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Minnesotan Implicated In National Guard Bribery Scheme

Six people were implicated Wednesday in contract-rigging schemes involving the bribery of National Guard officials, and three individuals have pleaded guilty, prosecutors said. The Department of Justice unveiled the charges the individuals face in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Court documents show the schemes involved two businesses headed by retired National Guardsmen, one from Minnesota and another from Virginia.

10/01/2014

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Minnesota National Guard Members Get A Happy Homecoming

It was an exciting morning for more than 100 Minnesota military families Tuesday as they gave some returning soldiers a very happy homecoming. Some got up as early as 1 a.m. to welcome home their loved ones returning after a nine month deployment to Afghanistan.

09/16/2014

Soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard's 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, 34th Combat Aviation Brigade, B Company, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment in a send-off ceremony on Nov. 27, 2010. (credit: CBS)

Transportation Company Returning Next Week

More than 140 soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard are scheduled to return to the state next week. Soldiers from the 114th Transportation Company return after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

09/09/2014

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Large Solar Project To Be Built At Camp Ripley

The Guard and Duluth-based Minnesota Power on Wednesday announced a $25 million plan to build a 10-megawatt solar array spanning 100 acres at Camp Ripley, the largest military base in Minnesota.

08/27/2014

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Frizell Beats Stanek In Henn. Co. Sheriff’s Deputies Assoc. Vote

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Deputies Association has voted overwhelmingly in favor of incumbent Sheriff Rick Stanek’s opponent on Wednesday. Minneapolis Police Deputy Chief Eddie Frizell received 75 percent of the votes, while Stanek only received nine percent. Sixteen percent of votes were to endorse neither candidate.

07/16/2014

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National Guard Sends Help To Southern Minn.

The Minnesota National Guard is sending 20 soldiers to Henderson, Minn. to assist with flood response. Henderson is among the towns in southern Minnesota that suffered damage due to torrential rains that plagued the state over the last week. The soldiers will provide assistance by watching over flowage channels, levee watch and lift stations.

06/20/2014

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Man Gets 40 Years For Murdering Minn. Nat’l Guardsman

A South St. Paul man was sentenced to 40 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to shooting and killing a staff sergeant in the Minnesota National Guard in a scheme with the victim’s wife.

06/10/2014

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Guard Unit From Litchfield Returns

Nearly 90 Minnesota National Guard members return home after an 11-month deployment to Afghanistan. A homecoming ceremony will be held Tuesday for the 849th Mobility Augmentation Company, based in Litchfield.

06/03/2014

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DeRusha Eats: B-52 Burgers and Brew

Mark Reese of B-52 Burgers and Brew knew he made a great burger. But competing against The Nook, MyBurger and The Gold Nugget? “It was very intimidating,” Reese said. But a panel of chefs and food critics judged the B-52 burger as the best in the Twin Cities Burger Battle.

05/31/2014

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Wife Found Guilty Of Plotting Sgt. Husband’s Murder

The closing arguments were presented Tuesday in the trial of a 25-year-old woman accused of plotting the murder of her husband, National Guard Staff Sgt. Brandon Horst.

05/27/2014

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Minn. National Guard Soldiers Deploy For Iraq

It’s a day many Minnesota families won’t soon forget. More than 200 National Guard members are being deployed to Iraq. But before they go, those heroes and their families were treated to a steak lunch.

05/17/2014

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Minn.’s 34th Combat Aviation Brigade Heads Back To Middle East

Soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s 34th Combat Aviation Brigade are going back to the Middle East. More than 200 soldiers will train for two weeks at Camp Ripley in Minnesota, then leave for Texas is June.

05/02/2014

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Militia Leader Pleads Guilty To ID Theft

A Minnesota man accused of stealing identification information from members of his former Army unit has pleaded guilty to an identity theft charge. Prosecutors say Keith Michael Novak, of Maplewood, is a self-described militia commander who planned to use the stolen information to make fake IDs for his militia members.

04/15/2014

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S. St. Paul Man Pleads Guilty To Nat’l Guard Member’s Murder

A South St. Paul man pleaded guilty Wednesday in a Ramsey County Court to the murder of a staff sergeant in the Minnesota National Guard. According to the Ramsey County Attorney’s office, Aaron William Allen, 26, admitted to shooting 25-year-old Brandon James Horst as he was asleep at his St. Paul home on Aug. 5. 2013. Allen also admitted in Ramsey County Court Wednesday that Horst’s wife, 25-year-old Heather Leanne Horst.

03/05/2014

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5 Minnesota Guard Members Injured In Afghanistan

Five soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard were injured during a suicide bombing attack in Afghanistan on Monday. The soldiers are members of the 849th Mobility Augmentation Company, based in Litchfield. One soldier Minnesotan soldier is recovering at a medical center in Germany, while the other four are recovering in Afghanistan. A soldier from California was killed in the attack.

01/22/2014

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