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May 27, 2013
Protecting our freedom: Laporte gathers to honor fallen soldiers, veterans
LAPORTE — More than half the community here gathered Monday to honor past and present U.S. soldiers on Memorial day. With a memorial service at the Laporte Public school gymnasium, an observance at Lakeport Cemetery and a veteran luncheon at Trinity Lutheran Church, remembering...
May 27, 2013 - 10:40pm
May 22, 2013
Housing, jobs a priority for veterans
BEMIDJI — Housing and jobs were the main topics of a veterans issues forum held here Wednesday. Staff of U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.,...
news / local
May 22, 2013 - 6:21pm
New officers for the Disabled American Veterans North Central Minnesota Chapter 7
Disabled American Veterans North Central Minnesota Chapter 7 recently installed new officers. Pictured, from left, Officer of the Day Glen Aargard,...
March 22, 2013 - 3:15pm
Veteran awarded with 50-year award pin
Disabled American Veterans North Central Minnesota Chapter 7 recently awarded Harold Fruetel with a 50-year award pin. Pictured, from left, First...
March 22, 2013 - 3:13pm
February 25, 2013
Scotty Allison: Some veterans to see payment change starting Friday
There have recently been several articles in the paper discussing the need for a veterans home here in Bemidji and more importantly in our part of beautiful Northwest Minnesota. This discussion goes back a number of years; however, there is now movement to make this a reality. Currently,...
February 25, 2013 - 11:37pm
November 26, 2012
Scotty Allison's Veterans Overwatch: Little-known benefit can help in care of veterans, spouses
Veterans Day has once again come and gone. Thanks to all those individuals, organizations, and businesses that honored our veterans and their families over this special holiday. Did you know that there is a benefit out there that helps pay for caregivers, assisted living, and nursing...
November 26, 2012 - 12:09am
November 13, 2012
Pioneer Editorial: Cheers and Jeers
Changes abound after 2012 election Congratulations to the winners in last week’s elections. Voters cast ballots to determine the course of governance at the local, state and federal levels. The local and state results are significant. The Bemidji City Council faces the most change...
opinion / editorials
November 13, 2012 - 12:19am
November 10, 2012
Interviews with Bemidji area World War II veterans
David Quam of Bemidji interviewed several World War II veterans from the Bemidji area and shares those video interviews here. Click on the name...
news / local
November 10, 2012 - 12:37pm
October 26, 2012
Scotty Allison: Take time to thank a veteran on Veterans Day
On Nov. 11, our nation will again take time out to recognize the sacrifices that our Veterans have made. This is a day all of us here in Beltrami County can take time out to thank each Veteran individually for their service to our country. Whether in war or peace, veterans of our...
October 26, 2012 - 8:28pm
August 25, 2012
Bemidji veterans’ network joins state program
BY VICKI GERDES Forum Communications DETROIT LAKES — “Freedom isn’t free” is a phrase used often in conjunction with military service....
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August 25, 2012 - 1:21am
May 3, 2009
Task force to keep vets home in public eye
Assured the 2009 Legislature won't take action on Minnesota veterans home proposals, a Beltrami County task force prepared Saturday for a summer hiatus. Still, members want to keep the issue of a 90-bed Minnesota veterans home in northern Minnesota before the public eye. Dr.
news / local
May 3, 2009 - 2:27am
March 12, 2009
Minnesota Legislature: Vet spouses tax breaks suggested
ST. PAUL -- Survivors of severely injured veterans could receive home property tax breaks under a bill Minnesota legislators are examining. "Most of these are senior citizens," Rep. Al Juhnke, DFL-Willmar, said about people who would be eligible. Juhnke's bill would allow spouses...
March 12, 2009 - 1:27am