MN Rep. Ilhan Omar Visits Afghan Evacuees At Fort McCoy Calling It 'Uplifting' And 'Emotional'The Minnesota Democrat visited Wisconsin's Fort McCoy Saturday. Thousands of people have called the base home for the past month. Omar came to the U.S. as a refugee herself and wants to make sure people get the support they need to adjust to life in America.
'They're Out There Running For Their Life': Former Afghan Describes Danger Educated Girls Face ThereOne Hazara family told Yazdan Bakhsh last week their daughter was so desperate to avoid the Taliban she died by suicide. Bakhsh helped three girls and their brother escape from Afghanistan on a plane to Africa last month.
Dem Lawmakers Say Fort McCoy Refugees Are Properly VettedFort McCoy is one of eight U.S. military bases that’s temporarily housing Afghans who have fled their country after the recent collapse of the government to the Taliban. The base can host up to 13,000 refugees and as of Friday, 8,780 people had arrived.
More Than 8,000 Afghan Refugees Now At Wisconsin's Fort McCoyMilitary officials initially said Fort McCoy would temporarily house up to 10,000 refugees, but they are now expanding that count to 13,000. The number of Afghans there currently has nearly tripled in a week.
Fort McCoy In Wisconsin Holding Largest Population Of Afghan EvacueesAs of Wednesday morning, there were about 6,400 Afghans housed there, with a total capacity of 10,000. Two sources familiar with the Fort McCoy operations told CBS News the Defense Department planned to increase the total capacity to 13,000.
Afghan Refugees Start Arriving At Wisconsin's Fort McCoyAfghan refugees have begun arriving at Fort McCoy in western Wisconsin for temporary housing and support after their home country fell to the Taliban.
Afghan Refugees Could Be Headed To Wisconsin's Fort McCoyAfghans are scrambling to find ways to escape after the Taliban overran their country over the last week.
Wisconsin Fort Trains 145,000 Military Personnel A western Wisconsin military training base taught more personnel in the year that ended Oct. 1.
Dayton To Serve Steaks To Troops, FamiliesGov. Mark Dayton will serve steaks to Minnesota National Guard soldiers and their families during an event at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin.
State Shutdown Enters Day 9 With No Solution In SightInstead of sending Minnesota's elected leaders into a frenzy of activity, the nation's only state government shutdown has deepened the political paralysis that led them to their budget standoff. Top Democrats and Republicans have given no sign when they will talk again about how to resolve the stalemate.
29 Airmen Leave Minn., Prep For Afghanistan MissionTwenty-nine engineers in the U.S. Air Force Reserve have left Minnesota to train for a six-month mission in Afghanistan.