Tweet Threatens High-Ranking Military MemberUnited States military bases are on their highest alert in four years Friday night. While a Pentagon spokesperson stressed it was not due to a specific threat, a WCCO investigation has found a specific tweet on April 30 listing the address on a U.S. military base of a top U.S. general in charge of leading the U.S. response to ISIS.
Soldier Surprises Kids At School In Cottage GroveAn early morning surprise brought one family to tears. Chief Warrant Officer Gabriel Timp has been serving in Kuwait, and Monday morning, he had an emotional reunion with his children.
Retired Generals Say Kids Today Are Too Fat To Fight Some former top-ranked military officials in Minnesota say prioritizing gym class and healthier school meals are a matter of national security.
$4 Million In US Projects That Aim To Protect Sage Grouse Could Hurt MilitaryFederal officials have announced more than $4 million in projects in four states as part of a wildfire-fighting strategy but the efforts could hurt training operations at numerous U.S. military facilities in the West.
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.
2 Green Berets Riding Coast-To-Coast In Support Of VetsTwo Green Beret soldiers living in the Twin Cities are spending the next few months training for a coast-to-coast bicycle trip to raise money for veterans with brain injuries. Zach Garner and Adam Smith, otherwise known as the Green Beret Adventure Team, will ride 4,600 miles from Seattle to Florida in what's being called the "Ride to Valhalla."
Holidays Can Be Especially Tough For Military FamiliesOver the next week, family and the holiday spirit will be top of mind, but some families will spend Christmas thousands of miles away from their loved ones. Military deployment can be difficult on the families left behind.
Shoppers Ship Packages To Soldiers At Maplewood MallMaplewood Mall hosted the American Legion's annual Shop, Ship and Share event.
Freeze, Burn, Shake: Extreme Testing Ensures Satellite Equipment Will Withstand SpaceProtecting the military's most sensitive information begins in the most unusual of places.
Accomplish Minnesota: Mission Ferris BuellerWhile many of us are making holiday plans, some Americans don't have that option. Members of the military will again be spending the season in Afghanistan.
Wisconsin Fort Trains 145,000 Military Personnel A western Wisconsin military training base taught more personnel in the year that ended Oct. 1.
Local Cancer Survivor Medals In Invictus GamesMarianne Reilly is like any experienced cyclist. Every day she relies on two wheels to get out and go. But her bike is more than transportation, it's a reason to keep living. "This was my way of getting back on the horse, so to say," Reilly said. Three years ago, doctors discovered she had a brain tumor the size of a small grapefruit.
Iraq Vet Opening Vet-Run, Military-Style GymTwenty-eight-year-old Derek Weida lost his right leg after being shot while on patrol in Iraq. Now he's opening a gym run solely by combat veterans
Golf Tournament Helps Fund Scholarships For Military Families A national foundation that provides scholarships to military families now has a chapter in Minnesota.
6th Annual Cruise For Troops Held In Ham LakeAn even Saturday honored a number of military members who’ve lost their lives in the line of duty. The 6th annual Cruise for Troops and took place in Ham Lake Saturday. Hundreds of hot rods, classic cars and motorcycles rumbled through the street.