Being “home for the holidays” took on a whole, new meaning Friday. Six-year-old Savannah Germain hadn’t seen her brother, Devin, in about a year. Devin is a soldier who has been serving in Afghanistan. He returned to Minnesota Friday, but Savannah had no idea he was coming.
For the Frokjer family of Maplewood, Memorial Day used to be a day of barbeques and celebrating summer. Now, it’s a day to remember the life of 27-year-old Sgt. Chad Frokjer, who was killed while serving in Afghanistan.
A U.S. marine from Minnesota has died while serving in Afghanistan. Lance Corporal Caleb Erickson died Friday when a suicide bomber hit his convoy. The 20-year-old grew up in Waseca.
Four siblings got the surprise of their lives Sunday when their father returned home from serving in Afghanistan.
The former resident at 136 Shadywood Lane in Delano, Minn., was a victim of the nation’s housing collapse. Now, this once bank-owned property is a proud symbol of recovery, as it was the the first Minnesota home donated to Operation Homefront’s Homes for Veterans program.
The connection between a person and their dog is on full display in this video. Check out the reaction this returning soldier gets from his pooch.
On Sunday, June 2 , Lt. Col. Mark Weber was a guest on WCCO Sunday Morning. Weber had spoken six days earlier at the Memorial Day ceremony at Fort Snelling. His message of service and duty echoed through that beautiful spot. Hundreds applauded after he finished.
Sunday’s Father’s Day will be the first time Sgt. Ifedayo Kila will be with his family on the special day since his son was born nearly four years ago.
A Minnesota soldier has new ride and some piece of mind. He got the car as part of a national program to say thank you for military service. The white Pontiac was wrapped like a present — a gift a few days before Flag Day for specialist Paul Wagner and his family.
A Duluth mother who received a returned letter mailed to her soldier son mistakenly stamped “deceased” finally has the apology she sought for more than six years.
A Twin Cities soldier and his wife are preparing for the President’s Inaugural Ball. Staff Sgt. Dan Westby is one of only two Minnesota soldiers invited to Washington D.C. for the event.
Funeral services have been set for the Minnesota Marine killed in Afghanistan last week during his first tour of duty. Lance Cpl. Dale Means, 23, was killed on Nov. 18 by an improvised explosive device.
A marine from Minnesota died over the weekend in Afghanistan.
With four days until Election Day, tension is high across Minnesota, especially when it comes to support for the controversial marriage amendment.
It was the best gift a kid could get.
The southern Minnesota city of Truman and the federal government have settled an employment claim filed by a police officer who served in Kuwait.
A horse barn near St. Cloud has become a message board for a soldier thousands of miles away. What started as a personal project for his family has become a local attraction — all for Marine Andrew Schreiner, who was deployed to Afghanistan in April.
Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered flags flown at half-staff Wednesday for a Richfield High School graduate who was 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.
No military family likes waiting for mom or dad to return home from their tour overseas, but two local girls got quite the surprise at Target Field. Annie and Alex Buresh had no idea their father was coming home this weekend.
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.
A Minnesota soldier from the Rochester area was killed in Afghanistan, according to family members. The mother of Nicholas Dickhut confirmed that her 23-year-old son had been killed during his first tour of duty in Afghanistan.
As a drill sergeant barks the finish times of a morning run, a quiet sanctuary awaits a once injured Saw Whet owl. It’s a simple example of how Camp Ripley is a sanctuary for both soldiers and simpler things.
A Minnesota woman whose family has coped with two military deployments says she’s looking forward to talking with Michelle Obama about what they learned.
In a packed Washington County courtroom, family, friends and fellow guard members of 34-year-old Brian Jacobson made certain that justice would be served.