Memorial Day

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Vets From Two Very Different Wars Reflect On The Fallen

Memorial Day is especially meaningful for the families, friends and comrades left behind. While Veterans today are reflecting on lives lost during combat, they are also thinking of the families left without loved ones and the pain they endure every day.Their war experiences were different. Landon Steele was a combat medic in Iraq. Chuck Sasse was a flight engineer in World War II. But the emptiness they carry from the loss of their comrades is the same.

05/27/2013

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Human Cannonball Soars Over Canterbury Park

Saturday at Canterbury Park, the horseracing had some competition. As part of Saturday’s Memorial Day race festivities, Canterbury welcomed Dave “The Bullet” Smith to the track to fire up the crowd. Smith is the Guinness World Record Holder for human cannonballing, and he’s been on shows like “America’s Got Talent” and the “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. But after all his experience, is it still scary to climb into the cannon?

05/27/2013

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Minnesotans Battle Elements To Salvage Memorial Day

The other part of Memorial Day is, of course, the outdoor traditions. But swimming and boating was at a minimum today.

05/27/2013

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Thousands Head To Fort Snelling For Memorial Day

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.

05/27/2013

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John Williams Video Smack Down For Memorial Day!

A Memorial Day salute to our veterans….on the Smack Down

05/27/2013

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Little Falls Ceremony Planned To Mark Memorial Day

Minnesota’s Department of Veterans Affairs is preparing for more than 1,200 people at a ceremony to mark Memorial Day. The event at the State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls is being held on Sunday, ahead of the Monday holiday.

05/26/2013

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New Marker For Moorhead Officer Shot In 1930

A Moorhead police officer killed in the line of duty more than 80 years ago is being remembered and honored this Memorial Day weekend.

05/25/2013

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DPS Reminds Drivers To Be Safe On Holiday Weekend

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is reminding motorists to be safe over the Memorial Day weekend.

05/25/2013

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Son Honors Father’s Memory With Watermelon

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.

05/23/2013

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Memorial Day Triggers Pool Safety Tips

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and for many that will mean time in the pool. But before you jump in, experts recommend heeding some pool safety tips for all ages. A report from CPSC says 390 children younger than age 15 drown in pools and spas every year.

05/23/2013

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Snowy, Wet Spring Delaying SE MN Farmers, Could Hurt Yields

While it’s only May, some Minnesota farmers are already nervous about this year’s crop outlook. The weather has pushed planting back by weeks in southeastern Minnesota.

05/22/2013

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Minn. DNR Plans Stepped Up Watercraft Inspections

The Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the boating season for many Minnesotans. So the Department of Natural Resources is reminding boaters and anglers to be extra vigilant to help stop the spread of aquatic invasive species.

05/22/2013

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Interviews With Veterans: What Memorial Day Means From A Hero’s Perspective

How do you celebrate Memorial Day, and what does this federal holiday mean to you and your family? Read what some of our country’s veterans had to say about Memorial Day, patriotism and what this annual holiday means to them.

05/13/2013

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Where To Experience National Monuments This Memorial Day

Visiting monuments this Memorial Day is a refreshing way of fostering a child’s education outside of the classroom, paying tribute to those who died in war and remembering America’s leaders.

05/13/2013

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Good Question: How Does AAA Know How Many Of Us Are Driving?

Before every holiday we hear the same reports: a projection of how many Americans are going to get in their cars or hop on airplanes to travel.

11/21/2012

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Verso Says Sartell Paper Mill Will Not Reopen

The Verso paper mill in Sartell, Minn., which sustained heavy damage from an explosion and fire, will not reopen, Verso announced Thursday.

08/02/2012

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Gas Prices Not Bad Compared To Last Year

Remember analyst predictions that we could be paying $5 per gallon of gasoline this summer? Thankfully, that scenario hasn’t come to pass. Gas prices have been falling over the past few weeks. But why?

05/31/2012

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Bomb Squad At Surgery For Man Impaled By Firework

A Linwood Township man who shot himself in the chest with an unexploded firework over the Memorial Day weekend is still listed in critical condition at a St. Paul hospital.

05/30/2012

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4 Road Deaths Reported During Memorial Day Weekend

The Department of Public Safety reported four fatalities from vehicular crashes in Minnesota over Memorial Day Weekend.

05/30/2012

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Sen. Franken Visits Eden Valley For Memorial Day Dedication

Sen Al Franken helped Eden Valley citizens secure a Navy anchor for a town military memorial

05/29/2012

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CBS Moneywatch Editor At Large Jill Schlesinger On Memorial Day

CBS Moneywatch editor at large Jill Schlesinger looks at the financial markets on this shortened holiday week.

05/29/2012

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Good Question: Do Vacations Make Us Happier?

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, and, for many of us, that means it’s vacation time.

05/28/2012

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Hundreds Gather In Ashby, Minn. For Memorial Day

The stars and stripes waved proudly in the sunshine on Monday. But there’s one small town in Minnesota known for one big Memorial Day ceremony.

05/28/2012

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Twins Blog: Memorial Day & Baseball

Memorial Day is the traditional “quarter pole” in the Major League Baseball season. It marks the point where the sorting out of contenders from pretenders truly begins.

05/28/2012

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Finding Minnesota: Jazz Band Kicks Funerals Into High Gear

On Memorial Day, many will visit the gravesite of a relative or friend. And for some that visit will remind them of the day of the funeral. This week in Finding Minnesota, we show you how some families are opting to make the burial of a loved one, more spirited.

05/28/2012

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