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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

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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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Late Troop Homecoming Disappoints Military Families

Laura Hudson, a military wife from Elk River, has been waiting a year for the moment her husband returns home. Now, she feels that moment has been robbed.

04/30/2012

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April’s Veteran Of The Month: Justin Sabo

Justin Sabo attended high school in Rosemount, and later Apple Valley at the School of Environmental Studies. He was awarded an Eagle Scout during that time. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in August of 1997 (at the age of 18), attending Basic Training at Ft. Benning, Georgia.

04/02/2012

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Esme’s Blog: The Mental Health Of Our Military

The horrifying tragedy of the American soldier who is accused of slaughtering 16 Afghan civilians raises serious questions about the U.S. Military’s awareness, monitoring and understanding of how troops are faring under the unimaginable stresses of combat.

03/17/2012

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Program Seeks To Keep Vets Mentally Healthy And Free

For former Army ranger Hector Matascastillo the stresses of 13 military deployments finally took a toll. On Jan. 24, 2004, Matascastillo suffered a horrible flashback at his Lakeville home.

01/30/2012

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Fridley Defense Contractor Lands Big Prize

For the past 30 years the U.S. Army’s Bradley Fighting Vehicle has given soldiers armored protection as they maneuver the battlefield.

08/29/2011

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A Minn. Veteran’s Long Journey After Losing Legs

Nearly a year after his final tour, a war veteran who lost his legs was welcomed back in Minnesota.

06/27/2011

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Family, Friends Share Memories Of St. Paul Soldier

Family and friends of a 25-year-old St. Paul soldier killed in Afghanistan are planning to share memories of him at a news conference.

04/19/2011

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Soldier Exchange Creates Bonds Between Minn. And Norway

Some Minnesota soldiers are learning new skills in a different country. It’s a country Minnesota considers close to home: Norway.

02/19/2011

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