Family, Friends Remember MN Major Killed In AfghanistanA woman who grew up in the Twin Cities was one of six U.S. military members killed Monday in Afghanistan. Air Force Maj. Adrianna Vorderbruggen, originally from Plymouth, was killed when a suicide bomber drove a motorcycle packed with explosives into a joint NATO-Afghan patrol near Bagram Airfield.
'Scuba Claus' Visits MOA's SEA LIFE AquariumYou better watch out, you better not cry -- Scuba Claus is coming to town! This sea-worthy Santa made his annual visit to SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium at the Mall of America Tuesday.
Veteran Approaches End Of Mississippi River SwimA former Navy SEAL is close to completing his mighty mission to honor veterans. Chris Ring was in Minnesota at Lake Itasca at the headwaters of the Mississippi River five months ago. His goal is to swim the entire length of the river.
Meet The Co-Founder Of Minnesotans' Military Appreciation FundThe Minnesotans' Military Appreciation Fund is a charity unlike any other in the country that awards money to veterans. The MMAF has awarded millions over the past decade to combat vets who are native Minnesotans. Depending on injury or loss, they get checks ranging from $500 to $10,000.
Military Organization Helps Vet After Devastating House FireCombat veterans in our state have access to a program unlike any other in the nation. The Minnesota Military Appreciation Fund is a group WCCO has been reporting on over the past few weeks.
Veterans, Military Families Get Much-Deserved Boost From MMAFWCCO is sharing the stories of Minnesota veterans and their families who are benefiting from the generosity of a group called the Minnesotan's Military Appreciation Fund. The MMAF gives checks to every recent combat vet from Minnesota and to families who lost their loved ones at war. Some vets receive anywhere from $500 to $10,000, depending on injuries.
Minnesota's New Memorial For Military Families The First Of Its Kind In U.S.The State of Minnesota today dedicated the moving tribute to military families on the grounds of the Capitol building Saturday. It's the first place in the country that honors the families of active military members and veterans.
80 Minnesota National Guard 'Red Bulls' Return HomeDozens of Minnesota National Guard members returned home to their families on Saturday. About 80 members of the 34th Combat Aviation Brigade, or the Red Bulls, were greeted by hundreds of friends and family.
Businessman Makes Large Donation To Military Foundation In Honor Of Fmr. ClientA Minnesota businessman made a very large donation to the WCCO Trees of Hope campaign for the Minnesota Military Family Foundation, to honor a very special military family.
How Military Families Prepare For Their Loved Ones ReturnYour family has been anticipating this day since forever, and finally, your soldier’s deployment is coming to an end. Preparing yourself for the big day and what comes after will require more than simply hanging up a banner and baking a cake. Every military family is different, but most will benefit from these home coming tips.
Golf Tournament Helps Fund Scholarships For Military Families A national foundation that provides scholarships to military families now has a chapter in Minnesota.
Groundbreaking Held For First Ever Military Family Tribute In Minn.Construction is set to get underway on a new memorial at the State Capitol which honors the family members of military veterans. A groundbreaking for The Military Family Tribute was held Wednesday on the grounds of the State Capitol.
Twins Blog: Hope Week Ends With Military SaluteThe sounds of kids screaming and laughing echoed in the empty Target Field ball park Sunday morning. The Minnesota Twins wrapped up Hope Week with a salute to military families. Manager Ron Gardenhire hosted 25 families, welcoming them to a game of catch in the outfield.
‘U’ Program Seeks To Help Military Families Reconnect For military members returning home from deployment, the adjustment back to everyday life can be difficult. Veterans can take advantage of many different resources, from job training to emotional support. But one area that doesn't get a lot of attention is the family. Now there's a new study at the University of Minnesota to help parents and children cope with the return home.
Defending The Blue Line Hosts Fundraiser At Rice ParkIt may be a little cold outside as winter arrived early this year, but this is Minnesota. In the State of Hockey, what better way to spend the day than at Rice Park in downtown St. Paul. That’s where the Wells Fargo Winter Skate folks are hosting a fundraiser for Defending the Blue Line