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Photo: Richard Leguil, WJON
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Little Falls Artist Honors Military’s History, and Fallen [VIDEO]

One local artist has dedicated almost a decade of his life to honoring and memorializing our nation's Armed Forces.

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Soldier saluting the USA flag for memorial day
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Minnesota WWII Soldier to Receive Proper Burial

After more than seven decades of searching and waiting, an eastern Minnesota woman will get the chance to give her husband a proper military burial.

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@mncampripley via Twitter
@mncampripley via Twitter
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Camp Ripley Doing Controlled Burns on 13,000 Acres

Don't be alarmed if you see large plumes of smoke from Camp Ripley this spring. To reduce the risk of wildfire, the Army post will be starting it's annual round of controlled burns before the summer training season.

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A Look Back: KOBK News for January-February 1917, Steele County

Steve Groening presents the KOBK news for January-February 1917. On topic are the celebrations surrounding the return of Steele County’s Company I from Mexico, a report on the absentee rate at rural schools, and the fate of a proposed packing plant intended for Owatonna...

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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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