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U.S. joins allies in war crimes investigation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Justice Department is working with European allies and prosecutors in Ukraine to investigate war crimes after Russia’s invasion. Attorney General Merrick Garland said Wednesday that U.S. prosecutors across the world are working to collect evidence and to “collect the information on atrocities that we have all seen in both photographs and video footage.” He pointed specifically…

Biden orders release of millions of barrels from strategic reserve

WASHINGTON – President Biden is ordering the release of 1 million barrels of oil per day from the nation’s strategic petroleum reserve for six months in a bid to control energy prices. Those have spiked as the U.S. and allies imposed steep sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. The White House says Biden will make the formal announcement…

Minnesotan Tyler Jacob freed after being detained in Russia

(FOX 9) – A Minnesotan man that was taken by Russian soldiers as he tried to flee Ukraine for safety has been released. U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar issued a statement Friday announcing the release of Tyler Jacob, who has left Russian custody and is now safely with his wife and daughter. Jacob’s mother, Tina Hauser told FOX 9 that her firstborn son moved to…

Minnesota House votes unanimously to divest from Russia

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota House has voted unanimously to divest the state’s pension funds from Russia, joining states across the U.S. in protesting Russia’s attack on Ukraine. Minnesota’s public employee pensions funds had an estimated $53 million worth of investments in Russia before its invasion of Ukraine. Rep. Sydney Jordan, whose northeast Minneapolis district is home to a…

U.S. House candidate suspends campaign to help Ukraine

A Democratic U.S. House candidate out of Moorhead has suspended his campaign to go help defend Ukraine in the coming days.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A Democratic U.S. House candidate out of Moorhead has suspended his campaign to go help defend Ukraine in the coming days. “I mean I think it’s the most consequential global issue I’ve experienced in my lifetime and I’m forty years old. Think about the confluence of world events you’re watching unfold before your very eyes. It’s…

Fargo Commissioners Vote 5-0 To Divest From Russia Dealings

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo is taking a stand against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine by divesting in businesses the city has a contractual relationship with. The resolution to show support for Ukraine was introduced by Commissioner Arlette Preston, who is a candidate for mayor. She says she personally knows people who have family in harms way in Ukraine and that…

ND Couple In Ukraine Endures Family Hardship & Tragedy Since Russian Invasion

Brent & Anna Huso have been staying in Ukraine during Russian invasion

  WESTERN UKRAINE, (KVRR) – A couple from McVille, North Dakota has been in Ukraine since before the war broke out.  They could leave, but that would mean abandoning their family who call the country home. Brent & Anna Huso came to Ukraine in early February to visit Anna’s family and take a ski vacation in Western Ukraine, even though…

Cramer, colleagues call for ban on Russian uranium imports

President Biden’s ban on Russian imports does not include a ban on uranium

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – Sen. Kevin Cramer is among four GOP senators who have introduced a bill that would prohibit imports of Russian uranium. “Our bill is an impetus to change by banning the import of uranium from Russia and cutting off another avenue which funds Putin’s unwarranted and unprovoked violent war on Ukraine,” Cramer said. “Uranium is an important energy…

ND Couple In Ukraine Says International Community Needs To Do More For Country

Brent & Anne Huso Of McVille, ND Have Been In Ukraine Since Early February

UKRAINE, (KVRR) – A North Dakota couple currently in Ukraine say the international community is abandoning Ukranians while Russia is invading. Brent and Anna Huso of McVille, North Dakota, went to Ukraine in early February for a ski vacation with Anna’s family. Once Russia invaded, Anna’s family made a long an dangerous journey from near Kyiv to stay with them…

Watch: Zelenskyy tells Congress ‘We need you right now’

Zelenskyy is rallying support against Russia’s crushing invasion.

WASHINGTON – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy cited Pearl Harbor and the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 on Wednesday in appealing to the U.S. Congress to do more to help Ukraine’s fight against Russia. We need you right now,” Zelenskyy said in remarks livestreamed at the U.S. Capitol. He added, “I call on you to do more.” Lawmakers gave him…