FARGO VA

Fargo VA trunk-or-treat event helps raise awareness of services for veterans

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Superheroes, princesses, and even a couple of mad scientists are in town. Fargo VA Hospital held its first-ever “trunk or treat” event Tuesday evening to help get the word out about its services and gather people in a safe and socially-distanced way. Employees from more than a dozen VA programs including homelessness, healthcare, suicide prevention and…

Fargo VA expands vaccine eligibility, about 2,000 doses available

FARGO (KVRR) – The Fargo VA Health Care System is temporarily expanding COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all veterans enrolled in VA healthcare, regardless of age. The vaccine will be distributed Friday, Feb. 12, Saturday, Feb.13 and Monday, Feb. 15. Fargo VA Spokesman Ross Tweten says the facility has the capacity to provide about 2,000 vaccinations. Veterans must be enrolled in…

Fargo VA Celebrates Staff During Start of Hospital Week

They say despite a little chill in the air, VA staff got a very warm welcome

FARGO, N.D. — Staff at the Fargo VA given a special welcome to work this morning at the start of Hospital Week. Fargo VA leadership, Veterans Service Organization representatives and police officers gathered at the entrance to say “thank you” to the staff for all their hard work over the course of the year and especially during the COVID-19 pandemic….

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…