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March 24, 2017
Adrianna Turcotte (left) and Kortney Stroik, Lowell Elementary fifth-graders, wait in excited anticipation as their rover prepares to move the last rock out of the circle on Friday. The girls used a code provided by the Starbase program to autonomously steer their rover to clear boulders out of the way to make a space to build an imaginary Mars base. The activity took place at the 148th Fighter Wing in Duluth on Friday morning. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com
Aiming for the stars: Starbase program inspires Duluth students
March 24, 2017 - 8:32pm
March 22, 2017
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects a sub-unit under KPA Unit 1344 in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang November 9, 2016. REUTERS/KCNA/File Photo
North Korea missile test fails as tensions simmer
March 22, 2017 - 10:34am
March 21, 2017
A simulated explosive from a modified commercially available drone falls toward its target during a demonstration of the Airspace Systems Interceptor autonomous aerial drone in Castro Valley, California on March 6, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
Drone-catchers emerge on a new aerial frontier
March 21, 2017 - 11:00am
March 19, 2017
Bill Carlson recounts being on a ship sunk by a German U-boat during World War II. Steve Kuchera@duluthnews.complay button
Local World War II vet recounts U-Boat attack 75 years later
March 19, 2017 - 9:00pm
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watched the ground jet test of a Korean-style high-thrust engine newly developed by the Academy of the National Defence Science in this undated picture provided by KCNA in Pyongyang on March 19, 2017. KCNA/via Reuters
Trump: North Korea's Kim 'acting very, very badly'
March 19, 2017 - 3:55pm
March 14, 2017
Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Ronald Green speaks during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the Marines United Facebook page on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on March 14, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein
Lawmakers grill U.S. military leaders over nude photo sharing scandal
March 14, 2017 - 2:05pm
March 11, 2017
"I am so excited," said Ellie Moltzan of Frazee, Minn., as she waits for her husband, Erik, a member of the U.S. Army Reserve 312th Engineer Company, to arrive at the Duluth airport on Saturday evening, March 11, 2017. Bob King / Forum News Serviceplay button
Families welcome Duluth's U.S. Army Reserve 312th Company home
March 11, 2017 - 9:43pm
Haydee Anderson (left) wipes away a tear as her son, Sgt. James Vargas of the 312th Engineer Company, and his wife Aubrey embrace at the Duluth airport Saturday evening. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.complay button
Families welcome home soldiers of Duluth-based 312th Engineer Company
March 11, 2017 - 8:48pm
March 10, 2017
U.S. Air Force ROTC cadets Adam Hartung (from left), Steve Bodovinitz, Jackson Coleman, Tyler Morris and Wyatt LaFriniere all will enter Air Force flight school after graduating. The five each earned one of just 466 slots this year nationwide. Steve Kuchera / skuchera@dululuthnews.com
UMD students set to take flight
March 10, 2017 - 7:12pm
February 27, 2017
Iraqi Special Forces soldiers search a house for Islamic State fighters in Mosul, Iraq, Feb. 27, 2017. Goran Tomasevic / Reuters
Pentagon delivers draft plan to 'rapidly' defeat Islamic State to White House
February 27, 2017 - 8:24pm
Supporters of President Donald Trump attend a "Spirit of America" rally in Denver Feb. 27, 2017. Rick Wilking / Reuters
Trump seeks 'historic' increase of 9 percent in U.S. military's budget
February 27, 2017 - 5:31pm
February 25, 2017
Superior residents Sue Vrooman (left) and Bruce Vrooman (right) pose with Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster on July 25, 2008, at a funeral service for their son, Staff Sgt. Jeremy Vrooman, who was killed while serving in Iraq. McMaster, President Donald Trump’s new national security advisor, served with Staff Sgt. Vrooman in Germany and Colorado. His parents said they still keep in touch with McMaster through email. Submitted photo
Superior family has ties to new national security adviser
February 25, 2017 - 5:47pm
Resources for veterans in Bemidji, Minn., are limited to a VA outpatient clinic. The closest residential care facility is more than 100 miles away. Maggi Stivers / Forum News Service
Lawmakers consider adding 2 Minnesota veterans homes
February 25, 2017 - 7:53am
February 24, 2017
President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, Md., Feb. 24, 2017. Jonathan Ernst / Reutersplay button
Trump vows military to be ‘bigger and better and stronger than ever before’
February 24, 2017 - 4:04pm
February 23, 2017
Participants walk during the Nearly Naked Ruck March on the Lakewalk in Duluth on Feb. 26, 2017. (file / News Tribune)
Nearly Naked Ruck March is Saturday
February 23, 2017 - 5:41pm
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