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Soldier Gives Little Sister Surprise Gift — Himself

Being “home for the holidays” took on a whole, new meaning Friday. Six-year-old Savannah Germain hadn’t seen her brother, Devin, in about a year. Devin is a soldier who has been serving in Afghanistan. He returned to Minnesota Friday, but Savannah had no idea he was coming.

12/19/2014

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Events, Businesses Pay Tribute On Veterans Day

Tuesday marks Veterans Day, during which we take time to honor the brave men and women who have served our country. Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day on this day in 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress amended the holiday to include veterans of all U.S. wars in 1954.

11/11/2014

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Troubled Vets Of All Ages Find Comfort At Refuge

The vets, some yawning, others clutching packs of cigarettes, trickle into a sun-splashed room for morning meditation. Some survived war long ago, others have fresh memories of combat.

11/08/2014

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Evidence Released In Army Recruiter Hit-And-Run Case

The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office released evidence in a hit-and-run accident that severely injured an army recruiter. Last fall, Staff Sgt. Travis Torgerson was hit by a jeep and dragged nearly a mile. The driver, Enrico Taylor, pleaded guilty to the charges and will spend nearly 16 years behind bars.

06/13/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 6-3-14

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06/03/2014

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Man Pleads Guilty To Hit-And-Run Crash That Killed Army Vet

A 32-year-old Wyoming, Minn. man pleaded guilty Thursday to a hit-and-run crash that killed an Army veteran last June.

03/27/2014

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Father, Son United On Christmas After Fighting Different Battles

A father and son who fought two very different battles this year are home together for Christmas. When Ryan Johnson went to war in Afghanistan this past spring, he didn’t know if his father would still be here for the holidays.

12/25/2013

BOULDER, CO - OCTOBER 04: A helmet of the Texas Longhorns lies on the field as the team warms up prior to facing the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on October 4, 2008 in Boulder, Colorado. Texas defeated Colorado 38-14. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Texas And Army Coaching Searches On Different Levels With Same Goal, Restore Pride

Army will never be a dominant force in college football the way Texas can be, but both programs have a special place in college football’s history. Seeing them each reach their expectations is capable if the right coach is brought in.

12/18/2013

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Man Accused Of Taking Army IDs To Stay In Custody

A Minnesota National Guardsman, accused of stealing hundreds of soldiers’ identities, had a target list that included billionaire Warren Buffet. Keith Novak made his first appearance in federal court Monday on a fraud charge related to the identity theft. Novak is charged with one count of fraud in connection with the theft of personal identification information for more than 400 active-duty U.S. soldiers. The FBI revealed that much of the evidence against Novak comes from their taped conversations with him.

12/16/2013

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Minn. Guardsman Accused Of Stealing Military IDs

A Minnesota National Guardsman and Iraq war veteran charged with fraud for allegedly stealing personal information of roughly 400 members of his former Army unit was likely responsible for analyzing the military’s enemy intelligence.

12/12/2013

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Minn. Vet Shot Photos In WWII, Now He’s Put Them Online

The tools of Daniel Novak’s war experience are stored in a locked briefcase. While most World War II soldiers were armed with weapons, Novak had black and white film.

11/11/2013

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Finding Minnesota: ‘Wreaths For The Fallen’ In Little Falls

Sometimes a simple gesture can be so inspiring, it leads to something bigger than anyone expected. That’s what we found in central Minnesota. A few years ago, people chipped in to put a few winter wreaths on the graves at the State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls.

11/10/2013

Louis Goldstein

August’s Veteran Of The Month: Louis Goldstein

Louis Goldstein joined the Army Reserves in November of 2002 at the age of 17 while still a junior in High School. He attended St. Cloud State University from September 2005 – December 2009, and graduated with a double major in Political Science and Communication Studies.

07/31/2013

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Man Charged In Hit-And-Run That Killed Army Veteran

A 31-year-old Wyoming, Minn., man faces multiple charges in connection to the hit-and-run crash that killed an Army veteran earlier this month.

06/28/2013

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Public Helps Locate Suspect In Hinckley Hit-And-Run Death

A public tip has helped authorities arrest a man in connection with the hit-and-run crash that killed a man from Wyoming, Minn., earlier this month. According to the Department of Public Safety, Derek Anthony Sanders, 31, of Wyoming, Minn., was taken into custody from his parents’ residence Wednesday morning without incidence.

06/26/2013

Mark Weber Kids

‘Everybody Wishes They Had A Father Like Mark Weber’

Friends and family are mourning the death of a beloved soldier, author and family man as Lt. Col. Mark Weber died Thursday after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 41 years old.

06/14/2013

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Wrecking Ball Swings At Minn.’s Top Superfund Site

Minnesota’s top Superfund site is finally undergoing cleanup as demolition began Friday on the former Army ammunition plant in Arden Hills.

06/07/2013

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Iraq War Vet Loses Everything In Condo Fire

A large fire ripped through more than a half-dozen condos in Uptown Minneapolis Friday morning, sending huge clouds of smoke into the air and one resident to the hospital.

12/28/2012

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Veteran Severely Beaten Inside NE Minneapolis Bar

A veteran who was out celebrating Veterans Day with friends says he has no idea why a group of strangers viciously attacked him.

11/11/2012

U.S. Army mortar men from the 2-27th Infantry Regiment fire mortars at a Taliban position (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Afghan Surge Failed

With the situation getting worse on the ground Obama has ended the surge just in time for the election in November. Taliban and related attacks against NATO powers were approximately 2,700 in August of 2009 when Obama made his contrary-to-campaign promised-move to step up the nation’s military assistance in Afghanistan. Three years later, in August of 2012, there were more attacks – nearly 3,000.

09/29/2012

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Former Mankato Student Dies In Afghanistan

A 26-year-old Army Staff Sgt. sergeant who attended Minnesota State University at Mankato has died in Afghanistan. Kyle Osborn grew up in Lafayette, Ind. but went to school in Mankato. He met his wife Maggie at MNSU, who is a graduate from Waconia High School.

09/15/2012

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Army Sergeant Reunites With Son After 9 Months In Afghanistan

It was the best gift a kid could get.

09/14/2012

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Minn. Army Officer Fighting Cancer Honored By Joint Chiefs Chairman

Eighteen years in the U.S. Army earned Lt. Col. Mark Weber a chest full of medals and military commendations, from airborne wings to foreign engagement ribbons.

08/16/2012

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Minn. Nat’l Guardsman Apologies For Lies

A Minnesota National Guardsman who appeared on a reality TV show is saying he’s sorry for embellishing some stories that have even helped pay some of his bills.

06/09/2012

George Boyd

May’s Veteran Of The Month: George Boyd

George Boyd was born in Chicago and raised in Danville, Illinois. At the age of 17 he enlisted into the Air Force in 1958 and was first assigned to Westover Air Force Base, Massachusetts.

05/01/2012

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