Author: Raya Quttaineh

OneFargo calls for independent investigation into officer misconduct allegation

FARGO, N.D. — Wess Philome with OneFargo says Fargo Police’s investigation into an alleged incident involving a 19-year-old West Fargo man was mishandled. Fargo Police’s investigation concluded that there is no evidence to support Larry Pope’s claim that he was detained and illegally searched. Philome says the investigating officers should’ve asked Pope to identify the officers in question through photographs….

2020 live horse racing at North Dakota Horse Park is a go

Races begin this Friday and Saturday, and continue next weekend

FARGO, N.D. — If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, live horse racing is a good bet. The races begin this Friday and Saturday at the North Dakota Horse Park in Fargo and will continue next weekend. Event organizers have added hand sanitizing stations across the park, are encouraging people to wear face masks, and ask anyone who’s…

City Commission, Fargo Police revise policy on use of chokeholds

Fargo Police Chief David Todd says clarity during these times is important for officers and the community they serve

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo City Commission votes unanimously in favor of a revision to Fargo Police’s “Response to Resistance” Policy. “It needs to stop,” said Faith Dixon with Black Lives Matter Fargo-Moorhead. “The chokehold is banned in other states, completely banned, and we are still even talking about it.” In light of recent conversations regarding police brutality across the…

Cass County Vector Control seeing uptick in tick activity

Here's how to protect yourself this tick season

FARGO, N.D. — We may still be social distancing, but it’s that time of year when a certain critter will get too close for comfort; we’re talking ticks and the potential exposure to Lyme disease. Those with Cass County Vector Control say they’ve already seen increased tick activity this season. The good news, Cass County Vector Control Director Ben Prather…

Update: Two missing girls found safe

UPDATE (July 11, 2020 at 6:15 p.m.) — According to Pillager Area Fire & Rescue, the girls have been found safe. ——————————————————————————————————————— PILLAGER, Minn. — Authorities are seeking the public’s help in finding two sisters last seen Friday. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says 12-year-old Kristine Bourassa and 8-year-old Tara Miller from Sylvan Township in Pillager voluntarily left on foot…

Black Lives Matter Fargo-Moorhead working toward racial equity across the metro

Faith Dixon and Jamaal Abegaz say they're meeting on a weekly basis with city officials to ensure concrete changes are in the works

FARGO, N.D. — George Floyd’s killing more than a month ago has sparked a movement calling for racial justice felt globally. Here in the metro, some of the most prominent voices demanding change are those behind the local chapter of Black Lives Matter. Faith Dixon and Jamaal Abegaz of Fargo say real change doesn’t happen overnight. Through Black Lives Matter…

Fargo Cass Public Health officials say more young people are getting COVID-19

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Cass Public Health officials say they’re seeing more people in their twenties and thirties contracting the coronavirus. Epidemiologist Brenton Nesemeier says this is due to younger people being more mobile and social during the pandemic. Although a young person usually has milder symptoms and recovers more quickly, Nesemeier says that doesn’t mean they should be any…

Two years following Cameron Bolton’s death, his organ donations continue impacting lives

Cameron died on July 2, 2018 from injuries he incurred in a car crash

FARGO, N.D. — July 2nd marks exactly two years since 22-year-old Cameron Bolton died of his injuries following a car crash a few miles west of Fargo. For Sarah Fisher, this time of year brings back vivid memories of a tragedy no mother should have to experience. “I actually saw Cameron’s accident on the news that night, and I thought,…

Fireworks sales booming amid pandemic

FARGO, N.D. — Fireworks sales across the metro are booming, and the pandemic may be a factor. With official 4th of July celebrations canceled, those at Memory Fireworks say many customers are celebrating on their own. The fireworks retailer ordered more inventory than ever this year. Even so, staff is having a hard time keeping some fan favorites like the…