Veteran With PTSD Finds Relief, Companionship With Neglected Pit BullThere's an old saying among dog owners that people don't pick their pet, the pet chooses the person. Chad Fleming believes that was the case when he adopted Mikko from Ruff Start Rescue last week.
Wounded Veteran Gets $100,000 Over Plumbing Company FiringA veteran who was wounded in Iraq and fired from his job at Roto-Rooter in a Twin Cities suburb is getting $100,000 from the plumbing company per the terms of a federal agreement.
Military Members, Veterans Get Fast Lane To Job LicensingCurrent and former military members living in Minnesota now have a faster path to occupational licensing in several career fields. As part of a bill signed into law by Gov. Mark Dayton last weekend, the Legislature created fast lanes for temporary licenses that will enable military members, recently retired veterans and their spouses to get to work while completing requirements for standard licensure.
Inver Grove Heights Veteran Presented With Service DogAn Inver Grove Heights veteran is getting to know his new partner -- a four-legged helper named "Rex." Ed Abrahamson is a Gulf War veteran who recently retired from the South St. Paul Police Department and the Dakota County SWAT Team.
World War II Veteran Finally Receives Legion Of Merit AwardWorld War II veteran Arnold Hjermstad, 96, of Cannon Falls got his Legion of Merit award Saturday. He earned it while serving in North Africa and Europe, but because of clerical errors in the system, he never got to hold it -- until now.
Colorado Vet Who Lost Service Dog Gets Help From MinnesotansA Colorado veteran, who recently lost his beloved dog, is now starting a new chapter of his life.
Jared Allen's Foundation Presents Home To VeteranA former Vikings player helped make a dream come true for a veteran injured while fighting overseas. Sgt. Colin Faust got the keys to his very own home in Minnetrista Saturday afternoon.
Kids Learn Ice Fishing On Lake HarrietA new generation of kids were introduced to the sport of ice fishing Saturday on Lake Harriet in Minneapolis. Along with learning how to bait the hook, the kids got to use sonar cameras and other gadgets to track the fish under the ice.
Family Of MN Man Accused Of Plotting African Coup SpeaksA Twin Cities man is accused of helping plot the attempted overthrow of an African country's government. Papa Faal of Brooklyn Center is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. The 46-year-old is accused of secretly shipping guns from Minnesota to his native country of The Gambia in West Africa.
Minnesota Veteran Returns To Pearl Harbor On 73rd AnniversaryA Minnesota veteran returned to Pearl Harbor Sunday to pay respects to the comrades he lost at war on the 73rd anniversary of the Japanese attack.
Sen. Klobuchar Presents WWII Vet With French HonorPrivate Jim Carroll was given the highest decoration France can bestow on a foreign citizen for his service and sacrifice in Western Europe during World War II.
Minnesota WWII Vet To Receive French HonorA World War II veteran from Minnesota is about to receive the highest decoration France can present to a foreign citizen.