Peaceful Honoring Of George Floyd At Moorhead’s Bennett Park

It's a somber moment for dozens at Bennett Park as impassioned community members spoke about the loss of George Floyd in Minneapolis, as well as the call for racial equality.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — “What I would want to leave with you today is to keep in your head the word inclusion and that we are equal,” Organizer Destini Holiday said. It’s a somber moment for dozens at Bennett Park as impassioned community members spoke about the loss of George Floyd in Minneapolis, as well as the call for racial equality….

Moorhead Memory Care Center Honors Patients With COVID-19

18 people living at Lilac Homes Assisted Living Memory Care had coronavirus.

MOORHEAD, Minn,- She said to me, I’m going to die of boredom before I die of the virus.” Trish Bergstrom’s mom Kathy Richardson never once lost her sense of humor even as she fought COVID-19. She is 92-years-old with underlying health conditions. This put her in the at risk category for possible complications. “I knew that her life expectancy is…

Addie Loerzel of Addie’s Royal Cupcake Stand Receives Top Honor

Addie is getting 1,000 dollars, a medallion and a trip to Washington, D.C. in May.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Eighth-grader Addie Loerzel of Moorhead is one of two Minnesota teens named top youth volunteers of 2020 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Addie is being recognized for her Addie’s Royal Cupcake stand, which she’s hosted every year since 2013. She sells thousands of cupcakes each year to raise money for the Sunshine Foundation. All of…

League Nixes Hockey Jerseys Honoring Injured Waseca Officer

The decision drew criticism on social media.

WASECA, Minn.–High school hockey players in Waseca won’t be able to wear game jerseys made in honor of a local police officer gravely wounded in the line of duty. League officials stepped in and told the school the jerseys don’t comply with rules for uniforms. The decision drew criticism on social media. The jerseys donated by a Minnesota company are…

Harwood Elementary Earns Blue Ribbon Honor

The school was one of only two in North Dakota to receive the award this year.

HARWOOD, N.D.- This is the second time Harwood Elementary School has been named a Blue Ribbon school. The first was in 2006. “Humbling and validating for the hard work that we’ve been doing. I’ve been the principal here six years. Our staff here and our students here really work hard everyday to really do their best,” says Jerry Standifer, the…

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…