Memorial Day

Social Distancing: Remembering What We Have

Plus, A New Memorial Tradition May Have Started

  We took time to honor our military service members who gave their lives serving this country this week. Things looked different because of the pandemic. In-person memorial services were cancelled or cut way back, but with the change we could see the birth of a new tradition to honor those service members this morning. Peter Thiel is a band…

North Dakota National Guard Honors Fallen Heroes

For veterans across the country like Major Strebe, Memorial Day is a reminder that the cost of freedom is never free.

MANDAN, N.D. — “We are deeply and eternally grateful to the brave men and women who stood in harms way to protect our nation and defend the values we hold dear,” said Governor Doug Burgum, “Now more then ever, we must never forget that freedom isn’t free.” Retired Major Arnie Strebe never forgets the price of freedom. “For those who…

Fargo National Cemetery hosts virtual Memorial Day ceremony

The cemetery honored fallen soldiers on the holiday with the help from North Dakota and Minnesota politicians

FARGO, N.D. — This Memorial Day is the first since the Fargo National Cemetery opened it’s gates in September of last year. It is the first and only national veterans cemetery in North Dakota. The cemetery had big plans to hold it’s inaugural Memorial Day celebration this year, but things were forced to change amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Still, they…

Local Collegiate Athletes Who Have Served in the Military

KVRR's Nick Couzin looks at NDSU, UND, MSUM and Concordia who have served

FARGO, N.D. — As a way to honor those who are currently serving or have served our country, KVRR’s Nick Couzin looks at athletes past and present from NDSU, UND, MSUM and Concordia who have made an impact in their respective branches in the military.       Categories: College, Top Sports Headlines Tags: Concordia Cobbers, Memorial Day, MSUM Dragons,…

North Dakota Memorial Day Ceremony To Be Conducted Virtually

You can view it on the North Dakota National Guard's website

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be conducted virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremony will look something like these of the past, just with much fewer people. Making remarks will be Gov. Doug Burgum, Sen. John Hoeven, Sen. Kevin Cramer, and Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, adjutant general for the North Dakota National Guard….

DNR Beginning Phased Reopening Of Campgrounds in Minnesota

The DNR will open 75 remote campsites in state parks for use Memorial Day weekend, most of which have existing reservations. Another 80 remote sites are expected to be ready by next Friday.

MINNESOTA — The DNR says they are beginning a phased reopening of its campgrounds. The DNR is allowing dispersed and remote camping at state forests and some parks. “Dispersed camping is for hardy campers who are used to camping without amenities so you do have to pack in and pack out everything,” Assistant Communications Director for the Office Of Communication…

Social Distancing In The Great Outdoors

Tips On How To Stay Safe As People Flock To Outdoor Spaces After Months Of Social Distancing

  People who have been cooped up inside social distancing might be itching to get out during the long weekend. But if you’re heading for the great outdoors, you still have to pay attention to social distancing. The USDA Forest Service says they expect a lot of people to head to outdoor spaces. If you do, there are some tips…

Memorial Day events will look different amid coronavirus pandemic

FARGO, N.D. — The COVID-19 pandemic won’t prevent local veteran organizations from honoring fallen service members this Memorial Day. U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Fargo National Cemetery will hold it’s inaugural Memorial Day event online, sharing the celebration with the public through Facebook at 2 p.m. North Dakota Congressman Kelly Armstrong will be the keynote speaker, and both North Dakota…

War, Flu and Fear: World War I and Clay County Exhibit Tells the Stories of Locals Who Served

More than 115,000 American Soldiers died during World War I, and 64 of them were from Clay County

  MOORHEAD, Minn.–┬áMemorial Day is about remembering the men and women who lost their lives while serving. More than 115,000 American Soldiers died during World War I, and 64 of them were from Clay County. The exhibit War, Flu and Fear: World War I and Clay County, is dedicated to preserving and sharing the stories of hardship endured by the…