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Navy ‘Leap Frogs’ Jump From Plane Over Capitol

Parachutes are about to punctuate the sky over Minnesota’s Capitol. An elite team of Navy skydivers planned to jump from a plane to the Capitol lawn on Wednesday afternoon as part of a Navy Week celebration in the state.

08/20/2014

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Black Helicopters Over Twin Cities Have Some Asking Questions

A military training exercise has some in downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul looking to the skies and asking questions. It’s a scene that looks straight out of an action movie.

08/19/2014

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US Defense Helicopter Training Continues In Twin Cities

Residents of downtown Minneapolis may have been alarmed Monday night by the sight of low-flying helicopters near city buildings. But the police departments of Minneapolis and St. Paul say the public has nothing to fear, as it’s all part of a Department of Defense training exercise.

08/19/2014

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What’s Affected Locally By The Federal Government Shutdown

It’s official, the federal government is partially shut down Tuesday morning for the first time in 17 years. This comes after the Senate rejected a House bill to fund the government. The shutdown will have an effect on about 18,000 federal workers here in Minnesota. Many of them will be furloughed. Some Government services will also be disrupted.

10/01/2013

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DOD Confirms Death Of Minnesota Marine

The U.S. Department of Defense has confirmed the death of a Minnesota Marine serving in Afghanistan.

11/20/2012

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MN Marine Watches His Son’s Birth From Kuwait

One Minnesota father wasn’t about to miss the birth of his baby boy, even though he was serving in the military in Kuwait.

11/05/2012

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Minn. Pilot Missing Since 1965 Identified

The Pentagon has identified remains recovered in Vietnam in 2009 and 2011 as those of a pilot from Minnesota. He’s Air Force Maj. Thomas E. Reitmann of Red Wing.

09/01/2011

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Minnesota Marine Killed In Afghanistan

The Defense Department says 21-year-old Lance Cpl. Robert Greniger of Greenfield died Tuesday while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province.

07/14/2011

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Wis. Soldier Dies While Fighting In Afghanistan

FRIENDSHIP, Wis. (WCCO) – The U.S. Department of Defense said Thursday that a soldier from Wisconsin has died while serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. The Department of Defense identified the soldier as 19-year-old Ryan J. […]

06/16/2011

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DOD: Minn. Soldier 1 Of 5 Killed Monday In Baghdad

The U.S. Department of Defense confirmed Thursday a soldier from southern Minnesota was one of five who died in a rocket attack on a base in Baghdad, Iraq Monday.

06/09/2011

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Remains Of Minn. Airman Recovered In Laos

The Department of Defense says Tuesday that Air Force Capt. Darrell J. Spinler will be buried with full military honors on June 18.

06/07/2011

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