A chance encounter with the director of one of the state's leading veteran advocacy groups has led U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar to introduce legislation designed to help chronically homeless veterans.
Updated: February 26, 2011, - 09:50 AM
The Land of 10,000 Lakes isn't exactly known as a place for the Navy. But Minnesota native Lorrie Meyer, a lieutenant commander in the Navy, has returned to her home state and found it fertile ground for the specialized field of recruiting doctors, nurses and other medical professionals. For her efforts, she was recently named one of the Navy's 2010 Recruiters of the Year.
Updated: February 18, 2011, - 09:24 PM
An Army unit that measures Army units is being deployed to Iraq. In a small reception Wednesday at the State Capitol, Gov. Mark Dayton wished the soldiers well.
Updated: February 11, 2011, - 07:32 PM
Brad Huber will be bringing a little bit -- actually, quite a bit -- of home to Americans stationed at an Iraqi military base this Super Bowl Sunday.
Updated: February 04, 2011, - 08:05 PM
As part of a larger study of homelessness in Minnesota, the Wilder Foundation found that one in 10 homeless adults in the state served in the military, with one in five homeless men represented in the group. The number and proportion of homeless women doubled from 2006 to 2009.
Updated: January 14, 2011, - 08:15 PM
Larry Shellito knows the demands of today's veterans, both those coming home from the battlefield and those who have long since hung up their uniforms.
Updated: January 12, 2011, - 09:29 PM
The U.S. military is implementing lessons it's learned in the past decade, enhancing services for female soldiers, vowing to better police their treatment.
Updated: December 29, 2010, - 06:29 AM
Obama signed into law an end to the Clinton-era policy that barred gays from serving openly.
Updated: December 22, 2010, - 11:27 PM
Cpl. Sean Osterman, 21, on his second tour of duty, was mortally wounded while leading his platoon in Helmand Province.
Updated: December 20, 2010, - 09:09 PM