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.