Author: Raya Quttaineh

North Dakota Voters Prepare for presidential caucus

Fourteen Democratic delegates are up for grabs

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota supporters of both Democratic presidential candidates say they’re optimistic about Tuesday’s caucuses. “We certainly have energized and committed voters who are supporting Sen. Sanders and those who are supporting Vice President Biden,” says North Dakota Democratic-NPL Chairwoman Kylie Oversen. Voting begins at 11 a.m. and will go until 7 p.m. There are 14 polling locations…

Healthy blood donors needed among Coronavirus concerns

Those at Vitalant say there's been a drastic decline in donors

FARGO, N.D. — Staff at Vitalant in Fargo say the need for blood donations is more urgent amid coronavirus concerns. They say there’s been a decline in donors coming in and a 30 percent increase in no-shows. The CDC says it’s highly unlikely COVID-19 can be transmitted through blood transfusions. Those at Vitalant say it’s imperative that healthy people donate…

International Women’s Day Event Celebrates Human Rights and Gender Equality

Although the day has occurred internationally for over 100 years, Fargo is celebrating it for the first time

FARGO, N.D. — International Women’s Day holds a special place in Nyamal Dei’s heart. “I celebrate this event since I was a child in Africa, and I always know I want to put an event together like this one,” she says. For the first time, she’s hosting a get-together at the Dakota Medical Foundation for women of all backgrounds and…

Fargo fire damages unattached garage

Damage is estimated at $45,000

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo firefighters responded to a fire of an unattached garage at 800 17th St. S. at noon. Loss from the fire is estimated at $45,000. Crews quickly extinguished the fire and confirmed there was no one inside the garage. They say the fire did not extend to other buildings around it, so the fire damage was limited…

Local senior care facilities address Coronavirus concerns

Some have limited visitors from coming in and are focusing on hygiene of their tenants and employees

FARGO, N.D. — Between its two locations in Fargo, Bethany Retirement Living usually sees about 300 visitors a day. But with concerns over the Coronavirus and other infectious diseases like the flu, staff members are trying to cut that number down to zero. “We’re asking people that if they don’t need to come and visit, don’t,” says Grant Richardson at…

Bernie Sanders supporters create signs in preparation for Women’s March

They say Sanders is the ideal candidate because he is an advocate for all, especially women

FARGO, N.D. — Bernie Sanders supporters in the metro say they’re still feeling the Bern and are getting ready for a Women’s March. Some of them got together at Atomic Coffee in Fargo to create signs for the march on Saturday. Although former vice president Joe Biden won 10 of 14 Super Tuesday states, Sanders supporters remain optimistic and say…

Minnesota State University system bans international travel due to Coronavirus concerns

Some MSUM students are frustrated with the ban officials say is put in place for their own safety

MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSUM student Lizzie Powell grew up wanting to be a marine biologist. In just a few days, she was expecting to embark on the trip of a lifetime with her class to Costa Rica that would help her decide if that’s the right path. “For me, this trip was going to help me decide what career I…

Travel tips regarding Coronavirus

If you are traveling, here are some safety tips from local travel agents

FARGO, N.D. — With the Coronavirus still making its way around the globe, some in North Dakota and Minnesota are questioning their upcoming travel plans. One local travel agent says he’s had to cancel a trip for someone going to Asia. Travel agents say it’s too early to determine whether or not they’ll see more cancellations in the coming weeks….

People line up for Dairy Queen, Tastee Freez season opening

It's a tradition that many say will continue for generations to come

MOORHEAD, Minn. — For many living in the Midwest, March 1st usually signifies that warmer days are ahead. “It’s kind of like the beginning of spring, you know, spring is coming,” says Ashley Ystebo of Fargo. But for those in Fargo-Moorhead, the day is a special beginning to something different. Derek Ystebo of Fargo says, “It’s something that’s a tradition…

Meet and greet preps local artists for upcoming Creative Moorhead event

The event will take place on May 2nd

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A one-day event on May 2nd will sweep Moorhead as artists from across the city showcase their work. It’s the first year Creative Moorhead is coming to life. A meet and greet at Junkyard Brewery allowed artists to chat and gather information on how to fully prepare for the big day. From students to businesses, the event…