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John Dauffenbach - July 2013 Veteran

July’s Veteran Of The Month: John Dauffenbach

John Dauffenbach entered the US Army in 1960 at the age of 17. He served in Germany from 1960 – 1963 as a Nuclear War head specialist, and a rocket assembly specialist.

07/01/2013

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Public Helps Locate Suspect In Hinckley Hit-And-Run Death

A public tip has helped authorities arrest a man in connection with the hit-and-run crash that killed a man from Wyoming, Minn., earlier this month. According to the Department of Public Safety, Derek Anthony Sanders, 31, of Wyoming, Minn., was taken into custody from his parents’ residence Wednesday morning without incidence.

06/26/2013

June 2013 Veteran Of The Month, Trista Matascastillo (credit: CBS)

June’s Veteran Of The Month: Trista Matascastillo

Trista Matascastillo began her 16-year military career in 1992 where she served as an Avionic Technician in the United States Navy and was the first woman to serve in her command.

06/01/2013

Andrea-Drost

May’s Veteran Of The Month: Andrea Drost

Staff Sergeant Andrea Drost grew up in Luverne, Minn. and graduated from Luverne High School in 2004.

05/01/2013

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Sen. Franken Presents Overdue Medal To Princeton Vet

It’s been 60 long years but finally, a Princeton, Minn. veteran is getting the Prisoner of War service medal he earned decades ago.

04/21/2013

Brock Hunter

April’s Veteran Of The Month: Brock Hunter

Brock Hunter is an attorney and former Army scout who focuses his practice on defending psychologically injured veterans in the criminal courts and advocating for reforms in the way the justice system deals with them.

04/01/2013

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Wild Sign D Clark; Zucker Able To Skate Lightly

The Minnesota Wild have signed defenseman Brett Clark to a contract for the remainder of the season.

03/13/2013

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Minnesota Vikings Release WR Michael Jenkins

In what will most likely be the first of many changes to the team’s wide receiver roster, the Minnesota Vikings released veteran Michael Jenkins Monday, according to ESPN.

03/04/2013

Myrl Mahaney April 1952 Chunchon Korea 7th division

March’s Veteran Of The Month: Myrl Mahaney

Myrl Mahaney was asked by the government to join the Army in July of 1951 at the age of 19, and was assigned to be a classified correspondence clerk.

03/01/2013

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February’s Veteran Of The Month: Nikki Jansen

Capt. Nikki Jansen grew up in Plymouth, Minn. and attended Wayzata High School. She was nominated to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. by Sen. Jim Ramstad, and was accepted to attend in June 2002.

02/01/2013

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Iraq War Vet Loses Everything In Condo Fire

A large fire ripped through more than a half-dozen condos in Uptown Minneapolis Friday morning, sending huge clouds of smoke into the air and one resident to the hospital.

12/28/2012

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37 Years Later, NCIS Help Search For St. Paul Vet’s Killer

The body of a young sailor from St. Paul, Daniel Erickson, was found on Veteran’s Day in 1975. His family has spent more than 37 years searching for his killer. Now, they have the help of NCIS.

11/12/2012

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Veteran Severely Beaten Inside NE Minneapolis Bar

A veteran who was out celebrating Veterans Day with friends says he has no idea why a group of strangers viciously attacked him.

11/11/2012

Matt Cullen

Wild Veteran Cullen Counting His Remaining Seasons Carefully

For NHL veterans, the lockout is making the reality of a 2012-13 season quite cloudy. For now, the Minnesota Wild are at Ridder Arena growing tired of working out with each other.

11/06/2012

Amanda Kotval

November’s Veteran Of The Month: Amanda Kotval

Amanda Kotval enlisted into the Wis. Army National Guard on Feb. 13, 2006. She was appointed as additional Cadre for the RSP in Chippewa Falls, Wis. upon her return from Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training until January 2008.

10/29/2012

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