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Army Officer, Author Lt. Col. Mark Weber Laid To Rest

Hundreds of mourners paid their final respects on Friday to a proud Army officer and devoted husband and dad. At 38, Lt. Col. Mark Weber was on the fast track for a successful military career. But the story of his unexpected journey would reach far beyond the halls of the Pentagon. “He was a scholar. He was just a joy to be around, very inspirational,” says Lt. Col. Kevin Olson, spokesperson for the Minnesota National Guard.

06/21/2013

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Minn. Soldiers Return Home To Loved Ones, Babies

The worrying is over for dozens of Minnesota families. Their loved ones with the Minnesota National Guard returned home Tuesday after spending nearly a year in Afghanistan. As they were saving lives overseas, new lives were beginning in some of their own homes.

06/18/2013

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‘You Have To Get Help’ — Vets Share Stories Of Living With PTSD

Jason Probst described what it was like last year in January when he was driving a vehicle down a street and hit a road side bomb in Afghanistan. “It was like driving and hitting a wall,” he said.

06/18/2013

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MN Reserve Forces Head To Afghanistan Tuesday

More than 100 soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard are getting ready for deployment to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Officials said 103 soldiers will participate in a farewell ceremony at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Aldrich Arena in Maplewood.

06/17/2013

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After Years Away, MN Soldier Celebrates First Father’s Day

Sunday’s Father’s Day will be the first time Sgt. Ifedayo Kila will be with his family on the special day since his son was born nearly four years ago.

06/14/2013

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Wisconsin Bill Would Forgive Dead Soldiers’ Taxes

The parents of a Wisconsin soldier killed in Afghanistan are backing a bill that would forgive state income taxes for military members killed in combat.

05/13/2013

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Minnesota Native Killed In Afghanistan Cargo Plane Crash

A Minnesota native was one of seven people killed when a cargo plane crashed Monday near an Air Force base in Afghanistan.

05/01/2013

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120 Nat’l Guard Members Return From Afghanistan

One-hundred-twenty members of the Minnesota National Guard are returning from their year-long deployment to Afghanistan, where they trained and mentored soldiers in the Afghan National Army.

04/04/2013

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Fort Snelling Hosting Send-Off For 23 Soldiers

There’s a send-off Wednesday afternoon for nearly two dozen Minnesota soldiers that are heading to Afghanistan.

01/30/2013

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General Stanley McChrystal

Tune in Wednesday January 23rd for a discussion with General Stanley McChrystal. He talks about his memoir, “My Share of the Task“.

01/23/2013

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Fallen Soldier’s Family Receives Purple Heart On His Behalf

A Minnesota marine from New Prague received one of the military’s highest honors on Tuesday.

12/18/2012

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Minn. Guard Unit Returns After Afghanistan Stint

After ensuring that other deployed U.S. troops got their greetings from afar, a Minnesota National Guard unit is on the final leg of its trip home from Afghanistan.

12/03/2012

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Community Says Goodbye To Fallen Marine On Wednesday

Flags will fly at half-staff all across Minnesota on Wednesday in honor of a fallen Marine who will be morning by a community south of the Twin Cities.

11/28/2012

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Flags To Fly At Half-Staff For Fallen Minnesota Marine

Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. and Minnesota flags to fly at half-staff on Wednesday in honor of a local Marine who died while on active duty.

11/27/2012

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Funeral This Week For MN Marine Killed In Afghanistan

Funeral services have been set for the Minnesota Marine killed in Afghanistan last week during his first tour of duty. Lance Cpl. Dale Means, 23, was killed on Nov. 18 by an improvised explosive device.

11/26/2012

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