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March 19, 2013
Wave of Iraq blasts kill 56 decade after invasion
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A wave of bombings tore through Baghdad on Tuesday morning, killing at least 56 people in a spasm of violence on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion. By ADAM SCHRECK Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) -- A wave of bombings tore through Baghdad on...
March 19, 2013 - 7:37am
March 6, 2013
Too much money spent in Iraq for too few results
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ten years and $60 billion in American taxpayer funds later, Iraq is still so unstable and broken that even its leaders question whether U.S. efforts to rebuild the war-torn nation were worth the cost. By LARA JAKES AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) --...
March 6, 2013 - 7:34am
December 16, 2011
Editorial: End of Iraq War is very welcome, remember the fallen
The red, white and blue colors of the United States were folded for a final time Thursday in Baghdad marking the official end of nearly nine bloody years of the Iraq war. U.S. military forces held flag-lowering ceremony Thurday as a modest end to the unpopular war that began with...
December 16, 2011 - 9:15am
September 10, 2011
A day many remember for its terror is but the starting point for this Willmar family's journey of sacrifice and pain
Specialist Kyle Miller's death while serving with the Minnesota National Guard in Iraq on June 29, 2006, was heart-breaking and unnerving news...
September 10, 2011 - 12:00am
October 5, 2010
List of area soldiers killed in Iraq or Afghanistan
WILLMAR -- U.S. Army Pfc. Ryane Clark is among nine area soldiers who have given their lives while serving their country in Iraq and Afghanistan....
October 5, 2010 - 6:24pm
August 24, 2010
Number of US troops in Iraq falls below 50,000
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The number of U.S. troops in Iraq has fallen below 50,000 for the first time since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion and ahead of the end-of-the-month deadline mandated by President Barack Obama, the American military said in a statement today. The number is a watershed...
August 24, 2010 - 8:00am
July 22, 2010
Pawlenty sees improved Iraq
ST. PAUL -- Conditions in Iraq are improving, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty said Wednesday during an unannounced visit. "There is a hopeful sense...
July 22, 2010 - 12:00am
April 10, 2010
Funeral for Kruize is Monday
ST. CLOUD -- The funeral for Sgt. Kurt Kruize, 35, the St. Cloud Army reservist who died April 4 in Baghdad, Iraq, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Cathedral in St. Cloud. A military airplane is expected to arrive with Kruize's body in St. Cloud today. Burial with full...
April 10, 2010 - 12:00am
April 9, 2010
Funeral for Sgt. Kruize scheduled for Monday
ST. CLOUD -- The funeral for Sgt. Kurt Kruize, 35, the St. Cloud Army reservist who died Sunday in Baghdad, will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St....
April 9, 2010 - 2:29pm
April 8, 2010
Hancock native killed in Iraq
HANCOCK -- A 35-year-old soldier who grew up in Hancock died in Iraq after returning to the country for his second tour of duty, his father has...
April 8, 2010 - 12:00am
April 7, 2010
West central Minnesota soldier killed Sunday in Iraq
HANCOCK -- A 35-year-old soldier who grew up in Hancock died in Iraq after returning to the country for his second tour of duty, his father reported. Army...
April 7, 2010 - 3:21pm
February 25, 2010
Local troops reaching home stretch in deployment
MONTEVIDEO -- Area soldiers serving with the 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery in Kuwait are approaching the home stretch of their deployment, with a trip back to Minnesota a little more than one month away. Commanders with the Minnesota National Guard unit spoke to local reporters...
February 25, 2010 - 11:56am
October 24, 2009
Iraqi peacemaker wants friendship to follow violence
MONTEVIDEO -- While hundreds of National Guard troops from west central Minnesota are deployed in Iraq, an Iraqi-American came calling to introduce children to the country. Sami Rasouli, director of the Muslim Peacemaker Teams, told a small gathering Monday in Montevideo how he is...
October 24, 2009 - 12:00am
October 16, 2009
For Swift County VSO, a firsthand perspective
BENSON -- Fresh from a deployment near Iraq, Dave Barrett is back at his job helping Swift County veterans apply for benefit programs. Barrett,...
October 16, 2009 - 12:00am
July 28, 2009
Governor orders flags to half-staff for soldier
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty is ordering state and U.S. flags to fly at half-staff to honor the memory of Minnesota National Guard Spc. Carlos...
July 28, 2009 - 9:19am