Author: Raya Quttaineh

Human Remains Found Riverside Belong to Brenda Kartes

Fargo Police is ruling her death as suspicious but cause is still unknown

FARGO, N.D. — 31–year–old Brenda Kartes went missing more than a year ago. “We were optimistic that we’d find her alive, but again, we also knew that that was a very distinct possibility that she was dead,” said Fargo Police Dep. Chief Joe Anderson. Her skeletal remains were found last Thursday alongside the river at Riverside Cemetery by employees conducting…

NDSU Communications Department Unveils New Media Center

The facility houses their TV station, newspaper and radio station in one place

FARGO, N.D. — The communications department at NDSU just got a major upgrade. The university’s new media center houses their TV station, Bison Information Network, KNDS Radio and the Spectrum student newspaper all in one place. The idea of a convergent media experience for the university’s journalism students came about nearly a year ago. The center was built within just…

Opioid-Related Overdoses Decreasing in Cass County

Since 2016, there's been an 80 percent decrease in opioid-related deaths in Cass County

FARGO, N.D. — “The alarm bells really started ringing in 2016 when we had a high number of opioid overdoses,” said Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator Robyn Sall. In that year alone, Cass County had 31 opioid–related overdose deaths. Since then, that number has decreased by more than 80 percent. “We are seeing reductions on a county–wide level, on a state–wide…

Drekker Brewing Hosts LGBTQ+ Organization

The brewery hosts an "unpillage" event twice a month

FARGO, N.D. — Drekker Brewing hosts an “unpillage” event twice a month. With Pride Month wrapping up, Drekker is bringing in the Pride Collective and Community Center. They host a nonprofit organization at their brewery and invite customers to enjoy food, music and, of course, beer. Their goal is to spread awareness about local nonprofit organizations. The Pride Collective is…

Back to School Road Safety Tips for Drivers

It's the first day back to class for West Fargo Public Schools

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Going back to school isn’t just an exciting time for teachers and students. “Summer was fun for everybody it appears, but it’s time to be back. Time to learn, time to grow. It’s great to be back in the buildings.” Todd Pearson is an elementary School Resource Officer for the West Fargo School District. “I come…

Seminar Teaches Women How to Take Control of Their Finances

Women from all over the metro area showed up to learn more about achieving financial security

WEST FARGO, N.D. — It’s all about the money. That’s the topic of discussion at a Women Connect event called “Owning Your Wealth.” Nearly two hundred women from the metro are at DoubleTree by Hilton in West Fargo to learn more about finances and how to achieve financial security. It’s a seminar led by certified financial planner Hannah Sorensen. She…

North Dakota State University Welcomes Class of 2023

It's the first day of classes for students at NDSU

FARGO, N.D. — It’s the first day of classes for students at North Dakota State University, but the festivities go on all week long. NDSU President Dean Bresciani is giving a special welcome to the undergraduate class of 2023. During his speech, each student was given an envelope with a tassel tucked inside. He says it’s a reminder of what…

Vitalant Hosts Blood Drive In Honor of Grantley Johnson

Grantley is battling leukemia for the second time at just 7 years old

FARGO, N.D. — Hero, heart, community. Those are the words you see hanging in Vitalant’s lobby when you first walk in. They embody the organization’s mission to help Grantley Johnson, a 7–year–old boy battling leukemia for the second time. “Growing up, I had some medical issues of my own, so seeing a little boy who had so much fight in him,…

Fargo Church Relocates After 10 Years

Recovery Worship's new location will be inside the First United Methodist Church at 906 First Avenue South

FARGO, N.D. — “This is the perfect place for imperfect people.” That’s how Pastor John Roberts describes Recovery Worship, a church for those who have been affected by addiction – from alcoholism and substance abuse to gambling or overeating. “And it may not be the addicts themselves. It could be family members, loved ones, parents, partners, spouses, children. Anybody whose…

“Streets Alive” Encourages People to Get Active

Three-mile loop Downtown is closed to all vehicles so people can walk and bike safely

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO, N.D. — The streets of downtown Fargo come to life. Streets Alive, an event hosted by Great Rides, encourages people to ditch their cars to bike, walk, or run. People can do that safely in a three–mile loop closed off to all vehicles for the day. The event also features activities and live demonstrations…