Veteran

A Veteran Gives A Lending Hand To A Comrade In Need Of Help

She's in need of a car to get to medical appointments.

FARGO, N.D. –  A West Fargo veteran helps start a GoFundMe account to raise money for a disabled Fargo veteran. “I felt alone in my battles. He was the closest bud I had that understood what I was going through,” Army Veteran Ayleah Peasley-Evitt said. In a place of hopelessness, Peasley-Evitt was able to find hope through Greg Akason. “Very…

Fargo Native To Begin Streaming Network For “Good” In Support of Frontline Workers

CALLS FOR NATIONAL SPIRIT OF GIVING AND COOPERATION FOR OUR ESSENTIAL WORKERS

Fargo native and self-quarantined Afghanistan War Veteran Mark Lindquist has a new mission. The entertainer is supporting the next round of post traumatic stress suffering people: healthcare, emergency and funeral workers. Starting Tuesday, he is offering a 10 hour a day, seven day a week streaming network for good, called Positivity Lives Here. It’s from 9 to 3 and 7…

Minneapolis VA Cited after 2018 Suicide of Veteran

It's the second time the medical center was cited after a suicide.

MINNEAPOLIS–The Minneapolis VA Health Care Center has been cited for failures in connection with the 2018 suicide of a veteran in its care. It’s the second time that a federal watchdog has cited the medical center after a suicide. In a report this week, the VA Office of Inspector General found that three staff members failed to share the man’s…

Grandfather & Grandson Share Special Veteran Bond on Honor Flight

WASHINGTON – Another group of area veterans is getting ready to head to Washington DC on the latest Honor Flight. Each one is filled with stories of heroism. On the last flight, two veterans from very different generations shared their story. Of the 90 Veterans on our local May honor flight, two were escorted by a grandchild and one grandfather-grandson…

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…