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Blane Klemek: Observing bird songs of the seasons
Hawley man sets state muskie record
Elk expansion in Northwestern Minnesota on hold
FISH TALES: Lyla Glinsek
July 6, 2016
BSU grad appointed to top U.S. military position
WASHINGTON—A nomination to appoint Marine Lt. Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, a BSU graduate, head of the U.S. Africa Command was approved last week by the U.S. Senate. According to Stars and Stripes, Waldhauser, who serves as director of joint force development with the Joint Chiefs...
July 6, 2016 - 5:52pm
July 3, 2016
FOURTH OF JULY: History on wheels: The Purcells restore military vehicles they show in Bemidji parade
BEMIDJI—Bob and Pat Purcell celebrate the Fourth of July the same way every year; driving restored military vehicles in the Bemidji parade....
July 3, 2016 - 12:07am
June 2, 2016
COMMUNITY: Together for the troops: Annual Ride for the Troops is Sunday in Bemidji
BEMIDJI -- The roar of approximately 500 motorcycles will sound at noon on Sunday as the 11th annual Ride for the Troops starts at Marketplace...
June 2, 2016 - 8:57pm
May 30, 2016
A salute to service and sacrifice on Memorial Day (with PHOTO GALLERY)
BEMIDJI—Whether they wore a uniform, a hat with the word "veteran" or were simply dressed in red, white and blue, Bemidji residents joined...
May 30, 2016 - 4:31pm
May 29, 2016
Honoring their memory: Memorial Day ceremony at Greenwood will pay tribute to the fallen
BEMIDJI -- A weekend of preparations will lead to a somber ceremony of reflection Monday as veterans and civilians alike remember those who gave...
May 29, 2016 - 10:24am
Scotty Allison: Why do we recommend veterans obtain medical insurance?
Many veterans ask this office why they need other medical insurance if they have Veterans Administration medical coverage. I will attempt to answer this from our perspective. The VA does provide medical care to any veteran who is enrolled in the VA medical system. I would point out...
May 29, 2016 - 12:07am
April 25, 2016
New U.S. military casualties: Vets sickened by base burn pits
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Melissa Gillett recalls the sickly sweet, nearly vomit-inducing smell during her runs around Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan,...
April 25, 2016 - 4:54pm
January 24, 2016
Gebauer graduates from recruit training
Derek Gebauer of Bemidji recently graduated from recruit training aboard the United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif. While at recruit training, Gebauer learned military customs and courtesies, first aid, and a variety of military related subjects. Marine Corps...
January 24, 2016 - 12:05am
Gazelka graduates from recruit training
Caleb Gazelka of Bemidji recently graduated from recruit training aboard the United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif. While at recruit training, Gazelka learned military customs and courtesies, first aid, and a variety of military related subjects. Marine Corps...
January 24, 2016 - 12:04am
December 4, 2015
A 2,552-mile swim of honor: Veteran completes his goal of swimming Mississippi River to honor those lost in war
BEMIDJI—At the southernmost finger of Louisiana, where the Mississippi River mingles with the Gulf of Mexico, Chris Ring finally caught...
December 4, 2015 - 5:43pm
July 26, 2015
Smith graduates from basic training
Air Force Guard Airman 1st Class Lydia Smith graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical...
July 26, 2015 - 12:50am
July 18, 2015
One man’s monument honors all: Winnie Dam family completes uncle’s veterans memorial
WINNIE DAM -- Beneath a modest grave nestled in the Chippewa National Forest on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation lies a man forever to be remembered...
July 18, 2015 - 9:00pm
July 8, 2015
Former BSU prof, veteran sues university, MnSCU over job loss
BEMIDJI—A former BSU professor and Iraq War veteran is suing the university on claims he was unlawfully kept from resuming his job after a three-year stint in the Middle East. Marty Breaker filed suit last week in Minnesota District Court, where he alleges that BSU and the...
July 8, 2015 - 7:02pm
July 5, 2015
Brakner commissioned as second lieutenant in the U.S. Army
Tyler A. Brakner has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after successfully completing the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program and graduating with a bachelor's degree from St. John's University, Collegeville, Minn. The new officer will be...
July 5, 2015 - 12:32am
June 9, 2015
VIDEO: Swimming for them, Navy veteran aims to swim from Mississippi River headwaters to Gulf of Mexico
BEMIDJI -- Chris Ring visited Sanford Health Neilson Place on Tuesday as his 2,552-mile swim from Itasca State Park to the Gulf of Mexico approaches...
June 9, 2015 - 7:05pm