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Fort Snelling: An Important Point of Minnesota History

On a bluff overlooking where the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers meet is Fort Snelling. Its construction began in the 1820s with the idea that it would be both a fort and a trading post, although the latter never came to pass. The timing was influenced by the recent conclusion of the War of 1812 and the U.S. government’s …

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Why We Celebrate Memorial Day – Thoughts From a Minnesota Marine Sniper

As another Memorial Day comes and goes, our country collectively remembers those who fought and died in the service of our nation. I was fortunate enough to serve alongside some of these brave men while in the Marine Corps. Like me, many of the guys had enlisted shortly after September 11th. These people, from different parts of the …

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Minnesota Deputy’s Wife Creates Operation Thank An Officer

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day. Affected by the violence portrayed in the recent news a Minnesota deputy’s wife decided to take her appreciation to the next level. Meet Liz Gerads, her husband is a Wright County sheriff and she understands how much work goes into the day to day act of …

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Experience The Small Town Charm Of Delano, Minnesota

Close your eyes and envision the entrance to a small town where the American flag greets you as it proudly blows in the wind. Cars drive slowly and folks can cross the street with the ease of a farmer’s wave. The buildings’ facades are layered brick upon brick and the businesses have been passed down from one family …

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Ernie Crippen World War II: A Veteran’s Perspective

Ernie Crippen learned about the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 as many people did—from the radio. He was 19 years old, and had already registered with the U.S. Navy. “I wanted to travel, see the world,” he said. He’d been waiting for his draft card, which came after the Pearl Harbor attacks, and he was …

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