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Alabama Man Travels Country to Mow Lawns for Veterans, Makes Stop in Fargo

Rodney Smith Jr. will go to Minneapolis, then Hawaii and Alaska

FARGO, N.D. — An Alabama man is touring all 50 states to accomplish one goal: give back to the men and women who have protected our country. In our lead story, KVRR’s Danielle Church tells us why he’s close to completing his journey after making a stop in Fargo. It takes seeing something you don’t agree with. “Back in 2015, I…

Petition Proposes Merging North Dakota and South Dakota Into “MegaKota”

Thousands of people have already signed the petition

There’s North Dakota and South Dakota, but what about the idea of combining the two into a state called “Megakota”? A petition is making its way around the internet asking President Trump to merge North and South Dakota into one state. It was created by a user named Dillan Stewart. He says his reasoning for starting it is he thinks…

American Hero and North Dakota Native, Clint Hill, Is Given State’s Highest Honor

On November 22nd, 1963 in the presidential motorcade, Clint Hill risked his own life to save President Kennedy and the first lady

WASHBURN, N.D. — North Dakota’s highest honor has been given to a former U.S. Secret Service agent who was at the Kennedy assassination. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us how Clint Hill has held on to his North Dakota roots. “Who was the individual that’s etched into our memories who left so selflessly onto the back of the limousine to shield…

People Celebrating Civically Active Women and Those Running for Office at Nation’s First Nonpartisan 5K

Over 500 people ran in Washington D.C. while people from 25 other states were signed up virtually to run in their home towns

FARGO, N.D. — The country’s first nonpartisan 5K celebrating women getting civically active and running for office is happening nationwide. Those who put together the Courage to Run 5K say democracy is a marathon. Whether you are looking to run a physical race or a political race, you need a focused mindset, heartfelt vision and physical endurance. Over 500 people…

Artist Touring All 50 States in 50 Weeks Stops in Moorhead and is Coming Back to the Valley

He has dropped numerous songs and just released a book called Relapse: A Love Story

MOORHEAD, Minn. — An American singer, songwriter, poet and author is living out his dream by touring 50 states in 52 weeks with his wife who is now in remission. Robert Hunter stopped at Junkyard Brewing in Moorhead last night and says if it wasn’t for his wife, who was battling with an aggressive form of cancer, he never would…

River Keepers are Telling You to Get Out and Enjoy the Red This Summer

"The scenery is just breathtaking and the wildlife that you get to see along the Red, it's just a beautiful, beautiful site"

FARGO, N.D. — The River Keepers meet once a year to honor members, discuss new possibilities and learn how to continue keeping the Red River clean. People involved in the group are sharing their plans for the future. The Red River is a distinct characteristic to the Fargo/Moorhead community, but it does more than just glorify nature. “The Red River’s…

Learning about True Haitian Culture and Traditions

The presenters say many people have never been to countries outside of the United States and they only know what they see on television

FARGO, N.D. — Haitian natives are talking to people in the valley about their true, traditional culture. People gathered at the Fargo Public Library to learn about their native music, cuisine, language and education. The presenters say many people have never been to countries outside of the United States and they only know what they see on television. They say…

Former Fargo Priest Accused of Sexual Molestation is Back in the States

After being accused back in the 90's, Sayasaya said he was visiting the Philippines for Christmas but he never returned

FARGO, ND — A former Fargo priest accused of sexually molesting two underage boys has officially been extradited to the United States. Fernando Sayasaya will face state child sexual abuse charges that were filed back in 2002 for offenses that took place between July of 1995 and August of 1998. After being accused back in the 90’s, Sayasaya said he…

North Dakota Ag Department is Helping Ranchers Around the State

The state Emergency Commission approved $1.5 million dollars for the program

NORTH DAKOTA — Nearly 500 drought–stricken ranchers in North Dakota are being helped by the state Ag Department’s Emergency Hay Transportation Assistance Program. The state Emergency Commission approved $1.5 million dollars for the program and 491 applicants will be reimbursed for moving nearly 300 thousand bales of hay more than a million miles across the states. More than 126 thousand…

ND Game and Fish Dept. Closes Otter Trapping Season

The limit of 15 otters has been reached

Courtesy: North Dakota Game and Fish Department  NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota’s Game and Fish Department has closed the state’s inaugural otter trapping season. The limit of 15 otters has been reached. Enough otters had moved into eastern North Dakota from Minnesota to warrant a trapping season. Gov. Burgum signed off on the idea last summer. The season opened November…