Ukraine

Hundreds rally at state Capitol in support of Ukraine

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Hundreds of Minnesotans rallied at the state Capitol to show support for Ukraine where more than 1.7 million people have been forced from their country because of Russia’s invasion nearly two weeks ago. The chairman of the Minnesota Ukrainian American Advocacy Committee, Luda Anastazievsky, called on the state Legislature Sunday to divest of any funds benefiting…

Vigil at Veterans Memorial Bridge for Ukraine crisis

A local group holds a solidarity walk to support Ukraine in its fight against Russia and to call for help for the people who are suffering.

FARGO-MOORHEAD (KVRR) —  A local group holds a solidarity walk to support Ukraine in its fight against Russia and to call for help for the people who are suffering. It was an emotional scene there were people who lived in Ukraine at some point or had family still living there, raising money for the war torn country and praying for…

DCR Brewing to raise money for Ukraine relief with new beer

Fargo brewery stepping up to raise funds for Ukraine

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Local Brewery DCR Brewing is helping Ukraine during their war with Russia. Owner Sam Corr will debut a new beer called Glory for Ukraine. It will be available on Saint Patrick’s Day. All proceeds will be given to Ukraine relief efforts. Corr says excitement is growing for his new Hazy IPA. With a hint of fruit,…

War in Ukraine complicates path home for Groszhans

Kurt GroszhansWASHINGTON (AP) – The challenging path to bringing home Americans jailed in Ukraine and Russia is even more complicated now with a war overwhelming the region and increasingly hostile relations between the United States and the Kremlin. Ukraine is holding North Dakota farmer Kurt Groszhans, accused in a plot to assassinate a current member of the country’s political cabinet….

Fargo-Moorhead supports Ukraine with rally

FARGO-MOORHEAD (KVRR) – The Veterans Memorial Bridge connecting Fargo and Moorhead is the site of a rally for Ukraine and its citizens. People in the Fargo-Moorhead community are showing their support and Ukrainians are pleasantly surprised by the amount of support the world is showing their country. “I feel really grateful for the people that came here today to support…

NDSU Professor Weighs in on Economic Impact of War

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)–As the United States and other NATO allies impose more sanctions on Russia, the country’s military continues to go full-scale as they attack Ukranian’s biggest cities. The United Nations reports more than half a million refugees have left Ukraine as Russian rockets and missiles continue to attack Kharkiv, the nation’s second largest city. An NDSU professor says while…

Duluth mayor reconsiders, lift bridge will glow in support of Ukraine

DULUTH, Minn. (KVRR) – The Mayor of Duluth, Minnesota has reversed course and says she will now support illuminating the city’s iconic lift bridge in the colors of the Ukrainian flag. Mayor Emily Larson released a statement Tuesday morning. “Sometimes you make a decision based on important variables like rules and fairness and then understand that those things really don’t…

Gas prices continue to rise and could get worse

Gas is up about 70 cents from this time last year according to Triple A.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Gas is up about 70 cents from this time last year according to AAA. People who monitor gas trends say prices will keep climbing due to demand. People are concerned about this spike in gas prices. It’s affecting their travel plans and budgets. Some are worried what they may have to sacrifice to afford to drive….

State Investment Board to discuss North Dakota Legacy Fund investments in Russia

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota State Investment Board will hold a special meeting Thursday to discuss the state’s Legacy Fund investments in Russia. Gov. Doug Burgum says that while North Dakota owns bonds originally issued by the Russian Federation, the state purchased those bonds from a third party on the secondary market, so the proceeds of the sale…