Members Only Chili Cook Off Now Over!

And the winners were:
1) Jack Hanna
2) Jose Snachez (Legion Cook)
3) Commander Carla Tappainer

Congratulations to the winners. But the real winners… were the judges (I was one of them). We had all the chili we could eat! I am already looking forward to next year’s cook off.

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February 4th! Super Bowl Party!!

Party at the American Legion Post 1776.
Prize drawings throughout the day including a 43″ SMART HD TV!**
Party starts at 5pm.
All the Chili you can eat with all the fixings for only $5!

**Must be present at the beginning of the 3rd quarter to win. Must be present to win.


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Legion Emblem installed!

Post 1776 has a new Legion emblem installed today on our podium. Very nice!


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DD 214 Increased Social Security Benefits For Vets

From the Commander
January 14, 2015

DD FORM 214 — EXTRA SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFIT for those with active duty between January 1957 to December 31, 2001
See the web site & notes below to possibly increase your Social Security Benefits.

DD FORM 214 — SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFIT Please share this with anyone who had active duty service between January 1957 to December 31, 2001, and planning for retirement. In a nutshell it boils down to this:

You qualify for a higher social security payment because of your Military service, for active duty any time from 1957 through 2001 (the program was done away with 1 January 2002). Up to $1200 per year of earnings credit credited at time of application – which can make a substantial difference in social security monthly payments upon your retirement. You must bring your DD-214 to the Social Security Office and you must ask for this benefit to receive it!
Soc Sec website:

This is something to put in your files for when you apply for Social Security down the road.. It is NOT just for retirees, BUT anyone who has served on active duty between January 1957 to December 31, 2001.

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Vikings win!

What a game eh? Down to the last second. I really thought the Vikes had blown that 17 point lead and the game when the miracle of January 14th happened with 10 seconds left on the clock!

Someone asked what SKOL meant. Here is my answer:
It’s a toast – like cheers. Used before drinking alcoholic beverages. Commonly heard in Viking lodges and games when the Vikings pillage, plunder, score or win.

And plunder is a pretty good word for the win over the Saints yesterday.

Come and watch the Championship playoff game against Philadelphia next Sunday at Post 1776. Seating is limited so be sure to get here early!


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Here is what happens at the Legion…

What do you do when the horse race video does not work? Get the gals to race!

So what happens when the horse racing video does not work? You get the gals to race!

Posted by Gary Shade on Sunday, January 14, 2018


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CHOPPED – Appetizer competition! Jan. 20th


Oh yes. CHOPPED is back!

January 20th, at 1 pm. Banquet hall at Post 1776.

It is an appetizer cook off and the contestants MUST USE BACON in their appetizers! I am all in for this one (someone just mentioned bacon!)

Objective: To have fun and hand out prizes to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Yes… you will be judged.

So we are looking for 20 good men and women who want to compete in the first CHOPPED contest of 2018.

Call Linsey at 952-431-1776 or e-mail her at to register as a contestant.
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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! We all hope you had a terrific and safe New Year’s Eve last night.

Post 1776 was packed yesterday for the Viking and Bears game. In fact when I arrived, I found but one open seat at the bar and took it! It stayed packed until about half time and then only a couple of tables opened up.

Of course the Vikings won (I am a Bears fan, and am used to saying there is always next year). Many are comparing the Viking defense to the Bears 1985 4-6 defense. I have to say that even though the Vikings have an awesome defense, nothing compares to that 1985 Bears team. Remember that they had back to back shut outs in the play offs before crushing New England 46-10. Let’s hope the Vikings can do the same and prevail to play in the Superbowl and at their own field! That has never happened in the history of the Super Bowl and is a real possibility for the Vikes.

So Happy New Year! Go Vikings and see you at the Post. Make Post 1776 your home for the playoffs.

We are open today so come on in for the specials. The Prime Rib dip and Prime Rib melt are on the specials for today.

Don’t forget – MEMBERS ONLY! Tom & Jerry Party on January 7th. You must show your 2018 membership card. Guests of members are $5.00.

Last but not least, the January Newsletter is online!

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Merry Christmas! Holiday hours

Christmas Eve

  • Breakfast 7am – 12:00 noon

Christmas day we are closed.

New Year’s Eve
Close at 11pm

New Year’s Day – normal hours

Merry Christmas from all of us at Post 1776. Here is to a safe, healthy and prosperous 2018!

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New Year’s Eve 2018!

Party like it’s going to be 2018 because it is!

Yes! Here are the details for this years New Year’s Eve bash at the Legion.

Dinner is from 4pm to 9pm.


  • Dinner Specials:
    • 6oz grilled salmon $15.95
      • Portuguese rice
      • Green beans
      • dinner roll
      • Topped with a lemon caper cream sauce
    • 8 oz. USDA Prime Steak $16.95
      • topped with demi-glaze mushrooms
      • Choice of potato
      • glazed carrots
      • dinner roll
    • Surf & Turf $18.95
      • Served with 3 jumbo shrimp
      • 8 oz USDA Prime Steak
      • Choice of potato
      • glazed carrots
      • dinner roll

All the above are served and dessert! We will feature our deep fried Twinkie with a bourbon caramel glaze.

For reservations call Linsey at 952-431-1776

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