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After Years Away, MN Soldier Celebrates First Father’s Day

Sunday’s Father’s Day will be the first time Sgt. Ifedayo Kila will be with his family on the special day since his son was born nearly four years ago.

06/14/2013

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Wisconsin Bill Would Forgive Dead Soldiers’ Taxes

The parents of a Wisconsin soldier killed in Afghanistan are backing a bill that would forgive state income taxes for military members killed in combat.

05/13/2013

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Minnesota Native Killed In Afghanistan Cargo Plane Crash

A Minnesota native was one of seven people killed when a cargo plane crashed Monday near an Air Force base in Afghanistan.

05/01/2013

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120 Nat’l Guard Members Return From Afghanistan

One-hundred-twenty members of the Minnesota National Guard are returning from their year-long deployment to Afghanistan, where they trained and mentored soldiers in the Afghan National Army.

04/04/2013

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Fort Snelling Hosting Send-Off For 23 Soldiers

There’s a send-off Wednesday afternoon for nearly two dozen Minnesota soldiers that are heading to Afghanistan.

01/30/2013

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General Stanley McChrystal

Tune in Wednesday January 23rd for a discussion with General Stanley McChrystal. He talks about his memoir, “My Share of the Task“.

01/23/2013

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Fallen Soldier’s Family Receives Purple Heart On His Behalf

A Minnesota marine from New Prague received one of the military’s highest honors on Tuesday.

12/18/2012

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Minn. Guard Unit Returns After Afghanistan Stint

After ensuring that other deployed U.S. troops got their greetings from afar, a Minnesota National Guard unit is on the final leg of its trip home from Afghanistan.

12/03/2012

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Community Says Goodbye To Fallen Marine On Wednesday

Flags will fly at half-staff all across Minnesota on Wednesday in honor of a fallen Marine who will be morning by a community south of the Twin Cities.

11/28/2012

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Flags To Fly At Half-Staff For Fallen Minnesota Marine

Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. and Minnesota flags to fly at half-staff on Wednesday in honor of a local Marine who died while on active duty.

11/27/2012

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Funeral This Week For MN Marine Killed In Afghanistan

Funeral services have been set for the Minnesota Marine killed in Afghanistan last week during his first tour of duty. Lance Cpl. Dale Means, 23, was killed on Nov. 18 by an improvised explosive device.

11/26/2012

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Minnesota Marine Killed In Afghanistan

A marine from Minnesota died over the weekend in Afghanistan.

11/19/2012

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Opinion: Our Veterans Should Not Be At Risk In Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

When the deal is being made to change the tax rates and cut the deficit we must remember to keep our commitment to our veterans.

11/12/2012

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45 Minn. National Guard Soldiers Returning Home

Eighteen soldiers in Minnesota’s Army National Guard are returning home on Veterans Day after being stationed overseas since last year. The other 27 soldiers from their company are scheduled to return next month.

11/10/2012

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Opinion: A Mad, Personal-Attacking, Interrupting Obama Loses Third Presidential Debate

Romney won this debate in more ways than one – most impressively due to his dignified style.

10/23/2012

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