Veteran

101-Year-Old War Veteran Has Long History Of “Town of the Year”

John Wheelihan of Ellendale, North Dakota Served During World War II

ELLENDALE, ND — Not everyone gets the chance to see their town change over a century. KVRR’s Danielle Church talked to a 101-year-old World War II veteran who has seen just about all in Ellendale. At ten years old, John Wheelihan knew he was meant to be in the skies. But it wasn’t until he was an adult that he’d…

Fargo Air Museum Honors D-Day with Trip Down Memory Lane

The museum showed movies from the D-Day era, offered free popcorn and had discounted gift shop items

FARGO, N.D.– The Fargo Air Museum honors the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. The community is invited to pay tribute to those who landed on the French beaches of Normandy in 1944. The museum showed movies from the World War II era. A Navy veteran visited the museum in honor of his father. “This happened 75 years ago and they are now…

NDSU Nursing Student and Veteran Receives Scholarship from Sanford

The Sanford Health Military and Veteran Scholarship is worth $5,000

FARGO, N.D. — One nursing student at NDSU got quite the surprise in class this morning. Ashley Laine received the Sanford Health Military and Veteran Scholarship worth $5,000. Recipients are picked based on leadership, character, academics, and community service. Laine is a network warfare analyst and staff sergeant for the Air National Guard in Fargo. She has been on the Dean’s…

How Local Businesses are Giving Back to Heroes on Freedom Day USA

The day is being marked with the slogan "Day of Free, For a Lifetime of Freedom"

FARGO, N.D. — Freedom Day USA is giving nationwide businesses a reason to say thank you to those who put their lives on the line to protect this country. Cornerstone Dental in Fargo is one of the thousands of businesses that are providing free services for members of the military and veterans. The day is being marked with the slogan…

Veteran Honors Memorial Day with Other Members of CrossFit Ice House by Completing Honor Work Out

Michael Murphy was kind of the epitome of an American Hero someone who sacrificed his own life to save his team and his crew

FARGO, N.D. — Whether you are attending a ceremony or spending the weekend at the lake, most people are celebrating Memorial Day in their own way. CrossFit Ice House is not only doing what they do best, but honoring those fallen soldiers through a work out. “This was his workout of choice. He used to call it body armor and…

Former Fargo Police Officer Appealing Termination

Commissioners on Monday approved the notice of appeal filed by Dave Boelke's attorney

  FARGO, ND — A fired Fargo police officer is appealing his termination to the city commission. Commissioners on Monday approved the notice of appeal filed by Dave Boelke’s attorney. Chief Dave Todd fired the 15-year police department veteran in August. Todd said Boelke made “intentional and willful decisions” not to respond to calls, not to collect evidence and showed…

Remains of a Missing Minnesota WWII Veteran Found 70-Plus Years Later

A DNA lab in Nebraska confirmed the identification

ROSEMOUNT, Minn — The remains of a Minnesota veteran were found and identified more than 70 years after he went missing during World War II. An amateur historian found four numbers stitched to the clothes of a body while researching World War II records. The numbers matched up with Army Staff Sgt. Gerald Jacobsen. The Defense Department exhumed the body from…

Volunteers Start Building a Home for an Injured Veteran in Moorhead

Volunteers for Homes for our Troops helped build a house for one veteran in need

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Volunteers in Moorhead are finding a way to give back to people who put their lives at risk. They began building a home for one man who came back a different person. Sacrificing a Saturday morning came easy for one group of volunteers. Especially when it’s for a man who was willing to sacrifice it all. “The…

We Just Had a Job to Do: WWII Veteran Honored at the Fargo Air Museum

Jim Tyler, a 93-year old fighter pilot from WWII, is in town as the featured guest at the museum's annual auction

FARGO, ND — A World War II veteran is in town as the featured guest at Fargo Air Museum’s Celebrity Dinner and Auction. James Tyler is an Iowa native and a P–38 fighter pilot with the 15th Air Force. He enlisted in November 1942 and flew in 15 missions to Germany and Austria, first as a bomber escort then in bombing…

Senator Hoeven Talks with Air Force Secretary Nominee

Wilson is an Air Force veteran and is the current President of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

WASHINGTON D.C. — North Dakota Senator John Hoeven had a chance to sit down and talk to the nominee for secretary of the U.S. Air Force. Hoeven says he pressed Heather Wilson for support to modernizing the nuclear mission at Minot, Global Hawk and unmanned aerial system operations in Grand Forks, as well as a future Arctic mission, and the…