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Girl Scouts Earning Badges at Cookie University; Kappa Delta Sorority Leads the Way

While many are focusing on the flavors inside each box, the Kappa Delta Sorority at NDSU is helping the girls selling the treats

FARGO, N.D. — It’s girl scout cookie season and that means each young entrepreneur is taking steps to earn her next badge. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us how one NDSU sorority is helping these scouts graduate from Cookie University. Girl Scout Cookie season has arrived and while many are focusing on the flavors inside each box, the Kappa Delta Sorority…

Metro Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Veteran’s Day, Remembers All Who Have Served

Bells rang at 11:00 a.m. in churches across the country to repeat history from Nov. 11, 1918

FARGO, N.D. — On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the bells toll to mark 100 years since the end of World War I. “We are where we are today, free, because of what they did. And even though their war wasn’t the end of all wars like they declared, they paved the way for…

How Supreme Court Decision is Affecting Voter Rights for Native Americans Living on Reservations

After moving through the Supreme Court, all people living in the state must have a street address on their ID, but many living on Native American reservations have a P.O. box

FARGO, N.D. — The Supreme Court decides not to overturn a law in North Dakota requiring people to show a current street address on their ID in order to vote. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us how many Native Americans feel their rights as citizens have been violated because of this decision. “When you talk about the freedoms of everybody, I…

Locals Blend Cultures on Fourth of July

They mix ethnic foods with American cuisine

FARGO, N.D. —┬áThe Fourth of July is all about being patriotic, and some locals are blending their own cultures with American traditions. Some international grocery stores are open for part of the day, but owners say they’re closing early so they can celebrate America’s independence. One store owner says she’ll have a cookout with her employees, but she’ll be adding…

Reflecting On Times of War: Honor Flight Helps Veterans Find Peace

Their trip to D.C. also helped them to create some new memories that'll last a lifetime

WASHINGTON, D.C. —┬áThe wars may be over, but the memories live on for the veterans who fought in them. You could see it in more than 80 of them who went on this year’s honor flight to D.C. Joe Jimenez was just 20 years old when he enlisted as an Army clerk serving in Vietnam. Little did he know he…

You Can Hear “A Horse With No Name” Live In Fargo

America Set To Perform In May At Fargo Theatre

FARGO, N.D. — You can celebrate “America” during Fargo Marathon weekend. America was founded in London in the 1960’s and quickly achieved success with a string of hits including “A Horse With No Name”, “I Need You” and “Sister Golden Hair”. Forty plus years later and these friends are still making music and touring the world. You can catch them…

Senator Heitkamp Says GOP Tax Reform Bill Hurts Middle Income Families

They all say the tax reform wouldn't benefit them in the long run

FARGO, ND — Senator Heidi Heitkamp says the Republican tax reform bill will raise costs for most middle income families in the long-term. She spoke in Fargo alongside a local tax attorney, small business owner, senior citizen, farmer and the president of the North Dakota Building and Construction Trades Council. They all say the tax reform wouldn’t benefit them in…

Gov. Burgum Declares Saturday “Miss America Cara Mund Day”

The North Dakota royalty was immortalized with her own statewide holiday

NORTH DAKOTA — Governor Burgum has proclaimed Saturday, November 4th as Miss America Cara Mund Day in North Dakota. The governor said the day is meant to go along with homecoming ceremonies as the Bismarck native returns home. Mund is a 2012 graduate of Bismarck Century High and has raised nearly $80,000 for North Dakota’s Make-A-Wish program. She is the…

The Only Wild Grape Vineyard in the Country is Right Here in North Dakota

This is the only wild grape vineyard in America...and it's right here in North Dakota

KINDRED, ND — It is harvest season in North Dakota and there are tons of corn and soybeans ready to eat. But those are not the only crops that are ripe for the picking. “Get a clippers in their hand, it’s really simple,” said Jason Kesselring, who is the vineyard manager. “You know, you just go one plant, in the…

Green Card Youth Voices: Local Fargo South Teens Share Their Immigration Stories

Thirty-one Fargo South students got to share their stories about coming to America and the dreams they hope to achieve in this country

FARGO, ND — It’s the stories we share that help us connect with one another and understand the world. Dozens of current Fargo South students and graduates wrote down their immigration stories in a book and shared them at NDSU. Moving from Egypt to the United States was no walk in the park for NDSU freshman Muhend Abakar, especially when…