CHINESE

STARTALK Chinese Summer Program Ends With Closing Performance

Four dozen students took part in the three week program

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Mandarin Chinese is the most spoken language in the world. Four dozen students got to dive into the culture through the STARTALK Chinese Summer Program. Third to eighth graders showed off what they learned at a closing performance. There was everything from a ribbon dance to a skit about travel plans to children’s songs. Native Chinese teachers came…

Wounded War Veteran From Hawley, Minnesota Prepares For Honor Flight

Curtis Johnson Was Wounded During The War In Korea In 1952

HAWLEY, Minn. — On Sunday, another group of our local war heroes will board a plane for our nation’s capital. Veterans from World War Two, Korea and Vietnam are taking the Honor Flight to see the memorials in their honor. KVRR anchor TJ Nelson and chief photographer John Hanson are going on the trip. They had the privilege of meeting just…

Students Showcase Chinese Language and Culture

They were part of a 3-week immersive Star Talk program

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Dozens of elementary and middle school students wrapped up a summer of immersing themselves in Chinese language and culture. Students put on a performance to celebrate the end of the three–week Star Talk program. There were plenty of things for everyone’s friends and families to enjoy, including dances, songs, and traditional food. Students also showed off their Chinese–speaking…

Chinese Nationals Indicted Over Narcotics Flowing Through North Dakota

Authorities say the men controlled one of the most prolific international drug-trafficking organizations

NORTH DAKOTA — A pair of Chinese nationals has been indicted for manufacturing tons of fentanyl and other powerful narcotics that were peddled in the United States and flowed, in part, through North Dakota. One of the two, 38-year-old Jian Zhang, was indicted in North Dakota, along with eight others accused in the conspiracy. North Dakota U.S. Attorney Christopher Myers…

Minnesota Attorney: Prostitution Ring the “Uber of Sex Trafficking”

The women were often robbed, beaten, raped and worked up to 14 hours a day

  WASHINGTON COUNTY, Minn. — A Washington County, Minnesota attorney calls it “the Uber of sex trafficking”. Four Chinese nationals have been charged with a prostitution ring that stretched from the Twin Cities into Fargo-Moorhead, the oil patch and included a total of 29 states. Ads were placed allowing men to text and set up sex with women trafficked from…