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State Historical Society Needs Your Help Showing How North Dakotans Lived Through Pandemic

  We’re living in a unique time in history, and your stories from the coronavirus pandemic could be part of the historical record researchers study generations from now. The North Dakota State Historical Society is asking the public to document the pandemic. People can send in anything from pictures and videos to written accounts of life during this time. They…

League Of Women Voters Hosts Impeachment Information Talks

The Group Is Hoping To Give People The Chance To Learn About Impeachment Proceedings.

FARGO, N.D. — The League Of Women Voters Of the Red River Valley packed into the Sons Of Norway restaurant in Fargo. The group is hoping to give people the chance to learn about impeachment proceedings so they are well informed on a topic that’s making headlines. It’s over investigations of President Trump’s alleged involvement in Ukraine asking to have…

West Fargo Looking To Re-brand Downtown Area

It's an area that runs from Sheyenne Street between Main and 7th Avenues West. Your feedback is needed.

  WEST FARGO N.D — What do you think of “The Yards” to remember the old stockyards in West Fargo? Or “Old Town West Fargo” to showcase the town’s history and growth? Or how about “Uptown Sheyenne Commons”? They are three ideas to re-brand downtown West Fargo, an area that runs from Sheyenne Street between Main and 7th Avenues West….

Veteran Takes Virtual Honor Flight To D.C.

"When I go through personal struggles of my own, I just think about Ole and how he perseveres, and his spirit is just wonderful."

DETROIT LAKES, MINN — U.S. Navy Veteran Daryle Olson or as everyone calls him, “Ole” served from 1956 to 1960. When his number was called to join the Honor Flight, there was some excitement. “When we first found out he was chosen to go on the flight, we were excited and looking forward to it,” Ole’s wife Darlene Olson said….

Strongmen Show Off Viking Strength in Moorhead for HISTORY Show

MOORHEAD, Minn –¬†Four of the world’s strongest men want to figure out if they’re as strong as Vikings. What’s a better place to test their might than Minnesota? It’s all part of the History Channel show The Strongest Man in History. Courtesy: HISTORY Four-time World’s Strongest Man champion Brian Shaw pulled a Viking ship weighing 12,000 pounds in the Hjemkomst…

Presentation on Notable Local Journalist Jane Swisshelm

This week's topic is Jane Swisshelm; a prominent journalist in the 1860's who wrote for a newspaper in Saint Cloud Minnesota

ABERCROMBIE, N.D.–¬†Fort Abercrombie is hosting historical presentations about the area. This week’s topic is Jane Swisshelm; a prominent journalist in the 1860’s who wrote for a newspaper in Saint Cloud Minnesota. At the time, she was an abolitionist and activist for women’s rights and was the first woman to cover a story from the Senate Press Gallery. The historical center…

Fargo Planning Commission Takes a Step Back in History Learning about Mid-America Steel

Mark Piehl gave a presentation on the history of the Mid-America Steel site

FARGO. N.D. – The City of Fargo Planning Commission is taking a step back in time with a history lesson. Mark Piehl of the Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County gave a presentation on the history of the Mid-America Steel site, which is now owned by The City of Fargo. Piehl reflected on the site by analyzing maps and…

Day 5 of Hoehn Trial Tells Us How He Said He Moved Savanna’s Body Out of the Apartment Unnoticed

"Nailed the front pieces back on and moved it down the stairs by himself"

FARGO, N.D. — In the second week of William Hoehn’s trial we find out how he says he got Savanna’s body out of the apartment. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen was in court and tells us more about this unfolding story in our lead story. Over the last few months, it’s been unclear how Savanna got from her apartment to the Red…

Changes Are Coming to 12th Avenue South in Moorhead; How You Can Get Involved

Whether it's the boulevard trees or its residential characteristics, many would like it its historic charm to remain while functioning like a major road corridor

MOORHEAD, Minn. — People from all different sectors within the city of Moorhead are putting their heads together to improve one of the main roads. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen went to the group’s first public meeting to hear what the future could look like. When you are driving down 12th avenue south in Moorhead, think about what sticks out to you….