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Family, Friends Welcome Detroit Lakes Area National Guard Troops Home

Second Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry Detroit Lakes Area National Guard Troops Return Home

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Second Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry Detroit Lakes Area National Guard troops have returned home after landing at Hector International Airport. Just under 100 troops from the Brainerd-based 1-194 Task Force returned home after spending just under a year deployed in the Middle East. The troops assisted with evacuations in Kabul, Afghanistan and provided medical…

Lemonade fundraiser benefits North Dakota Guardsman after losing leg

I knew that I had a lot of people that loved me, but I didn't know that I had this many."

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A lemonade stand is helping provide a glimmer of hope to a North Dakota Guardsman. A work accident on June 21st left 23-year-old Sam Hardesty with a severed right leg and an injured left leg. Now two local girls are honoring him by turning lemons into lemonade as a symbol of hope. “I was so…

Former combat medic receives free vehicle, “It doesn’t feel real”

Guzman and her family received a 2018 Dodge Journey

GRAND FORKS, N.D.- A Crookston veteran receives a car as a way to relieve some financial stress. U.S National Guard Staff Sergeant Crystal Guzman initially enlisted in the military in 1996 for the educational benefits. After the attack on America, Guzman soon realized she was there for a bigger purpose. “9/11 happened and I got serious about what I was…

Wreath Ceremony Is Held At The Veteran Cemetery

Remembering and honoring those who have fallen.

FARGO, N.D.- Weather conditions made it difficult, but not impossible for the 199th ANG Cadet Squadron, the West Fargo VFW Honor Guard and members of the community to hold a ceremony. They  laid wreaths honoring and remembering those who have fallen. “Today we’re doing what’s called Wreaths Across America, where our biggest mission is to honor those that have fallen,…

Country Star Justin Moore Returning To Fargo

Moore just recently had his 8th No. 1 hit

FARGO, N.D. — Justin Moore is coming back to Fargo with his “The Late Nights and Longnecks Tour”. He’ll be at Scheels Arena on Thursday, April 9. Moore just recently had his 8th No. 1 hit with “The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home” which pays tribute to soldiers & first responders who don’t return home. Tickets for his…

Fargo-Moorhead Remembers Veterans Who Never Returned Home After the War

West Fargo, Dilworth and Harwood also held ceremonies this Memorial Day

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo–Moorhead is remembering all those who have died while serving our country. A soldier may put on their uniform and head into combat. “Well it’s nerve wracking. You’re always worried about who’s going to be next. Is it you,” said Joe Wallevand, who served in Vietnam. But they aren’t the only ones feeling the stress of a war….

75 Years Later: World War Two Veterans Spend Last Reunion in Fargo-Moorhead

Nineteen veterans from all over the country started their trip at the Hjemkomst Center

MOORHEAD, Minn. — It’s been 75 years of reunions for World War Two veterans who served on the USS Block Island. The carrier was the only one to sink in the Atlantic during the war after a Nazi attack. KVRR’s Danielle Church tells us why some of those veterans are now in the F-M metro. He spent 20 years serving his…

Detroit Lakes Honors Military Members with “Wreaths Across America”

This is the fourth year they've taken part in the event

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Over a thousand cities around the country, including Detroit Lakes, are taking part in National Wreaths Across America Day, which honors those who’ve served our nation. “The old saying is freedom is not free. It’s the people who’ve served the country in the military who’ve paid the price for that freedom,” State Sen. Kent Eken said. That’s…

Three Soldiers Return Home after Ten Month Stint in Afghanistan

The unit's commander met his newborn daughter for the first time upon his arrival

FARGO, N.D. — Three soldiers are back home with their families after spending ten months in Afghanistan. The three are members of the North Dakota Army National Guard’s 191st Military Police Company. The soldiers provided protective service detail while assigned to assist North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces in Afghanistan. While all the soldiers reunited with their families, the day was…

Soldiers Return to North Dakota After Almost Yearlong Mission in Afghanistan

About 15 members of the North Dakota Army National Guard's 191st Military Police Company came home

FARGO, N.D. — Just in time for Thanksgiving, over a dozen North Dakotans are back home after an almost yearlong mission in Afghanistan. About 15 members of the North Dakota Army National Guard’s 191st Military Police Company had their homecoming. Nine months ago, they were sent on a NATO mission in Afghanistan. They served as protective detail and provided transportation for…