Ukrainian refugees to make new home in North Dakota, Minnesota

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Bismarck, ND) -- Over 100 Ukrainian refugees will be calling North Dakota home.

One-hundred-and-fifteen refugees have already resettled across the state or will do so soon after the Biden Administration launched the "Uniting for Ukraine" program last year. Nearly half of the 115 will reside in the Bismarck-Mandan area.

All the refugees resettling in North Dakota have family or friends who are sponsoring them.

Meanwhile, the Minnesota Department of Human Services says 300 people have become humanitarian parolees in the state. There are also over 850 applications from Ukranians trying to come to Minnesota.

This comes after Russia invaded Ukraine in February.