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March 10, 2018
The U.S. Navy’s newest combat vessel turns toward the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center after passing under the Aerial Lift Bridge On Oct. 23, 2003. The $531 million ship is part of the Navy’s new “littoral combat ship” program. A new littoral combat ship of the same type, the Minneapolis-St. Paul, is being built in Marinette, Wis., and efforts are under way to have the vessel commissioned in Duluth when it's completed and delivered to the U.S. Navy. (Forum News Service file photo)
Duluth in running for ship commissioning
March 10, 2018 - 5:00pm
March 4, 2018
U.S. Marine Corps private Thomas Doyle, right, of St. Paul, stands with fellow privates Adam Kovaks, left, of Sioux Falls, S.D. and Xavier Baugus of St. Paul during boot camp in San Diego on Feb. 20, 2018. All three were scheduled to graduate Marine boot camp on March 2. They have 10 days off after graduation, then return for additional training. S. M. Chavey / St. Paul Pioneer Press
One man's journey from a job at Como Zoo to learning military life in San Diego
March 4, 2018 - 6:00am
February 11, 2018
LSC program helps medics become nurses
February 11, 2018 - 4:15pm
February 10, 2018
Dustin Defiel, 30, is shown at the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter, Minn., a secure psychiatric hospital, during a recent interview. Randy Cadwell / Forum News Service
Hospitalized veteran with PTSD tells of killing father at Fergus Falls home
February 10, 2018 - 6:50pm
November 19, 2017
Amber Nielsen and Holly Breeden pose with a photo from when they enlisted in the Wisconsin Army National Guard.  Nielsen and Breeden, both of Superior enlisted in the Wisconsin Army National Guard together as 11th graders. (Clint Austin / Forum News Service)
'It made me stronger': MN, WIS women recount a mix of military experiences
November 19, 2017 - 6:00am
November 11, 2017
T11.11.2017 -- Steve Kuchera -- 111217.N.DNT.VetsC1 -- Thomas Whitebird, veterans service officer for the FDL band, addresses the audience during Saturday’s panel discussion on veterans and military benefits. Other panel members at the discussion at the Cloquet VFW post were (from left) Duane Brownie, Carlton County veterans service officer; Col. Jon Safstrom; U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar; and Col. Anthony Polashek. Steve Kuchera /
Klobuchar hears concerns facing Northland veterans
November 11, 2017 - 8:04pm
November 10, 2017
 Veterans in 23V Recon meet three times a week for three months to complete physical and mental activities to help them transition to civilian life.  Submitted photo
Veteran's program helps former service members transition to civilian life
November 10, 2017 - 11:38am
October 3, 2017
Judge David Johnson talks to each of the graduates of the South St. Louis County Drug Court Friday afternoon, Oct. 6, 2017, during a special ceremony honoring the graduates. Bob King / Forum News Service
Duluth judge to lead Marine graduates
October 3, 2017 - 6:14pm
September 26, 2017
Michelle and Brian Grundtner walk along Lake Superior last week. Brian was diagnosed with TBI. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
After skydiving mishap, Army staff sergeant from Minn. takes on traumatic brain injury
September 26, 2017 - 9:31am
September 22, 2017
Watching "Vietnam," rethinking one's own youth
September 22, 2017 - 9:26am
September 20, 2017
New apartment complex for homeless veterans opening at Fort Snelling
September 20, 2017 - 8:57am
September 11, 2017
Airmen from the Minnesota National Guard’s 133rd Airlift Wing load equipment into a C-130 Hercules aircraft Sunday, Sept. 10, in preparation for transport to the U.S. Virgin Islands where the Airmen will assist in recovery operations from Hurricane Irma. The airmen can support airports with skills and equipment to re-establish operations after disasters, secure aircraft and load and unload equipment. Master Sgt. Blair Heusdens / Minnesota National Guard
Minn. Air National Guard assisting in Irma efforts
September 11, 2017 - 2:47pm
August 30, 2017
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., center, talks about legislation to improve benefits for National Guard and Reserve personnel. She is flanked by Col. Brian Melton, left, chief of staff for the Minnesota National Guard, and Col. Anthony Polashek, commander of the 934th Airlift Wing, based in the Twin Cities. (Helmut Schmidt/Forum News Service
Klobuchar seeks improved benefits for Guard, Reserve
August 30, 2017 - 6:00pm
August 6, 2017
Little Falls artist Charles Kapsner sketches Marine Cory Engen from Browerville this week at his studio. Kapsner is working on the fourth mural for the committal hall at the State Veterans Cemetery at Camp Ripley. The mural will depict the Marine Corps from it’s origin to present time.  Steve Kohls / Forum News Serviceplay button
Minn. artist uses talents to shed good light on armed forces
August 6, 2017 - 12:55pm
August 2, 2017
While at the memorial wall, the men all wore shirts identifying themselves as veterans. Many people stopped to ask questions and thank them for their service. (Contributed)
Visiting war memorial connects Minnesota veteran with men he served with
August 2, 2017 - 12:16pm