Author: Raya Quttaineh

Sanford Says Goodbye to Former Clinic With a Big Bang

Demolition of the building begins today

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Sanford is saying goodbye to its former West Fargo clinic with a big bang. The demolition of the building at the corner of 13th Avenue and Sheyenne Street will make way for more parking and green space for Sanford’s new facility right next door. The newly opened clinic provides patients newer technology, a community room, lab…

First Vaping-Related Illness Reported in North Dakota

It joins 25 other states who have reported severe respiratory illness cases linked to vaping

FARGO, N.D. — Recent reports of people nationwide complaining of pneumonia–like symptoms are becoming more and more common. “Coughing, difficulty breathing, respiratory, upper respiratory issues,” said Fargo Cass Public Health Tobacco Prevention Coordinator Melissa Markegard. But they’re not being diagnosed with a cold or the flu. “A lot of those symptoms can sometimes look like something else, but when you…

Gate City Bank Contributes $2.5 Million to NDSU Aldevron Tower

Aldevron Tower will be home to the College of Health Professionals

FARGO, N.D. — Gate City Bank is propelling NDSU’s Aldevron Tower project with a 2.5 million dollar investment. The bank says the contribution is unique in the fact that it’s providing the lowest interest rate ever given to a university project nationwide. The financial agreement spans over 10 years with a 1.5 fixed interest rate, which equals about 2.5 million…

A Moose Is Shaking Things Up on UND Campus

It made its way to Memorial Stadium at 8 this morning

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota is no stranger to wildlife. “I’ve had reports of fox in the city, coyotes in the city. We have a deer herd in the city,” said North Dakota Game and Fish Outreach Biologist Jim Job. Last year, a bear made its way into University Park. “It climbed up into one of the biggest trees…

Why Labor Day Started and How Its True Meaning is Often Forgotten

Millions of Americans have the day off in observance of the holiday

FARGO, N.D. — Nowadays, Labor Day is the weekend for travel, cookouts and shopping, but journey back 125 years, and you’ll see a different story. “There was a lot of people that died for labor. There was the Haymarket, you know there were quite a few. The Shirtwaist Triangle factory burned. There was a lot of people that died for…

Local Doctor Opens Affordable Clinic

"Dollar Clinic" is located on 1st Avenue North in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, MINN. — A local doctor wants to help people get the health care they need without breaking the bank. Dr. Rodney Lee is hosting the grand opening of Dollar Clinic on 1st Avenue North. He says it’s the first of its kind in the nation. It offers the same services any other general clinic does at an affordable cost….

Power Outages Throughout Metro Cause Damage

Xcel Energy says there are over 62 power outages

FARGO, N.D. — Heavy rain and high wind have caused downed power lines throughout the metro. According to Xcel Energy, there are over 62 power outages, affecting over 19,000 customers. Crews have closed roads in some areas to make repairs. The storm has caused trees to also fall on power lines, vehicles and houses. Michael Carlson, who lives in Tree…

Fergus Falls Community Pulls Together to Get Local Kids School-Ready

Blessing Closet is hosting its second annual school drive

FERGUS FALLS, MINN. — It’s the ordinary school supplies shopping trip… at a not–so–ordinary shop. “We are opening up our doors for the community kids that are in need of school supplies. They’re going to come with their school supplies list, and we’re going to give them a backpack with what they need,” said event organizer Shawna Zelinsky. Community members…

Boy Battling Cancer Gets Phone Call from Taylor Swift

Neighborhood kids and friends made a viral video with Landon Solberg to get her attention

WEST FARGO, N.D. — A 12–year–old West Fargo boy battling brain cancer got a phone call he’ll never forget. Neighborhood kids and friends pulled together to make a video with Landon Solberg to get the attention of superstar Taylor Swift. And it worked. The video got more than 16,000 views and retweets. On Friday and for seven minutes straight, Landon…

Human Remains Found Riverside Belong to Brenda Kartes

Fargo Police is ruling her death as suspicious but cause is still unknown

FARGO, N.D. — 31–year–old Brenda Kartes went missing more than a year ago. “We were optimistic that we’d find her alive, but again, we also knew that that was a very distinct possibility that she was dead,” said Fargo Police Dep. Chief Joe Anderson. Her skeletal remains were found last Thursday alongside the river at Riverside Cemetery by employees conducting…