Author: Raya Quttaineh

Sen. Hoeven Hosts Roundtable Discussion Around Market Facilitation Program Payments

The USDA is Providing Assistance to Eligible Farmers Impacted by Tariffs

FARGO, N.D. — With tariffs, trade negotiations and low commodity prices, farmers are still struggling. The USDA is providing eligible farmers nationwide with $14.5 billion in Market Facilitation Program payments. But North Dakota producers have a unique set of challenges. “Certainly some crop diversity that we don’t see everywhere across the country. Weather challenges, obviously, too that compound the situation that…

Fargo Driver’s License Office is Undergoing Renovation

All Written Knowledge Tests Will be Conducted at Temporary Site

FARGO, N.D. — If you have to take a written driver’s license test, it won’t be at the Fargo Driver’s License Office. They’re temporarily moving all knowledge driver’s license testing to the North Dakota State College of Science building. That’s because the main office is being renovated for the first time in nearly 10 years. The department is adding about…

Blue Laws in North Dakota Are History

Multiple stores in Fargo opened before noon after the new law took effect on Thursday

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota’s law banning Sunday shopping from midnight to noon is now history. Whatever it is you’re in the market for, you can now shop for it on Sunday mornings in North Dakota. That’s because the state’s Blue Laws have been lifted. “Well you’ve never been able to come until after lunch, which kind of gets in…

Canoes and Kayaks Available for Rent in Moorhead

You Can Go Out on the Red River Until August 27

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — As the summer winds down, Moorhead Parks and Recreation and the River Keepers want to give you a chance to do some canoeing and kayaking on the Red River. Canoes and kayaks are available on a first come, first served basis at the Hjemkomst Landing. The rentals were supposed to open May 28 but got delayed…

It’s Now Illegal To Hold A Phone While Driving in MN

The State is the 19th One to Implement This Law

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota drivers are no longer able to use their phones behind the wheel, unless it’s through voice command or single touch. “I don’t know if the rule would be followed as much as I hope it would be because, you know, they can’t pull over everyone,” said Koby Kooren of Moorhead. It looks like they might…

Church Hosts Back-to-School Garage Sale For Teachers

They're Selling Everything from Pencils to Locker Sets

FARGO, N.D. — Back to school supply shopping usually includes markers, pencils and backpacks. But teachers need a little more than that. Now they have somewhere to go without breaking the bank. Atonement Lutheran Church is hosting a garage sale with office supplies, toys and classroom furniture. Prices range from 25 cents for smaller supplies like crayons to 150 dollars…

Farmers Gather at Red River Valley Fairgrounds for Auction

About 300 Sellers and 750 Bidders Made Their Way to the Auction

WEST FARGO, N.D. —  If you’ve been in the market for new farming equipment, you’re in luck. AgIron is back in town. “We have three a year and July, this is our biggest one,” said Steffers West Fargo Manager Corina Carroll. As one of the largest consignment auctions in North Dakota, the event gathers sellers, bidders and even just spectators….

Minnesota’s Hands-Free Law Goes Into Effect Thursday

The Fine for Breaking the Law Will be a Minimum of $50

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s law to curb distracted driving goes into effect in just a few short hours. The entire state goes hands–free on Thursday, meaning drivers will no longer be able to hold their cell phones or GPS devices in hand at any point. You can still use your phone while driving, but only by voice commands. Minnesota…

Sanford Makes History with First Robotic-Assisted Spinal Surgery in North Dakota

The new technology is much less invasive

FARGO, N.D. — Nine years ago, Darrel Raftevold got a spinal fusion surgery. The operation was successful, “But the only problem was they had to cut into the muscles. And I had a hard time, well, there was pain, let’s put it that way,” said Raftevold. Fast forward a few years, and Darrel’s back pain persisted. He could hardly sit,…

Sandy’s Donuts Pairs with PATH to Support Local Families and Kids

The Donut Shop is Donating 10 percent of its Proceeds from the Day to the Charity

FARGO, N.D. — It’s okay to let yourself indulge in a sweet treat for once. After all, it’s for charity. Sandy’s Donuts is pairing with PATH to support local families. Both of its locations in West Fargo and Fargo are donating 10 percent of their proceeds from the day to the charity. PATH focuses on individualized support for children, crisis…