Photos posted to Facebook by Specialist Terry Harrison have created a firestorm of negativity and resulted in the Madison-based National Guard soldier's suspension.SEE ALSO: 9/11 truthers run full-page ad in City Pages The photo Harrison shared of her National Guard Honor Guard (visible at ... More >>
Ray Martin McFeters isn't shy about his drug habit. The 73-year-old Air Force veteran lives in the rural Minnesota town of Aitkin, right on the north end of Mille Lacs Lake. He's been smoking pot most of his life, currently up to about 25-30 bowls a day, according to a recent interview with the Mi ... 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 >>
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 >>
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wants the National Guard for political muscle. The Kent State shootings happened 40 years ago, but one state failed to learn the lesson not to call in the National Guard on unarmed protesters. That state is Wisconsin. There, Gov. Scott Walker has declared that he' ... 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 >>
What's your college known for?With apologies to the Bard of Anoka, we really do live in a place where the men are strong, the women are good looking, the children are above average, and the colleges hover somewhere below the top of the heap. The Princeton Review is out with its annual college ... More >>
U.S. Air ForceA U.S. Air Force C130 drops oil-dispersing chemicals on the Gulf of MexicoBP executives and others are going to get an earful from members of Congress tomorrow, when the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure opens hearings into the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig ... More >>
Kurt Kruize, the Army reservist from St. Cloud who died recently in Iraq, leaves behind four children, ages two to 13.
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Levi Angell, of Cloquet, was killed in the line of duty in 2004 while serving in Iraq.
We're getting jazzed just thinking about it. Power trip!
Minnesota Army Ranger Benjamin Kopp, 21, died last month while serving in Afghanistan, but the soldier's heart is giving one woman another shot at life.
Pending legislation would help veterans get treatment instead of prison time
A 24-year-old veteran seeks redemption for atrocities committed during the Iraq war
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.
After his son committed murder, a retired St. Paul cop had to choose between blood and justice
Pluto remains a planet, QB Carson Palmer gets Achilles' tendon from drunk driving victim, poems and songs about sewers, Chris Elliott spoofs Shatner's Rocketman, a goat is crowned King of Ireland, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
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 >>
'A Company of Soldiers' swears to tell the so-called truth
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Last spring three soldiers from northern Minnesota's Carlton County died in Iraq in one month's time
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The Bush administration's top 40 lies about war and terrorism
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Phillips families were already worried about the parolees next door. Then the headless corpse turned up.
In the campaign to bolster troop morale, the military deploys a tactical weapon: The songs of Saturday Night Fever
Barely two months out of prison, the Twin Cities' most notorious nun is headed for trouble again
Gulf War Syndrome and How It All Began
Nguyen Cao Son and his fellow South Vietnamese soldiers were part of a secret U.S. spy commando force--so secret, in fact, that the American government turned its back and let him spend 14 years in North Vietnamese prison camps.
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Candice Roark was a healthy 20-year-old when she was sent to the Persian Gulf in 1991. Now she has a pacemaker, fainting spells, and a lot of unanswered questions about what made her and thousands of other soldiers sick.