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Foaming Procedure Kills Infected Turkeys En Masse

The effort to stop bird flu from spreading in Minnesota means millions of birds must be killed. Forty-nine farms in 17 Minnesota counties have found bird flu. If one bird has it, the rest of the flock must be eliminated.

04/27/2015

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80 Minnesota National Guard ‘Red Bulls’ Return Home

Dozens of Minnesota National Guard members returned home to their families on Saturday. About 80 members of the 34th Combat Aviation Brigade, or the Red Bulls, were greeted by hundreds of friends and family.

04/25/2015

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Minnesota Under Red Flag Warning For Fire Risk

The entire state of Minnesota is under a red flag warning Wednesday. The fire danger is extreme because of warm, windy and dry weather. Gov. Mark Dayton is authorizing the Minnesota National Guard to help fight wildfires.

04/15/2015

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Dayton Authorizes National Guard To Help Fight Wildfires

Gov. Mark Dayton is authorizing the Minnesota National Guard to help fight wildfires in the state. Dayton on Wednesday signed an executive order to provide emergency assistance to the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center.

04/15/2015

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Dayton Activates Minnesota National Guard To Fight Wildfires

Gov. Mark Dayton is calling on the Minnesota National Guard to fight wildfires across the state. The Guard and the state Department of Public Safety will supply two Blackhawk helicopters with 660-gallon water buckets to combat the blazes. The department says multiple fires were reported in east-central Minnesota Thursday.

04/02/2015

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Minnesota National Guard Troops No Longer Needed In Liberia

The 34th Red Bull Infantry Division was set to help the U.S. military in containing the Ebola virus in the west African nation. Since the number of those infected with the virus has dropped dramatically, there’s no need for the national guard’s support.

01/25/2015

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Red Bulls No Longer Heading To Africa To Battle Ebola

Nearly 300 Minnesota National Guard Soldiers who have been preparing for a deployment to Liberia have been told their mission has been called off.

01/25/2015

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9th Annual Hockey Day Honors Minnesota Troops

Minnesota is living up to its name as the state of hockey. Thousands of athletes are lacing up their skates around the state for the 9th annual Hockey Day Minnesota. The premier games are happening at Holman Field in St. Paul where high school hockey teams are competing on an outdoor rink.

01/17/2015

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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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Nat’l Guard Goalie Given Minnesota-Made Mask For Hockey Day

You could call it one big hockey celebration this weekend. Two big hockey events to take in – the 10th Annual U.S. Pond Hockey Championships at Lake Nokomis and it’s Hockey Day Minnesota on Saturday.

01/15/2015

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Nat’l Guardswoman Makes Difficult Choice To Leave Newborn For Kuwait

The holiday season is a time when many families come together. But this year, thousands of families will have to celebrate a world apart.

12/23/2014

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Operation Tea Party: Little Girl Surprised By Dad Returning From Deployment

The Minnesota National Guard has just over 13,000 active soldiers and airmen. Of course, they’re not the only ones who feel the effects of deployment. Their families do, too.

12/23/2014

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Books For Africa Helps Kids Idled By Ebola Crisis

It’s the face of Liberia that is now capturing world attention. A coordinated fight is taking place in the African nation to control the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. But fighting the outbreak also has some negative but necessary side effects that will keep Liberian children from attending school.

12/23/2014

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Student Books Heading From Minnesota To Liberia

More than 22,000 books are on their way from Minnesota to Liberian students out of school because of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Books For Africa plans a ceremony recognizing the shipment at its St. Paul warehouse Tuesday.

12/22/2014

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Red Bulls Heading To Africa To Battle Ebola

The Minnesota National Guard is stepping up to help the fight against Ebola. About 700 men and women with the Rosemount-based 34th Red Bull Infantry Division will be headed to West Africa in the spring.

11/17/2014

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Unemployment Rate Down For Minnesota Veterans

Minnesota honored its veterans with a special state program Tuesday in Inver Grove Heights. State military leaders honored Minnesota’s 370,000 veterans, including 26,000 who were deployed for extended periods of time after 9/11.

11/11/2014

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Airlift Wing Returns From Humanitarian Mission

Nearly 100 members of Minnesota National Guard’s 133rd Airlift Wing are returning this week from resupply and humanitarian missions in Southwest Asia. The unit flew almost 800 missions, hauling about 5,100 passengers and 2,200 tons of cargo. Its missions included emergency transport of about 140 patients.

11/03/2014

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November’s Veteran Of The Month: Sgt. 1st Class John Carson

John Carson grew up in St. James, Minnesota, and joined the Minnesota Army National Guard in 1998 when he was 17. (He went to basic training the summer between his junior and senior year of high school.)

11/01/2014

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‘The Wolfpack’ Returns For The Holidays

More than 140 Minnesota soldiers will spend the holidays with their families. Minnesota National Guard’s 114th Transportation Company was formally welcomed home today at Chisholm High School after spending a year overseas.

10/26/2014

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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

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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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