Veterans Honored at Fargo Air Museum During Vietnam Memorial Week

Vietnam veterans are getting the recognition they didn't get decades ago

FARGO, N.D. — In honor of Vietnam Memorial Week, those who served our country are recognized at the Fargo Air Museum. But fifty years ago, they didn’t a warm welcome home. “I have friends who were spit on, had things thrown at them, they didn’t want to wear the uniform, they felt ashamed, they were made to feel ashamed,” Joe Wallevand,…

One Year Serving the Country in Afghanistan; Soldiers are Welcomed Back to North Dakota

Governor Doug Burgum joined North Dakota National Guard Leaders in a ceremony to honor about 30 soldiers who returned from Afghanistan but also thank their families

FARGO, N.D. — After a yearlong mission in Afghanistan, members of the 191st Military Police Company we’re officially welcomed back home. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen spoke to some soldiers who say the support from their loved ones was their driving force to keep fighting. After a year of putting their lives on the line, these soldiers came home just in time…

Detroit Lakes Honors Military Members with “Wreaths Across America”

This is the fourth year they've taken part in the event

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Over a thousand cities around the country, including Detroit Lakes, are taking part in National Wreaths Across America Day, which honors those who’ve served our nation. “The old saying is freedom is not free. It’s the people who’ve served the country in the military who’ve paid the price for that freedom,” State Sen. Kent Eken said. That’s…

Changing the World Through Community: Two Leaders Receive Human Rights Awards

These people have full–time jobs and they are going to school or working full–time yet they find time to go out and help others

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead’s Human Rights Commission awards two people for their advocacy and ability to make a difference in the community. It’s a special kind of feeling when you love what you do for a living. “It’s amazing. I would not change what I’m doing for the world. I love it and get an award for it. I don’t…

American Hero and North Dakota Native, Clint Hill, Is Given State’s Highest Honor

On November 22nd, 1963 in the presidential motorcade, Clint Hill risked his own life to save President Kennedy and the first lady

WASHBURN, N.D. — North Dakota’s highest honor has been given to a former U.S. Secret Service agent who was at the Kennedy assassination. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us how Clint Hill has held on to his North Dakota roots. “Who was the individual that’s etched into our memories who left so selflessly onto the back of the limousine to shield…

Fargo Police Chief Wins Highest Honor From Alma Mater Oak Grove Lutheran School

Chief Todd says he is humbled for receiving this award, but says he owes it to his past teachers for receiving this recognition

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Police Chief David Todd has received the Living the Mission Award from his High School Alma Mater. Chief Todd says he is humbled for receiving this award, but says he owes it to his past teachers for receiving this recognition. “Oak grove is a special place to me. The teachers there are really compelled by the…

88 Veterans Experience Day One of the Honor Flight: KVRR’s TJ Nelson is Live from Washington D.C.

These 87 men and one woman chosen for this flight served their country and this is just one more way to say "Thanks"

WASHINGTON D.C. — Eighty-eight veterans from North Dakota and Minnesota are in Washington, D.C. on the latest Honor Flight. KVRR Anchor TJ Nelson and Chief Photographer John Hanson are traveling with the veterans as they visit the memorials in their honor. It has been a whirlwind day of travel, sightseeing and getting to know one another. These 87 men and…

Vietnam Veterans and Local Law Enforcement Honor the Thousands of Lives Lost in 9/11

Many gathered on Veterans memorial bridge to speak about the 2,996 people killed on September 11th of 2001

FARGO, N.D. — Vietnam Veterans are honoring those lives lost at an annual 9/11 memorial service. Many gathered on Veterans memorial bridge to speak about the 2,996 people killed on September 11th of 2001. That includes hundreds of heroes that ran into the chaos to save lives but never made it out. Those who came out to the memorial expressed…

Come Out to Bowl, Buy and Bite to Honor Our Heroes

All the proceeds from this Saturday's sale will go towards the next Honor Flight

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Calling all garage sale lovers! This is your opportunity to pick up some items at a low cost while also supporting our veterans. All the proceeds from this Saturday’s sale will go towards the next Honor Flight. It’s a trip for veterans to visit Washington D.C. and see the memorials from the wars they have served in….

How People in the Valley are Honoring and Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.

His message is still relevant today and civil rights struggles are still a reality unfortunately

FARGO, ND — This is Martin Luther King Day and although many people have the day off, others are taking the time to celebrate the legacy of the civil rights leader. It’s the 17th annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at the Fargo Theater and three awards to those who have continued to build on his legacy. “It starts with…