Hastings 'Band Of Brothers': 25 Grads Heading To Armed ForcesTwenty five students from the 2018 senior class at Hastings High School are going into the military.
Game Time Salute Honors Army Veteran Jerome "JT" TaylorFor Jerome "JT" Taylor, the Army provided him with more than just the opportunity to earn money for college, it also instilled within him the skills and values that would serve him well after his time in the service ended.
Wounded Warrior Channels Energy To Help Fellow SoldiersSgt. Scott Adams, from St. Bonifacius, has served six different tours of duty in the U.S. Army. His final mission left him with burns, PTSD, a broken back and blood clots. He is now joining forces with a Minnesota group and hopes others will do the same.
Soldier Gives Little Sister Surprise Gift -- HimselfBeing "home for the holidays" took on a whole, new meaning Friday. Six-year-old Savannah Germain hadn't seen her brother, Devin, in about a year. Devin is a soldier who has been serving in Afghanistan. He returned to Minnesota Friday, but Savannah had no idea he was coming.
Events, Businesses Pay Tribute On Veterans DayTuesday marks Veterans Day, during which we take time to honor the brave men and women who have served our country. Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day on this day in 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress amended the holiday to include veterans of all U.S. wars in 1954.
Troubled Vets Of All Ages Find Comfort At RefugeThe vets, some yawning, others clutching packs of cigarettes, trickle into a sun-splashed room for morning meditation. Some survived war long ago, others have fresh memories of combat.
Evidence Released In Army Recruiter Hit-And-Run CaseThe Ramsey County Attorney's Office released evidence in a hit-and-run accident that severely injured an army recruiter. Last fall, Staff Sgt. Travis Torgerson was hit by a jeep and dragged nearly a mile. The driver, Enrico Taylor, pleaded guilty to the charges and will spend nearly 16 years behind bars.
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Man Pleads Guilty To Hit-And-Run Crash That Killed Army VetA 32-year-old Wyoming, Minn. man pleaded guilty Thursday to a hit-and-run crash that killed an Army veteran last June.
Father, Son United On Christmas After Fighting Different BattlesA father and son who fought two very different battles this year are home together for Christmas. When Ryan Johnson went to war in Afghanistan this past spring, he didn't know if his father would still be here for the holidays.
College Football Spotlight: Texas And Army Coaching Searches On Different Levels With Same Goal, Restore PrideArmy will never be a dominant force in college football the way Texas can be, but both programs have a special place in college football’s history. Seeing them each reach their expectations is capable if the right coach is brought in.
Man Accused Of Taking Army IDs To Stay In CustodyA Minnesota National Guardsman, accused of stealing hundreds of soldiers’ identities, had a target list that included billionaire Warren Buffet. Keith Novak made his first appearance in federal court Monday on a fraud charge related to the identity theft. Novak is charged with one count of fraud in connection with the theft of personal identification information for more than 400 active-duty U.S. soldiers. The FBI revealed that much of the evidence against Novak comes from their taped conversations with him.
Minn. Guardsman Accused Of Stealing Military IDs A Minnesota National Guardsman and Iraq war veteran charged with fraud for allegedly stealing personal information of roughly 400 members of his former Army unit was likely responsible for analyzing the military's enemy intelligence.
Minn. Vet Shot Photos In WWII, Now He’s Put Them OnlineThe tools of Daniel Novak’s war experience are stored in a locked briefcase. While most World War II soldiers were armed with weapons, Novak had black and white film.
Finding Minnesota: 'Wreaths For The Fallen' In Little Falls Sometimes a simple gesture can be so inspiring, it leads to something bigger than anyone expected. That's what we found in central Minnesota. A few years ago, people chipped in to put a few winter wreaths on the graves at the State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls.