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WATCH: The history of Memorial Day

WATCH: The history of Memorial Day

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There is some dispute on where the first Memorial Day – or Decoration Day – was observed, but it has been held to honor our nation’s fallen heroes since the 19th century. However, it wasn’t until 1971 that Memorial Day was declared a national holiday by an act of Congress, and moved to be celebrated annually on the last Monday in May. Find out the unique history of this All-American holiday.

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LeMars Officer Assaulter Found

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A LeMars man suspected in the assault of a LeMars resident and a Merrill police officer

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Two Semi Accident

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The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating an accident involving two semi's in Jackson County.

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Bar Burglary In Paullina Over Weekend

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A $500 reward reward is being offered in connection to a weekend burglary at JD Tavern in Paullina...

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Rural Broadband Expansion Funding Announced

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Construction is slated to begin in 2016...

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Spencer Construction Update

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Progress continues on two major construction projects in the city of Spencer...