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Wounded Vet Presented With Minnetonka Home

A wounded Minnesota soldier is being recognized with a very special gift. Justin Utecht was given the keys to a house in Minnetonka on Friday. “It’s absolutely gorgeous in there,” Utecht said. “For a single guy it’s pretty good.” U.S. Bank, Freedom Alliance and Five Brothers Default Management Solutions partnered together to donate the home as a kickoff to Veterans Day weekend. Utecht served in Iraq from 2006 to 2008, and has struggled adjusting to life back at home due to post-traumatic stress disorder and migraines.

11/08/2013

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2 Army Recruiters Hurt In Hit-And-Run, 1 Dragged For Nearly A Mile

Two army recruiters were injured Tuesday afternoon after being hit by a vehicle in a parking lot across from Rosedale Mall. The vehicle kept going, dragging one of the men under the car then fled the scene, according to authorities.

09/17/2013

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Navy Prepares To Commission USS Minnesota

The Navy is preparing for its newest attack submarine to join the fleet. The USS Minnesota will be commissioned during a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk on Saturday.

09/06/2013

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September’s Veteran Of The Month: Matthew Gilbert

Matthew Gilbert is September’s Veteran of the Month!

08/30/2013

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NEWSCLICK: Bradley Manning Sex Change-Who Pays?

Click the Link to vote…..should the Government pay for this?

08/22/2013

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Sequestration Putting The Squeeze On Youth Military Program

A program that gives teens a firsthand military experience is coping with budget cuts due to sequestration, the automatic federal spending cuts. The U.S. Sea Cadets Twin Cities squadron teaches responsibility, dedication, even boot camp-type training drills.

07/27/2013

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Xcel CEO: Corporations Can Do More to Hire Veterans

Among those testifying in Washington Wednesday on ways to hire more military veterans was the chairman of Xcel Energy.

07/10/2013

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Vikings’ Allen Teams Up With PBR To Help Wounded Soldiers

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen is teaming up with the Professional Bull Riders to further his Homes for Wounded Warriors project. Allen established the charity in 2009 to provide handicapped-accessible homes and remodels for wounded soldiers. Allen has also owned three bulls in the PBR tour since last year, and he will unite his two passions starting in August at a Built Ford Tough series event in Oklahoma.

06/28/2013

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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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Minn. Soldier Surprised With New Car Donation

A Minnesota soldier has new ride and some piece of mind. He got the car as part of a national program to say thank you for military service. The white Pontiac was wrapped like a present — a gift a few days before Flag Day for specialist Paul Wagner and his family.

06/12/2013

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Terminally Ill Nat’l Guardsman’s Book To Sons Hits Shelves

At the height of his military career in 2010, Lt. Col. Mark Weber was forced to face a different kind of life and death battle. He was diagnosed with cancer and given just months to live. “Doctors have told me they can’t understand how I’m still alive. I have damage to my liver that is incomprehensible,” Weber said. That was November of last year, just before Weber’s book was self-published. “Tell My Sons: A Father’s Last Letters” sold 10,000 copies in three months.

06/03/2013

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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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Memorial Day Celebrations In Minnesota

There are many meaningful ways in Minnesota to remember those who have died in military service.

05/13/2013

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Sexual Violence In Military

Jennifer Norris joins Chad to discuss violence against women in the military.

04/24/2013

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120 Nat’l Guard Members Return From Afghanistan

One-hundred-twenty members of the Minnesota National Guard are returning from their year-long deployment to Afghanistan, where they trained and mentored soldiers in the Afghan National Army.

04/04/2013

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Rep. Walz Seeks Review of 31,000 Military Discharges

A Minnesota congressman wants thousands of military discharges reviewed, saying a lot of veterans may have been misdiagnosed.

03/20/2013

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David Frum:Iraq Ten Years Later

David Frum from Newsweek and Daily Beast joins Chad to discuss his feelings on the war in Iraq ten years later. David was part of the Bush White House during the early stages of the […]

03/19/2013

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Poetry Contest Open To Minn. Military Children

Children of military families in Minnesota are being invited to enter Sen. Al Franken’s second annual poetry contest.

03/09/2013

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Chris Kyle Interview

A look back at the interview Chad did with Chris Kyle in January 2012.

02/04/2013

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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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Women In Combat

Marine Capt. Reserve Zoe Bedell joins Chad to discuss her role in the lawsuit to allow women in combat.

01/24/2013

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General Stanley McChrystal

Tune in Wednesday January 23rd for a discussion with General Stanley McChrystal. He talks about his memoir, “My Share of the Task“.

01/23/2013

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Fort Snelling Cemetery Hosts Wreath Ceremony Sat.

Fort Snelling National Cemetery hosts a holiday wreath-laying ceremony to honor and remember the nation’s veterans on Saturday.

12/14/2012

Biden Delivers Commencement Address At US Military Academy At West Point

Cadet Quits, Cites Overt Religion At West Point, Plans Move To Minn.

A cadet quitting West Point less than six months before graduation says he could no longer be part of a culture that promotes prayers and religious activities and disrespects nonreligious cadets.

12/05/2012

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