Tee It Up for the Troops Honors WWII Veteran, Gold Star Families

Before teeing off there was a ceremony honoring both a World War II veteran and four Gold Star families who have lost their children while serving their country.


  • Vintage Cars for Local Veterans

    The 4th Annual Disabled American Veteran Car Show got an early start on Saturday morning. Cars, motorcycles, semis, and big rigs were displayed at the Olmsted County Fairgrounds. The Disabled American Vets group says it was expecting at least 250 to sign up. It also invited 25 employers to have a job fair on the ground at the same time.

  • Hero's Ride Honors Veterans

    A group of riders held the 5th annual Hero's Ride, kicking it off on Saturday afternoon. The group rode about 140 miles across Southeast Minnesota along the way remembering families that lost loved ones in the military.

  • Four Air Force Veterans Honored in Rochester

    A ceremony was held Saturday morning to dedicate a bench in Rochester honoring four Air Force veterans. The honor bench stands near the Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial.

  • Supporting Local Veterans with Free Dental Care

    Aspen Dental held its’ Annual “Healthy Mouth Movement” Saturday morning, inviting veterans to receive free dental care at its Rochester location. The movement started in 2014 as part of their initiative to bring oral health care and education to people in need. It says that less than 10 million veterans have dental care benefits, and hopes to bring attention to this issue.  

  • Plans for a Veterans and Emergency Services Museum Proposed by Locals

    Families were invited by the Minnesota Veterans and Emergency Services Museum to see and ride in real World War II planes. The money raised from this event will be used to help build a museum.  

  • WWII Vet's Remains to be Returned to Iowa Family for Burial

    After more than seven decades, the remains of a World War II veteran killed in action will be returned to his family in Iowa.

  • Program Pays Tribute to Veterans

    There are services all across the nation today, honoring our fallen veterans. One of those services was at Austin's Oakwood Cemetery.

  • Minnesota's Second State Veterans Cemetery Holds Dedication Ceremony in Preston

    Minnesota's new State Veterans Cemetery in Preston held its dedication ceremony on Sunday afternoon. Hundreds of veterans and their families were there to celebrate.