Another Look at The Covid-19 Numbers

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Covid-19 by the Numbers: As of Date: 24-Jul-20 Population of Minnesota = 5640000 {Source; Google Search} % of Population Total Tests: 905315 0.160516844 % of Total Tests Positive Cases: 48721 0.008638475 0.053817 % of Positive Cases Recovered Cases: 42524 0.007539716 0.872806   Total Deaths: 1561 […]

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 […]

History of The American Legion

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Good morning Legionnaires and veterans advocates, today is Tuesday, July 14, 2020, which is National Mac & Cheese Day, Pandemonium Day, National Tape Measure Day and Shark Awareness Day. The rest of this week in Legion History: July 16, 1927: The initial 213 acres of […]

MACVSO marks 75 years

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Organization works toward consistency NEW ULM — This is the 75th year of the Minnesota Association of County Veterans Service Officers, but their plans for the big year were wiped out by the COVID-19 pandemic. But you know how a first convention takes place in […]

Vets organizations desire to be heard by lawmakers

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By Tim Engstrom ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Commanders’ Task Force, a body that meets monthly and pushes for veterans-related legislation, voiced their displeasure and frustration with lack of access to state lawmakers at their June meeting. “I’m very concerned that other interests will take […]

National Commander’s Response, Veteran’s Preference

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Legionnaires, The popular website “War on the Rocks” published a commentary this week that was critical of Veterans’ Preference. That commentary can be found here: https://warontherocks.com/2020/06/is-veterans-preference-bad-for-the-national-security-workforce/ National Commander James W. “Bill” Oxford’s response to the piece can be found below. Please feel free  to distribute […]

USS Minnesota is the best in Atlantic fleet

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GROTON, Connecticut — The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Minnesota, SSN 783, homeported at Naval Submarine Base New London, was announced as the winner of the 2019 Battenberg Cup Award April 23. The Battenberg Cup Award for the U.S. Atlantic Fleet Battle Efficiency “E” winner is […]

Quick thinking saved a life

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Meet the Minnesota Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year A life-saving deputy has been The American Legion 2020 Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for Minnesota. Tracey Pagel of the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office performed actions last fall that saved the life of […]