BOY SCOUT BLOG Annual Boy Scout Popcorn Sale Kicks Off
Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts across the Northern Lights Council have started to go door-to-door selling Trails End popcorn to fund their Scouting activities. Many packs and troops rely on thi... Posted on 9/28/11 at 4:04 PM
Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, the American soldier charged with killing 16 Afghan civilians during nighttime raids on two villages last year, pleaded guilty Wednesday to avoid the death penalty. This is what AP reporters and photographers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord south of Seattle are learning about the events unfolding
The brother of a slain Fargo dentist said he fears for his family’s safety now that a suspect in the killing has been released on bond. Roy Gattuso said he’s considering asking police to watch his property, even though Gene Kirkpatrick, 63, has been ordered to stay away. Kirkpatrick, Jones, Okla., faces conspiracy charges in the October killing of his son-in-law, Philip Gattuso. He posted $1 million bond Thursday.
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, February 14, 2010
Ray, 23, died of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol, according to information the U.S. Army provided to North Dakota’s congressional delegation and governor.
The Taliban released a video today of an American soldier captured in Afghanistan, showing him apparently healthy but spouting criticism about the U.S. military operation. In Idaho, Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl’s family pleaded on Christmas Day for his release and urged him to “stay strong.”
Military divers have found the body of a U.S. paratrooper who disappeared last week along with another soldier as the two tried to retrieve airdropped supplies from a river in western Afghanistan, NATO said today.
It appears Minnesotans will go to the polls for the 2010 primary election in August, a month earlier than usual. A new federal law gives military and other overseas voters 45 days to deal with mail-in general election ballots, but a September primary election leaves too little time to prepare for the general election. Several Minnesota lawmakers plan to move a bill through the 2010 Legislature soon after it convenes Feb. 4.
Pilot Randy Bergquist was killed along with two other American military contractors when the Army C-12 Huron twin-engine turboprop crashed two weeks ago in a rugged, mountainous area of northeastern Afghanistan.
Fourteen employees from at least three law enforcement agencies face internal reviews for alleged wrongdoing while working on the now-defunct Metro Gang Strike Force. A special panel reported last month it found “appalling and outrageous” misconduct by some members of the gang-fighting unit. On Wednesday, panel co-chairman Andy Luger gave the names of those officers to their employers.
An engineering firm being sued by the state of Minnesota said it’s not responsible for the fatal collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge two years ago. The Star Tribune reports that URS Corp. filed its response Thursday to the lawsuit. The San Francisco-based firm notes that as recently as last year, state officials were praising the firm’s work on the old bridge and that the state has hired URS for subsequent projects.
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