Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

Michelle Obama in Minnesota to learn ways to support military members and their families

The First Lady is in the Twin Cities Friday to learn about how Minnesota programs might help shape national efforts to support military veterans. Nicole Lovald, who started a support group for military members and their families when her husband was deployed twice overseas is among those meeting with Obama.
Author:

The First Lady is in the Twin Cities Friday to learn about how Minnesota programs might help shape national efforts to support military veterans. Nicole Lovald, who started a support group for military members and their families when her husband was deployed twice overseas is among those meeting with Obama.

Next Up

Mike Zimmer

Vikings fans clamor for change after latest bad loss under Mike Zimmer

The "fire Mike Zimmer" tweets are raging on Twitter again.

Tony Oliva

Tony Oliva and Jim Kaat are finally heading to Cooperstown

The Twins legends were elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday night.

Tanner Morgan

Report: Gophers to play in Guaranteed Rate Bowl

The Gophers will reportedly head to Phoenix to take on West Virginia.

Adam Thielen

Winless Lions beat Vikings on final play of game

Adam Thielen also left early with an ankle injury

Payton Willis / Gopher Basketball

Gophers improve to 7-0 on Willis' late 3-pointer

The Gophers earned back-to-back road victories for the first time since January 2017.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Woman in critical condition after being shot in the head in St. Paul

Officers responded to the incident at around 2:45 a.m. Saturday.

Alexander Mattison

Vikings-Lions: 5 things you can count on

It's a great time for the Vikings to play the Lions.

covid

Omicron variant confirmed in Wisconsin man who traveled to South Africa

Five other cases have been confirmed and linked to a Wisconsin wedding.

Sharon Mollerus - duluth - snow plow car

Sunday snowstorm walloping MN's North Shore with huge totals

Just ridiculous snow totals expected the rest of Sunday.

Screen Shot 2021-12-05 at 6.49.03 AM

Saturday snow causes havoc on Twin Cities roads

There were countless spinouts and crashes across Minnesota.

Related

First Lady visits Minnesota to hear from local military families and organizations

Michelle Obama held a round table discussion in St. Paul Friday to learn how Minnesota programs supporting veterans and their families can serve as a model for the entire nation. The First Lady was also here to speak at a Democratic fundraiser in Minneapolis.

U of M: Michelle Obama speech written at lofty 12th grade level

The University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs analyzed the speeches at the party conventions, looking at considerations such as sentence length and polysyllabic words. First Lady Michelle Obama's speech came in at a 12th grade level. That was by far the highest among presidential candidate's spouses since they started giving convention speeches 20 years ago. Higher than her husband's eighth-grade level State of the Union speeches, too.

Target's next designer: Jason Wu, creator of Michelle Obama's inaugural gown

Jason Wu, who created First Lady Michelle Obama's inaugural gown, is the latest to team up with the Minneapolis-based retailer to create a limited edition line of women's clothing this winter.

Michelle Obama visiting Twin Cities on Friday

The First Lady is coming to Minneapolis for a roundtable discussion with veterans groups and members of the armed forces, the White House announced.

Say Thanks Day race Saturday to benefit Minnesota's military families

Minnesotans will get another chance to honor the state's military with the 8th annual Say Thanks Day race at Fort Snelling Saturday. The event, which features a 5k run, 10k run and two-mile walk, is hosted by the nonprofit Minnesotans' Military Appreciation Fund -- an organization that has raised more than $13 million for military members and their families.

Minnesota meteorologist fired for military duty?

University of Minnesota graduate Nicole Mitchell, a former on-air meteorologist with the Weather Channel, is suing network. She alleges that her contract was not renewed because her Air Force Reserve duties conflicted with the job.

Clinton rallies support for Obama at the 'U'

Former President Bill Clinton addressed a crowd of about 1,800 at the University of Minnesota to rally support for President Obama. Clinton says Obama is the best candidate to support the middle class and improve the economy over the next four years.

'U' study aims to learn more about post-deployment families

More than 120 recently deployed military families are part of a groundbreaking U of M study called ADAPT. It aims to make the transition back home after military deployment easier. Researchers observe parents and their children to try and understand deployment stress. At the same time, researchers test parenting techniques on the families.