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Bells Tolling April 9 To Mark Anniversary Of Civil War End

Bells will ring in unison across Minnesota and other places in the country on April 9 to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s end.

03/26/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

We’re coming up on the first weekend of spring and there are plenty of ways to celebrate in the Twin Cities.

03/19/2015

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Best Labor Day Events In Minnesota

Labor Day marks the end of summer. How will you celebrate?

08/22/2014

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Best Museum Tours In Minnesota

Minnesota has some of the Midwest’s best museums. Take a tour through Minnesota culture today.

08/18/2014

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Homeless Vets Can Get Help At Metro StandDown

Homeless veterans can get medical aid, hot meals, clothing and other free help at the 22nd annual Metro Area Veterans’ StandDown. The event will be held Tuesday and Wednesday at the Boy Scout Base Camp at Fort Snelling.

08/05/2014

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MN Teen Becomes Eagle Scout After Cleaning Ft. Snelling Headstones

A teen from Eastview High School in Apple Valley worked his way to the highest honor in scouts Saturday. Along with some volunteers, Garrett McKay cleaned some of the headstones at Ft. Snelling Cemetery. This was McKay’s last task he had to complete to become an Eagle Scout.

06/07/2014

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Affordable Housing Coming For Minnesota’s Veterans At Fort Snelling

Military veterans and their families struggling with homelessness will have access to some affordable housing at Fort Snelling. A new development project, which started Thursday with a groundbreaking ceremony, will turn five historic buildings into apartments on the Fort Snelling upper post.

05/29/2014

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Minnesota Rifle Squad Members To Be Obama’s Guests

A group of Minnesotans are in the nation’s capitol Sunday to honor our country’s fallen heroes. They’ll be participating in the national Memorial Day celebration in Washington D.C., invited there by the President.

05/25/2014

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Army Reserve Soldiers Welcomed Home At Ft. Snelling

There was a welcome home ceremony Friday for more than 20 Minnesota soldiers.

03/07/2014

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Extreme Cold Doesn’t Deter Ft. Snelling Honor Guard

When it comes to Minnesota’s weather extremes there are some things that just can’t be put on hold. On Monday, that was the case at Fort Snelling National Cemetery where 16 of the nation’s veterans were laid to rest.

01/06/2014

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New Minn. Play Features Veterans, Active Military

A new play based on personal stories of military veterans of all conflicts and all sides will be performed next month at Fort Snelling. “The Veterans Play Project” previews Nov. 14 and runs Nov. 15-24 at Fort Snelling’s Base Camp.

10/28/2013

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Free Services For Minn. Veterans At Fort Snelling

Minnesota homeless and underserved veterans can get free access to all kinds of free services at a Fort Snelling event. The nonprofit charity Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans holds the second day of its Metro Area Veterans’ StandDown on Wednesday at Fort Snelling’s Boy Scout Base Camp.

08/07/2013

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Questions Surround 3,000 Mpls. Trees Lost In Storm

Blocking half the access to a south Minneapolis street is a sprawling stump from what had been a giant elm tree. Its ring pattern indicates the tree is more than a century old, but it was yanked from the ground much like a garden weed. The sprawling stump sits as a sad reminder of the vicious wind storm that raced across the Twin Cities metropolitan area the weekend of June 22.

07/26/2013

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1 Year After Ft. Snelling Grave Robbery, Family Still Seeking Answers

It’s been a year since someone used the cover of night to walk into the Ft. Snelling National Cemetery and desecrate a grave, which belonged to a World War 2 veteran laid to rest more than 40 years ago.

07/11/2013

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Bike The Mississippi With A Ranger Guide

Beginning this week — and every Saturday throughout the summer — park rangers will be hosting guided tours. You choose which route: Harriet Island, Stone Arch Bridge or Fort Snelling. We asked the rangers to give us a little sneak peak.

07/06/2013

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2 Mpls Tree Debris Drop-Off Sites To Close Saturday

Two tree debris drop-off sites that were made available to citizens following last weekend’s destructive storms will stop accepting public debris this weekend.

06/28/2013

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Authorities ID Body Found In Mississippi River Near Fort Snelling

Authorities have identified the body of a woman that was found earlier this week in the Mississippi River near Fort Snelling. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner said Friday authorities recovered the body of 16-year-old Erika Renee Borgstrom of Roberts, Wis.

05/31/2013

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Thousands Head To Fort Snelling For Memorial Day

On Monday, our nation will take time to remember those who’ve lost their lives while serving our country. Memorial Day ceremonies and parades are scheduled throughout Minnesota. One of the largest was at Fort Snelling Cemetery, where thousands attended Monday morning’s event. Many noted that, to be at Fort Snelling on Memorial Day served as a reminder that the holiday isn’t about taking the day off from work, setting up a picnic or firing up the BBQ. It’s a day to honor the military members who’ve lost their lives while serving.

05/27/2013

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Son Honors Father’s Memory With Watermelon

Memorial Day is this Monday, a day when Americans remember those who gave their lives for their country. Many families are busy decorating the graves of loved ones before services on Monday.

05/23/2013

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time to start planning some weekend fun. This weekend, celebrate Memorial Day at Fort Snelling, Como Zoo, and — despite chilly weather — even the aquatic centers of St. Paul.

05/23/2013

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DNR To Proceed With Plans For Fort Snelling School

The Department of Natural Resources is moving ahead with a proposal for an environmental learning charter school at Fort Snelling. The Upper Mississippi Academy would serve students from prekindergarten through 12th grade. It would use about 200,000 square feet in nine historic buildings on the Upper Post overlooking Fort Snelling State Park.

05/16/2013

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Best Ways To Celebrate Black History Month

Five noteworthy events celebrate African Americans’ contributions to the history and culture of Minnesota.

02/04/2013

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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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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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Worker Killed In Backhoe Accident Near MSP Airport

A contract worker for the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is dead, after a backhoe tipped and fell on top of him, trapping him underneath.

10/22/2012

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