Some police officers across Minnesota are going through training to recognize and offer support for a growing number of returning war veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder or a traumatic brain injury.
ederal prosecutors say a convicted con man accused of passing himself off as an FBI agent in the North Dakota oil patch is wanted on a warrant in Tennessee and should not be released before sentencing. Steven Goldmann pleaded guilty in February to an illegal weapons charge, after federal authorities agreed to drop four counts of impersonating an officer. Authorities say he regularly displayed a badge and gun.
An Inver Grove Heights veteran is getting to know his new partner — a four-legged helper named “Rex.” Ed Abrahamson is a Gulf War veteran who recently retired from the South St. Paul Police Department and the Dakota County SWAT Team.
Two Green Beret soldiers living in the Twin Cities are spending the next few months training for a coast-to-coast bicycle trip to raise money for veterans with brain injuries. Zach Garner and Adam Smith, otherwise known as the Green Beret Adventure Team, will ride 4,600 miles from Seattle to Florida in what’s being called the “Ride to Valhalla.”
A Colorado veteran, who recently lost his beloved dog, is now starting a new chapter of his life.
A jury in Hennepin County has awarded more than $13 million to the family of a young boy who was beaten and sexually assaulted at a child care center at the Grand Casino Mille Lacs in 2008. A lawyer for the family says the boy, then 3 years old, was dropped off at Kids Quest where he was approached by a 9-year-old boy.
Female vets, who currently number close to two million, may have it even tougher than their male counterparts. One such veteran is Donna, a Denver-based, single mom, whose struggles lasted far longer than her deployment.
Homelessness among veterans is a complex problem, and a difficult one to resolve. But there is hope, and resources.
When Michael Newcombe became an active duty combat engineer for the Army, he had the world on a string, but an injury received in Afghanistan changed all that. Plagued by homelessness, unemployment and addiction, this young veteran refused to give up. This is his story.
A Minnesota teenager is earning the Eagle Scout rank while keeping his brother’s memory alive. Eli Pruka’s brother Sean was a marine, and a lover of animals. So, Eli began working on a project that would honor that along with Sean’s service to his country.
Two tours in Afghanistan took a toll on Joshua Ploetz. The former Marine was injured in a roadside bomb. He lost friends in combat, and later, to suicide. When the Winona, Minn. resident returned from the war eight years ago, he was coping with post-traumatic stress disorder, known as PTSD,
The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate the birth of our nation, but for many veterans the sounds of the celebration can bring back painful memories. For combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), fireworks can take them back to what they experienced during war.
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Ian Barr, 25, served with Special Forces during his tour of duty in Afghanistan back in 2007. It was there he witnessed the death of his friends, a traumatic experience that still haunts him today. Barr’s service to our country left him dealing with stress-related problems. He was told by doctors that helping others would help him deal with his issues, so Barr set out to serve those who also served.
Jason Probst described what it was like last year in January when he was driving a vehicle down a street and hit a road side bomb in Afghanistan. “It was like driving and hitting a wall,” he said.
A Minnesota mom worries her soldier son is not getting the help he needs for the stress of war. She wants that to change — before it’s too late.
In the aftermath of a U.S. Army Sergeant’s alleged killing of 16 Afghan villagers, many are speculating about the events that led up to the massacre.
Four years after the I-35W bridge collapse and Kim Dahl still is in the recovery process.
A Journalist covering the destruction in Haiti begins to suffer from PTSD. She takes some intense, even frightening measures to cure herself. Read the story.
Thursday night is the premier of a new HBO documentary on Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder. Chad Hartman talks to it’s co-director, Jon Alpert.
Next week, people across the country will honor veterans for Veteran’s Day. Thousands of Minnesota service members coming home from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are suffering in silence.