Author: Raya Quttaineh

Code Ninjas teaches local kids basic video game building skills

A STEM camp is giving them the tools they need to become coding pros

FARGO, N.D. — Not every 10-year-old out there can say they’ve built an interactive video game from scratch. “It feels good because not a lot of people have made games and I’m one of those, I guess, few that have made a game,” says 10-year-old Carson Huseby of Fargo. For him, coding isn’t just a hobby. Carson says it’s all…

Tri-City Soccer Club showcases new home, invites community to open house

Those at Tri-City say the club's goal is to make soccer accessible to all

FARGO, N.D. — Those at Tri-City Soccer Club in Fargo say soccer is for everyone. “Anybody can play. Any age, any skill level, you can play and all it takes is a ball and a couple people, you know, a ball and two shoes, you got a goal,” says the club’s Executive Director John Ross. The goal of this club…

Drekker Brewing Co. hosts second annual Fargo Hotdish Festival

Fifteen local restaurants came together for the event

FARGO, N.D. — It was a good day for hotdish lovers in the area. Fifteen restaurants from across the metro came together at Drekker Brewing Company to serve up their best hotdish for the brewery’s second annual Fargo Hotdish Festival. Wurst Bier Hall, The Toasted Frog, Luna Fargo and Blarney Stone Pub were just some of the participating restaurants. Karen’s…

Body found inside home completely destroyed by fire

The identity has not yet been released

UPDATE — Grand Forks Police say a body was found at the scene. The identity has not been released. The case is still under investigation. —————— GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A home fire 5 miles north of Grand Forks broke out early Saturday morning, destroying the home completely. Grand Forks Police say the homeowner has not been accounted for, and…

Natural Pet Center hosts animal-loving charities for Giving Hearts Day

CATS Cradle Shelter, Minn-Kota Paaws and 4 Luv of Dog Rescue are still accepting online donations

FARGO, N.D. — Natural Pet Center in Fargo is hosting three animal-loving charities at its store for Giving Hearts Day. CATS Cradle Shelter, Minn-Kota Paaws and 4 Luv of Dog Rescue are accepting in-person and online donations all day. Those who stop in to donate in person get free gifts like doggy treats and gift cards. They also get the…

Sheriff Jesse Jahner gets “heartastic” haircut for a special cause

He's hoping to encourage the community to raise money for the Jail Chaplains

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a special haircut for a special cause. As part of Giving Hearts Day, Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner vowed to shave hearts into his head if the Jail Chaplains charity raises $100,000. That would then be matched to equal a total of $200,000 for the organization. Although the charity’s goal hasn’t been fully reached, Sheriff Jahner…

Generosity of donors sweeps Red River Valley for Giving Hearts Day

The millions of dollars raised are being put right back into communities across the region

RED RIVER VALLEY — Raising a child who has mobility challenges can be tough. “All too often, you kind of get discounted and put off to the side when you’re in a wheelchair. You have a mobility challenge, you can’t, you don’t know where you fit in and that’s where Hope comes in. You know, we welcome everybody into our…

Addie Loerzel of Addie’s Royal Cupcake Stand Receives Top Honor

Addie is getting 1,000 dollars, a medallion and a trip to Washington, D.C. in May.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Eighth-grader Addie Loerzel of Moorhead is one of two Minnesota teens named top youth volunteers of 2020 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Addie is being recognized for her Addie’s Royal Cupcake stand, which she’s hosted every year since 2013. She sells thousands of cupcakes each year to raise money for the Sunshine Foundation. All of…

“Feed Your Heart” Concert Kicks Off Giving Hearts Day Week-Long Celebration

Make donations at www.givingheartsday.org.

FARGO, N.D. — Last year alone, the Emergency Food Pantry in Fargo gave out over two million pounds worth of food to people who would’ve otherwise gone hungry. “The people I’ve been able to meet are families who, it’s that one thing that places them over the top. A car battery, a medical condition,” says the Emergency Food Pantry Executive…

Sisters meet for first time after discovering each other through DNA test

Barb Pohl and Kathryn Graves share the same dad

DILWORTH, Minn. — It’s a day Barb Pohl will never forget. “I’m kinda nervous,” she says. Her whirlwind of emotions all started with an at-home genealogy test. “Both my brother and I took DNA from ancestory.com.” That one DNA kit turned into something much bigger just a week ago, when it connected her to a genetic match. “I found her,…