AFGHANISTAN

Hoeven concerned with Biden’s removal of troops from Afghanistan

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota Senator John Hoeven says he believes the Biden administration’s handling of pulling troops out of Afghanistan has been poor. Hoeven, Senator Kevin Cramer and 14 other Republican senators have sent a letter to the administration saying they need to get Americans and Afghans who have helped America get out of Taliban controlled territory. Hoeven…

Local siblings seek help in getting their family out of Afghanistan

"When I hear their voice I don't even want to hang up the phone because every time I feel like what if this is the last time."

UPDATE: North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum’s office tells KVRR the governor has reached out to the State Department and North Dakota Senator John Hoeven’s Office on their behalf. KABUL, Afghanistan (KVRR) — Thursday marks Afghan Independence Day, but as the Taliban continues to take over the country, those once celebrating their independence are now fleeing for their lives. Three Afghanistan…

No plans to resettle Afghans in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. – State officials say there are no current plans to bring any of the people fleeing the violence in Afghanistan to North Dakota. The North Dakota Department of Human Services says there is no resettlement plan and that the process is actually quite extensive. The state’s refugee coordinator says the people being transported to the U.S. are classified…

WATCH: President Biden to addresses the nation about Afghanistan

KVRR will carry the President's address on our website and on our Facebook page.

  WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) – President Joe Biden is returning to the White House Monday to address the nation on the U.S. evacuation from Afghanistan. This, as the planned withdrawal of American forces turned deadly at Kabul’s airport Monday as thousands tried to flee Afghanistan a day after the Taliban’s takeover of the country. The White House says Biden will…

Biden to remove U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September 11

U.S. Army soldiers in AfghanistanWASHINGTON – President Joe Biden says he will withdraw the remaining U.S. troops from Afghanistan and end America’s longest war by Sept.11. Biden said that the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which were coordinated from Afghanistan, cannot justify American forces still being there 20 years after the deadliest terror assault on the United States. NATO’s chief said the…

Former combat medic receives free vehicle, “It doesn’t feel real”

Guzman and her family received a 2018 Dodge Journey

GRAND FORKS, N.D.- A Crookston veteran receives a car as a way to relieve some financial stress. U.S National Guard Staff Sergeant Crystal Guzman initially enlisted in the military in 1996 for the educational benefits. After the attack on America, Guzman soon realized she was there for a bigger purpose. “9/11 happened and I got serious about what I was…

Fargo Native To Begin Streaming Network For “Good” In Support of Frontline Workers

CALLS FOR NATIONAL SPIRIT OF GIVING AND COOPERATION FOR OUR ESSENTIAL WORKERS

Fargo native and self-quarantined Afghanistan War Veteran Mark Lindquist has a new mission. The entertainer is supporting the next round of post traumatic stress suffering people: healthcare, emergency and funeral workers. Starting Tuesday, he is offering a 10 hour a day, seven day a week streaming network for good, called Positivity Lives Here. It’s from 9 to 3 and 7…

Three Soldiers Return Home after Ten Month Stint in Afghanistan

The unit's commander met his newborn daughter for the first time upon his arrival

FARGO, N.D. — Three soldiers are back home with their families after spending ten months in Afghanistan. The three are members of the North Dakota Army National Guard’s 191st Military Police Company. The soldiers provided protective service detail while assigned to assist North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces in Afghanistan. While all the soldiers reunited with their families, the day was…