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Clothesline Project Raises Awareness of Sexual Assault to High School Students, UND Campus

This was the 22nd year for the Clothesline Project at UND

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The Clothesline Project is on display in UND’s Memorial Union. T–shirts are hung on clotheslines throughout the union’s ballroom depicting messages of abuse survivor experiences. Students from Grand Forks Red River and Central High Schools visited the display. School officials hope that students become more aware of sexual assault and help those who are victims of…

Savanna’s Act Focus of Hearing for the Senate Indian Affairs Committee

It is named for Savanna Greywind of Fargo

  FARGO, ND — The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday on Savanna’s Act. The bill was introduced earlier this month by Sen. Heidi Heitkamp to help address the crisis of missing and murdered Native women. It is named for Savanna Greywind of Fargo. She was 8-months pregnant when she went missing in August. Her baby was…

ND State Senator Carolyn Nelson Celebrates 80th Birthday, Receives Honor of First-Time Award

She is the first ever recipient of the "Outstanding Woman State Legislator Supporting the Arts award

FARGO, ND — Today marks two special celebrations for Senator Carolyn Nelson, her 80th birthday and the announcement of a special award. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Women in Government announced that she is the first ever recipient of the “Outstanding Woman State Legislator Supporting the Arts award. She is being honored as a leader…

Pink Powerhouse Pull Practice

Teams of eight are raising money and awareness to prove how strong they can be when working together

FARGO, ND — Most people can say they have been touched by breast cancer is some way, and the Pink Powerhouse Pull is showing their support. Organizers had a practice run and pulled a pink concrete mixer to show that anything is possible. The practice run was in preparation for their event on Saturday October 14th at the Fargo Civic…

Dress for Success’ Attire to Inspire Fashion Show in Fargo

We will have a full report on the show on KVRR Local News @ 9

FARGO, ND — The latest fashion trends are being shown off to help give area women the confidence to enter the working world. It’s the annual Dress for Success Attire to Inspire fashion show. My co-anchor Alison Voorhees is at the Avalon Events Center in Fargo and joins us live. ALISON VOORHEES, REPORTING: I am at the 5th annual Dress for…

Dress for Success Red River Valley to Host “Attire to Inspire” Event

They're featuring more than one hundred models, including our very own Alison Voorhees

FARGO, ND — For one area nonprofit, fashion is the tool they use to bring economic and educational success to countless families through the metro. Dress for Success Red River Valley is holding its fifth “Attire to Inspire” fashion show Thursday evening at Avalon Events Center West. They’re featuring more than one hundred models, including our very own Alison Voorhees….

Senator Heitkamp Announces Re-Election Bid for 2018

Heitkamp made the announcement early this morning on her brother Joel Heitkamp's radio show

FARGO, ND — Senator Heidi Heitkamp is officially seeking re-election to the U.S. Senate. Heitkamp made the announcement early this morning on her brother Joel Heitkamp’s radio show. Sen. Heidi Heiktamp has already spent nearly five years in the U.S. Senate and she wants to continue to serve the people of North Dakota. She is preparing to jump head first…

The Ladies of Steam: A New Generation of Steam Threshers

Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion Sees More Women Involved Each Year

ROLLAG, Minn. — With the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion wrapping up its final day, you may have noticed that this year there was no shortage of women doing the work. In fact, more women are participating in this year’s reunion than in years past. Don’t let the big tractors and moving machinery fool you, When it comes to the heavy…

Google Responds After Employee Distributes Sexist Manifesto

Google's Diversity Vice President says the essay is not a viewpoint the company endorses, promotes or encourages

  INTERNATIONAL — Google executives are responding after a male employee writes and distributes a self-proclaimed manifesto, saying men have a “higher drive for status” than women workers. Google’s Diversity Vice President says the essay is not a viewpoint the company endorses, promotes or encourages. He goes on to condemn the essay, which had been circulating throughout the company for…

Fargo PD’s Cultural Liaison Officer Building Bridges in the Community

The two women involved in a cultural dispute share hugs and forgiveness after meeting with police

FARGO, ND — In a story KVRR first brought you Tuesday, the women at the center of a racist rant in the middle of a Fargo Walmart parking lot have come together and are moving forward. It’s the video that went viral on social media. Within 30 minutes of posting it, more than 200 shares and thousands of reactions worldwide….