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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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St. Michael Boy Takes Ride Of A Lifetime

A St. Michael boy – in the fight of his life against cancer – got to live out a dream on Saturday. Eleven-year-old Tyler Purohit was diagnosed with brain cancer in February. And after weeks of chemo and radiation – it was time for him to cut loose.

11/17/2012

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Military Members Honored On Veterans Day

Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. re-elect Amy Klobuchar will be among the speakers at a Veterans Day program, at the Veterans Memorial Community Center in Inver Grove Heights on Sunday.

11/11/2012

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Minn.’s No. 2 Makes Her 1st Skydive For Troops

Minnesota’s lieutenant governor has gotten a unique view of her Capitol office — from thousands of feet up.

09/25/2012

August 27, 2012

Downtown Mpls. Becomes Black Hawk Helicopter Training Zone

If you see military helicopters flying low over Minneapolis, don’t be alarmed. They’re just training in an urban environment. The U.S. Special Operations Command will be conducting exercises until the beginning of September. This week they’re using helicopters, including Black Hawks.

08/27/2012

The transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley is moved by a U.S. Marine carry team. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: National Security Shouldn’t Get Lost In This Campaign

Our economy is on a slow recovery – slower than anyone wants. But the lack of serious discussion about national security and the world we live in is troubling.

08/27/2012

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Military Helicopters To Train Over Twin Cities

Authorities say military aircraft will be conducting routine training over the Twin Cities through Saturday.

08/26/2012

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Chanhassen Military Family Honored On Independence Day

Our military members are often remembered during Fourth of July parades, and so it was in Chanhassen Wednesday afternoon.

07/04/2012

Sports Clips

Haircuts For Heroes Trims Prices For Soldiers

When you picture a soldier, you probably picture a nice tight haircut. Starting Monday, soldiers can get them for free. Sports Clips throughout Minnesota are participating in Haircuts for Heroes, giving free trims and cuts to anybody with a military ID.

07/02/2012

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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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No Record Of Minn. TV Singer’s Claimed Combat Injury

A singer who appeared on the NBC show “America’s Got Talent” and claimed he was injured during a grenade blast in Afghanistan has no military record of his purported combat injuries, the Minnesota National Guard said Tuesday.

06/05/2012

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May’s Veteran Of The Month: George Boyd

George Boyd was born in Chicago and raised in Danville, Illinois. At the age of 17 he enlisted into the Air Force in 1958 and was first assigned to Westover Air Force Base, Massachusetts.

05/01/2012

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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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April’s Veteran Of The Month: Justin Sabo

Justin Sabo attended high school in Rosemount, and later Apple Valley at the School of Environmental Studies. He was awarded an Eagle Scout during that time. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in August of 1997 (at the age of 18), attending Basic Training at Ft. Benning, Georgia.

04/02/2012

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THRIVE For Veterans

Kim Mitchell joined Chad to talk about his effort to help unemployed veterans. The group is called THRIVE. Here is his information if you need help or know anyone that needs help getting back in […]

03/22/2012

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First Lady Michelle Obama Arrives In Minnesota

Military families are telling Michelle Obama that she came to the right place to learn about helping them when she arrived in Minnesota.

03/16/2012

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