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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Five noteworthy events celebrate African Americans’ contributions to the history and culture of Minnesota.
There’s a send-off Wednesday afternoon for nearly two dozen Minnesota soldiers that are heading to Afghanistan.
Fort Snelling National Cemetery hosts a holiday wreath-laying ceremony to honor and remember the nation’s veterans on Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Authorities are trying to figure out who desecrated the grave of a Minnesota World War II veteran.
No A/C, no electricity and clothes made out of wool. Many Minnesotans spent Independence Day living like it was the early 1800s.
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.
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.
Nearly 50 years after a Minnesota soldier went missing after crashing his aircraft during the Vietnam War, William E. Swanson is coming home.
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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.
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.
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.
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.