Author: Raya Quttaineh

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…

Second round of COVID-19 mass testing takes place in Grand Forks

More than 700 people were tested

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The North Dakota National Guard has tested 713 more people for the coronavirus during its second round of mass testing in Grand Forks. This mass testing site at the Alerus Center is similar to one that was set up last week, where more than 400 LM Wind Power employees were tested for COVID-19. “We’re hoping for…

Moorhead man charged with killing, dismembering missing woman

Friends and family last heard from Dystynee Avery on April 3rd, according to court documents

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Police say a Moorhead man admits to murdering and dismembering a woman who had been missing for weeks. 27-year-old Ethan Broad is charged with second degree murder. According to court documents, Broad says he cut up 19-year-old Dystynee Avery’s body and placed the pieces in dumpsters near his apartment. The complaint says Avery was last heard from…

Fargo business owner supports essential workers through “Pay It Forward Project”

Jennifer Kirkeby, owner of Energy Zone Nutrition, has delivered hundreds of shakes and teas to healthcare workers

FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo business owner wants to support those on the front lines of the pandemic with some help from the community. Owner of Energy Zone Nutrition Jennifer Kirkeby has delivered hundreds of shakes and teas to healthcare workers across the metro since the beginning of April. Her “Pay It Forward Project” takes donations from community members, who…

North Dakota dentists work through pandemic, only accepting emergency patients

They are following CDC and American Dental Association guidelines

FARGO, N.D. — In response to the coronavirus pandemic, dental offices across North Dakota have had to make adjustments. Implementing the recommendations of the CDC and American Dental Association, dental offices are open only for patients who have emergency needs. Dr. Matthew Eaton with Family HealthCare in Fargo says that includes procedures like root canals and extractions. He says his…

Students honor Fargo North teacher who died Friday

Rod Capistran suffered a medical emergency while teaching a virtual class

FARGO, N.D. — Roses, candles and messages of kindness fill the pavement at Fargo North High School. The symbols of support are in honor of beloved teacher Rod Capistran, who died Friday evening. “Everybody’s just kind of, even with everything going on, you can tell that this is bringing people together,” says Fargo North student Natalie Syverson. Students, staff and…

Grand Forks Sheriff’s Office warns of scam calls

The Sheriff's Office will never attempt to collect bond money over the phone

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Grand Forks authorities say several community members have received scam calls from someone claiming to be from the Sheriff’s Office. The scammer tells the person that they owe bond money because they have active warrants for their arrest. The scammer then attempts to collect the money via various different types of payment over the phone. It…

Moorhead man arrested on murder charges in connection to missing woman

Police believe foul play was involved

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead police have arrested 27-year-old Ethan Broad and are holding him in custody on suspicion of 2nd Degree Murder. The arrest is made in connection to the disappearance of 19-year-old  Dystynee Avery, who was last seen April 3rd. An investigation that has been focused on the area of the 1300 block of 28th Avenue South lead police to…

Gun fired inside Grand Forks apartment

Police say nobody was hurt

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Police respond to a gun going off inside a Grand Forks apartment at 3 o’clock on Saturday. Authorities say the renter of the apartment notified them that he had mishandled a handgun when a round was fired. The suspect is 30-year-old Giovanni Clark of Grand Forks. The round went through a few walls in the apartment,…

Eventide in Fargo confirms 12 new COVID-19 cases

The facility now has 13 total cases

FARGO, N.D. — Eventide confirms 12 new cases of COVID-19 at the senior living facility. Eventide officials say 10 residents and two staff members at its Fargo location on 51st Street South tested positive. They say they began taking extra precautions to stop the spread last week, after a single case was reported. After the 12 new cases were confirmed,…