Skip to main content

WWII vet won't disclose assets, evicted

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

A 94-year-old World War II veteran who lives in Port Wing, Wis., near Duluth, refuses to tell housing authorities what assets he might have in his safe deposit box. So state officials couldn't establish whether he qualified for a subsidized apartment and were forced to evict him, Wisconsin Public Radio reports.

Ken Nyreen was offered a free hotel room, but he is staying with an elderly widow in Port Wing, WPR reports. He won't say why he's mum on the box's contents.

“Why should I be forced to divulge my safe-deposit box, too?” he says.

Nyreen was also featured in a WDIO story in May on the difficulties of getting aging veterans adequate medical care.

Next Up

Bar beer

Study: Excessive drinking cost Minnesotans almost $8 billion in 2019

The study was published by the Minnesota Department of Health Thursday.

Disney+

Price of Disney+ is going up, unless you want ads

The ad-free version of Disney+ will increase from $7.99 per month to $10.99 per month, effective Dec. 8.

SuspectsWantedMOAShooting

Mall of America shooting suspects arrested in Chicago

The two suspects were spotted leaving a barber shop.

Flickr - minneapolis police officer close-up belt camera - Tony Webster

Walz: Increased state law enforcement presence to stay in Twin Cities

A multi-agency effort to curb crime will go on until further notice.

SuspectsWantedMOAShooting

Bloomington PD to provide update on Mall of America shooting investigation

There's unconfirmed reports the suspected gunman and an accomplice have been arrested.

Screen Shot 2022-08-11 at 3.14.27 PM

Motorcyclist found dead behind guardrail 6 hours after crash

The crash happened before sunset Wednesday, but no one called 911.

Screen Shot 2022-08-11 at 2.49.44 PM

Strike vote set for 15,000 Minnesota nurses

If the nurses walk off the job, Minnesota would be home to one of the largest nurses strikes in U.S. history.

DSC_8611

Iowa Gov. asks court to lift injunction on 'heartbeat' abortion ban

A court challenge seeks to revive Iowa's abortion ban.

zipper merge, construction

6 transportation projects in Minnesota get $100M federal funding

The projects extend to areas all across the state.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Tuesday, August 9

The number of cases in the latest reporting period dropped compared to the previous week's update.

Related

WWII vet awarded belated Purple Heart

A World War II vet finally got the medal he earned over 60 years ago. Jack Olson of Wisconsin was awarded the purple heart but would not accept it at the time. He was afraid his mother would learn he had been hurt.

WWII vet's body exhumed after grave disturbance at Fort Snelling

The Hennepin County Sheriff says authorities have exhumed the body of a World War II veteran at Fort Snelling after a maintenance worker discovered a large amount of dirt disturbed in and around the grave. Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek would not release the man's identity, or say if the veteran's casket had been tampered with or the man's body disturbed.

Court clears sale of 50 Below assets

A U.S. Bankruptcy judge approves two companies to buy assets of 50 Below, a technology firm with more than 200 employees based in Duluth, the News Tribune reports. ARI, a Milwaukee-based software company, is buying 50 Below's retail division for $5 million. San Diego-based Emerald Connect is buying 50 Below’s financial services division for $3.5 million.

Hecker trustee on hunt again, possibly for hidden assets

A judge has granted the bankruptcy trustee in the Denny Hecker case permission to question several friends, an ex-wife and a former attorney about the businessman's financial affairs. The trustee can also now ask prison officials to turn over all e-mails between Hecker and his wife, Christi Rowan-Hecker.