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Christina Selander Bouzoina, the honorary consul of France, presented the Legion of Honor, France's highest distinction to a non-citizen, to Arnold Hjermstad of Cannon Falls. Photo submitted by Roslyn Hjermstad
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Cannon Falls WWII Vet Receives French Honor

World War II veteran Arnold Hjermstad has received another honor, this time from France, for his service in the war.

On Saturday, June 6, the 71st anniversary of the D-Day invasion of France, Christina Selander Bouzoina, honorary consul of France, presented Hjermstad, of Cannon Falls, with the Legion of Honor, according to Bob and Roslyn Hjermstad, Arnold's son and daughter-in-law

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An MV-22B Osprey lands at the Owatonna airport Tuesday, June 2. Rich Will / Townsquare Media
An MV-22B Osprey lands at the Owatonna airport Tuesday, June 2. Rich Will / Townsquare Media
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Osprey Departs Owatonna Airport [VIDEO]

Refueled and ready to go, the MV-22B Osprey that landed at Owatonna Degner Regional Airport on Tuesday afternoon got held up by a brief thunderstorm Wednesday morning.

About 30-40 people, many retired military members, gathered at the airport to watch the Marine aircraft take off

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An MV-22B Osprey lands at the Owatonna Degner Regional Airport on Tuesday afternoon for a refueling stop. Rich Will / Townsquare Media
An MV-22B Osprey lands at the Owatonna Degner Regional Airport on Tuesday afternoon for a refueling stop. Rich Will / Townsquare Media
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MV-22B Osprey Lands at Owatonna Airport

A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey landed at the Owatonna Degner Regional Airport on Tuesday afternoon to refuel and make an overnight stop on its way to its next military base. It will fly out sometime Wednesday

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A waving flag on a summer day. Lisa Marie/Townsquare Media
A waving flag on a summer day. Lisa Marie/Townsquare Media
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8 Veterans Memorials in Southern Minnesota

Thank you to all of our veterans. America is the home of the free because of the brave.

Monday, May 25, is Memorial Day. It is a day to remember our fallen soldiers. Thank you, veterans.

"Some gave all

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Arnold Hjermstad
Arnold Hjermstad, 96, of Cannon Falls (left) and his son Gary wait for the Legion of Merit Ceremony honoring Arnold to begin. Tamara Gruhot / Townsquare Media
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Cannon Falls World War II Veteran Receives Legion of Merit Award

On Saturday, May 16, after 71 years of waiting, 96-year-old Arnold Hjermstad of Cannon Falls finally received a Legion of Merit award. Hjermstad earned the medal for his U.S. Army service in North Africa and Europe during World War II

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The Vietnam War exhibit at the Steele County Historical Society features a few copies of The Soldier's Handbook, as well as dog tags and other pieces of a soldier's kit. Tamara Gruhot / Townsquare Media
The Vietnam War exhibit at the Steele County Historical Society features a few copies of The Soldier's Handbook, as well as dog tags and other pieces of a soldier's kit. Tamara Gruhot / Townsquare Media
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A Look Back: Vietnam War Exhibit Part 2, Steele County

Jerry Ganfield with the Steele County Historical Society tells us about the 13 men from Steele County who died in Vietnam during the war. The exhibit includes their military ranks and personal stories from friends, family and comrades who served with them

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Congressman Walz honored along with retired Major General Hargett
Congressman Walz honored along with retired Major General Hargett
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Faribault Beyond The Yellow Ribbon Chairman On AM Minnesota 4-2-2015

Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn is the chairman this year of the Beyond The Yellow Ribbon Committee and will update us on what the organization does for military veterans.

Faribault was proclaimed a Beyond The Yellow Ribbon community on June 1, 2012, and I have to say it was one of the proudest days I've witnessed in my nearly 28 years in Faribault

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My favorite picture of Elizabeth "Betty Wall" Strohfus
My favorite picture of Elizabeth "Betty Wall" Strohfus
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Faribault Civil Air Patrol Congressional Gold Medal Winners On AM Minnesota 3-19-2015

We have a real treat for our KDHL listeners around the globe on AM Minnesota on Thursday. World War II Women's Air Service Pilot Liz Strohfus will be joined on the program by Dr. Roy Anderson, Carroll Springmeyer, Archie Temple and Col

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What’s the Meaning Behind Leaving Coins on Military Headstones?

Have you ever wondered about the coins that seem to be placed on top of military headstones at cemeteries? You might be surprised to find out their meaning.

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What’s the Meaning Behind Leaving Coins on Military Headstones?

Have you ever wondered about the coins that seem to be placed on top of military headstones at cemeteries? You might be surprised to find out their meaning.

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