SOUTHERN BORDER

N.D. National Guard Members Welcomed Home From Mission To Southern Border

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer welcoming home North Dakota National Guard members in Bismarck. They served in a yearlong mission along the southern border in support of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Last year, Hoeven visited the members in Del Rio and Eagle Pass, Texas to highlight their mission and call attention to the ongoing…

Two ND Guard Soldiers Recognized For Saving Migrants From Drowning

GRACIN CLEM & LUIS ALVARADOBISMARCK, N.D. (AP/KVRR) — Two North Dakota Army National Guard soldiers are recognized for saving migrants from drowning at the southern border. Specialists Gracin Clem of Dickinson and Luis Alvarado of Bismarck were conducting surveillance for U.S. Customs and Border Protection on March 22nd. That’s when they saw five migrants attempting to cross the Rio Grande…

North Dakota National Guard send-off ceremony set for Friday

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – Gov. Doug Burgum will attend a send off ceremony Friday for 125 North Dakota National Guard members being deployed to the southern border. The Bismarck-based 957th multi-role bridge unit will support U.S. Customs and Border Protection in ongoing efforts to secure the U.S.-Mexico border.  It will be a year-long mission. Burgum said the request for assistance came…

South Dakota National Guard deploys to southern border

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Dozens of National Guard members from South Dakota are being sent to the southern border. About 125 members of the 1742nd Transportation Company will be deployed for 9 to 12 months. Gov. Kristi Noem, Sens. John Thune and Mike Round and Rep. Dusty Johnson were on hand for an activation ceremony Sunday at the University of…

North Dakota National Guard heading to southern border

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota National Guard will be deploying soldiers to help with border protection. About 125 soldiers from a Bismarck-based unit will be sent to the U.S. border with Mexico later this year for an undetermined amount of time. They will assist Customs and Border Protection along the border. The soldiers from the 957th Engineer Company are…

GOP donor paid $1 million to deploy South Dakota National Guard

Gov. Kristi NoemSIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A billionaire Republican donor is paying $1 million to help cover the cost of deploying the South Dakota National Guard to the U.S. -Mexico border. The amount of the donation was confirmed by Gov. Kristi Noem’s office. Noem’s office says she accepted the offer from donor Willis Johnson to save taxpayers money. Critics say…

Update: Noem sending SD National Guard to Southern border

Tomorrow morning I’m officially announcing up to 50 National Guard troops to Texas to help secure our border. The Biden Administration has failed to keep America safe. We shouldn’t be making our own communities vulnerable by sending police to fix Biden’s border crisis. — Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) June 28, 2021 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem…

Sen. Hoeven Checks On Security Along Northern Border

BURKE CO., N.D. — Following his trip south last month, North Dakota Senator John Hoeven is getting a look at operations along the northern border. The Republican is a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee. He was joined by county sheriffs from Burke, Divide and Renville counties along with Border Patrol and other local law enforcement officials. They…