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Evangelical voters looked for a "bulldozer" in Trump. Looking past what others saw as disqualifying transgressions, Trump carried McLeod County by more than 38 percentage points, among the highest margins of victory in the state.
Supporters say new veterans homes would address "underserved"
Amie Muller, who died of pancreatic cancer at age 36, worked and lived next to one of the most toxic military burn pits in all of Iraq.
Donald Trump didn't win Minnesota. And he never visited Mower County. But his message resonated with voters in LeRoy and Lyle. Now they wonder: What's next?
The house where Danny Heinrich once lived is gone, and the lot where it stood will remain undeveloped for at least 10 years.
The rally was one of several reported nationwide in the wake of Trump's executive order banning migrants from 7 primarily Muslim countries.
Veterans discover that resilience and resourcefulness make good entrepreneurship
Throwback video games mix fun with a sense of nostalgia
The order comes after Globe U and the Minnesota School of Business lost federal funding and were hit by a fraud lawsuit.
Repairing a 1945 seaplane is a labor of love for Duluth volunteers
For-profit schools lost federal funding and were hit by fraud lawsuit.
Duluth-based Army Reserve company in Kuwait has had a long year of deployment.
Senators want debt relief for Globe and School of Business students.
Associated Community Services agrees to stop operations for two years.
On Dec. 7, 1941, Vern Luettinger was serving on the USS California. Today, the Richfield man is likely one of only three survivors to be living in Minnesota.
Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business no longer will be allowed to participate in federal student aid programs.
President Obama signed into law last week a bill that will strengthen oversight of the veteran crisis line at the Department of Veterans Affairs. U.S.…
"Warrior Ink" project helps wounded veterans with a mix of tattoo artistry and good conversation.
Coach Jeff Tesch was placed on administrative leave in August for reportedly uttering a racial slur in practice.
More than 99 percent of veterans using an outpatient mail pharmacy program received their prescription packages within Veterans Affairs’ 10-day timeliness goal, according to a…
Viability of zoo is seen as critical to development along city's west end
The Pentagon needs to study the long-term health effects of exposure to the chemicals inhaled from burn pits at its overseas military bases, the Government…
The year was 1979, and the record album and phonograph needle were kings. But a prescient Richard Jamieson was asked about an emerging technology known…
An extension is granted until at least late 2017.
Anoka County was awarded two federal grants this week that will allow it to launch a drug court and to expand its veterans court. The…
A 31-year-old soldier killed this week in Afghanistan grew up in Minnesota and his parents are well-known in the Marshall area, where his father is…
Medal of Honor recipients aim to promote courage, integrity.
New 20,000-square-foot project will provide for a passenger boarding bridge, a concourse holding room, baggage claim, improvements to security screening and more.
The abrupt shuttering of ITT Technical Institute, along with a recent court ruling putting in doubt the future of another for-profit school, is causing serious…
The revocation of their authorization to operate came after a judge ruled that the schools committed fraud in relation to their criminal justice program.
Gen. John “Jack” Vessey, a Minnesota native who rose to the highest ranks of the military to become President Ronald Reagan’s chairman of the Joint…
The review found that top managers had made strides in increasing staffing levels and communication.
Veterans East will provide 100 units of housing on the Minneapolis VA campus.
A researcher for the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs hospital has been awarded a $12.5 million grant to compare approaches to pain management. The study comes as…
Some families are angry, uneasy and frustrated as they are thrust into an uncomfortable position of taking sides. It has also brought up the pain of loved ones lost to war.
A burglar broke into the Roger Maris Museum in a Fargo mall early Tuesday morning and made off with several pieces of memorabilia awarded to the baseball legend and Fargo favorite son..
As a child, Marilyn Cuneo dreamed of leaving home to travel the world. As an adult, she worked to bring the world back home. Through…
Minnesota Democrat makes a case to become the panel's ranking member.
Two recent watchdog reports on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) illustrate the complexity that often confounds those running such a large bureaucracy. The Government…
The lodge, which has been in the Kerfoot family since 1929, was sold last week to a couple who plan to continue its traditions and the outfitting operation on Gunflint Lake, 43 miles north of Grand Marais.
