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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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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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