An apparent altercation outside a VFW in western Minnesota has claimed the life of a Blaine man. Bradley Friesen, 43, was living in Thief Rivier Falls studying for a career change. But on Dec. 17, 2014, prosecutors say he was knocked unconscious outside the local VFW. He died five days later.
Fire crews in Milaca get two or three calls a month to put out fires in and around their town of 3,000. It’s a lot of work for a volunteer force, but when the firefighters arrive on scene, they just might be greeted by a superhero.
Hundreds of current and former military members took to the streets Saturday to raise suicide awareness. Carrying American flags, the group marched in full military gear through south Minneapolis.
A 48-year-old woman is accused of stealing more than $10,000 in pull tabs and prizes from a north metro VFW, court documents filed in Anoka County show.
Meat raffles are as much a part of Minnesota culture as hot dish and hockey. And if you walk into a VFW or American Legion on a weekend night, it’s a good bet you’ll find one in progress. But where can you find the best?
A couple hundred people gathered at the VFW post in Iron River to celebrate the lives of a couple who were slain. Jim Crain says he hopes the community remembers his grandparents, Jim and Eunice Crain, for the loving people they were, instead of how they died.
Two combat medics who recently served in Iraq and Afghanistan plan to march 23 miles with other veterans through Minneapolis and St. Paul Friday to raise awareness that nearly two dozen soldiers die each day by suicide.
While the shutdown lingers across the nation, local veterans affairs offices are off-limits to the public. “Veterans obviously are wondering, ‘Where do I go?’ It’s continuous,” Tom Hanson said.
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.
Looking for fish on Fridays? Check out one of the perks of the season: the Friday Night Fish Fry.