If you've seen more of that red, white, and blue, it's because Friday was flag day! A day to honor the American Flag.
Updated: Jun 17, 08:45 AM
(AP) -- Legal clinics run by law schools are being touted as a possible way to help reduce the significant backlog of veterans' disability benefits claims in the country.
Updated: May 28, 10:04 AM
A memorial to honor hometown veterans is something the community of St. Ansgar has never had until today.
Updated: May 28, 10:04 AM
On this Memorial Day, we honor those who didn’t give back, those who gave their lives protecting our country. Many ceremonies were held in our area to do just that.
Updated: May 28, 10:04 AM
President Barack Obama is calling on Americans to remember and honor the sacrifices of the country's fighting men and women.
Updated: May 28, 10:03 AM
The mother of a Stewartville soldier who was killed in action is the most recent victim of an online scam...
Updated: Apr 26, 12:38 PM
It's a nationwide program that gives back to those who've served our country. Now, it's in southeastern Minnesota. It's called Homes for Heroes.
Updated: Apr 12, 10:22 PM
Republican State Representative Greg Davids, of Preston, is heading up legislation that would establish a new veterans home in Preston. “Constituents from Preston came to me with this idea,” says Davids.
Updated: Apr 10, 04:33 PM
A fallen soldier, from the Albert Lea area, is being remembered next month during a NASCAR race in Kansas City, Kansas...
Updated: Mar 28, 12:57 PM
The head of Austin-based Hormel Foods has donated $50,000 and food for Easter meals for families of veterans at military hospitals...
Updated: Mar 26, 03:54 PM
It's a milestone in a bloody military conflict. It was ten years ago that a US-led invasion started the war in Iraq. Now, some local soldiers reflected on the war.
Updated: Mar 19, 07:01 PM
The U.S. Air Force has joined other military branches in suspending tuition assistance that thousands of active-duty airmen rely on to pay for college classes.
Updated: Mar 12, 03:17 PM
Upgrades for regional civic centers, which may include the one in Rochester, and construction at the Minneapolis Veterans Home will be part of a borrow-to-build package Governor Mark Dayton intends to release next week...
Updated: Mar 12, 12:01 PM
Friday we learned the US Army is suspending its tuition assistance program. News that comes as a shock to those who rely on it.
Updated: Mar 08, 10:43 PM
It's that time of year again... girl scouts are knocking on doors in local neighborhoods with cookies in hand. But a family of girl scouts in Albert Lea are taking it a step above...
Updated: Mar 04, 01:57 PM
Many American soldiers leave the battlefield only to be faced with a new fight, a struggle to overcome the mental and physical wounds suffered while overseas.
Updated: Feb 23, 10:43 PM
As dozens of veterans and their families gathered at American Legion Post 92 in Rochester on Tuesday night, six World War II veterans held a special place of honor.
Updated: Feb 19, 10:43 PM
President Barack Obama has bestowed the Medal of Honor upon an Army veteran from North Dakota...
Updated: Feb 11, 03:44 PM
The head of a state veteran's home says vets need better access to treatment for post-traumatic stress disorders coupled with substance abuse.
Updated: Feb 06, 05:47 PM
The man charged with fatally shooting former Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend at a Texas gun range was an Iraq war veteran...
Updated: Feb 04, 01:14 PM
Governor Mark Dayton has ordered state flags be flown at half-staff in honor of Immortal Four Chaplains Day...
Updated: Feb 04, 01:28 PM
Last October, the Pentagon said nearly 500 Minnesota Red Bulls would be paid money owed to them for back-to-back deployments. However, we've learned only about half of them have since received paychecks.
Updated: Jan 31, 05:18 PM
Over 40,000 veterans are currently living within 80 miles of the community of Preston. Now, they are one step closer of getting a veterans cemetery in their back yard.
Updated: Jan 24, 06:50 PM
Senior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after more than a decade at war.
Updated: Jan 23, 03:25 PM
Some Iowa veterans who want to showcase their military service on their driver's licenses are disappointed they have to wait until their current license expires.
Updated: Jan 20, 04:25 PM
A new Iowa law will allow veterans to have a designation on their driver's license or identification card.
Updated: Jan 15, 04:56 PM
Military suicides are on the rise, and it’s a trend seen in Minnesota as well. In fact, the state has seen a surge in military suicides in the last few years, including one just over two weeks ago.
Updated: Jan 14, 10:48 PM
A veterans memorial is one way to honor soldiers who sacrificed their lives, and now a new one could be coming to our area.
Updated: Jan 13, 03:33 PM
The Minnesota National Guard says most of the 2,700 soldiers from the Red Bull division, have found work.
Updated: Jan 03, 10:47 PM
National Guard officials say most of the 2,700 soldiers from the "Red Bull" Division who returned from the Mideast last spring have found work.
Updated: Jan 03, 10:49 AM