Author: Raya Quttaineh

Park Christian School Celebrates Renovation

The project added 16,000 square feet to the school campus

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Park Christian School is celebrating its 5.5 million dollar renovation. After a year and a half, the school now has 16,000 square feet of new construction. That includes 11 new classrooms and commons area, and a remodel of all other classrooms. The school president says with continued growth of their student body, a remodel like this was…

ND First Lady To Host Addiction Conference in November

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota’s first lady is speaking out about the stigma of addiction. Kathryn Helgaas Burgum will be hosting Recovery Reinvented in Bismarck for the third year. The November event will highlight prevention, treatment and recovery options for those struggling with addiction. Burgum says alcohol and drug use is the number one social issue in North Dakota. Her…

‘Your light will shine down forever’ Community Remembers Landon Solberg

Around a thousand people gathered at Scheels Arena to honor his legacy

FARGO, N.D. — Landon Solberg was a young boy, but the way he lived his life inspired many. “He lived faithfully. He lived through his friends and family. It wasn’t about Landon. He did so much — even in the darkest of days, his light still shined through with his faith. And again, I hope so many of us were…

Riverview Place Hosts “Falling Into Health” Fair

The event is for seniors to learn about healthy living habits

FARGO, N.D. — A senior living facility is celebrating the first day of fall with a “Falling Into Health” event. Around 50 seniors gathered at Riverview Place in Fargo for their health fair. The event is a collaboration between Riverview and Griswold Home Care. More than 20 vendors, including Sanford Health and the Alzheimer’s Association, are speaking with seniors about…

MSUM Student Presents Self-Written Planetarium Show

How she's merging her musical talent with her fascination in astronomy

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Abby Bormann picked up a violin for the first time as a 5th grader. Back then, she didn’t think much of the instrument. “My friends were doing it, so I was like ‘I’ll learn violin, too,” she said. A decade later, and she’s now playing in front of scores of people. “If you had told me…

GiGi’s Playhouse Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

  FARGO, N.D. — About 200 people were at the grand re–opening of GiGi’s Playhouse in Fargo. It’s North Dakota’s only achievement center for people with Down syndrome. The facility originally opened 16 years ago. Now, it’s celebrating its growth over the years with the addition of new programs and a building renovation. The expansion project is going by the…

NDSU Football Player Awarded 2019 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Award

Ben Ellefson is being honored for his community work with local kids

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Over his four–year career at NDSU, senior football team captain Ben Ellefson has scored 13 touchdowns so far. This season alone, he’s scored one in each of the two games he’s played. But according to those around him, he’s not just a star on the field. “Ben is the definition of a servant leader. He’s always trying…

Student Group Hosts Blood Drive at MSUM

It's the first time the American Red Cross has been on the MSUM campus

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A student organization at MSUM is making an effort to help save lives. “Students Today Leaders Forever” is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive at Comstock Memorial Union. It’s the first time the Red Cross has been on the MSUM campus. Students hosting the drive say they hope those who have been…

ND Department of Health Investigating Six New Probable Cases of Vaping-Related Illnesses

According to the CDC, 36 states have reported cases of vaping–related illnesses

NORTH DAKOTA — Doctors nationwide are getting more patients complaining of wheezing, coughing and difficulty breathing. But when they run the normal tests, the results are out of the ordinary. “We’re not finding any pneumonia, we’re not finding any strep, we’re not finding any legionella when we’re doing all of these medical tests. What could be causing it?” said North…

“Heart Flight” Now a Permanent Exhibit at Fargo Air Museum

It includes two paintings of the F–4 fighter jet used in 1986 for the flight

FARGO, N.D. — Nearly 33 years ago, a North Dakota Air National Guard pilot was assigned one of the most important flights of his career. He transported a donated heart from Fargo to San Francisco, where a little boy was waiting for it to save his life. Gen. Becklund got the heart to Stanford University Medical Center in under four…