National Guard Armory
Minnesota has had 45 special sessions the last 110 years. But it’s never had a problem like this — there is no place to meet. Workers are emptying the State Capitol of all its contents, preparing for the most intense, complex restoration the building has ever had. And lawmakers are looking for a new special session home.
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.
Two Minnesota National Guard armories are in line for renovations.
Gov. Mark Dayton has issued a retroactive executive order authorizing the use of a National Guard Armory in Olivia as shelter after some stranded motorists had to stay there during Sunday night’s blizzard.
Police are investigating an alleged theft of dozens of antique weapons from the Mankato Minnesota National Guard Armory.