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Wild Fires Rage In Northern Minnesota, Wisconsin

Firefighters in Minnesota and Wisconsin are battling several wildfires Wednesday that are taking over towns and destroying structures. As of Tuesday night, at least 25 wildfires had broken out in Minnesota Some of the biggest are in Red Lake, Park Rapids, Menagha and across the border in Wisconsin.

05/15/2013

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Minn. National Guard Helping To Fight Wildfire

Crews from the Minnesota National Guard are helping to suppress a wildfire near the northwestern Minnesota town of Menahga. Army Maj. Bruce A. Kraemer says 22 soldiers are on active duty Wednesday to help fight the fire, including air crews and support teams.

05/15/2013

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Families Say Goodbyes As Nat’l Guard Soldiers Deploy In Cambridge

More than a hundred Minnesota National Guard Soldiers said goodbye to their families.

03/03/2013

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Dayton To Head To Norway For Troop Celebration

Gov. Mark Dayton will make a quick trip to Norway next weekend to recognize Minnesota’s 40-year-old troop exchange with the Scandinavian country.

02/15/2013

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Women Wait For Combat Assignments In MN National Guard

The women who make up 16 percent of the Minnesota National Guard are waiting to see if they’ll be assigned to combat units.

01/25/2013

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Generosity Gets MN Military Couple To Pres. Inaugural Ball For Free

A Twin Cities soldier and his wife are preparing for the President’s Inaugural Ball. Staff Sgt. Dan Westby is one of only two Minnesota soldiers invited to Washington D.C. for the event.

01/19/2013

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Soldier & Wife Headed To President’s Inaugural Ball

Staff Sgt. Dan Westby and his wife have been invited to the President’s Inaugural Ball, but tight finances have the once-in-a-lifetime trip in limbo.

01/18/2013

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2 Minn. Nat. Guard Units Receive Outstanding Service Awards

Two Minnesota National Guard units have received awards for their exceptional service in the Air Force.

01/17/2013

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Wild Hosts Coaching Clinic For H.S. Girls’ Hockey

The NHL has made a new contract offer, but in the meantime, the Minnesota Wild’s coaching staff is finding ways to keep busy. On Friday, the staff hosted a special “Guard the Rink” clinic for a group of 40 high school girls’ hockey players.

12/28/2012

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2 Minn. National Guard Armories To Get Upgrades

Two Minnesota National Guard armories are in line for renovations.

12/19/2012

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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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Little Bits Of Moon Rocks Now In Minnesota

Back in 1969, the first astronauts on the moon made history. They also brought home about 47 pounds of lunar soil.

11/28/2012

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Minn. Guard To Hand Over Apollo 11 Moon Rocks

Minnesota is preserving a handful of historically significant rock fragments collected by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the first moon landing.

11/28/2012

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Moon Rocks From Apollo 11 Landing Found In Minn.

Houston, we have moon rocks. The Minnesota National Guard has found a few small fragments of the moon’s surface in storage in a state building in St. Paul.

11/26/2012

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Minnesota National Guard Assist In Firefighting

Gov. Mark Dayton has directed a team of Minnesota National Guard members to northwestern Minnesota to help with firefighting efforts.

10/02/2012

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Soldiers Welcomed Home From Afghanistan

Some Minnesota soldiers will wake up at home Wednesday morning after returning from the War in Afghanistan.

09/26/2012

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MN Nat’l Guard Deployment Ceremony In Inver Grove Heights

The public is invited to a farewell ceremony Saturday at 4 p.m. for 25 members of the Minnesota National Guard, who will soon begin a yearlong deployment in Afghanistan at the Inver Hills Community College.

08/25/2012

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Minn. Prosecutor With Tumor Returning To Work

A western Minnesota prosecutor is preparing to return to work, months after doctors discovered a tumor on his pituitary gland.

08/03/2012

A Soldier’s Best Friend

Ninety airmen from the Minnesota National Guard are coming home this weekend. They’re members of the 133rd Air lift wing. The first 29 landed this afternoon from Southwest Asia, where they’re supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

07/13/2012

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Troops From Duluth Headed To Afghanistan

About 300 troops from Duluth are headed to Afghanistan in August as part of Operation Freedom, according to the Minnesota National Guard.

06/28/2012

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Duluth Cleans Up As Floods Persist To South

Residents of Duluth began Thursday to assess the damage from flooding caused by historic rainfall, even as areas farther south continued to fight rising waters.

06/21/2012

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Texas Vet Says He Believed He Was Injured In War

A soldier whose photo was passed off as that of a singer on “America’s Got Talent” says the veteran’s alleged lies are disrespectful.

06/08/2012

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Fiancee: MN Vet Gave TV Show Errant Photo By ‘Mistake’

The fiancée of an “America’s Got Talent” contestant scrutinized for claims he was injured in Afghanistan says he made a “mistake” when he gave the show a photograph of another soldier instead of himself.

06/07/2012

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No Record Of Minn. TV Singer’s Claimed Combat Injury

A singer who appeared on the NBC show “America’s Got Talent” and claimed he was injured during a grenade blast in Afghanistan has no military record of his purported combat injuries, the Minnesota National Guard said Tuesday.

06/05/2012

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A Brave Transition By A Minn. Soldier

Specialist Ackley is a war veteran who served in Iraq with the 34th Red Bull infantry division in 2009. But a lot has changed since her return two years ago. Specialist John Ackley is now Ashley.

06/03/2012

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