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Army Officer, Author Lt. Col. Mark Weber Laid To Rest

Hundreds of mourners paid their final respects on Friday to a proud Army officer and devoted husband and dad. At 38, Lt. Col. Mark Weber was on the fast track for a successful military career. But the story of his unexpected journey would reach far beyond the halls of the Pentagon. “He was a scholar. He was just a joy to be around, very inspirational,” says Lt. Col. Kevin Olson, spokesperson for the Minnesota National Guard.

06/21/2013

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‘You Have To Get Help’ — Vets Share Stories Of Living With PTSD

Jason Probst described what it was like last year in January when he was driving a vehicle down a street and hit a road side bomb in Afghanistan. “It was like driving and hitting a wall,” he said.

06/18/2013

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After Years Away, MN Soldier Celebrates First Father’s Day

Sunday’s Father’s Day will be the first time Sgt. Ifedayo Kila will be with his family on the special day since his son was born nearly four years ago.

06/14/2013

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Vets Disability Benefits: Law Schools Curb Backlog

Dustin Allison was riding in an armored vehicle at the head of a convoy in Iraq one morning in 2007 when an improvised explosive device went off, killing the driver and leaving Allison badly wounded.

05/27/2013

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Purple Heart For Ex-Minn. Soldier Wounded In ’06

A retired Minnesota National Guard soldier is about to receive a Purple Heart, six years after he was wounded in Iraq.

12/06/2012

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Opinion: Our Veterans Should Not Be At Risk In Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

When the deal is being made to change the tax rates and cut the deficit we must remember to keep our commitment to our veterans.

11/12/2012

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Minn. To Hold Veterans Day Program Sunday

The commander of Minnesota’s famed “Red Bulls” will speak at the official State of Minnesota Veterans Day program Sunday.

11/10/2012

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Opinion: A Mad, Personal-Attacking, Interrupting Obama Loses Third Presidential Debate

Romney won this debate in more ways than one – most impressively due to his dignified style.

10/23/2012

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1,200 Special Olympians Compete In Woodbury

The Olympic Spirit lives this weekend in Woodbury. More than 1,200 Special Olympics athletes from across the state took part in the Minnesota Fall Games.

08/19/2012

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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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