THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES Book/Documentary of the Month: A Tour of the Rhine
There are many ways to write a book on bridges, let alone do a documentary for a TV program. One can focus on one bridge and its history, but that is more for locals who are closely attached to the ... Posted on 3/20/13 at 8:48 AM
SLOWING THE RACING MIND Music Monday: “Some Nights” by Fun.
Some songs get your attention at the start of the very first note in the song.
Some Nights by Fun. is one of the those songs.
Take a listen for yourself by clicking here (warning: there is an F-bomb... Posted on 8/13/12 at 8:00 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Minnesota history exhibit features dark episode
Museums often tell war stories, but an exhibit the Minnesota History Center just opened is more emotional than others.
This is our war, History Center Director Dan Spock said while touring the exhi... Posted on 7/6/12 at 4:50 AM
THE FLENSBURGER FILES Dresden Neumarkt: The Medieval Market
Moving on from the markets in the outer portion of Dresden, we come to the Christmas market in Dresdens Neumarkt, one of two major Christmas markets in Dresden's Altstadt. The market is loca... Posted on 12/23/11 at 7:04 PM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Coming Home
(Highlanding, Minnesota is a former townsite near the city of Goodridge-about 17 miles east of Thief River Falls, Minnesota.GN)
Recently, a soldiers remains were identified as that of Corporal
James ... Posted on 7/21/11 at 12:26 PM
In the two weeks since President Obama declared the end of the U.S. combat mission in Iraq, a series of bloody skirmishes has sharpened the questions about the Iraqi security forces’ ability to protect the country.
Shashank Bengali and Mohammed al-Dulaimy
, September 19, 2010
During the Cold War, eight sites around the nation (and two in Canada) housed 48-foot, 16,000-pound anti-aircraft missiles. Thanks to one historian, these nuclear warheads will finally get their day in the sun.
Al-Qaeda in Yemen has grown so strong and adept that the U.S., Britain, France, Germany and Japan were forced to close their embassies in Sanaa, Yemen — so seriously are they taking al-Qaeda’s “live and active threat,” as John Brennan, the White House counter-terrorism adviser, put it. “They’ve grown in strength.”
WASHINGTON — The suicide bomber who killed seven CIA employees at a remote outpost in southeastern Afghanistan had been invited onto the base and had not been searched, two former U.S. officials told the Associated Press on Thursday.
Pamela Hess and Adam Goldman
, January 01, 2010
President Obama should have declared victory in Afghanistan and begun a withdrawal. His escalation of the war may achieve its goals, but at too great a cost — and without making our nation meaningfully safer from the threat of terrorist attacks.
WINONA, Minn. — Christina and Jesse Fladmark were married on Flag Day last year at the band shell on the Mississippi River. They chose the spot largely because Jesse, a soldier, draws strength from the nearby war memorial. Twenty months later, Jesse is loading military convoys in Afghanistan and Chris is teaching math at Cotter High School.
BAGHDAD — Suicide bombers in cars packed with explosives killed at least 147 people and wounded at least 720 more outside Iraqi government buildings Sunday morning in nearly simultaneous blasts that were powerful even by Baghdad’s grim standards.
Mohammed Al Dulaimy and Hannah Allam
, October 26, 2009
RHINELANDER, Wis. — Enemy forces attacked a vehicle with a rocket-
propelled grenade in Afghanistan, killing a 26-year-old soldier and injuring seven others from the Wisconsin Army National Guard, the military said in a statement Saturday.
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