Olmsted County Veteran Service Officer Nathan Pike admits it's frustrating to see local veterans taking the hit for something completely out of our area.
Updated: Dec 09, 10:52 PM
An effort to clear a national backlog of veterans benefits claims is making things worse in Minnesota...
Updated: Dec 09, 01:48 PM
On Dec. 7, the U.S. remembers the 72nd anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor. The strikes set the stage for America's entry into WWII. Minnesota Governer Mark Dayton ordered flags to be flown at half staff Saturday...
Updated: Dec 07, 12:00 PM
Miraha Behly says she loved what she did. She served 10 years with the army national guard. She finished her time in October.
Updated: Nov 29, 10:48 PM
It's a national group where wounded warriors train service dogs to be given to other returning veterans.
Updated: Nov 19, 11:26 PM
Patrick Zeigler served in the Army, but was shot during the Fort Hood shooting in Texas, "It really means a lot and I don't know if I could do this on my own,” said Zeigler.
Updated: Nov 14, 05:48 PM
Military officials were reluctant to pin the decline solely on prevention efforts, saying they still don't fully understand why troops take their own lives, as some of those suicide victims had never served on warfront.
Updated: Nov 13, 11:05 PM
Flanked by military veterans and business leaders, Governor Branstad announced a program called Home Base Iowa on Tuesday...
Updated: Nov 12, 12:21 PM
While government tax credits and other programs have made hiring veterans an attractive proposition, thousands still can't find work, leading some to blame the high unemployment rate on hiring officials who don't fully understand military training.
Updated: Nov 12, 12:37 AM
Dozens gathered today at Assembly of God Church for a Veterans Day event in Rochester. Besides patriotic music and performances, they shared the true meaning, and history behind this day.
Updated: Nov 11, 11:02 PM
This afternoon the local VFW Post honored the nation's Prisoners of War, many of whom never returned home.
Updated: Nov 11, 10:57 PM
On Veteran’s Day, one of Minnesota's most influential policy-makers visited Austin to see how the country can assist our veterans.
Updated: Nov 11, 05:33 PM
Minnesota's effort to honor military veterans is playing out in ceremonies and remembrances across the state...
Updated: Nov 11, 09:25 AM
Two people, confined to a nursing home, talk about their brick pavers at the Veterans Memorial in Albert Lea
Updated: Nov 10, 07:51 PM
Saturday was the unveiling of a new veterans’ memorial at Bohemian Cemetery in Hayward Township. It was a wish of three elder veterans to make it happen...
Updated: Nov 11, 02:04 PM
Visitors to the Mall of America can have the chance to write letters to members of the military in honor of Veteran's Day...
Updated: Nov 09, 02:26 PM
Veterans surrounding the Freeborn County area will soon be able to quit those far drives to the cities for medical care. After years of pushing for it, Albert Lea is officially getting a VA Medical Clinic.
Updated: Nov 08, 10:52 PM
This will be the second veterans cemetery in Minnesota, the other, Fort Snelling, is approximately 120 miles north in the Twin Cities.
Updated: Nov 08, 05:48 PM
State and federal officials are breaking ground on a new state veterans cemetery in the southeastern Minnesota town of Preston.
Updated: Nov 08, 08:59 AM
On Tuesday night, Staff Sergeant Patrick Zeigler was presented with the military's Meritorious Service Medal in honor of his time spent in the U.S. Army.
Updated: Oct 23, 07:19 AM
The military men and women who dedicate their service to our county often times go years without seeing their family members. At the Rochester International Airport today, a United States Navy Pilot flew into the area for the first time and is reunited by his family.
Updated: Oct 19, 11:55 PM
Earlier this year the Rochester City Council determined the home of World War II veteran Jerold Young was uninhabitable and would have to be torn down.
Updated: Oct 24, 10:55 AM
The land for the state's newest veterans cemetery was officially signed over from Fillmore County to the state Tuesday. That means, local veterans wanting to be buried in a state or national cemetery, no longer have to choose a cemetery located over a hundred miles away.
Updated: Oct 16, 09:09 AM
Many people gathered at the Kahler Grand Hotel in Rochester to celebrate an important birthday.
Updated: Oct 13, 03:10 PM
Nathan Pike with Olmsted County Veterans Services says if the shutdown doesn't end soon more than 5,000 veterans in Olmsted county alone could be left without their much needed VA benefits.
Updated: Oct 11, 06:20 PM
Tuesday, the Fillmore County Board of Commissioners scheduled a day to transfer 167 acres of county land to the state.
Updated: Oct 08, 12:09 PM
New recruits with visible tattoos will now be banned. Some feel this will limit the number of young soldiers hoping to sign up.
Updated: Sep 25, 06:40 PM
It's a horrific experience many of us could never imagine, since World War One, more than 200,000 soldiers have been POW/MIA.
Updated: Sep 21, 11:39 AM
Friday is the day to recognize prisoners of war and those 83,000 still missing in action.
Updated: Sep 20, 07:59 PM
Thousands of Minnesota Veterans are missing out on a military tax credit, that could be worth hundreds of dollars. It's part of a state tax credit, that gives money back to vets who served in combat.
Updated: Sep 18, 06:31 PM