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One Year Serving the Country in Afghanistan; Soldiers are Welcomed Back to North Dakota

Governor Doug Burgum joined North Dakota National Guard Leaders in a ceremony to honor about 30 soldiers who returned from Afghanistan but also thank their families

FARGO, N.D. — After a yearlong mission in Afghanistan, members of the 191st Military Police Company we’re officially welcomed back home. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen spoke to some soldiers who say the support from their loved ones was their driving force to keep fighting. After a year of putting their lives on the line, these soldiers came home just in time…

MSUM Celebrates MLK Jr.’s 90th Birthday

they held a party to honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream

MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSUM is celebrating what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.’s 9oth birthday with none other than a party. Instead of birthday cake, this one is celebrating with songs from a local Haitian musician. NDSU students were also there to share Civil Rights era reflections and readings. MSUM’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion puts on the event every…

MSUM Students Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos By Getting Their Creative Juices Flowing

Students got to paint skulls and try 'dead bread'

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Nov. 2 marks the end of Dia de Los Muertos, a Mexican holiday honoring those who have passed. Students at MSUM had their own celebration. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion says having students do activities can be more meaningful that learning from a lecture. “I hope today they’re able to leave with a sense of community. I…

Pride Volunteers Getting Ready for Week Full of Pride Events in the Metro

The Pride Flags have been raised in downtown Fargo to celebrate the start of FM Pride Week and more volunteers are needed

FARGO, N.D. — The Pride Flags have been raised in downtown Fargo to celebrate the start of FM Pride Week and more volunteers are needed. Those with the Pride Collective say having volunteers is crucial in order to continue the success of the 18th Pride Week in the metro. The week is packed full of events including a parade, dance…

Essentia NICU Nurse Gets Surprise Celebration

Vicki Holtan has been a NICU nurse for 40 years

FARGO, N.D. — Vicki Holtan, who’s been a NICU nurse for 40 years, got quite the surprise from her family and co-workers. “We said we’re going to a Redhawks game, we’re at the lake… We said we’re going to take a day away from the lake and go to a Redhawks game, which is probably a little suspicious but she went…

Generations Come Together on Fourth of July to Learn About Freedom

Many different definitions of freedom converge and help people learn about each other

WEST FARGO, N.D. — For twenty years, James Kinlaw put his life on the line to protect his country while serving in the US Navy. Now living in Fargo, Kinlaw does not regret the sacrifices he made to protect the flag. “It’s an honor, it could be frightening depending on the circumstances, it could be very fulfilling, it’s something that…

Happy 50th Birthday Special Olympics! Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Celebrates with Athletes

With pride for their teams up in the air and big smiles on display, these athletes are absorbing the celebration

FARGO, N.D. — The Special Olympics have officially kicked off its State Summer Games with the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run. With pride for their teams up in the air and big smiles on display, these athletes are absorbing the celebration. “The law enforcement torch run, it’s a symbol of hope for the Special Olympics and I really truly believe…

Reconnecting Families and Making New Memories with Kids Who Were Once NICU Patients

Instead of reliving hard memories, the staff is making new ones by inviting the families of past little patients to celebrate their NICU gradations

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a day no parent will ever forget; the day their child was brought into the world. But for some parents, that day was filled with unknowns as their babies were taken into the NICU. Some families are now looking back on those experiences with their healthy, smiling children. For many parents who experienced having a child…

New Artist Collective Gallery, “Dakota Fine Art”, Opens in Downtown Fargo

Nine regional artists have joined forces to bring more art into downtown

FARGO, N.D. — A new Artist Collective Gallery has opened up in downtown Fargo called “Dakota Fine Art”. Nine regional artists have joined forces to bring more art into downtown. From paintings to photographs and even glass blowing, there are pieces for everyone to enjoy. Gallery officials want to cater to everyone’s interest and they have unique opportunities for you…

Groundbreaking for New West Fargo Elementary School

The school does not yet have a name and you can vote for your choice until the end of the month

FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo School District broke ground and is celebrating the building of a new elementary school in Fargo. The Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead Chamber of Commerce joined the school leaders for the ceremony in the Deer Creek neighborhood. Second graders from Osgood Elementary joined in and sang a song for those who attended. This is Superintendent David…