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Minn. Sports Teams Took Nearly $1M From Gov't For 'Paid Patriotism' At GamesA new report shows Minnesota's sports teams are near the top of the list for "paid patriotism."
US Navy To Name New Combat Ship After Twin CitiesThe Department of Defense said in a news release Thursday that the Navy's next Freedom-class littoral combat ship would be named the USS Minneapolis/St. Paul.
Minn. Doctors, Nurses Heading To Liberia To Fight EbolaA group of nurses and doctors have boarded a flight to Liberia to help in the fight against Ebola.
Navy 'Leap Frogs' Jump From Plane Over CapitolParachutes are about to punctuate the sky over Minnesota's Capitol. An elite team of Navy skydivers planned to jump from a plane to the Capitol lawn on Wednesday afternoon as part of a Navy Week celebration in the state.
Black Helicopters Over Twin Cities Have Some Asking Questions A military training exercise has some in downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul looking to the skies and asking questions. It's a scene that looks straight out of an action movie.
US Defense Helicopter Training Continues In Twin CitiesResidents of downtown Minneapolis may have been alarmed Monday night by the sight of low-flying helicopters near city buildings. But the police departments of Minneapolis and St. Paul say the public has nothing to fear, as it's all part of a Department of Defense training exercise.
What's Affected Locally By The Federal Government ShutdownIt's official, the federal government is partially shut down Tuesday morning for the first time in 17 years. This comes after the Senate rejected a House bill to fund the government. The shutdown will have an effect on about 18,000 federal workers here in Minnesota. Many of them will be furloughed. Some Government services will also be disrupted.
DOD Confirms Death Of Minnesota MarineThe U.S. Department of Defense has confirmed the death of a Minnesota Marine serving in Afghanistan.
MN Marine Watches His Son's Birth From KuwaitOne Minnesota father wasn't about to miss the birth of his baby boy, even though he was serving in the military in Kuwait.
Minn. Pilot Missing Since 1965 IdentifiedThe Pentagon has identified remains recovered in Vietnam in 2009 and 2011 as those of a pilot from Minnesota. He's Air Force Maj. Thomas E. Reitmann of Red Wing.
Minnesota Marine Killed In AfghanistanThe Defense Department says 21-year-old Lance Cpl. Robert Greniger of Greenfield died Tuesday while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province.
Wis. Soldier Dies While Fighting In Afghanistan
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