HONOR

Horace Man Explains Why He Built a 9/11 Fire Pit

Brent Hansen wanted to use his form of therapy to honor victims of the national tragedy

HORACE, ND — A Horace man told us why he built a 9/11 fire pit. Pictures of the hand-made sculpture hitched to the back of his pick-up continue to stir controversy online. But he said welding these custom fire pits is how he finds peace after a work accident changed his life. Brent Hansen’s trucks are parked outside to make…

Michael Kaspari Honored at Annual Run for Recovery

Family, friends and co-workers remember a man dedicated to helping drug addicts

FARGO, ND — Hundreds of runners flocked to the starting line for another annual 5K for Recovery Month. But this time, they’re remembering a life at Lindenwood Park. Michael Kaspari, one of the co-founders of First Step Recovery, passed away in April. “So are you guys ready?” Governor Doug Burgum asked a group of runners on megaphone. With every stride…

Greywind’s Father Thanks Community, Police During Prayer Service at Mickelson Field

Here in Fargo, people are gathered at Mickelson Field for a prayer service

FARGO, ND — Two public remembrances are being held tonight to remember the short life of Savanna Greywind. Members of Spirit Lake held a prayer vigil at Turtle Mountain High School’s football field in Belcourt. Here in Fargo, people are gathered at Mickelson Field for a prayer service. KVRR’s Nick Broadway was there and talked with supporters and family members….

Memorial Day: Minnesota’s Ft. Snelling Ceremony One of the Largest in the State

Many of the graves have flags placed in front of them

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — People in the Twin Cities came together to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. The Memorial Day services at Fort Snelling draws some of the largest crowds in the state. Many of the graves have flags placed in front of them. There are 40,000 flags in all. The services began with a parade through the grounds…

President Trump on Meeting Pope Francis: “It was the Honor of a Lifetime”

Trump meets tomorrow with NATO and European Union officials

INTERNATIONAL — President Trump says meeting with Pope Francis was the “honor of a lifetime.” Trump tweeted that a private meeting with the pontiff at the Vatican leaves him “more determined than ever to pursue PEACE in our world.” The president and pope have a contentious history, but appeared on good terms after their conversation. Trump also met with the…

Fargo Marathon 2017: 5K Hero Run Honors Service Men and Women

Marathon staff members say all the runners are unseen heroes

  FARGO, ND — Before the big one, hundreds of runners honored our service men and women this evening in the 5K Hero Run near NDSU. Marathon staff members say all the runners are unseen heroes. Some of the proceeds go to the Shoes for Kids program which helps shoe more than 1,000 children in the area. Proceeds also go…

Fargo Big Brothers Big Sisters Agency Wins National Award

Only ten percent of local agencies nationwide win the American Quality Award

FARGO, ND — The Family Service Center received a major award from the national Big Brothers Big Sisters. The Fargo–based organization is one of 36 local agencies nationwide to receive the America Quality Award for team leadership and quality community programming. The Village has served over 200 children in the F–M area by connecting them to adult volunteers. The Village is…

Local Union Supporters Remember Those Who Have Died on the Job

Flowers are placed on a wreath honoring the lost workers

FARGO, N.D. — Each year, union supporters remember those who lost their lives while on the job. The Northern Plains United Labor Council invites community members to gather at the F-M Labor Temple to honor lost workers. Participants place flowers into a wreath. Eight flowers represent the eight deaths in North Dakota, one represents the deaths in Minnesota and one represents…

INTERVIEW: National Workers Memorial Ceremony Honors People Who Lost Their Lives on the Job

A local group hopes to make work places safer for all.

FARGO, N.D. — Each year, union supporters remember those who lost their lives while on the job. A local group hopes to make work places safer for all. KVRR’s Shiina LoSciuto spoke with Terry Jones of the Northern Plains United Labor Council on what this ceremony means to the community. REPORTER SHIINA LOSCIUTO: In 2016, eight workers died in North Dakota….

Because of You, I Lived: Organ Donors, Recipients Honored in the Valley

Sanford Health put up a Wall of Donor Heroes at their downtown Fargo location

FARGO, N.D. — Organ donors and recipients throughout the Valley are being honored. Sanford Health put up a Wall of Donor Heroes at their downtown Fargo location. “I’m just happy to start looking forward to life again,” said Jeff Ficek, who was the recipient of an organ donation. Ficek was diagnosed with an arthritic condition at the age of 17….