Military

NDSU & Sanford Health honors Air Nat’l Guard member & nursing student with scholarship

FARGO, N.D (KVRR) – North Dakota State University and Sanford Health surprises an Air National Guard member and pre-nursing student with a $5,000 scholarship. The Sanford Health Military and Veteran Scholarship is given to a veteran, Guard, Reserve or active duty service member who demonstrates leadership and commitment in their community. “I forgot that I even applied for it so…

ND Air National Guard breaks ground on new facility

"This building is going to set us up for 20 to 30 years of doing what Hooligans do best; Leading missions in the entire National Guard and the entire Air Force."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The Happy Hooligans of the 119th Wing break ground on a $17.5 million facility. The construction project will be an operations facility for use by the 119th Operations Group at the North Dakota Air National Guard Base. “The reason this is being built and the folks that deserve the most gratitude are the airmen. This is…

North Dakota Army National Guard unveils Fargo Readiness Center

The new complex will help support training and mission readiness.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — After two years of construction, the North Dakota Army National Guard unveils its new Fargo Readiness Center. State officials alongside guardsmen took part in the ribbon cutting ceremony. The $29 million facility consists of a 96,000 square foot Readiness Center and a more than 59,000 square foot unheated vehicle storage building. The new complex will help…

Hoeven concerned with Biden’s removal of troops from Afghanistan

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota Senator John Hoeven says he believes the Biden administration’s handling of pulling troops out of Afghanistan has been poor. Hoeven, Senator Kevin Cramer and 14 other Republican senators have sent a letter to the administration saying they need to get Americans and Afghans who have helped America get out of Taliban controlled territory. Hoeven…

The Freez, formerly known as Tastee Freez, opens for the season

Former Tastee Freez re-opens to the public under new name

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A local sweet treat favorite is celebrating the start of spring with a new name and a grand season re-opening. The former Tastee Freez will now be known as “The Freez.” Co-owner Jessica Malvin says the transition has been a bittersweet moment, but this will give the restaurant the chance to test out new flavors and menu…

Students learn from virtual lecture with a veteran

Veteran describes importance of remembrance holiday

FARGO, N.D. — In honor of Veterans Day, a military member teaches students about the true meaning behind the holiday. Mr. Seeba’s fourth grade class at Washington Elementary received a virtual and in-depth look at the sacrifices military members make while serving our country. His nephew is an active duty military member for the U.S. Navy. He described the importance…

Unclaimed veteran gets burial service four years after his death

Cremated remains to be buried alongside wife at veterans cemetery

NEAR HARWOOD, N.D. The Hanson Runsvold funeral home provided service for an unclaimed military veteran at the Fargo National Cemetery. After serving in the Marine Corps from 1946 to 1948, Francis Kaufmann received military honors at his burial service at the Fargo National Cemetery. The four year delay on Kaufmann’s burial process was due to a loss of paperwork. “I…

379 Voters from 57 Counties Already Cast North Dakota Ballots

BISMARCK, N.D. — Votes for races in the general election in November are already coming in in North Dakota. Last Friday, ballots were made available to military and overseas voters. Secretary of State Al Jaeger says as of Wednesday morning, 379 voters in 57 countries had already cast their ballot. Jaeger says they were able to exercise their voting rights…

Remains of Sailor Killed At Pearl Harbor Returned Home To Mandan

Navy Fireman 2nd Class Albert Renner was assigned to the battleship U-S-S West Virginia

MANDAN, N.D. — The remains of a Navy sailor who was killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified and returned to his home state of North Dakota. Navy Fireman 2nd Class Albert Renner of Mandan was assigned to the battleship U-S-S West Virginia that was hit by two bombs and at least seven torpedoes from Japanese airplanes…