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More than 95% of the Guard’s 13,000 soldiers and airmen have been vaccinated against COVID-19, but holdouts remain. The Department of Defense has a Thursday, June 30, deadline to get the shot.
During a visit Tuesday, the U.S. senator said she and other legislators helped keep the base eligible for F-35s last year. Now, the Air Force needs to be convinced Duluth is the right place for the more modern aircraft.
Betty Doebbeling served in Vietnam from 1967 to 1970. She earned a Bronze Star and rose to the rank of captain.
A mortar attack on May 1, 2010, killed Eric Finniginam at a forward operating base in Kunar province. He was 26.

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The names of residents who have died, from World War II to Iraq, are read aloud during the annual Memorial Day ceremony.
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From the column: "Observe a moment of silence at 3 p.m. on Monday, May 30."
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TOKYO — U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday he would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan, capping a series of critical comments about China while in Asia that an aide said represented no change in U.S. policy toward the self-ruled island.
The commissioning of USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul, the first ceremony like it in state history, packed the port with dignitaries, military service veterans.
From the editorial: "Those who step up, in spite of that risk of great personal sacrifice, deserve our unfettered gratitude for our freedoms and our liberties."

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