CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Lockout extension out
By Don Davis
Minnesota senators removed extended unemployment benefits for workers locked out by employers in labor disputes during a Friday bill debate
The provision was a Democratic response to a 20... Posted on 4/19/13 at 6:21 PM
STAFF BLOG THE FARM BLEAT Spread a little cheer to the troops
As people gather in schools throughout southwest Minnesota today to honor our veterans of all wars, Id like to ask you to hit the stores afterward and buy some requested supplies for our soldiers serv... Posted on 11/10/11 at 8:56 PM
OH LOOK! A SHINY THING Remembering the dead
By the time the Civil War ended in 1865, the United States had sustained severe casualties, with the total number of dead soldiers estimated at 620,000.
It has been our deadliest war, pitting family ... Posted on 5/27/11 at 12:00 AM
THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES Three Pennsylvania Bridges Coming Down
During the Historic Bridge Conference in Pittsburgh last year, I was reminded by a fellow pontist, Nathan Holth who runs the Historic Bridges.org website, of how important it is to photograph and do... Posted on 3/9/11 at 10:46 AM
REPRINT 1939: Armistice Day
The Worthington National Bank reminded people it would be closed on Armistice Day (now Veterans Day) in 1939.
We do still celebrate Armistice Day, as Veterans Day, but it was not the beginning of P... Posted on 11/23/10 at 12:00 AM
WASHINGTON — After World War II, with millions of American GI’s returning home, President Harry Truman appointed Gen. Omar Bradley to run the Veterans Administration. Bradley was a popular choice, and his steely approach to helping veterans was widely admired
Reps. Tim Walz (D-Minnesota) and Jeff Denham (R-California) and Sens. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) and Mark Kirk (R-Illinois)
, March 06, 2013
WASHINGTON — As we gather with family and friends this year to enjoy the holiday season and the New Year and give thanks for our many blessings, there’s no better time to remember our men and women in uniform who have given our country the gift of freedom and liberty for generations.
WORTHINGTON — Nobles County Veterans Service Officer Bill “Brock” Brockberg is requesting all Nobles County Navy veterans of the Vietnam conflict contact him regarding an announcement this week that 72 additional U.S. Navy ships have been added to the list of those that came in close proximity to the spread of the defoliant Agent Orange.
Brewster's Haberman a regular attendee at National American Legion gatherings
BREWSTER — In the past 47 years, Ferdie Haberman hasn’t missed an opportunity to attend the National American Legion Convention. He’s traveled from the West Coast to the East Coast and seemingly everywhere in between. He’s even made three trips to Hawaii to represent Minnesota’s Second District.
WORTHINGTON — A free breakfast will be served to veterans at 7:30 a.m. Friday at Prairie Elementary School in Worthington.
A program, open to the public, will be at 7:45 a.m. in the school’s main gymnasium.
WORTHINGTON — Worthington District 518 Schools plans on honoring our veterans in a number of ways. In past years, ISD schools have put together a very full and active schedule for those who have served this great country. We would like to continue to do so, but in a little different format.
WASHINGTON — Minnesota native Leroy Namen joined the U.S. Navy in 1979 and was stationed in the Philippines. When Leroy returned home, he started to drink heavily and ended up homeless for the next 15 years.
WASHINGTON — Today is neither Veterans Day nor Memorial Day — the two days each year when all Americans pause to reflect on the service and sacrifice of our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen.
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