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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

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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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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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Military Brides Receive Free Wedding Gowns

Thanks to a Minnesota bridal salon, some Twin Cities military brides were able to say “yes” to the dress without having to commit to the price tag this week.

11/11/2011

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Frank Mans Tank, Smashes Car, Shoots Guns

Reporters take some assignments in stride. Other assignments require no arm-twisting. This story belongs among the latter.

11/07/2011

The quilt, made by Florida artist Julie Feingold, tells a story with photos of a young child who grew up to be a soldier and paid the ultimate sacrifice. (credit: CBS)

Innocence Lost: Quilt Honors Lives Of Fallen Soldiers

Tuesday is Military Appreciation Day at the Minnesota State Fair and there will be tributes throughout the day, but none may help fairgoers see the people behind the military as much as The Lost Heroes Art Quilt.

08/30/2011

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17 Soldiers Returning To Minn. From Afghanistan

Seventeen soldiers who have been serving in Afghanistan for the past 10 months are scheduled to return to Minnesota.

08/26/2011

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Dog Lovers, Please Read This Story!

A Navy Seal is laid to rest, and his dog is there, by his side, all the way. Heart breaking.

08/25/2011

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Cycling In The Cities: A Healing Ride

Injured veterans are often told they will never walk again. They may be bed ridden for the rest of their lives. But because somebody said let me build you a custom bike and get you independent, this man was able to start walking again. And he’s not alone. Hundreds of injured veterans are on a Ride to Recovery through Minnesota this week.

08/24/2011

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150 Veterans Share The Road 2 Recovery

Ride 2 Recovery is more than mental and physical rehab for service men and women. The bike ride also puts them in touch with others, who know what they are going through.

08/23/2011

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Minn. Veterans Court Marks 1-Year Anniversary

Minnesota’s special Veterans Treatment Court is marking its one-year anniversary this month of trying to help veterans in trouble with the law stay out of the criminal justice system.

07/25/2011

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Camp For Young Cadets Underway

More than 100 Civil Air Patrol cadets are getting a taste of military life during a nine-day emergency services training camp in South Dakota.

07/12/2011

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Parents Of Minn. Marine Killed In Afghanistan Talks

The Fourth of July has new meaning for the family of a Minnesota marine who was killed in Afghanistan.

07/04/2011

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