memorial

Roads Are Not Expected To Be Too Busy During Memorial Weekend

COVID-19 has impacted the travels of many who were hoping to celebrate with family and friends.

NORTH DAKOTA & MINNESOTA – Despite COVID-19, The Minnesota State Patrol is expecting a high travel rate during memorial weekend. “When you look at statistics overall, memorial weekend is a very busy travel weekend and you know, despite everything that’s going on right now in the world, will there be more traffic? I think potentially there will be and it’s…

Fargo North Students Organize GoFundMe to Honor Rod Capistran

The GoFundMe has a goal of $5,000.

FARGO, N.D.–Students at North Fargo High School have started a fundraiser to raise money for the late Rod Capistran. Capistran was a geometry teacher at Fargo North. He passed away on April 17 from a medical emergency. The funds raised will be used to create a scholarship and/or memorial dedicated to Capistran. Fargo North Principal, Andy Dahlen, said, ” My…

Students honor Fargo North teacher who died Friday

Rod Capistran suffered a medical emergency while teaching a virtual class

FARGO, N.D. — Roses, candles and messages of kindness fill the pavement at Fargo North High School. The symbols of support are in honor of beloved teacher Rod Capistran, who died Friday evening. “Everybody’s just kind of, even with everything going on, you can tell that this is bringing people together,” says Fargo North student Natalie Syverson. Students, staff and…

People Remember Grantley Johnson with Pictures & Sports Mementos at Memorial

His courageous battle inspired many people across the metro.

WEST FARGO, N.D. – People are paying their last respects to a young West Fargo boy who lost his second battle with cancer last week. Visitation was held Monday night at West Funeral Home & Life Tribute Center in West Fargo for seven-year-old Grantley Johnson. The center was filled with pictures, signed jerseys and sport memorabilia given to the Freedom…

Grand Forks Is Looking For Funds To Build A Memorial In Honor Of Fallen Officers

They launched a campaign in hopes of meeting the goal of $250,000

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -“My entire career, I’ve been thinking, we should have something in the Northern Valley to represent officers that have died in the line of duty to protect their communities,” says Bob Rost the Grand Forks County Commissioner. Four years ago Bob Rost started to think more and more about the idea of building a memorial, and decided…

Veterans Honored At Wreaths Across America

This Is The Fifth Year They've Taken Part In The Honoring

DETROIT LAKES, MINN. — A crowd of people grouped in the frigid cold at the Veterans Memorial Park in Detroit Lakes to honor all branches of the military in remembrance for all those who serve our country. This event is just one of the hundreds across the county as people hang a wreath for each branch. “This is a small…

Remembering Lives Lost at Transgender Day of Remembrance Memorial In Moorhead

Organizers say this is a time to grieve and lay to rest members of the community.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Tristate Transgender is having its Transgender Day of Remembrance at the First Congregation United Church of Christ. This is the 10th time the group has held this memorial for lives lost. Organizers say this is a time to grieve and lay to rest members of the community. But it’s also a time for hope and to teach…

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….

Food Truck Community Remembers Man Killed Near Downtown Fargo In June

They say "healing with food" is the best way to remember Jay Halvorson

FARGO, N.D. — Hustle hard, dream big and live like there’s no tomorrow. Those are the words Jay Halvorson lived by. Now, his words live on through t–shirts his longtime friend is making in his memory. “This was Jay’s motto. He had it all over his Facebook page. His biggest thing was, ‘Well, I got to go hustle today, so,…

Memorial for a Fargo Judge Helps People with their Golf Game

The new practice areas are dedicated to Judge Rodney Webb for his love of golf and the community.

  FARGO, N.D.– A Fargo judge’s memorial is helping people with their golf game. The new practice areas are dedicated to Judge Rodney Webb for his love of golf and the community. “It’s a really special day for the Webb family,” said Judge Wade Webb, Rodney’s son. “So kind of different organizations, different folks to get involved to create such a…