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Emerald Ash Borer Infestation Found At Fort Snelling Course

The tree-killing pest – the emerald ash borer – has done serious damage to trees at a local golf course. A new case, the first in 2012, was discovered at Fort Snelling Golf Club near the airport in Hennepin County.

08/15/2012

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Good Question: How Does A Lake Get Its Name?

This is the land of 10,000 lakes, or to be more specific, 11,842 lakes. And most of us don’t know how any of them got named.

07/31/2012

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Annual StandDown Event Offers Help For Veterans

Minnesota is lending a hand to military veterans this week with an array of free services at the annual Veterans’ StandDown event in St. Paul.

07/30/2012

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Ft. Snelling Grave ‘Significantly Disturbed’

Authorities are trying to figure out who desecrated the grave of a Minnesota World War II veteran.

07/12/2012

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Fort Snelling Creates July 4 Blast From The Past

No A/C, no electricity and clothes made out of wool. Many Minnesotans spent Independence Day living like it was the early 1800s.

07/04/2012

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M.I.A. No More: Vietnam Navy Pilot Buried With Full Honors

Vietnam Veterans make up a sizable portion of the motorcycle riding Patriot Guard. It’s no surprise that more than 100 of them would ride their bikes in a long formation into the Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

06/11/2012

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Remains Of Navy Pilot Missing In Vietnam Returned

The remains of a U.S. Navy fighter pilot missing in action in the Vietnam War are being returned to his family in Minnesota for burial. Lt. William Swanson, of Zimmerman, will be laid to rest June 11 with military honors at Fort Snelling in Minneapolis, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.

06/09/2012

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Missing Since 1965, MN Airman To Be Buried At Fort Snelling

Nearly 50 years after a Minnesota soldier went missing after crashing his aircraft during the Vietnam War, William E. Swanson is coming home.

06/07/2012

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Memorial Day Events

Fort Snelling | Minnesota State Capitol | Lakewood Cemetery | Memorial Day Pow-Wow | Memorial Day/Law Day 5K Run In Willmar | Memorial Day Murph In St. Cloud | Valleyfair | Minnesota Civil War History At The Landing

05/25/2012

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Fort Snelling Squad Can Keep Its Rifles

Minnesota Congressman John Kline says the U.S. Army has reversed a decision and will allow the Fort Snelling honor guard to keep the ceremonial rifles it uses for military burials.

02/09/2012

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Kline: Army Reconsidering Ft. Snelling Rifle Recoupment

Rep. John Kline says the U.S. Army is reconsidering a decision to recoup Fort Snelling’s ceremonial rifles from the fort’s memorial rifle squad.

12/21/2011

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US Army Demands Fort Snelling’s Rifles Back

At each burial, the Fort Snelling memorial rifle squad will fire off a 21-gun salute using WW1 vintage Springfield O3A3 bolt action rifles. Squad members say the rifles are safe and simple to load. Recently, however, the squad learned that the U.S. Army is demanding that the unit turn over the government-issued rifles and exchange them for a different model.

12/12/2011

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More Historic Sites Given Preservation Grants

Thirteen sites in the Twin Cities metro area have now been awarded preservation grants of at least $20,000, and an addition 12 will receive some funding for their own restoration projects.

11/10/2011

"I think of my grandparents every time I'm in it."

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Kristy At Fort Snelling

“Most of the time, I sing along, but don’t move my mouth, so people don’t know I’m singing.” – Kristy and her Chrysler Minivan

09/19/2011

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Scouts Explore Space, Talk To Astronauts At Fort Snelling

It’s not every day you get a chance to meet an astronaut — or talk to them in space.

08/09/2011

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Minn. Scouts To Speak To Space Station Astronauts

Minnesota Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other students are getting the chance to speak live to astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

08/09/2011

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Best Places To Run In The Twin Cities

So much of the metro area acts as an outdoor playground, and runners have myriad opportunities for trying new routes and exploring different parts of the Cities. Here are some of the gems in the Twin Cities’ runner’s world.

08/06/2011

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Suspicious Discovery At Fed Bldg. By Ft. Snelling

Officials were brought in to investigate a suspicious discovery made overnight at the Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building near Fort Snelling.

08/01/2011

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Best Museum Gift Shops

One of my favorite parts of a trip to any museum is exploring the gift shop. Usually stocked with unique goodies that highlight the niche of the museum, it’s kind of like the opposite of a gallery: you can actually touch and take home a piece of the exhibit. Another bonus of most museum gift shops? Free admission (unless you decide to buy something).

06/16/2011

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Fort Snelling To Be A Village?

There may soon be new signs near the airport indicating the “Village of Fort Snelling.”

06/06/2011

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Hundreds Attend Memorial Day At Fort Snelling

Crews have been working for weeks to prepare Fort Snelling National Cemetery in the Twin Cities for the annual Memorial Day program.

05/30/2011

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Fort Snelling Cemetery Ready For Memorial Day Program

Crews have been working the past few weeks preparing Fort Snelling National Cemetery in the Twin Cities for the annual Memorial Day program Monday.

05/29/2011

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Best Ideas For Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is approaching and I am sure you are already getting excited for a little time away from work to enjoy time with friends, family and [hopefully] great weather. Here is a list of options whether you want to stay in the Twin Cities or if you want to hit the road and get out of town.

05/12/2011

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High Water Prompts Ft. Snelling State Park Closing

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has closed Fort Snelling State Park in St. Paul because of rising rivers.

03/23/2011

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Fort Snelling Army Reserve Group Headed Overseas

An Army Reserves unit based at Fort Snelling is heading to Afghanistan to support the U.S. military operation in that country.

03/19/2011

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