Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

Thanks for the excellent coverage of the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon kickoff event. We’ve come to expect this kind of reporting on important community developments. The Beyond the Yellow Ribbon organization is meant to mobilize community resources to serve the needs of military families. We understand that there are 186 National Guard members in our [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Annette Kuyper, the director of military outreach for the Minnesota Army National Guard, helped Elk River launch itself into the next phase of becoming a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon community this past weekend. Kuyper was the keynote speaker at the Jan. 7 Beyond the Yellow Ribbon  community kickoff event, which was [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor A fresh blanket of snow would be a welcome sight tomorrow for Butch and Darla Manke of Elk River. But trace back two years ago, when Butch was deployed as a member of the Army National Guard and snow fell in waves on Christmas Day and in the days before and [...]

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Organizers behind the effort to create an Elk River branch of Beyond the Yellow Ribbon will host a kickoff celebration from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Elk River American Legion. Annette Kuyper,  director of military outreach for the Minnesota National Guard, will be the keynote speaker. She will also show a [...]

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Elk River lost its fight to land a VA clinic here, but I am happy to report the community’s resolve to meet the needs of service members and their families is as strong as ever. Elk River didn’t retreat from  its efforts to help those who have served — and sacrificed. The community of Elk [...]

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by Jim  Boyle Editor If things work out as they are being planned, Elk River-area men and women in the military and their families will have a convenient place to turn for help when they need it. A Beyond The Yellow Ribbon program is being organized to help military families in the Elk River area. [...]

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