veterans

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…

Caring Catalog helps support veterans and low income families in the community.

Local non profit joins the effort to help rebuild lives in the community.

FARGO, N.D. – A nonprofit is partnering up with a local foundation this holiday season to lend a helping hand to members in the community through an online caring catalog. The Fargo Moorhead Area foundation is teaming up with nonprofits throughout town to help raise funds in support of local families. “Every year they do the caring catalog there’s hundreds…

Organizations host parade in honor of Veterans Day

The parade started between 4th and 5th streets and ended at the Fargo Civic Center.

FARGO, N.D.- COVID-19 did not stop the Fargo-Moorhead area from celebrating Veterans Day and thanking those who served. Veteran organizations in the metro take part in a parade in downtown Fargo that included masks and was limited to 25 percent capacity. The ceremony usually takes place at the Civic Center was cancelled. “It wouldn’t work out very well with the…

VA Healthcare Center opens new Resource and Referral Center in Fargo

FARGO, N.D– The VA Health Care System hosts a grand opening for its new Community Resource and Referral Center. It was created to provide resources to veterans who are at risk of becoming homeless and those who are already homeless. The facility has resources like a primary care clinic, food pantry, kitchen and computer lab. The opening ceremony was attended…

Sanford Health to receive Department of Defense Freedom Award

The award is given to employers who provide exceptional support to workers in the National Guard and Reserve.

FARGO, N.D. — When it comes to taking care of those who have risked their lives for our country, Sanford Health is an expert. Not just among employers in the Red River Valley, but among all employers across the nation. The health care system has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense as one of the 2020 Employer Support…

All Honor Flights For 2020 Postponed

Some disappointing news for our war heroes waiting to take the next Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. Honor Flight Network has postponed all trips for the 2020 flight season in response to COVID-19. ‚Äč They say that those with questions about their individual trip should contact their local Honor Flight hub. More than 23,000 veterans were given free trips to…

Fargo National Cemetery hosts virtual Memorial Day ceremony

The cemetery honored fallen soldiers on the holiday with the help from North Dakota and Minnesota politicians

FARGO, N.D. — This Memorial Day is the first since the Fargo National Cemetery opened it’s gates in September of last year. It is the first and only national veterans cemetery in North Dakota. The cemetery had big plans to hold it’s inaugural Memorial Day celebration this year, but things were forced to change amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Still, they…