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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- From sea to shining sea, the nation paid tribute to its members of the armed services Sunday, both with somber traditions such as a Virginia wreath-laying ceremony attended by President Barack Obama to honor those who didn't make it back from active duty, and more lighthearted perks including red-carpet treatment at Las Vegas casinos for those who did. In California, a long legal case drew to a close as a war memorial cross that had been deemed unconstitutional was being resurrected Sunday in the Mojave desert, capping a landmark case for veterans fighting similar battles
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Retired Gen. David Petraeus began an affair with his biographer in 2011, two months after he became CIA director, a friend and former top aide said Monday.
ST. PAUL -- Dan Severson stood in disbelief watching election returns. The former Republican state representative and two-time statewide candidate watched election night as Fox News called the presidential race for Democratic President Barack Obama, and his mood got worse from there as an unexpected Democratic wave formed. He did not understand. "It's immoral," he said at the Minnesota Republican Party post-election gathering in a Bloomington hotel. "I'm in a state of disbelief. If that's what Minnesota wants to do, I'm not a Minnesotan for long." It was a far different scene in a St.
WILLMAR -- The annual display of military items at the War Memorial Auditorium in Willmar to mark Veterans Day opened Sunday. The collections of Jon Lindstrand of Kandiyohi, Dale and Sharon Koenen of Clara City, along with the New Ulm Battery's original Civil War brass cannon, will be on display in the auditorium from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. again today and Tuesday. Several Veterans Day events in the region were Saturday and Sunday, and more are scheduled today and Tuesday. A free breakfast for veterans and their spouses, seniors and their families will be served from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
This is the records summary for Nov. 12. Arrest RAYMOND -- A 35-year-old man was arrested on charges of domestic assault and domestic assault by strangulation around 7 p.m. Saturday along Menage Avenue. Property damage WILLMAR -- Damage to the windshield of a pickup was reported around 12:20 p.m. Saturday along the 500 block of Fifth Street Southwest. WILLMAR -- Damage to the back window of a van was reported around 8 a.m.
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission will meet on Tuesday next week, due to the Veterans Day holiday. Meetings begin at 11:45 a.m. in the Willmar Utilities Auditorium, 700 Litchfield Ave. S.W. Among the items on the agenda are review and approval of the 2013 budget and the general manager's report.