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September 25, 2017
The hometown launch of the Johnsons' latest book is Saturday, Sept. 23 at Beagle and Wolf Books.
Little Minnesota in World War II: Book honors brave men from smallest, rural towns
September 25, 2017 - 2:37pm
July 30, 2017
Minnesota Military Museum curator Doug Thompson explains the details of the restored Sherman Jumbo tank that will take its place on a new cement pedestal at the Camp Ripley museum. Steve Kohls / Forum News Serviceplay button
Operation Jumbo Job: Minnesota Military Museum restores rare Sherman tank
July 30, 2017 - 6:00am
July 6, 2017
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar presents Catherine Tauer with the Bronze Star and Purple Heart medals that her late husband Staff Sergeant Gerald Jacobsen earned during World War II. S. M. Chavey / St. Paul Pioneer Press
His remains finally identified, the wife of a deceased WWII soldier from Minnesota receives his medals
July 6, 2017 - 8:51pm
June 10, 2017
U.S. Marines from Wahpeton, N.D., carry the remains of Field Musician First Class Warren G. Nelson to his burial site in Lakota, N.D., Saturday. Nelson was killed in action Nov. 20, 1943, in the South Pacific. His remains were recently identified. (Andrew Hazzard / Forum News Service)
73 years after death in WWII, warrior's remains laid to rest in North Dakota
June 10, 2017 - 6:49pm
May 14, 2017
Members of the WDAY Honor Flight tour the Iwo Jima Memorial on Sunday, May 14, 2017, in Washington D.C. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
22 family members greet Pelican Rapids World War II veteran after Honor Flight arrives in D.C.
May 14, 2017 - 8:41pm
Images of people being led to concentration camps during World War II are on display at the Fagen Fighters World War II Museum in Granite Falls. (Julie Buntjer / Daily Globe)
After surviving Holocaust horrors, Minn. woman shares story about coming to America
April 14, 2017 - 10:39am
April 9, 2017
Soldiers hang dog tags of the 32 A Company men who died in combat or captivity on the gun barrel of an M3 Stuart tank outside the armory Sunday during the wreath laying ceremony for the 75th anniversary of the Bataan Death March at the Brainerd armory. Kelly Humphrey/Forum News Service
Minnesota city remembers 75th anniversary of Bataan Death March
April 9, 2017 - 6:37pm
February 19, 2017
Roy Takeno stands behind a table addressing a town hall meeting with an American flag on the wall behind him at the Manzanar War Relocation Center in California, in this 1943 handout photo. Courtesy Ansel Adams / Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-A35-4-M-10/Handout via Reuters
75 years later, Japanese Americans recall pain of internment camps
February 19, 2017 - 8:30am
February 8, 2017
Yoshio Matsumoto (courtesy  photo)
For MN resident, Trump's travel ban draws parallels from his past
February 8, 2017 - 4:54pm
July 12, 2016
Aircorps Aviation: On a mission to tell Loren's tale
July 12, 2016 - 4:27pm
July 11, 2016
1st Lt. Loren E. Hintz of Charles City, Iowa, was shot down in 1945 while on a bombing mission over Italy. His son, Hans Wronka of Duluth, has spent more than a decade researching his grandfather and his crash. On July 23, Wronka and a team of volunteers, will excavate a site near Bagnarola, Italy, where they believe Loren’s plane went down.
Finding Loren: Man teams up with Bemidji company, volunteers to find grandfather’s plane and tell his tale
July 11, 2016 - 7:52am
November 10, 2015
Joe Lausche talks about his service during World War II at Neilson Place in Bemidji on Oct. 15, less than a week before he died at 101. One of Joe's closest friends, Alice Hickey, said he was excited to see his name in print, and to have his photo taken. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
VETERANS DAY: Joe says goodbye. World War II veteran Joe Lausche dies at 101
November 10, 2015 - 9:08pm
October 17, 2015
The woman painted on the side of the Mustang fighter plane is Suzanne Lang, a high school crush of the first pilot, Lt. Bob Bohna. (Crystal Dey | Bemidji Pioneer)
Sierra Sue’s story: Author digs into past of World War II fighter plane restored in Bemidji
October 17, 2015 - 7:09pm
June 15, 2015
Frank Soboleski (left) with Tom Hanks, who helped develop the "Band of Brothers" miniseries. (Submitted photo)
Veteran learns to open up about WWII combat
June 15, 2015 - 10:33am
December 31, 2014
WWII veteran James Walker (right) was presented the French Legion of Honor on Tuesday morning for his involvement in the liberation of France during the war. To the left of Walker is his wife, Ethel, and Minnesota National Guard Col. Gregg Parks, who presented the award in the Beltrami County Commission boardroom.
Knight of Bemidji: Local WWII vet receives Legion of Honor for service
December 31, 2014 - 8:40am
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