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Minn. Man Expected To Plead Guilty In Weapons Case

A Minnesota militia member facing weapons charges in what the FBI once called a “terror plot” is expected to plead guilty. Twenty-five-year-old Buford Braden Rogers was scheduled to go on trial next week on four counts, including charges related to possessing Molotov cocktails. Instead, a change of plea hearing is now set for Friday.

01/07/2014

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Father, Son United On Christmas After Fighting Different Battles

A father and son who fought two very different battles this year are home together for Christmas. When Ryan Johnson went to war in Afghanistan this past spring, he didn’t know if his father would still be here for the holidays.

12/25/2013

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MN Soldier Returns From Afghanistan, Surprises Kids As Scuba Santa

Four siblings got the surprise of their lives Sunday when their father returned home from serving in Afghanistan.

12/22/2013

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Alleged Bomb-Maker Told FBI He Was Nonviolent

A Minnesota man charged in what the FBI has called a terror plot allegedly told authorities in May that he was not violent, and was using the Internet to investigate “bad” people. Twenty-five-year-old Buford Rogers is scheduled to go on trial next month on four counts, including possessing Molotov cocktails. He’s not charged with terrorism. Rogers made the comments in an FBI interview after he was arrested in May. A redacted transcript was unsealed Friday.

12/20/2013

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Wife Of National Guard Sgt. Charged With His Murder

National Guard Staff Sgt. Brandon Horst will be laid to rest on Tuesday at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, but there will be no grieving widow at the funeral. Sgt. Horst’s wife will sit in jail, now charged with plotting his murder.

08/12/2013

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Vets Disability Benefits: Law Schools Curb Backlog

Dustin Allison was riding in an armored vehicle at the head of a convoy in Iraq one morning in 2007 when an improvised explosive device went off, killing the driver and leaving Allison badly wounded.

05/27/2013

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Dayton Declares Emergency After Minn. Storm

The spring snowstorm that made travel difficult Thursday across parts of Minnesota heaped more headaches on the southwest corner of the state, where communities are still struggling to restore power following an ice storm earlier in the week. Officials said it may be early next week before electricity is restored in the southwest.

04/11/2013

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State Emergency Center Opens After Spring Snow Storm

Spring snow fall has triggered partial activation of the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC).

04/10/2013

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Dayton Calls Out Guard For Storm Aid

Gov. Mark Dayton is calling out the National Guard as a spring storm sweeps across southern Minnesota.

04/10/2013

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Red River Predicted To Crest After Mid-April

A new prediction from the U-S Geological Survey says the Red River in the Fargo-Moorhead area isn’t expected to crest until after April 15.

04/05/2013

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120 Nat’l Guard Members Return From Afghanistan

One-hundred-twenty members of the Minnesota National Guard are returning from their year-long deployment to Afghanistan, where they trained and mentored soldiers in the Afghan National Army.

04/04/2013

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Finding Minnesota: The Biathlon At Camp Ripley

With cross country skis at his side and a rifle on his back, Minnesota native Winn Roberts was recently back where he began — the biathlon course at Camp Ripley.

03/05/2013

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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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Minn. To Hold Veterans Day Program Sunday

The commander of Minnesota’s famed “Red Bulls” will speak at the official State of Minnesota Veterans Day program Sunday.

11/10/2012

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Minn. ‘Agri-Business’ Soldiers Return Home

Seventeen Minnesota soldiers who have been serving in the war in Afghanistan are being welcomed home.

09/25/2012

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