Author: Raya Quttaineh

Fargo photography studio to host free prom photo shoot for high school seniors

30-40 seniors will receive a free makeup session and photo shoot

FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo photography studio is hoping to preserve the memory of prom for seniors who missed out because of COVID-19. The F-M “Non-Prom” event, hosted by Renegade Photography, is a free prom photo shoot for any high school senior. It is in partnership with Meg Spielman Studio. Free makeup will be provided by Beauty Bar By Whitney….

‘What we really want is justice for Richard’ Family remembers Richard Stephen as loving, gentle spirit

His family is still looking for answers after the 33-year-old was assaulted and killed in Moorhead last week

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Heart-shaped balloons filled the sky Saturday evening, as Richard Stephen’s family and friends said goodbye to the man they say impacted so many lives. “He’s always there for people, and I think his death hurts a lot of people because they know that Richard wouldn’t hurt a fly,” said Richard’s younger sister Diana Mungu. “They know he’s…

Mass COVID-19 testing continues Friday at Fargodome

The pop-up testing site is open to the general public Thursday and Friday

FARGO, N.D. — The first of a two-day COVID-19 mass testing event has wrapped up at the Fargodome. The testing site was a collaboration between Fargo Cass Public Health, North Dakota Public Health and the North Dakota National Guard. It began Thursday morning at 10:00. According to Fargo Cass Public Health, an unlimited number of oral swab testing kits were…

Clay County Public Health stresses importance of continuing to wear masks

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — As more restrictions get lifted and people adjust to a new norm, those at Clay County Public Health say it’s important to remain cautious of the coronavirus. Clay County Public Health Nurse Cheryl Sapp says continuing to wear a mask in public is the best line of defense against COVID-19. It’s also just as important to…

How protests may impact spread of COVID-19 across Red River Valley

North Dakota Joint Information Center says state lab is prepared for potential surge of cases

FARGO, N.D. — With thousands of people taking to the streets during protests in Fargo and Grand Forks over the past couple of weeks, there is a chance the coronavirus will spread at a higher rate. “When people are protesting, typically there is some chanting, some shouting that leads to more viruses being shared from your oral cavity, nose,” says…

Community members committed to changing the system from within by running in local elections

FARGO & WEST FARGO, N.D. — As a black woman, Ritchell Aboah of Fargo says she knows the feeling of being underrepresented all too well. “If I see that I am being represented, I see that I can trust the government to do what is best for me, and I think that’s what we’re missing here in Fargo when we’re…

Gov. Doug Burgum allows outdoor visitations at long-term care facilities

Bismarck, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum is modifying visitation restrictions for long-term care facilities in North Dakota. He says facilities will now allow outdoor visits between families and their loved ones. Each facility must provide all residents and guests clean face masks as well as appropriate and safe spaces for social distancing. The visits will be allowed by appointment only….

Grand Forks Air Force Base Col. Cameron Pringle speaks on deadly shooting

Two airmen died while in a dormitory at around 4:30 Monday morning

GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. — A shooting early this morning at the Grand Forks Air Force Base left two airmen dead. Col. Cameron Pringle says the two airmen died while in a dormitory at around 4:30 in the morning. He would not go into details about what led up to the shooting. The two were active-duty members of…

Fargo Public Schools Celebrate Class of 2020 with in-person graduations

FARGO, N.D. — After Fargo Public Schools originally announced they would host graduation ceremonies without guests, more than 800 people signed a petition asking for that to change. Parents who signed that petition got what they wished for today: to be there when their children receive their diplomas. Fargo North High School allowed two guests per graduate, and each family…