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World War II
May 8, 2020
75 years ago, celebrations erupted around the world to mark victory in Europe
The end of World War II in Europe is known as V-E Day in the United States, and marked the defeat of Germany and the Axis powers. The war, the...
May 8, 2020 - 7:30am
February 10, 2020
Minnesota veteran, 97, recalls using his clarinet to boost morale during WWII
PERHAM, Minn. -- Robert (Bob) Riestenberg, age 97, is one of many Perham natives who served in World War II. As a private in the United States...
February 10, 2020 - 10:22am
February 1, 2020
Victory gardens are back! Here's why
FARGO — Are you familiar with old-time Victory Gardens, and have you heard they’re coming back? Let’s begin by playing the game “Tell...
February 1, 2020 - 7:00am
January 8, 2020
Remains of missing World War II pilot from Benson identified in France
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The remains of a pilot from Benson, Minn., who was killed in World War II, have been identified. According to the Defense...
January 8, 2020 - 7:23pm
December 27, 2019
Battle of the Bulge POW says God sustained him, kept him alive for a purpose
FARGO — It was mid-December 1944, and bit by bit, everything in 18-year-old Maurice Bonemeyer’s life was being stripped away. After a tenuous...
December 27, 2019 - 7:30am
November 2, 2019
Remains of Mandan sailor killed in World War II identified
BISMARCK — The remains of a Mandan sailor who was killed at Pearl Harbor have been identified, nearly 78 years after the surprise Japanese...
November 2, 2019 - 6:58pm
September 4, 2019
80 years ago, FDR said US would maintain neutrality in WWII. 2 years later, Pearl Harbor was attacked
Eighty years ago this week, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt reaffirmed that the United States would remain neutral in the escalating conflict...
September 4, 2019 - 6:30am
September 2, 2019
DNA tests identify ND native who died in attack on Pearl Harbor; remains to be returned for burial
GRAND FORKS — After nearly 80 years, Floyd Wells is coming home to North Dakota. The remains of the Cavalier native and U.S. Navy crewman,...
September 2, 2019 - 8:00am
August 16, 2019
'The real Wonder Women': North Dakotans among WWII nurses who could become honorary vets
VALLEY CITY, N.D. — Ethelyn Smedshammer Paulson knew in her teens that she wanted to be a nurse, but the opportunity presented itself more...
August 16, 2019 - 6:00am
July 26, 2019
Two Minnesota teens killed by Japanese balloon bomb were among the only killed on US soil during WWII
CASS LAKE, Minn. — There would have been no way for the small church group to know the day they set out for a picnic in Oregon in 1945 would...
July 26, 2019 - 4:44pm
June 30, 2019
WWII POW camps helped ease labor shortage in Minnesota
WILLMAR, Minn. — During World War II, nearly 400,000 prisoners of war — Germans, Italians and even some Japanese — found themselves in...
June 30, 2019 - 8:10am
June 8, 2019
Ernie Pyle series: A long thin line of personal anguish
Editor's note: The following is the final installment of a three-part series written by World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle. The Pulitzer Prize...
June 8, 2019 - 7:30am
June 7, 2019
Ernie Pyle series: The horrible waste of war
Editor's note: The following is the second installment of a three-part series written by World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle. The Pulitzer...
June 7, 2019 - 7:30am
June 6, 2019
On the 75th anniversary of D-Day, here's a look at the number of living WWII veterans throughout the decades
Today marks the 75th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy during World War II. About 16.1 million American soldiers survived the war. Living...
June 6, 2019 - 2:51pm
Trump, world leaders celebrate the Normandy invasion that saved Europe from Nazism
COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France - President Donald Trump paid tribute Thursday to old men who were once the young Americans who stormed an occupied...
June 6, 2019 - 7:37am