Veterans

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Iraq Vet Opening Vet-Run, Military-Style Gym

Twenty-eight-year-old Derek Weida lost his right leg after being shot while on patrol in Iraq. Now he’s opening a gym run solely by combat veterans

10/06/2014

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WWII Veteran Glider Pilots Reunite In Anoka Co.

They played a key role in storming the beaches at Normandy, but they don’t always get the recognition in the history books. On Saturday, dozens of World War II glider pilots from around the country met to share their stories at the Anoka County airport.

10/04/2014

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‘Mission Continues’ As Veterans Refurbish Homeless Shelter

Veterans working to transition back into civilian life served a different kind of cause Saturday.

09/28/2014

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Free Symposium Held To Help Vets Do Better Business

Minnesota veterans are learning about owning and running their own businesses. The Association of the United States Army and U.S. Bank got together Wednesday to present a free symposium for veterans.

09/17/2014

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At Mpls. Meeting, Veterans Ask Questions About Alleged Misconduct

The Town Hall meeting is in response to a federal investigation into allegations of misconduct within the Minneapolis VA.

09/12/2014

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Feds Looking Into Allegations Of Misconduct At Mpls. VA

Top VA leaders say there is a federal investigation looking into allegations of misconduct within the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. The director of the Minneapolis VA health care system said the Office of Inspector General is interviewing whistleblowers who say they were pressured into falsifying patient records at the hospital.

09/12/2014

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Twins, MLB Team Up To Help Homeless Minn. Vets

As part of the All-Star Game legacy project, the Minnesota Twins and Major League Baseball are helping local veterans. On Tuesday morning, Twins and MBL officials were at the Advantage Services Center in St. Paul to dedicate a new housing complex for homeless veterans.

07/15/2014

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Small-Town Minn. Mayor Accused Of Stealing From Vets Fund

The mayor of Ellendale is accused of stealing hundreds of dollars from a veterans memorial fund. Roger Swearingen, 66, was charged with one count of gross misdemeanor theft and two counts of misdemeanor theft.

07/10/2014

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More Than 150 Employers Turn Out For Veterans Career Fair

The veterans career fair has become a regular event in Minnesota on the first Wednesday after the Fourth of July. And on this Wednesday, it featured 160 employers.

07/09/2014

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Free Hotel Rooms For Job-Hunting Veterans

Minnesota is joining a pilot program that provides free hotel stays to veterans who are searching for a job or new housing. The program lets veterans stay up to three nights free at Hilton hotels in the state.

07/08/2014

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For Vets With PTSD, Fireworks Can Trigger Painful Memories

The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate the birth of our nation, but for many veterans the sounds of the celebration can bring back painful memories. For combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), fireworks can take them back to what they experienced during war.

07/03/2014

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New Mpls. Veteran’s Memorial 10 Years In The Making

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board had a special celebration at Sheridan Memorial Park Saturday morning for a new veteran’s memorial art installation. People have been working to make the memorial along the Mississippi River a reality for nearly 10 years.

06/28/2014

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MN Veteran Prepares To Return To Iraq

In Iraq, Sunni militants continue pushing towards Baghdad. The militants have released video reportedly showing the moments before fighters executed Shiites serving in the Iraqi Army. President Obama is sending 275 troops to Iraq to protect U.S. personnel and the American Embassy, but some lawmakers want the president to quickly provide a plan to address the threat.

06/17/2014

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Minnesota VA Medical Centers Have Shorter Waits

Waiting times at the two Veterans Affairs medical centers in Minnesota are considerably lower than the worst trouble spots in the VA system, new audit data released Monday show. The average wait time for a patient seeking primary care for the first time is 28 days at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center and 25 days at the St. Cloud center, the data show. But the waits are much shorter for established patients who are already in the VA system — three days at Minneapolis and two days at St. Cloud.

06/09/2014

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Police Still Looking For Thieves Targeting Veterans’ Graves

Police in southeastern Minnesota are looking into a rash of robberies in which thieves target cemeteries, taking brass markers that show a deceased veteran’s military service.

06/03/2014

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