STAFF BLOG EH? PLUS Nolan to honor vets
U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan will be visiting the Hoyt Lakes VFW Post 8144 on Saturday.
To mark the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which propelled the United States into World War II, Nolan ... Posted on 12/3/13 at 11:00 PM
THE PERIPHERY A Native Memorial
On Sunday I was driving south on County Road 18 near Red Wing, MN. Hilly and green, I was enjoying the scenery despite the lousy weather when I saw a middle-aged woman in military gear standing along ... Posted on 5/29/13 at 7:16 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Dayton backs clean energy
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey
Gov. Mark Dayton said Minnesota should move toward cleaner energy and set a goal to eliminate power use from coal-fired plants, he told hundreds gathered at the Capito... Posted on 4/22/13 at 4:56 PM
STAFF BLOG NEWS TRIBUNE ATTIC 68th anniversary of D-Day
American troops and supply vehicles splash ashore on the French coast during the D-Day invasion, in the wake of long lines of soldiers already moving inland (visible in the distance) on June 6, 1944. ... Posted on 6/6/12 at 8:33 AM
LIVING IN RETIREMENT Remembering Our Troops during Tax Season
As tax season approaches, I wanted to take a moment to remind you of some unique benefits that are available to the brave men and women serving in our Armed Services.
Heroes Earned Retirement Oppor... Posted on 4/4/12 at 2:32 PM
Law professor John Quigley of Ohio State University argued in a Pro/Con commentary in the Nov. 30 News Tribune that not only Iran bur Israel give up nuclear weapons (“Yes: But even Israel must be de-nuked”). The unfortunate fact he omitted was that Iran’s political and religious leaders unequivocally have pronounced that Israel must be wiped off the face of the Earth. They have stated Israel must be destroyed — not in retaliation for aggression against Iran but unconditionally destroyed.
A Minnesota National Guardsman faces federal fraud charges in connection with the theft of names, Social Security numbers and security clearance levels of roughly 400 members of his former Army unit in Fort Bragg, N.C. The Iraq War veteran intended to use the confidential material to create fake IDs for his militia, court documents say.
In his Nov. 30 Pro/Con commentary in the News Tribune (“Yes: But even Israel must be de-nuked”), opinion writer John Quigley, a law professor, didn’t seem to care if Israel is wiped off the map by hordes of her outspokenly implacable enemies.
A member of the Barnum High School Class of 1939, Donald Long started in the Navy in March 1941 after a stint in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Tofte. By Dec. 7, he had been stationed at Kaneohe Bay Naval Air Station — across the island of Oahu from Pearl Harbor.
The stories of courageous veterans filled the room as these bands of brothers shared their stories. One shared how his life was almost cut short while serving in Iraq, while another talked about his trauma and all the friends he lost coming out of service.
To mark the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which propelled the United States into World War II, U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan will make a presentation honoring Arleigh Birk, who was a 21-year-old Boatswain’s Mate First Class aboard the USS Honolulu on Dec. 7, 1941.
A six-month-old pit bull that was buried under a pile of rubble for more than a week after a tornado ripped through a central Illinois city has been coaxed to freedom with hot dogs and reunited with his owner.
After watching a “60 Minutes” story about veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, I decided this Thanksgiving I’m really going to give thanks for all the people who so unselfishly serve in the Armed Forces. I made a comment to my husband about how we sit here in this great country of ours, enjoying all of our freedoms, because so many were willing to go and fight for them.
When Bill Schowalter, 90, crashed his car, police said he must have fallen asleep. His sons knew better. It had been a year since his wife of 67 years had died, and Dad was trying to kill himself. His children say there needs to be better understanding about depression in the elderly and more compassion in getting them help.
The Duluth Vet Center is expected to relocate to a larger office this upcoming spring. The new location will be at 4402 Haines Road in Duluth. The purpose of the new office is to better support local veterans.
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