Monthly Archives: May 2010

Banner at Swanville Memorial shows vets they are appreciated

“I want to get the message out there that soldiers weren’t born soldiers,” said Bill Smith of Grey Eagle. “They weren’t created in the basement of the Pentagon, but are someone’s husband or wife, father or mother, son or daughter. … Continue reading

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Three World War II veterans take one-day trip to see memorials

By the time Bob Mord arrived that the Elk River American Legion at a quarter to five in the morning on Saturday, May 22, his passengers were already there and eagerly awaiting his arrival. The Elk River man had offered … Continue reading

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Gov. Pawlenty orders U.S. and state flags at half-staff for Memorial Day

Saint Paul, MN – Gov. Tim Pawlenty today (Friday, May 28) ordered that all U.S. and Minnesota flags be flown at half-staff on state property from sunrise until noon on Monday, May 31, 2010, in honor and remembrance of the … Continue reading

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History of Memorial Day goes back many generations

Clicking on the Web by Howard Lestrud, ECM Online Managing Editor — The history of Memorial Day goes back many generations, in fact as far back as the Civil War. Memorial Day was first enacted to honor Union soldiers of … Continue reading

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Memorial Day ceremonies observed early at Scandia Elementary School

Many people observe Memorial Day by honoring our departed veterans and by visiting cemeteries and memorials to pay tribute to all of our loved ones. A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3 p.m. local time. Another tradition is … Continue reading

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17-month-old toddler dies in Andover pool

A 17-month-old toddler named Gabrielle Marie Sanberg died Friday morning (May 28) as a result of drowning in an Andover pool in the 13800 block of Bluebird St. N.W. The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office responded to the home at 8:11 … Continue reading

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No charges filed in Ham Lake stand-off shooting death

After reviewing the investigation documents completed by an outside party, the Anoka County Attorney’s Office has determined that no charges will be filed against the Anoka County Sheriff’s sergeant who shot and killed 70-year-old Theodore Kowalzek during the course of … Continue reading

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Autumnwood hosts farm-city day in Forest Lake on June 6

Autumnwood Farm and Creamery in Forest Lake will host the annual Farm/City Day on Sunday, June 6 from 1–4 p.m.  The third annual event will include a number of educational and fun events, said farm owners Pat and Charlene Daninger. … Continue reading

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World War II veteran Dale Copley helped liberate work camps

Dale Copley is 91 years old, but he remembers vividly the days during World War II when he and his fellow soldiers liberated both work camps and concentration camps in Germany and Austria. It was 65 years ago, but he’ll … Continue reading

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Bev Pratt remembered in Scandia as a treasure

When it came time for volunteers to be needed at Elim Lutheran Church or some other noble cause in Scandia, Bev Pratt was usually there. “She was a passionate, tireless servant for our city, our church and our state in … Continue reading

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