Operation Build’s “I’m Coming Home” program will broadcast a three-part series airing on A&E and FYI next month on Scott Adams, a U.S. Army veteran…
While it took nearly three decades for the U.S. government to eventually link Agent Orange, the defoliant used in Vietnam, to cancer, President Obama has pledged quick action to make determinations about the effect of the burn pits on perhaps as many as 60,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The Twin Cities outfit got the money several months ago. It was part of the $5.6M he discussed Tuesday.
EMDR, which uses sensory stimulation to connect to triggers from trauma and neutralizes them, is getting results, according to a local nonprofit that offers it to vets.
Minnesota is suing its fundraising arm for deceptive practices.
Four veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars recently were awarded $5,000 grants to help pay down student loan debt they racked up while attending…
From the value of the land of the Minnesota Twins stadium to disputes in lawsuits over Catholic clergy abuse, Robert Schumacher had a…
The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs is asking the Legislature for $7.8 million to redesign and renovate the closed bridge from 1908.
But the attorney for Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business painted a different picture in opening statements of a civil trial in Hennepin County District Court.
A father's despair over his son's death in Iraq drives home a crisis for the Minnesota National Guard, whose members have died by suicide more than all but one state Guard in the country in the past five years.
The Air National Guard's 148th will be on a "routine deterrence mission" in South Korea.
The Minnesota National Guard is closing 12 dilapidated armories as it upgrades facilities.
The group provides access to the programs throughout the year but uses the Edina pool every other Friday during the winter, providing a challenging but safe haven for veterans who might prefer one another's company away from the institutional surroundings of the VA.
Thieves took more than medals when they broke into Pengilly cabin.
Inspector general clears Minneapolis VA Health Care System in three cases.
After promotion, Sandy Best says she looks forward to day when it's commonplace.
Minneapolis Veterans Affairs officials plan a town-hall meeting March 17 in Shakopee. The meeting is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. at the American Legion…
Col. Sandy Best will become the first female general in Minnesota National Guard history when she’s promoted to brigadier general, the Minnesota National Guard confirmed…
Dogs trained to detect bombs and drugs now in demand to fight domestic terror.
Patricia Peterson Werre loved the periodic tables. She had a blanket of the elements, a poster of them in her office and a coffee cup…
One of the largest Minnesota contributors to the nonprofit Wounded Warrior Project says he will continue to support the charity despite news reports suggesting it…
Applicant was wrongly denied preference for hiring in a repeat offense.
The club seems to be getting bigger: veterans whose privacy has been breached by employees and contractors at VA hospitals, community clinics and benefit centers.
New location for Citizenship and Immigration Service offices will be downtown Minneapolis.
St. Paul-based program offers a new way to reach trauma victims.
Former Plymouth resident Adrianna Vorderbruggen was among six members of the American military killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan on Monday.
State's Congress members want him to show support for staff and patients.
Two people were injured Saturday afternoon after being involved in a high-speed police chase in a suspected stolen car. Two squad cars from the St.…
Patricia Boyd has made it her mission to make sure Minnesota’s fallen military members are not forgotten. For several years she’s been the leader behind…
State employee had been barred from using leave for special counseling gig.
When therapist Shelley Koski sought approval from her bosses to use leave for a Red Cross workshop for returning veterans and their families, the department said no.
Teen who collected 150 bags of dry goods for local veterans is storing the bags in his basement until a local nonprofit can accept his donation.
Jurors agreed with Levi Minissale's lawyers, who claimed his service in the Marines and the "kill" mentality he learned pushed a man with history of psychosis to stab ex-girlfriend to death and attempt to kill her husband.
When Sharon Olson walked into a room, the place went quiet. Described as a “stunning blonde,” she was the model for pinup artist Gil Elvgren’s…
Disabled American Veterans and RecruitMilitary have scheduled a career fair for veterans at the Earle Brown Heritage Center on Thursday. The event is scheduled from…
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