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North Dakota Veterans Cemetery conducts 10,000th interment

MANDAN, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Veterans Cemetery conducted its 10,000th interment Friday.  Interments include both burials and cremation. The cemetery was built in 1992.  It serves as the site of the North Dakota National Guard’s annual Memorial Day ceremony and each December, the North Dakota Civil Air Patrol sponsors the Wreaths Across America event. “As North Dakotans, we…

Update: Crews stop wildfire from spreading into Medora

BISMARCK, N.D. – Firefighters have stopped a wildfire from spreading in the western North Dakota tourist town of Medora, where its 100 residents were forced to evacuate. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damaged structures in the community, which is just outside Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Crews spared the Burning Hills Amphitheatre, home to the Medora Musical. The…

North Dakota National Guard on standby for wildfire response

Grassland fire. Richland County, N.D.BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – Gov. Doug Burgum has placed the North Dakota National Guard on standby to provide help if additional resources are needed to respond to a growing number of wildfires. In the event a statewide emergency is declared, the order enables National Guard members to support local, tribal, federal and state firefighting efforts.  It…

Change of Command for the 119th Wing

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota Air National Guard’s 119th Wing based in Fargo has a new commander. Col. Mitch Johnson officially took over command of the unit known as the “Happy Hooligans” during a ceremony held at the base on Saturday. He replaces Col. Darrin Anderson, who will remain with the National Guard as assistant…

North Dakota National Guard honors airmen with award ceremony

"These amazing airmen, you just feel so humble that they're doing these great things at such a young age and what kind of jobs they do at such an early age and part of their careers.

FARGO. N.D. (KVRR) — The 119th Wing of the North Dakota Air National Guard is recognizing airmen for going above and beyond in the line of duty. “The incredible work that our soldiers and airmen do everyday, year in and year out, as they say in North Dakota, always ready always there and that really comes through representative here when…

WATCH: North Dakota National Guard sending more soldiers to inauguration

BISMARCK (KVRR) – The North Dakota National Guard is providing additional support for the Jan. 20 inauguration in Washington, D.C. National Guard spokesman Bill Prokopyk says approximately 130 Soldiers from the 816th Military Police Company will join 20 previously scheduled N.D. Guard members. The unit is headquartered in Dickinson with a detachment in Bismarck. Some Soldiers departed Friday afternoon, others…

West Fargo fire department partners with National Guard for free COVID-19 testing

Rapid antigen tests provide results within one hour

WEST FARGO, N.D. — People are getting a sense of reassurance after being able to participate in free COVID-19 rapid testing. The tests come in partnership with the West Fargo Fire Department and the North Dakota National Guard. Members throughout the metro lined up inside their cars at The Lights public parking garage where they received the self administered tests…

COVID-19 Rapid Testing Pilot Project Begins Monday

The testing will begin in the Fargo and West Fargo school districts

FARGO, N.D. —  Rapid testing is coming this week for K thru 12 teachers, staff and administrators in North Dakota. It’s part of a pilot project to identify asymptomatic COVID-19 cases. That way those people can be quickly isolated and that will help prevent the further spread of the virus. The testing will begin in the Fargo and West Fargo…