Army tent thrown; remote control battles not lost

An Army tent used for events at Veteran’s Lake in Ramsey became a victim of last night’s high winds.

The large general purpose tent was twisted 180 degrees and deposited more than 150 feet from where ropes had been secured to hold it down.

No one was hurt, but tables, chairs, generators and refrigerators were overturned.The storm has put a wrinkle in the Veteran’s Lake National Remote Control Battleship War, which is happening this week through June 24, but will not sink it.

Model boat wars

Veteran’s Lake is playing host to the event featuring simulated battles, where operators try to sink scale model ships from the past, WWII primarily, including the Bismarck.

Tent at Veteran's Lake blown by wind last night.

The event is free, and open to the public.  See the website for more details, a map and a schedule of battles.  “It’s great entertainment for all ages, children to grandparents,” said John Enstrom, the man behind Veteran’s Lake, the only monument in Minnesota dedicated to all Minnesota heroes who lost their lives as a result of the War On Terror.


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