FARGO VA

Cramer & Hoeven Welcome Veterans Affairs Secretary to Fargo

Sec. Robert Wilkie toured the Fargo VA and the private practice healing with hyperbarics

FARGO, N.D. — Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer took Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie on a tour of a facility in Fargo that is changing the way veterans are treated for PTSD and brain injuries. On August 13, 2005, Tyler Einarson was serving his country in Afghanistan, keeping watch while the rest of his team was cleaning up. “I…

Hoeven Announces New Program To Help Veterans

FARGO, N.D. — Veterans from all branches packed into the West Fargo VFW to voice their opinion on healthcare and the Fargo VA while sharing experiences, and there was a lot of expectations from the talks. “As a community veteran, it’s important that we keep on the VA doing, the senators and legislative representative out looking making their following through…

Veterans Get Free Legal Advice at Fargo VA

FARGO, N.D. – A law firm, the Minnesota Assistance Counsel for Veterans and the Fargo V.A. hold a day-long legal advice clinic for veterans. Direct representation services were free for low-income veterans. However, any veteran or active service member was able to get pro-bono legal advice. Attorneys answered questions and helped with legal forms for wills, child support issues, housing…

9th Annual VA2K Walk & Roll is Raising Awareness About Veteran Homelessness

Vets and the public participated in the two kilometer walk or wheelchair roll starting at the VA

FARGO, N.D.– The Fargo VA hosts its ninth annual VA2K Walk and Roll to support homeless veterans and an active lifestyle. Vets and the public participated in the two kilometer walk or wheelchair roll starting at the VA. Donations like nonperishable food and bottled water are accepted to help homeless veterans. Eleven years ago, it was estimated there were five…

Fargo VFW Gets Ready for Saturday’s Derby for the Vets

The seventh annual pinewood car derby supports the Fargo VA

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo VFW is gearing up for Saturday’s seventh annual Derby for the Vets. Throughout the day, pinewood race cars will be rolling down a ramp to see who takes home first prize. Over the years, the race has raised more than $60,000 to support volunteer services at the Fargo V.A. As more people enter the race each…

Veterans Display Artwork at Fargo VA Creative Arts Festival

There are 50 different categories ranging from oil paintings to wood workings

FARGO, N.D. – Veterans are showing off their art at Fargo VA’s Creative Arts Festival. More than 40 pieces are a part of the festival’s visual component and there are about 20 pieces in the writing component. There are 50 different categories ranging from oil paintings to wood workings. Any vet enrolled in care at the Fargo VA hospital can…

Fargo VA Working to Prevent Suicide Among Veterans

National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255, Veteran's Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 (press 1)

FARGO, N.D. — They’re the people who put their lives on the line to serve our country. It’s not uncommon for veterans to take their own lives when they come back home. In order for Keith Huff to do his job in Iraq, he had to change the way he thought about life. “I had to accept my own death. That…

Fargo VA Now Offering Whole Health, Primary Prevention Practice to Help Veterans Heal

every VA hospital in the country will have a whole health component by 2019

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo VA celebrates one of their new departments at the hospital with Whole Health Day. KVRR’s Danielle Church tells us how whole health is getting rid of surgery and medication to try a more natural healing process. Fargo’s VA just added another tool to its toolbox. “Everything isn’t disease–based anymore. It focuses on primary prevention and overall…

Longfellow Elementary Students Thank Veterans With Homemade Cards

The students are making their cards for the veterans at the Fargo VA Health Care System

FARGO– Three classes of first graders at Longfellow Elementary spent the morning learning about Veterans Day. “I think that when we start all of the children think that veterans are people that shoot guns and fight in wars,” Longfellow Elementary teacher Sally Hamilton said. “They don’t realize some of the social impact they can have.” After a brainstorming session with…

Veterans Learn About Breast Cancer Treatments Offered at Fargo VA

The event was held in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month

FARGO, N.D. — Veterans heard about breast cancer and various treatment options available to them at the Fargo VA. Doctors from the VA talked about the importance of getting mammograms and the power of stress relief exercises like yoga and meditation. As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, doctors at the VA say it’s critical that veterans make their health a…