Minn. Lawmakers Call For Washington To Accept More Syrian RefugeesTerrible images from the civil war in Syria are prompting United States lawmakers to discuss allowing more refugees to enter the country.
Al Franken Slams Trump Following Statements On Sen. McCainMinnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken condemned on Monday remarks by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who said former prisoner of war and Sen. John McCain is "not a war hero."
The Latest ISIS Recruit From Minn. Is A 19-Year-Old WomanThe latest ISIS recruit from Minnesota is a 19-year-old woman who told her family she will be taking care of wounded fighters in Syria.
Talking Points: U.S. Questions How To Respond To Rebel Advances In IraqFighting continues in Iraq with government forces continuing to try and hold off the advances of Sunni militants. The appearance this weekend of the militant spiritual leader Abu Bakr al - Baghdadi at a mosque in Mosul, despite a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head, is seen as a further sign of how emboldened the rebels have become. Questions are also growing over whether the U.S. should back an effort to replace the current president of Iraq, Nouri Al-Maliki.
War Photo Exhibit On Display At Argosy CollegeA very special photo exhibit has been on display at Argosy College in Eagan, Minn. It's a tribute to all the soldiers who've died since 9/11.
Iraqi Interpreter Comes To Minn. With Local Veteran's HelpThere are a lot of good stories this time of year about people giving back. But the greatest gift this holiday season may be what Twin Cities war veteran Paul Braun gave to an Iraqi man he met while overseas. The man, known as Phillip, put his life on the line to serve as an interpreter for Braun and his fellow soldiers. Braun first met Phillip, whose real name is Khalid, when he was assigned to the 34th Military Police company in Basra, Iraq in 2009.
Pick-A-Side: Which Is Your Favorite War Movie?Which war movie, in your opinion, stands out from all the rest? Make your choice in this Pick-a-Side!
Amid Gov't Shutdown, What's Open And What's Not For Vets?While the shutdown lingers across the nation, local veterans affairs offices are off-limits to the public. "Veterans obviously are wondering, 'Where do I go?' It’s continuous," Tom Hanson said.
Esme's Blog: Stereotyping Minnesota's Somali CommunityThis week, as network television crews descended on the Twin Cities to report on the still unconfirmed Minnesota connection to the Kenyan mall attack, young Somalis, most of them American citizens, felt they were being seen, just because of their ethnicity, as supporters of the terror group al-Shabaab.
Esme's Blog: The Agonizing Syria DecisionThis week, normally accessible members of Congress and their staff have not returned phone calls. Lawmakers usually ready to offer up opinions have hidden behind statements suggesting which way they are leaning but also offering up expressions of understanding for the opposing side.
Protesters Rally In Mpls. Against US Involvement In SyriaPresident Obama has decided to take military action in Syria, a move that's being protested across the country and here in the Twin Cities. A group outside the government center chanted, "What do we want? Peace. When do we want it? Now."
Vets From Two Very Different Wars Reflect On The Fallen Memorial Day is especially meaningful for the families, friends and comrades left behind. While Veterans today are reflecting on lives lost during combat, they are also thinking of the families left without loved ones and the pain they endure every day.Their war experiences were different. Landon Steele was a combat medic in Iraq. Chuck Sasse was a flight engineer in World War II. But the emptiness they carry from the loss of their comrades is the same.
Minn. 'Agri-Business' Soldiers Return HomeSeventeen Minnesota soldiers who have been serving in the war in Afghanistan are being welcomed home.
Former Mankato Student Dies In AfghanistanA 26-year-old Army Staff Sgt. sergeant who attended Minnesota State University at Mankato has died in Afghanistan. Kyle Osborn grew up in Lafayette, Ind. but went to school in Mankato. He met his wife Maggie at MNSU, who is a graduate from Waconia High School.
Parade For Soldiers Set For Saturday In Mpls.There has yet to be a local parade to thank American soldiers for their service. That'll change with the Twin Cities Heroes Parade beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, and heading down Nicollet Mall. A flyover will take place at 11:30 a.m.