Minnesota National Guard

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Tracy, MN, a town of 2,100, possesses an armored vehicle for its two full-time cops [UPDATE]

    The images coming out of Ferguson, Missouri, where an unarmed teen was shot to death August 9, precipitating mass protests, show cops crouching on armored tanks and squinting into sniper scopes. They're dressed head to toe in camouflage as they rush civilians with assault rifles. For this, we can c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    No, there's not really a terrorist attack happening at Boom Island Park

    Have you seen law enforcement personnel responding to what looks like a terror attack of some sort along the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis today?No, Wisconsin isn't attacking us with nerve gas. It's really just a law enforcement exercise involving agencies from Minneapolis, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Minnesota leads U.S. in National Guard suicides since 2008

    More Minnesota National Guard soldiers have committed suicide since 2008 than those from any other state.SEE ALSO: Blake Page, West Point cadet, quits academy to protest "unconstitutional proselytism" That grim tidbit was contained in an extensive report on Texas National Guard suicides put together ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    Apollo 11 moon rocks find safe home at the Minnesota Historical Society

    Moon rocks from the Apollo 11 moon landing found a safe home yesterday at the Minnesota Historical Society in St. Paul.The Minnesota National Guard recently found the moon rocks tucked away and forgotten among military artifacts in a storage unit in the Veteran's Service Building in St. Paul.When Ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    Tim Poe booted from America's Got Talent [VIDEO]

    Tim Poe, the America's Got Talent singer whose battle injury claims were disputed by the Minnesota National Guard, was cut from the show last night. Poe sang George Strait's "The Chair" at the Las Vegas finals before he was booted rather anticlimactically from the competition."I don't know that he h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Tim Poe tells Dallas TV station he's sorry and doesn't know what's real

    America's Got Talent singer Tim Poe is now claiming to be divorced from reality as an explanation for why he told a false story about being wounded in combat. Last week, Poe told the TV show's judges that he was injured in a grenade blast while serving in Afghanistan, causing him to stutter. The nex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Tim Poe defends against fake war injury charges as evidence mounts

    Tim Poe has been through hell this week ever since the Minnesota National Guard issued a statement Tuesday that the singer was not injured in a grenade blast in Afghanistan as Poe had claimed the day before on America's Got Talent.Poe's Facebook fan page was hit with negative comments. His ex-wife, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Tim Poe, America's Got Talent singer, lied about being injured in Afghanistan, says Minnesota National Guard

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Tim Poe's Facebook fanpage besieged by negative comments

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Kalen and Katherine Pohjonen died in murder-suicide

    FacebookKalen and Kathy Pojohnen were discovered dead Tuesday morning.​When 19-year-old Katherine Pohjonen hadn't been to work in a couple of days, a co-worker called police and asked them to check up on her. Ramsey County Sheriff's deputies drove to the townhouse she shared with her husband, Ka ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    DADT passes House with help from Walz, Ellison, McCollum and Oberstar

    Tim Walz speaks out in favor of repealing DADT.​The repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" has passed the U.S. House of Representatives. Gay folk are one step closer to being able to serve their country in the military openly. Minnesota Democrats Keith Ellison, Betty McCollum, Jim Oberstar and Tim ... More >>

  • News

    September 1, 2010

    Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in trouble with the law

    Experts see more soldiers facing criminal time

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Minnesota Daily is the best U.S. college newspaper

    ​Congratulations to the staff at the University of Minnesota's campus newspaper, The Minnesota Daily, for taking home this year's Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper award from the Society of Professional Journalists. Daily staffers also took home two individual awards. Jules Ameel won fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    War machine touches down in Richfield to inspire excitement, fear

    A Blackhawk chopper landed at Richfield Middle School to encourage students to abstain from substances banned by the United States government.

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Skateboarding in Iraq

    U.S. Army Sgt. Gregory Opoien ollies off a ramp in an operating base in Basra, Iraq. He's part of the 34th Infantry Division of the Minnesota Army National Guard.

  • Calendar

    May 20, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    MN National Guard to deploy in February

    More than 1,000 members of the Minnesota Ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 10, 2008

    Storlie speaks

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    David Chanen has a fascinating Déjà Tutu

    When international outcry follows City Pages' revelation, the University of St. Thomas backs down

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2007

    Just Shoot Me

    730 days of service in Iraq will get you GI Bill education benefits. The MN National Guard was sent over for 729 days on the orders of a Pentagon apparently trying to save a little scratch.

  • News

    November 29, 2006

    Escape from Capitol Hill

    Mark Dayton is counting the days to his D.C. exodus

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2006
  • News

    July 12, 2006

    Bar Fight

    Two troubled businesses, one big financial mess

  • News

    June 21, 2006

    The Republican Nightmare

    Meet the top enlisted soldier—and top lunchroom monitor—who's battling to dislodge Gil Gutknecht

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2005

    From Fargo to Baghdad

    The Associated Press reports that impending Minnesota National Guard deployments in the Middle East could have an unlikely consequence: diminished police presence in Fargo, North Dakota. The town is expected to lose some 10 officers in the coming months--or nearly 10 percent of its entire squad. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2005

    Friday 3/18 news cruise

    BETTER ROADS AND CHEAPER RITALIN In the Strib: Pawlenty announces plan to import European as well as Canadian pharmaceuticals; state to proceed with quarter-billion-dollar 35W/Crosstown 62 highway reconstruction project in '06; assault charges dropped against naked Minneapolis man who had his unit c ... More >>

  • Feature

    June 1, 1998

    Out With Clout

    In corporations and churches, in classrooms and capital corridors, these 100 Queers have contributed to the "Good Life" in Minnesota.