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National Guard Unit Welcomed Home In Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) — A big welcome home ceremony in Grand Forks for the North Dakota Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery Regiment. They were greeted by family, friends and North Dakota leaders including Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Gov. Doug Burgum along with Major General Alan Dohrman, Adjutant General of the North Dakota…

Senator Franken Introduces New Legislation to Help Rural Communities in Minnesota

Franken said that every day the nation's farmers have our backs and he believes we need to have theirs as well.

MINNESOTA — A new package of legislation has been introduced by Senator Al Franken that supports farmers, producers and rural businesses in Minnesota. This proposed change would help them deploy more renewable energy projects and cut energy costs. Sen. Franken said that every day the nation’s farmers have our backs and he believes we need to have theirs as well….

F-M Area Prepares to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

Twenty-two people have already been deployed to Houston

FARGO, ND — At least 23 people have died in Hurricane Harvey which has just been downgraded to a tropical depression. The Red Cross Dakotas Region is offering training to those that want to step up and help in the Gulf Coast. The American Red Cross website crashed Tuesday, after receiving too many volunteer applications to help Hurricane Harvey’s victims….

Farm Rescue’s “Hay Convoy” Deploys to Help North Dakota Producers

Several local businesses and truck drivers volunteered time and resources

ROTHSAY, Minn. — A team of volunteers left Rothsay this morning to help drought stricken farmers in North Dakota. “There is hope and somebody does care about them,” said Nic Hendrickx with Farm Rescue. Farm Rescue rounded up more than 16 trucks for their hay convoy with the help of volunteers. Several local businesses and truck drivers are letting the…

Minot Air Force Base Airmen Deploy to the Middle East

They departed last week in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the effort to combat Islamic State militants

  MINOT, N.D. — More than 400 airmen from the 5th Bomb Wing in Minot have deployed to the Middle East. They departed last week in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the effort to combat Islamic State militants. The Air Base’s 23rd Bomb Squadron will lead the bomb wing, flying combat operations out of the Middle East. It is the…

Families and Veterans Send Off 188th Air Defense Artillery

Thousands send off more than 200 army men and women before deployment to Washington D.C.

FARGO, N.D. — Thousands of friends, family members and veterans gathered to send off more than 200 men and women being deployed. The 188th Air Defense Artillery Regiment will leave on Saturday¬†to help protect the nation’s capital for a year. They¬†will leave behind their families to serve Washington D.C. “In a lot of ways, it’s tougher on the families than…

Minot Air Force Base Bombers Prep for Combat; Will Deploy to the Middle East

Last year, the Air Force announced it would be sending B-52's into the battle against the Islamic State group

  MINOT, N.D. — B-52 bombers from Minot Air Force Base will deploy to the Middle East for combat operations for the first time in 12 years. Minot’s bombers are replacing Barksdale, Louisiana bombers. Last year, the Air Force announced it would be sending B-52’s into the battle against the Islamic State group. According to Air Force information, the Barksdale…

ND National Guard Soldiers Head to Afghanistan

Gov. Doug Burgum says the dedicated soldiers are a source of pride to our nation

About 60 North Dakota Army National Guard soldiers have departed for a yearlong mission in Afghanistan. A sendoff ceremony was held at the Raymond Bohn Armory in Bismarck on Sunday. The soldiers serve with the 136th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion based in Devils Lake. They are deploying with soldiers from 28 communities across North Dakota, Minnesota and Kentucky. North Dakota…