Jeremy Lipka, a 37-year-old native of Pine Island, Minnesota, was one of seven people killed in a plane crash outside Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan on Monday.SEE ALSO: Downtown Minneapolis invaded by Black Hawk helicopters [PHOTOS]
Lipka was a civilian contractor who flew cargo planes in Iraq and ... More >>
Three months after marrying his high school sweetheart, 21-year-old Taylor Baune is dead.Baune, a Marine corporal, was killed in combat yesterday in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was a 2009 graduate of Andover High School.In March, shortly before shipping off to Afghanistan, Baune married his hi ... More >>
It looks like America's Got Talent favorite Tim Poe is a bit of a con artist. According to a statement issued by the Minnesota National Guard yesterday, Poe was not injured by a grenade while serving in Afghanistan in 2009 as the singer claimed on the popular TV show Monday night. Poe indeed served ... More >>
In the wake of revelations that Tim Poe lied about his war injuries on America's Got Talent, his Facebook fanpage has been under constant fire by snipers leaving negative comments.On Monday's edition of the NBC show, Poe claimed to have been hit by an RPG in Afghanistan. "It broke my back and gave m ... More >>
Jeff Wilfahrt, the father of an openly gay soldier who was killed in Afghanistan a year ago next month, has announced he is running for a seat in the House of Representatives.In a fund-raising letter announcing his candidacy, Wilfahrt writes that he wants to represent Senate District 37B in order ... More >>
Mortenson's original best seller.Greg Mortenson, the mountaineer turned best-selling author and "Three Cups of Tea" do-gooder in Afghanistan, is in more trouble this morning.
Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock says he's looking into allegations that the Minnesota native may have illegal ... More >>
Three Cups of Tea: A work of fiction?If a story sounds too good to be true, beware. Which brings us to Minnesota native Greg Mortenson.
His book, "Three Cups of Tea," about building schools for girls in Afghanistan, is still a New York Times bestseller in paperback. The uplifting tale of loc ... More >>
Petraeus: Serious about an investigation.Gen. David Petraeus, the top military commander in Afghanistan, has ordered an investigation over a report last week that alleges a military psy-ops team tried to play mind tricks on visiting U.S. lawmakers -- including Sen. Al Franken.
The goal, acco ... More >>
franken.senate.govAl Franken with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Sen. Carl Levin in Kabul, January 2010.A U.S. Army officer appears to have mistaken U.S. lawmakers for the real enemy in Afghanistan.
Sen. Al Franken was among a group of Senate and House members who were reportedly the targ ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenJimmy CliffAugust 7, 2010Minnesota Zoo Weesner AmphitheaterJimmy Cliff didn't let the heat (or his age) slow him down in an electrified performance of protest music, songs of hope and a stellar delivery of his most well known songs from one of the most popular reggae records ... More >>