Author: Raya Quttaineh

It’s Now Illegal To Hold A Phone While Driving in MN

The State is the 19th One to Implement This Law

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota drivers are no longer able to use their phones behind the wheel, unless it’s through voice command or single touch. “I don’t know if the rule would be followed as much as I hope it would be because, you know, they can’t pull over everyone,” said Koby Kooren of Moorhead. It looks like they might…

Church Hosts Back-to-School Garage Sale For Teachers

They're Selling Everything from Pencils to Locker Sets

FARGO, N.D. — Back to school supply shopping usually includes markers, pencils and backpacks. But teachers need a little more than that. Now they have somewhere to go without breaking the bank. Atonement Lutheran Church is hosting a garage sale with office supplies, toys and classroom furniture. Prices range from 25 cents for smaller supplies like crayons to 150 dollars…

Farmers Gather at Red River Valley Fairgrounds for Auction

About 300 Sellers and 750 Bidders Made Their Way to the Auction

WEST FARGO, N.D. —  If you’ve been in the market for new farming equipment, you’re in luck. AgIron is back in town. “We have three a year and July, this is our biggest one,” said Steffers West Fargo Manager Corina Carroll. As one of the largest consignment auctions in North Dakota, the event gathers sellers, bidders and even just spectators….

Minnesota’s Hands-Free Law Goes Into Effect Thursday

The Fine for Breaking the Law Will be a Minimum of $50

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s law to curb distracted driving goes into effect in just a few short hours. The entire state goes hands–free on Thursday, meaning drivers will no longer be able to hold their cell phones or GPS devices in hand at any point. You can still use your phone while driving, but only by voice commands. Minnesota…

Sanford Makes History with First Robotic-Assisted Spinal Surgery in North Dakota

The new technology is much less invasive

FARGO, N.D. — Nine years ago, Darrel Raftevold got a spinal fusion surgery. The operation was successful, “But the only problem was they had to cut into the muscles. And I had a hard time, well, there was pain, let’s put it that way,” said Raftevold. Fast forward a few years, and Darrel’s back pain persisted. He could hardly sit,…

Sandy’s Donuts Pairs with PATH to Support Local Families and Kids

The Donut Shop is Donating 10 percent of its Proceeds from the Day to the Charity

FARGO, N.D. — It’s okay to let yourself indulge in a sweet treat for once. After all, it’s for charity. Sandy’s Donuts is pairing with PATH to support local families. Both of its locations in West Fargo and Fargo are donating 10 percent of their proceeds from the day to the charity. PATH focuses on individualized support for children, crisis…

Live United Invites Community Members to Dance for a Good Cause

Gyms From Across the Area Joined Forces to Host a Dance Night

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargodome parking lot is a little more crowded than usual, but it’s not filled with cars; it’s filled with dancers. Anytime Fitness, Courts Plus, Family Wellness and the YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties are pairing with Live United to host a night of dancing alongside local Zumba instructors. The participants’ ticket into the class is…

New Minnesota Law Bans Vaping in Most Indoor Public Places

The Law Goes Into Effect This Thursday

MINNESOTA – The Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act protects the public from the health hazards of secondhand smoke. A new law prohibits using e–cigarettes and vaping devices in most indoor spaces. The law is an extension of the Freedom to Breathe Act, which forbids the smoking of traditional cigarettes in restaurants, offices, schools and nearly all indoor spaces. The Act…

Local Woman Hosts Fundraiser for Boy Fighting Cancer

Grantley Johnson is battling Leukemia for the second time

FARGO, N.D. — Just days before his seventh birthday, Grantley Johnson learned that his cancer had returned. His story has reached many but resonated strongly with Mara Dokukin.  Being a type I diabetic herself, Mara says she spent a lot of time in and out of the hospital as a child.  She says she knows how lonely it can feel…

Horse Racing Season at North Dakota Horse Park Comes to An End

Ladies were encouraged to bring out derby hats for free admission and a chance to win prizes

FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Horse Park is closing its doors as the final races come to an end. “I mean, it’s bittersweet. It’s been a long couple months getting things ready to come up to four days of racing,” said North Dakota Horse Park president Mike Schmitz. The final day is all about the ladies and their hats….