Perhaps the best thing about Phoenix, the latest film from German director Christian Petzold, is that the ending is perfect, absolutely perfect. Not only does it neatly wrap the post-WWII story together, it hits you with a punch of emotion so strong you’ll be teary-eyed and breathless as the credits roll in dead silence.
Here’s a look at the four things you need to know for Sunday, Aug. 16.
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.
Augsburg College helped give a newly 100-year-old man quite the memorable birthday celebration. Edor Nelson was born in Dawson, Minnesota in 1914. He graduated from Augsburg in 1938, where he played baseball, football and basketball.
A paratrooper from World War II got the chance to relive that experience Saturday morning. The 89-year-old made an activities list for this year and the first request was to skydive with his grandchildren.
A Minnesota resident who survived the Holocaust three-quarters of a century ago has died at age 92. A spokesperson for the Jewish Community Relations Council confirmed that Ruth “Margot” DeWilde passed away over the weekend.
Dozens of local World War II veterans are back from a one-day trip to Washington, D.C. They flew out at 6:15 a.m. Saturday morning and returned home around 10:30 p.m.
When I say that “The LEGO Movie” is more subversive than anything Jean-Luc Godard put out after the mid-’60s, it’s because for there to be a subversion, you first have to ambush a group of people that weren’t planning on having their worldview altered.
A German federal prosecutor in charge of investigating Nazi crimes says he is recommending murder charges against a Minnesota man shown in a June AP report to be a former commander in a Nazi SS-led unit accused of burning villages filled with women and children.
“Sixteen years later, I never knew Jerry was on that plane,” said 93-year-old Bob Gross, a former navigator aboard a B-24 Liberator.
Gross and his wife, Cynthia, arrived on a flight from Connecticut to fulfill a promise Bob made years ago. He wanted to pay tribute to his crew members by meeting their relatives and answering questions.
For most children, the police escort and limo would equal the ride of a lifetime, but for Dawson Parker and Terrique Powell on Wednesday, it was just the start. They got the red carpet treatment at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, riding in vintage World War II planes.
B-24, B-17, and P-51. These aren’t bingo numbers. They’re airplanes from World War II featured in the Wings of Freedom Tour at the Blaine Airport.
Have you ever thought about how you would celebrate your 90th birthday? The way Cocato native Carl Morris celebrated his may have you re-planning your party. Two weeks ago, Morris blew out the candles on his birthday cake. But our soggy weather delayed his birthday wish.
They used to cause startled glances, but now when war planes fly over one Minnesota town, people know it’s just one of their neighbors.
A World War II Veteran with a very unique story got to raise the American flag at Saturday’s Twins game. Sergeant Thomas Ritter and his wife, Peggy, have been Twins fans since the team moved to the Twin Cities from Washington DC.
Authorities are trying to figure out who desecrated the grave of a Minnesota World War II veteran.
A movie about depression and a depressing movie are creatures that should not be confused.
A Cambridge, Minn., man lost his job as a graphic designer and gained lots of time on his hands.
Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in Minnesota in honor of the 70th anniversary of the attacks and the more than 2,400 Americans who died.
In a ceremony Thursday evening, the City of Farmington paid tribute to World War II veterans, including an Eagan man with an incredible story.
A Wisconsin airman who was part of a 10-man bomber crew missing in World War II will be buried with full military honors next week.
Nine servicemen who died when their bomber was shot down over the Pacific during World War II have been identified, and their remains will be buried in a single casket at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.
Corrado Piccoli’s sisters believed one of their other siblings had his Purple Heart. So it was a shock when a Vermont Army National Guard officer showed up at Mary Piccoli’s door one day, telling her he had the medal, awarded posthumously after her brother was killed in action during World War II.
Celebrating a 90th birthday would be special for anybody, but for Margot DeWilde the event has extra meaning.