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Honoring Our Nation’s Veterans In A Musical Way

The Full Battle Rattle Brass Quintet and the Flatland Dixieland Band of the 188th Army Band performed a one hour concert to the public

FARGO, ND — The Fargo Public Library is honoring veterans and Veterans Day with a concert. The Full Battle Rattle Brass Quintet and the Flatland Dixieland Band of the 188th Army Band performed a one hour concert to the public. They played some all–time American favorites in honor of those who have served. People of all ages were invited to…

National and Local Advocates of Planned Parenthood Host Progress on the Prairie Event

Defunding programs and removing access could change the future of millions

FARGO, ND — Advocates of Planned Parenthood gathered downtown to show their support for the organization at their annual Progress on the Prairie event. Former Senator Olympia Snowe says possible changes to Planned Parenthood from the new administration could affect thousands. “‘Where will I get my birth control if you’re not here? What happens if you close your doors?’” asked…

Deployment of National Guard Members Put on Hold with Hurricane Maria Moving in

The storm is now on track to pass northeast of the eastern tip of the country early Thursday

  NATIONAL — The deployment of more than 100 members of the New York Army National Guard and state police to the U.S. Virgin Islands to help with hurricane recovery efforts is on hold because of another storm. People in the Dominican Republic are being told to prepare for Hurricane Maria. The storm is now on track to pass northeast…

75 Immigrants Reach Milestone, Become New Americans at MSUM Ceremony

It's a day Zsofia Barandi has waited for more than four years

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Each year, about 700,000 people become naturalized in the United States. Becoming a New American is a very important milestone in an immigrant’s life. It’s a day Zsofia Barandi has waited for more than four years. “It’s an emotional day,” Barandi said. She said it is the start of a new beginning. “I’m very excited and I’m…

Local First Responders Training for Community Wide Disasters

Responders got the call, secured the area, and notified the people affected by the "pretend" gas leak

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Although you never know when an emergency will strike, you can never be too prepared. Clay County Emergency First Responders and community partners simulated a mock gas leak in the Moorhead Country Club area as part of a first responder preparedness exercise. Responders got the call, secured the area, and notified the people affected by the “pretend”…

Despite Brain Cancer Diagnosis, Sen. McCain Showing No Signs of Slowing Down

McCain's office says he will maintain a regular work schedule while continuing his treatment

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — It seems Senator John McCain is not letting brain cancer slow down his work in the government and for the country. McCain’s office says he will maintain a regular work schedule while continuing his treatment. He was diagnosed with brain cancer in July after having surgery for a blood clot. McCain, who is 81-years-old has undergone…

Country Star Jo Dee Messina Announces She’s Battling Cancer

Jo Dee Messina, whose hits include "I'm Alright" and "Bye Bye", has posted on her website that she is battling cancer.

NATIONAL — A country singer who has made many stops in our area has announced that she is battling cancer. Jo Dee Messina, whose hits include “I’m Alright” and “Bye Bye”, has posted on her website that she is battling cancer. She didn’t specify the kind of cancer but says she is “working closely with a team to explore all…

President Trump’s Visit to North Dakota: Protesters, Supporters and a lot of North Dakota Love

Every high-ranking North Dakota politician was in attendance including our Democratic U.S. Senator

MANDAN, ND — In his first visit to North Dakota as president, Donald Trump gave his speech on tax reform in front of a crowd of 700 invited guests in Mandan. The backdrop was the Andeavor Corporation Oil Refinery, formerly Tesoro. Every high-ranking North Dakota politician was in attendance including our Democratic U.S. Senator. An audience of North Dakotans from…

President Trump Visits Mandan for Speech on Tax Reform

He claims he will heavily simplify the tax code, saying 95 percent of Americans will be able to file returns on a single page

MANDAN, ND — President Donald Trump gave a speech to a crowd of hundreds in Mandan about his proposed tax reform. It was his first time being in the state since his inauguration. During Donald Trump’s first visit to North Dakota as president, he praised the state, saying it is a role model for the economy he wishes to see…

WE Fest Opens with Longest Bar in Minnesota, New Acts in Lineup

Hold your horses...the lineup isn't the only thing that's fresh. KVRR'S JASON CERJACK ALSO CONTRIBUTED TO THIS REPORT

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — It’s the biggest country and camping music festival in the U.S. and it’s kicking off its 35th year in Detroit Lakes this weekend. Cowboy boots are on and drinks are filled up as more than 150,000 people showed up at WE Fest 2017. Big name acts like Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum and Zac Brown Band will…