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Events, Businesses Pay Tribute On Veterans Day

Tuesday marks Veterans Day, during which we take time to honor the brave men and women who have served our country. Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day on this day in 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress amended the holiday to include veterans of all U.S. wars in 1954.

11/11/2014

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Troubled Vets Of All Ages Find Comfort At Refuge

The vets, some yawning, others clutching packs of cigarettes, trickle into a sun-splashed room for morning meditation. Some survived war long ago, others have fresh memories of combat.

11/08/2014

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Probe: No Evidence Of False VA Data In Vet’s Death

The Veterans Administration reports that an internal investigation found no evidence that a Minnesota veteran’s appointment data was doctored after he died, three members of the state’s congressional delegation said Friday.

10/10/2014

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Former Marine Foils Purse Snatcher In Blaine

A would-be thief who picked the wrong woman to mess with is in jail. Blaine Police say he tried to snatch Kathy George’s purse outside a Cub Foods on Tuesday. She is still shaken after the tussle. “It felt uncomfortable from the start,” George said.

06/11/2014

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Body Of Waseca Marine Killed In Afghanistan Returns Home

A fallen Minnesota Marine returned home Saturday to a community that honored his sacrifice. Hundreds gathered to pay their respects to Cpl. Caleb Erickson and remembered a life taken too soon.

03/08/2014

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Former Marine From Prior Lake Receives Silver Star

An ex-Marine from Prior Lake is receiving one of the military’s top honors. Officials are presenting a Silver Star medal to Cpl. Ethan Nagel Tuesday at the Navy Operational Support Center in Minneapolis.

12/17/2013

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1st 3 Women Marines Graduate From Infantry Course

Three Marines have become the first women ever to graduate from the Corps’ tough enlisted infantry training school in North Carolina. Marine Corps spokeswoman Capt. Geraldine Carey says the three completed the rigorous 59-day course at Camp Geiger near Camp LeJeune and participated in a Thursday ceremony.

11/21/2013

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Fallen Soldier’s Family Receives Purple Heart On His Behalf

A Minnesota marine from New Prague received one of the military’s highest honors on Tuesday.

12/18/2012

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6,700 Miles Away, Skype Brings Dad To Delivery Room

James Robbins got the message every expecting father waits nine long months to receive. But getting to the hospital in time wasn’t an option.

11/03/2012

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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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Minnesota Marine Killed In Afghanistan

A 21-year-old Marine from Minnesota has died in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense said Thursday that Cpl. Taylor J. Baune, of Andover, died in combat Wednesday in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

06/14/2012

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Minn. Marine Fights To Get Back On His Bike

A Minnesota Marine who was hit while driving his motorcycle and left for dead on the highway has come a long way.

06/02/2012

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Minnesota Marine Fatally Shot During Texas Visit

A San Antonio man has been accused of manslaughter after a Marine friend who was visiting died from a shotgun blast.

04/04/2012

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Funeral Service Monday For Fallen Marine

A young Marine who lost his life while serving in Afghanistan will be laid to rest Monday.

07/18/2011

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Minn. Marine To Be Buried At Arlington Cemetery

A Marine from Minnesota will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday.

01/04/2011

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