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NONFICTION: Veteran journalist C.J. Chivers follows six U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.
States launch programs to ease transition into civilian life.
Officials seek $13.1 million to repair the aging facilities.
Bill Hargis, who as mayor of Woodbury presided over the east metro city's era of rapid growth, died April 10 after being diagnosed with advanced…
Lyndsey Olson alleged in a court document that state Rep. John Lesch smeared her professional reputation in a letter to the mayor.
Artwork can be shown at Minneapolis VA, but it must be behind a partition.
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North and South Dakota sues major opioid manufacturers and distributors
Federal lawsuit says the Indian community has been particularly hard hit.
The Minnesota National Guard announced Thursday that 39 soldiers from the Brooklyn Park-based headquarters’ 347th Regional Support Group will be deployed to multiple locations in…
A debate in Bemidji over whether to allow organizations to dress up the city's giant Paul Bunyan statue is rearing its huge plaster head.
After years of trying, the city failed to find a developer for the site.
It includes four 155 mm shells connected by wires, to represent the IEDs involved in his injury, but officials called them a risk to public safety.
The two teams going are the first of four deployments scheduled for the unit.
It will be an homage to a town that once took pride in being an ice harvesting capital.
Minnesota military police unit returns from mission at Gitmo
Duluth Police Chief Mike Tusken said new riot gear won't be purchased until after a full discussion of the issue
Duluth's police chief says he will hold off on a plan for purchasing updated riot gear, at least temporarily resisting a national trend of militarization…
St. Peter liberal arts college puts focus on "career-related learning."
The spirits lurking in Sweet's Hotel seem friendly enough — to those who have dared to check them out.
Dozens of vets showed up in Avon, Minn., to learn the craft of blacksmithing – and maybe something about themselves.
In decades to come, the VA will be helping more women -- and more veterans with chronic conditions.
Psychiatrist and neurologist Dr. Robert Jeub was a pioneer in using modern techniques to diagnose mental illness and testified at a number of prominent criminal…
Homage to gross but engrossing creature is the focus of debate.
Post-deployment coping skills help calm effects of modern warfare.
Tracy and Rick Clark fought for years to get their son's dream realized: a spot along a bike trail that would allow users to safely park off the busy highway nearby.
Blue Earth County began investigating the former sheriff after receiving a complaint from a girl who alleged he'd abused her.
At issue is how to restore the wood-frame Kiesling House.
A crew from the Minneapolis-based 934th Airlift Wing of the Air Force Reserve departed on Wednesday to take part in hurricane recovery efforts. The crew…
The five added so far look to make cycling more accessible. A sixth is planned.
Levi Minissale was found not guilty by reason of insanity in attacks on a former girlfriend and her husband. His attorneys argued that his battlefield experiences contributed to his mental illness.
Eleven soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard's 34th Combat Aviation Brigade were sent to Texas on Friday.
Rushford gathers to give thanks and celebrate its resiliency
The lawsuit alleges that the companies violated state lending laws by issuing loans without a license and often charging annual percentage rates of 200 percent.
The sale of the contents of Wilderness Outfitters comes after it was shuttered by the IRS earlier this summer over federal liens and unpaid taxes.
When the Minnesota State Bar Association surveyed its members asking who they would most like to see present continuing-education courses, 93 percent of the respondents…
Jesse Richard had gone through life never knowing his father, a Marine killed in a barracks fire at a Japanese training base in October 1979.
For many veterans, a military burial is the first and final thing they ask for in return for their service.
The City of Duluth is testing a protected bike lane in its downtown, and officials anticipate a learning curve as steep as some of the…
Spotted Cow ale is cited as one secret weapon to keep Minnesota customers.
Counties to match state funds in making security upgrades.
The abrupt closing this week of a longtime outfitter came as some clients were canoeing and camping in the wilderness.
All skill levels are welcome at the Glencoe Woodworking Club
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.