Author: Raya Quttaineh

Crow Wing County restaurant fined for reopening, liquor license suspended

MERRIFIELD, Minn. — Minnesota’s Attorney General’s office takes action against a Crow Wing County restaurant for violating Gov. Tim Walz’s order prohibiting indoor dining. After nearly two decades of working in the hospitality industry, Jeff McCulloch never expected this is where owning a restaurant would take him. “My last straw was when my employees were filing for unemployment and they…

Moorhead bar disappointed in shutdown extension but will not defy Gov.’s order

Legends Bar & Grill employees say curbside pickup and delivery are not enough to survive on

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Besides the occasional phone call coming in, it’s unusually quiet inside Legends Bar & Grill in Moorhead. The restaurant has been closed to dine-in customers since Gov. Tim Walz imposed a four-week shutdown last month. “We’re exhausted as a business and as employees,” says Legends media specialist and bartender Baylee Engquist. “Not so much on the side…

Annual Moorhead Shop-With-A-Cop event adjusted due to pandemic

Although this year’s event looks different than normal, it continues to have a big impact on kids across the metro

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — The Moorhead Police Athletics & Activities League teams up with other local organizations to host the annual Shop-With-A-Cop event. For most, the usual hustle and bustle of shopping for the holidays is missing this year. That’s certainly the case for kids across the metro who were supposed to spend a day on a shopping spree alongside…

Cass County legislators discuss 2021 legislative session priorities

The Cass County Legislative Policy Panel was hosted by the FMWF Chamber

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — It’s the second day of the Legislative Preview Summit hosted by The Chamber. Tuesday’s session featured State Sen. Jim Roers and Ron Sorvaag and Rep. Karla Rose Hanson of Fargo and State Sen. Judy Lee of West Fargo. Lawmakers discussed budgeting for the upcoming years, the FM Diversion Project and COVID-19 vaccine distribution. When asked if…

Update: Attorney General sues East Grand Forks bar owner who defied governor’s order

Owner Jane Moss pledges to remain open

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) — A bar and restaurant owner in East Grand Forks who defied Gov. Tim Walz’s executive order by reopening to dine-in customers, is being sued by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. Ellison filed the lawsuit against Jane Moss, owner of the Boardwalk Bar & Grill.  The lawsuit is seeking to fine Moss up to $25,000. “What…

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…