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Podcast Page- The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 1-16-15

A busy Friday morning on WCCO….click the link above to hear Bill Pending, and other highlights from Friday’s show.

01/16/2015

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Charges: Woman Forged Checks While Husband Served In Kuwait

A Vadnais Heights woman is accused of forging checks for a total of nearly $5,000 while her estranged husband was serving in Kuwait with the Minnesota National Guard.

08/07/2013

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45 Minn. National Guard Soldiers Returning Home

Eighteen soldiers in Minnesota’s Army National Guard are returning home on Veterans Day after being stationed overseas since last year. The other 27 soldiers from their company are scheduled to return next month.

11/10/2012

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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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6,700 Miles Away, Skype Brings Dad To Delivery Room

James Robbins got the message every expecting father waits nine long months to receive. But getting to the hospital in time wasn’t an option.

11/03/2012

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ND Guard Soldiers Who Served In Kuwait Honored

North Dakota National Guard soldiers who served a year in the Middle East are being honored.

10/07/2012

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Truman Settles Police Officer’s Employment Claim

The southern Minnesota city of Truman and the federal government have settled an employment claim filed by a police officer who served in Kuwait.

08/09/2012

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Red Bulls Keep On Coming Home

This weekend marks the return of all Minnesota Red Bulls who were deployed to Kuwait. At 9:40 a.m. a plan carrying the second to last wave of Red Bulls landed at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

05/05/2012

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Hundreds Of ‘Red Bulls’ Return From Kuwait

Hundreds of National Guard soldiers are coming home Sunday and Monday.

04/22/2012

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Guard Helps Returning Vets Find Jobs, Schooling

The Minnesota National Guard is helping their soldiers get ready for civilian jobs, all while they are still in Kuwait.

03/06/2012

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MN-Based Organization Gives Troops Steak Dinner

A giant gesture of Minnesota Nice stretched across two continents Saturday, bringing soldiers and their families together.

02/25/2012

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MN Soldiers Host Polar Plunge In Kuwait For Good Cause

Minnesotan soldiers in Kuwait know how to make it feel just like home: host a polar plunge.

02/06/2012

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A Soldier Returns Home After Burglars Stole Christmas

A Minneapolis family is thankful for the outpouring of generosity after the children’s presents were stolen from right under the tree. Since the incident, it’s been one surprise after another for the Ottums.

12/24/2011

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Soldier Home From Kuwait Surprises Lunch Lady Mom

A Minnesota mom’s holiday season will be a lot brighter after today. She got a huge surprise in the lunch line at school where she works.

12/12/2011

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Minn. Mother Welcomes Home 1 Of Her Sons From War

As if it’s not hard enough having one son overseas, one Northfield mother has to cope with both her sons in a war zone.

12/05/2011

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Soldier Surprises Family On Sidelines Of Vikings Game

While the Minnesota Vikings were losing to the Oakland Raiders at the Metrodome, a Minnesota soldier was plotting a huge surprise for his wife and family.

11/20/2011

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Mission To Iraq: Albert Lea Guard In Action

Soldiers from the companies of Delta and Bravo were preparing Sunday afternoon for a quick mission into Iraq.

11/08/2011

Soldiers With SD-Based Unit Home From Middle East

All the members of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 452nd Ordnance Co. are now back home, after spending a year in Kuwait and Iraq.

08/30/2011

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Send-Off Held For Deploying ND Guard Soldiers

Hundreds of people gathered to formally send off about 160 North Dakota National Guard soldiers who are bound for a year of duty in the Middle East.

08/22/2011

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Send-Off Is Set In Austin For 159 Minn. Soldiers

A send-off is set in Austin Thursday for 159 Minnesota National Guard soldiers.

08/18/2011

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2,400 Minn. Guardsmen Deploying For Kuwait

More than 2,000 soldiers from the Minnesota Army National Guard are leaving to begin training for a one-year deployment overseas.

05/22/2011

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Challenges Of Saying Goodbye To Red Bulls Heading Overseas

Thousands of soldiers from across the state are preparing for a yearlong deployment to Iraq. A total of 2,400 members of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, known as the Red Bulls, will head overseas in support of Operation New Dawn. Deployment ceremonies are planned over the coming weeks.

05/15/2011

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Minn. Farmer Prepares For Deployment To Kuwait

On a crisp spring evening, Wes Moechnig heads into the milking parlor of his family’s dairy farm, attaches vacuum pumps to a dozen Brown Swiss cows and waits.

05/15/2011

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460 Minn. National Guard Soldiers Deploy To Kuwait

The Minnesota National Guard says 460 soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 125th Field Artillery are preparing to go on a one-year deployment in the Middle East.

03/31/2011

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National Guard Awaits Deployment To Iraq, Kuwait

In May, 2,400 Minnesota National Guard members will begin preparations to be deployed to Iraq and Kuwait.

01/23/2011