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American Legion Post 14 Auxiliary President Stella Wakonabo, left, and Post Past Commander Pat Hede pay respects after placing of the wreaths during Monday's Memorial Day ceremony in Bemidji's Greenwood Cemetery. Steve Wagner | Bemidji Pioneer

Bemidji gathers to honor veterans

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'You will not be forgotten'

BEMIDJI - At age 17, Howard Lewis Dreyer enlisted in the U.S. Army while a senior at Bemidji High School.


In August of 1949, Dreyer began his military service, spending time at numerous Army training camps across the country.

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Steve Wagner
Grand Forks Herald Editor Steve Wagner can be reached at 701.780.1104 and He joined the Herald in April 2013, and previously worked as editor at the Bemidji (Minn.) Pioneer and in several newsroom roles -- including news director, investigative reporter and cops/court reporter - at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. His reporting experience includes extensive reporting related to Dru Sjodin's disappearance and the federal death penalty case for her murderer, Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., along with projects about immigration, the fatal 2002 train derailment in Minot, N.D., and the 20th anniversary of Gordon Kahl's massacre of U.S. marshals. Wagner also worked as a reporter at newspapers in the Twin Cities and Iowa. In his spare time, Wagner is an avid runner and occasionally writes about his experiences on his blog, Addicted to Running.
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