Community members march at the intersection of Broadway Dr. and Second Avenue in Downtown Fargo. Photo submitted by Morgan Schleif.

Fargo: Concordia Students take part in Women’s March on Washington

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    Refugees face long, grueling process

    In February 2014, Faris Alghanimi left his job in Bagdad, escaping the danger of the Taliban to face a new challenge: The U.S. immigration system. Alghanimi was born in Iraq […]

  • Women helping each other to study for the citizenship tests at the WE center. Photo by Paige Olson.

    Community partnerships help refugees adjust and succeed

    Every refugee who resettles in Fargo-Moorhead makes the same first stop on their journey to become a part of the community:  Lutheran Social Services. But that’s not where it ends. […]

  • Hamida Dakune and Hukun  Abdullahi at their office in Moorhead. Photo by Marit Johnson.

    Local non-profit tries to change conversation

    “We all want community, Chris. Stop spreading hatred,” Hunkun Abdullahi said. On Dec. 4, 2015, Chris Berg, host of KVLY’s “Point of View” had an intense discussion with two guests. […]

  • A complicated issue

    A complicated issue

    Identifying angst about refugee resettlement Walking into LSS these days isn’t as simple as stepping into the lobby, strolling down the hall and knocking on doors. Resembling the visitation process […]

  • A bulletin board demonstrates a handful of students that have graduated from the Skills Development Project. Photo by Aubrie Odegaard.

    Job training creates stronger workforce

    The website of Cardinal Glass Industries states their mission is to provide the highest quality glass products for residential windows. With over 6,000 employees nationwide, they are able to create […]

  • Hasta Basnet at Lutheran Social Services in Fargo. Photo by Abrie Odegaard.

    Building Trusting Relationships

    LSS helps refugees secure jobs Kawa Hawari goes to work every day and meets with people from all over the world. He listens to these peoples’ stories about their families, […]

  • Islamic Society builds community in mosque and Fargo-Moorhead

    Islamic Society builds community in mosque and Fargo-Moorhead

    At one o’clock on Friday afternoons, the room begins to fill with bodies –­­ a kaleidoscope of colors. Turquoise, magenta, cerulean and violet peppered with the occasional leopard spot or […]

  • Refugee entrepreneurs get boost from City of Fargo grant

    Refugee entrepreneurs get boost from City of Fargo grant

    Every day, New Americans in the Fargo-Moorhead area go to work. Some go to work at a job that barely pays the bills. Others go to work in a specialized […]

  • March 15 through 19, Fargo Theatre is hosting the Fargo Film Festival. Filled with seven film categories, luncheons and workshops, the festival promises an entertaining week. Photo by Maddie Malat.

    Fargo film festival debuts on the theatre’s 90th birthday

    It has come to be that time where Fargo Theatre will attract flocks of moviegoers and an endless variety of directors and actors who have submitted their films to the […]