Bemidji Stands Down for Local Vets

Wednesday marked the Stand Down for Vets event at the Bemidji National Guard Armory building. It’s designed to be a one-stop shop for veterans to make them aware of the benefits and services they qualify for after they defended their country.
Posted On 23 Sep 2015

Aitkin Veteran’s Field

The Aitkin Football Field to this point has been an unnamed field, simply going by The Aitkin Football Field. But Come Friday, the Aitkin Football Association will be dedicating and renaming the field “Veteran’s Field.” The association feels strongly in honoring...

Memorial Day Pizza

To honor those who paid the ultimate price to protect our country, there was no price for veterans at a local pizzeria today. It was the first time the local restaurant had done this, but they said there was no better way to honor those who served. Bruce Wallen, a United States...

Minnesota Veterans Seek Help At MACV StandDown

Established in 1990, MACV got started providing housing for four homeless veterans. 25 years later, they now serve more than 25,000 vets each year, with events like their StandDown. With over 50 providers of veteran services, the StandDown is simply a way to get veterans all the...

Bemidji Aircorps Aviation Brings Restored WWII Plane Back To Life

Her name is Sierra Sue II. She’s a 1944 p-51 mustang fighter plane. And, she’s one of the rarest planes of her kind that are still flight-worthy. Thanks to Bemidji Aircorps Aviation, people are getting a chance to see the refurbished P-51 in all its former glory as...
Posted On 12 Nov 2014
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New Memorial Celebrates All Veterans

Two years and $65,000 dollars later, Northern Beltrami County finally has a new veterans memorial. At a dedication ceremony today, veterans, family members, and friends turned up in red, white, and blue to show their support for all service men and women. The memorial features an...
Posted On 13 Oct 2014
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Veterans Roundtable

  Congressman Rick Nolan (D) visited Brainerd today to speak with veterans about issues in the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and to award long overdue medals to a Vietnam Vet from Park Rapids. Rodney Sullivan received the National Service Medal and the Vietnam...
Posted On 13 Jun 2014

Trolling the troops on the Mississippi

  Camp Ripley is normally where soldiers train. But today it was where they casted their lines out with disabled veterans. This is the 4th year of the Camp Ripley Trolling for Troops event. And it gives soldiers a chance to tell stories and connect with veterans, who share...

Bemidji Celebrates Memorial Day With Special Service

  Bemidji residents turned up in red, white, and blue today to celebrate a very special Memorial Day. The American Legion hosted a service to commemorate all of the men and women who have lost their lives in the line of duty. At the service, flags were placed at grave sites...
Posted On 26 May 2014
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Local Veterans Speak To Legislators About Building A Veterans Home In Bemidji

Military veterans are urging state legislators to build a veterans home in Bemidji. During Bemidji Day at the capitol, local officials and veterans spoke to legislators about why Bemidji needs a veterans home. Scotty Allison, a veterans service officer in Beltrami County, says...
Posted On 04 Apr 2014
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