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
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.
President Lincoln’s 272-word Gettysburg Address endures as perhaps the greatest tribute to America’s war dead — and to living Americans of all generations to live up to the ideals of the American experiment of liberty and democracy so that “these dead shall not have died in vain.”
UPDATE: Michael Karkoc, 94, shown in a June investigation to be a former commander in a Nazi SS-led unit, ordered his men to attack a Polish village that was razed to the ground, according to testimony newly uncovered by the Associated Press.
Ray Frones, of Duluth, a combat-wounded WWII veteran who served as B-24 bombardier on 32 missions over Europe, was honored Monday at the Commemorative Air Force’s Lake Superior Squadron 101 for his hard work.
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