Greet” event. The chew…

15-Year-Old West Fargo Boy Battling ALS Isn’t Giving Up

According to the CDC, less than 1 percent of those diagnosed with ALS are under the age of 40

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Step into 15–year–old Ben Merck’s bedroom, and you’ll see he’s not much different from other teenagers. Sports caps, sneakers and posters of his favorite athletes, fill the walls. But his struggle with a neurological disorder isn’t one many kids his age are familiar with. “Doctors have said, you know, ‘I didn’t believe it when I saw…

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…