THE FLENSBURG FILES: TRAVELS AND EXPERIENCES GATHERED OF A FORMER MINNESOTAN Enough Is Enough by Steve Hemmert
What does it take for a person to realize that something needs to change? When looking at the issue of guns in America and the problems that have come from it, much of the population seems to be ver... Posted on 3/21/18 at 5:06 PM
SENSE AND CENTSIBILITY Managing Debt as an Active Service Member in the Military
Members of the military face unique situations and challenges that civilians do not. For example, active service members face the possibility of deployment and sometimes continuous relocation.A 2014 N... Posted on 3/8/18 at 6:30 AM
THE NEW FORTY 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... Posted on 5/29/17 at 11:18 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER 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... Posted on 5/8/17 at 10:05 AM
KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS 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... Posted on 1/28/17 at 11:19 AM
WASHINGTON - Republicans stepped up their attacks on the Obama administration over a deepening Veterans Affairs healthcare delay scandal on Thursday, but House Speaker John Boehner again declined to join a growing list of lawmakers calling for VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign.
FARGO – Silence fell over Riverside Cemetery in south Fargo on Monday as a Memorial Day procession marched to the beat of a single drum. As a cloudy sky slowly cleared, a crowd of about 150 heard speakers highlight the importance of honoring fallen soldiers on every day of the year.
North Dakota is one of the better states for military retirees, according to a new report. The website WalletHub ranked North Dakota as the 11th-best state for military retirees in its report, which used economic, quality of life and health care factors to come up with its rankings.
FARGO - Memorial Day and July 11, 2004, mark days of thanksgiving and remembrance for Jack Willson Jr. The 54-year-old retired staff sergeant with the North Dakota Army National Guard calls the latter his “Alive Day,” or day he escaped death.
BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan - President Barack Obama made a surprise trip to Afghanistan on Sunday to visit U.S. forces who are wrapping up a 13-year mission and signaled that he intends to keep a small number of troops in the country for training and counter-terrorism operations.
FARGO - Albert Myers had three wishes in life: to build a log cabin, to publish his experience of the Vietnam War, and to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. He built the cabin in Casselton in the 1980s. His second wife, June, had his book published in 2011 as Alzheimer’s disease ate his memory. And Friday, he’ll get his third wish.
WASHINGTON - The United States has deployed about 80 military personnel to Chad as part of its effort to help find and return more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militant group Boko Haram, President Barack Obama said in a letter to Congress on Wednesday.
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE - The White House said on Wednesday that it has seen no evidence that Russian President Vladimir Putin has pulled Russian troops back from the Ukrainian border, and said it wants a referendum on secession to be canceled, not merely postponed.
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