Finding Minnesota: Granite Falls Silver StarArt Bottcher was awarded a Silver Star for his bravery in World War II that his family couldn't find.
Last Surviving Doolittle Pilot, Now 100, Honored For WWII MissionOne of the turning points in World War II was when the Doolittle Raiders bombed Tokyo. The courageous and dangerous mission happened after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.
World War II Veteran Celebrates 100th BirthdayA World War II veteran in Minneapolis celebrated a very special birthday Friday.
Willmar Sailor's Remains Return Home After 72 YearsThis Memorial Day will have extra special meaning for one Minnesota community. The city of Willmar welcomed home Navy Machinist Mate 1st Class John Anderson -- 72 years after his death.
70-Year-Old Remains Of Minn. Sailor IdentifiedA Minnesota sailor lost on the beaches of Normandy is finally coming home.
96-Year-Old Fights For Women Airforce Service Pilots To Be Buried At ArlingtonA Minnesota woman who served as an Air Force service pilot in World War II has a new fight. The 96-year-old wants women Air Force Service Pilots to be able to be buried at Arlington Cemetary.
Good Question: What's The Origin Of The Times Square New Year's Eve Ball?More than half of us watch the New Year's Eve festivities in New York City's Times Square on TV. And the main attraction is the dropping of the 12,000-pound sparkly sphere, which is 12 feet in diameter and has 32,000 LED lights.
French Woman Meets Vet's Family After Caring For His GraveAbout 125,000 World War II soldiers and airmen are buried in 11 cemeteries in France. For many of their families it's difficult, if not impossible, to pay a foreign visit to decorate their loved-one’s grave. But 70 years after World War II ended, French volunteers continue their pledge to do what American loved ones can't.
World War II Medals Found In Rochester ParkA piece of history discovered in a southern Minnesota park has created quite the mystery for police. Two World War II medals were found wrapped in an old sheet in Silver Lake Park last week.
91-Year-Old Triathlete Offers Tips To Young CompetitorsAmerica's oldest triathlete advised the nation's youngest triathletes at Lake Elmo Saturday. Bob Powers of St. Paul is 91-years-old. He's been competing in triathlons for decades. A few weeks ago, he won his age group at the national triathlon championship in Milwaukee.
94-Year-Old Proves You’re Never Too Old To Play HockeyIt's often said that age is merely a number -- it's what you do with longevity that really counts. And nobody is better proof of that than 94-year-old Mark Sertich, of Duluth.
Found In A Dump, Lost Purple Heart Medal Heading To FamilyThe family of Wiljo Matalamaki clung to his Purple Heart, a tribute to a young man sent to World War II who never returned, whose body was never found. Then the medal, too, was lost.

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