Good Questions: #Top10WxDay Count, 21-Gun Salutes & MoreEvery Friday, we dig into the mailbag to answer some of your Good Questions. This week, we're looking at 21-gun salutes and specialized license plates.
WCCO's 'More Than Names' Campaign Approaching GoalWCCO is getting closer to our goal of setting the world record for most signatures on a flag. We are less than 900 signatures away from breaking that record in our More Than Names campaign, supporting our troops.
150 National Guard Members Deploy To KuwaitA troop deployment ceremony brought out lots of people in Willmar Thursday. Even the Minnesota Wild were represented at the Army National Guard event, where more than 150 members of the 682nd Engineer Battalion prepared to leave for Kuwait.
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.
Sign WCCO's 'More Than Names' Flag At Xcel Energy CenterHockey fans have the chance to be a part of something big that we are working on here at WCCO. We are collecting signatures in our “More Than Names” campaign as one way to thank Minnesota military members and their families.
Sign WCCO's 'More Than Names' Flag At Nat'l Sports CenterSoccer fans have the chance to be a part of something big that we are working on here at WCCO. We are collecting signatures in our "More Than Names" campaign as one way to thank Minnesota military members and their families.
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.
Flying High With Minnesota's 934th Airlift WingMinnesota's only Air Force Reserve Unit is showing off its capabilities of being combat ready at a moment's notice. The 934th Airlift Wing has flown missions in support of troops since 1963, and their skills are used more than ever today.
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.
After Tennessee Shootings, Armed Citizens Guard RecruitersGun-toting citizens are showing up at military recruiting centers around the country, saying they plan to protect recruiters following last week's killing of four Marines and a sailor in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Investigation Finds No Evidence To Support Claims Of Bias At SuperAmericaAn investigation into an alleged incident of bias against an Air National Guard serviceperson at a SuperAmerica last month has concluded that there is no evidence to support the event actually happened.
SuperAmerica Says Alleged Military Bias Was 'Misunderstanding On Both Parts'SuperAmerica says that an alleged incident last month involving an Air National Guard serviceperson was "a misunderstanding on both parts." The Facebook posts of the military member allege that she was denied service at the SuperAmerica on Post Road near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Crews Finish Installing Memorial Honoring Military FamiliesAt the Minnesota State Capitol Thursday, crews installed the final piece of a memorial honoring family members of military veterans.