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A Frequent Name At The Ballot Box, Dick Franson Dies At 86

A frequent presence on Minnesota’s election ballots has died. Dick Franson ran for U.S. Senate, governor and other statewide and local offices for a total of about 30 attempts. Franson died Wednesday after going through rehab for a concussion earlier this year. He was 86.

05/30/2015

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A Day To Remember Fallen Heroes, Vets Hurting At Home

On Memorial Day, Minnesotans stopped to remember their relatives, friends and neighbors who died risking everything for our freedom.

05/25/2015

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Thousands Visit Ft. Snelling National Cemetery For Memorial Day

Thousands visited Fort Snelling National Cemetery for its Memorial Day Ceremony. It’s said to be the largest ceremony in the state. It concluded roughly 30 minutes ago and, despite light rain, saw big crowds.

05/25/2015

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Wander Minnesota: Memorial Day Observances & Celebrations

Sure, the weather has (finally) started to act like it’s supposed to this time of year, but we all know summer really starts over Memorial Day weekend, when everyone begins flocking in earnest to lakes and northwoods.

05/19/2015

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WWII Airman Visits Families Of Lost Crew Mates

“Sixteen years later, I never knew Jerry was on that plane,” said 93-year-old Bob Gross, a former navigator aboard a B-24 Liberator.
Gross and his wife, Cynthia, arrived on a flight from Connecticut to fulfill a promise Bob made years ago. He wanted to pay tribute to his crew members by meeting their relatives and answering questions.

08/19/2013

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Wander Minnesota: Sightseeing with Veterans

After the Fourth of July, a reader asked me to come up with a list of places she could take her elderly father-in-law, a WWII veteran, over the summer that would give him the opportunity to pay respects to veterans of any war.

07/09/2013

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Fort Snelling Cemetery Hosts Wreath Ceremony Sat.

Fort Snelling National Cemetery hosts a holiday wreath-laying ceremony to honor and remember the nation’s veterans on Saturday.

12/14/2012

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War Heroes Honored With Wreaths At Fort Snelling

With their bodies bundled up against December’s biting cold, patriotism and honor stood hand-in-hand on the frozen ground of Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

12/10/2011

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Minn. Families Honor Soldiers They Never Knew

Many observe Memorial Day by honoring loved ones whose lives were lost at war, but some Minnesota families are honoring soldiers they never knew.

05/30/2011

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Memorial Weekend Spurs Traditional Outings

Under a large striped tent, pitched in a parking lot along 34th Avenue is where Mitch Fine spends every Memorial Day weekend.

05/27/2011