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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Experts see more soldiers facing criminal time
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 >>
A Blackhawk chopper landed at Richfield Middle School to encourage students to abstain from substances banned by the United States government.
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.
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.
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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 >>
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 >>
In corporations and churches, in classrooms and capital corridors, these 100 Queers have contributed to the "Good Life" in Minnesota.