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Family Fulfills Final Wish Of Fallen WWII Veteran

Thirty seven years after first being buried, a Wisconsin man has been buried again and this time he’s been laid amongst the nation’s heroes. And it’s all because his nieces and nephews went on a complicated mission to fulfill his last wish.

12/11/2014

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Events, Businesses Pay Tribute On Veterans Day

Tuesday marks Veterans Day, during which we take time to honor the brave men and women who have served our country. Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day on this day in 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress amended the holiday to include veterans of all U.S. wars in 1954.

11/11/2014

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Troubled Vets Of All Ages Find Comfort At Refuge

The vets, some yawning, others clutching packs of cigarettes, trickle into a sun-splashed room for morning meditation. Some survived war long ago, others have fresh memories of combat.

11/08/2014

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Local Veteran Receives Purple Heart After 44-Year Delay

A Golden Valley veteran just received a military honor after a decades-long delay. Fred Jenness was a Navy Seabee who was wounded in Vietnam in 1969. On Monday afternoon, he finally received a Purple Heart medal. The award was delayed for decades because his mission was classified, which made access to records difficult. Senator Amy Klobuchar, whose office helped Jenness get the medal, spoke at his ceremony.

12/23/2013

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Details Emerge About Navy Yard Shooter’s Checkered Past

The investigation into the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard continues with no clear motive for why Aaron Alexis opened fire, killing 12 people. He was killed in a gun battle with police. He was working at the Navy Yard as an electrical contractor.

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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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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New Help In Hunt For Missing MN Man In Mexico

The wife of Mark Stoneberg, who has been missing off the coach of Puerto Vallarta since Tuesday when he went body surfing, says there’s renewed hope in the search.

03/02/2013

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Opinion: In Clear Victory Obama Shows Romney Isn’t Ready To Be Commander-In-Chief

What was most clear tonight, though, is that Mitt Romney has no idea how the world works and the Office of the President is no place for on the job training.

10/23/2012

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September’s Veteran Of The Month: Gary Wolf

Gary Wolf was born at West Point and raised in Minneapolis. He was a Navy officer during law school, and after passing the bar he went on an extended active duty for five years.

08/24/2012

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M.I.A. No More: Vietnam Navy Pilot Buried With Full Honors

Vietnam Veterans make up a sizable portion of the motorcycle riding Patriot Guard. It’s no surprise that more than 100 of them would ride their bikes in a long formation into the Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

06/11/2012

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Former Navy Man This Week’s ‘Just 4 You’ Parent

Each week, WCCO This Morning is rewarding a hard-working, dedicated parent who loves what they do. This time, Holly Wagner went to St. Michael to honor a deserving husband and father of three.

01/11/2012

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Traditions Change

Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta and her girlfriend share the traditional dockside kiss.

12/22/2011

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Seasons Of Hope: Helping A St. Paul Navy Family

In communities all around us there are many good, hard-working families who just need a little help to get through tough times. So, in this Season of Hope, WCCO is connecting families in need with those who can help.

12/19/2011

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Minnesota SEAL Dies In Afghan Chopper Crash

A Minnesota Navy SEAL was one of the 30 soldiers killed Saturday in America’s biggest loss since the war in Afghanistan started.

08/08/2011

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