Author: Raya Quttaineh

Santa helps Golden Drive Homeless Kids accept donations at West Fargo Fire Dept.

The organization's mission is to raise awareness of the homeless crisis that the children in our community are experiencing

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Santa and his helpers take over the West Fargo Fire Department as they accept donations to help homeless kids in the community. The fundraising event hosted by Sue Baron, founder of Golden Drive Homeless Kids, is a way for community members to give back. People drove by from 2 to 5 p.m. to drop off…

Wahpeton girl born with heart defect prepares for open heart surgery

A GoFundMe page is set up to help Madilyn McCambridge's family

WAHPETON, N.D. (KVRR) — A baby girl from Wahpeton has been through more in three and a half months than most ever will. When Madilyn McCambridge was born in August, her parents were overjoyed as they welcomed their first girl into the world. “We were so excited, you know, I finally got my baby girl,” says her mom Alicia. As…

Fargo School Board changes Woodrow Wilson High School to Dakota High School

Board members made the decision at Tuesday's School Board Meeting

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — What has stood in Fargo as Woodrow Wilson High School for years is now Dakota High School. “We know we’re giving the school a new name because we have to, but beyond that, why? What are we really hoping is going to happen as a result of a new name?” asks Fargo School Board President Rebecca…

Moorhead girl is one of 13 national art contest winners

The NAHRO's "What Home Means To Me" contest is a way to raise awareness about affordable housing issues

MOORHEAD, Minn. — With more time at home and school moving online, 10-year-old Lilly Ann Hoaglund of Moorhead found herself with more free time than usual. It’s allowed her to let her creativity flourish through her art. “It’s a way to express myself without having to say it,” she says. The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Official’s Housing America…

35th Annual Celebration of Lights is held pandemic-style

The Tree of Hope serves as a beacon of light to help erase the stigma of mental illness

FARGO, N.D. — Mental Health America of North Dakota and North Dakota Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health hosted the 35th annual Celebration of Lights ceremony virtually. The tree lighting was streamed on Facebook for people to watch safely without leaving their homes. Former First Lady Jane Sinner did the honors of lighting the tree at West Acres Mall….

COVID-19 vaccine likely coming to North Dakota week of December 14th

Vaccines will be available from pharmacies, public health and private health care providers

NORTH DAKOTA — The North Dakota Department of Health says two COVID-19 vaccines could make their way to the state this month. The FDA will discuss approving Emergency Use Authorization for the Pfizer vaccine next Thursday. Discussions about Moderna will take place the following week. “A vaccine will likely be in North Dakota the week of December 14th, and providers…

North Dakota’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony goes virtual

BISMARCK, N.D. — Christmas festivities have officially begun in North Dakota. Gov. Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Burgum ushered in the holiday season with a virtual Christmas tree lighting at the state capitol. The theme of this year’s tree is “Creating Connections.” It’s a reminder to reach out and stay socially connected this holiday season even while staying physically…

Local organizations partner to provide all kids across the metro with free books

Lyd's Kids and Trilogy Real Estate have received over 4,000 donated books from across the country

FARGO, N.D. — It’s the season of giving, and for a Fargo librarian, there’s no better gift than giving a child a book to get lost in. “It brings a tear to your eye,” says Lydia Faulkner, a librarian at Horace Mann Roosevelt Elementary. “I mean, just to see a child that really wants something and you’re able to provide…

14th annual Fill the Dome food drive looks different amid the pandemic

Donations will be accepted through December 17th

FARGO, N.D. — This time of year, the FargoDome is usually filled with thousands of pounds of food donations to be given to struggling families. With the coronavirus still rampant, the Dome will remain empty this year, but the donations will continue to come in. The holiday season is a time for giving back, and the need for generosity is…