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Sep 11th, 2016

Summary: 15th Anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attack.

Nov 11th, 2015

Summary: Veterans Day observance … On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice was signed in “the war to end all wars.”

May 26th, 2014

Summary: On Memorial Day in the United States, remembering South African airborne soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

Feb 7th, 2014

Dr. Theodore Millon, leading world authority on personology and personality disorders, died January 29, 2014 in New York at the age of 85.

Sep 11th, 2013

Summary: Commemorating 9/11.

Dec 2nd, 2012

Summary: Today marks the sixth anniversay of the day Minnesota state Rep. John Kriesel nearly died when an improvised explosive device detonated under the Humvee he was riding during security operations in Fallujah, Iraq. Staff Sgt. Kriesel lost both his legs in the blast that killed two of his best friends, Sgt. Bryan McDonough and Sgt. Corey Rystad, on December 2, 2006.

Summary: Latest news about the Sartell Verso paper mill explosion and fire.

Sep 11th, 2011

Summary: Ten years after the United States was unified in horror in the wake of the terrorist attack of 9/11, President Barack Obama, in solidarity with former president George W. Bush, honored the legacy of the victims and heroes of September 11. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on September 11, 2010, Aubrey Immelman noted that on a day of mourning for nearly 3,000 9/11 victims on the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attack of September 11, President Barack Obama called for national unity as the ‘ground zero mosque’ and Quran-burning controversies threatened to overshadow memorial events.

May 30th, 2011

Summary: In a solemn commemoration of Memorial Day, President Barack Obama participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on May 30, 2010, Aubrey Immelman reported that Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao expressed no support for proposed U.N. sanctions against ally North Korea over its alleged sinking of the South Korean warship Cheonan, declining to join other key nations in blaming Pyongyang.

Apr 20th, 2011

Summary: Today is the 12th anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings. Students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 12 classmates and a teacher before killing themselves on this date in 1999. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on April 20, 2010, Aubrey Immelman provided his weekly report of U.S. military deaths in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.