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Grand Casinos Mille Lacs and Hinckley Offer Free Buffet Meals to Veterans and Active Service Personnel Tomorrow

Grand Casino Hinckley and Mille Lacs is known for offering a free Veteran's Day meal during the holiday, but tomorrow is a special day and once again Veterans and active service men and women can receive a free buffet meal.  Here are the details.

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Quadriplegic War Veteran Receives New Specially-Built Home
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KOOL 101.7 Installs Duluth’s First Wounded Warrior Parking Spot

Handicapped parking signs allow people who need it, a closer parking spot to a store or business. When I heard that Vets who have problems but don't qualify for a handicapped sticker or license plate, I was a little angry. Then I heard Wounded Warriors created a purple sign that you could put in place of your handicapped sign to allow a space for a Vet.

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Nearly-Naked Ruck March To Benefit Duluth-Area Military Veterans Program; The First-Ever Event On February 27 Is A Fundraiser For 23rd Veteran

They say you should never judge someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes.  That's part of the design behind a brand-new event in the Twin Ports area that aims to increase awareness for veterans issues and raise funding.

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This Christmas Eve Story Will Put A Lump In Your Throat

To the people that have to work on Christmas Eve keeping us safe. Police, Fire Dept, First Responders, and Military. I hope you know we appreciate the work you do and remember when you help someone, you are changing a life sometimes.

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Obama Awards 24 Medals Of Honor For Valor During WWII, Korean And Vietnam Wars
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Nopeming Tenants Need Your Help With Loss Of Valuable Item Stolen During Tours

Please share this post or come forward if you know any information. During the Nopeming tours this past Halloween weekend,  a Military Uniform owned by the caretaker was taken by a trespasser or tour guest. The uniform was worn during 24 years of service and can not be replaced. The owner is asking that it be returned, either by you or the person that took it with no questions asked.

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Help Us Thank Local Military Families With a Donation to Townsquare Cares

We here at KOOL 101.7 want to say thank you to our enlisted men and women, and their families, in the Twin Ports who sacrifice so much for all of us all year long. Now through Veterans Day - November 11th - we’re supporting “Townsquare Cares for Military Families.”

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Duluth USMC Corporal Mark Litynski To Receive Custom Smart Home On June 16

A brave soldier is about to get a little help as he navigates his future!  USMC Cpl. (Retired) Mark Litynski and his wife will be the recipient of a custom-built Smart Home at a ceremony on Tuesday, June 16.

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Duluth Triple Amputee To Get Smart Home; Ceremony To Honor Marine Corporal Mark Litynski To Happen September 25

Marine.  American hero.  Twin Ports native.  Corporal Mark Litynski served his country proudly through two deployments to Afghanistan.  Home after a combat-based injury left him without his left arm above the elbow and both legs above the knee - he's getting the help he needs to make sure his living situation is the best it can be.

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Twins Enlisted in Navy Shock Mother by Coming Home for Christmas

There was twice the amount of Christmas magic in the air for one mother this year.

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Military Members Get Free Fun 4th Of July Weekend

Present and former military members can take advantage of some family fun at Valleyfair, July 4-7.

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Never Forgotten Exhibit Opens To Honor Duluth World War II Hero

There are two Duluthians from WWII who received the Military’s highest honor, the Medal of Honor.  On Tuesday, May 7 2013, Veterans’ Memorial Hall will hold the opening event for an exhibit that showcases one of these local heroes, Major Henry A. Courtney, Jr.

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A Collection of Dogs Reuniting With Veterans Returning From War — Daily Distraction

By now you've probably seen at least one video of a soldier or Marine returning home and seeing his dog for the first time. It's one of the things the Internet does that really, genuinely tugs at your heartstrings.

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