Author: Raya Quttaineh

Learn to Become a Ninja at New Fargo Business

FOUR STAR NINJA ACADEMY TRAINS PEOPLE TO UNLEASH THEIR INNER NINJA

FARGO, N.D. — Four Star Ninja Academy is officially open, but the mission of this gym isn’t like many others in Fargo. “We started designing this to bring a new way to do fitness without them thinking they’re doing a workout,” said co-owner Dustin Hjelmstad. The idea came from the co–owners’ own struggles with working out, as well as their…

Scheels to Host 16th Annual Hunting Expo

THE EVENT WILL FEATURE FAN FAVORITES AS WELL AS NEW VENDORS

FARGO, N.D. — Scheels has been preparing for its 16th annual Hunting Expo for nearly a year, and it’s finally right around the corner. This year’s event includes classics like the dog-jumping competition, as well as some new businesses, including waterfall, archery and barbecue vendors. The expo will have a “mini food court” feel. Barbecue vendors are the main focus,…

Four Local Heroes Awarded with Citizens Lifesaving Award

THEY HELPED SAVE A MAN'S LIFE AFTER HE HAD A HEART ATTACK WHILE GOLFING

Moorhead, Minn. — A mixture of CPR, courage and adrenaline led four local heroes to receive the Citizens Lifesaving Award from F-M Ambulance. On June 15, Michael Bakken was golfing with his next-door neighbors when suddenly, he collapsed. He said he, “Never, never expected cardiac arrest.” What his neighbors/golf partners and two other heroes did in that moment saved his…

Moorhead Police Officers Put Their Bikes to Work

BEING ON TWO WHEELS HELPS THEM SEE AND HEAR THINGS THEY MIGHT NOT OTHERWISE

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A husband and wife team shares more than just a last name. Ofc. Nick and Ofc. Katie Schultz also share a place on the Moorhead Police Bike Patrol squad during the summer. “So we’ll usually bike during the day around five, six hours, most of the day. And then in the evening hours, our night time hours,…

Graffiti Artist Creates ‘Unity’ Mural for Fargo Police

The department is trying to build positive relationships between officers and young people

FARGO, N.D. — A new mural is covering the wall of the Fargo Police Substation on 25th Street South, but its main purpose isn’t just to look good. “I think it’s gonna speak to young people especially. The way our artist Alex Lopez is creating it and expressing it, the words on they are reflecting what we’re trying to do….

Kids Learn Wonders of Baking at Cupcake Camp

THE TWO-DAY CLASS TEACHES THEM HOW TO MAKE CUPCAKES FROM BEGINNING TO END

FARGO, N.D. – If your kid loves baking, your kitchen probably ends up covered in flour and sugar more often than you’d like. A two–day summer camp is teaching youngsters how to make their own cupcakes in a commercial kitchen, leaving the mess outside of the house. Kids learn to make everything from scratch, including the batter and frosting. The…

Fargo Police Officer, Hometown Hero Honored With Thunderbirds Flight

POLICE OFFICER MATT NIEMEYER IS NAMED HOMETOWN HERO

FARGO, N.D. — Officer Matt Niemeyer didn’t get into police work for the awards. But going above and beyond his call of duty lands him the Hometown Hero award and a ride in the Air Force Thunderbirds’ F–16. “I never would’ve thought something like this would come from that. I think everybody gets into the job because they want to…

Downtown Fargo Street Fair Begins

THIS YEAR'S FAIR IS BRINGING NEW ACTIVITIES, VENDORS AND MUSIC

  FARGO, N.D. — When you hear of the Downtown Fargo Street Fair, you probably think of crafts, art and, of course, food. This year’s street fair is bringing fresh vendors, activities and music to the streets of downtown. A scavenger hunt, stage for local and outside artists to perform on and petting zoo are just part of the fun….

Free Slides and Swimming Make For A Splashy Afternoon

The Moorhead Municipal Pool Hosted Its Annual 'Summer Splash' Event

MOORHEAD, MN. — Moorhead Municipal Pool hosted its annual Summer Splash with games, bouncy slides and free swimming. Booths outside of the pool were set up by Essentia Health and Sanford Safe Kids. The event also included free Pepsi products. The event was cancelled last year because of bad weather. Although attendance was a little lower than previous years, the…

Volunteers Create Books for Visually Impaired Students

THE TACTILE BOOKS TEACH THEM BASIC CONCEPTS LIKE READING AND COUNTING

FARGO, N.D.  — Kids who can’t see don’t learn the same way students with vision do. In order to grasp concepts like reading and counting, they need to feel sensory objects, some of which others would simply throw away. “A lot of them came from the vision teachers because we collect a lot of what other people would say junk,…