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First Time Marcher Joins Community In Demanding Justice For Vanessa Guillen

She says Vanessa's story inspired her to take to the streets

FARGO-MOORHEAD – “How can this be happening to our soldiers?” That’s the question Martha Castañon asked herself after learning about Vanessa Guillen’s story and the thousand of others that came soon after on social media. “It doesn’t matter if you’re white, Black, Brown, Asian, Native American. These are our soldiers that are going into the service and they should be…

National Guard Monitors Social Media for Scams

The Minnesota National Guard patrols for fake profiles who may try to use a soldier's identity

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota National Guard has assigned someone to monitor social media. They are concerned about scammers using soldiers’ identities on Facebook and other places. The U.S. Army receives hundreds of reports each month from people being victimized by criminals stealing a soldier’s identity. Minnesota National Guard Master Sgt. Blair Heusdens patrols Facebook for fake profiles. He…

Local Soldiers Return Home from Overseas Deployment

Matt Nelson spent the last 10 months overseas in Afghanistan

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo is welcoming home Matt Nelson, a soldier in the U.S. army. Nelson spent the last 10 months overseas in Afghanistan. Three deployments later,  Nelson knows just what to expect when he tours overseas, yet, he struggled the most this time around when it came to saying goodbye to his loved ones. “It was really tough because…

Local U.S. Army Soldiers Return Home from Overseas

Even from the other side of the world, Nelson was able to see Nolan's first steps

FARGO, ND — Fargo is welcoming home Matt Nelson, a soldier in the U.S. Army. Nelson spent the last 10 months overseas in Afghanistan and although this was his third deployment, he says this one was the most difficult because he was leaving behind his six month old son, Nolan. Nelson says he’s especially thankful for technology, such as Facetime…

North Dakota Sailor Who Died at Pearl Harbor is Coming Home

A public memorial service will be held in Fessenden next Saturday

FESSENDEN, ND — A North Dakota sailor who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor is finally coming home. The remains of Gunners Mate 1st Class Arthur Neuenschwander are scheduled to arrive at the Fargo airport on Wednesday. A public memorial service will be held in Fessenden next Saturday. Neuenschwander was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was docked at…

ND National Guard Soldiers Head to Afghanistan

Gov. Doug Burgum says the dedicated soldiers are a source of pride to our nation

About 60 North Dakota Army National Guard soldiers have departed for a yearlong mission in Afghanistan. A sendoff ceremony was held at the Raymond Bohn Armory in Bismarck on Sunday. The soldiers serve with the 136th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion based in Devils Lake. They are deploying with soldiers from 28 communities across North Dakota, Minnesota and Kentucky. North Dakota…