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Blind vet paddles kayak through Montana’s whitewater rapids

July 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

EMIGRANT, Mont. — Eric Marts had never touched a kayak, let alone fathomed paddling the one-man boat through raging whitewater rapids — until, strangely enough, he lost his eyesight.
“To be honest, if I could see, I’d probably look at that w…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Blind vet paddles kayak through Montana’s whitewater rapids

July 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

EMIGRANT, Mont. — Eric Marts had never touched a kayak, let alone fathomed paddling the one-man boat through raging whitewater rapids — until, strangely enough, he lost his eyesight.
“To be honest, if I could see, I’d probably look at that w…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

North Dakota tied for 36th in patriotism; Minnesota ranks 49th

July 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — A new state ranking, whose accuracy we can debate while grilling hot dogs and setting off fireworks, declares that the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Minnesota is 49th out of the 50 states in terms of patriotism.
The only state having a harder time…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Hoeven, VA director host roundtable to discuss veteran health-care concerns

June 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

A key piece of federal legislation expected to pass in the next several weeks could ease some of the red tape around local Veterans Affairs clinics and private providers of medical services for veterans.
Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., held a roundtable i…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Veterans’ health bill talks begin

June 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Derek Wallbank and James Rowley

WASHINGTON — House and Senate lawmakers began negotiations Tuesday on the central question holding up legislation to reduce waiting times at U.S. Veterans Affairs hospitals — how to pay for it.

Republicans…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Thune: SD veterans wait longest for mental health treatment

June 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

In the era of post-traumatic stress disorder, high suicide rates and brain injuries resulting from combat, military veterans in South Dakota wait the longest in the Great Plains region for a mental health appointment, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said We…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

‘The highest status’

June 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

MIKE NOWATZKI
Forum News Service

BISMARCK, N.D. — Akíchita.
The Lakota word means “warrior,” and President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will discover just how much that means to North Dakota’s Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Fri…continue reading on dglobe.com

Letter: Thanks given for Memorial Day help

June 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Iris Kluever, Memorial Day Committee member, Bigelow

A great big thank you to everyone that helped with Memorial Day at the cemeteries and the park.
The men and women of the American Legion and Ladies Auxiliary, and the Veterans…continue reading on dglobe.com

After the Rush: Martinson recounts combat experiences in new book

June 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

Lanny Martinson, the Lake County man whose story captured the attention and hearts of the world last year when his Vietnam-era dog tags were returned to him after 45 years, has released a book.
A work of fiction, After the Rush is interwoven with Ma…continue reading on twoharborsmn.com

Review team finds no problems at Fargo VA

May 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — A review team has found no scheduling problems or irregularities at Fargo’s Veterans Affairs Hospital.
President Barack Obama has ordered investigations at all VA hospitals in the wake of allegations that veterans may have died while awa…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com