Military

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…

Military Pay Raises And Funding For ND Military Missions Passes Senate

Bill Now Goes To The U.S. House

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Service members are closer to getting a three percent pay raise. It’s included in the latest National Defense Authorization Act which was just passed by the Senate. The bill includes funding for a number of North Dakota defense missions. It restricts the retirement of the global hawk at Grand Forks Air Force Base and provides for B-52…

GoFundMe seeks to gather justice for airman killed at Grand Forks Air Force Base

There will be a vigil for Natasha in Grand Forks on Wednesday.

  GRAND FORKS, N.D.–A GoFundMe is set up to seek to create positive change for women’s safety in the military after a shooting at Grand Forks Air Force Base last month. The account has a $100,000 goal and is aimed to gather what it calls “Justice for Airman First Class Natasha Aposhian.” The GoFundMe calls the campaign “a monumental journey”…

Two dead following shooting at Grand Forks Air Force Base

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–Two people have died following a shooting at the Grand Forks Air Force Base on Monday. The base emergency services responded to the shooting at approximately 4:30 a.m. and say two 319th Reconnaissance Wing active duty military members were killed. The names and units of the victims are being withheld until next-of-kin can be notified. Base emergency services…

Sen. Cramer introduces bill closing incentive pay gap for non-active duty military

Sam Cabral WASHINGTON — Closing pay gaps is not usually a bipartisan effort in the capital, but a bipartisan effort in both chambers of Congress could end a major pay disparity between non-active duty and active duty military. Soldiers who perform tasks such as parachute jumps, explosives demolition and toxic fuels handling are eligible for hazardous duty incentive pay. HDIP…