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Ukrainian woman and her daughter leave their homeland for peace in Fargo

With the war in Europe continuing, a Ukrainian woman and her daughter move to Fargo searching for peace and safety.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Kateryna Rudich and her husband were visiting Hungary February 24 when the Russian military attacked Kharkiv, her home city at the time. They rushed back home to see their daughter who was being taken care of by her grandparents. “Our daughter, she’s only four-years-old and her grandmother was in a small village near Kharkiv because they…

“Bison for Ukraine” raises money to send medical supplies overseas

Ukrainian NDSU students host a fundraiser to raise more awareness on their country's invasion by Russia and send medical supplies back home.

MAPLETON, N.D. (KVRR) – “Bison for Ukraine” features authentic food made by Ukrainian students, a silent auction showcasing artwork made by Ukrainians and live music at 4e Winery. North Dakota State University students were encouraged to donate $10 and non-students $50 to take part in the event. The ticket includes a drawing for raffle prizes and a free glass of…

Moorhead man doing all he can to help people in Ukraine

The man who stopped his political campaign to help people in Ukraine has been in the country for over 40 days.

UKRAINE (KVRR) — The Moorhead man who stopped his political campaign to help people in Ukraine has been in the country for over 40 days. Mark Lindquist tells us he’s meeting with Ukrainian military leaders on the front lines in the eastern part of the country, his group is bringing them medical supplies, like burn bandages and chest seals. Lindquist…

Ukrainian nurse in Bemidji has family join her with coworkers’ help

A Sanford nurse from Ukraine who now lives in Bemidji, Minnesota, is reunited with her family after coworkers raise $3,000 dollars to bring them to the United States.

BEMIDJI, Minn. (KVRR)- A Sanford Health nurse from Ukraine who now lives in Bemidji is reunited with her family after coworkers raise $3,000 to bring them to the United States. “I was just crying and every single day, probably every hour, and my colleagues were just so supportive and we just couldn’t believe that it was happening in the 21st…

UND faculty discusses humanitarian crisis in Ukraine

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – University of North Dakota hosts a webinar offering more insight into the Russo-Ukrainian War. A panel of five professors featuring ties to the two countries speak about what the future holds as the situation becomes more grave. With Romania accepting hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian refugees and allocating resources for at least a month, some…

Ukrainian flags sell out at Fargo business

Gompf Displays in Fargo is seeing an uptick in business amid the crisis in Ukraine.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Gompf Displays in Fargo is seeing an uptick in business amid the crisis in Ukraine. They were down to their last Ukrainian flag. The owner says they have sold 20 flags and people are still coming in looking to buy one. There have been numerous flags on display at recent vigils in support of Ukraine and…

Vigil at Veterans Memorial Bridge for Ukraine crisis

A local group holds a solidarity walk to support Ukraine in its fight against Russia and to call for help for the people who are suffering.

FARGO-MOORHEAD (KVRR) —  A local group holds a solidarity walk to support Ukraine in its fight against Russia and to call for help for the people who are suffering. It was an emotional scene there were people who lived in Ukraine at some point or had family still living there, raising money for the war torn country and praying for…

Fargo-Moorhead supports Ukraine with rally

FARGO-MOORHEAD (KVRR) – The Veterans Memorial Bridge connecting Fargo and Moorhead is the site of a rally for Ukraine and its citizens. People in the Fargo-Moorhead community are showing their support and Ukrainians are pleasantly surprised by the amount of support the world is showing their country. “I feel really grateful for the people that came here today to support…

NDSU Professor Weighs in on Economic Impact of War

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)–As the United States and other NATO allies impose more sanctions on Russia, the country’s military continues to go full-scale as they attack Ukranian’s biggest cities. The United Nations reports more than half a million refugees have left Ukraine as Russian rockets and missiles continue to attack Kharkiv, the nation’s second largest city. An NDSU professor says while…

Bismarck woman worried about her homeland near Ukraine

A woman in Bismarck has family in Ukraine and is affected by the Russia crisis.

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — The Russia-Ukraine crisis has some ties to residents of North Dakota. Eastern Europeans in North Dakota anxiously await what is next for Ukraine after Russia’s invasion. Especially one Bismarck woman who runs a grocery store specializing in Ukranian and Russian products, she wonders what this means for her business. “I am not sure what is going…