THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES Book/Documentary of the Month: A Tour of the Rhine
There are many ways to write a book on bridges, let alone do a documentary for a TV program. One can focus on one bridge and its history, but that is more for locals who are closely attached to the ... Posted on 3/20/13 at 8:48 AM
STAFF BLOG THE FARM BLEAT Education: Minnesota-style
A couple of years ago, I splurged and bought a year-long pass to the great state parks of Minnesota. I had visions of visiting every one of them if not throughout the state, at least those right here... Posted on 2/7/12 at 9:05 PM
THE FLENSBURG FILES Dresden Neumarkt: The Medieval Market
Moving on from the markets in the outer portion of Dresden, we come to the Christmas market in Dresdens Neumarkt, one of two major Christmas markets in Dresden's Altstadt. The market is loca... Posted on 12/23/11 at 7:04 PM
OH LOOK! A SHINY THING Jumping into Lake Okabena in January
I went temporarily insane Tuesday evening and agreed to take most of my clothes off and jump into Lake Okabena in January.
That's most of my clothes, not all, because even insanity will only take you ... Posted on 1/15/10 at 12:00 AM
WORTHINGTON — In real life, Erick Baumgart is an officer in the Worthington Police Department, a relative newcomer to the community, having moved here from Winona less than a year ago.
But on the occasional weekend, Baumgart assumes a different persona — that of a World War II paratrooper in Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.
WORTHINGTON — From St. Paul Johnson High School to Hamline University to Iwo Jima to a 36-year career as a teacher, coach and athletic director at Worthington High School, 90-year-old Ken Thompson has enjoyed a wealth of memorable experiences few could rival.
Jackson man served aboard a wooden minesweeper in WWII
JACKSON — Don Nielsen graduated from Jackson High School in the spring of 1941, and by the end of that year, Japan had led an assault on America with the bombing at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, to spark America’s involvement in the Second World War.
Sibley’s Andy Mouw shares his story of kamikazes attack on U.S.S. Bismarck Sea
SIBLEY, Iowa — Andy Mouw received a shrapnel wound in his left leg during World War II, but he never reported it and, thus, he never received the most honorable of medals, the Purple Heart.
Mouw said he doesn’t deserve it — it wasn’t like he lost an arm, or a leg … or his life.
LUVERNE — On the inside cover of the Official Member’s Booklet for the Last Man Club in Luverne, Warren Herreid Sr., writes, “This Last Man Club is founded by WWII veterans, members of what has been called the ‘Greatest Generation.’ Some may call us heroes, but we are just common men who were called to defend our country and our flag, the symbol of the hopes and dreams of our people.”
DICKINSON, N.D. - Lying in a shelter on the Italian battlefield, Nick Bremer wakes to the sound of German voices. Without ammunition, his squad has no choice but to surrender. Their capture represents the start of a journey to Stalag IIB — known as the worst prisoner-of-war camp in Germany.
The Daily Globe is seeking photos from veterans and guardians who went on the Honor Flight to post on its website. To submit photos, e-mail them in jpeg format or send a link to Kari Lucin at email@example.com.
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