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Maplewood Family Remembers Son, 27, Killed In Afghanistan

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.

05/26/2014

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U.S. Marine From Waseca, Minn. Dies 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.

03/02/2014

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MN Soldier Returns From Afghanistan, Surprises Kids As Scuba Santa

Four siblings got the surprise of their lives Sunday when their father returned home from serving in Afghanistan.

12/22/2013

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Refurbished Home Is A Thank You For MN Soldier & His Family

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.

10/17/2013

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Man’s Best Friend

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.

07/29/2013

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Esme’s Blog: Lt. Col. Mark Weber — American Hero

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.

06/15/2013

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After Years Away, MN Soldier Celebrates First Father’s Day

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.

06/14/2013

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Minn. Soldier Surprised With New Car Donation

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.

06/12/2013

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Woman Finally Gets Apology For ‘Deceased’ Mix-Up

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.

02/15/2013

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Generosity Gets MN Military Couple To Pres. Inaugural Ball For Free

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.

01/19/2013

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Funeral This Week For MN Marine Killed In Afghanistan

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.

11/26/2012

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Minnesota Marine Killed In Afghanistan

A marine from Minnesota died over the weekend in Afghanistan.

11/19/2012

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GOP Staffer Loses Job Over Twitter Rant Vs. Gay Marriage Amendment

With four days until Election Day, tension is high across Minnesota, especially when it comes to support for the controversial marriage amendment.

11/02/2012

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Army Sergeant Reunites With Son After 9 Months In Afghanistan

It was the best gift a kid could get.

09/14/2012

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Truman Settles Police Officer’s Employment Claim

The southern Minnesota city of Truman and the federal government have settled an employment claim filed by a police officer who served in Kuwait.

08/09/2012

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