Author: Raya Quttaineh

Concordia College celebrates 2020 graduates through virtual commencement

It's still undecided if Concordia will have an in-person ceremony for the graduates at a future date

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia College’s class of 2020 receives a graduation ceremony like no other. The virtual commencement featured pre-recorded musical performances and messages from Concordia President William Craft, class speakers, the commencement speaker and Campus Ministry. Graduates’ names were not called out but are listed in the program mailed to each graduating student. A message of hope was…

Moorhead man arrested for an assault involving a hand gun

Malik Lamar Gill of Moorhead is being held at the Clay County Correctional Center on second degree assault charges

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption MOORHEAD, Minn. — Police responded to a report on the 1100 block of 11th Street North involving a hand gun Saturday morning. 22-year-old Malik Lamar Gill of Moorhead was later arrested and is being held at the Clay County Correctional Center on second degree assault charges. Police say there were additional reports of a man…

Burgum extends distance learning until end of school year

NORTH DAKOTA – Gov. Doug Burgum says students will continue distance learning through the rest of the school year. He says the decision was made with input from the Department of Public Instruction, Department of Health, various administrators, school boards and legislators. Burgum says this allows teachers to prepare for the fall term, as well as focus on planning healthy…

Law enforcement ensuring ND Smart Restart regulations will be met through education

In less than 24 hours, North Dakota will once again be open for business

FARGO, N.D. — Although bars, restaurants and other businesses can choose to open Friday morning, how they operate will look different than what we’re used to. Business owners and customers have to follow guidelines outlined in North Dakota’s Smart Restart plan. Among other rules, employers must limit the number of customers within facilities and allow for appropriate physical distancing measures….

Fargo, West Fargo leaders back Gov. Burgum’s decision to reopen businesses

They note that much of the power to control the virus still lies in the hands of the public

FARGO & WEST FARGO, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum says the state is ready to implement Phase One of the North Dakota Smart Restart plan. “We anticipate there’ll be some rules applied to this, but we see it as hopeful to start opening up businesses, get our economy moving again,” says Fargo Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney. West Fargo Commission President…

City Commission candidates discuss ideas to make Fargo better

FARGO, N.D. – The Great Candidate Debate gives those running in the 2020 Fargo City Commission race a chance to have their ideas for improving the city heard. To abide by physical distancing guidelines, the public was invited to stream the debate online rather than attend in person. The June election will be a vote-by-mail-only event due to the pandemic….

Coronavirus fears preventing some from getting medical help in emergencies

Some heart attack and stroke patients are afraid of contracting COVID-19 by going to the hospital

FARGO, N.D. — Although the pandemic has impacted almost all aspects of our lives, there’s one thing that hasn’t changed. “We know that COVID-19 isn’t preventing heart attacks from happening,” says Chrissy Meyer with the American Heart Association. Heart attacks, strokes and other medical emergencies are still happening in our community. The main difference? Fear of contracting COVID-19 is pushing…

‘It’s not just a job for us’: Local artists continue creating through pandemic

One artist's "pay what you can" initiative aims to make art accessible to everyone

FARGO, N.D. — As museums, theaters and tattoo shops remain closed, artists have been heavily impacted by the pandemic. One Fargo tattoo apprentice has made it her mission to make her art accessible to everyone during these difficult times. Although she started her “pay what you can” art initiative a couple of weeks before tattoo shops were required to close,…

Doosan Bobcat expected to reopen Saturday night after one day shutdown

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota’s largest manufacturing operation is expecting to reopen Saturday night. Doosan Bobcat was shut down for a day on Friday for a deep cleaning because an employee reported symptoms of the coronavirus. Stacey Breuer, a spokeswoman for Doosan Bobcat in Gwinner, said in a statement that the employee last worked in an isolated area of the…

Fire engulfs barn, animals not injured

Nobody was hurt

NELSON, Minn. — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to a barn fire on Homestead Road Northeast in Nelson, Minnesota Saturday morning. The homeowner reported that his barn was fully engulfed in flames on one side. 64-year-old Darwin Krick was able to move his cattle and horses away in time. The barn, however, was a total loss. No injuries were…