veterans

When the world went to war, life for Americans living, working and raising families in the United States was forever changed. The Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor shattered families’ plans, sent patriots racing to the front lines and meant young men suddenly carried the weight of the nation’s freedoms on their shoulders.

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A man of deep family devotion, a love of country and a fierce determination to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in war, Tony Glavan, of Coon Rapids, has made it his mission to place a Minnesota flag on the grave of each Minnesota soldier buried in the U.S. Military Cemetery in Margraten, Holland.

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Each Saturday afternoon, Barb Carlson and her fellow jammers circle up at Culver’s in Blaine and – with instruments in hand and voices at the ready – the musicians sing and perform playful tunes of bluegrass, country, old time and gospel music.

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