STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Bill would give veterans option of asking for Veterans' Day off
By Don Davis
Minnesota veterans could request to take off Veterans' Day under a bill that a House committee passed Wednesday.
Rep. Andrew Falk, D-Murdock, said that veterans often cannot attend events... Posted on 3/6/14 at 10:08 AM
SOCIAL SECURITY INFORMATION AND UPDATES Annual Statistical Supplement, 2013, now available
The Social Security Annual Statistical Supplement, 2013 is now available.
The Supplement includes more than 240 statistical tables providing comprehensive data on programs administered by the Social... Posted on 3/4/14 at 1:00 PM
HUNGRY FOR LIFE Veterans Day at The Duluth Grill
FREE Menu Item for Veterans November 11, Monday, Duluth Grill
At the Duluth Grill they support the troops. So on Monday, November 11 (the day Veterans Day is... Posted on 11/11/13 at 6:42 AM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY Bunker Hill
Yesterday the flags were changed out at Bunker Hill. Bunker Hill is a Vietnam Memorial that was dreamt of and started by a Marine who did a tour in Vietnam.
Bunker Hill overlooks the prairie. The day... Posted on 8/25/13 at 10:11 AM
When our veterans signed up to serve, there wasn’t a waiting line, and there shouldn’t be a waiting line here in the United States when they return. Not for a job, a home, or an education, and certainly not for the health care they’ve earned.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Special to the News Tribune
, May 23, 2013
Three retired Air Force officers involved in historic 20th-century struggles that advanced civil rights for blacks will speak today at the University of Minnesota Duluth as part of Black History month.
Even before I enlisted in World War II, I thought war was a once-in-a-lifetime proposition. However, since then, war has continued almost continuously in some region of the world — with the U.S. often there.
Over the 60 years since B Company was activated for war in Korea, these men and women have continued to sustain one another. The surviving local members of B Company still meet once a month for lunch, and their wives join them every two months.
I served my country with great pride with the intent of protecting our Constitution and all the liberties within. So when I am asked if it is important to support our troops, as the News Tribune’s Sunday Opinion page asked, I am taken aback.
I was driving a rental car in Phoenix during rush hour with a fellow pilot. I saw a magnet on the back of a tidy compact car driven by an elderly couple. It was a vertically oriented rectangle. It had a red border surrounding a white field. There was a solid gold star in the center.
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