STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Dayton backs clean energy
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey
Gov. Mark Dayton said Minnesota should move toward cleaner energy and set a goal to eliminate power use from coal-fired plants, he told hundreds gathered at the Capito... Posted on 4/22/13 at 5:56 PM
STAFF BLOG THE AREA VOICES COMMUNITY Military blogs: an update
An update now on the post I wrote just before Memorial Day. I threw out a question, "Wouldn't it be great for someone to write a blog to honor our fallen soldiers?"
I heard a resounding "YES" from so... Posted on 6/2/11 at 3:08 PM
BOY SCOUT BLOG A Boy Scout Salute to Veterans
On this Veteran's Day, 2010, the Boy Scouts of America and the Northern Lights Council salute and thank our active and retired military for their service to this great Country.
With nearly 24 milli... Posted on 11/11/10 at 5:38 PM
Editor’s note: The following is the conclusion of a two-part blog entry written by Patty Roth of Alexandria. She’s deployed in Afghanistan as a critical care nurse in charge of the intensive care unit at the Kandahar NATO Role 3 Hospital. The first part told of a Navy Seal team member (identified in the blog as the patient) who came to the hospital with a bullet wound to the head.
This post is about one particularly hard day, meant only to give you a glimpse of what it is like here and how we cope with what we see.
It was 0830 and I was in my office working on some useless spreadsheet when my pager went off. It said “Ax1, GSW APH ETA 10 m.” This translates to incoming…one injured, life threatening (Alpha), Gun Shot Wound, coming by Apache Helicopter, Estimated Time of Arrival, 10 minutes.
In recognition of the "Month of the Military Child" and "National Poetry Month" in April, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced today that he is hosting his second annual poetry contest for children of military families in Minnesota.
The Chief of Defense for Norway General Harald Sunde
will visit Camp Ripley, Minnesota on Saturday, February 16, to recognize and
honor the 40th Anniversary of the United States / Norwegian Reciprocal Troop
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense agency, is encouraging Guardsmen and Reservists to nominate their civilian employers for the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award before the January 21 deadline.
Camp Ripley's Family Assistance Center will hold a Toy Giveaway open to all
current and former Servicemembers and their families December 19 - 20, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Camp Ripley Post Headquarters TACC Drill Floor in building 11-1.
Gene Stephens golfs a few times a week. He goes for a walk every day. He defeats his wife, Kathie, at Ping Pong and gin rummy way more than she wants to admit.
With youthful exuberance and energy, the slim and trim Stephens spryly bounces around his summer home at Blakes by the Lakes in Alexandria, telling stories and pointing out photos.
The Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Committee sponsored a date night for military personnel on August 9. It was a chance for them to go out, with child care provided, and enjoy special discounts in entertainment and food.
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