veterans

Leaders stress need for more veterans centers in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Tim Walz and members of Minnesota’s congressional delegation toured a veterans center in St. Paul, while calling for better access to mental health care and readjustment services for those who have served in the military. Walz, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and U.S. Reps. Angie Craig and Dean Phillips made the visit on Veterans Day. They…

Spooky bowling tournament raises funds for Veterans Honor Flight of ND/MN

"This would not be possible without Sunset Lanes"

People in creative costumes gathered at Sunset Lanes in Moorhead to participate in a ‘Bowling for Veterans Spooky Bowling Tournament’ and to raise money for a good cause. The funds raised at the tournament go directly to helping send area veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit monuments raised in their honor. The tournament had open bowl and team bowling; $1…

Cornerstone Dental Gives Free Care To Veterans

Military Veterans Were Honored For Their Service On Free USA Day

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Dentists at Cornerstone Dental celebrated Freedom USA day by providing veterans with free dental care. Services included teeth examinations, cleanings, and fillings. Dr. Stacy Goodwill, a veteran herself, told us how personal this day is for her and her family as well. “Our country is so fortunate to have everything we have because of these great…

Senator Cramer discusses efforts to assist veterans

FARGO, N.D.  (KVRR) — North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer is discussing efforts to help assist veterans across the state. As he convenes with his Veterans Advisory Board, Cramer says one implementation along the way to assist veterans includes an act that will provide hyperbaric oxygen therapy to those struggling with traumatic brain injuries or post traumatic stress disorder. On the…

Bonanzaville’s Veterans Memorial Celebration honors local veterans

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Bonanzaville is honoring veterans in our community ahead of Memorial Day. At the annual Veterans Memorial Celebration Thursday evening, the West Fargo High School band performed as people enjoyed a free barbeque dinner prepared by veterans. Military-inspired exhibits commemorating the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and items from D-Day were on display….

Derby for Vets raises funds for local veterans

"All the proceeds, 100% of them go to the VA hospital for their services."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — In appreciation of local veterans, a Derby for the Vets race and silent auction took place in downtown Fargo to help raise funds in support of veterans. Members of the community rallied behind unique derby cars as they raced to celebrate the 9th Annual Derby for the Vets event. “We came up with this crazy idea…

‘Freezing for a Good Reason’ participants endure a successful 44 hours outdoors.

"This was a 44 hour push and it was very successful, this is a great community and we are lucky to have the service organizations that banded together to make this happen."

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — After spending a total of 44 hours outdoors bearing frigid cold temperatures, participants for the Freezing for a Good Reason event are ready to warm up indoors. “The 44 hours represented over two days represents the 22 veterans a day that commit suicide each day. So that’s why we did it for two days and the…

Sheriffs battle cold weather for homeless & veteran suicide prevention

"Tonight when it's this cold out really it's going to give us the sense of what someone who's living out in the streets or homeless is going through."

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Some people will bear the frigid temperatures tonight to bring awareness to homelessness and veteran suicide prevention. Both Cass and Clay county sheriff’s will be freezing for good reason as they sleep inside of a tent outside the Moorhead American Legion to bring awareness to the cause. The sheriffs will remain outdoors until noon Saturday. The event…

Fargo National Cemetery honors fallen veterans in solidarity with Wreaths Across America

"Today we are out here to honor, remember and teach."

FARGO, N.D.– In honor of fallen soldiers, Wreaths Across America is holding a nationwide ceremony and placing holiday wreaths on fallen veteran grave sites. “Today we are out here to honor, remember and teach. That’s our biggest mission and to make sure that we ceremoniously place a wreath on everybody’s site,” North Dakota Wing Civil Air Patrol, Lt. Troy Krabbenhoft…