BREAKING: Fall Conference canceled

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American Legion Department of Minnesota Commander Mark Dvorak, in consultation with other Department officers, has canceled the Fall Conference at Breezy Point, scheduled for Thursday to Saturday, because of a winter storm expected to arrive Thursday and bring 6 to 9 inches of snow and […]

Legionville getting repairs it needs

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It was a big day for check passing By Tim Engstrom BRAINERD — The 2020 Legionville Camporee had some big checks being passed around. For one, the 10th District American Legion Riders raised $30,000 for the Legacy Scholarship Fund, all in one weekend ride, Aug. […]

One close call after another

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Lyle Foltz served one year in Vietnam with the Black Scarves By Tim Engstrom APPLE VALLEY — Vietnam veteran Lyle Foltz has been a member of Mabel Post 299 for 53 years, lives in Apple Valley and is a former Department of Minnesota adjutant. But […]

Commentary on the national anthem

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For immediate release. Questions? Contact: Tim Engstrom Director of Communications The American Legion, Department of Minnesota tengstrom@mnlegion.org Office: 651-291-1800 Cell: 952-679-0134 The American Legion Department of Minnesota COMMENTARY ON THE NATIONAL ANTHEM By Commander Mark Dvorak Sept. 14, 2020 The American Legion Department of Minnesota […]

Commander Dvorak: Thanks for a second year

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BLOOMINGTON — Most of the officers and committee members of the Department of Minnesota are remaining in their positions for another year, much like they are at the National level, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. “You agreed to be on for another year, […]

Press Release: Veterans organizations disheartened with Minnesota Senate

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 24, 2020 Contact:  Kevin Olson, 651-212-0573, kevin@snowglobepr.com ~~ Veterans organizations disheartened with Minnesota Senate ~~ Statement attributable to Todd Kemery, Chair of the Minnesota Commander’s Task Force “On behalf of the nine congressionally chartered veteran service organizations in Minnesota, we are disappointed with the […]

Meet the Lakeville Ramp Team

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This group of builders has overcome veteran discrimination and kept on building, thanks to the local VFW and Legion By Tim Engstrom LAKEVILLE — Terry Branham’s father lost his left leg above the knee at 18 years old as an anti-aircraft gunner on the USS […]