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MPCA seeking comments on upgrades at four Riverview facilities
Morris Area High School Tiger Beat 122014
St. Mary's Samplings 122014
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Tigers back at .500 after win
Power play defeats Storm twice
Tigers 1-1 to start the week
Tigers go above .500 in the WCC
Storm slips up in OT
Harlan L. Swenson
Echo Press: Watch out for scammers posing as tech experts
Colleen Landkamer: Getting covered is good for rural Minnesota families
Letter: Shutting down chimes is bowing to the minority
Letter: Constant din of cemetery chimes must end
Letter: Some do not like the cemetery chimes
Area Student Accomplishments 122014
Leah Donna Hopkins
Open Houses 121314
Area Student Accomplishments 121314
Stevens County farmland value increases slowing
July 28, 2009
Olivia soldier remembered as typical teen who wanted to be a police officer
By Linda Vanderwerf West Central Tribune BIRD ISLAND -- Army National Guard Spc. James Wertish was remembered at his funeral Monday morning as a young man who "raised a little hell now and then" but was willing to lay down his life for others. Wertish, 20, of rural Olivia, a specialist...
July 28, 2009 - 11:59pm
July 23, 2009
Willmar soldier recovering from attack that killed comrades
By Eric Ludy West Central Tribune WILLMAR -- On July 16, just before 9:15 p.m. Iraqi time, Spc. Jacob Benson, 22, of Willmar was talking with...
July 23, 2009 - 11:02am
July 22, 2009
Willmar soldier wounded in July 16 attack
By Eric Ludy West Central Tribune WILLMAR -- The fourth soldier involved in the July 16 attack that killed three Minnesotan soldiers has identified himself as Spc. Jacob Benson, of Willmar. Benson suffered injuries during the rocket attack at 9:15 p.m. Iraqi time on a military...
July 22, 2009 - 3:18pm
July 18, 2009
Arrest reported in Minnesota soldiers' deaths
By Don Davis St. Paul Capitol Bureau STILLWATER, Minn. - An arrest is reported in a Thursday attack on an American base in Iraq that killed three Minnesota National Guard soldiers and injured another. The Associated Press reported that the Basra police chief said a man confessed...
July 18, 2009 - 6:45pm
June 27, 2009
Annual LTD Memorial Tour stops in Morris
The annual L.T.D. Memorial Tour was held Saturday, June 27. The motorcycle ride was founded to honor the memories of three members of the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery, 34th Infantry, who lost their lives in Baghdad in 2005. An estimated 600 bikers participated...
June 27, 2009 - 4:45pm
June 26, 2009
Morale good as 151st prepares to deploy
By Tom Larson Sun Tribune Area soldiers of the 1st Battalion 151st Field Artillery are expected to arrive in Kuwait to begin their one-year deployment in July. Battalion Commander, Lt. Col. Scott St. Sauver, answered press questions during a conference call Friday morning. The...
June 26, 2009 - 5:34pm
May 22, 2009
A keen eye on Iraq
By Tom Larson Sun Tribune Like many soldiers deployed to Iraq, Brandon Leuthardt brought a camera with him to capture images of his fellow troops, the Iraqi people and their environment. But there is something special about the images Brandon has been sending back to his family...
May 22, 2009 - 4:32pm
February 7, 2009
The Path Back to Iraq
By Tom Larson, Sun Tribune The Minnesota National Guard's 1st Battalion 151st Field Artillery will deploy overseas sometime this summer, the second time the company has been sent into the Iraq theatre since 2004. It seems like just yesterday when families cried and hugged at that...
February 7, 2009 - 12:00am
December 3, 2008
A little mail can make big impact on U.S. soldiers
By Tom Larson Sun Tribune A lot of big things occupy our minds this time of year, but it's often the little things that really hit home with the message of the season. The parents of Morris Area graduate Brandon Leuthardt, an Army Specialist currently serving in Iraq, are encouraging...
December 3, 2008 - 12:00am
March 19, 2008
Minnesota National Guard announces upcoming deployment of 800 Soldiers
Approximately 800 Soldiers from the St. Paul-based 34th Combat Aviation Brigade will deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in late May 2008. Before deploying to Iraq these troops are expected to travel to Fort Sill, Okla. for three months of pre-deployment training. The Soldiers...
March 19, 2008 - 12:00am