Author: Raya Quttaineh

Minnesota State Sen. Jerry Relph dies after contracting COVID-19

MINNESOTA — Minnesota State Sen. Jerry Relph of St. Cloud has died of complications related to COVID-19. Relph tested positive for COVID-19 last month, three days after going into self-quarantine after he discovered he was exposed at the State Capitol. Relph then went to an emergency room for his symptoms. Relph, 76, is the first Minnesota lawmaker to succumb to…

FDA authorizes Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use on Friday, the second vaccine to be approved by U.S. regulators to prevent severe COVID-19 illness. FDA Commissioner Stephen M. Hahn, called the approval “another crucial step in the fight against this global pandemic.” “Through the FDA’s open and transparent scientific review process, two COVID-19 vaccines have…

Fraternal Order of Police Red River Valley Lodge #1 hosts cops & kids shopping event

FARGO, N.D. — Law enforcement from West Fargo, Fargo, Cass County Sheriff’s Office and North Dakota Highway Patrol are working to make sure disadvantaged children have a brighter holiday season. Red River Valley Lodge #1 of the Fraternal Order of Police is hosting its 26th Annual Cops and Kids shopping event. The shopping spree took place at the WalMart on…

MSUM celebrates fall class of 2020 through virtual commencement

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota State University Moorhead is celebrating its fall 2020 graduates through a virtual commencement ceremony. The university is hosting four ceremonies, each dedicated to a certain college. Thursday’s featured the College of Arts & Humanities and College of Business, Analytics & Communication. Friday’s ceremonies will feature the College of Education & Human Services and College of Science,…

Crow Wing County restaurant fined for reopening, liquor license suspended

MERRIFIELD, Minn. — Minnesota’s Attorney General’s office takes action against a Crow Wing County restaurant for violating Gov. Tim Walz’s order prohibiting indoor dining. After nearly two decades of working in the hospitality industry, Jeff McCulloch never expected this is where owning a restaurant would take him. “My last straw was when my employees were filing for unemployment and they…

Moorhead bar disappointed in shutdown extension but will not defy Gov.’s order

Legends Bar & Grill employees say curbside pickup and delivery are not enough to survive on

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Besides the occasional phone call coming in, it’s unusually quiet inside Legends Bar & Grill in Moorhead. The restaurant has been closed to dine-in customers since Gov. Tim Walz imposed a four-week shutdown last month. “We’re exhausted as a business and as employees,” says Legends media specialist and bartender Baylee Engquist. “Not so much on the side…

Annual Moorhead Shop-With-A-Cop event adjusted due to pandemic

Although this year’s event looks different than normal, it continues to have a big impact on kids across the metro

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — The Moorhead Police Athletics & Activities League teams up with other local organizations to host the annual Shop-With-A-Cop event. For most, the usual hustle and bustle of shopping for the holidays is missing this year. That’s certainly the case for kids across the metro who were supposed to spend a day on a shopping spree alongside…

Cass County legislators discuss 2021 legislative session priorities

The Cass County Legislative Policy Panel was hosted by the FMWF Chamber

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — It’s the second day of the Legislative Preview Summit hosted by The Chamber. Tuesday’s session featured State Sen. Jim Roers and Ron Sorvaag and Rep. Karla Rose Hanson of Fargo and State Sen. Judy Lee of West Fargo. Lawmakers discussed budgeting for the upcoming years, the FM Diversion Project and COVID-19 vaccine distribution. When asked if…

Update: Attorney General sues East Grand Forks bar owner who defied governor’s order

Owner Jane Moss pledges to remain open

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) — A bar and restaurant owner in East Grand Forks who defied Gov. Tim Walz’s executive order by reopening to dine-in customers, is being sued by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. Ellison filed the lawsuit against Jane Moss, owner of the Boardwalk Bar & Grill.  The lawsuit is seeking to fine Moss up to $25,000. “What…