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Minn. Army Officer Fighting Cancer Honored By Joint Chiefs Chairman

Eighteen years in the U.S. Army earned Lt. Col. Mark Weber a chest full of medals and military commendations, from airborne wings to foreign engagement ribbons.

08/16/2012

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Minn. Nat’l Guardsman Apologies For Lies

A Minnesota National Guardsman who appeared on a reality TV show is saying he’s sorry for embellishing some stories that have even helped pay some of his bills.

06/09/2012

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Hockey Player, Soldier Killed In Iraq Inducted Into Hall Of Honor

Minnesota is proudly known as the state of hockey, and on Memorial Day, some hockey-lovers honored a former player.

05/28/2012

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Red Bulls Keep On Coming Home

This weekend marks the return of all Minnesota Red Bulls who were deployed to Kuwait. At 9:40 a.m. a plan carrying the second to last wave of Red Bulls landed at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

05/05/2012

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MN Veteran’s Mother Worries PTSD Sufferers Wait Too Long

A Minnesota mom worries her soldier son is not getting the help he needs for the stress of war. She wants that to change — before it’s too late.

03/28/2012

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Esme’s Blog: The Mental Health Of Our Military

The horrifying tragedy of the American soldier who is accused of slaughtering 16 Afghan civilians raises serious questions about the U.S. Military’s awareness, monitoring and understanding of how troops are faring under the unimaginable stresses of combat.

03/17/2012

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Iraqi President Being Treated In Rochester

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is in Minnesota for medical care, according to the Rochester Post-Bulletin.

03/15/2012

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Surviving Soldier Gets Unexpected Auto Body Help

A soldier who survived a rocket attack in Iraq that killed three of his friends got some unexpected help here at home.

02/16/2012

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Sen. McCain On Payroll Tax Cut And Iraq Violence

Veteran Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona commented on numerous issues on the CBS Early show Thursday morning

12/22/2011

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MSP Stop For Soldiers Making Their Way Home From Iraq

Minneapolis-St. Paul International witnessed history on Sunday when part of the final wave of soldiers to return home from Iraq stopped by for a short layover.

12/18/2011

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Rep. Kriesel Looks Back At 5 Years Since Run-In With IED

Friday will mark five years since a Minnesota lawmaker nearly died while serving his country in Iraq.

11/29/2011

Minnesota National Guard

Another Minnesota Guard Unit Set For Deployment

A Minnesota National Guard unit is getting ready to head out for the Persian gulf.

11/27/2011

Minnesota National Guard

Mission To Iraq: Albert Lea Guard In Action

Soldiers from the companies of Delta and Bravo were preparing Sunday afternoon for a quick mission into Iraq.

11/08/2011

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Local Company Had Parts In IED’s That Killed Troops

A Minnesota company’s parts ended up in explosive devices that killed and maimed American and Coalition troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to an indictment filed Tuesday.

10/25/2011

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News Of Iraq Troop Withdrawal Bittersweet For MN Family

A major announcement from President Barack Obama came Friday, declaring all U.S. troops serving in Iraq will be home for the holidays. But the news is bittersweet for a Minnesota family.

10/21/2011

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