Army

First Time Marcher Joins Community In Demanding Justice For Vanessa Guillen

She says Vanessa's story inspired her to take to the streets

FARGO-MOORHEAD – “How can this be happening to our soldiers?” That’s the question Martha Castañon asked herself after learning about Vanessa Guillen’s story and the thousand of others that came soon after on social media. “It doesn’t matter if you’re white, Black, Brown, Asian, Native American. These are our soldiers that are going into the service and they should be…

West Fargo VFW Hosts Super Bowl Party

Fans cheered on the Chiefs and 49ers in Super Bowl 54

WEST FARGO, N.D. — People packed into West Fargo’s VFW to watch the biggest Sunday night in sports television. Eric Jorgenson, who helps keep the place running on such a busy night, says it takes a lot of work. “So as you can see a brand new building, doesn’t look like your average VFW, we changed our liquor license back…

Veterans Organization Makes A Change On NDSU Campus

The organization has 35 members and is looking for other veterans and active duty to join.

FARGO, N.D.- Over 200 student-led organizations gathered at the Great Plains Ballroom to showcase what they’re all about. “They’re so many ways to get involved. It’s a great way to make friends, make connections, and finding added purpose and learn outside of the classroom. Because that’s why we’re all here,” says Lucas Simmer, Executive Commissioner, Student Organizations. One student-led organization…

Fargo AMVETS New Years Day Celebration

It's an annual event for the Post 7 building

FARGO, N.D. — The sound of music, the smell of good food and the sight of smiles of people dancing and laughing over jokes. It’s the annual Fargo American Veterans New Years Day Celebration, at the AMVETS Post 7 building. For Veterans like Steve Leedahl who served in the Army in Vietnam for a year says it’s important to help…

Local Leaders Talk Latest Flood Diversion Efforts

"You're talking a quarter of a million people all the way from farming to high tech and everything in between, homeowners everybody has a stake in this, it's about protecting everyone."

FARGO N.D. — North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, Senator John Hoeven, and the F–M Diversion Board of Authority converged into the Fargo City Hall to update both the public and the Assistant U.S Secretary of the Army on the latest progress of the project. “The key we are working on today is to make sure that money comes in on…

Salvation Army Continues to Support Family Who Moved from Texas to Fargo

Kids and their parents are lining up outside of Josef's to check in with the Salvation Army to get a free clean cut to start off the year

FARGO, N.D. — Getting your kids ready for school can get expensive and for many families in the metro, they can’t afford all the preparations. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us why one woman is grateful for a partnership that’s provided free haircuts to her four children. “You never know what could happen from one day to another. We lost our…

Korean War Veteran To Go On First Honor Flight

Andy Anderson was in the Air Force and in the Army

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Andy Anderson was trying to avoid dating a girl his friend wanted him to start seeing so on the day he turned 17, he decided to fix that. “I joined the Air Force. That ended that,” Anderson said. The decision Anderson made may have gotten him out of a sticky situation but it was only the…

The Polls Are In! Who Won the Salvation Army Fundraising Challenge?

During the Red Kettle Campaign, the groups collectively raised nearly 34,000 dollars

FARGO, ND — Off duty law enforcement, realtors and off–duty firefighters have been competing to raise the most money for the Salvation Army and the polls are in! Over the last three days the groups rang bells for hundreds of hours and the realtors came in first place. During the Red Kettle Campaign, the groups collectively raised nearly 75,000 dollars….

Local U.S. Army Soldiers Return Home from Overseas

Even from the other side of the world, Nelson was able to see Nolan's first steps

FARGO, ND — Fargo is welcoming home Matt Nelson, a soldier in the U.S. Army. Nelson spent the last 10 months overseas in Afghanistan and although this was his third deployment, he says this one was the most difficult because he was leaving behind his six month old son, Nolan. Nelson says he’s especially thankful for technology, such as Facetime…