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Michigan Man Bikes Across Country in Hopes of Stopping Gun Violence

He created a nationwide hotline for people to call if they're planning violence

FARGO, N.D. — A Michigan man is biking across the country in hopes of stopping people from committing gun violence. Scott Hite stopped in Fargo to talk about www.waitone.org. It’s a nationwide hotline designed for people to call if they’re planning violence. He says he was inspired after learning the Aurora movie theater shooter in Colorado had called a mental…

Campers From Across the Country Gear Up for WE Fest 2019

The festival kicks off tomorrow

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Country fans have their cowboy hats out and are gathering in Detroit Lakes for WE Fest. Bruce Sostak of Plano, Texas has been coming to WE Fest for years. It all started when he heard about it from a friend. “She said she was coming to WE Fest, I asked, ‘what’s WE Fest?’ and she told…

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…

Red River Valley Fair Announces Country Acts

All grandstand entertainment is free with paid gate admission.

West Fargo, N.D. (KFGO/RRVF) – The Red River Valley Fair has announced their country entertainers for 2019. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will take the stage on Tuesday, July 9th. Josh Turner will perform on Thursday, July 11th and Kip Moore will be on Saturday, July 13th. All grandstand entertainment is free with paid gate admission. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band…

Former Fargo Talent Sings National Anthem Before Panthers Steelers Game

Nationally recognized motivational speaker and veteran

PITTSBURGH — Another big moment in the career of a former Fargo man who is a singer, actor, nationally recognized motivational speaker and veteran. Mark Lindquist sang the National Anthem before the Panthers and Steelers game in Pittsburg. Lindquist posted on Facebook that he sang the anthem at Heinz Field for the NFL’s Salute to Service game. He also thanked…

How Local Businesses are Giving Back to Heroes on Freedom Day USA

The day is being marked with the slogan "Day of Free, For a Lifetime of Freedom"

FARGO, N.D. — Freedom Day USA is giving nationwide businesses a reason to say thank you to those who put their lives on the line to protect this country. Cornerstone Dental in Fargo is one of the thousands of businesses that are providing free services for members of the military and veterans. The day is being marked with the slogan…

Vietnam Veterans and Local Law Enforcement Honor the Thousands of Lives Lost in 9/11

Many gathered on Veterans memorial bridge to speak about the 2,996 people killed on September 11th of 2001

FARGO, N.D. — Vietnam Veterans are honoring those lives lost at an annual 9/11 memorial service. Many gathered on Veterans memorial bridge to speak about the 2,996 people killed on September 11th of 2001. That includes hundreds of heroes that ran into the chaos to save lives but never made it out. Those who came out to the memorial expressed…

Women on Wheels Say Their Group is More Than Just a Monday Night Ride

Women on Wheels are going off the beaten path and riding in the dirt throughout the metro

FARGO, N.D. — Women on Wheels are going off the beaten path and riding in the dirt throughout the metro. This empowering group of women meets every Monday to ride new trails in the community. They have also found a family within the group, giving them the push they need to take part in other rides around the country. Two…

Remembering Christopher Bacon: U.S. Army Specialist U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Officer

A family man, the guy who always wanted to take people under his wing

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — After a fatal car crash on June 7th, U.S. Army Specialist U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Officer, Christopher Bacon lost his life. Family, friends and community members are honoring Bacon at a ceremony at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. I spoke to dozens who came out to honor Chris and support his family and although…

Veteran Honors Memorial Day with Other Members of CrossFit Ice House by Completing Honor Work Out

Michael Murphy was kind of the epitome of an American Hero someone who sacrificed his own life to save his team and his crew

FARGO, N.D. — Whether you are attending a ceremony or spending the weekend at the lake, most people are celebrating Memorial Day in their own way. CrossFit Ice House is not only doing what they do best, but honoring those fallen soldiers through a work out. “This was his workout of choice. He used to call it body armor and…