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Rep. Kevin Cramer Says of Ban on Trans Personnel in the Military: “I’m Not Interested in Social Experimenting”
I had Congressman Kevin Cramer on my radio show yesterday for our weekly open phones segment, and I asked him about President Donald Trump's ban on transgender personnel in the military. "All in all ...
7/27/17 at 7:31 AM
Let Us Remember the Fallen
On this day, let us remember the fallen. Let us recognize the sacrifice of those who losttheir lives in military service to the United States. These are the Americans who deserve our respect and admi...
5/29/17 at 11:18 AM
Chatter: Local Governments Pay More for Lobbyists
Minnesota taxpayers last year funded more than $9 million in local government lobbying expenses. That is, local governments used tax money to pay lobbyists to get the Legislature to vote a certain wa...
5/8/17 at 10:05 AM Chatter: A Legislative Budget Primer 3/27/17 at 7:09 AM
Fair Celebrates Yellow Ribbon Program for Veterans 8/31/16 at 11:11 AM
Service Members Treated to First-Class Kindness
I have a confession. People in uniform make me nervous. I'm fine with a doctor's coat or a fireman's jacket, but put a police officer's crisp navy shirt and peaked dress cap in front of me, and I get...
1/28/17 at 11:19 AM Using Kindness to Make up for Lost Time 9/24/16 at 6:12 AM
Overwhelming Kindness Requires No Thank You 10/25/14 at 12:43 PM
Are You a Veteran or Member of the Military?
C.O.R.E. Program Since 2008, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota has partnered with the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) to support military members, Veterans, and their families in ma...
12/28/16 at 6:46 AM Showing financial respect for veterans' service 11/11/15 at 1:00 PM
Don't Let Debt Keep You Down, Soldier 8/6/15 at 9:22 AM
ND Governor Asks for National Guard Assistance in Pipeline Protest
By Mike Nowatzki and Amy Dalrymple MANDAN, N.D. Gov. Jack Dalrymple took the extraordinary step Thursday of activating the North Dakota National Guard to support civilian authorities dealing with th...
9/8/16 at 6:47 PM
UND again named ‘Top Military-Friendly School’
The University of North Dakota has once again been named a Top Military-Friendly University by Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) and will be listed in the 2016 Guide to Military...
11/20/15 at 8:52 AM UND again named a ‘Military Friendly School’ 9/29/14 at 3:54 PM
UND Army ROTC secures elite Top 10 finish prestigious military event 5/15/13 at 7:54 AM
Saluting our Veterans
By Sarah Hoffbeck With the celebration of Veterans Day earlier this week, it was a time to reflect and give thanks for those who are serving or who have served in the forces. Whether you are persona...
11/13/15 at 4:16 PM NDSCS Deemed Military Friendly! 10/31/14 at 2:53 PM
NDSCS Awarded a Military Friendly School®! 10/18/13 at 1:39 PM
A veteran’s farewell: Benesh, who helped plan military memorial services in town for 16 years, steps aside
When Brian Benesh began planning Veterans Day Services in Dickinson 16 years ago, they were held at the St. Anthony Club. Over the years, attendance has grown so much that the services need to be ...
11/12/15 at 1:00 AM 9/11 Memorial both breathtaking, infuriating 9/11/14 at 12:00 AM
Charity aims at using robotics to help wounded, disabled vets 5/27/14 at 8:00 PM
Local BBB Military Line Plots Path Forward
Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) launched its local Military Line program in May of 2012. In the three years since, it has reached 15,000 servicemembers, veterans, and their...
6/12/15 at 8:52 AM BBB Offers New Resource to Veterans, Servicemembers 11/13/14 at 4:36 PM
The 2014 Human of the Year
Time Magazine just announced their annual award for Person of the Year. They've been doing this for so long that the award gets attention no matter how right or wrong people think Time is in its choic...
12/12/14 at 8:24 AM A Native Memorial 5/29/13 at 7:16 AM
Linking ag and military vets
Maybe you're already familiar with this program. But it's new to me and I'll pass it along in case it's new to you, too. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Returning Veterans to Agriculture project...
12/9/14 at 11:58 AM What 'fighting' and 'battling' really mean 6/6/14 at 9:16 AM
Saturday is Armed Forces Day
5/15/14 at 9:04 AM What is Armed Forces Day? 5/14/12 at 10:46 AM
Armed Forces Day 2011 5/16/11 at 9:37 AM
Pentagon Produces New Rules for Religious Exemptions
The Pentagon has established new rules to make religious exemption on things such as uniforms and grooming standards easier to obtain. Prior to this decision, it was not clear who should make the deci...
1/27/14 at 1:25 PM Orthodox Chaplains and Prayers 4/4/13 at 8:08 PM
Habitat Announces New Build Season
Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity (LAHFH) will construct two homes in Fargo-Moorhead during the 2013 build season. The first home, located at 707 17th Street N in Moorhead, was started in May. The s...
6/3/13 at 9:01 AM