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World War II museum sents grand opening in Granite Falls, Minn.

September 22, 2012 in West Central Tribune

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Fagen Fighters World War II Museum ready for takeoff in Granite Falls, Minn.

September 22, 2012 in West Central Tribune

To appreciate how prized this collection of World War II aircraft is, know this: The new, 15,000-square-foot brick-faced hangar that holds them is built to be tornado proof.
Yet despite its strength and the firepower on display in it, the signature exhibit of the Fagen Fighters World War II Museum makes weak-kneed the strongest of warriors.
A sculpture by acclaimed artist Fred Hoppe Jr. depicts a squad of American soldiers bursting from a landing craft onto the sands of Utah Beach on D-Day.
Ron Fagen knows of one veteran of the Normandy invasion who “completely broke down” when viewing the work. Continue Reading

Airshow Saturday offers glimpse of WWII museum in the works in Granite Falls

June 14, 2012 in West Central Tribune

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Pope signs off on miracle needed for John Paul II to be beatified, ceremony to be May 1

January 14, 2011 in West Central Tribune

The pope on Friday signed off on the miracle needed to beatify Pope John Paul II, and set May 1 as the date to honor one of the most beloved popes of all times as a model of saintliness for the church. Continue Reading

Area veterans heading to D.C. for tour of war monuments

September 30, 2010 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Chet Curtis had only one thing to remember as he packed for an overnight trip to Washington, D.C.
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