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Minn. ‘Agri-Business’ Soldiers Return Home

Seventeen Minnesota soldiers who have been serving in the war in Afghanistan are being welcomed home.

09/25/2012

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Parade For Soldiers Set For Saturday In Mpls.

There has yet to be a local parade to thank American soldiers for their service. That’ll change with the Twin Cities Heroes Parade beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, and heading down Nicollet Mall. A flyover will take place at 11:30 a.m.

07/25/2012

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Haircuts For Heroes Trims Prices For Soldiers

When you picture a soldier, you probably picture a nice tight haircut. Starting Monday, soldiers can get them for free. Sports Clips throughout Minnesota are participating in Haircuts for Heroes, giving free trims and cuts to anybody with a military ID.

07/02/2012

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12 Soldiers Return Home In Time For Father’s Day

A dozen soldiers returned to Minnesota Saturday afternoon after a one-year deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

06/16/2012

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Soldiers Build Friendships Over Fishing

A local group wants to give soldiers a chance to build friendships. And what better way than a day on the lake.

06/15/2012

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Last Of Minn. Nat’l Guard Red Bulls Return Home

The last of the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 34th Infantry Division — the Red Bulls — returned home to Minnesota Sunday.

05/06/2012

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Late Troop Homecoming Disappoints Military Families

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.

04/30/2012

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Red Bulls Late Arrival Time Angers Families

Another round of Minnesota Red Bulls are returning home, but some family members are upset about the timing.

04/30/2012

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Hugs, Tears As More Red Bulls Return

There were hugs and celebration as a second wave of Minnesota National Guard members returned home over the weekend.

04/23/2012

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Camp Ripley Celebrates Earth Day Early

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.

04/20/2012

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MN Veteran’s Mother Worries PTSD Sufferers Wait Too Long

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.

03/28/2012

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MN Soldiers Host Polar Plunge In Kuwait For Good Cause

Minnesotan soldiers in Kuwait know how to make it feel just like home: host a polar plunge.

02/06/2012

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US Marines Urinating On Taliban

Warning this is a disturbing video of US soliders disgracing the bodies of Taliban soliders

01/13/2012

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Community Touched By Soldier’s Simple Request For Socks

A simple request from a marine in Afghanistan has created an outpouring of support from one community in Woodbury.

12/21/2011

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Minn. Soldiers Reflect On End Of War In Iraq

More than 2,600 Minnesota soldiers were deployed to Iraq, making it the largest contingent since WWII.

12/15/2011

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12 Soldiers Back In MN After 1-Year Deployment

Twelve soldiers are back in Minnesota after a one-year deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

10/09/2011

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Schools Lift Military Ban In Post-DADT Era

When military recruiters begin arriving this month for the first time in more than a decade at Vermont Law School, it will have a special meaning for Alex Manning.

10/04/2011

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Soldiers Discuss Changing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Policy

Enactment of the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is this Tuesday and military personnel, both gay and straight are speaking out.

09/18/2011

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Minn. Fund Gives To Families Of 2 Killed In War

A military fund will mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11 by giving to the families of two Minnesota soldiers killed in Afghanistan.

09/09/2011

Soldiers With SD-Based Unit Home From Middle East

All the members of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 452nd Ordnance Co. are now back home, after spending a year in Kuwait and Iraq.

08/30/2011

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Fridley Defense Contractor Lands Big Prize

For the past 30 years the U.S. Army’s Bradley Fighting Vehicle has given soldiers armored protection as they maneuver the battlefield.

08/29/2011

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17 Soldiers Returning To Minn. From Afghanistan

Seventeen soldiers who have been serving in Afghanistan for the past 10 months are scheduled to return to Minnesota.

08/26/2011

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Send-Off Held For Deploying ND Guard Soldiers

Hundreds of people gathered to formally send off about 160 North Dakota National Guard soldiers who are bound for a year of duty in the Middle East.

08/22/2011

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Send-Off Is Set In Austin For 159 Minn. Soldiers

A send-off is set in Austin Thursday for 159 Minnesota National Guard soldiers.

08/18/2011

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What Really Happened In Afghanistan?

Reuters has a story of what really happened the night of the helicopter crash in Afghanistan that killed 30 US Soldiers. Read the article.

08/10/2011

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