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VP Biden Lays Wreath At Arlington National Cemetery On Veterans Day
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Minnesota Artist Honors US Military with Paintings

A Little Falls artist is honoring the U.S. military with paintings depicting each branch of the service.

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Camp Ripley Oil Painting
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State Veterans Cemetery To Unveil Third of Five Part Oil Painting Project

The third installment of a five piece oil painting set will be unveiled at Camp Ripley tomorrow (Saturday). The 8-foot-by-10-foot painting, which will honor the Coast Guard, will be permanently displayed in Committal Hall at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, next to Camp Ripley.

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Rachel Petersen (left) and Earl Kothman (right). (Photo: Abiding Bronze Star)
Rachel Petersen (left) and Earl Kothman (right). (Photo: Abiding Bronze Star)
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50 Years Later St. Cloud Man To Receive Bronze Star [VIDEO]

A former army sergeant and St. Cloud resident is finally being recognized. What started as a scholarship opportunity for Rachel Petersen soon became a turning point in her grandfathers history.

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Evelyn Peyton, ThinkStock
Evelyn Peyton, ThinkStock
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Military Medals, Flag Stolen From Itasca County Cabin

Priceless military medals and burial flag from a northern Minnesota World War II veteran have been stolen from his family. Terry Vangen fought in the Battle of the Bulge and escaped from a prison war camp. He also served in the Korean War before retiring as an Army colonel.

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Man Pleads Guilty to Concealing Criminal Past to Enter US

A Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to concealing a lengthy criminal history and his military service during the Bosnian war when he entered the U.S.

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Spectators gaze at the new VFW Memorial Monument. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
Spectators gaze at the new VFW Memorial Monument. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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St. Cloud VFW To Hold Special Memorial Monument Dedication

A special memorial service will be held at the St. Cloud VFW Post 428 tomorrow (Monday) to remember the many who have served. The VFW will officially dedicate their monument, located in front of the building, to honor our military.

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VA Building 115 Ribbon Cutting
 (Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON)
VA Building 115 Ribbon Cutting (Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON)
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St. Cloud VA Opens New Mental Health Building [VIDEO]

The St. Cloud VA Medical Center Building construction is complete, and will begin serving Veterans on April 1st. Nurse Manager Colette Bresnahan says the new space provides a safe and modern environment for patients.

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SSG Anthony Housey (Dan DeBaun, WJON News)
SSG Anthony Housey (Dan DeBaun, WJON News)
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St. Cloud Soldier Could be Deployed to Fight Ebola [VIDEO]

A soldier in St. Cloud has recently been told that he may be deployed to Western Africa to support operations in the battle against Ebola.

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Courtesy of Patrick Dewane 
www.accidentalhero.net
Courtesy of Patrick Dewane www.accidentalhero.net
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‘Accidental Hero’ Returns to St. John’s University [AUDIO]

Celebrate Veterans' Day with a performance by Patrick Dewane. 'Accidental Hero' tells the story of his grandfather, and how he helped liberate southern Czechoslovakia during World War II.

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Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
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Stearns County Collecting Military Letters for Special Tribute

The Stearns County's Veterans Service Office is looking for letters shared between service men and women and their families for a special tribute.

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