How to help the Coast Guard

By Vincent J. “Jim” Troiola, National Commander, May 31, 2023 Dear American Legion Family Members and Friends, During my travels, I’ve had the pleasure to meet face-to-face with men and women currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. These are not customary meet-and-greets with a simple […]

Tax bill scales e-tabs back severely

‘It’s going to be further back than when they came out’ By Tim Engstrom The Minnesota Legionnaire ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature on May 21 sent Gov. Tim Walz a tax bill that provides some tax relief for charitable gambling but scales back electronic […]

Today in American Legion history: 

May 30, 1920: Paris Post 1 Commander Col. Francis Drake represents The American Legion to help oversee Memorial Day observances for fallen U.S military personnel buried in temporary cemeteries across Europe. May 30, 1921: Four unknown American soldiers of the Great War are exhumed from […]

2023 Legion Baseball Division 1 Preseason Rankings

Scheels Top 20 Rankings Rankings for Div. I teams in Minnesota American Legion Baseball are released every Thursday during baseball season. This is the preseason rankings. (The first in-season ranking comes out June 8.) 1. Mankato Post 11 National 2. St. Paul Hamline Post 418 […]

Upcoming National Convention Sites

American Legion National Convention Sites and Dates   Year        Dates           Location   2023       Aug 25 – 31   Charlotte, North Carolina   2024       Aug 23 – 29   New Orleans, Louisiana   2025       Aug 22 – 28   Tampa, Florida   2026       Aug 28 – Sept 3 Louisville, […]

Palou takes dominant Indy GP win; By Marshall Pruett • May 13, 2023 7:04 PM ET  Christian Lundgaard led most of the opening lap of the Indianapolis Grand Prix, but the polesitter quickly fell prey to Alex Palou who used superior tire strategy and pace to lead 52 of the 85-lap […]

Legislative measure calls for scaling back e-tabs

Nonprofits worried about reduction in gambling revenue ST. PAUL — They said it wasn’t going to happen. Then it happened. A bill amendment to scale back e-pulltabs came out April 17. The same amendment took the long-sought-after tax cuts to charitable gambling and reduced them […]

‘They’re Not Able to Cover Their Rent

‘They’re Not Able to Cover Their Rent’: Housing Top Concern as Congressional Panel on Military Life Starts Work 25 Apr 2023 • • By Rebecca Kheel  Enlisted personnel and junior officers are very concerned about being able to afford housing, the chairman of […]

Today in American Legion history:

March 17, 1919: Lt. Col. Thomas W. Miller of Delaware, a former member of Congress who enlisted as an infantryman in the Army after an unsuccessful re-election campaign, brings the final day of the Paris Caucus to order. Without a gavel to start the meeting, […]