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Donor Gives Purple Heart To ‘Slender Man’ Stabbing Victim

The Waukesha girl who was stabbed 19 times, allegedly by two classmates who thought her death would please a fictional online character, has received a special gift. The 12-year-old girl is out of the hospital and has been recovering at home.

07/22/2014

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Stolen Purple Heart Medal Returned To Grateful Family

Boxes of junk can often reveal a piece of hidden treasure, but when that treasure turns out to be a war medal for a soldier killed in action, the discovery creates a whole new challenge. That’s what an Otsego family recently faced when they turned over a Purple Heart awarded posthumously more than 63 years ago.

01/29/2014

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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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Wounded Veteran To Get $10K Grant From Minn. Fund

A Purple Heart recipient from Prior Lake will get the 15,000th grant awarded by the Minnesotans’ Military Appreciation Fund. The nonprofit on Friday will honor Spc. Kristopher Francisco with a grant for $10,000 for his service and sacrifices.

12/11/2013

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Klobuchar Outlines Senior Fraud Protection Effort

U S Senator Amy Klobuchar joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News Thursday to discuss a number of issues.

08/01/2013

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August’s Veteran Of The Month: Louis Goldstein

Louis Goldstein joined the Army Reserves in November of 2002 at the age of 17 while still a junior in High School. He attended St. Cloud State University from September 2005 – December 2009, and graduated with a double major in Political Science and Communication Studies.

07/31/2013

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Vietnam Vet’s Family Presented With Posthumous Purple Heart

A Purple Heart earned more than 45 years ago was finally presented Sunday.

07/28/2013

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Fallen Soldier’s Family Receives Purple Heart On His Behalf

A Minnesota marine from New Prague received one of the military’s highest honors on Tuesday.

12/18/2012

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Purple Heart For Ex-Minn. Soldier Wounded In ’06

A retired Minnesota National Guard soldier is about to receive a Purple Heart, six years after he was wounded in Iraq.

12/06/2012

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War Vet Earns Purple Heart For Work In Vietnam

Bloomington native Mike Kirkpatrick was wounded while serving as a hospital medic in Vietnam in 1968. Now 44 years later, he received a Purple Heart for his actions over the weekend.

11/12/2012

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26-Year-Old North Branch Veteran Missing

A 26-year-old veteran and North Branch-native has been missing from his home near Fort Jackson, S.C. since October 7.

10/13/2012

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MN Vet Receives Purple Heart After Suffering Brain Injury

A Minnesota veteran who suffered a traumatic brain injury in Iraq now has a Purple Heart. In the past, this type of injury would not have qualified him for that honor but things have changed.

09/27/2012

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Officer Killed In Line Of Duty Honored In Lake City

A police officer killed in the line of duty got a special honor Tuesday. Officer Shawn Schneider was shot during a domestic disturbance call on Dec. 19 and died 11 days later.

09/25/2012

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Richfield H.S. Grad Killed In Afghanistan

Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered flags flown at half-staff Wednesday for a Richfield High School graduate who was killed in Afghanistan.

06/19/2012

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60 MN Soldiers Welcomed Home, Many With Purple Hearts

After a year-long deployment to Afghanistan, Minnesota soldiers of the 309th Engineer Company arrived in Arden Hills Friday afternoon to friends and family. Many of them are also bringing something special back: the Purple Heart.

08/26/2011

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