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Vikings’ Allen Teams Up With PBR To Help Wounded Soldiers

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen is teaming up with the Professional Bull Riders to further his Homes for Wounded Warriors project. Allen established the charity in 2009 to provide handicapped-accessible homes and remodels for wounded soldiers. Allen has also owned three bulls in the PBR tour since last year, and he will unite his two passions starting in August at a Built Ford Tough series event in Oklahoma.

06/28/2013

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Minn. Officials Mark State’s Role At Gettysburg

While the nation is marking the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Minnesota leaders are remembering the role our state played in the Civil War.

06/25/2013

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Golf Outing To Benefit Minnesota’s Wounded Warriors

Standing outside the Refuge Golf Course clubhouse, tournament director Bob Whitcraft explains a lofty goal for the fifth annual Wounded Warrior charity golf event. And with every drive off a tee, or every putt on a green, 144 charity golfers are helping disabled vets like Patrick, Chad and Erik.

06/10/2013

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John Williams Video Smack Down For 5-31!

Titus the Trick Shot artist talks with Jimmy Kimmel on the Smack Down!

05/31/2013

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John Williams Video Smack Down For 5-30!

The salute to Veterans takes on a SWIFT kick on the Smack Down!

05/30/2013

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VFW Out Riding To ‘Welcome Home’ Vietnam Vets

Four decades is a long time to wait for a welcome home greeting. But that’s exactly what happened to the nation’s 6 million Vietnam-era veterans.

05/29/2013

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Vets From Two Very Different Wars Reflect On The Fallen

Memorial Day is especially meaningful for the families, friends and comrades left behind. While Veterans today are reflecting on lives lost during combat, they are also thinking of the families left without loved ones and the pain they endure every day.Their war experiences were different. Landon Steele was a combat medic in Iraq. Chuck Sasse was a flight engineer in World War II. But the emptiness they carry from the loss of their comrades is the same.

05/27/2013

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Injured Veteran Embraces Life After Recovery

From 2006 to 2007 Mike Simon served in Iraq. His life changed forever when he was hit by a rocket propelled grenade, suffering a major head injury. After the blast, Mike’s wife Marno noticed a change in her husband. “He was able to call home once a week for about twenty minutes, started making really odd comments,” Marno said.

05/27/2013

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Thousands Head To Fort Snelling For Memorial Day

On Monday, our nation will take time to remember those who’ve lost their lives while serving our country. Memorial Day ceremonies and parades are scheduled throughout Minnesota. One of the largest was at Fort Snelling Cemetery, where thousands attended Monday morning’s event. Many noted that, to be at Fort Snelling on Memorial Day served as a reminder that the holiday isn’t about taking the day off from work, setting up a picnic or firing up the BBQ. It’s a day to honor the military members who’ve lost their lives while serving.

05/27/2013

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Vets Disability Benefits: Law Schools Curb Backlog

Dustin Allison was riding in an armored vehicle at the head of a convoy in Iraq one morning in 2007 when an improvised explosive device went off, killing the driver and leaving Allison badly wounded.

05/27/2013

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John Williams Video Smack Down For Memorial Day!

A Memorial Day salute to our veterans….on the Smack Down

05/27/2013

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Little Falls Ceremony Planned To Mark Memorial Day

Minnesota’s Department of Veterans Affairs is preparing for more than 1,200 people at a ceremony to mark Memorial Day. The event at the State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls is being held on Sunday, ahead of the Monday holiday.

05/26/2013

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Interviews With Veterans: What Memorial Day Means From A Hero’s Perspective

How do you celebrate Memorial Day, and what does this federal holiday mean to you and your family? Read what some of our country’s veterans had to say about Memorial Day, patriotism and what this annual holiday means to them.

05/13/2013

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Memorial Day Celebrations In Minnesota

There are many meaningful ways in Minnesota to remember those who have died in military service.

05/13/2013

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Minn. Vets Groups Make Case For Construction Money

Minnesota veterans groups are exerting pressure on state lawmakers to come through with money for a proposed facility for veterans needing intensive care.

04/19/2013

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