Veteran Approaches End Of Mississippi River SwimA former Navy SEAL is close to completing his mighty mission to honor veterans. Chris Ring was in Minnesota at Lake Itasca at the headwaters of the Mississippi River five months ago. His goal is to swim the entire length of the river.
Winona Man Paddles Away 2 Tours In AfghanistanTwo tours in Afghanistan took a toll on Joshua Ploetz. The former Marine was injured in a roadside bomb. He lost friends in combat, and later, to suicide. When the Winona, Minn. resident returned from the war eight years ago, he was coping with post-traumatic stress disorder, known as PTSD,