Military Families

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Businessman Makes Large Donation To Military Foundation In Honor Of Fmr. Client

A Minnesota businessman made a very large donation to the WCCO Trees of Hope campaign for the Minnesota Military Family Foundation, to honor a very special military family.

12/23/2014

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How Military Families Prepare For Their Loved Ones Return

Your family has been anticipating this day since forever, and finally, your soldier’s deployment is coming to an end. Preparing yourself for the big day and what comes after will require more than simply hanging up a banner and baking a cake. Every military family is different, but most will benefit from these home coming tips.

11/03/2014

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Golf Tournament Helps Fund Scholarships For Military Families

A national foundation that provides scholarships to military families now has a chapter in Minnesota.

10/06/2014

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Groundbreaking Held For First Ever Military Family Tribute In Minn.

Construction is set to get underway on a new memorial at the State Capitol which honors the family members of military veterans. A groundbreaking for The Military Family Tribute was held Wednesday on the grounds of the State Capitol.

06/04/2014

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Twins Blog: Hope Week Ends With Military Salute

The sounds of kids screaming and laughing echoed in the empty Target Field ball park Sunday morning. The Minnesota Twins wrapped up Hope Week with a salute to military families. Manager Ron Gardenhire hosted 25 families, welcoming them to a game of catch in the outfield.

05/19/2014

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‘U’ Program Seeks To Help Military Families Reconnect

For military members returning home from deployment, the adjustment back to everyday life can be difficult. Veterans can take advantage of many different resources, from job training to emotional support. But one area that doesn’t get a lot of attention is the family. Now there’s a new study at the University of Minnesota to help parents and children cope with the return home.

12/21/2013

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Defending The Blue Line Hosts Fundraiser At Rice Park

It may be a little cold outside as winter arrived early this year, but this is Minnesota. In the State of Hockey, what better way to spend the day than at Rice Park in downtown St. Paul. That’s where the Wells Fargo Winter Skate folks are hosting a fundraiser for Defending the Blue Line

12/14/2013

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Barn Remains A Growing Symbol For Troop Support

The Fourth of July weekend is a time to give thanks to the men and women serving our country. No one knows that better than a family from Holdingford. Last year, while Christine Schreiner’s son, Lance Cpl. Andrew Schreiner, was serving in Afghanistan, she started a message board for him on her horse barn. That giant message board was a popular stop before our story aired last July. And the family says afterwards, it really took off.

07/05/2013

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Festival Uses Technology To Take Deployed Troops Ice Fishing

Spending time on a frozen lake is a rite of passage for many of Minnesotans. But for military families, that tradition got a unique twist Saturday as technology connected families to ice fishing.

02/02/2013

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Dreams Come True: Military Brides Get Free Dresses

Weddings are supposed to be a magical day for the couple saying their “I Dos.” Now, some local brides, who didn’t think it’d be possible, say they’ll be a princess when they walk down the aisle.

07/15/2012

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Late Troop Homecoming Disappoints Military Families

Laura Hudson, a military wife from Elk River, has been waiting a year for the moment her husband returns home. Now, she feels that moment has been robbed.

04/30/2012

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Red Bulls Late Arrival Time Angers Families

Another round of Minnesota Red Bulls are returning home, but some family members are upset about the timing.

04/30/2012

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Michelle Obama Heading To Minn. To Meet Military Families

First Lady Michelle Obama will be traveling to Minnesota Friday to meet with National Guard families and local community leaders dedicated to supporting military families, the White House announced.

03/12/2012

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Local Founding Fathers Beer Co. Uses Profits To Help Vets

A Minnesota-based company plans to do something good with the money it makes selling beer.

11/16/2011

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Study Gives Parenting Techniques To Guard Families

A new study at the University of Minnesota is helping military parents deal with the stress of parenting — on top of the stress of returning from deployment.

04/29/2011

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